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Arbitration gives Toronto firefighters a new collective agreement

TheStar.com (Jesse Winter - Staff Reporter) — Toronto firefighters have a new collective agreement, cementing them as the highest-paid firefighters in the province in terms of base salary. The decision , awarded on Friday after...
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Millions expected to watch solar eclipse

TheStar.com (Sarah Kaplan - The Washington Post) — CARBONDALE, ILL.—The warning signs hang above hundreds of kilometres of highway, flashing the same message from Illinois to Tennessee: “SOLAR ECLIPSE. AUGUST 21. PLAN...
  • New: 2 hr 39 min ago

Charlottesville rally organizer calls Heather Heyer’s death ‘payback’

TheStar.com (Matt Pearce - Los Angeles Times) — A Twitter post from the account of Jason Kessler, the far-right activist who organized the Charlottesville, Va., “Unite the Right” rally , insulted the protester who was killed...
  • New: 3 hr 43 min ago

U.S. signals Trump’s Buy American agenda non-negotiable in NAFTA talks

TheStar.com (Joan Bryden - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The U.S. appears to be signalling that President Donald Trump’s vow to aggressively promote a “buy American, hire American” agenda is not open to discussion...
  • New: 6 hr 41 min ago

Crumbling gangland partnership probed in two botched GTA murder bids

TheStar.com (Peter Edwards - Staff Reporter) — Police are probing whether a dissolving business partnership involving the London, Ont., Hells Angels is behind two failed murder attempts in the GTA this month. The latest shooting took...
  • New: 7 hr 19 min ago

The fall of Steve Bannon won’t end chaos at the White House: Analysis

TheStar.com (Justin Sink - Bloomberg) — Stephen Bannon’s ouster rids the White House of someone who fed off chaos, obsessed over his own image and sowed conflict among top aides to the president.  The problem is that...
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Boston deploys 500 officers ahead of ‘Free Speech Rally,’ anti-racism protest

TheStar.com (Steve Leblanc - The Associated Press) — BOSTON—Conservative activists and leftist counter-protesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned...
  • New: 10 hr 36 min ago

Canadian officials to mark 75th anniversary of Dieppe raid in France

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — DIEPPE, FRANCE—Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr is leading a Canadian government delegation to France to mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raid during the Second World War. ...
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U.S. President Trump, first lady to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—The White House has announced that U.S. President Donald Trump and the first lady have decided not to participate in events honouring recipients of this year’s Kennedy...
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CNE cancels Youth Day following safety concerns in 2016

TheStar.com The Canadian National Exhibition has cancelled its popular Youth Day for this year’s exhibition, citing issues in 2016 when it was forced to shut down early due to safety concerns. The...
  • 14 hr 21 min ago

Two men in critical condition after hotel shooting downtown

TheStar.com (Alanna Rizza - Staff Reporter) — Two men are in serious condition following a shooting in a downtown hotel early Saturday. Toronto police Const. Caroline de Kloet said two men were found with gunshot wounds in the lobby of...
  • 14 hr 34 min ago

Eaton Centre Uniqlo workers seeking to unionize

TheStar.com (Francine Kopun - Business reporter) — Employees at the Uniqlo store at Toronto Eaton Centre have decided to hold a vote on whether to join a union to improve conditions at the Japanese apparel retailer’s first Canadian...
  • 15 hr 11 min ago

Refugees stuck in backlog have a chance at getting out of it — if they can afford the legal fees

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — Refugee claimants stuck in Canada’s growing backlog have a chance to get their cases heard speedily — if they can afford to take the Immigration and Refugee Board to court. The...
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Distressed loon swims toward Alberta campers seeking help from fishing gear

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — NORDEGG, ALTA.—This is a story about one lucky loon. Don Gibson was standing with his family on a dock in Fish Lake Provincial Park in west-central Alberta last weekend when he noticed...
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For those fleeing the U.S. for Canada, our undefended frontier is a fantasy: Cohn

TheStar.com (Martin Regg Cohn - Ontario Politics Columnist) — We’ve all grown up with the story of living alongside the world’s longest undefended border. Here’s another chapter. For the last few summers, we’ve vacationed on...
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How best to spend $50 at the CNE

TheStar.com (Sammy Hudes - Staff Reporter, Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporters) — Sammy Hudes: A family tradition, I’ve gone to the CNE every year of my life that I can remember. I come with a plan, knowing every ride I want to go on as soon as I get there, after...
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At the centre of Toronto's opioids crisis, an unexpected view: DiManno: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — She carefully unfolds a foil wrapper, delicately removes the crumble of tar heroin within, places it in a spoon. Spits to moisten. Flicks a lighter to cook it, the substance dissolving into a...
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Montreal amusement park pulls carousel horse showing Indigenous man’s severed head

TheStar.com (Sidhartha Banerjee - The Canadian Press) — Montreal’s La Ronde amusement park says it has removed a carousel horse depicting an Indigenous man’s severed head in a bag. The move comes after several complaints, including...
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Track switch problem leaves two UPX trains stranded

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — Riders on the Union Pearson Express (UPX) had their travel plans interrupted Thursday afternoon when a broken switch disrupted service on the air-rail link for more than an hour, stranding...
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Fleeing to Canada, asylum seekers’ old lives revealed in the scraps found along New York’s Roxham Rd.

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — CHAMPLAIN, N.Y.—In the bushes at the end of Roxham Rd., just steps from Canada, lay a sheet of white paper that had been ripped from a notebook and soaked from the previous day’s...
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Blog Articles

Raptors 905 to hold open tryouts Sept. 16

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — A tradition unlike any other! Raptors 905 to hold open tryouts Sept. 16 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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#KissIPFGoodbye charity game, featuring Nik Stauskas, Raptors Republic

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Come watch Blake get embarrassed! #KissIPFGoodbye charity game, featuring Nik Stauskas, Raptors Republic originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raptors What Ifs: Andrea Bargnani and the 2006 No. 1 pick

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dylan Litman) — “With the first pick in the 2006 draft, the Toronto Raptors select... LaMarcus Aldridge.” There are certain words that, when uttered, evoke strong feelings in Raptors fans. For example,...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago
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Report: Raptors to sign K.J. McDaniels to partially guaranteed one-year deal

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Everyone’s favourite high-flying second round pick is reportedly coming to Toronto. Just in case you thought he was on vacation too, Woj of ESPN (still feels weird to type that) comes to us...
  • 2 days ago
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Raptors sign K.J. McDaniels to partially guaranteed one-year deal

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — This is good. Raptors sign K.J. McDaniels to partially guaranteed one-year deal originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago
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Canada announces preliminary Americup roster; Caboclo makes Brazilian team

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Not much in the way of NBA talent here. Canada announces preliminary Americup roster; Caboclo makes Brazilian team originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Planning the Raptors Rotation: The starters, the bench, the best lineups

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Using what we know from the Raptors last season: who should start, come off the bench, and play with whom? Yesterday in Part 1 of planning the Raptors’ future , we started tackling the issue of...
  • 2 days ago
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Podcast: 2017-18 Raptors season outlook

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — A little early, but let's tee things up. Podcast: 2017-18 Raptors season outlook originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago
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MVP odds ranking includes both Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — But you’ll never guess who is higher on the list. The NBA season has not yet begun, but some are already looking at its conclusion. Today, the oddsmakers of Bovada shared their list of players...
  • 3 days ago
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Planning the Raptors Rotation: A look at the starters and frontcourt

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Using what we know from last season, who should start, come off the bench, and play with whom? We often go through this Raptors rotation exercise late in the season as the team approaches the...
  • 3 days ago
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Some facts and figures on the Raptors schedule

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The Raptors actually don't have it too bad. Some facts and figures on the Raptors schedule originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago
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Raptors 905 set to host 2018 G-League Showcase

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — It’s an overload of G-League basketball the likes of which we haven’t seen since, uh, last year. For the second straight season, the Raptors 905 will host the NBA G-League Showcase, a...
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Raptors 905 announce 2018 G-League Showcase

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — G-League Mecca beck. Raptors 905 announce 2018 G-League Showcase originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Raptors sign Kyle Wiltjer to non-guaranteed deal

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Another body in camp to compete for one of the final two roster spots. Raptors sign Kyle Wiltjer to non-guaranteed deal originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago
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Report: Raptors to sign Kyle Wiltjer to a one-year non-guaranteed deal

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — According to Dime Magazine , the Raptors are reportedly going to sign Kyle Wiltjer , a 6’10’’ power forward, to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal worth about $1.3 million. Much like last season,...
  • 4 days ago
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NBA Schedule Release: Five Raptors games you should go to this season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Because sometimes Wednesday games against lottery teams can be fun! Because it’s placed smack dab in the middle of the NBA’s tumbleweed season, schedule-release day is much ballyhooed....
  • 4 days ago
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NBA Schedule Release: The Raptors now have their plan for 2017-18

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The official NBA schedule is here. If you’re a Raptors fan, circle the following 82 days. The 2017-18 NBA schedule is officially here, and that means we can now begin the arduous process of...
  • 5 days ago
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Raptors 2017-18 schedule released: What you need to know

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Giddy up. Raptors 2017-18 schedule released: What you need to know originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago
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Raptors Weekly Podcast – Mailbag episode

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Host William Lou flies solo to fill the dead air in the dead of summer. Topics: -Changes to game ops -Trading for Melo? -What’s the deal with Bruno? -Who do you want in a bar fight? Who...
  • 5 days ago
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Canada wins gold at Women’s Americup

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — What a couple of months for CanBall. Canada wins gold at Women’s Americup originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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