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$82.5 million island airport pedestrian tunnel opens today

TheStar.com (Lauren Pelley - Staff Reporter) — The long-awaited underwater island airport tunnel connecting mainland Toronto to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport opens today. The invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to begin...
  • New: 2 hr 14 min ago

MH370 search: Debris found in Indian Ocean being sent to France

TheStar.com (Kristen Gelineau And Rod McGuirk - The Associated Press) — SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—A sea-crusted wing part found on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found since it vanished nearly a year and a...
  • New: 2 hr 40 min ago

Mohamed Fahmy retrial suddenly postponed

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — CAIRO—Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy must wait at least another week to learn his fate after a verdict he anxiously expected today at his retrial in Cairo was suddenly postponed until...
  • New: 3 hr 18 min ago

Baby dies in custody of man with history of abuse

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — Niagara Regional Police and the Chief Coroner’s Office are investigating the death of a 13-month-old baby who was in the custody of a man previously convicted of abusing a baby. The local...
  • New: 4 hr 7 min ago

‘I pray for closure,’ says officer of Nicole Morin’s 30-year disappearance

TheStar.com (Wendy Gillis - News reporter) — There was a round-the-clock search by three police forces. There was a $100,000 reward. Within days of the sudden disappearance of a slight eight-year-old girl from Etobicoke, thousands of posters...
  • New: 5 hr 7 min ago

Health Canada finally approves abortion pill RU-486

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — A published report says Health Canada has approved the use of the abortion pill commonly known as RU-486 . The manufacturer, Linepharma International Ltd., was notified of the decision...
  • New: 9 hr 44 min ago

Niagara councillor's gay marriage comments spark backlash

TheStar.com (Diana Hall - Staff Reporter) — Niagara regional councillor Andy Petrowski is the subject of two formal requests that he be investigated for code of conduct violations after making what one St. Catharines resident called...
  • New: 10 hr 15 min ago

Less Harper, more Laurence and fix the CBC: obituary

TheStar.com (Alison Shouldice - Staff Reporter) — If Catherine Finn were still alive, she’d want you to know a few things. Stephen Harper should be given the boot. Immediately. The CBC, while great, needs some help. Oh, and author...
  • New: 11 hr 39 min ago

Tulowitzki makes adjustments look easy: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — TULOTULOTULOTULOTULO! If he didn’t have all of them at hello, he certainly had them at good-bye — ta-ta to the 435-foot tater that left Rogers Centre in the third inning Wednesday...
  • New: 11 hr 46 min ago

Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki wired to win, former teammates say

TheStar.com (Brendan Kennedy - Sports reporter) — On the phone from Denver, Todd Helton is incredulous. “He’s leading off? No way. That’s weird.” The longtime Colorado Rockies’ first baseman, who retired in...
  • 12 hr 50 min ago

Town of Milton mistakenly cuts down 100 trees on farm

TheStar.com (Riannon Westall - Staff Reporter, Holly Honderich - Staff Reporter) — A Milton farm owner is seeking answers from the town of Milton after 100 trees on her property were cut down by mistake. “(The town’s operations department) went onto my field, onto...
  • 12 hr 53 min ago

Porter passenger says she was asked to move for another passenger’s religious accommodation

TheStar.com (Holly Honderich - Staff Reporter) — A passenger aboard a Porter flight on Monday said that she was asked to change seats to accommodate another passenger who she says would not sit beside a woman for religious reasons. Christine...
  • 13 hr ago

Tories want massive free trade deal signed before election

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—The Conservatives are anxiously hoping to sign off on a massive free-trade deal before kicking off an election campaign that’s expected to start as early as Sunday . The...
  • 13 hr 8 min ago

U.S. dentist must have hated Cecil the lion: Mallick

TheStar.com (Heather Mallick - Columnist) — The 40-hour protracted killing, skinning and beheading of Cecil, a beloved lion outside a Zimbabwean conservation park, by a wealthy American dentist has made people around the world heave a...
  • 13 hr 24 min ago

Bautista not upset with Reyes-Tulowitzki deal

TheStar.com (Mark Zwolinski - Sports reporter) — Jose Bautista said he may have to start measuring his words after a negative backlash on comments he feels were taken out of context. “There (were) a few headlines, on TSN and Sportsnet,...
  • 13 hr 26 min ago

TCHC keeps records on façade collapse secret

TheStar.com (Stephen Spencer Davis - Staff Reporter) — Toronto Community Housing refuses to release reports prepared by engineers who investigated a façade collapse at 3171 Eglinton Ave. East, a building with a history of maintenance and...
  • 13 hr 28 min ago

Big-name bout brewing in federal vote: Olivia Chow vs. Adam Vaughan

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — Patty Letourneau is not relishing a decision that will torture many progressives in Spadina-Fort York — Adam Vaughan or Olivia Chow? “I know both of them a bit and it’s...
  • 13 hr 42 min ago

Debris in photo belongs to the same type of aircraft as missing MH370: official

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing...
  • 14 hr 6 min ago

Historic Arctic fort threatened by climate change may be preserved thanks to 3D technology

TheStar.com (Bill Graveland - The Canadian Press) — CALGARY—A historic fort threatened by melting permafrost in one of the most remote locations on Earth might be preserved thanks to 3D technology. Fort Conger on Ellesmere Island was...
  • 14 hr 30 min ago

Stephen Harper expected to call election as early as Sunday: report

TheStar.com (thestar.com) — Speculation is building that Prime Minister Stephen Harper could call an election this weekend. The CBC is reporting that Harper will ask the Governor General to dissolve parliament as early as...
  • 14 hr 49 min ago
Blog Articles

WINTER IS COMING: Questions and Expectations for the Raptors’ Reboot

Raptors Republic (Michael Holian) — By all accounts, the retooled roster gets a passing grade. Now the Raps must face their demons and turn new hope into reality. Plus it's a long weekend! The post WINTER IS COMING: Questions and...
  • New: 1 hr 7 min ago

If Vince Carter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, what team does he choose to represent?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Raptors, Nets or another team? Discuss The post If Vince Carter is inducted into the Hall of Fame, what team does he choose to represent? appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 22 hr 41 min ago

Time Machine: How Nic Batum would look on the 2016-'17 Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Toronto is apparently Nic Batum's destination of choice once he hits free agency next summer. We're in the dog days, so let's pretend for one minute that Batum will be a Raptor in a year's time. ...
  • 1 day ago

What if the Raptors Shouldn't be Planning for 2016?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Of late, in every cap update, we've been noting how moves impact the summer of 2016. But what if we are being too shortsighted? An interesting point was raised recently by the incomparable ...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Report: Nicolas Batum’s People say Nicolas Batum Wants to Play in Toronto

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Nicolas Batum reportedly wouldn't kick Toronto out of his bed. The post Report: Nicolas Batum’s People say Nicolas Batum Wants to Play in Toronto appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Tuesday musings: Patrick Patterson should start at power forward

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — The Patterson-Valanciunas pairing was a disaster last season, but Dwane Casey should give it another chance. The post Tuesday musings: Patrick Patterson should start at power forward appeared...
  • 2 days ago

Thumbs Up To These Concept Jerseys For Next Year's All-Star Game In Toronto

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Can we go ahead and commission these as the official jerseys? NBA jersey designs are hit or miss, and when it comes to feedback from fans, it appears to be more misses than hits (see: the new...
  • 2 days ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 28 – Organic Jonas

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — It's a solo show as we replay key Raptors talk from the recent Grantland podcast, and tackle low and high-hanging organic fruit in a short but packed podcast. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast,...
  • 3 days ago

Pan Am Games Update: Canada win in overtime against the United States, play Brazil for the gold

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Consider this a game thread, or a digital shrine for Jamal Murray if you'd like. In retrospect, we probably should have put up a game thread for yesterday's Pan Am Games classic (words from an...
  • 4 days ago

Some Countercultural Ideas About Terrence Ross

Raptors Republic (RR Prospect) — Terrence Ross may be the unofficial whipping boy of everyone, but don't give up on him just yet. The post Some Countercultural Ideas About Terrence Ross appeared first on Raptors Republic:...
  • 5 days ago

Report: Tim Leiweke could be staying another year

Raptors Republic (Kiyan Sobhani) — Good news for Raptor fans The post Report: Tim Leiweke could be staying another year appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago

Breaking It Down: Ways in Which DeMarre Carroll Gets Steals

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — First up, a little awareness and ask for help for a solid basketball program being run in high-need communities in Toronto. Do us a favor and help if you can. The hopes of the Raptors wing defense...
  • 6 days ago

Raptors add Axel Toupane to the eventual training camp mix

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — Along with the signing of Michale Kyser, Axel Toupane was also inked to a deal. Masai Ujiri added another Summer Leaguer to the Raptors roster on Thursday, signing Axel Toupane to compete for a...
  • 6 days ago

Three Conversations Dwane Casey Needs to Have

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Dwane Casey needs to make some call and setup a couple appointments before training camp. The post Three Conversations Dwane Casey Needs to Have appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • 7 days ago

Let's Get To Know Ronald Roberts, the Raptors Latest Signee

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — We talk to Garrett Miley, Philadelphia basketball writer, to get the details on Ronald Roberts and what fans can expect. Yesterday, the Ronald Roberts era in Toronto officially began. ...
  • 7 days ago

The Raptors and the Orlando Magic are set to play in London, England

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — And before you ask: this is the real deal. It's a regular season game. As  confirmed by the NBA , the Raptors will take on the Orlando Magic in London, England at the O2 Arena on January...
  • 8 days ago
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Exclusive: Kyle Lowry Unclear on Headband's Future

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — In an exclusive comment to Raptors HQ, Kyle Lowry answered the one off-season question every Raptors fan was asking. Last night, Kyle Lowry took some time off from being a dad to answer some...
  • 8 days ago

Raptors Sign Ronald Roberts to Partially-Guaranteed, Multi-Year Contract

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Roberts, a Las Vegas Summer League high flyer joins a growing list of training camp invitees and future 905'ers. After two weeks of conflicting reports, the Toronto Raptors made the signing of...
  • 8 days ago

Cast the Raptors: What roles would they be good for?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Trainwreck with Lebron James is out. It's the summer. Let's get weird. With the release of  Trainwreck this past weekend, we are now witness to the cinematic debut of  Lebron James ....
  • 8 days ago
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Training Camp Preview

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — No need to wait for training camp. The post Training Camp Preview appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 9 days ago