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Supreme Court to rule on fate of residential schools documents

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada will decide whether painful, personal accounts from the survivors of residential schools should be destroyed or permanently archived for posterity. ...
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Woman tells court of alleged sex assault by ‘Prayer Palace’ pastor

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — In a courtroom overlooking the scene of the alleged crime — a massive spaceship-shaped evangelical church known as the Prayer Palace — a 20-year-old woman described being...
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Former nurse charged in murders of nursing home residents prohibited from possessing insulin

TheStar.com (Hina Alam - Staff Reporter, Peter Goffin - Staff Reporter) — The former nurse charged in the murders of eight elderly care home residents was prohibited by a court order peace bond from possessing insulin, a drug that can be lethal and hard to detect. ...
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Toronto councillor showcases city’s progress on road safety plan

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — As Toronto enters a dangerous season for traffic collisions, the city is touting the progress it’s made on its new road safety plan. Public works chair Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ward...
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Car plunges into Lake Ontario off Cherry St. bridge

TheStar.com (Andrej Ivanov - Staff Reporter) — Toronto Police Services are attempting to locate a car which plunged into Lake Ontario off a bridge in Lower Don Lands in Downtown Toronto on Thursday afternoon. Emergency response units...
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Toronto’s Trump Tower nears auction as developer defaults

TheStar.com (Katia Dmitrieva - Bloomberg) — Investors who want a piece of the Trump name may now have their chance. The Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto is likely to hit the market as the owner of debt on the property seeks...
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Trump accuses Clintons of ‘corruption,’ Michelle Obama boosts Hillary

TheStar.com (Lisa Lerer And Jonathan Lemire - Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—Seeking to lash Hillary Clinton to her husband’s sprawling post-presidential empire, Donald Trump accused the couple of turning to corruption to enrich themselves...
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Mental illness afflicts about 20% of Canadians, gets 7% of health funding

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is being urged to make mental health a top priority as it negotiates a new health accord with the provinces and territories. Dr. Catherine Zahn, president...
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Nova Scotia couple pleads guilty to horrific murder of young mother

TheStar.com (Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press) — HALIFAX—Two people have admitted to the killing and horrific dismemberment of a young Halifax mother in 2014. Jason James Johnson and Kelly Amanda MacDonald, who are both in their 30s...
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NATO moves closer to deploying troops in east Europe as Russia increasingly belligerent

TheStar.com (Lorne Cook - The Associated Press) — BRUSSELS—Faced with an ever-more belligerent and unpredictable Russia, NATO allies are advancing with plans to deploy thousands of troops and military equipment to the Baltics and...
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Champagne flows inside new Trump hotel in D.C. as protests rage outside

TheStar.com (Beth J. Harpaz - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—Donald Trump may be spending most of his days inside the frantic hurricane of the presidential campaign , but inside his new hotel in Washington, calm and luxury prevail. ...
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Bruce Springsteen meets fans in Toronto to promote Born To Run

TheStar.com (thestar.com) — Bruce Springsteen is making a tour stop in Toronto on Thursday to meet fans and promote his new autobiography, Born to Run . Six hundred lucky fans who scored tickets to the sold-out event...
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From elephants to orcas, world’s wildlife being pushed ‘to the edge’ as numbers decline: report

TheStar.com (Danica Kirka - Associated Press) — LONDON—Global wildlife populations have fallen an average of 58 per cent from 1970 levels, with human activity reducing the numbers of elephants in Tanzania, maned wolves in Brazil,...
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Trudeau set to appoint 9 new independent senators

TheStar.com (Joan Bryden - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will name nine, new, non-partisan senators Thursday, bringing him within reach of his goal to transform the discredited Senate into a more...
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Six children abducted from Calgary found in Bowmanville parking lot

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — A man accused of abducting six children from Calgary has been arrested in Bowmanville, Durham Police say. On Wednesday afternoon, an officer stopped a green SUV near Waverly Rd. and Baseline...
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Man charged after 13 live grenades found at a home in Dorset Park

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — A man has been arrested after 13 grenades and a firearm were located during in a home in Dorset Park , Wednesday evening, Toronto Police confirm. Around 10 p.m., several houses were...
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National Bank to cut 600 jobs, add 500 new hires in shift to digital

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—National Bank of Canada says it’s planning to cut 600 employees — about half through a targeted retirement program — as it adapts to a technological shift...
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OPP to use cellphone info to text potential witnesses in homicide case

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Some cellphone users will be getting a couple of texts today as provincial police in Ontario unveil an innovative technique to identify potential witnesses in an ongoing homicide...
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Belgium agrees to back Canada-EU trade deal

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — BRUSSELS—The Belgian government has reached a deal to back the free trade pact between the European Union and Canada, reviving hope for a precarious agreement that was supposed to be...
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Man with gunshot wound to the head found outside Scarborough police station

TheStar.com (Emma McIntosh - Staff Reporter) — A man in his 20s is in critical condition after he was shot in the head in Scarborough early Thursday morning, Toronto paramedics said. “He was found in his car outside a police...
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Blog Articles

The Season That Was: J.A. Happ

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — J.A. Happ has had an interesting couple of years. After a fairly average 2014 season, the Jays traded Happ to the Mariners for Michael Saunders. Happ was less than terrific for Seattle, and...
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Pillar and Dickey Named Gold Glove Finalists

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Sean Herman) — Rawlings has announced their 2016 Gold Glove finalists . In total, 54 MLB players were named in consideration of the award which aims to reward the best of the best defensively. No matter what...
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Thursday Bantering: Baseball America’s Top 10 Jays Prospects

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Baseball America released it’s Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects (our own top prospect list will come out in January). Number 1 on the list? Vladimir Guerrero, who they spoke of in very glowing terms: ...
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Open Thread: World Series Game 2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Cleveland took game one. It is going to be an interesting series. They have moved up start time an hour because there might be rain, I don’t understand the reasoning but as along as they do, I’m...
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The Season That Was: Marcus Stroman

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — After doing so well, for his few starts at the end of 2015, we were looking forward to seeing what Marcus Stroman would do with a full year this year. I’m sure you remember, in 2015, Marcus...
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Baseball America Top Ten Prospects

Batter's Box (Admin) — BA has published their top ten prospects for 2016. It is interesting to note that all ten of last years top ten are still with the system, none were traded this year. That is not surprising...
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Open Thread for World Series Game #1

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — If you are watching the game tonight and want to chat, here is the place. I'm interested to see if the Clevelanders can get on base and steal a bunch of bases against Lester. The first part might...
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The World Series

Batter's Box (Magpie) — One team last won a championship 68 years ago. That's right - even longer than the Leafs. But that's nothing. The other team last won it all 108 years ago. In the same year that Henry Ford...
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On R.A. Dickey

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The last of our little look at long time Jays who might not be back next year. R.A. Dickey (as you know) came over in one of 2 big trades Alex Anthopoulos made in the offseason after the 2012...
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World Series Prediction Thread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The World Series starts tonight in Cleveland. All games are an 8:00 Eastern start. They play tonight and tomorrow in Cleveland. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Chicago. Then Tuesday and Wednesday...
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The GM speaks

Batter's Box (Magpie) — Ross Atkins was talking to the media today. No huge surprises. He more or less confirmed (without actually confirming) that Bautista and Encarnacion will receive qualifying offers. They're...
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Notes from the end of season press conference

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Ross Atkins answered questions from the media today Ross Atkins had a end of season press conference. He managed to get through it without telling us anything we didn’t know. Edwin...
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On Brett Cecil

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Continuing our little walk through the list of long time Jays that might not be back with the Jays, we come to Brett Cecil . Brett was our 3rd of 5 first round picks in the 2007 draft, the...
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Looking ahead to 2017

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Every year when the season ends, I like to take a look forward at what the Opening Day roster would look before the offseason gets going, based only on existing organizational players. This is...
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On Edwin Encarnacion

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Some thoughts on one of the best Continuing a little look at long time Blue Jays who may have played their last game in Blue Jays colors, let’s talk about Edwin Encarncion. We picked up Edwin...
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Today in Blue Jays history: Joe Carter's home run

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The biggest home run in Blue Jays history happened on this day 23 years ago. Watching the video below, I wonder what Roughned Odor would think of Joe Carter's celebration. Watching it, it...
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Interview with Blue Jays Prospect Reggie Pruitt

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Cole Shelton) — Considered one of the steals of the 2015 draft, Reggie talks to me about his time with the Jays so far and the MLB draft Reggie Pruitt is a speedy outfielder that the Blue Jays drafted in the...
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On Jose Bautista

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Some thoughts on the guy who has been the face of the Blue Jays for the past several years. Watching Wednesday’s game, I was hit with waves of sadness watching players who have been mainstays of...
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Sad it is over, but it was a good ride

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Back home and every one I talk to is talking to me in those gentle voices that people use to speak to someone that has had a loss in the family. I’m not overly sad, I had a good time in Toronto....
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Looking back on 2016

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — With the 2016 season now over, attention naturally shifts toward 2017. But before that gets going in full force, it's an opportune time to look back on 2016. In the middle of Spring Training, on...
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