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Condo developer hit with $29 million class-action suit

TheStar.com (Susan Pigg - Business Reporter) — First there were the multi-million lawsuits over falling glass and faulty balconies, then came the class-action suit against a North York condo developer for allegedly failing to deliver a...
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Maple Leafs couldn't veto NHL expansion to GTA, Bettman says

TheStar.com (Josh Rubin - Staff Reporter) — The NHL isn’t looking to expand right now, but if it wanted to one day put a new franchise in the Greater Toronto Area it could happen without the approval of the Toronto Maple Leafs ,...
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Justin Trudeau: An alternative to the Tories’ broken EI plan

TheStar.com (Justin Trudeau) — Canadians need a plan for jobs and growth. After nearly a decade of Conservative government, unemployment is still stubbornly high and economic growth is sluggish. In the past 12 months, only...
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Canada's refugee sponsorship program under threat

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — Bureaucratic delays and federal cuts to health coverage are hurting the ability of churches and other groups to bring in refugees under Canada’s renowned private refugee sponsorship...
  • New: 1 hr 11 min ago

Canada detains 3 Afghan soldiers at border with U.S.

TheStar.com (Michael Muskal, W.J. Hennigan) — WASHINGTON—Three Afghan soldiers who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a Defence Department official said...
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Islamic State creates dilemma for Western nations

TheStar.com (Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter) — In the latest propaganda released by the Islamic State — a 42-minute audio message distributed on social media that threatens Western audiences, noting Canada in particular — there...
  • New: 1 hr 42 min ago

David Onley saw the best and worst as vice-regal

TheStar.com (Richard J. Brennan - Provincial Politics) — Outgoing lieutenant governor David Onley bid farewell Monday to seven years in the vice-regal position, citing the high of meeting Queen Elizabeth II and the low of witnessing the deplorable...
  • New: 1 hr 58 min ago

Scarborough woman arrested at JFK after drugs, guns found in luggage

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A 24-year-old Scarborough woman faces multiple charges after drugs and guns were allegedly found in her luggage at JFK Airport in New York on Sunday. Nyesha McPherson was allegedly carrying two...
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Sierra Leone’s Ebola lockdown ends; 1 million households checked for disease

TheStar.com (Clarence Roy-MacAulay - The Associated Press) — FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE—Streets in Sierra Leone’s capital bustled again Monday after an unprecedented nationwide shutdown during which officials said more than 1 million households...
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Doug Ford doesn’t ‘follow through’ on pledge to sue Globe and Mail

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — As Doug Ford prepares for his first debate tomorrow in the mayoral campaign, he begins with a record of empty threats. It has been 56 days since Ford, who took his brother’s place in the...
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Lockdown lifted at Brampton Centennial Secondary after alleged gun threat; two youths arrested

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — A brief lockdown at Brampton Centennial Secondary School has been lifted. The high school was put under lockdown earlier Monday after two females reported that they were approached by a vehicle...
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Giuliani to defend video game firm in Noriega lawsuit

TheStar.com (Anthony McCartney - The Associated Press) — LOS ANGELES—Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company’s legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision...
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Accused pleads guilty in high-profile child pornography case in Halifax

TheStar.com HALIFAX—One of the accused in a prominent child pornography case in Halifax that made national headlines has pleaded guilty to one of the charges against him. The accused, who cannot be...
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Ontario deficit $800 million lower than expected

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief, Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Ontario managed to lower its deficit to $10.5 billion last year despite a sharp drop in tax revenues but only by tapping a $1 billion reserve fund to dilute the red ink, Finance Minister Charles...
  • New: 7 hr 20 min ago

Canadian phone service prices see highest jump since 1983

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — Prices for Canadian phone service rose at the fastest rate in more than 30 years amid a debate over whether the wireless industry needs more competition. The cost of mobile and landline...
  • New: 7 hr 34 min ago

Maple Leafs the worst? Where ESPN got it right and where ESPN got it wrong

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — Had a chance to take in ESPN's annual rankings of North America's 122 sports franchises where the Maple Leafs managed to finish 122nd. Now, this was a survey of fans, and what Leaf...
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Toronto police to wear body cameras in test project

TheStar.com Toronto police officers may start wearing body cameras this fall in a one-year test project. The Toronto Police Service plans to buy 100 body cameras, which will be distributed to officers in...
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At U.S. universities, hour-long celebrity speeches equal more than four years of tuition

TheStar.com (Bloomberg News) — Hundreds of University of South Florida screaming students rose as the 56-year-old actor took the stage to discuss philanthropy, social engagement and the pastime he inspired: “Six Degrees...
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Apple shatters iPhone sales record; new iPads next

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. sold a record of more than 10 million iPhones in the weekend debut of two new models, as consumers flocked to stores and Web shops to buy handsets featuring bigger screens. Sales...
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Islamic State militants threaten to kill coalition civilians, says France

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — PARIS—France’s top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists....
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Blog Articles

Mariners at Blue Jays

Batter's Box (Magpie) — And now the end is near... One week remains, and the Seattle Mariners find themselves 1.5 games behind Kansas City in the hunt for the Wild Card Game. They could erase that tonight - the Royals...
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Guest Post: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on doing 're-creation' broadcasts

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Jesse Goldberg-Strassler) — Every August, during an otherwise routine evening at the ballpark, I re-create a live Lansing Lugnuts baseball game. I stand in the open press box, a baseball glove, a ball, and two broken bats...
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Today in Bluebird Banter history

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Not much interesting happening for the Jays at the moment, so I thought I'd take a look at the past. One Year Ago: I asked ' who we'd like to see playing second next year (this year) .' And...
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Game #156 Preview: Blue Jays vs. Mariners

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Blue Jays switch roles this week as they try to become spoilers against the Seattle Mariners in a key four-game series (for the Mariners at least). Sitting at 83-72 and 1.5 games back of...
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Jays lose in their last game against the New York Jeters

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 2 Yankees 5 Not a fun game. The Yankees had 3 cheapie, Yankee Stadium type home runs, 2 for Brian McCann , one for Brett Gardner and that pretty much won the game for them. ...
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Marcus Stroman's suspension dropped to 5 games

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — They dropped one game off Marcus Stroman's suspension, he'll now serve 5 games. He was to start on Thursday, that will now be pushed back to Friday. Thursday's start will be handed to the bullpen,...
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Game #155 Preview: Blue Jays @ Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Blue Jays try to salvage a series split with the Yankees this afternoon as Drew Hutchison goes up against Masahiro Tanaka . The last time the Japanese rookie started a game (July 8th)...
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A Win! Blue Jays beat the New York Jeters

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 6 Yankees 3 A win! I forgot what wins were like. We scored some run for a change: Edwin Encarnacion doubled home Jose Bautista in the first. We got 3 in the 6th. Bautista...
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Derek Jeter

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter Derek Jeter...
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Derek Jeter touching Dalton Pompey's ball the lone bright spot in Yankees 5-3 win over Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — Blue Jays 3 Yankees 5 A back and forth contest in the Bronx ended with the a Yankees victory as the Blue Jays were unable to recover from a rough first few innings. Mark Buehrle didn't pitch...
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Man, I am tired of stupid baseball players

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Don't baseball players ever think before they speak? Shawn Kelley didn't like Jose Bautista slamming his bat down after hitting the home runs last night. Isn't it fun to be at the birth of a...
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Game of the Month -- August

Batter's Box (Eephus) — "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough! I'm going to Clown College!" I don't think any of us expected him to say that. August was, well, it was a really bad month for the...
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Buck and Pat approval poll

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We've had approval polls about John Gibbons and Alex Anthopoulos, I thought maybe we could have an approval poll from our TV play-by-play team. It's fair to say I'm not a fan of Buck and Pat....
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Who is your pick for Jays most pleasant surprise this year?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The team has been pretty depressing lately, so let's try to talk about something a little less depressing. When we do the 'View from the other side' posts, I often ask 'who has been your most...
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Jose Bautista hits home run, but Jays still lose

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 2 Yankees 3 So that was awful. Jose Bautista ties up the game in the 8th with a 2-run homer. And then, in the bottom of the 9th, the Yankees walk off on a Adam Lind error. Chris...
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Jays @ Yankees - September 18-21

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Jays play their final road series of 2014 against the Evil Empire. The Jays won't have to deal with Derek Jeter ever again after Sunday. Image from NYDailyNews.com . Both teams enter...
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Poll Time: Do you approve of the job Alex Anthopoulos is doing?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We have a  Gibbons' approval poll in the other post today . Let's do one on Alex. I talked a fair bit about Alex in the last one. As mentioned, his inability to make a clear statement in...
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Is John Gibbons' job safe?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Alex Anthopoulos said some annoyingly cryptic things about the future of John Gibbons. I'll admit, the thing that drive me nuts about Alex is his refusal to ever give a straight answer in an...
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Jays give up two home runs to Steve Pearce, lose to Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 1 Orioles 6 That wasn't fun. We gave up three home runs, two by Steve Pearce , both off J.A. Happ and one by David Lough off Casey Janssen . Happ went 6 innings, plus a...
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