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Ryan Goins the hero as Blue Jays defeat Indians in extras

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — If Tuesday was the beginning of what figures to be the most nervy month of baseball in the city in more than two decades, the Blue Jays got off to fitting start. After rookie closer Roberto...
  • New: 3 hr 28 min ago

Despite need, aboriginal issues not getting much attention in election campaign

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—Nadine Tookate, 14, recalled standing in the quiet library of her new school, a Robert Munsch book in each hand, when the magnitude of what she and her community had achieved suddenly hit...
  • New: 4 hr 27 min ago

Quebec MDs to get guidelines for legalized assisted death

TheStar.com (Sheryl Ubelacker - The Canadian Press) — The college that regulates Quebec doctors will soon provide practitioners with detailed guidelines — including what drugs to use — for euthanizing terminally ill patients who seek...
  • New: 5 hr 3 min ago

Striking after-hours CAS workers reject latest offer

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — A month-long strike of emergency after-hours staff at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto continues after the union “overwhelmingly” rejected the agency’s latest...
  • New: 5 hr 26 min ago

Contraction or recession? Fact-checking claims made about the economy

TheStar.com (Robin Levinson King - Staff Reporter) — Economists and politicians have started to use the dreaded R-word — recession. Canada’s real gross domestic product shrank for two quarters in a row, which means that Canada is in...
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Obama sounds climate change alarm at receding Alaska glacier

TheStar.com (Josh Lederman - The Associated Press) — SEWARD, ALASKA—U.S. President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change . From a...
  • New: 6 hr 4 min ago

Nearly 200 First Nations haven’t filed yet under Financial Transparency Act

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—Nearly 200 First Nations face having their federal funding cut short because they have not yet disclosed financial information — including salaries and expenses of chiefs and...
  • New: 6 hr 28 min ago

‘Unlivable’ Beach house sells for $1 million

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - News) — Neighbours up the street call it “the hillbilly house.” Its dilapidated hulk holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms, where dirt and dust collect on plywood floors, light drifts...
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Ajax resident said Sleep Country employee sent her suggestive texts

TheStar.com (Laurent Bastien Corbeil - Staff Reporter, Dan Taekema) — Samantha Loucks expected a delivery man to drop off her new mattress, not seem to try to pick her up. The 26-year-old data entry specialist says what was supposed to be a simple delivery became...
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Queen’s Park emphasizes Ontario not in recession

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — Ontario is not in recession and Canada’s most populous province expects to continue as the country’s economic engine. That was the message from provincial Finance Minister Charles...
  • New: 6 hr 51 min ago

Misconduct ruling upheld in G20 bandana case

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — After more than five years, a long-delayed disciplinary hearing, a finding of misconduct, an appeal and now a decision from the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, Toronto police Const. Vincent...
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Dalhousie medical student threatened to kill up to 20 people, police allege

TheStar.com (Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press) — HALIFAX—A Dalhousie University medical student who was facing expulsion told a psychiatrist he would obtain a gun and kill up to 20 people and himself, court documents allege. The...
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Alberta child exploitation investigation leads to eight arrests

TheStar.com CALGARY—Eight Alberta men face child exploitation charges following a lengthy investigation that found images that police say depicted extreme sexual abuse of children — some as...
  • New: 7 hr 27 min ago

Canadian on death row caught up in lethal injection debate

TheStar.com (Bill Graveland - The Canadian Press) — CALGARY—A constitutional challenge to Montana’s execution methods could have a direct impact on a Canadian on death row in the U.S. state. Lawyers for two condemned inmates,...
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Recession shows Stephen Harper’s orthodox economic policies haven’t worked: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — At one level, confirmation that Canada experienced an economic recession earlier this year is of little consequence. That the economy shrank marginally during the first six months of 2015...
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Making the case: First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders outline priorities

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations Closing the gaps in opportunity and outcomes between First Nations and non-Aboriginal Canadians will require investments in...
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Maple Leafs’ prospects eager to make the team a winner

TheStar.com (Kevin McGran - Sports Reporter) — Even the Maple Leafs are catching Blue Jays fever. Leafs prospect Mitch Marner has gone to a few Jays games and has watched on TV, amazed at how the baseball team so quickly turned a so-so...
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What the parties are promising on Aboriginal issues

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — All three major national parties include money for First Nations education among their commitments or campaign promises on Aboriginal issues . Conservatives This file is bound to be a...
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Bill Blair’s version of G20 ‘accountability’ leaves plenty of questions: Keenan

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Columnist) — “This is a five-year-old event.” That’s former police chief and current federal Liberal candidate Bill Blair on CTV recently, responding to a demand from NDP MP Peggy Nash...
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‘Elimination, not regulation,’ community groups say before carding meeting Tuesday night

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — As Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government continues its province-wide review of “street checks,”more community groups are adding its province-wide review , of the highly...
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Blog Articles

Video: Luis Scola Dominates as Argentina Beat Canada in FIBA Americas

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Cory Joseph may have dished out 7 assists, but it was Luis Scola that dominated the headlines as Argentina beat Canada to open the FIBA Americas tournament. The post Video: Luis Scola Dominates...
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FIBA Americas Primer: Canada's Road to Rio

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — We preview the road to the Olympics and how Canada stacks up. As I mentioned last week, Canada's victory at the Tuto Marchand Trophy was only a warm-up to the real deal -- the 2015 FIBA Americas...
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Should the Raptors go after Tristan Thompson in 2016?

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Reports say that the Raptors are a potential destination for Tristan Thompson if the Cavaliers don't pay up. Should Masai Ujiri make the investment? Since free agency began on July 1, Tristan...
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Let's argue about this ranking of the top 50 players in Raptors history

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Please review HoopsHype's list and make value judgements. With the basketball season still stubbornly far away we can always look for comfort in rankings. Ah yes, nothing beats a good list of...
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Red Hot Canadian Team Seek Olympic Berth at FIBA Americas

Raptors Republic (Tamberlyn Richardson) — Andrew Wiggins and Raptors Cory Joseph lead Team Canada into FIBA Americas looking to continue their international ascent by earning an 2016 Olympic berth. The post Red Hot Canadian Team Seek...
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 31 – Exit Visas

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Will and Zarar take you through the last week of August and into September with talk of Tristan Thompson's future, DeMarre Carroll's present, helluva lot more, and even a peek across Europe in a...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Predicting every game of the 2015-16 Raptors season (Part 2)

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Raptors go 47-35 on the year, finish fifth in the East, face Washington in the first round. The season trudges on! The Raptors secured a record of 23-18 through the first half of the season. Now...
  • 2 days ago

Week in Review: Aug. 30th Edition

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Looking back at the previous week @ The Republic The post Week in Review: Aug. 30th Edition appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Ujiri Resting Heavily On Maintaining The Status Quo

Raptors Republic (Tim Chisholm) — Masai Ujiri has become surprisingly content with the status quo. He has barely touched the young core that he inherited from Bryan Colangelo when he took over the club. His team was bounced from...
  • 3 days ago

Anybody still have faith in Terrence Ross?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Question is pretty straight forward. Do we give up on him yet? The post Anybody still have faith in Terrence Ross? appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago

Cory Joseph Leads Canada to Tuto Marchand Cup Title

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — Cory Joseph led a new look Team Canada to victory in hostile San Juan against Puerto Rico to win the Tuto Marchand Cup. The future of Canada Basketball kicked off this past week, with a warm-up...
  • 5 days ago

Predicting every game of the 2015-16 Raptors season (Part 1)

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — The Raptors are slated to go 23-18 in the first half of the season. It’s yet another slow week in Raptors land as we wait for the season — or anything for that matter — to start....
  • 6 days ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, Aug 25 – Valanciunas’s extension, milestones for success and no guests

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (L) of Lithuania prepares to shoot around Charlotte Bobcats power forward Bismack Biyombo of the Democratic Republic of Congo during the first half of...
  • 7 days ago

The HQ Interview with DeMarre Carroll, who's ready to seize "an opportunity of a lifetime"

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — In an exclusive interview, DeMarre Carroll gets candid about Canada, how the Raptors should play as a team, and where exactly he wants to grow on offense. It's been a long road to Toronto for ...
  • 8 days ago

Odds outlook: Las Vegas not expecting Raptors to take leap in 2015-16

SBN: Raptors HQ (Stephen Campbell) — The Toronto Raptors look like an improved team heading into the new NBA season, but Nevada sports books are predicting the squad to be worse than last year. In the sports world, Las Vegas...
  • 8 days ago
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Masai Ujiri: ‘We’ve had a little bit of discussions’ of extending Terrence Ross

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — The Toronto Raptors might not be finished with handing out contracts this summer. Note: This week’s episode of ‘Raptors Weekly’ was cancelled due to a personal matter. We...
  • 8 days ago

Quick Cap Update: What the Jonas Valanciunas Extension means for the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — A quick look at how the JV extension affects the summers of 2016 and 2017. My recent summer pieces explored the possibilities that existed with the current roster and in free agency in 2016 and...
  • 11 days ago
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Jonas Valanciunas’s $64M extension: Why it makes sense, and what it means for the future

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Jan 4, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Toronto Raptors center center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22) at US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Raptors 125-109....
  • 11 days ago
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Report: Jonas Valanciunas signs 4 year deal with the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The rumours have been bouncing around all day, but numbers (and a Woj Bomb) are now out there. First came the news that Jonas Valanciunas had left the Lithuanian national team to return to...
  • 12 days ago

Raptors and Jonas Agree on Contract Extension

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — SHOW JV THE MONEY! The post Raptors and Jonas Agree on Contract Extension appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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