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Danforth condo cancelled by developer

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — A Danforth Ave. condo is the latest in a series of residential construction cancellations to disappoint Toronto-area home buyers, who handed over deposits to Brampton-based DIAM Developments...
  • New: 4 hr 45 min ago

Former diplomats warn global relations crumbling as Canadians mark 100 days in Chinese prison

TheStar.com (Perrin Grauer - Star Vancouver) — VANCOUVER—As a pair of Canadians mark their 100th day detained by the Chinese government in an undisclosed location, former diplomats are warning that Western countries can no longer afford...
  • New: 7 hr 26 min ago

Canada set to begin collecting data on travellers leaving country

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — Ottawa will soon start collecting data on every person leaving Canada by land and air in a bid to identify and track anyone from potential terrorists to snowbirds who lie about their residency to...
  • New: 7 hr 45 min ago

Ontarians trust doctors, academics — but not religious leaders — when it comes to sex-ed

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau) — Ontarians trust doctors, nurses, academic experts, parents and teachers on the subject of sex-ed. They don’t trust religious and community leaders, their children’s friends or the...
  • New: 9 hr 32 min ago

Ford denies Hillier’s allegations of ‘possible illegal and unregistered lobbying’ at Queen’s Park

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief,Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau) — Premier Doug Ford is angrily denying a former Progressive Conservative MPP’s allegations that there is “possible illegal and unregistered lobbying” by his inner circle. With the...
  • New: 9 hr 38 min ago

Unifor reports productive talks with General Motors on Oshawa plant

TheStar.com (Ian Bickis - The Canadian Press) — TORONTO - Unifor says it has suspended a media campaign against General Motors amid productive talks with the automaker on the future of the company’s assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont. The union...
  • New: 9 hr 55 min ago

Amber Alert issued after police say Markham man abducted his 5-year-old daughter from school

TheStar.com (Jack Hauen - Staff Reporter) — An Amber Alert has been issued after police say a father abducted his 5-year-old daughter from her classroom in Markham Tuesday afternoon. York Region police say Soloman Jaffri, 25, took Jannah...
  • New: 9 hr 55 min ago

Jennifer Wells: Video of massacre shines light on Facebook failure

TheStar.com (Jennifer Wells - Business Columnist) — The terrorist killings in Christchurch proved two truths. The first is societal: the unification of New Zealand against hatred is emerging stronger than ever. The second is commercial: Facebook...
  • New: 11 hr 13 min ago

Thomas Walkom: Jody Wilson-Raybould still controls the SNC-Lavalin narrative

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs Columnist) — Justin Trudeau’s Liberals want the SNC-Lavalin affair to go away. They will not succeed until former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould is satisfied. It’s not clear that she will...
  • New: 11 hr 53 min ago

Ancient asteroid Bennu full of surprises for scientists in Canadian-involved space mission

TheStar.com (Kate Allen - Science and Technology Reporter) — It’s not every day we get to visit an asteroid. So no one should be surprised that a spacecraft’s first close-up of Bennu, a 500-metre-wide rocky relic of the early solar system, is...
  • 13 hr 24 min ago

Province adds funding for on-campus sexual violence services

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Queen's Park Bureau) — The government is providing additional funding to Ontario colleges and universities to combat sexual violence on campus. Post-secondary Minister Merrilee Fullerton made the announcement Tuesday...
  • 13 hr 36 min ago

It’s budget day! What to expect and what to watch for

TheStar.com (Jason Miller - Staff Reporter,David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief,Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bure) — The Trudeau government will attempt to put its best foot forward before this fall’s election, with what’s expected to be voter-friendly initiatives unveiled in its last fiscal...
  • 13 hr 54 min ago

Sherman family gets OK to demolish North York home of murdered billionaire couple

TheStar.com (Aaron D’Andrea - toronto.com) — Barry and Honey Sherman’s home can be demolished, North York councillors have decided. The decision comes after the family of the murdered couple requested permission from the city to...
  • 14 hr 56 min ago

Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers urges Tories to close campaign finance loophole

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — A Liberal MPP is introducing legislation to force the Progressive Conservative government to close a campaign finance loophole first exposed by the Star. Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa-Vanier)...
  • 15 hr 1 min ago

Opposition vows to press for answers in SNC-Lavalin affair despite probe’s end

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Conservative and New Democrat MPs furious at a Liberal vote that cut short a parliamentary probe into the SNC-Lavalin affair say they will continue to press for answers. ...
  • 15 hr 5 min ago

Police investigate Hamilton white supremacist for posting New Zealand shooter’s manifesto

TheStar.com (Teviah Moro - The Hamilton Spectator) — Hamilton police say they are investigating white supremacist and former Hamilton mayoral candidate Paul Fromm for a possible hate crime after the manifesto written by the man accused of killing...
  • 17 hr 22 min ago

Man arrested after suspicious package found for second straight day at Broadview station

TheStar.com (Emerald Bensadoun - Staff Reporter,Claire Floody - Staff Reporter) — Toronto police have charged one man and Broadview station has reopened Tuesday morning after a suspicious package was found for the second straight day, disrupting the commute for thousands of TTC...
  • 19 hr 36 min ago

He died trying to tackle the New Zealand mosque shooter. His Canadian niece remembers him as kind, humble

TheStar.com (Nadine Yousif - Star Edmonton) — EDMONTON—Sitting 13,000 kilometres away from Friday’s Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings , Chand Gul felt the pain of the tragedy all the same. Gul, an Edmonton mother of...
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Emma Teitel: Brian Mulroney should leave politics to the ‘little girls’ of the world who can handle it

TheStar.com (Emma Teitel - National Columnist) — A lot of things have changed in this country since Brian Mulroney was its Prime Minister from 1984 to 1993, namely that it’s no longer OK to call a female politician a “little...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

When it comes to paid sick days, one college giveth, another college taketh away

TheStar.com (Sara Mojtehedzadeh - Work and Wealth Reporter) — It’s a tale of two colleges — and two approaches to sick days. Following labour law changes late last year that eliminated two mandatory paid emergency leave days for all Ontario...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago
Blog Articles

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Sean Reid-Foley

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Sean Reid-Foley has been on our prospects lists for a few years now. This year he was number 7 on our list after being 3rd in 2017 and 9th in 2018. He was our second round pick in the 2014 draft....
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Tuesday bantering: Trout signs for $430 million

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — And Alford down, McKinney, Biagini, Mayza, Borucki make the team Bryce Harper plan to entice Mike Trout to get to free agency to sign with the Phillies didn’t work. Trout signed with the...
  • 15 hr 31 min ago

Quick Recap: Hernandez Homers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Clayton Richard throws 6 good innings. Tigers 2 Blue Jays 3 I figured the Jays would be looking for 4 innings out of Clayton Richard (I know I’m going to add an ‘s’ to his name about...
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Monday Bantering and GameThread

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — There are a couple of bits of Blue Jays news. The Jays have said that Eric Pardinho is ‘experiencing mild soreness in his right elbow’. He’s not throwing now and will stay in extending spring...
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Dalton Pompey

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I’ve always felt that first impressions and timing are the most important things in life. All the good things that have happened in my life have been due to those two things. Bad things? Well,...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Happy Birthday Cito Gaston, Scott Downs and Danny Ainge

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Cito Gaston turns 75 today. As player Cito came up thru the Atlanta Braves system and was a September call up in 1967 and shared the outfield with Hank Aaron for a few games. Then, in 1968,...
  • 2 days ago

Sunday Bantering: Jays to pay minor leaguers more

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — And Open Thread for Sunday Jays Spring Game Good morning. I hope you all have a nice St. Patrick’s day. I had a couple of Guinness last night, at my favorite within walking distance bar. ...
  • 2 days ago

Blue Jays News: Surgery for Travis

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I really bad for Devon Travis. He has had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to fix a ‘small’ meniscus tear. The team says he will rehab in Dunedin and be reassessed in 4 to 6 weeks. I would...
  • 2 days ago

Quick Recap: Split Squad Losses

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Two games. Neither went well. Orioles 4 Blue Jays 3 The game that wasn’t on TV. Our batters had trouble with Alex Cobb for 4 innings, but then got 3 runs off him in the 5th. That would be...
  • 3 days ago

Open Thread for Saturday Split Squad games

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — And some Jays news. We have two games today for the price of one. The one against the Yankees is on Sportsnet TV. The Orioles game is on radio. There isn’t much for Jays news, unless...
  • 3 days ago
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Kevin Pillar

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Kevin Pillar is, at least offensively, in some ways, the most consistent player you will ever see and, in some ways the most inconsistent player you’ll ever see. Consistent? Career he has a...
  • 3 days ago

Quick Recap: Galvis and Pillar Homer

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 2 Phillies 3 It was a day for the pitchers. Jays scored 2 on solo homers. Freddy Galvis went the opposite way, a fly that just barely cleared the wall, and Kevin Pillar hit one...
  • 4 days ago
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Open thread for Friday’s Jays spring game

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — There isn’t much for Jays news. Well, there is this. Ken Giles ‘slept on his shoulder wrong’ and wont’ be available today: Yesterday Charlie Montoyo said that Ken Giles had been unavailable...
  • 4 days ago
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Quick Recap: Good start for Shoemaker

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Yankees 1 Blue Jays 1 (finishes in a tie) Matt Shoemaker became our first spring starter to make it to the 6th inning. Matt threw 5.1 innings, allowed 4 hits (all singles), 1 walk, 3...
  • 5 days ago
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Thursday Bantering: Rule Changes

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — And open thread for Jays/Yankees. The Blue Jays announced their rotation for their first 5 games of the season. We will see Stroman, Shoemaker , Sanchez, Borucki and Richard in the first 5...
  • 5 days ago
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Sign up for Bluebird Banter’s FanPulse and let your voice be heard!

SBN: Bluebird Banter (SB Nation Staff) — You have opinions about the Blue Jays and we want to hear them! We are considered the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays community here at Bluebird Banter, and we talk every day about how the Blue...
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Quick Recap: Good start for Stroman

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 4 Orioles 6 Marcus Stroman had a very nice start. Through 4 innings he allowed just 1 base runner and that was on his own error. He went after a popup and didn’t peel off when...
  • 6 days ago
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Wednesday Bantering and Open Thread for Jays/Orioles

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Marcus Stroman will be the opening day starter. We have another game which no one is showing on TV. There isn’t a lot of Jays news. Jacob Waguespack has been sent to the minor league camp. ...
  • 6 days ago
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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: David Phelps

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays signed free agent David Phelps back in January. He has a rather complicated contract. He has a 1-year contract for $2.5 million and a club option for 2020 at $1 million. But the...
  • 6 days ago
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Quick Recap: Good start for Sanchez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Rays 2 Blue Jays 1 Well, the win streak had to end sometime. Aaron Sanchez had a very good start. 4 innings, 1 hit, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. He hasn’t allowed a run yet this spring. He was...
  • 7 days ago