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Details today of long-awaited new Detroit-Windsor bridge

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are expected to make an announcement Wednesday about a new bridge that is planned between Detroit and Windsor, Ont. ...
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Toronto cop charged with attempted murder in Sammy Yatim shooting

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — A Toronto police officer is facing an additional charge in relation to the shooting death of a teenager on a streetcar last summer. Const. James Forcillo already faces a second-degree murder...
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Amazon to spend $2 billion in India to take on site founded by former employees

TheStar.com (KAY JOHNSON - AP Business Writer) — MUMBAI—The world’s largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it...
  • New: 56 min ago

15 dead after Israeli tank shells slam into UN shelter for Gaza refugees

TheStar.com (Karin Laub And Peter Enav - The Associated Press) — GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES -- Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school sheltering Gaza war refugees Wednesday, killing 15 Palestinians and wounding 90 after tearing through two...
  • New: 2 hr 37 min ago

Make all complaints about Ontario doctors public: trial lawyers

TheStar.com (Theresa Boyle - Health, Ontario) — All complaints against doctors should be made public after they have been dealt with by the province’s medical watchdog, according to the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association . ...
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Rob Ford’s playground photo-ops raise questions about voting record

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - City Hall) — There he was last Monday, climbing a jungle gym. There he was on Sunday, riding a teeter-totter. Mayor Rob Ford is never more endearing than when he is gleefully hanging out with children....
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Disclosure of First Nations salaries raises eyebrows

TheStar.com (Mike De Souza - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Records showing a native councillor with construction contracts worth $300,000, a chief with a six-figure salary, and an eight member band council each making about $6,500 annually...
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Blue Jays: Stroman dominates distracted Red Sox at Fenway: Griffin

TheStar.com (Richard Griffin - Baseball Columnist) — BOSTON—With the entirety of Red Sox nation engaged in a Hub-wide tizzy over the Jon Lester situation — will he stay or will he go? — there was still a game to be played at...
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Newmarket family stranded on Boston whale-watching boat

TheStar.com (Samuel Greenfield - Staff Reporter) — A whale-watching tour that was supposed to last just a few hours turned into a smelly, exhausting night at sea near Boston for a vacationing Newmarket family. “It smelled like vomit and...
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EU, western nations hit Russia with economic sanctions

TheStar.com (Tanya Talaga - Staff Reporter) — The European Union and western nations joined on Tuesday to try to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop his military aggression in Ukraine by isolating Russia from the global economy...
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Maple Leafs sign Jake Gardiner to five-year deal

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — The Maple Leafs have gone all in on Jake Gardiner, giving the defenceman a five-year contract, according to Sportsnet. Gardiner is the last of the Leafs’ restricted free agents to sign a...
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Canadian military seeks air defence system to protect VIPs from missiles

TheStar.com (Murray Brewster - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Canadian military is looking for an air defence system to protect its VIP aircraft, including the one used by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, from surface-to-air missiles. And...
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U.S. adds Russian banks to sanctions list

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — The U.S. today sanctioned three Russian banks and a state-owned shipbuilder that supplies the Russian navy and its oil and gas industry, joining with the European Union in escalating the penalties...
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Twitter posts stronger than expected results

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — SAN FRANCISCO—Stronger-than-expected results pushed Twitter’s stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second...
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Flat-rate hydro proposal stirs debate

TheStar.com (John Spears - Business reporter, Business Reporter) — It sounds like a simple idea: Pay your local hydro utility a fixed rate each month for its portion of the bill, no matter how much power you use. But the proposal has attracted a blizzard of...
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Come for the art, stay for the rats: Louvre garden infested with rodents

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — PARIS—Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the...
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Genie’s Army makes long trek to Montreal to cheer their girl

TheStar.com (Benjamin Shingler - The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—They are armed with t-shirts, face paint and posters and they are headed to Montreal. Founding members of the Genie Army, a group of Eugenie Bouchard supporters who cheered for...
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Ontario attorney general asked to probe ‘extreme’ custody case

TheStar.com (Jim Rankin - Feature reporter) — Ontario’s attorney general is being asked to investigate an “extreme” child custody case that has resulted in a single mother languishing in jail for nine months for...
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Blue Jays-Red Sox game blog: Live at 7 p.m.

TheStar.com (Star staff) — Mobile users can click here to follow.
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TTC driver letter recounts her run through a red light

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — Does the punishment of dismissal fit the transgression of a TTC bus driver, who was caught on video running a red light? The video makes it appear that the bus only narrowly missed hitting a...
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Blog Articles

Locastro A Stro-Man Too!

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The boys on the farm came away with a split of their six games Tuesday but two of the losses were of the come-from-ahead variety. The Florida folks were rained out. Buffalo 7 Indianapolis 1 ...
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Another great start for Marcus Stroman, Jays beat Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 4 Red Sox 2 Where would we be without Marcus Stroman . He was great again tonight, maybe not quite as good as his last start against the Red Sox, but still really good. 7 innings, 6...
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Overflow GameThread for Game 108: Jays @ Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Blue Jays lead 3-1 going into the 5th. Marcus Stroman's pitch count is a little high but it has been a pretty good start so far, four innings, just a run on three hits and a couple walks. He has...
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Rob Rasmussen optioned to make room for Danny Valencia

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Surprising yet not surprising: the Blue Jays have chosen reliever Rob Rasmussen as the man to come off the 25-man roster to make room for the newest Jay, Danny Valencia . Rasmussen has been...
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Blue Jays trade rumors: Jon Lester

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Red Sox are interested in fielding offers for Jon Lester and this line,  in a post by Sean McAdam At CSNNE.com Of those, a source indicated, Toronto has been the most aggressive in...
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The Blue Jays have better reinforcements in 2014

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Nick Ashbourne) — Every team begins the season with a 25-man roster, but it takes more than 25 men to have a successful year. Following three straight series wins and an immensely satisfying 14-1 shellacking of...
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The Say Nay Kid!

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The affiliates were able to win five out of eight games Monday. Two of the losses were of the one-run variety. Lehigh Valley 4 Buffalo 2 Buffalo, NY - The Phillies affiliate scored the...
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Two touchdowns to a rouge: Blue Jays embarrass Red Sox 14-1 with a nine-run sixth inning

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — Not enough sunscreen in the world could have prevented what happened to Clay Buchholz and the Red Sox tonight. Not enough fried chicken and beer will make the loss sting any less either,...
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GameThread 2 for Game 107: Blue Jays @ Red Sox - 'Tis a Blowout!

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Blue Jays lead Red Sox 14-1 going into the bottom of the 7th. Feels better cheering for the winning side, doesn't it?
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Blue Jays trade: Liam Hendriks and Erik Kratz traded to Royals for Danny Valencia

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — News is just breaking that pitcher Liam Hendriks and catcher Erik Kratz have both been traded to the Kansas City Royals . The trade was first reported by Shi Davidi and later followed up by...
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Midseason Top 20 Blue Jays Prospects list released by MLB.com

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — The Prospect Watch section of MLB.com released their midseason Top 20 lists last night , with the rankings including recently drafted players from this June's entry draft. The Blue Jays have a...
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Blue Jays Trade Rumors: Asdrubal Cabrera

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Ken Rosenthal has this rumor: Whatever interest #BlueJays had in Rios was fleeting, sources say. Jays monitoring market; #Indians ’ Cabrera an option. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July...
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Three Extra Inning Affairs, One Win, One Loss, One Suspended

Batter's Box (tercet) — On Sunday the Jays affiliates were 2-3, with one game suspended. Bluefield lost in extra innings, Lansing won in extra innings, and New Hampshires game was suspeneded in extras. Vancouver lost a...
  • 2 days ago
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7/27 Blue Jays MiLB Recap: Bisons bats not so kind to Jo-Jo.

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MapleMan) — While I was at my own ball teams home diamond playing the second half of an afternoon doubleheader, the Toronto Blue Jays did the impossible and grabbed their second win in a row at Yankee...
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Blue Jays stretch Yankee Stadium win streak to two games, capture series over New York with 5-4 victory

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — After a 5-4 victory this afternoon capped a series victory against New York, it seems unlikely that the Yankee Stadium losing streak will have to be talked about ever again this season. A back and...
  • 2 days ago
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Nolan Reimold activated from DL, Esmil Rogers DFAed

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays have activated Nolan Reimold from the DL. Nolan got in 12 at bats with the Jays, after being picked up off waivers and before being put on the DL. In those 12 at bats he had 4...
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Castro Attacks Hillsboro

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Miguel Castro dominated again but the game was scoreless until extra innings when Vancouver rallied to win. Buffalo had excellent pitching from Liam Hendricks and won easily. The GCL Jays won a...
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17 is Enough Weekend Links July 27, 2014

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Damaso's Burnt Shirt) — Jays win!  Jays win!  In New York.  The Jays current 1-4 record in the Bronx looks a bit better than last year's 0-10.  So in honor of breaking that horrible streak, here are some links for your...
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Blue Jays win 6-4 as sloppy New York defense helps Toronto snap Yankee Stadium losing streak

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — Blue Jays 6 Yankees 4 The much talked about Yankee Stadium losing streak for the Blue Jays came to an end at 17 games this afternoon, as Dan Johnson and some sloppy New York defense powered...
  • 3 days ago