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Minimum-wage workers can’t afford rent in most of Canada, study shows

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — Erik Eastmure, 24, loves his job as a cook in an up-and-coming Riverdale eatery. He is less enamoured with spending half his monthly take-home pay, about $1,000, on rent and utilities for a house...
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Trump slams congresswomen at North Carolina rally as crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’

TheStar.com (Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press) — GREENVILLE, N.C. - Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of...
  • New: 9 hr 28 min ago

Toronto councillors scold TTC over incident involving Black teen

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — City councillors on Wednesday excoriated the TTC for its handling of an incident last year in which fare inspectors forcibly detained a Black teen on a streetcar platform, with one council member...
  • New: 10 hr 34 min ago

Toronto cycling advocates hail city’s revamped bike lane plan

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — Toronto has a revamped bike network plan hailed by cycling advocates as progress toward new bike lanes on Bloor St. W., Danforth Ave. and potentially University Ave. The shift from a 10-year...
  • New: 10 hr 56 min ago

Heather Scoffield: Morneau raises Buy America demands with his U.S. counterpart

TheStar.com (Heather Scoffield - Economics Columnist) — OTTAWA—Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has taken up the premiers’ concerns about new Buy America demands with his U.S. counterpart, and he is turning to some familiar tactics. ...
  • 12 hr 41 min ago

The PGA 2022 championship will be played at a Trump golf course. Here's why the move is a vote for racism

TheStar.com (Morgan Campbell - Sports Reporter) — When members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on whether to publicly condemn President Donald Trump’s latest racist outburst — this one directed at a quartet of non-white...
  • 12 hr 56 min ago

Doug Ford said gas would get more expensive because of the carbon tax — but it’s still cheaper now than it was a year ago

TheStar.com (Josh Rubin - Business Reporter) — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has been steadfast in his warnings that once the federal carbon tax kicked in, motorists should be prepared to pay more at the pumps. It is now more than three months...
  • 13 hr 26 min ago

Rosie DiManno: Zhebin Cong’s flight from CAMH — and Canada — leaves more questions than answers

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — I once escaped from CAMH. Of course, I wasn’t a “not criminally responsible” murderer who’d hacked a man to death with a meat cleaver. Just run of the mill suicidal. ...
  • 14 hr 4 min ago

Record-number of Canada-bound visitors barred from flights on advice of Canada border agents

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — A record number of Canada-bound visitors were turned away at airports overseas on the advice of Canadian border officials last year, the Star has learned. According to evidence submitted in a...
  • 16 hr 31 min ago

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

TheStar.com (Maria Cheng And Jamey Keaten - The Associated Press) — GENEVA - The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million...
  • 16 hr 45 min ago

10 Takeaways from the Star’s Undeniable climate change series

TheStar.com (Kenyon Wallace - Investigative Reporter) — For the past nine weeks, the Star’s Undeniable project has brought readers to the frontlines of climate change in Canada. In every region chronicled in the 16-part series, climate change...
  • 16 hr 49 min ago

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison for trafficking

TheStar.com (Tom Hays - The Associated Press) — NEW YORK - The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel...
  • 20 hr 3 min ago

PTSD concerns take centre stage after firefighters’ refusal to clean up traumatic scene led to more Hwy. 400 chaos

TheStar.com (Jeremy Grimaldi - YorkRegion.com) — How far should taxpayer-funded first-responder organizations such as police, fire services and paramedics go when it comes to trying to protect staff from witnessing trauma? With post-traumatic...
  • 21 hr 13 min ago

Prepare your umbrellas: humidity, rain, and a risk of thunderstorms Wednesday

TheStar.com (Jacob Lorinc - Staff Reporter) — Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto. Rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout Wednesday, with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the evening. High...
  • 22 hr 51 min ago

Cambodia says they will ship back 1,450 tonnes of trash that came from US, Canada

TheStar.com (Sopheng Cheang - The Associated Press) — PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast...
  • 23 hr 41 min ago

Why the moon landing really was the greatest thing ever — and gives me hope for the future

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Staff Reporter) — Half a century later, there’s no separating astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first captivating steps beyond this Earth from the brutality that surrounded them. A worsening disaster of a war...
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‘You hesitate, you lose lives’: Toronto votes for more aggressive Vision Zero road safety plan

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — City council has voted to reboot its road-safety plan, as its first attempt failed to reduce traffic deaths. Three years after endorsing the city’s first Vision Zero strategy aimed at...
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Does the Oct. 21 federal election date trample on Orthodox Jewish rights? It’s now in a judge’s hands

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Staff Reporter) — Canadians will soon find out if the date of October’s federal election is about to change, according to petitioners in a Charter rights lawsuit arguing for a shift on religious grounds. On...
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Ford government urged to reverse child care cuts

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social Justice Reporter) — Parents, advocates and Toronto city councillors are vowing to fight the Ford government’s latest budget cut that could see 3,049 child care spaces planned for 51 local schools never built....
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Cornwall Island's Indigenous residents sue over 'suspicion and arbitrary detention' at Canadian border checkpoint, even though they don't leave the country

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - Courts Reporter) — The Mohawk residents of Cornwall Island face a barrier that isn’t faced by any other Canadians — they need to cross a border point of entry to access the rest of the country. That has...
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Blog Articles

GameThread Game #97: Blue Jays at Red Sox - RAIN DELAY

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images There is presently Blue Jays baseball scheduled for this evening, although the weather forecast is not in our favor. Here are the lineups, should the game...
  • 12 hr 20 min ago

Blue Jays acquire Wilmer Font from Mets

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images The Blue Jays have picked up Wilmer Font from the Mets for cash (or cash considerations). Font is a 29-year old, right-handed pitcher. He’s pitched...
  • 16 hr 58 min ago

Happy Birthday Adam Lind and Steve Delabar

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images Adam Lind turns 36 today. Adam Lind was on our prospect list back when I first joined BBB. I remember the argument about whether he’d turn out to be...
  • 19 hr 17 min ago

Game #97 Preview: Sanchez vs Rodriguez

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Erik T) — Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays (36-60) vs Red Sox (51-44) The Blue Jays will look continue their dismantling of the Red Sox pitching staff tonight as they try to keep up their...
  • 21 hr 49 min ago

Winning Night On The Farm

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — #BlueJays affiliates went 6-4 on Tuesday as two of the affiliates swept doubleheaders while another one was on the receiving end of a sweep.. #LetsGoBlueJays The Vancouver Canadians had their best...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

10 runs and good bullpen work get the Jays a win

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays 10 Red Sox 4 Tonight’s game was a fair bit more fun than yesterday’s. Jacob Waguespack pitched four good innings, but then ran into troubles...
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

GameThread Game #96: Blue Jays at Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images Today is a brand new day, and brand new chance to beat the Red Sox. Let’s do this. Here are today’s lineups. Vlad Jr is back in and batting...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

Jays Roster Moves: Jackson DFA, Waguespack Up

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Yesterday, when Edwin Jackson came into the game, I said that he would be DFAed after and now the Blue Jays have made it official. It is kind of sad that he...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Game #96 Preview: Waguespack vs Cashner

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Erik T) — Blue Jays (35-60) vs Red Sox (51-43) After their comeback fell short last night, the Blue Jays will be back at it again this evening against the Red Sox , trying to even up the series....
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Tuesday bantering

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Martin Barratt) — Wherefore art though pitchers? Just when you thought Trent Thornton was getting better, he doesn’t. He lasted just 1.1 innings at Fenway Park yesterday, the shortest outing of his career and...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

King Kloff Gets It Done Vs. Tri-City

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — #BlueJays affiliates won three and lost three on Monday. Dunedin had the day off. Bluefield's game was rained out. #LetsGoBlueJays Charlotte 9 Buffalo 7 (10 Innings) Jonathan Davis hit...
  • 2 days ago

Comeback falls short, Jays lose

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 8 Red Sox 10 I didn’t think that game would ever end. It didn’t start well, Trent Thornton had a terrible first inning. In the first he gave up a double, a run scoring single and...
  • 2 days ago

GameThread Game #95: Blue Jays at Red Sox

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Kate Stanwick) — The Blue Jays are in Boston as the middle stop on their 10 game road trip. The Red Sox are fresh off a 5 hour, 40 minute marathon against the Dodgers last night in which they used 8 pitchers....
  • 2 days ago

Jays @ Red Sox - July 15-17

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The #BlueJays continue their road trip with a stop in Beantown. #LetsGoBlueJays Series Schedule / Probable Starters Monday at 7:10 pm - Thornton vs. Porcello Tuesday at 7:10 pm - TBA vs....
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Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Charlie Montoyo’s first half

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We have been doing mid-term report cards for the Blue Jays players, so I figured we should do one for manager Charlie Montoyo as well. He is doing well in our FanPulse polls, last week 83%...
  • 2 days ago

Game #95 Preview: Thornton vs Porcello

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Erik T) — Blue Jays (35-59) vs Red Sox (50-43) The Blue Jays continue their long road trip opening the second half of the season, heading to Boston for a 4 game set against the Red Sox . Today’s game...
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Monday bantering

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Martin Barratt) — Its not cricket The last couple of days has seen my attention fully focussed on the cricket world cup . Last night in an epic final, England beat New Zealand. I stayed up through the night to...
  • 2 days ago

The Jackson Seven

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Quick notes on a Sunday night. Zach Jackson got the win for Buffalo. He is 7-0 and getting closer to the Majors. He had a 0.48 ERA in June and zero so far in July. Bryan Baker got the save in...
  • 3 days ago

Jays roster move: Rowdy Tellez optioned

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — The Blue Jays sent Rowdy Tellez to Buffalo after today’s game. Rowdy is hitting .228/.281/.437 with 14 home runs, 17 walks and 82 strikeouts in 77 games for the Jays this year. He’s fallen...
  • 3 days ago

Not enough offense, Jays lose

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Blue Jays 2 Yankees 4 Again we could have used some offense. Marcus Stroman has a pretty good start. He went 6 innings, allowed 7 hits (6 singles and a double), 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. ...
  • 3 days ago