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One dead in double shooting at North York bowling alley

TheStar.com (Alexandra Jones - Staff Reporter) — A man has been killed and a woman has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a shooting outside a North York bowling alley. Police were called to Playtime Bowl &...
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Milton’s rapid growth lays ground for highrise development

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — When Jess and Adam Lee brought their newborn daughter, Olivia — six pounds, seven ounces — home this month from the new Milton District Hospital, they were thrilled with the calibre of...
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Rosie DiManno: Roy Halladay’s son is a chip off the old Doc

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — DUNEDIN, Fla.—Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s dad tweeted out a photo and message the other day. “Happy Birthday to my boy.” Squeezes at the heart. The apple that doesn’t...
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For 42 years, Eddie Williams has kept the Shamrock walk tradition alive on St. Patrick's Day

TheStar.com (Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter) — His friends call him “Steady Eddie” for his endurance during yearly eight-hour walks to Oakville from Toronto, 42 of them counting Saturday’s trek in celebration of St....
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Progressive Conservatives driving towards majority government, poll suggests

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Staff Reporter) — Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives appear well on the way to forming a majority government in June at Queen’s Park, if a recent poll holds true. “If an election were held...
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The Toronto Zoo pandas are headed to Calgary tomorrow

TheStar.com (Annie Arnone - Staff Reporter) — The Toronto Zoo will be saying farewell on Sunday to the adorable giant pandas that have won over the hearts of Torontonians for the last five years. The fuzzy creatures are headed to the Calgary...
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Horwath promises NDP will give Ontario full dental coverage, repay student loans

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau) — An NDP government would provide Ontarians with dental benefits and pay off students’ post-secondary loans, said leader Andrea Horwath in a speech Saturday that gave a glimpse into her...
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It happened again: TTC to install gates after another car drives into the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel

TheStar.com (Annie Arnone - Staff Reporter) — After numerous wrong turns, the TTC says it will be installing gates to stop drivers from entering the Queens Quay tunnel. TTC spokesperson Brad Ross announced the change in a tweet Saturday ...
  • 18 hr 17 min ago

Two men at large following fatal shooting

TheStar.com (Alexandra Jones - Staff Reporter) — Police are searching for two men seen sprinting away from the scene where a man was found shot dead late Friday night. A call reporting the sound of gunshots heard in the area of Scarlett Rd....
  • 20 hr 10 min ago

Ontario voters to cast ballot for Doug Ford, poll says

TheStar.com (Fatima Syed - Staff Reporter) — Andrea Horwath may have the highest approval rating among Ontario party leaders, but Doug Ford will likely become Premier in June, says a new poll . Of the 1,637 Ontario voters surveyed online...
  • 22 hr 10 min ago

Police detonate suspicious package outside Air Canada Centre

TheStar.com (Alexandra Jones - Staff Reporter) — Police detonated a suspicious package near one of the entrances to the Air Canada Centre. The package was reported to police just before 6 p.m., prompting the immediate closure of Bremner Blvd....
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Barry Sherman’s wife Honey was the homicide victim police probed at first, not Barry and Honey

TheStar.com (Kevin Donovan - Chief Investigative Reporter) — The Toronto police were investigating the murder of just Honey Sherman — not Barry and Honey — for almost a full month after the couple’s strangled bodies were found in their...
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Damien Cox: Maple Leafs’ aptitude comes from their attitude

TheStar.com (Damien Cox - Sports Columnist) — You feel it. You feel the years of whining, entitlement and excuses melting away when you watch the Maple Leafs these days. That blue-and-white disease that Ron Wilson, of all people, was the...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

How alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur hid in plain sight for years

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Legal Affairs Reporter,Paul Hunter - Feature Writer,Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter) — Warning: This article contains graphic details. To his friends and clients, Bruce McArthur was a gregarious white-haired landscaper who brought beauty to upscale Toronto neighbourhoods. But...
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After the Patrick Brown drama, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives rally behind Doug Ford

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau,Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — A tumultuous two months, followed by a divided vote and a controversial result. But now — at least on the surface — a united front. “There were the accusations, one thing after...
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Students confused, frustrated as York University strike enters third week

TheStar.com (Andrea Gordon - Education Reporter) — Three years at university, two strikes by teaching staff. It’s a discouraging ratio for Chaunice Brooks and other York University students facing their second labour disruption since 2015...
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Toronto police sex crimes unit investigating Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

TheStar.com (Tamar Harris - Staff Reporter) — Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard is the focus of an investigation by the Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes unit. “I can confirm that Sex Crimes has an ongoing investigation and that no charges...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Do you park your car on Toronto streets overnight? You might soon need a permit for that

TheStar.com (Julien Gignac - Staff Reporter) — If you park your car on the street at night in downtown Toronto or East York, you may soon need to get a permit. Currently, 60 per cent of residential streets — about 400 kilometres...
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Chantal Hébert: NDP brain trust was unprepared to manage Sikh independence controversy

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - Star Columnist) — One of the first tasks of an opposition leader is to avoid providing a diversion from a government in trouble. Over the past week, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has failed rather spectacularly at...
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Four GoFundMe pages set up for family of Ajax murder victims

TheStar.com (Victoria Gibson - Staff Reporter) — Four GoFundMe accounts are actively raising funds for an Ajax family, in the wake of a harrowing triple-homicide on Wednesday that took the lives of 39-year-old Krassimira Pejcinovski, her...
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Blog Articles

Blue Jays claim Sam Moll on waivers, 40-man roster is full

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — ROSS ATKINS walks slowly up to JERRY DIPOTO in the hall of waivers. ATKINS: Please, sir, I want Sam Moll . DIPOTO: WHAT?!? ATKINS: Please, sir. I want Sam... ( beat ) Moll? ...
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Spring Recap: Jays win a pair

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — 5-2 over Orioles, 11-3 over Canadian Junior National Team In a game where the score meant nothing at all, the Jays beat the Orioles 5-2 on Saturday afternoon. In a game where the outcome meant...
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Saturday’s Lineups and Gamethread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Stroman vs. the Canadian Juniors, Biagini against the Orioles The Blue Jays split themselves in half today to take on the Canadian Jr National Team in Dunedin and on MLB.tv, while the other...
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Blue Jays sign Danny Espinosa

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — It’s a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training. The Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Danny Espinosa to MInor League deal that includes an invite to Spring Training. Tim...
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Fisher Cats & Lugnuts To Remain In The Blue Jays Nest Until 2020

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-year Player Development Contracts with the Lansing Lugnuts and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The Fisher Cats and Blue Jays have been in partnership ...
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Thomas Pannone Suspended for 80 Games

SBN: Bluebird Banter (kateincali) — Pannone tested positive for PEDs Ben Nicholson-Smith informs us that Thomas Pannone has been suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT)....
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Quick recap: 5 strong innings from Jaime Garcia, Jays win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 6 Phillies 4 We got a very nice start from Jaime Garcia . 5 innings, just 2 hits (1 that could have been an error) with 3 strikeouts with no walks. The Phillies broadcast crew...
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Friday’s Blue Jays Lineup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays head to Clearwater to play the Phillies. We have many of the regular’s in today’s lineup, including Josh Donaldson. And Josh is playing third. The game is on MLB.TV which gives some...
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Anthony Alford out 3-6 weeks

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Anthony Alford was having a very good start to his spring. Unfortunately that has come to an end, the team announced that he has a grade 2 hamstring strain and will be out 4-6 weeks. From what I...
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FanPost Friday

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — How would you fix the schedule? Through 1968, the Major League Baseball schedule was quite balanced. Every year prior, each team in either the American League or National League played every...
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Quick spring recap: Jays lose to Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Shaky defense and not enough offense for the Jays. Red Sox 7 Blue Jays 5. It seemed like a game highlighted by bad defense, along with some hard hit balls. Ryan Borucki had a tough...
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Seung Hwan Oh

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Seung Hwan Oh was a 35-year-old, right-handed pitcher, who we signed to a free agent contract a couple of weeks back. He gets $1.75 million this year, and $2.5 million if he pitches in 70 games...
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Thursday Lineup and Jays notes

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — There are a couple of notes out of the Blue Jays camp: Randal Grichuk was to in today’s game but he’s got a sore rib cage. It doesn’t sound serious. Another one of these things they would...
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Injury Roundup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — There’s been a lot lately. It hasn’t quite reached the fever pitch of last season, but the injuries of Toronto Blue Jays players to-date in spring training is somewhat concerning. Although...
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Gift Ngoepe

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Gift Ngoepe was picked up in trade from the Pirates for cash (saying we traded for him sounds much better than we bought him). He’s a 28-year-old middle infielder, born in South Africa (the...
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Quick recap: Tons of offense, Jays beat Braves

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Homers from Hernandez and Maile. Blue Jays 13 Braves 6 We got a lot of offense, but lets start with the pitching. Aaron Sanchez pitched 4.1, allowed 6 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk and 3...
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Tuesday’s Jays Lineup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays make the trip to Disney World to play the Braves . The ballpark there at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is quite. We really enjoyed watching a game there, several years ago,...
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Troy Tulowitzki to start season on DL

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I think we guessed this was going to happen. Troy Tulowitzki hasn’t played this spring, dealing with a bone spur in his heel. The Blue Jays have said he will be on the DL to start the season....
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Reese McGuire

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Reese was picked up along with Francisco Liriano and Harold Ramirez from the Pirates, in trade for Drew Hutchison, back at the trade deadline in 2016. I’m willing to put that one into the win...
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Quick Spring Recap: Jays Fall to Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Red Sox beat Blue Jays 6-4 Boston Red Sox 6 - Toronto Blue Jays 4 Box Score J.A. Happ threw 4.2 innings while allowing 4 runs on 7 hits plus a walk, in what Matt W says was 71 pitches....
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