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TheStar.com An Oct. 24 article about Toronto councillor candidates who don’t live in their wards incorrectly said Ward 32 candidate James Sears lives 10.62 km from the ward, making him one of ten...
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School shooting reported in Washington

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — MARYSVILLE, WASH.—Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting. Local television stations said two people were being airlifted to a hospital. ...
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Ford Motor choosing Mexico over Ontario for engine plant

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Unifor says Ford Motor Co. has decided to build its new engine in Mexico after it was unable to reach a deal with the federal and Ontario governments. Unifor national president Jerry Dias says...
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Magnotta murder trial hears what else was found on accused’s laptop

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL—Luka Rocco Magnotta’s first-degree murder trial heard Friday that a search of his laptop contained no evidence that a video of the slaying of a Chinese engineering student...
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Susan Fennell supporter throws coffee in face of Star reporter

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — A woman identified as a supporter of Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell threw coffee in the face of Star reporter San Grewal at a news conference held by Fennell at her home Friday morning. As the...
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Postmedia loses $50m in fourth quarter

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B) (TSX:PNC.A) says its losses deepened in the fourth quarter as revenues dropped 13 per cent, weighed down by weaker print and digital advertising sales. ...
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Exclusive excerpt: How sexism helped turn tide for Hazel McCallion

TheStar.com (Hazel McCallion) — My first Mississauga mayoral race was a tight contest. I was up against the incumbent mayor, Ron Searle, who was backed by developers and the old guard with a campaign war chest about five times...
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Russell Williams’s pension: New twist in sex assault victim’s fight for damages

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Is it unconstitutional to stop a sexual assault victim from accessing her attacker’s military pension if she is awarded civil damages? It is a question one of Russell Williams’s...
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Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015, WHO says

TheStar.com (Maria Cheng - The Associated Press) — LONDON—The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested...
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Dallas nurse now free of Ebola

TheStar.com (Jessica Gresko - Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The National Institutes of Health says in a statement that Nina...
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Conservative government pushes ahead with massive omnibus budget bill

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Conservative government has introduced another mammoth omnibus budget bill that includes a grab-bag of measures, ranging from tax breaks for beekeepers to provisions banning...
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Canadian consulate staff in Turkey hospitalized after opening envelope

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — ISTANBUL, TURKEY—Canada’s consulate in Istanbul was closed Friday after an employee opened a package filled with yellow powder. The package was received around noon at the same time...
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'We're in a dead heat' with John Tory, Doug Ford says

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — With just three days before the municipal election, Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) says his campaign’s internal polling show him in a “dead...
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Magnotta jury sees graphic video of mystery man

TheStar.com (Sidhartha Banerjee - The Canadian Press) — CAUTION: GRAPHIC CONTENT MAY DISTURB SOME READERS MONTREAL—Jurors at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial saw video clips Thursday of a man bound, gagged and unresponsive with the...
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Steve Nash a great, important story in Canadian sports history: Smith

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — Said it last night and will say it again today, I don’t think there is a better or more important Canadian athlete of the last quarter century than Steve Nash. None. There are so many layers...
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New York City doctor sick with Ebola; 3 others quarantined

TheStar.com (Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long - Associated Press) — NEW YORK- A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the...
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Oscar Pistorius could face murder charge again as prosecutors mull appeal

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA—Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal – which means the Olympic runner could face a...
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Man killed after attacking rookie cops with hatchet

TheStar.com (J. David Goodman - The New York Times) — NEW YORK—A hatchet-wielding man who charged at four rookie New York City police officers Thursday as they posed for a photograph on a Queens street was shot and killed after he struck one...
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What propelled Michael Zehaf-Bibeau on path to radicalization?

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau, David Bruser - News Reporter) — MONTREAL—On the first day of summer, 1995, Susan Bibeau and her husband, Bulgasem Zehaf, walked into a Laval, Que., courthouse determined to right a wrong in the name of their 12-year-old...
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Olivia Chow a mayor for Toronto’s future: Hume

TheStar.com (Christopher Hume - Urban Issues, Architecture) — When Toronto elects John Tory its mayor on Monday, the city may get what it wants, but not what it needs. The good news is that Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) will be gone. The bad news...
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Blog Articles

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with the Rays

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Buster Olney tweeted this: Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October...
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The Season that Was: J.A. Happ

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A look at J.A. Happ's 2014 season. I'll admit that, after the 2013 season, J.A. Happ was high on my list of lest favorite pitchers. It wasn't really fair, he missed a good part of the season,...
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Heyman: Jays 'begin' talks with Melky Cabrera

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Jon Heyman tells us that the Blue Jays have started contract talks with Melky Cabrera . The Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Toronto is very...
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Brandon Morrow and the closer that could have been

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Scott C.) — One of the downsides to running a team like the Toronto Blue Jays (or any other team with a tight budget) is that every baseball decision made must also come with heavy considerations towards...
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Thursday Question

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We did this with the  AL East and  AL Central , lets do AL West. If you could take one player from each of the 5 AL West teams, which ones would you take. Actually, you really only have to do 4...
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A New Look For The Nat

Batter's Box (#2JBrumfield) — The Vancouver Canadians have unveiled its expansion plans for Nat Bailey Stadium in 2015. An artist rendering of the Nat Bailey Expansion Project was unveiled at the stadium during the...
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Open Thread for World Series Game 2

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — What a long terrible day. Good news is that it seems like a lone gunman today. Hopefully the game will be good, and help get our mind off it. Tonight's lineups: Today's Lineups SAN...
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Wednesday Bantering: On Lind, Cabrera and more

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — Baseball seems incredibly trivial at the moment. I wish the best for the the police and military in Ottawa, and everyone one in Ottawa. Here are a few links, if you want to take your eyes off...
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Blue Jays Year in Review: June

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Nick Ashbourne) — Unfortunately the season insisted on continuing past May. After  an amazing May the Blue Jays returned to earth in June. It seems that as Jays fans we just never get to have nice things, at...
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World Series, Giants or Royals?

Batter's Box (Gerry) — The world Series started yesterday and the game did not live up to the standards of the previous rounds. In recent years the World Series has been less enthralling than the previous rounds, two...
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Drew Hutchison needs a new plan against left-handed hitters

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Nick Ashbourne) — The conventional wisdom for RHP is to throw a lot of changeups against opposite-handed hitters. That's not working for Drew Hutchison. Entering the 2014 season Drew Hutchison had an absolutely...
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Open Thread for World Series Game 1

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — We are nearing the end of baseball for this year, game 1 of the World Series goes tonight. Madison Bumgarner is 2-1 with a 1.42 ERA in 4 starts over the playoffs. James Shields is 1-0 with a...
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World Series Prediction Contest

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — In our Championship Series prediction thread there were only 2 that got the winning teams right: And On the tie-breaks erik.t was off by 2 games in the Royals series and 2 games...
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The Season that Was: Edwin Encarnacion

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — A look at Edwin Encarnacion's 2014 season. Edwin Encarnacion came into the 2014 season having established himself as one of the best power hitters in the game over the past couple of season. In...
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The Jays Playoff Drought: A Rendezvous with History?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (MjwW) — Tonight, the Royals will attempt to continue their improbable run through the playoffs, as the World Series gets underway. But, just be in position to do that, the Royals had to end an even more...
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An Interview with Dane Johnson - October 2014

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Dane Johnson is the Blue Jays minor league pitching coordinator and a frequent guest here at Da Box. Dane talks to us about instructional league and how some of the younger prospects are doing. ...
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Melky Cabrera finishes 5th in AL Comeback Player of the Year voting

SBN: Bluebird Banter (Tom Dakers) — I thought Melky Cabrera had a shot at the  Sporting News AL Comeback Player of the Year award . He came back from a terrible 2013 season, where he hit .279/.322/.360 in 88 games, and played the...
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You Got a List of Rules that Makes Things Disappear: Were the Blue Jays Relief Pitchers All That Bad?

SBN: Bluebird Banter (jessef) — This post breaks down the Jays struggles this season into pieces based on the rotation, the relief pitching staff, and the position players. In a recent interview with Jeff Blair, Blue Jays GM...
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Game of the Month -- September

Batter's Box (Eephus) — http://online.wsj.com/articles/a-former-yankees-guide-to-the-al-east-1410741932
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An Interview with Doug Davis - October 2014

Batter's Box (Gerry) — Doug Davis is the Blue Jays minor league field coordinator. He talked to us last week from Dunedin where he was supervising the Blue Jays instructional league. BB: Instructional league is...
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