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Performer ‘robs’ police chief Saunders of watch

TheStar.com (Alina Bykova - Staff Reporter) — What to do when you’re a performer who unwittingly robs a police chief during a performance? That’s what Jeff Hobson — known as the Trickster in the hit Broadway magic show The...
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Canadian gymnastics coach Dave Brubaker faces multiple sex-related charges

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — SARNIA, ONT.—Dave Brubaker, the women’s national team director of Gymnastics Canada, faces multiple sex-related charges. Sarnia Police said in a statement that Brubaker was charged...
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Martin Regg Cohn: Kathleen Wynne wades into hostile territory with town hall meetings

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — Coming soon to a town near you: A town hall with your premier. Kathleen Wynne has taken her campaign trail road show on tour — six months early. By next May the campaign will be underway...
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Black Liberal MP speaks out against ‘draining’ discriminatory acts on Parliament Hill

TheStar.com (Ainslie Cruickshank - Staff Reporter) — A Black Liberal MP took to Facebook this week to share details of the discrimination she says she confronts on Parliament Hill. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, who represents Whitby, posted that she...
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Rex Tillerson changes tune on talks with North Korea

TheStar.com (Matthew Pennington - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—America’s top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to...
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Beverley McLachlin leaves chief justice post cheering Supreme Court’s work on Aboriginal issues

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Beverley McLachlin left her position as the country's top judge Friday, cheering the work that the Supreme Court has done on Aboriginal issues while cautioning that more must be done...
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Meet Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers in Toronto

TheStar.com (Victoria Gibson - Staff Reporter) — When Monique Jilesen arrived at the downtown courtroom Friday morning, she sat at the front and took the lead — talking shop with the judge, and hammering down dates for future court...
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Saying goodbye to the 196 York University Rocket

TheStar.com (Katie Daubs - Feature Writer) — Oh, 196 York University Rocket, covered in your dusty coat of winter filth, now is the time for rest. It is a sunny, frigid day in winter exam season, and your flank reads, “The Farewell...
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Foreign caregivers’ Christmas wishes to Santa, Trudeau and Hussen

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — While Christmas is a time to be with family, many foreign caregivers can only watch other Canadians celebrate the holiday, with their minds set on their own families oceans away. For many of the...
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Guilty plea in bizarre case of Toronto criminal lawyer shot outside Annex office

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - Court Reporter) — In a plea deal, Grayson Delong has admitted in Ontario Superior Court that disguised as a construction worker he shot Toronto criminal lawyer Randall Barrs outside his Annex office last year. ...
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Edward Keenan: Are we sure TTC fare evasion happens as often as we think it does?

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Columnist) — The headline Thursday was about fare evasion — a presentation rejected by the TTC before it was ever publicly presented because of its questionable methodology claimed riders may have been...
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U.S. fighting against mention of ‘climate change’ in new chapter of NAFTA, sources say

TheStar.com (Josh Wingrove - Bloomberg,Eric Martin,Andrew Mayeda) — The U.S. is fighting against any mention of “climate change” in a potential new environmental chapter of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to two people...
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North Korea does not present imminent nuclear threat to U.S., Mattis says

TheStar.com (Robert Burns - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says North Korea’s most recent test of a long-range missile did not demonstrate an imminent threat to the United States. Shortly after the...
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Judge temporarily blocks Trump rules that could reduce women’s access to birth control

TheStar.com (Josh Cornfield - The Associated Press,Sudhin Thanawala) — PHILADELPHIA—A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women’s access to free birth control. ...
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Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife Honey found dead in North York mansion

TheStar.com (Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter) — Barry Sherman, founder of Apotex Inc., and his wife Honey have been found dead at their North York mansion. Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins confirmed the death of the couple in a tweet...
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With Rubio on board, Republicans finalize Trump’s sweeping tax overhaul

TheStar.com (Stephen OhlemacHer - The Associated Press,Marcy Gordon) — WASHINGTON—Republicans finalized the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s tax laws in three decades Friday, sweetening the child tax credit to placate a reluctant GOP senator as they...
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Chantal Hébert: Looking back provides clues to where Canada is headed

TheStar.com (Chantal Hébert - Star Columnist) — Every political year brings its share of new players, emerging trends and surprises. 2017 in Canada was no exception. Here are five of the more meaningful ones for the shape of things to come. 1....
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Toronto offers parking discounts to help King St. merchants

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — The City of Toronto has revealed details of a one-time parking discount at Green P spots near King St. amid concerns that merchants are struggling during the transit-focused pilot project. The...
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Woman struck and killed near Flatiron Building in downtown Toronto

TheStar.com (Brennan Doherty - Staff Reporter) — A 23-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a vehicle near the Flatiron Building downtown on Friday afternoon. Toronto paramedics were called to Church St. and Front St., around 12:37 p.m....
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Hydro One grounds helicopter crews, holds vigils after 4 workers killed in crash

TheStar.com (Daniela Germano - The Canadian Press) — Hydro One says it has grounded all its helicopter crews in the aftermath of a chopper crash that killed four employees in eastern Ontario. CEO Mayo Schmidt says the fleet will not operate until...
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Blog Articles

Hall of Fame Poll: Carlos Zambrano

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you elect Carlos Zambrano into the Baseball Hall of Fame? We’ve made it to the end of the list. Carlos Zambrano, not surprisingly, is the last name alphabetically on this year’s Hall of...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Kerry Wood

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Kerry Wood into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Kerry Wood has an interesting story. He was a first round pick, number 4 overall, in 1995, by the Cubs . He moved up the minor league...
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2017 Rule 5 Draft: Blue Jays quiet; lose 3B Mitch Nay and select three in AAA phase

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — The major league phase of the Rule 5 Draft proved uneventful for the Blue Jays , as they neither made a selection nor had any players selected from them. In the end, rumours that the planned to...
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2017 Rule 5 Draft Background, Preview, and Open Thread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Will the Blue Jays find the next Biagini? Lose a player for the first time in 8 years? Will it be Max Pentecost? The 2017 Winter Meetings wrap up today with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Once a solid...
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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? Larry Walker was a favorite of mine. He is Canadian and played for the Expos, how could I not like him. He had a 17 year career, the...
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Blue Jays Rumor Time

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So there are a bunch of Blue Jays rumors out there, now that Marcell Ozuna has been traded to the Cardinals (yeah I would have liked him, but I wouldn’t have liked the price). Jeter has said...
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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’ s on the Hall of Fame ballot for the third time. He was on 10.2% of the ballots last year. He was around that 10%...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Omar Vizquel

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Omar Vizquel into the Baseball Hall of Fame? So we come to a former Blue Jays player again, Omar Viszquel. Omar played his last MLB season for us. He was 45, in 2012, and he...
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Tuesday Bantering: Atkins Speaks, and Ahab still chasing the whale

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — The first full day of winter meetings has come and gone very quietly, and without any moves from the Blue Jays. That leaves a vacuum, which nature abhors, so Jon Heyman delivered this last night: ...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Jim Thome

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Jim Thome into the Baseball Hall of Fame? This is Jim Thome’s first time on the ballot. Jim had a pretty terrific career. Played 22 seasons. He hit .276/.402/.554 with 612 home...
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Monday Bantering: Alford slugging in Mexico

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — With the Baseball Winter Meetings underway, I’m hoping there will be some Blue Jays news or, at least, some rumors or something soon. Until then: Anthony Alford has been having a great time...
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Winter Meetings Are Here

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The baseball winter meetings seem to be a week late this year. The off-season has been quiet up until Friday. With Shohei Ohtani signing, Giancarlo Stanton traded and free agents starting to...
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Today in Baseball History

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A bad trade, and Yankees sign Jays free agent pitchers. Today in Blue Jays history: 9 Years ago: A.J. Burnett , who had opted out of his Blue Jays contract, signed with the Yankees...
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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? Sammy Sosa is still on the ballot. This is his 6th time on the ballot. Last year he received 8.6% of the vote (you need to get 5% to...
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It’s Time for the Blue Jays to Seriously Reconsider the Path Forward

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — From the time the Blue Jays slid out of contention for good at the end of June and focus turned to 2018 and beyond, the front office has repeatedly indicated that they intend to field a...
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Hall of Fame Polls: Gary Sheffield

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Gary Sheffield into the Baseball Hall of Fame? This is Gary Sheffield's third time on the ballot. He was on 13.3% of the writer's ballots last year. Looking at his stats,...
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MLB Trade Rumors: In the wake of the Stanton deal, should the Blue Jays target Starlin Castro, Christian Yelich, or Marcell Ozuna

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)) — Are the Marlins about to have a fire sale? Well, they did it. The Marlins pulled the trigger on a deal that’s going to send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees , and now everything’s awful. ...
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Stanton traded to Yankees

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — It looks like the trade is Giancarlo Stanton and $30 million to the Yankees and Starlin Castro , Jose Devers and Jorge Guzman to the Marlins . Castro had a pretty good 2017 season, hitting...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Curt Schilling

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Schilling into the Baseball Hall of Fame? This is Curt Schillings' 6th time on the ballot, last year he was on 45.0% of the voters’ ballots. That was a drop from 52.3 the year...
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Hall of Fame Poll: Johan Santana

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Would you vote Johan Santana into the Baseball Hall of Fame? So, when I first thought about Johan Santana ‘s chances for the Hall of Fame, I thought no. He had too short of a career. Just 12...
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