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Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she’s gay in church speech

TheStar.com (Brady McCombs - The Associated Press) — SALT LAKE CITY—A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church...
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Over 120 people buried by massive landslide in China

TheStar.com (Gillian Wong - The Associated Press) — BEIJING—More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early...
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Hundreds evacuated from London towers amid fire safety concerns

TheStar.com (Sylvia Hui And Danica Kirka - The Associated Press) — LONDON—The scope of Britain’s fire-safety crisis broadened Saturday as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about external cladding,...
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How laneway housing could ease Toronto real estate woes

TheStar.com (Bryan Tuckey - Special to the Star) — With the ongoing housing crunch in the GTA, laneway housing deserves a look as a potential way to help increase supply and provide much-needed rental units. Local councillors Ana Bailao and...
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Mississauga set to build boxed soccer pitch

TheStar.com (Scott Wheeler - Staff Reporter) — As Mississauga’s urbanization intensifies, the city and a local builder have entered into a partnership to construct a downtown boxed soccer pitch. The pitch, part of a nine-year...
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Toronto’s Glad Day bookshop is a beacon for pride

TheStar.com (Trevor Corkum - Special to the Star) — Unnoticed by passersby and often unmarked by plaques, numerous Toronto addresses with big parts to play in cultural history sit mostly uncelebrated. In the Star’s new series, Local...
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As he prepares to sign off air, Peter Mansbridge says ‘significant change is coming’ to The National

TheStar.com (Vinay Menon - Columnist) — Peter Mansbridge is ready for his goodbye. We are sitting in his condo, a modern space with an oddly rustic vibe that floats in the sky like a UFO, more than 40 floors above a bustling...
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Craig Russell brought fame to Toronto’s gay village. The drag queens who remain keep its sparkle alive

TheStar.com (Brian Bradley - Toronto Star) — At Woody’s on Church St., Joseph Philpott has just gone on stage. He is decked out in a black velvet gown, with a bouffant blond wig, detailed makeup and countless rhinestones. He...
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Three TTC transit enforcement officers found guilty in fake ticket case

TheStar.com (Alina Bykova - Staff Reporter) — Four years after they were charged, three TTC employees were found guilty on Friday of obstructing justice and fabricating evidence. Michael Schmidt, Tony Catic and Jan Posthumus were among...
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Ottawa wants clarification in rights tribunal ruling on services for Indigenous kids

TheStar.com (Tanya Talaga - Staff Reporter) — Ottawa is asking the Federal Court to “review” two items in the latest Human Rights Tribunal ruling that said Canada was still discriminating against Indigenous children over...
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Toronto suffers inchworm infestation for the first time in 17 years

TheStar.com (Laura Howells - Staff Writer) — Craig Weaver was walking his dog through High Park earlier this month, when he heard the caterpillars feasting. “They were everywhere,” he said. “All you could hear was...
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Tsunamis on the Great Lakes? Researchers are looking into it

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — May 27, 2012 was an unusually hot and sticky spring day. A severe thunderstorm rumbled over London and south across Lake Erie toward Ohio just after 1 p.m. The mercury topped out at 31C and...
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Mulcair raises concerns about Canadian sniper story

TheStar.com (Lee Berthiaume - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—NDP leader Tom Mulcair is forgoing the celebration and raising red flags following reports that a Canadian sniper in Iraq shattered the world record for the longest confirmed...
  • 15 hr 51 min ago

Girl, 13, lounging on roof of parked subway train, arrested, then released

TheStar.com (Alex McKeen - Staff Reporter) — A 13-year-old girl, discovered lounging on a parked subway car Friday at the TTC’s Davisville Yard, was arrested by TTC special constables and taken to Toronto Police 53 division, after...
  • 16 hr 17 min ago

Why getting a drink and a doctor may soon be easier: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — Need a drink? Or a doctor? Fear not. Ontario’s Liberal government is pulling out all the stops to prevent any work stoppages from breaching the labour peace. That means letting ...
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Algoma University students refuse to participate in Canada 150 events

TheStar.com (Jaren Kerr - Staff Reporter) — As many in the nation gear up for Canada Day festivities, students at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie have decided against celebrating the 150th anniversary of the country’s...
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Yes-in-my-backyard: the new mantra of young urbanites pushing for denser development

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — At 29, Michelle German is part of a generation increasingly frustrated by the rising cost of housing that shuts young professionals, less affluent residents and newcomers out of the...
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In Quebec, the sovereignty issue is in deep freeze: Hébert

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - National Affairs Columnist) — MONTREAL—There was time not so long ago when the very notion of a federal government funding some June 24th festivities in Quebec would have raised eyebrows on both sides of the...
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Andrew Loku coroner’s inquest revealed crucial new details

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — With each passing day of the Andrew Loku coroner’s inquest, more was revealed about the fatal Toronto police shooting, the investigation that followed and the man who died on a hot July...
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Learning lessons from September’s school bus bungle: Keenan

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Columnist) — Remember the bus chaos that kicked off the school year back in September? There was a somehow unanticipated shortage of drivers for the routes that serve Toronto public and Catholic schools,...
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Blog Articles

Royals 5, Blue Jays 4: Toronto’s refusal to cut ties with Jason Grilli burns them again

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — This recap is brought to you by the letters “D”, “F”, and “A”. I don’t know what it’s going to take for the Blue Jays front office to realize Jason Grilli is done, but boy did the organization’s...
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Blue Jays @ Royals, June 23 -25

Batter's Box (sam) — The Blue Jays continue their road trip and quest to play .500 baseball in Kansas City tonight. Series Schedule/Probable Starters Friday at 8:15 pm ET - J.A. Happ (2-4, 4.26) vs. Jake Junis...
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Around The Nest - Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 11

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Say Nay! Make like a horse and Say Nay! Around The Nest welcomes back Blue Jays minor leaguer Mitch Nay to the field after suffering a horrible staph infection. Host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler...
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Jays, again, fail to get to .500

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jays 4 Rangers 11 This .500 thing is getting to be irritating. Anyway, this time, Marcus Stroman had a terrible start. 4 inning, 7 hit, 7 earned, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 home runs...
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Jays best to stand pat at trade deadline

SBN: Bluebird Banter (eelliott29) — With the trade deadline upon the MLB, the Blue Jays would do best to do nothing. The MLB Trade Deadline is slowly approaching and the Toronto Blue Jays are no more buyers as of June 22nd...
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Blue Jays 7, Rangers 5: Six runs in the first is enough to prevent a Texas comeback

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — An early offensive outburst and some solid bullpen work was enough to overcome some bumpy middle innings. Joe Biagini hadn’t been getting much help. In the last four games he stated entering...
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Campos To DL, Valdez up, plus Bautista to leadoff

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — No surprise, but Leonel Campos is going to the DL. We all saw him limp off the field in yesterday’s Blue Jays loss. The team is saying it is a groin strain. I wouldn’t have guessed that was...
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Today in Blue Jays history: Encarnacion DFAed

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Seven years ago today: The Blue Jays DFAed Edwin Encarnacion . First, time flies, has it really been seven years? On June 21, 2010 Edwin was hitting .200/.298/.467. Just a month earlier he...
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Angel Of Dunedin

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The affiliates won four of five on Tuesday night including a victorious home opener for the Vancouver Canadians. Lansing had the night off, except for a trio of them at the Midwest League All-Star...
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We can’t get to .500. Jays lose to Rangers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 1 Rangers 6 Yesterday’s game was fun. Today’s wasn’t. That was our 8th chance to get to .500 and 8th failure. Francisco Liriano had a bad first inning. Delino DeShields started...
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Who’s Up, Who’s Down: Blue Jays Pitchers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Looking at our pitchers over the last two weeks. Over the last two weeks, the Jays are 6-4. The pitchers have a 4.50 ERA. UP Marcus Stroman : 2 starts. 2.57 ERA. Batters hit...
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The Blue Jays should bat Russell Martin leadoff

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — Kevin Pillar is making way too many outs for a guy getting the most at bats on the team. Since May 16, Kevin Pillar is batting just .161 / .217 / .259 (.476 OPS). His early season success has...
  • 3 days ago

More on last night’s game

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — What was your favorite moment? I think, from now on, I just watch the last 2 or 3 innings of Blue Jays / Rangers games. The best stuff happens near the end. Sportsnet’s Arden Zwelling...
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Tuesday Bantering: Fisher Cats to wear poutine jerseys

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Blue Jays ’ double-A team, is set to wear “ poutine jerseys ” for one of their upcoming games, when the state’s...
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C's Come Up Huge In The "Euge"

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Vancouver Canadians won the rubber match of their five-game set in Eugene. The other affiliates went 0-3. New Hampshire and Lansing had the night off. Buffalo Bisons Brett Oberholtzer was...
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A comeback win: Jays beat Rangers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — That was a great ending. Blue Jays 5 Rangers 6 Until the top of the ninth that was a frustrating game. Down by one in the 9th. Ryan Goins led off with a double (just barely safe at...
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Joe Smith to DL, Leonel Campos Up

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Your daily Blue Jays injury: Joe Smith is on the DL with shoulder inflammation, Leone Campos is back up. Joe’s last outing was pretty crappy, so this might explain that. He gave up 3 runs,...
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Blue Jays @ Rangers - June 19-22

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Toronto Blue Jays head to the Lone Star State to begin a seven-game road trip. Image from Sportsnet.ca. Series Schedule/Probable Starters Monday at 8:05 pm ET - Marco Estrada (4-5,...
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