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U.S. defence base in Maryland on lockdown after active shooter report

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD.—Joint Base Andrews tweets that the base is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. The tweet sent Thursday morning instructs all personnel at the base...
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What Order of Canada means: ‘I feel extremely privileged’

TheStar.com (Jordan Press - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA — Nathalie Lambert was just a child in a poor neighbourhood in Montreal when she walked through the doors of the skating rink across the street. She walked in by happenstance,...
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Special Peel police team searching for evidence of foul play in Mississauga house explosion

TheStar.com (Louie Rosella - Mississauga News) — A special team of Peel Regional Police officers is searching for evidence of foul play as investigators continue to sift through the rubble of Tuesday’s deadly explosion on Hickory...
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Downtown Toronto apartment surrounded by police with guns drawn

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — Toronto Police say a man armed with a butcher knife is throwing things off a balcony apartment near Sherbourne and Carlton Streets Thursday morning. In a photo sent a neighbour, Fred...
  • New: 3 hr 20 min ago

Boris Johnson drops bid to be Britain’s prime minister

TheStar.com (Gregory Katz, Raphael Satter - Associated Press) — LONDON — The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic last-minute turn with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — considered a front-runner —...
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2 firefighters injured in massive Dundas St. W. fire

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — Two firefighters were injured while battling a 5-alarm fire at a store near Dundas St. W. and Bathurst St. overnight. More than 100 firefighters and 23 fire trucks were called in at the...
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3,000 people without power in Toronto's east end

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — Around 3,000 people are without power due to a power outage in Toronto’s east end early Thursday morning, Toronto Hydro said. Customers bounded by Danforth Ave., Queen St. E., Don Valley...
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Ontario doctors challenge ruling that would identify top OHIP billers

TheStar.com (Theresa Boyle - Health, Ontario) — The Ontario Medical Association is seeking to overturn a landmark decision by the province’s privacy commissioner to release the names of top-billing doctors. In addition, a group of...
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Syrian boy's graduation from Grade 8 class in Toronto a bittersweet celebration

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — He’s here, yet still seems somewhat apart: the Syrian boy who had the bad luck to land in a tight-knit Canadian Grade 8 class during its final year — but the good fortune to have...
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Torontonians honoured by Order of Canada

TheStar.com (Sammy Hudes - Staff Reporter) — Gov.-Gen. David Johnston has announced 113 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The appointees join the list of more than 6,500 recipients of one of the country’s highest civilian...
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Goodwill to return to Toronto

TheStar.com (Holly Honderich) — Just five months after Goodwill Industries of Toronto, Eastern, Central and Northern Ontario filed for bankruptcy, shutting down 28 facilities, Goodwill Ontario Great Lakes has announced its...
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Climate deal caps North American leaders' summit

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter) — OTTAWA—The leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico ended a quick one-day summit celebrating a new continental climate deal and pushing for international co-operation in the face...
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U.S. politics, free trade arrangements come to roost in Parliament: Hébert

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - National Affairs Columnist) — Of the four most recent American presidents to have addressed a joint session of the Canadian Parliament, Barack Obama has the least political capital left to spare to translate words into...
  • 15 hr 38 min ago

Provincial panel to draft welfare reform roadmap

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — The Liberals are willing to fight the next provincial election on the strength of sweeping welfare reform and support to Ontario’s most vulnerable residents, says Social Services...
  • 15 hr 49 min ago

Peel cop confronts photographer in aftermath of Mississauga explosion

TheStar.com (Louie Rosella - Mississauga News) — Claudio Cugliari was barely over the scare of a deafening explosion not far from his Mississauga home when he says he was confronted with another fear Tuesday afternoon: a Peel Regional Police...
  • 16 hr 20 min ago

Céline Dion releases new single, heads off on tour

TheStar.com (Ben Rayner - Pop Music Critic) — Céline Dion appears committed to taking to heart her late husband René Angélil’s dying wishes that “the show must go on,” returning to the spotlight in...
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Ontario appeal court upholds decision not to accredit evangelical law school

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — Ontario’s top court delivered a strong affirmation of LGBTQ rights on Wednesday when it upheld a decision not to accredit an evangelical Christian law school. The Court of Appeal...
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B.C. to end self-regulation of the real estate industry

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — VANCOUVER—British Columbia is ending the self-regulation of the real estate industry in a move Premier Christy Clark says is aimed at protecting consumers. Clark says the province will...
  • 19 hr 3 min ago

Canadiens trade P.K. Subban to Nashville Predators

TheStar.com The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenceman P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators for defenceman Shea Weber. Subban, a 27-year-old Toronto native, scored six goals and 45 assists in 68...
  • 19 hr 26 min ago

Steven Stamkos re-signs with Tampa Bay Lightning: Report

TheStar.com (Star staff) — Highly coveted free agent Steven Stamkos is re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning, TSN reports. Stamkos, 26, was expected to be the most coveted unrestricted free agent in years to hit the...
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Blog Articles

Mr Smith Goes Downtown for Salami and More

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Buffalo and Lansing had good come from behind wins. Buffalo came from behind twice in the last two innings. Melky Mesa had the game winning hit but Darrell Ceciliani had the game tying home run....
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Great start from Aaron Sanchez: Jays beat Rockies

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 5 Rockies 3 This will be a quick recap, just back from the bar where we celebrated the win and the series (so forgive the mistakes, there are good beers here). Aaron Sanchez was...
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Hutchison Burns It Up & So Does Borucki

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Another splitsville day on the farm as the affiliates went 4-4. Buffalo 6 Louisville 0 Louisville, KY - Make it eight in a row for Buffalo as they blanked the Reds affiliate. Drew Hutchison ...
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Happy 5 service years, Darwin Barney!

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — For one Blue Jay, yesterday was more than just a marathon game - it marked a milestone in his career. Coming into the 2016 season, Barney had accumulated 4 years and 85 days of credited major...
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Jays complete 14-9 win at 3:13 AM eastern

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Blue Jays 14 Rockies 9 It was a night and morning for weird baseball, a 4 hour game after a rain delay lasting almost as long as a normal game, and so the Blue Jays did the weirdest thing of...
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Rowley Really Good

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — All eight affiliates drew first blood in their games but the best they could do was split them down the middle. A couple of bullpen meltdowns in the lower levels did not help. Buffalo 3...
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Middle inning meltdown costs the Blue Jays a win in Tulo's return

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Blue Jays 5 Rockies 9 Hello darkness, my old friend The 'pen came to melt down again Stop me if you've heard this refrain before: the Blue Jays lost a game that appeared to be well in hand,...
  • 2 days ago

June 27-29: Something About Bob Seger And Denver

Batter's Box (Eephus) — I'm nowhere near a computer right now so this is going to be very bare bones...The Bluebirds head to Colorado for some more National Lesgue fun. It's also Troy Tulowitzki's return to where his...
  • 2 days ago

Pitching Prospect Rundown, June 22-26: Borucki, Reid-Foley, Saucedo standout

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — With the short seasons now fully underway, there's now much more to report on, especially with a full turn through the rotation to cover. Unfortunately at the lowest levels, there's almost nothing...
  • 2 days ago

Democracy on the Diamond

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Five wins in six games, only New Hampshire had a loss. Most of the wins were democratic. Every Buffalo hitter had a hit. Eight Lansing hitters reached. The bottom third of Vancouver's order...
  • 3 days ago

Stro's Struggles Continue, Bats Mostly Silenced - Jays Lose 5-2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mike Hannah) — Wasn't the bounce back Marcus Stroman, the Jays, or the fans wanted and ultimately Chris Sale proved too much for the Jays bats in this one. Rubber Match Sunday! The Toronto Blue Jays (41-35)...
  • 3 days ago

Floyd goes on the DL, Schultz called up

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I had a feeling that Gavin Floyd was going to the DL when he walked off the mound yesterday. Floyd has had enough experience with arm troubles, I'm sure he knows the difference between soreness...
  • 3 days ago

White Sox Hit Seven Home Runs, Blue Jays Still Win 10-8

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Blue Jays 10, White Sox 8: Every fan at today's game likely caught a home run ball A scorching summer afternoon at U.S. Cellular Field provided plenty of offence in today's ballgame. Toronto's...
  • 4 days ago

On Inning Limits and Aaron Sanchez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — There is a curious situation brewing around Aaron Sanchez and the (potential) issue of his workload. With a career high of just 133 innings in 2014, there is concern that a full season in the...
  • 4 days ago

Bad bounce and lack of offence cost Jays win over White Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (eelliott29) — A bad bounce late in the game cost the Jays the series opener against the White Sox, falling by a final score 3-2. On a night when nearly all of Toronto sports fans had their focus on Buffalo...
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6/24 Jays/White Sox Rally Thread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Down 3-2....rally time
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Blue Jays call up Junior Lake

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays have made a change in fourth outfielders,  with Junior Lake coming up to join the team in Chicago, and Darrell Ceciliani making the trip back to triple-A Buffalo. Lake is...
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Jays at White Sox, 24-26 June

Batter's Box (Magpie) — Having spent the day looking in vain for some wag to say "You Brexit, you bought it!" let's turn our attention to the baseball. The Jays are in Chicago this weekend, where everything happens an...
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Around the Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 12: All Aboard!

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — A sure sign that we have really entered summer is the end of the MLB draft and the start of the short-season minor leagues. The short-season A Northwest League Vancouver Canadians started their...
  • 5 days ago