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Tory convention hears calls for greater inclusiveness

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — VANCOUVER—Conservative leadership candidates and hopefuls cruised convention halls here calling for a more inclusive Conservative party as grassroots members got a hard look at what...
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Halifax police officer pictured with panhandler overwhelmed by response

TheStar.com (Michael Robinson - Staff Reporter) — For Halifax police Const. Shawn Currie, Thursday afternoon was just like any other day on the job. Patrol the city. Be approachable. Talk to people. And if it meant sitting down on the...
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If we build it again with Expo 2025, will they come?

TheStar.com (Sarah-Joyce Battersby - Staff Reporter) — New jobs. More tourists. Infrastructure investment. Development of the waterfront. David Peterson. From the sounds of it, the boosters of hosting Expo 2025 in Toronto are dusting off the...
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Loneliness of the capybara watchmen

TheStar.com (Dan Taekema - Staff Reporter) — Dusk purples the sky and the plaintive calls of a young capybara echo through the air of High Park. As darkness falls, a member of park staff and a zoo keeper sit silently in an orange...
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Montreal’s Hassidic Jews say zoning change pushing them out of neighbourhood

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — MONTREAL—That a struggling rotisserie-chicken restaurant shut down in the heart of the tony Montreal neighbourhood of Outremont was not a shock. Here, like everywhere, businesses...
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WHO urged to postpone Olympics over Zika

TheStar.com (Maria Cheng - The Associated Press) — LONDON—Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak. The 150...
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Arts and diversity are vital to the Toronto we’ve built: Knelman

TheStar.com Five decades ago, Susan Douglas Rubes had an inspired idea: to start a theatre for children. The vision of its founder has been paying dividends ever since to kids growing up in Toronto and...
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Alleged Montreal Mafia member shot dead north of city, police say

TheStar.com (Giuseppe Valiante - The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—Rocco Sollecito, described by Mafia experts as a former leading figure in the notorious Rizzuto crime family, was shot dead in his car near Montreal on Friday. Sollecito, 67,...
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Pot raids aren’t political, just a matter of law: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — Marijuana dispensaries had become the new Dollar stores. Just as ubiquitous around the city, just as slapdash in their inventory, just as fill-your-cart accessible to anybody with a few bucks...
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Postal union braces for July lockout

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter) — The postal workers’ union says that Canada Post wants to shut down the post office in early July, citing management’s refusal to budge on changes to pensions, benefits and job...
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Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista will serve suspension tonight

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — Jose Bautista will serve his one-game suspension from this month’s brawl with the Texas Rangers tonight in the Blue Jays’ series opener against the Boston Red Sox, after Major...
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Johnny Depp must stay away from estranged wife Amber Heard, judge orders

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — LOS ANGELES—A judge has ordered Johnny Depp to stay 100 yards (91 metres) away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard. Heard said in a sworn declaration that Depp threw her...
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Calgary mayor apologizes to Wynne for ‘childish’ display in legislature

TheStar.com (Dean Bennett - The Canadian Press) — EDMONTON—Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi apologized Friday to Ontario's premier for the way she was ridiculed by the Wildrose party's finance critic in the Alberta legislature. "The...
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Toronto’s Trump Tower for sale

TheStar.com (Amy Dempsey - Feature Writer) — Toronto’s Trump Tower is up for sale and has wooed at least one potential buyer. Symon Zucker, lawyer for Talon International, which developed the Trump Tower project and still holds...
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Conservatives extol robust war chest as good fiscal management at convention

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — VANCOUVER—The head of the Conservative Party’s war chest says the party’s books are in good shape even as senior Tories shrugged off a $2 billion federal deficit as...
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Former exec fired by CBC over Ghomeshi scandal suing broadcaster

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — A former top CBC executive fired amid the Jian Ghomeshi scandal is suing the broadcaster for wrongful dismissal. In his unproven statement of claim, Todd Spencer says he was scapegoated for...
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Florida man arrested in killing of Toronto-born professor — but questions still remain

TheStar.com (Gary Fineout And Joe Reedy - Associated Press) — TALLAHASSEE, FLA.—After an investigation spanning nearly two years, a South Florida man has been arrested in the killing of a Toronto-born Florida State University professor. But the...
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Liberals unveiling new panel to oversee Canadian spy agencies

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter) — WINNIPEG—The Liberals hope to unveil plans for new national security oversight in the coming weeks. Liberal House Leader Dominic Leblanc said the government wants to bring forward...
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Despite 2nd cancer bout, Toronto MP Arnold Chan struggles to slow down

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Liberal MP Arnold Chan, 48, remembers feeling the small lump beneath his armpit one night as he was trying to fall asleep in his Ottawa hotel room. “Oh, damn,”...
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Bell to pay $11.82M to customers after investigation into premium texting charges

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Bell will pay $11.82 million to its current and past customers after a Competition Bureau investigation into the telecom's premium text messaging charges. This marks the highest...
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Blog Articles

View from the other side: Red Sox questions for Matt Collins of Over the Monster

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We start a three game weekend series with the Red Sox tonight. Boston is in first in the AL East, with a 29-18 record, we are sitting third 6 games back. They are scoring like we were last...
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2016 MLB Draft coverage: How Cleveland drafted in Shapiro's years and what it could mean for the Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Having looking at recent Blue Jays drafts and their tendencies in the draft over the last six years, it's now time to consider the impact that the front office overhaul, most notably Mark...
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Around The Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 8: Minor League Harris-ment

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Once again we are at the end of the workweek (for most of us non-broadcasters at least) which means it's time for Around The Nest , the Blue Jays minor league podcast that features the radio...
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Pitching Prospect Rundown, May 26: Hutchison, Rowley, Reid-Foley

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — If baseball was an 8 inning game, Thursday would have been a clean organizational sweep. Yesterday featured a number of notable and/or impressive performance across the full season affiliates....
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May 27-29: The Big Red Sox Machine Comes To Town

Batter's Box (Eephus) — Someone should have told these guys 100 years ago that they spell "Socks" wrong. Amiright? Ah ah? Hey where's everyone going.... I had an in-depth preview for this series ready to go that I...
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Hitting in Buffalo

Batter's Box (sam) — Two wins, two losses. The Bisons mashed, but the Fisher Cats struggled. The Baby Jays won handily, but the Lugnuts were bested. BUFFALO 13 Columbus 10 The Bisons produced seventeen hits on...
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Terrific start from J.A. Happ, Jays beat Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 3 Yankees 1 That was quite the pitchers duel. J.A. Happ pitched a terrific 7 innings. He gave up a solo homer to Starlin Castro , in the bottom of the first, but that was it for...
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Blue Jays put an end to two ugly stats in last night's win over the Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — If the Blue Jays are going to turn their 2016 season around, they need to win more games the way they did last night. Before the season started, the Blue Jays were considered one the best...
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May 23-25 Minors Rundown: Harris dominates, Dwight Smith hot in AA, and more

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — When Jon Harris fell to the Blue Jays picking 29th overall last June, the consensus was that they had received good value on a player who was generally ranked in the teens going into the draft and...
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Definable Qualities - Finding Aaron Sanchez's Comparables

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mike Hannah) — Trying to find the closest possible comparable pitcher's to the young Blue Jays starter. One of the few joys Toronto Blue Jays fans have been able to take from the opening two months of the...
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Borucki Blanks Loons

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Ryan Borucki likes pitching in the Midwest League much better than in the Florida State League. His six shutout innings keyed Lansing's win. Chris Leroux was also pitching shutout ball for the...
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Russell Martin hits 2 home runs, Jays beat Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 8 Yankees 4 Who says Canadians can't play baseball? Put down your hand Harold. Russell Martin had 2 home runs (he came up about 5 feet short of a 3rd home run in the ninth, flying...
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Devon Travis activated from the DL, Pat Venditte optioned

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — As first reported by FOX Sports and MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Blue Jays will be activating second baseman Devon Travis from the disabled list today. This move has come earlier than...
  • 2 days ago

2016 MLB Draft Coverage: Assessing Blue Jays tendencies

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — In Part 5 of BBB's 2016 MLB Draft coverage, we turn to Blue Jay draft tendencies in recent drafts. Having outlined the drafts from 2010-2015 in the last segment, let's turn to looking at...
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A.J. May Be A Jay Soon Enough

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — An extra-innings loss was the only blemish on a 3-1 night on the farm. The good news included a come-from-behind win, a walk-off victory and the number of affiliates with winning records doubling...
  • 2 days ago

Blue Jays Shut Out in Yankee Stadium, Lose 6-0

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Yankees 6, Blue Jays 0 Summer weather, clear skies, and the play-by-play voice of Dan Shulman presented an outstanding atmosphere for Blue Jays baseball. Unfortunately, the Jays' play did not...
  • 2 days ago

View from the other side: Yankees questions for Neil Keefe of Keefe of the City

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We start a three game series with the Yankees in New York tonight The Yankees are 21-22, sitting in 3rd in the AL East, a half game in front of our Blue Jays. They are on a 5 game win streak (I...
  • 3 days ago

Tuesday Bantering: Random Blue Jays thoughts

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We start a series against the series against the Yankees tonight. The Yankees are on a 5 game win streak (I wonder what that feels like), getting some good starting pitching. Just some random...
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May 24-26: The Bluebirds Go To Gotham

Batter's Box (Eephus) — Might need some help for this one, boys. Uh... Batman? After beating up on the pitiful Twins for three of four games, this (still) weird team takes its considerable talents to the Bronx for a...
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