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Days before deadline, Loblaw and union defer strike

TheStar.com (Holly Honderich - Staff Reporter) — Less than two days before a July 5 deadline, Loblaw and its workers in three Ontario locals have a tentative deal to avoid a strike affecting 69 stores across Ontario. The agreement reached...
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Councillors urged to reject Andy Pringle on police board

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — The composition of the Toronto Police Services Board should better represent the city’s diversity, say critics who are urging councillors to reject Andy Pringle’s reappointment to...
  • New: 8 hr 46 min ago

Judge rejects city's attempt to ban Uber

TheStar.com (Marco Chown Oved - Staff Reporter) — The city has lost its bid to ban Uber from operating in Toronto. In a decision handed down late Friday, Superior Court Judge Sean Dunphy rejected its request for an injunction, ruling that the...
  • New: 8 hr 54 min ago

A Paul Bernardo rape victim never had chance to speak: Porter

TheStar.com (Catherine Porter - Columnist) — So, what would you do if you were one of Paul Bernardo’s living victims? Would you write out your victim impact statement some 25 years after he dragged you into woods and brutally raped...
  • New: 11 hr 40 min ago

Safety board urges infants get own seats on airplanes

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter) — Infants and young children could be required to be belted in their own airline seats instead of being held on their parents’ laps, if the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s...
  • New: 11 hr 49 min ago

In rural Greece, quiet resilience in the face of economic calamity

TheStar.com (Gregory Katz - The Associated Press) — KARITAINA, GREECE—Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s...
  • 13 hr 2 min ago

Two women kicked off plane at Pearson after refusal to muzzle guide dogs

TheStar.com (Ethan Lou - Staff Reporter) — A trip to Stockholm on Canada Day for two blind Toronto women ended up a “humiliating” experience — reduced to tears, booted from their flight at Pearson and escorted out by...
  • 13 hr 42 min ago

Ottawa accused of racial profiling of Roma travellers

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — A couple of months ago, Eva Kalla was invited to visit her friends in Toronto from Hungary where she was grieving her husband’s recent death. At the airport in Vienna, the Roma Hungarian...
  • 14 hr 2 min ago

NDP dip slightly, maintain lead in new poll

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter) — OTTAWA—The opposition New Democrats are maintaining a slight lead in the latest numbers from Forum Research , but most still believe the governing Conservatives will win the coming federal...
  • 14 hr 34 min ago

How children in group homes bear the brunt of Ontario's blindness

TheStar.com (Sandro Contenta - News, Insight, Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter, Jim Ran) — Several times every day in Toronto, vulnerable children and teenagers in group homes are being physically restrained by staff or charged by police, or they’re running away. Their stories...
  • 14 hr 37 min ago

GPS system gives blind hikers ‘extreme sense of freedom’ in France

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Freedom and autonomy: That’s what the makers of a smart phone app in France hope to bring to the visually-impaired and blind, who are now using GPS navigation and audio cues to hike without...
  • 16 hr 26 min ago

Lobbyists broke bylaw by donating to Giorgio Mammoliti, city official finds

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Four lobbyists committed “serious breaches” of Toronto’s lobbying bylaw when they contributed money to a fundraising event held for (open Giorgio Mammoliti's policard)...
  • 16 hr 35 min ago

Why hundreds of Reddit sections disappeared Friday

TheStar.com (Mike Isaac - New York Times) — Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the online messaging board, were down early Friday in what appeared to be a protest by many of the site’s moderators after the abrupt dismissal of a...
  • 16 hr 53 min ago

Toronto man wanted in connection with Queen West condo shooting

TheStar.com (Stephanie Werner - Staff Reporter) — Police have confirmed the name of a Toronto man wanted in connection with Sunday’s fatal double-shooting at a highrise condo near Queen St. and Dovercourt Rd. The suspect has been...
  • 16 hr 53 min ago

Bomb unit responds to Winnipeg law office after possible explosion

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WINNIPEG—Emergency crews have surrounded a law firm in south-central Winnipeg after reports of a possible explosion. The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that a woman was injured and taken...
  • 17 hr 6 min ago

How many tickets for illegal HOV drivers? Police won't say

TheStar.com (Michael Robinson - Staff Reporter) — It’s been more than four days since Toronto police started enforcing rules for temporary high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, but they still won’t say how many motorists...
  • 17 hr 25 min ago

Tim Hortons employee allegedly steals $200,000

TheStar.com (Stephanie Werner - Staff Reporter) — One Tim Hortons employee more than double-doubled her salary by allegedly stealing over $200,000 from the company. Halton Regional Police have charged a Hamilton woman after her employer learned...
  • 17 hr 39 min ago

Cockroach pizza off menu at Calgary Stampede

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Daring foodies will be disappointed to hear that cockroach pizza won’t be on the menu at the Calgary Stampede this year, after the creepy crawlies didn't make it across the border. ...
  • 17 hr 40 min ago

CSIS relied on ‘assurances’ from foreign agencies not to torture

TheStar.com (Jim Bronskill - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA — Newly released memos show Canada’s spy agency revealed its interest in people to foreign partners in two cases after receiving assurances the individuals would not be...
  • 18 hr 12 min ago

Winnipeg’s new mayor thrust right into fray after magazine ‘racist’ story

TheStar.com (Chinta Puxley - The Canadian Press) — WINNIPEG — Brian Bowman had barely unpacked his sports memorabilia and family photos in the mayor’s office when he was thrust into the national spotlight. It wasn’t for being...
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Blog Articles

Jays @ Tigers - July 3-5

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Toronto Blue Jays will be spending the 4th of July weekend in the Motor City for the Rajai Davis - Anthony Gose / Devon Travis - Ezequiel Carrera tag team grudge match. The Tigers find...
  • 13 hr 5 min ago

Worst Starts Ever

Batter's Box (Magpie) — As Matt Boyd laid an enormous turd on the Rogers Centre mound last night, Bauxite scottt was moved to express a cri du coeur: Worst start in Jays history?My kind of question! What would be...
  • 14 hr 7 min ago

Who's up, Who's down: Blue Jays Batters

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Over the past couple of weeks, the Jays are 5-7. The offense has averaged 5 runs a game over the 12 games. Averaged is a funny word for what they have been doing with the bats. In the 12 games...
  • 15 hr 6 min ago

Blue Jays call up Felix Doubront and Ryan Tepera

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays have picked Felix Doubront and Ryan Tepera to fill the roster spots opened by their dismissing of Todd Redmond and Matt Boyd. Felix gets added to the 40-man roster in...
  • 17 hr 12 min ago

Around The Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast Question Thread - Week 11

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Episode 11: "Legacy of the Magic Man" Along with the Blue Jays ' signing of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was a trade that involved prospects Tim "Magic Man" Locastro and Chase De Jong, both who were...
  • 17 hr 28 min ago

Game #82 Preview: Blue Jays @ Tigers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Tigers and Blue Jays tangle for the first time this season with an Independence Day weekend series in Detroit. The American League Central squad sits at .500 for the year and fields a team...
  • 20 hr 24 min ago

View from the other side: Tigers questions for Rob Rogacki of Bless You Boys

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We start a 3-game series, with the Detroit Tigers , at beautiful Comerica Park tonight. I got to see Comerica Park in person for the first time last week and I was impressed. It is a nice...
  • 21 hr 24 min ago

Awfulness Abounds: Jays Fall to Red Sox 12-6

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Red Sox 12, Blue Jays 6 Let's not mince words: there were a lot of egregious performances tonight. Matt Boyd got absolutely rocked in his second MLB start, Chris Colabello was brutal on...
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Blue Jays DFA Redmond and option Boyd

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — No surprise, but the Blue Jays have given Todd Redmond the DFA treatment and Matt Boyd gets optioned to the minors. The team hasn't announced the corresponding move. Redmond threw a...
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Thursday GameThread #2: We was hosed

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We was robbed: Valencia called out after umpire's review. So what do you think: out or safe? http://t.co/XtZ9AhNjhU #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/EMh21YLqAm — Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July...
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July 2 Blue Jays Bites: Today's Lineup, Steve Tolleson outrighted, Kevin Pillar Awarded

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Besides  trading away Tim Locastro and Chase De Jong and signing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ( which was just made official by a Blue Jays announcement), there are a handful of other Blue...
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Blue Jays sign Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.9 million, trade De Jong and Locastro to Dodgers for additional pool money

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — What was rumoured to be in the works as early as January of this year has finally come to fruition. The Blue Jays have come to an agreement with international free agent Vladimir Guerrero Jr....
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is still not a Toronto Blue Jay

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Hardcore Blue Jays fans who have had July 2 marked as "Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Day" on their calendars for a half-year were probably shocked to see a tweet from the Guerrero Academy...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Chris Carlson Hits a Game Winning Home Run

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Daniel Norris pitched in from of Alex Anthopoulos on Wednesday and the results were mixed. Norris was victimized somewhat by his teammates but he only had one strikeout. AA could have gone to AA...
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Blue Jays Provide Fireworks In Canada Day Romp vs Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Jared Book) — There was little drama in Toronto's Canada Day matinee against the Boston Red Sox and I don't think anyone in attendance was disappointed. Blue Jays 11 Red Sox 2 The way this offence is...
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Late Surge Falls Short - Jays lose to Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mike Hannah) — Game two of four saw the Jays Bullpen shine, the offence quieted for the first six innings, and a comeback attempt that fell just short. Game two of the Toronto Blue Jays ' four game set saw the...
  • 3 days ago

Game #79 Preview: Red Sox @ Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Blue Jays will try to find their bats tonight after yesterday's tough loss to the rival Red Sox . Marco Estrada will take another shot at a no-hitter when he goes up against rookie ...
  • 3 days ago

Blue Jays sign Reggie Pruitt for $500K

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — In something of a surprising turn of events, yesterday  the Blue Jays signed their 24th round draft pick, Reggie Pruitt, with  Jim Callis of MLB.com reporting the bonus as $500,000 ....
  • 3 days ago