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Laws against transporting booze across borders ‘ridiculous’, says Stephen Harper

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA — Stephen Harper says laws that prohibit people from taking alcohol across provincial borders are “ridiculous.” He says that’s why the Conservative government...
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Migrants find a new route to Norway, through the arctic on bicycles

TheStar.com (Matti Huuhtanen, The Associated Press) — HELSINKI — As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a...
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Trio of category four hurricanes blow across the Pacific

TheStar.com (David Bateman - Staff Reporter) — Three major hurricanes have been detected in the Pacific Ocean for the first time in recorded history. On Saturday, NASA’s Terra satellite captured a trio of category four hurricanes...
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Syria unclear on extent of damage to Palmyra temple

TheStar.com (Albert Aji, Sarah El Deeb - The Associated Press) — DAMASCUS, SYRIA—A Syrian official in charge of antiquities said Monday his government has not been able to determine how much damage an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel caused the...
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LAPD hit streets with body cameras

TheStar.com (Kate Mather - Los Angeles Times) — LOS ANGELES — After nearly two years of fundraising, testing and crafting policy, Los Angeles police officers hit city streets Monday morning wearing chest-mounted body cameras. The roll...
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Ryerson president Sheldon Levy to tackle new role at Queen’s Park

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy announced Monday he will leave to become the new deputy minister of Ontario’s ministry of training, colleges and universities as of Dec. 1. Levy...
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Mulcair promises funding aimed at ending violence against women

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — SASKATOON — Tom Mulcair has announced measures aimed at ending violence against women. The NDP leader committed Monday to restore the shelter enhancement program scrapped by the...
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5 things about new Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Star Reporter) — Former Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro is slated to take over as the president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Rogers Centre at the end of this season, the Jays announced on...
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Wal-Mart cuts workers’ hours after pay raise boosts costs

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc., in the midst of spending $1 billion (U.S.) to raise employees’ wages and give them extra training, has been cutting the number of hours some of them work in a bid to...
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Ashley Madison claims more than 87,000 new female members

TheStar.com (David Bateman - Staff Reporter) — The parent company of cheating website Ashley Madison has not only denied what it calls reports of its “imminent demise” following a massive data breach , but claims 87,596 new...
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How much is a tweet from a Toronto athlete worth?

TheStar.com (David Bateman - Staff Reporter) — How much is a 140-character message worth when you’re a professional athlete? Toronto’s top athletes can’t compete with LeBron James’ jaw-dropping estimated asking...
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Swaying antenna on Trump tower shuts down Bay and Adelaide

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — An unstable antenna on top of the Trump tower has shut down a portion of downtown Toronto. Toronto police close the Bay St. and Adelaide St. W. area to all pedestrian and vehicle traffic after...
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Blue Jays confirm hiring of Mark Shapiro as president

TheStar.com (Star staff) — The Blue Jays have confirmed the hiring of baseball executive Mark Shapiro as president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre. He will take over at the end of the season. ...
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Three Canadians among dead in Saudi fire

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — A Saudi official says three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in the...
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Viral video shows Israel soldier struggling with Palestinian boy

TheStar.com (Batsheva Sobelman - Los Angeles Times) — JERUSALEM —A video documenting a violent scuffle between an Israeli soldier and a Palestinian child and his family in the West Bank went viral over the weekend, becoming a sort of Rorschach...
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Toronto teen shot dead in Jamaica

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — TORONTO — A 14-year-old Toronto boy has reportedly been shot to death in Jamaica. Various Jamaican news sites, including the Jamaica Gleaner, are reporting that Ricardo Williams was...
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Marshall Rothstein muses on nine years in Canada’s Supreme Court

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—“Just don’t screw up.” That was rookie Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s advice to a nervous Marshall Rothstein before the federal judge made Canadian...
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Top five moments from the MTV VMAs

TheStar.com (Stephanie Werner - Staff Reporter) — Did you miss the craziness that was Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards? It proved to be an evening full of apologies and shade. Here’s your top five water-cooler debrief: 1....
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Thai police find bomb parts in raid of second Bangkok apartment

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — BANGKOK—Thai police probing Bangkok’s deadly shrine bombing say they have discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital. ...
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Horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven, who directed the slasher classic A Nightmare on Elm Street , died Sunday afternoon, his family said in a statement. He was 76. Craven, who was also behind...
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Blog Articles

The Tenth Season of The Toronto Bauxite Baseball League

Batter's Box (Eephus) — So many memories... so many base on balls... It was way back in 2006 when regular Batters Box poster Joe "Jobu" Buscemi had a dream: a dream of baseball. Specifically, of playing the Great Game...
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The 411 on New Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kevin Papetti) — Though the game of baseball is played on the field, the real competition goes on upstairs, between the great minds of the organizations. For every Josh Donaldson , Mike Trout , or Clayton...
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Game #131 Preview: Indians @ Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — After a savage sweep of the Tigers , the Blue Jays welcome Detroit's fellow AL Central basement dwellers in the Cleveland Indians . Sitting at 63-66, the team from Ohio actually has a pretty...
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Great Months in Jays history

Batter's Box (John Northey) — This has been an amazing month (with one day to go).  Have the Jays ever been this hot? Doing a bit of checking as I cannot recall a month this nuts.  So best months in key years... W-L,...
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Maese, Thomas and Mendoza Lead the GCL Jays to the Final Series

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The GCL Jays won their semi-final today thanks to good pitching from Justin Maese and timely hitting by Jake Thomas and Juandy Mendoza. New Hampshire won in extra innings, Jack Murphy had the big...
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Francis Brings Home The Bacon

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The affiliates won just three of seven Saturday but continued to have the number of their Tigers counterparts. Buffalo 3 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 1 Buffalo, NY -The Bisons took a page out of the...
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B-Mets Go Through Cole Spell

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — Four wins and four losses on a Friday for the affiliates. Pawtucket 7 Buffalo 6 Buffalo, NY - The Herd were down 7-2 but a late rally came up short. George Kottaras had a pair of RBI singles,...
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Mark Shapiro to be named new Blue Jays president and CEO according to reports

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — According to reports by Jon Heyman and Anthony Castrovince, the Blue Jays are about to name Cleveland Indians president Mark Shapiro as the successor to current president and CEO Paul Beeston....
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Blue Jays Keep Crushing; Complete the Sweep! Jays beat Tigers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Mike Hannah) — Blue Jays complete the sweep fuelled by 4 HR's on Canada Baseball Day!... Whatever that is... SWEEP! Detroit Tigers - 2  Toronto Blue Jays - 9 ( Boxscore for the Mobile Users) Is...
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Ben Revere rides hot streak into leadoff spot, Troy Tulowitzki dropped to fifth

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — On Canada Baseball Day at the Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays will be sporting a slightly different lineup.  Ben Revere moves to the Jays' leadoff spot while on a mini-hot streak, going...
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Edwin Encarnacion hits 3 home runs, has 9 RBI, Jays thump Tigers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Tigers 1 Blue Jays 15 It is just too easy for Edwin Encarnacion . He hit a 3-run homer in the first inning, a 2-run homer in the 6th and a grand slam in the 8th. I don't know that I've ever...
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Saturday GameThread #2: Or, for Gose, GameThread #3

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Very nice start by Drew...helped by some nice defense, but he's doing a good job.
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Game #129 Preview: Tigers @ Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — After last night's offensive explosion, the Blue Jays look to win another one this afternoon against the Tigers . Drew Hutchison finally returns from his stint in Buffalo to bring the number of...
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Josh Thole optioned to rookie-level Bluefield Blue Jays to take advantage of recall rules

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — In a pretty brilliant move, the Blue Jays option catcher Josh Thole all the way down to the rookie-level Bluefield Blue Jays in order to take advantage of major league recall rules. Normally,...
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Three home runs and good pitching, Jays beat Tigers

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Tigers 3 Blue Jays 5 After the offense taking a day off yesterday, tonight's game was a lot more fun. We had solo home runs from the top three in the lineup. Back-to-back shots from Troy...
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Tigers @ Blue Jays - August 28-30

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Toronto Blue Jays home schedule features David Price 's former team on the docket. Series Schedule / Probable Starters Friday at 7:07 pm ET - Matt Boyd (1-2, 4.88) vs. R.A. Dickey ...
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Around The Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast Question Thread - Week 19

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Episode 19: McVP and MattVP Even though there's still over a month of Major League Baseball action remaining, the various levels of the minor leagues are coming to the end of their seasons,...
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Game #128 Preview: Tigers @ Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — Don't boo Matt Boyd. Just don't. The good old Tigers visit Toronto this weekend for a three-game set with our Blue Jays . The Tigers sold at the deadline (if you didn't notice David Price ...
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Video: Every Blue Jays homer to "God's Gonna Cut You Down"

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — A creation of YouTube user Tim G, here is a compilation of all 173 home run the Blue Jays have hit this season (as of August 27) set to Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down". Apologies if...
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