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Arbitration gives Toronto firefighters a new collective agreement

TheStar.com (Jesse Winter - Staff Reporter) — Toronto firefighters have a new collective agreement, cementing them as the highest-paid firefighters in the province in terms of base salary. The decision , awarded on Friday after...
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Millions expected to watch solar eclipse

TheStar.com (Sarah Kaplan - The Washington Post) — CARBONDALE, ILL.—The warning signs hang above hundreds of kilometres of highway, flashing the same message from Illinois to Tennessee: “SOLAR ECLIPSE. AUGUST 21. PLAN...
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Charlottesville rally organizer calls Heather Heyer’s death ‘payback’

TheStar.com (Matt Pearce - Los Angeles Times) — A Twitter post from the account of Jason Kessler, the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville, Va., “Unite the Right” rally , insulted the protester who was killed...
  • New: 3 hr 51 min ago

U.S. signals Trump’s Buy American agenda non-negotiable in NAFTA talks

TheStar.com (Joan Bryden - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The U.S. appears to be signalling that President Donald Trump’s vow to aggressively promote a “buy American, hire American” agenda is not open to discussion...
  • New: 6 hr 49 min ago

Crumbling gangland partnership probed in two botched GTA murder bids

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Staff Reporter) — Police are probing whether a dissolving business partnership involving the London, Ont., Hells Angels is behind two failed murder attempts in the GTA this month. The latest shooting took...
  • New: 7 hr 27 min ago

The fall of Steve Bannon won’t end chaos at the White House: Analysis

TheStar.com (Justin Sink - Bloomberg) — Stephen Bannon’s ouster rids the White House of someone who fed off chaos, obsessed over his own image and sowed conflict among top aides to the president.  The problem is that...
  • New: 10 hr 8 min ago

Boston deploys 500 officers ahead of ‘Free Speech Rally,’ anti-racism protest

TheStar.com (Steve Leblanc - The Associated Press) — BOSTON—Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned...
  • New: 10 hr 44 min ago

Canadian officials to mark 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid in France

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — DIEPPE, FRANCE—Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr is leading a Canadian government delegation to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War. ...
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U.S. President Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—The White House has announced that U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honouring recipients of this year’s Kennedy...
  • 13 hr 26 min ago

CNE cancels Youth Day following safety concerns in 2016

TheStar.com The Canadian National Exhibition has cancelled its popular Youth Day for this year’s exhibition, citing issues in 2016 when it was forced to shut down early due to safety concerns. The...
  • 14 hr 29 min ago

Two men in critical condition after hotel shooting downtown

TheStar.com (Alanna Rizza - Staff Reporter) — Two men are in serious condition following a shooting in a downtown hotel early Saturday. Toronto police Const. Caroline de Kloet said two men were found with gunshot wounds in the lobby of...
  • 14 hr 42 min ago

Eaton Centre Uniqlo workers seeking to unionize

TheStar.com (Francine Kopun - Business reporter) — Employees at the Uniqlo store at Toronto Eaton Centre have decided to hold a vote on whether to join a union to improve conditions at the Japanese apparel retailer’s first Canadian...
  • 15 hr 19 min ago

Refugees stuck in backlog have a chance at getting out of it — if they can afford the legal fees

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — Refugee claimants stuck in Canada’s growing backlog have a chance to get their cases heard speedily — if they can afford to take the Immigration and Refugee Board to court. The...
  • 22 hr 19 min ago

Distressed loon swims toward Alberta campers seeking help from fishing gear

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — NORDEGG, ALTA.—This is a story about one lucky loon. Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed...
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For those fleeing the U.S. for Canada, our undefended frontier is a fantasy: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — We’ve all grown up with the story of living alongside the world’s longest undefended border. Here’s another chapter. For the last few summers, we’ve vacationed on...
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How best to spend $50 at the CNE

TheStar.com (Sammy Hudes - Staff Reporter, Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporters) — Sammy Hudes: A family tradition, I’ve gone to the CNE every year of my life that I can remember. I come with a plan, knowing every ride I want to go on as soon as I get there, after...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

At the centre of Toronto's opioids crisis, an unexpected view: DiManno: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — She carefully unfolds a foil wrapper, delicately removes the crumble of tar heroin within, places it in a spoon. Spits to moisten. Flicks a lighter to cook it, the substance dissolving into a...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Montreal amusement park pulls carousel horse showing Indigenous man’s severed head

TheStar.com (Sidhartha Banerjee - The Canadian Press) — Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man’s severed head in a bag. The move comes after several complaints, including...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

Track switch problem leaves two UPX trains stranded

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — Riders on the Union Pearson Express (UPX) had their travel plans interrupted Thursday afternoon when a broken switch disrupted service on the air-rail link for more than an hour, stranding...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

Fleeing to Canada, asylum seekers’ old lives revealed in the scraps found along New York’s Roxham Rd.

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.—In the bushes at the end of Roxham Rd., just steps from Canada, lay a sheet of white paper that had been ripped from a notebook and soaked from the previous day’s...
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Blog Articles

Blue Jays Trade Osman Gutierrez to Marlins for Tom Koehler

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Keegan Matheson from MLB.com has tweeted that the Blue Jays have traded for Tom Koehler from the Marlins , sending minor leaguer Osman Gutierrez to Florida. Koehler is a 31-year old...
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Poor offense and defense, Jays lose to Cubs

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 3 Cubs 4 Nick Tepesch had a tough first inning, for most of it he was no where near the plate. He gave up a lead off walk, got a pop out, then hit Kris Bryant with a pitch that...
  • New: 4 hr 33 min ago

Saturday Bantering: Mayza down, House up

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — And stuff on Goins, Mayza and Pillar. The Jays have called up T.J. House. Tim Mayza gets send down. Sure announce that after I’ve centered half this post on Mayza. But, we knew it was coming....
  • New: 10 hr 26 min ago

Happy Birthday Woody Williams

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Former Blue Jays pitcher Woody Williams turns 51 today. I’ll admit I often confuse him with Chris Carpenter. They both ended up in St. Louis, after leaving the Jays (Williams had a stop...
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Jays lose to Cubs

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Happ goes 0 for 3 (3 strikeouts) vs. Happ Blue Jays 4 Cubs 7 It looked like we had a shot for a moment there. We scored 3 in the top of the 8th, making it a one run game, but Tim Mayza ...
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Blue Jays at Cubs - August 18-20

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The Jays pay a rare visit to Wrigley. Apparently there are a lot of Blue Jay fans in Chicago. The Toronto FC MLS team also play in Chicago this weekend so some fans are doing a joint...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Around The Nest - Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 19

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Bo the Real MVP The Blue Jays are playing a rare afternoon game on a Friday so you may be watching that instead of listening to Around The Nest’s live broadcast, but fear not! The show will be...
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Friday Bantering: Osuna out with the flu

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — There are little bits of Blue Jays news, going into today’s game at Wrigley (remember it is a day game, 2:00 Eastern start): Roberto Osuna is out with the flu. Danny Barnes and Dominic...
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Homers by Donaldson (2) and Smoak help Jays beat Rays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Rays 3 Blue Jays 5 Justin Smoak has been so good. I’m afraid I scared my neighbors cheering his homer. Chris Rowley was interesting to watch. He was having a hard time staying in the...
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Thursday’s Blue Jays lineup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — No Bautista, Pillar Got back from vacation late last night....we got back, our bags didn’t. Such is life. Looks like Goins’ wasn’t badly hurt last night. Bautista and Pillar get an off-day....
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Batter's Box (Gerry) — The top three affiliates each had a walk off win. The walk-offs came in rapid succession on Wednesday, all three happened in about 20 minutes. Teoscar Hernandez and Rowdy Tellez won it for...
  • 2 days ago
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Aaron Loup can no longer be optioned

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Coming into 2017, Aaron Loup had 4 years, 40 days of credited MLB service time (per the invaluable Baseball-Reference). Though the season is usually 183 days, only 172 days are required earn a...
  • 2 days ago
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Quick morning recap: Blue Jays edge Rays 3-2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — It would appear a snafu resulted in no recap going up after the game last night, let's belatedly run through one of those rare times when the Blue Jays pulled out a tight game with Tampa Bay. ...
  • 2 days ago
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Blue Jays DFA J.P. Howell and Mike Ohlman; activate Miguel Montero and Dominic Leone

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — The Blue Jays announced a series of moves this afternoon, activating Dominic Leone from the bereavement list and Miguel Montero from the disabled list. Montero had been on the DL since...
  • 3 days ago
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Fun with home/road splits: Dunedin Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Something notable happened in Dunedin last night. The D-Jays blew a 8-4 lead after seven innings, falling 9-8 to the Palm Beach Cardinals, which though a painful way to lose is hardly...
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Blue Jays can't overcome rough start by Marco Estrada, fall 6-4 to Rays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — On the bright side, Josh Donaldson continued to smash home runs Rays 6 Blue Jays 4 In his fourth start since the trade deadline passed, Marco Estrada turned in his first subpar start as...
  • 3 days ago
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Marco Estrada claimed on revocable waivers by AL East Team

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — According to reports by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi and BP Toronto’s Gideon Turk , an American League East team claimed Marco Estrada off trade waivers from the Blue Jays. These are revocable...
  • 4 days ago
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Blue Jays vs. Rays - August 14-17

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — You wouldn't know it from us but the Blue Jays apparently won the opener of this series. Three more games to go. Series Schedule/Probable Starters Tuesday at 7:07 pm ET - Blake Snell (0-6,...
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Pitching backs up MIA offence in 2-1 Blue Jays win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mark Colley) — Toronto scored their first and only runs in the first inning. The opportunities to write a game story about successful Toronto Blue Jay pitching without Marcus Stroman on the mound have been...
  • 4 days ago
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