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How busy will the Scarborough subway extension be?

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Scarborough subway advocates have said the one-stop, 6.2-kilometre subway connecting Kennedy Station to the Scarborough Town Centre will be well-used and among the busiest in the TTC system. ...
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Sousa promises measures to cool Ontario's overheated housing market

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Attention hard-pressed homebuyers: Finance Minister Charles Sousa is promising help in his spring budget to make houses and condos more affordable. Disappointed that last week’s...
  • New: 2 hr 45 min ago

Cannabis Day is coming soon. What’s next for pot plans in Ontario?

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief, Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter, B) — Ottawa’s plan to roll out legalized marijuana on July 1, 2018 will make it Cannabis Day as well as Canada Day. But next month’s federal legislation amending the Criminal Code...
  • New: 3 hr 1 min ago

Westbound QEW closed at Hwy. 427 after diesel spill

TheStar.com (Salmaan Farooqui - Staff Reporter) — Westbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way approaching Hwy. 427 remain closed for removal of a sign that hangs over the highway. The closure began at 5 p.m. and was initially expected to last...
  • New: 3 hr 14 min ago

Family of missing Oshawa man believes he was lured from home

TheStar.com (Brian Bradley - Toronto Star) — More than two months after Cameron Bailie disappeared, his family has said they believe he was lured from his home the day he went missing. According to Bailie’s sister Nicole Gerrard,...
  • New: 3 hr 28 min ago

Conservative Leader Patrick Brown criticized for speaking at event organized by men-only club

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Ontario’s minister for the status of women is taking Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown to task for appearing in a luncheon speaker series arranged by the men-only Cambridge...
  • New: 3 hr 59 min ago

Environment Canada report says we are on pace to miss emissions target

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Environment Canada is projecting that, based on policies in place last November, the country was on pace to miss its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions by 2030,...
  • New: 4 hr 26 min ago

Cyclone Debbie hits Australian islands damaging roofs, cutting power

TheStar.com (The New York TimesThe Associated Press) — TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA—Officials say a powerful cyclone is lashing islands, damaging roofs and cutting power as it edges toward Australia’s tropical northeast coast. The...
  • New: 4 hr 33 min ago

Ex-Raptor Terrence Ross happy to see some familiar faces in return to ACC

TheStar.com (Laura Armstrong - Staff Reporter) — Terrence Ross wasn’t a stranger to highlight-reel moments during his near five seasons with the Toronto Raptors. January 2014 was a particularly good month for the young forward,...
  • New: 5 hr 40 min ago

Federal budget focus on exports could miss the target

TheStar.com (Theophilos Argitis, Erik Hertzberg - Bloomberg) — There’s something peculiar with a key performance goal in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s last budget. In a fiscal plan released Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau,...
  • New: 7 hr 12 min ago

Cool your jets. United Airlines had a right to enforce dress code: Menon

TheStar.com (Vinay Menon - Columnist) — There are many things in the world that deserve moral outrage. Animal cruelty, gun violence, racism, terrorism, sexism, people who drive below the speed limit in the passing lane, boot-cut...
  • New: 7 hr 29 min ago

Man in life-threatening condition after injury at construction site

TheStar.com (Sophie van Bastelaer - Staff Reporter) — A 40-year-old man has been taken to a trauma centre after becoming trapped underneath a concrete panel on the construction site at which he worked, Toronto Police said Monday. The panel had...
  • New: 7 hr 53 min ago

MP Michael Chong calls writer’s attempt to breastfeed his baby ‘odd’ but inconsequential

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong called a Globe and Mail column that outlined the writer’s attempt to breastfeed one of Chong’s children — without his...
  • New: 7 hr 54 min ago

Sex offender ‘Swirl Face’ settling down in Vancouver

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Star Reporter) — High risk sex offender Christopher Paul Neil, also known as “Swirl Face,” is settling down in Vancouver after serving prison time in Canada and Thailand for abusing underage...
  • New: 8 hr ago

‘No evidence’ London attacker was linked to Daesh or Al Qaeda, official says

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — LONDON—A senior British counterterrorism officer says police have found “no evidence” Westminster attacker Khalid Masood was associated with Daesh (also known as ISIS or...
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United Airlines defends decision to bar two girls from flight over leggings

TheStar.com (LIAM STACK - The New York Times) — United Airlines barred two teenage girls from boarding a flight Sunday morning and required a child to change into a dress after a gate agent decided the leggings they were wearing were...
  • New: 9 hr 16 min ago

Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen suffered jaw injury: Source

TheStar.com (Dave Feschuk - Sports Columnist) — With the proviso that any head injury can be unpredictable, the early indications are that Frederik Andersen’s season does not appear to be in jeopardy. The Maple Leafs No. 1...
  • New: 10 hr 24 min ago

U.S. Senate to question Trump adviser Jared Kushner over meetings with Russians

TheStar.com (JO BECKER MATTHEW ROSENBERG, MAGGIE HABERMAN - The New York Times) — Senate investigators plan to question Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a close adviser, as part of their broad inquiry into ties between Trump associates and...
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Cincinnati police search for nightclub shooting suspects as 5 remain hospitalized

TheStar.com (John Minchillo And Dan Sewell - The Associated Press) — CINCINNATI—Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets...
  • 12 hr 19 min ago

A young person is shot every day in Ontario, Sick Kids study finds

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — A child or youth is shot in Ontario every day and three out of four of the incidents are accidental, according to a groundbreaking study that attempted to identify at-risk groups for firearm...
  • 14 hr 28 min ago
Blog Articles

Pre-game news & notes: Ross returns, Lowry non-update, Carroll sits again

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — One of the greatest to ever wear Raptors red returns. Pre-game news & notes: Ross returns, Lowry non-update, Carroll sits again originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 2 hr 25 min ago

DeMar DeRozan named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — When he shoots it, it goes in. DeMar DeRozan named Eastern Conference Player of the Week originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 3 hr 44 min ago

Toronto tough

Raptors Republic (RR) — The Raptors seem to be wanting it a lot more. Toronto tough originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 5 hr 28 min ago

Power Ranking Poll Week 23: The Boys Are Back in Town

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors are riding a five-game win streak and are suddenly a defensive powerhouse. Whoa. At this point, imagining what the Raptors would, could, or will be with a healthy Kyle Lowry is...
  • New: 5 hr 28 min ago

In Praise of Fred VanVleet

Raptors Republic (Cameron Dorrett) — The Raptors have a problem that many teams only dream of: Depth at the point guard position. As the NBA continues to evolve so does the position of floor general. It’s not enough to drive to...
  • New: 7 hr 28 min ago

Watch: Kyle Lowry talks about team, wrist injury

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — It’s perhaps not much of an update from Lowry, but it’s something. Bold statement alert: despite being 11-5 over this recent Kyle Lowry-less stretch, the Raptors are at their best with their...
  • New: 8 hr 14 min ago

Punching a playoff ticket: the home stretch awaits

Raptors Republic (Shyam Baskaran) — We take a look at a closer look at the East’s top 4, and what the playoffs could hold for Toronto Punching a playoff ticket: the home stretch awaits originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • New: 9 hr 28 min ago

An old friend returns as Raptors host Magic: Preview, Start Time and More

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Terrence Ross makes his first visit to Toronto since getting traded for Serge Ibaka, as the Raptors go for six wins in a row. Two months is an eternity, at least in terms of a basketball team’s...
  • New: 9 hr 58 min ago

The Weekly Rap, Mar. 27th-Apr. 2nd: The Return of Terrence Ross

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — Tonight at the ACC, the GOAT (of Instagram) takes to the court. Tonight, I will head down to the Air Canada Centre and cheer on the greatest Raptors of my teenage life (if we’re talking dunk...
  • New: 11 hr 4 min ago

Gameday: Magic @ Raptors, March 27

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — Terrence Ross is set to make his first appearance back in Toronto as a member of the visiting team, as the Raptors are set to face the Orlando Magic. Gameday: Magic @ Raptors, March 27 ...
  • New: 11 hr 28 min ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast – Peeking at the playoffs

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Host William Lou is joined by Harsh Dave (@iamharshdave) and Courtney Fraser (@sameoldswan) for a sneak peak at the postseason. Topics: – DeMar DeRozan’s case for All-NBA – What...
  • 12 hr 28 min ago

The Week That Was: Coming For That Number Three Spot

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Here’s a look at the past seven days for the Raptors. The Raptors had a splendid week, beating the Pacers at home on Sunday, snapping their curse against the Bulls in the most dramatic...
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Raptors use defence to cruise to fifth-straight win

Raptors Republic (Scott Hastie) — The Toronto Raptors have made it five in a row, beating the Dallas Mavericks 93-86, in what is becoming a familiar storyline. DeMarre Carroll sat with a sore lower back but the Raptors...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Raptors-Mavericks Reaction Podcast – Routine win makes 5 in a row

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Two of the greatest single-franchise scorers squared off, amiright? Raptors-Mavericks Reaction Podcast – Routine win makes 5 in a row originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Raptors stay strong in 94-86 win over Mavericks

SBN: Raptors HQ (James Park) — The Raptors have now one five games in a row and continue to look sharp. Coming off of a big win against Miami, the Raptors took on the Mavericks in Dallas looking to extend their four-game...
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Quick Reaction: Raptors 94, Mavericks 86

Raptors Republic (Spencer Redmond) — Toronto 94 Final Box Score 86 Dallas A P. Tucker34 MIN, 9 PTS, 9 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL, 3-8 FG, 1-6 3FG, 2-2 FT, 0 BLK, 1 TO, 8 +/- What can I say about P.J. Tucker? Got the start for DeMarre Carroll...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Raptors clinch 4th consecutive postseason berth

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — For the very first time! Raptors clinch 4th consecutive postseason berth originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Tavares blocks franchise-record 12 shots in win, but 905 lose Sheehey

Raptors Republic (Vivek Jacob) — Photo by MattAzevedo.com Raptors 905 (37-11) def. Erie Bayhawks (13-34); 85-67 | Box Score Assignees: Bruno Caboclo (905). Edy Tavares made his impact felt on both ends as he collected a rare...
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Wil Sheehey leaves Raptors 905 game with injured arm

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — This didn't look good. Wil Sheehey leaves Raptors 905 game with injured arm originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Pre-game news & notes: Ibaka returns, Carroll sits with back soreness

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Raptors can lock up a playoff spot tonight. Pre-game news & notes: Ibaka returns, Carroll sits with back soreness originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago