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‘You’re not forgotten anymore,’ Trump tells supporters on eve of inauguration

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON—Autoworker Allan Ptaszek wore his “Deplorable” button, the one that powerful people had said meant he was on the wrong side of history. But now he was at the...
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Trudeau meets with Ontario indigenous leaders in wake of girls’ suicides

TheStar.com (Tanya Talaga - Staff Reporter, Alex Ballingall - News) — OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a closed-door meeting Thursday with some leaders of Ontario’s northern First Nations to discuss a national suicide strategy. The prime...
  • New: 8 hr 36 min ago

Stephen Harper looks at ‘glass half full’ in Trump’s victory: Paul Wells

TheStar.com (Paul Wells - National Affairs) — Well, look who’s talking. Mr. Optimist. “I know we are all worried about what this means,” Stephen Harper said on Thursday in New Delhi. “I’m trying to look...
  • New: 9 hr 21 min ago

Tory defends east-end garbage privatization

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Despite the fact private waste collection in Etobicoke two years ago cost more than public pickup in Scarborough, which also has a higher waste diversion rate, Mayor John Tory is not backing...
  • New: 9 hr 24 min ago

Pride Toronto expected to meet next month and discuss future of police at parade

TheStar.com (Alicja Siekierska - Staff Reporter) — Pride Toronto’s board is hoping to meet next month and discuss how to implement demands made by Black Lives Matter, including removing police floats from the parade. The idea of a...
  • New: 9 hr 47 min ago

Mexico extradites drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to U.S.

TheStar.com (AZAM AHMED - The New York Times) — MEXICO CITY — Joaquin Guzman Loera, the notorious drug lord known as El Chapo, who twice slipped out of high-security Mexican prisons and into criminal legend, was being extradited to...
  • New: 10 hr 2 min ago

GTA school boards to review Indigenous team names, mascots and logos

TheStar.com (Azzura Lalani - Staff Reporter, Sammy Hudes - Staff Reporter) — Ontario’s deputy minister of education is asking schools to take a hard look at its use of indigenous symbols, according to a memo to the directors of education obtained by the Star. ...
  • New: 10 hr 2 min ago

Sexual assault survivors must wait for counselling

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Kassidi Coyle died by suicide four months after a man was charged with sexually assaulting her. Since her death, her mother Judi Coyle has been advocating for more resources to help sexual...
  • New: 10 hr 21 min ago

Collectibles store no longer selling Order of Canada medal

TheStar.com (Sammy Hudes - Staff Reporter) — An Order of Canada medal previously up for sale for $25,000 by a Toronto collectibles store is no longer on the market after Rideau Hall told the company not to sell the insignia. ...
  • New: 10 hr 56 min ago

Scarborough high school mourning sudden death of teacher

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto high school is in mourning after the sudden death of a beloved teacher best known for going out of his way to help students succeed. Raphael Loh, a long-term supply teacher at...
  • New: 11 hr 6 min ago

Balmy temperatures and a rainy weekend ahead for Toronto

TheStar.com It’s raining, it’s pouring, and apparently, winter is snoring. For a month that typically sees some of the coldest temperatures of the year, winter is in snooze mode in Toronto, with plenty of...
  • New: 11 hr 41 min ago

Free-trade agreement with India a ‘high priority’ for Canada

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—Federal Liberal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi, fresh off a trade promotion trip to India, says a free-trade agreement with India “is high priority for our...
  • New: 12 hr ago

U of T looking to hire more indigenous faculty and staff following TRC call to action

TheStar.com (Megan Dolski - Staff Reporter) — The University of Toronto is looking into hiring more indigenous faculty and staff, while bolstering the school’s recruitment of indigenous students, in response to recommendations made...
  • 12 hr 6 min ago

Wynne not worried Tories trounced Liberals in fundraising

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — Premier Kathleen Wynne insists she has no regrets that the governing Liberals no longer enjoy a fundraising advantage over Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservatives. Wynne, who also...
  • 12 hr 39 min ago

Trudeau’s French answers to English questions draw language complaints

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at...
  • 12 hr 52 min ago

The Kremlin is having second thoughts about Trump, senior officials say

TheStar.com (Henry Meyer Ilya Arkhipov, Irina Reznik - Bloomberg) — MOSCOW—Russia is giving Donald Trump the kind of fawning television coverage usually reserved for Vladimir Putin, with its most popular propagandist hailing the president-elect this...
  • 13 hr 34 min ago

Obama releases final batch of Osama bin Laden documents

TheStar.com (Eileen Sullivan And Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—In its final hours, the Obama administration on Thursday released the last of three installments of documents belonging to Osama bin Laden that were seized in a 2011 raid...
  • 14 hr 17 min ago

Donald Trump’s next auto-industry target could be Canada

TheStar.com (Kyle Stock - Bloomberg) — Donald Trump’s Twitter-fueled bid to crimp free trade in the auto industry began with a warning to Detroit’s Big Three about building factories south of the border....
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Jose Bautista can return to top form: Blue Jays GM

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says that slugger Jose Bautista is capable of returning to his all-star form. Bautista tested the free agent market this off-season before deciding to...
  • 16 hr 20 min ago

Father and son in TTC brawl suing transit agency, officers

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — A father and son whose altercation with a pair of transit officers was captured in a 2015 YouTube video are suing the TTC. A statement of claim filed Wednesday on behalf of Jamie and Russell...
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Blog Articles

Devo In Buffalo & Miller Time Again In Van City

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Toronto Blue Jays have rounded out its minor league managing and coaching staffs for the 2017 season. The most notable move sees Blue Jays legend Devon White (or Whyte) becoming the new ...
  • 12 hr 14 min ago

Fighting the feelings on Jose Bautista

SBN: Bluebird Banter (eelliott29) — Jose Bautista is back in Blue and White which is as much comforting today as it is worrying for the road that lies ahead. There’s a certain comfort in seeing the words, “ Jose Bautista ,” and “...
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My hypothetical Hall of Fame ballot

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — With the 2017 Hall of Fame election results due tonight, I thought I'd chime in with how I'd vote if I had a ballot. A quick note on steroids/PEDs, since that frames a lot. I'm not a PED...
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Baseball Hall of Fame 2017 announcement: Time, TV schedule, and how to watch online

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Tomorrow the BBWAA make their announcement of who they voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Because of Ryan Thibodaux’s Ballot Tracker we have an idea of who is likely to make it. Ryan has...
  • 2 days ago

Relievers and the Hall of Fame

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Tomorrow evening, the 2017 inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame will be announced. Last year, Trevor Hoffman was named on just over 67% of the ballots, and stands a decent chance of attaining...
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Blue Jays Sign Jose Bautista

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Guess who's back? The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Jose Bautista to a one year contract that includes a mutual option for 2018. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com  first reported that the two...
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Who would you put in the Bluebird Banter Blue Jays Hall of Fame?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Give us your vote for the first member. I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my life on hold for the last two days, waiting for the Blue Jays to announce a deal with Jose Bautista (get it ...
  • 2 days ago

Contest time

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Give us your best Blue Jays related Limerick Since the Bautista deal hasn’t been announced yet (I’m hoping by publishing this, the Bautista news will come out right away) and since Matt W...
  • 3 days ago

Return Of The Prodigal Son

Batter's Box (Gerry) — It appears that Jose Bautista is coming back on a one, or two, or one plus an option year deal. Details are yet to be confirmed but it seems as though both sides want the deal to happen. The...
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Blue Jay Rumors: Jays ‘nearing’ deal with Bautista?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We’ve been fooled by rumors before, but it is quite possible that the Blue Jays are in negotiations to (finally) sign Jose Bautista . I won’t really believe it until, you know, we get an...
  • 4 days ago

Sunday Bantering: Bautista, WBC

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Bits of Jays stuff Not a lot of Jays news this morning (this is a recording): Ken Rosenthal tells us that Cleveland is ‘ keeping in touch ’ with Jose Bautista, hoping that his asking price...
  • 4 days ago

Saturday Bantering: One Liners

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Some Saturday quick thoughts: How long has it been since we had some real Blue Jays news? Number one Jays prospect: Vladimir Guerrero or Anthony Alford ? Someone else? I like watching...
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Marcus Stroman arbitration filing

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman have filed their arbitration numbers. Marcus is looking for $3.4 million. The Jays filed at $3.1 million. He’s the only Jays arbitration eligible player not to...
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Friday Open Thread: Jose Bautista?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — There isn’t much for news yet today, I’m expecting we will hear that the Jays and Marcus Stroman have come to an agreement sometime soon. And we are waiting for news on Aaron Loup contract...
  • 6 days ago

Thursday Bantering: Darwin Barney avoids arbitration

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Barney signs for 1-year and $2.8875 million The Jays signed Darwin Barney to a 1-year, $2.8875 to avoid going to arbitration with him. Or at least so says Jon Heyman and why would he lie? ...
  • 7 days ago

Today in Blue Jay History: Troy Glaus Traded for Scott Rolen

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It was nine years ago today that the Jays traded for Scott Rolen. Nine years ago today (time flies), January 12, 2008 in the middle of what had been very slow January for Blue Jay news, the Jays...
  • 7 days ago

Best and Worst Seasons by Jay First Basemen by WAR

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We have been told there will be news by the end of the week, by Jeff Blair, but at the moment, there doesn’t seem like there is much for news or rumors of value. It’s looking more and more like...
  • 8 days ago
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Interview with Blue Jays Prospect Ryan McBroom

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Cole Shelton) — Ryan McBroom is MLB.com 28th best Jays prospect and talked to me about his time in the organization. Ryan McBroom was drafted in 2014 in the 15th round and has slowly been progressing through...
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Best and Worst Seasons by Jay Catchers by WAR

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Since there hasn’t been much for Blue Jays news (in the last several months), I thought I’d spend a day finding the best and worst seasons for Blue Jays catchers. I used Baseball Reference WAR...
  • 9 days ago

Monday Bantering: Bits of Jays news

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — There isn’t much for Blue Jays news and rumors, but what there is, we have. Well, still waiting for some real new, or even some real rumors. Let’s talk about what there is: Andy Burns ...
  • 10 days ago
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