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Former undercover cop alleges Hamilton police board members called him ‘crazy’ and ‘nuts’ to discredit lawsuit

TheStar.com (Jim Rankin - Staff Reporter) — Hamilton police officer Paul Manning — who feared for his life during an undercover job, became suicidal and is suing the service — has filed a grievance saying police services board...
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Doug Ford’s slide in polls reflects disillusionment in his government’s direction

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — If Premier Doug Ford is wondering why his support has collapsed in public opinion polls, he need look no further than the town of Clinton, an hour’s drive north of London in the heart of...
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I was the first female cadet at Royal Military College. Decades later I realized I was never ‘one of the guys’

TheStar.com (Kate Armstrong - Author of The Stone Frigate) — Thirty-five years ago this month, Kate Armstrong graduated from Royal Military College in Kingston. She recently wrote a book about being in the school’s first female cohort. In this essay...
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Former Facebook investor on unfriending Mark Zuckerberg: ‘Shutting down these companies is a completely rational thing to do’

TheStar.com (Josh Rubin - Business Reporter) — Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee has gone from being one of Facebook’s earliest financial backers to one of the company’s harshest critics. He’s gone so far as to call the...
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Bruce Arthur: Raptors rally again to reach the final frontier

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — The Toronto Raptors are going to the NBA final. Stop for a minute and hold that sentence in your hand, say it out loud, scream it in the street, whatever feels right. After trailing for most of...
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Leonard legend grows with Raptors’ Game 6 triumph over Bucks

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — It was brilliance, pure and simple brilliance. There was a magical stretch when Kawhi Leonard decided it was his time to take over a game, and take it over he did in the most dominating fashion...
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Rosie DiManno: Toronto Raptors fans grow giddy, jittery in Jurassic Park

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — Fandom ain’t for wussies. Greater the devotion, deeper the bajiggity , defined by the Urban Dictionary as “loudly nervous and anxious.” Fan: From the Latin fanaticus ...
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Live: Raptors prepare for biggest game in franchise’s history

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — It was as crazy a scene as anyone connected with the team has ever seen as the Raptors prepared for the biggest game in the franchise’s history. Fans were lined up along the south end of...
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Raptors fan-site Jurassic Park now open after delay due to weather safety concerns

TheStar.com (Raneem Alozzi - Staff Reporter) — Jurassic Park is now open. Raptors staff and security created some makeshift step-bridges to let fans cross massive puddles near the entrance from the sudden downpour earlier this evening. The...
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Toronto Island residents working to fend off flooding

TheStar.com (Emily Mathieu - Affordable Housing Reporter) — Commodore Genia Vanderkruk has traded her yacht club blue and whites for yellow rain gear and is surveying the slate grey encroaching waters of Toronto’s inner harbour. For now, the orange...
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Mayor Tory knocks on doors to encourage city residents to fight provincial budget cuts

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau) — Still years away from an election, Mayor John Tory was knocking on doors in midtown Toronto on Saturday morning, freshly printed campaign literature in hand. But the name on the cards he placed...
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What do a Caribbean reef and Ontario wetlands have in common?

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Ask Bryan Gilvesy how to fight climate change, and he’ll tell you about seven acres of native Ontario tall grass. It’s a modest patch of land on his cattle ranch outside...
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Tory goes door to door in campaign against Ford government’s city budget cuts

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — Mayor John Tory is personally taking his fight against Premier Doug Ford’s funding cuts to Torontonians, making his case door to door in Progressive Conservative ridings. Tory and...
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We the North — South, East and West: Raptors fans from all nations united on historic run

TheStar.com (Braydon Holmyard - Toronto Star) — How does one fall in love with a team? For many fans, the connection is almost decided for them. Where they grew up, who their relatives or schoolyard friends support and the convenience of...
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Martin Regg Cohn: The hidden fiscal hole in Doug Ford’s budget that will keep on hurting

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — Behold the untold story of the biggest fiscal failure in memory. Doug Ford’s Tories are spending about $5 billion more than Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals. And borrowing a lot more. Yet...
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Administrator to oversee Durham police as watchdog probes allegations of misconduct against chief, top cops

TheStar.com (Jesse McLean - Investigative Reporter,Brendan Kennedy - Investigative Reporter) — An administrator has been appointed to oversee the Durham Regional Police Service while a provincial watchdog probes allegations of corruption, abuse of power and coverup by senior command,...
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Foreign student faces deportation for ‘working too hard’

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — An international student from India, who says he was struggling to pay for college, is facing imminent deportation for working 40 hours as a long-haul truck driver during a school week —...
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Toronto psychiatrist suspended six months for offering her patients a $5,000 meditation retreat to Italy

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Legal Affairs Reporter) — A Toronto psychiatrist’s decision to offer her patients a pricey Italian meditation retreat landed her before Ontario’s medical regulator Friday, where she was suspended for six...
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Air travellers hit by delays and lost bags will soon be entitled to compensation under new federal rules

TheStar.com (Bruce Campion-Smith - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Air travellers who suffer flight delays and lost bags will soon be entitled to new compensation under rules that take effect this summer. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau...
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A Toronto woman donated her house when she died. At-risk youth will soon see the benefits

TheStar.com (Emily Mathieu - Affordable Housing Reporter) — It was a modest brick and mortar gift, bequeathed to Canada by a Toronto resident, and one expected to have a lasting impact on young lives for many years. Maria Scutti’s life and...
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Blog Articles

Blue Jays give up 7 home runs and, surprise, lose

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Padres : Many Many Blue Jays : Few That was a mess. The good moments: Lourdes Gurriel hit his second homer in two games back. Justin Smoak homered. Jonathan Davis made a really nice...
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GameThread Game #52: Padres at Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — Country weekend continues at the Rogers Center with the Justin Smoaky BBQ set giveaway today. It sounds like Justin’s daughter will be throwing out the first pitch, and she is ready for it: ...
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Game #52 Preview: Quantrill vs Jackson

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Erik T) — Padres (27-24) vs Blue Jays (20-31) After a lost battle yesterday, the Blue Jays and Padres get right back at it this afternoon in game two of their three game series. Gametime is 3:07 ET. ...
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Gurriel, Galvis homers not enough as Padres defeat Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — Cavan Biggio goes hitless in his major league debut Blue Jays : 3 Padres : 6 The headlines in Blue Jays land today were all centered on Cavan Biggio’s call up, and the first instance of two...
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GameThread Game #51: Padres at Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — *Major League Debut Alert* The Blue Jays are welcoming old friend (foe?) Manny Machado and the Padres to town. It’s fun to get to see a team that the Jays don’t play often. I really wished this...
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Multiple Blue Jays roster moves

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We knew there would be a bunch of roster moves today, let’s run through them quick: Cavan Biggio moves up to Toronto. Lourdes Gurriel and Thomas Pannone get recalled. Zac Rosscup is...
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Padres @ Blue Jays, May 24-26

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Even though the Jays are just plodding along, there are some reasons to tune in this weekend. On the Blue Jay side Cavan Biggio will make his debut and will play second base on Friday night. We...
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Around the Nest Week 9, 2019 - The Patrick Principle

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — A weekly podcast about the Blue Jays minor league system hosted by the Voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler Around The Nest will be going live again today at 4 pm ET after a...
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FanPulse: Most Blue Jays fans trust the front office to make a good draft pick

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — If you haven’t take a moment to join SB Nation FanPulse. They survey of fans across MLB. Each week, they send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Blue Jays fans, sign up...
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Game #51 Preview: Lucchesi vs Thornton

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Erik T) — Padres (26-24) vs Blue Jays (20-30) It’s an exciting day in Blue Jay land thanks to the promotions of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Cavan Biggio, even if they don’t get into today’s game, as an...
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Mr Burns Was Excellent

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Andy Burns drove in the winning runs in the ninth inning of the Bisons game. It was one of the five times he reached base. That made a winner of Sean Reid-Foley who pitched eight innings. ...
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Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to be called up by the Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Minor Leaguer) — Transaction Friday! Cavan Biggio will be making his major league debut for the Blue Jays very soon, as the club will be calling him up along with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tomorrow. Going down to...
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Thursday Bantering: Blue Jays Claim Zac Rosscup

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — and DFA Jimmy Cordero Ben Revere signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays just long enough for a couple of callback pieces to Game 6 of the ALCS before he was released yesterday. ...
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Blue Jays get schooled on School Day, drop series to Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — At least we only have to play the Red Sox 13 more times after this Blue Jays : 2 Red Sox : 8 There was a great energy in the ballpark today in what was the second largest crowd of the season...
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GameThread Game #50: Red Sox at Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — The Blue Jays get another chance to split the series just under 13 hours from when they wrapped their last game. Clayton Richard has been activated for today’s game, and he will wear jersey #2....
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Game #50 Preview: Weber vs Richard

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Erik T) — Red Sox (26-23) vs Blue Jays (20-29) The Blue Jays will look to earn the four game split against the visiting Red Sox this afternoon. It’s an early one today, one of the earliest of the...
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Jays lose back and forth game to Red Sox 6-5 in 13

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — Red Sox 6 Blue Jays 5 (13 innings) In the standings, today’s result is identical to the Victoria Day blowout. Other than that, it couldn’t have been more different (for starters, Vlad actually...
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Perez Finding His Groove

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Hector Perez had pitched only 16 innings in AA before he was traded to the Jays last summer. So it is understandable if he has taken a while to find his feet at that level, he is still just 22...
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GameThread Game #49: Red Sox at Blue Jays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — The Blue Jays are going for the guaranteed split today. Regardless of what happens in the remaining games the Jays have against the Red Sox this season, we will always remember that on May 21st,...
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Some historical perspective on the Victoria Day firework display by the Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Matt W) — When I saw that the pitching matchup was Edwin Jackson against David Price , I did not have expectations for the Blue Jays / Red Sox game on Victoria Day. But even then, the magnitude of the...
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