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How busy will the Scarborough subway extension be?

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Scarborough subway advocates have said the one-stop, 6.2-kilometre subway connecting Kennedy Station to the Scarborough Town Centre will be well-used and among the busiest in the TTC system. ...
  • New: 1 hr 36 min ago

Sousa promises measures to cool Ontario's overheated housing market

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Attention hard-pressed homebuyers: Finance Minister Charles Sousa is promising help in his spring budget to make houses and condos more affordable. Disappointed that last week’s...
  • New: 2 hr 49 min ago

Cannabis Day is coming soon. What’s next for pot plans in Ontario?

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief, Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter, B) — Ottawa’s plan to roll out legalized marijuana on July 1, 2018 will make it Cannabis Day as well as Canada Day. But next month’s federal legislation amending the Criminal Code...
  • New: 3 hr 5 min ago

Westbound QEW closed at Hwy. 427 after diesel spill

TheStar.com (Salmaan Farooqui - Staff Reporter) — Westbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way approaching Hwy. 427 remain closed for removal of a sign that hangs over the highway. The closure began at 5 p.m. and was initially expected to last...
  • New: 3 hr 18 min ago

Family of missing Oshawa man believes he was lured from home

TheStar.com (Brian Bradley - Toronto Star) — More than two months after Cameron Bailie disappeared, his family has said they believe he was lured from his home the day he went missing. According to Bailie’s sister Nicole Gerrard,...
  • New: 3 hr 32 min ago

Conservative Leader Patrick Brown criticized for speaking at event organized by men-only club

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Ontario’s minister for the status of women is taking Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown to task for appearing in a luncheon speaker series arranged by the men-only Cambridge...
  • New: 4 hr 3 min ago

Environment Canada report says we are on pace to miss emissions target

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Environment Canada is projecting that, based on policies in place last November, the country was on pace to miss its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2030,...
  • New: 4 hr 30 min ago

Cyclone Debbie hits Australian islands damaging roofs, cutting power

TheStar.com (The New York TimesThe Associated Press) — TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA—Officials say a powerful cyclone is lashing islands, damaging roofs and cutting power as it edges toward Australia’s tropical northeast coast. The...
  • New: 4 hr 37 min ago

Ex-Raptor Terrence Ross happy to see some familiar faces in return to ACC

TheStar.com (Laura Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — Terrence Ross wasn’t a stranger to highlight-reel moments during his near five seasons with the Toronto Raptors. January 2014 was a particularly good month for the young forward,...
  • New: 5 hr 44 min ago

Federal budget focus on exports could miss the target

TheStar.com (Theophilos Argitis, Erik Hertzberg - Bloomberg) — There’s something peculiar with a key performance goal in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s last budget. In a fiscal plan released Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau,...
  • New: 7 hr 16 min ago

Cool your jets. United Airlines had a right to enforce dress code: Menon

TheStar.com (Vinay Menon - Columnist) — There are many things in the world that deserve moral outrage. Animal cruelty, gun violence, racism, terrorism, sexism, people who drive below the speed limit in the passing lane, boot-cut...
  • New: 7 hr 33 min ago

Man in life-threatening condition after injury at construction site

TheStar.com (Sophie van Bastelaer - Staff Reporter) — A 40-year-old man has been taken to a trauma centre after becoming trapped underneath a concrete panel on the construction site at which he worked, Toronto Police said Monday. The panel had...
  • New: 7 hr 57 min ago

MP Michael Chong calls writer’s attempt to breastfeed his baby ‘odd’ but inconsequential

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong called a Globe and Mail column that outlined the writer’s attempt to breastfeed one of Chong’s children — without his...
  • New: 7 hr 58 min ago

Sex offender ‘Swirl Face’ settling down in Vancouver

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Star Reporter) — High risk sex offender Christopher Paul Neil, also known as “Swirl Face,” is settling down in Vancouver after serving prison time in Canada and Thailand for abusing underage...
  • New: 8 hr 4 min ago

‘No evidence’ London attacker was linked to Daesh or Al Qaeda, official says

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — LONDON—A senior British counterterrorism officer says police have found “no evidence” Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was associated with Daesh (also known as ISIS or...
  • New: 8 hr 19 min ago

United Airlines defends decision to bar two girls from flight over leggings

TheStar.com (LIAM STACK - The New York Times) — United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were...
  • New: 9 hr 20 min ago

Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen suffered jaw injury: Source

TheStar.com (Dave Feschuk - Sports Columnist) — With the proviso that any head injury can be unpredictable, the early indications are that Frederik Andersen’s season does not appear to be in jeopardy. The Maple Leafs No. 1...
  • New: 10 hr 28 min ago

U.S. Senate to question Trump adviser Jared Kushner over meetings with Russians

TheStar.com (JO BECKER MATTHEW ROSENBERG, MAGGIE HABERMAN - The New York Times) — Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and...
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Cincinnati police search for nightclub shooting suspects as 5 remain hospitalized

TheStar.com (John Minchillo And Dan Sewell - The Associated Press) — CINCINNATI—Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets...
  • 12 hr 23 min ago

A young person is shot every day in Ontario, Sick Kids study finds

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — A child or youth is shot in Ontario every day and three out of four of the incidents are accidental, according to a groundbreaking study that attempted to identify at-risk groups for firearm...
  • 14 hr 32 min ago
Blog Articles

Monday GameThread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I’m not a fan of evening spring games. The game isn’t on TV and I don’t think it is on MLB.TV either. The Jays are putting out almost their regular lineup....other than Josh Donaldson isn’t...
  • New: 2 hr 31 min ago

Mat Latos told he’s not making the Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We’ve learned a little bit about how the Jays bullpen will look come a week from today. Bo Schultz has an elbow problem, he is heading off to talk to a doctor, no word on what the injury is,...
  • New: 5 hr 34 min ago

Monday Bantering: Anthony Gose Possibly Converting to Pitcher

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Your (not so) morning update for everything Blue Jays. Former Blue Jay Anthony Gose is set to throw a bullpen session ahead of possibly converting to a pitcher, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports....
  • New: 8 hr 14 min ago

Know your enemy: New York Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (eelliott29) — The New York Yankees showed a strong second half in 2016, but is it for real? The New York Yankees are going to surprise some people this year—it’s probably best we get this right out in the...
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Quick Recap of Sunday Split Squad Games

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We split the split squad games, 1 win, 1 loss. We had two games today. One that was on Sportsnet and one that was on MLB.TV. On Sportsnet: Orioles 2 Blue Jays 1 Not much offense (in...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Sunday Spring GameThread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I'm having internet troubles this morning, so this will have to do for a GameThread for now. Working.....I’m wondering for how long.... In former Blue Jays news, the Tigers are talking about...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Harold Ramirez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Harold Ramirez is a 22-year old right-handed hitting outfielder. He came over to the Jays from the Pirates , along with Reese McGuire , as incentive to take Francisco Liriano’s contract. I...
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Dalton Pompey

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A bad month can change your whole life. Spring of 2015, Dalton Pompey was the hot prospect. He won the center field job out of spring training. It looked like he was about to start his MLB...
  • 2 days ago

Quick Recap: Jay lose to Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Goins and Saltalamacchia homer Blue Jays 5 Yankees 6 There were two games today, but I’m not recapping the game against Canada’s Junior team. The real interesting part was watching Vlad Jr....
  • 2 days ago

Spring Games Thread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Two games for the price of one. Happy we get to watch Vlad Jr play day. The Jays have two games today. They play the Canadian Junior team, in Dunedin, which is the game that Sportsnet is...
  • 2 days ago

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Kevin Pillar

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Kevin Pillar has been the Blue Jays highlight-a-day center fielder for the past two seasons. Defensively, in center, he is almost without peer. FanGraphs had him at a 26.3 UZR/150, last year,...
  • 3 days ago

Quick Spring Recap: Jays beat Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Good start from J.A. Happ Red Sox 2 Blue Jays 3 It was good to see Devon Travis playing. He hit a double, and had the first ground ball of the game hit at him. He looked to be running...
  • 3 days ago

FanPost Friday: Rank the Top 10 Blue Jays moments

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It is Friday again and that means FanPost time. I suggest a topic and you write up a FanPost on that topic (or around that topic, up to you). Today’s Topic: What were the top ten most...
  • 3 days ago

Friday GameThread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Plus bits of Jays news. We get a game on TV. And most of our regulars are playing. Devon Travis is playing 2B. And Bautista, Donaldson, Martin, Pearce (playing first) and Carrera are all in...
  • 3 days ago

Friday Bantering: Blue Jays Linked to Angel Pagan (Again)

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. Last night, Jon Heyman reported that the Blue Jays , along with the Philadelphia Phillies , have been linked to (still) free agent outfielder...
  • 3 days ago

Blue Jays Spring Battles: Left Field

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Maybe Angel Pagan is the answer? Last night, while sitting around missing the WBC, I got an alert that the Blue Jays and the Phillies were connected to Angel Pagan . On to Twitter I go and...
  • 3 days ago

Poll Time

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Which Blue Jays player is most likely to have a breakout season this year? Jon Heyman has a list of “ 30 potential breakout players for 2017 ” and he has three Blue Jays on the list: Devon...
  • 4 days ago

A Rumsfeldian look at the 2017 Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — [T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns...
  • 4 days ago

Thursday Bantering: Marcus Stroman Carries No-Hitter into 7th

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. Wow. No other words can describe Marcus Stroman’s 2017 World Baseball Classic performance. Wow. Stroman carried a no-hitter into the seventh...
  • 4 days ago
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A Quick Look At The National League East

Batter's Box (Eephus) — We wrap up our quick look of the National League with a glance at the beasts of the east. Or more accurately, one genuine beast, a pair of potentially scary wolf-type creatures, and a duo of...
  • 4 days ago
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