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Mississauga aims to prevent LRT from pushing out poor

TheStar.com (San Grewal - Urban Affairs Reporter) — Facing an affordable housing crisis in Mississauga and the spectre of poor families being displaced by a new $1.3 billion light rail system, council has moved to force developers to build a...
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Canadian teachers among top paid worldwide, study finds

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Education Reporter) — Canadian teachers are among the top earners when compared to educators around the world, says a new report. “Education at a glance” was released this week by the Organization for...
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Carly Rae Jepsen hands out toys at SickKids

TheStar.com (thestar.com) — Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen visited SickKids Wednesday to deliver toys to patients and their families. The “Call Me Maybe” hitmaker handed out gifts to children and...
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Quebec to welcome 3,650 Syrian refugees this year and next

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Quebec says it is prepared to accept 7,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016, as it outlined its strategy in the wake of Ottawa’s announcement that 25,000 Syrians will come to Canada by...
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Using medical marijuana now OK in public places in Ontario under new regulations

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — It’s okay, I have doctor’s note. Under new Ontario regulations, that’s what people puffing on medical marijuana — in a joint or an e-cigarette — can now say...
  • New: 3 hr 29 min ago

Math tutor, fiancée arrested in sexual assault case

TheStar.com (Michael Yang - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto math tutor and his fiancée were arrested Tuesday in connection with a case of gang sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl last year. According to a released statement, the couple...
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Bombardier declines meeting with TTC about streetcars

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — Bombardier’s absence went unremarked at Monday’s TTC board meeting. But transit officials were already aware that the Montreal manufacturer had declined its request to appear there...
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Fatal strike on Afghanistan hospital a mistake, Americans say

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — WASHINGTON — American soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated U.S. rules of engagement and have been suspended as they...
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Daycare operator told police she shook baby who died hours later, trial told

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - News) — A woman who used to run an unlicensed home daycare in Mississauga “lost control” and shook a toddler who died of severe head trauma hours later, a court has heard. Crown lawyer...
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Trudeau appears to be borrowing Toronto's ‘diversity’ motto

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appears to have co-opted Toronto’s official motto “Diversity Our Strength,” but nobody at city hall seems to mind. Trudeau spoke at Canada...
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Police search for female suspect in retirement home thefts

TheStar.com (Michael Yang - Staff Reporter) — Police have released a photo of a female suspect following thefts at two different retirement homes in Burlington earlier this month. According to Halton police, someone broke into...
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Forcillo expected to testify at Sammy Yatim murder trial

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — When he testifies at his own trial Wednesday afternoon, Const. James Forcillo is expected to explain for the first time in public why he shot Sammy Yatim in July 2013. Forcillo, 32, has pleaded...
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Justin Trudeau says Syrian refugee plan an example of Canada’s diversity and strength

TheStar.com (Bruce Cheadle - The Canadian Press) — LONDON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is using the international stage and a London audience to pitch his Syrian refugee plan as an example of Canada’s unique diversity to the world. ...
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Putin sends air-defence missiles to Syria after Turkey downs Russian jet

TheStar.com (Vladimir Isachenkov - The Associated Press) — MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defence missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of one of its...
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Bollywood’s Aamir Khan under fire for ‘Should we move out of India’ comment

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is facing sedition charges in India after saying he was “alarmed” by a growing climate of intolerance in the country. Advocate Manoj Kumar Dixit, who...
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Refugees at high risk for mental health issues, experts say

TheStar.com (Kristy Kirkup - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA — Refugees are at a high-risk for mental health issues and often suffer spiked rates of depression and substance abuse, Canadian experts say. Dr. Kwame McKenzie, a psychiatrist with...
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Canadian airlines resent shouldering the costs of returning rejected passengers

TheStar.com (Jim Bronskill - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Major Canadian airlines say they’re unfairly shouldering the costs of removing from Canada people who arrive with a passport or other valid document only to be turned away by...
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Mystery of missing Hong Kong executives worries investors

TheStar.com (Kelvin Chan - Associated Press) — HONG KONG — The chairman of the Hong Kong arm of one of China’s biggest securities companies goes missing. The head of another firm resurfaces after months incommunicado. An...
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Justin Trudeau meeting Queen, Cameron in London

TheStar.com (Bruce Cheadle - The Canadian Press) — LONDON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has touched down in London to begin a six-day European visit that will wind up in Paris at the UN climate conference. Trudeau, making his second...
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Maple Leaf Foods cutting more than 400 jobs

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Maple Leaf Foods is cutting more than 400 salaried jobs in a move to cut costs and streamline the organization. The meat processing company says the majority of the cuts will be completed before...
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Blog Articles

David Price Rumors

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Robert Murray, at Baseball Essential is saying that the Blue Jays is  'far and away' David Price's first choice of who to sign with. Murray also talked to  Dean Blundell about Price ....
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Matt Hague's rights sold to Japan's Hanshin Tigers for $300,000

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — After a career-best season led him to win the International League Most Valuable Player award, Matt Hague will be heading overseas to play in Japan in 2016 after the Blue Jays traded his...
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Josh Thole and that other Dickey Effect

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Over the last three years with the Blue Jays , Josh Thole has posted a .212/.283/.258 triple slash line over 337 plate appearances, accumulated mostly while catching R.A. Dickey . While he...
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The season that was: Ryan Goins

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A look a Ryan Goins 2015 season. Ryan Goins had 193 at bats, in 2014 and we pretty much thought we knew what we had with him, a very good defensive player, who wasn't going to hit enough to...
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Canadian southpaw Scott Diamond signs minor league contract with Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — The Blue Jays added pitching depth on Tuesday by agreeing to terms on a minor league deal with Canadian left-hander Scott Diamond , according to Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith. Diamond will be...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Larry Walker

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Larry Walker into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Finally made it to the end of the list. Randy Win is the last name on the ballot, but I'm skipping him, he had a nice 13 year career,...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Billy Wagner

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Billy Wagner into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Billy Wagner is the 3rd of the closers on the this year's Hall of Fame ballot. It is his first time on the ballot. He pitched for 5...
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Jesse Chavez and his issues managing contact

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Newly acquired Blue Jay Jesse Chavez has had a nice little run in Oakland over the past two years. In 303 innings mostly as a starter, he's posted a 3.83 ERA (100 ERA-), backed up by a 3.87 FIP...
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Blue Jays sign Casey Kotchman, David Adams, and Jiovanni Mier to minor league deals

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Toronto adds three non-roster invitees The Blue Jays announced three signings on Monday morning, revealing that they have inked infielder Jiovanni Mier , second baseman David Adams ,...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Alan Trammell

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Alan Trammell into the Baseball Hall of Fame? I'm going to be AWOL for most of the weekend, but we'll try to get finished these polls, if nothing else. Next on the list would...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Sammy Sosa

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Sammy Sosa into the Baseball Hall of Fame? You know the Sammy Sosa story. Early in his career, he wasn't a great player, he chased too many pitchers, didn't take walks. Then...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Lee Smith

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Lee Smith into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Lee Smith is number 3 on the all time saves list, which is his strongest argument for the Hall. And he was a closer in the old sense of...
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Blue Jays Acquire Jesse Chavez For Liam Hendriks

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports  reports that the Blue Jays have acquired starting pitcher Jesse Chavez from the Oakland Athletics. Liam Hendriks  will be headed the other way. Chavez, 32,...
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LaCava's First Trade

Batter's Box (Thomas) — Interim GM Tony LaCava has made his first trade, which is also the first trade of Mark Shapiro's tenure as President.The Jays have acquired Jesse Chavez from the Oakland Athletics. Liam Hendriks,...
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The season that was: Russell Martin

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A look at Russell Martin's 2015 season I think it is fair to say that we were pretty surprised when the Jays signed Russell Martin. A year before, Alex had signed Dioner Navarro to the biggest...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Gary Sheffield

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Gary Sheffield into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Battling a headache and working on something longer, let's put up one of these to fill the time. This is Sheffield's second time on...
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Help us pick the best breakage of unwritten rules in 2015

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The last of the SB Nation awards is "best breakage of unwritten rules". You know, I could care less about 'unwritten rules'. Most of them are a way for old baseball players to complain about...
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Bringer Of Rain Winner Of MVP

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is the winner of the 2015 American League Most Valuable Player award. Josh Donaldson is the second Blue Jay to capture the AL MVP award after ...
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Josh Donaldson Wins AL MVP Award

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — In a close vote Josh Donaldson beat out Mike Trout for AL MVP. Watching walk-off home runs videos today, I heard Buck Martinez say, just after Josh hit a walk-off, that 'that's what wins you...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Curt Schilling

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Curt Schilling into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Since we are waiting to hear if Donaldson won the MVP, let's do another one of these polls. This is Curt's 4th time on the ballot,...
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