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Lower Don construction can start before flood-protection is completed, province says

TheStar.com (Ilya Bañares - Staff Reporter) — Construction can begin at Toronto’s Lower Don Lands redevelopment before flood-protection infrastructure is completed, the province announced on Friday. “By reducing Ontario’s...
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Woman dead, another injured after crash on Hwy. 403 in Mississauga

TheStar.com (Ilya Bañares - Staff Reporter) — A woman is dead and another is injured after a single-vehicle crash on westbound Hwy. 403 late Saturday morning, paramedics say. Peel paramedics responded to a collision at 11:55 in the area of...
  • New: 4 hr 44 min ago

Union pickets Exhibition Place after board locks out technical and stage workers

TheStar.com (Ilya Bañares - Staff Reporter) — Workers have begun picketing at Exhibition Place after the site’s board of governors locked out members of a technical and stage workers’ union less than a month before the Canadian...
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Bo Burnham gets into character — as a 13-year-old girl — for Eighth Grade

TheStar.com (Peter Howell - Movie Critic) — “Yes, yes, yes. Of course.” Comedian/musician Bo Burnham is answering, with only a little impatience, the question everybody asks him about Eighth Grade , his acclaimed debut film :...
  • New: 7 hr 31 min ago

Bad trip from smoking pot? It could be a sign of mental illness

TheStar.com (Michael Mui - StarMetro Vancouver) — VANCOUVER—It took years for doctors to figure out why she was hearing voices in her head. It started innocently at first. The voices were distant. Sometimes they came from her television. In...
  • New: 8 hr 31 min ago

Homicide investigating after man killed in Leslieville

TheStar.com (Clare Rayment - Staff Reporter) — Toronto police and homicide are investigating after a man was killed in Leslieville early Saturday morning. The incident occurred in the area of Eastern Ave. and Morse St. shortly after 1 a.m. ...
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Affordability is biggest issue facing Toronto, poll says

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau) — During the recent heat wave, Millicent Asamoah said she heard from clients who couldn’t afford an air conditioner, let alone pay for the electricity to keep it running. Asamoah, a...
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Audit of immigration detention review system reveals culture that favours incarceration

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — The first-ever audit into the way Canada reviews immigration detention cases reveals a system that unfairly keeps people behind bars for months on end due to ill-informed adjudicators and a...
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Ranch rich Okanagan mobilizes to get animals to safety amid wildfire evacuations

TheStar.com (Alex McKeen - StarMetro Vancouver,Jesse Winter - StarMetro Vancouver) — SUMMERLAND, B.C.—Around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evening Shelley Joyce and her family were packed up and ready to vacate their Garnet Valley property in Summerland, B.C. The evacuation alert...
  • 19 hr 57 min ago

City council asked to approve $44-million plan to reduce gun violence

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau) — City staff have put forward a $44-million, five-year plan to reduce gun violence that would be funded entirely by the federal and provincial governments. The funds for the new plan have not yet...
  • 20 hr 44 min ago

Toronto Police want to use ShotSpotter to pinpoint location of shootings. Does the technology work?

TheStar.com (Julien Gignac - Staff Reporter) — Technology the Toronto Police Board wants to use to reduce gun violence may not be effective, says a former U.S. police officer. ShotSpotter is designed to pinpoint the location of shootings as...
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Rosie DiManno: In India’s ‘Chennai Horror,’ 17 men face charges in the sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl with a hearing disorder

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — WARNING! Graphic content Men in dress shirts thrashing men in dress shirts. A high-pitched shrieking as the targets of all those blows and kicks scrunch their bodies on the floor in a vain...
  • 22 hr 47 min ago

Bruce Arthur: Ujiri swings for the fences

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — In the two days before making the most significant, high-risk, blow-your-mind trade in Toronto Raptors history, Masai Ujiri spent time with former U.S. President Barack Obama in Kenya. Obama...
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Heather Mallick: A picture that tells the Tories’ story

TheStar.com (Heather Mallick - Star Columnist) — There is something of the night about this strange political ad, which features an image of a man crossing a bridge. What is happening here? Let’s look for clues. The man looks a bit grim....
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Man charged in downtown sex assault case involving minors

TheStar.com (Jenna Moon - Staff Reporter) — A man has been charged after an alleged sexual assault involving minors, Toronto Police say. The incident happened Thursday morning just after 9 a.m. near Adelaide St. E. and Church St. Police...
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We need more help with cannabis rollout, provinces tell Ottawa

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau) — SAINT ANDREWS, NEW BRUNSWICK — With legalization only a few months away, the provinces are looking to Ottawa to “step up” when it comes to raising public awareness about the...
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Emma Teitel: This clueless rich girl's money diary provides a valuable public service

TheStar.com (Emma Teitel - National Columnist) — I have a theory that there are two things keeping journalism afloat in an age where hardly anyone pays for it: the first is (ironically) endless coverage of media’s sworn enemy, Donald J....
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No price tag or timetable for province-wide consultation on sex ed

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — Premier Doug Ford is vowing the “largest consultation ever in Ontario’s history when it comes to education” on a new sex-education curriculum, but details remain few and far...
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Al Carbone, owner of Kit Kat restaurant on King St., to run for council in Ward 20

TheStar.com (Samantha Beattie - Staff Reporter) — The man behind the King St. ice sculpture that gave the middle finger to the transit pilot project there is running for city councillor in Ward 20. Al Carbone , owner of the Kit Kat Italian Bar...
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Industrial accident sends one to hospital in the Annex

TheStar.com (Jenna Moon - Staff Reporter) — A man in his 60s has been rushed to a trauma centre following what is described as an industrial accident, paramedics say. Emergency crews responded to the scene for a medical call at Madison...
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Blog Articles

Great start from Stroman, Jays win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Orioles 1 Blue Jays 4 The second day in a row where we get a very good start. Marcus Stroman went 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, 1 earned, 2 walks with 7 strikeouts. He was getting ground...
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Game #97 Preview: Cobb vs Stroman

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Orioles (28-70) vs Blue Jays (44-52) After a more frustrating win than it should have been last night, the Jays get right back to it early this afternoon. Today’s game gets underway at 1:07...
  • New: 5 hr 44 min ago

Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Sam Gaviglio’s first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays called up Sam Gaviglio on May 11th. I figured he’d be up for a few days and then back down. I was wrong. His first appearance was coming into a game against the Red Sox in...
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Much harder than it should have been, but Jays win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Orioles 7 Blue Jays 9 (10 innings) Aledmys Diaz went from hero to goat to hero. After not running out a ball off the fence in the bottom of the 9th, he got the game winning hit in the 10th. ...
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Blue Jays Roster Moves: Richard Urena Called Up

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We knew the Blue Jays had at least one roster move coming today. Chris Rowley was sent out to Buffalo after the last game before the break. Today the Jays are bringing up Richard Urena ...
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Orioles at Blue Jays - July 20 - 22

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The rested Orioles arrive into town to visit the rested Blue Jays. The Jays ended the first half* with too many relievers and too few position players. This happened because Kevin Pillar and...
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Around The Nest - Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 15

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Promotions: Tooting Our Own Horn The major league all-star break allowed Blue Jays fans to tune into Vladimir Guerrrero’s return to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats last night. He went 1-for-4...
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Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Marcus Stroman’s first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Last year, Marcus Stroman had 3.09 ERA, finished 8th in Cy Young voting. He really put it all together. Coming into this season, I thought of Marcus as a sure thing. He was going to be good. ...
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Game #96 Preview: Bundy vs Gaviglio

SBN: Bluebird Banter (erik.t) — Orioles (28-69) vs Blue Jays (43-52) After what feels like forever, the Blue Jays are finally back in action to kick off the second half of the season. The Orioles are in town for a 3 game...
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The 18 Year Olds Lead the Way

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Two 18 year olds, Jordan Groshans and Gabriel Moreno knocked out three hits and are leading the way for the GCL Jays. The GCL Jays and the DSL Jays won. Bo Bichette had a couple of doubles to get...
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Today In Blue Jay History: Jays Trade Michael Young

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Today in Blue Jay history, July 19, 2000, the Jays traded Michael Young (and Darwin Cubillan) to the Texas Rangers for Esteban Loaiza . It turned out to be the worst trade in team history. ...
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Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Aaron Sanchez’ first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Like most of our Blue Jays , Aaron Sanchez has had an up and down first half. There have been good starts: 8 innings of 3 hit ball in Baltimore on April 10th comes to mind. And bad starts:...
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Two Blue Jays on Keith Law’s Top 50 Prospects

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Bet a dollar you know who they are. Keith Law has posted his ‘ midseason top 50 prospects update ’ and, as you would guess, there are two Blue Jays prospects on the list. Keith has Vladimir...
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Biggio Bigs It

Batter's Box (Gerry) — It was a quiet night on the farm. Cavan Biggio hit a late home run to earn a win for New Hampshire. Vancouver won in extra innings but everyone else lost. Even New Hampshire lost a game, the...
  • 2 days ago

Orioles trade Machado to Dodgers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Orioles have traded Manny Machado to the Dodgers for five players. The main piece coming back is Yusniel Diaz an outfielder. He was #73 on Baseball Prospectus Top 100 Prospects list....
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Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Marco Estrada’s first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — So like many of the Blue Jays , Marco Estrada ’s season started off pretty crappy and improved. His first two starts were good, 13 innings and 4 ERA. The next four starts he had an 8.53 ERA in...
  • 3 days ago

Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade J.A. Happ’s first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I’m not a big fan of the All-Star game, but I was happy to see J.A. Happ get into it and get his first ever save. For some reason I thought he made the All-Star team when he finished with that...
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Holy Moly Reid-Foley!

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The #BlueJays affiliates won three out of five Tuesday. New Hampshire had a doubleheader postponed due to rain. Lansing and Bluefield had the night off. Buffalo 7 Nortfolk 3 Sean...
  • 3 days ago

All Star Game: Open Thread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — hey now, you’re an all star The All Star Game is scheduled to be underway tonight at 8pm ET. Despite the thunderstorms earlier in the day, the game appears to be moving forward as scheduled. ...
  • 3 days ago

Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Curtis Granderson’s first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Most of the Blue Jays players started the season cold and improved as the season has gone on. Curtis Granderson followed the opposite path to the mid-season. At the end of April, Curtis was...
  • 4 days ago