TOP CLICKS: The week that was in viral stories

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Whether it’s local news, provincial and national politics, or the worlds of celebrity and sports, we have you covered.

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Some stories set the world on fire. And these ones are the most popular online stories from the past seven days, clicked on by Sun readers like you.

Here are our top stories:

Dozens of GTA condo projects shelved due to low sales: Report

Condominium sales in the Greater Toronto Area are at their lowest levels in a decade, due to higher rates and a jittery economy, prompting builders to shelve dozens of new condo projects for the time being, Spiro Papuckoski reported.

More specifically, 40 condo projects – totalling 13,721 units – that were expected to be available this year have been delayed, according to Urbanation, a condominium market analyst.

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Only 2,491 units were launched for presale in the third quarter this year compared to 2022, representing a 23% drop, and that’s impacting construction as condo sale prices have also taken a nosedive.

Ilya Samsonov
Ilya Samsonov of the Toronto Maple Leafs makes a save in the last minute of play as Dakota Joshua of the Vancouver Canucks looks for the rebound at Scotiabank Arena on November 11, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Photo by Bruce Bennett /Getty Images

Leafs will have a roster smorgasbord for two games in Sweden

By the time you read this, the Maple Leafs will have already played one, if not both, of their two games in Sweden – their first time playing regular season games outside of North America.

But leading up to the games in Stockholm’s Avicii Arena, Brad Treliving and Sheldon Keefe had made significant contingency plans for injuries, what with the team being across an ocean from their farm team while keeping any changes under the NHL salary cap, Lance Hornby reported.

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Adam Johnson in action during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.
Then Pittsburgh Penguins forward Adam Johnson in action during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Paul Vernon/The Associated Press) Photo by Paul Vernon /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Manslaughter arrest in death of hockey player Adam Johnson

An arrest was made earlier this week in the horrific death of Nottingham Panthers player and former NHL-er Adam Johnson.

Police in the U.K. did not identify the person in custody but as the Toronto Sun previously reported, it was the blade of Toronto-born Sheffield Steelers player Matt Petgrave that injured Johnson.

The arrest follows the Oct. 28 incident in which Johnson was struck in the neck by a skate during a play by Petgrave.

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Johnson reportedly tried to get up from the ice but blood starting pouring out of his neck, Joe Warmington reported.

Paige Spiranac poses for photographs on Day One of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic at Emirates Golf Club in 2019.
Paige Spiranac poses for photographs on Day One of the Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic at Emirates Golf Club in 2019. (Getty Images) Getty Images

Paige Spiranac shocked by ‘outrage’ over her latest ‘cheeky’ outfit

Paige Spiranac is known for posting sexy photos on social media. She isn’t the top golf influencer for nothing, people!

So it shouldn’t be surprising that some people were offended by one of her latest posts.

Spiranac shared a pic of herself in a white outfit that some called revealing; however, the woman herself thought it was “quite tame.”

OK, OK, so it wasn’t so much the standard white-collared golf shirt but rather, her shorts that ride up above her butt cheeks that got many people riled up, Dan Bilicki reported.

Nevertheless, Spiranac thought it was cute.

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Justin Trudeau. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press) Photo by CHRIS YOUNG /THE CANADIAN PRESS

GUNTER: Trudeau tanks Canadian economy as Americans prosper

As America’s GDP is expected to grow by more than 4.3%, Canada’s per-capital will fall by more than 2%.

Why is our economy – as well as our standard of living – shrinking? Blame rampant immigration and the economic cluelessness of the Trudeau government, Lorne Gunter reports.

The housing affordability crisis is unlikely going to improve anytime soon because the Trudeau Liberals are neither encouraging home building fast enough nor willing to cut back immigration levels until the housing market catches up.

Combine that with the Liberals’ record-high spending and massive expansion of the federal civil service which have led to the inflation that has caused the Bank of Canada to jack up interest rates to the highest levels in more than 20 years and well, there you have it.

It should be noted that it’s not just Liberal governments that have failed to increase productivity and core growth in our economy. The few Conservative administrations we have had in that period have done little more than slow the decline.

But it’s the Trudeau government that has put our decline on steroids with their emphasis on woke social objectives over economic progress, especially their obsession with climate alarmism. When will it stop??

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