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Alleged gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau had long list of run-ins with the law

TheStar.com (David Bruser in Ottawa, Allan Woods in Montreal - Staff Reporters) — Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old Canadian identified as the shooter by Canadian security source, has had run-ins with the law from B.C. to Quebec dating back to 2001, according to court...
  • New: 4 hr 48 min ago

Tough questions will come after the Ottawa shooting: Editorial

TheStar.com The heart of Canada’s democracy has been invaded and violated. Political violence is hardly unknown to Canada, but even in the dark days of the War Measures Act during another October 44...
  • New: 4 hr 53 min ago

Second hospital admits breach of Mayor Rob Ford’s privacy

TheStar.com (Diana Hall - Staff Reporter) — A spokesperson for Humber River Hospital has confirmed individuals gained “inappropriate access” to Mayor Rob Ford (open Rob Ford's policard)’s medical records. Gerard...
  • New: 5 hr 26 min ago

Soldier slain at War Memorial remembered as ‘compassionate’

TheStar.com (Olivia Carville - Staff Reporter, Kenyon Wallace - News reporter) — In a photo snapped just four days ago, two soldiers stand tall and proud, left arms at their sides, right hands grasping the barrels of their rifles. Against the backdrop of Parliament, Cpl....
  • New: 5 hr 53 min ago

Terrorism rocks Ottawa

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Staff Reporter, Bruce Campion-Smith,, Tonda MacCharles, Les Whittingto) — OTTAWA — The heart of Canada’s democracy came under attack Wednesday in a brazen shooting that left a soldier dead, a parliamentary security guard wounded, and Canadians reeling at...
  • New: 6 hr 14 min ago

Doug Ford calls Toronto Star reporter a 'little bitch'

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - City Hall) — Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) called a Toronto Star reporter a “little bitch” as he left a mayoral debate on Wednesday night. Ford made the remark after expressing...
  • New: 6 hr 55 min ago

Toronto man holds vigil honouring soldiers after deadly Ottawa attack

TheStar.com (Lauren Pelley - Staff Reporter) — Mark Dewdney stood alone in the brisk fall air holding a flickering candle in front of the 48th Highlanders Memorial near Queen’s Park. It was a hastily-organized vigil Wednesday night,...
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Islamic State’s call for domestic attacks has troubled security officials

TheStar.com (Michelle Shephard - National Security Reporter) — OTTAWA—How do you stop someone with a weapon and a mission? That has been the fear among security and intelligence officials in recent weeks as the so-called Islamic State called for...
  • New: 7 hr 35 min ago

GTA police and OPP launch highway awareness campaign

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — GTA and provincial police forces kicked off a four-day long public awareness campaign Wednesday about the leading causes of death and injuries on highways. Operation Shield is a joint initiative...
  • New: 7 hr 41 min ago

Man jumps White House fence a month after last breach.

TheStar.com (Star wire services) — WASHINGTON—A man was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after jumping over the White House fence Wednesday as authorities were on heightened alert after shootings at the Canadian...
  • New: 8 hr 4 min ago

Giants fan Bryan Stow shows progress in latest interview

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — CAPITOLA, CALIF.—Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans , is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and...
  • New: 8 hr 27 min ago

Stephen Harper vows to tighten security measures

TheStar.com (Les Whittington - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada will not be intimidated by the “despicable” attacks that have taken the lives of two soldiers this week. In a nationally...
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7 of the ombudsman’s recommendations for unlicensed daycares

TheStar.com (Marco Chown Oved - Staff Reporter) — Many of the Ombudsman’s 113 recommendations target issues surrounding unlicensed home daycares were flagged by the Star in an investigation last year. Most have already been addressed by...
  • New: 9 hr 12 min ago

World leaders offer condolences, support

TheStar.com (Alexander Panetta - The Canadian Press) — WASHINGTON—Countless world leaders have walked that hallway before. On Wednesday, they reacted to news of an attack that saw gunfire sprayed through the hall of honour in Canada’s...
  • New: 9 hr 24 min ago

Ricky Ray’s numbers can’t indicate how Argos will fare

TheStar.com (Curtis Rush - Sports reporter) — Ricky Ray’s TD passes-to-interception ratio over the final three games of each of his previous CFL seasons is not as great as you might think. With three games left in his 12th regular...
  • New: 11 hr 27 min ago

What Canada can do about Ebola

TheStar.com (Jane Philpott) — Viruses have a way of revealing our weaknesses — individually and collectively. Peter Piot, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, once said that another virus, HIV, had exposed the...
  • New: 11 hr 28 min ago

Olivia Chow's failure to connect with women: Hepburn

TheStar.com (Bob Hepburn - Politics) — One of the best days for Olivia Chow during this nine-month civic election marathon occurred two weeks ago when more than 60 prominent women released a joint statement endorsing Chow as...
  • New: 11 hr 29 min ago

Ottawa attack threatens to panic Canadians: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — What do we know about what has been called the unprecedented attack on Parliament that took place Wednesday? First, the attack was not unprecedented. In 1966, a Toronto man blew himself up in...
  • New: 11 hr 45 min ago

Soldier fatally shot on Parliament Hill identified as Nathan Cirillo of Hamilton

TheStar.com (Olivia Carville - Staff Reporter) — The soldier shot dead while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday is Corp. Nathan Frank Cirillo. The Hamilton Spectator has confirmed Cirillo’s identity through friends...
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Kings defenceman Slava Voynov never struck girlfriend, lawyer says

TheStar.com (Greg Beacham - The Associated Press) — LOS ANGELES, CALIF.—Slava Voynov’s attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenceman never hit his girlfriend and he blames Voynov’s arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by...
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Blog Articles

Reaction: Raptors 92, Maccabi 85

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — 15 feet of Brazilian wingspan saves the day. Seriously. Maccabi Haifa 85 FinalRecap | Box Score 92 Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, PF 15 MIN | 2-3 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 0...
  • New: 7 hr 23 min ago

Game Thread: Raptors Return Home to Host Maccabi Haifa

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After a successful three game road trip (for preseason standards, anyway), the Raptors are back at the ACC tonight to host the visiting Maccabi Haifa. Preseason Record: TOR, 5-1 Game Time:...
  • New: 11 hr 59 min ago

The Crossover: Five Questions About The Cleveland Cavaliers

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Training camps have started around the league and the season opener will be here before you know it. To prepare for the new season, we're speaking with other SB Nation sites about their teams....
  • 16 hr 21 min ago

NBA GM Survey: Raptors to win Atlantic, Valanciunas to break out

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — 30 NBA GM polled, top Raptors-related answers on the board. John Schuhmann of of NBA.com published the results to the 13th annual NBA GM survey on Wednesday. 30 general managers were polled,...
  • 16 hr 27 min ago

Bad Ideas: Jordan Hamilton Throws Shade At LeBron James On Instagram

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — LEAVE. THE. KING. ALONE. WHY, JORDAN HAMILTON, WHY???? Twins! A photo posted by Jordan Hamilton (@jordanhamilton1) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT Have we not learned to not...
  • 20 hr 21 min ago

Morning Coffee – Wed, Oct 22

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Raptors host Maccabi Haifa | Managing not way to keep Amir healthy | Ross to make leap this season | If you want Lowry's shoe, now is the time The post Morning Coffee – Wed,...
  • 22 hr 55 min ago

Respect Earned: The Raptors' ESPN NBA Rank Finale

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Our final look at ESPN's NBA Rank and some comments on the placement of the Raptors' two best players: DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. To be clear, the ongoing ESPN NBA Rank is not over.  The...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

The Crossover: Five Questions About The Atlanta Hawks

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Training camps have started around the league and the season opener will be here before you know it. To prepare for the new season, we're speaking with other SB Nation sites about their teams....
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

How does Bruno Caboclo develop from here?

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Bruno Caboclo highlights the need for an eventual exclusive D-League affiliation. The post How does Bruno Caboclo develop from here? appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Your Fantasy Basketball Guide: Toronto Raptors Edition

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — Do you play fantasy hoops and have a draft coming up this week? Wondering when it's safe to select your favourite Raptors without looking like a total "homer"? We've got you covered. The NBA...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Free Tickets to Raptors vs Maccabi – Here’s How to Get Them – #RRTix

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — We’ve giving away two tickets to the Raptors vs Maccabi Haifa game this Wednesday at at 7:30pm at the ACC. To win, all you have to do is post a Vine or Instagram using the hashtag #RRTix...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Dinos & Digits Countdown: A Look At Vince Carter's 2000-01 Season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Russell Peddle) — We finish our countdown of the best individual seasons in Raptors history with a look at Vince Carter's transcendent 2000-01 season. In case you missed it, we're doing a countdown of the...
  • 2 days ago
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Wayne Embry Inducted Into NCAS Hall of Fame

SBN: Raptors HQ (ChrisWalder) — Embry, a senior advisor for the Toronto Raptors and former interim general manager, is the latest inductee into the Hall of Fame of the National Consortium for Academics and Sports. As the first...
  • 2 days ago
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Raptors Weekly Podcast, Oct 20 – Preseason All-Star Reserves

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — We look at what the Raptors are doing in preseason, including trying to figure out what to do with Jordan Hamilton and Landry fields. There's also Drake. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast, Oct 20...
  • 2 days ago
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Morning Coffee – Mon, Oct 20

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Drake has given Raptors what he's given them | Open practice a huge success | Is Terrence Ross more Ray Allen or Sonny Weems? | Slow Monday morning... The post Morning Coffee...
  • 2 days ago

Promotion: Free open practice, Raptors mini-packs on sale

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Free practice and cheap Raptors tickets? Yes! A friend of the blog from Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment has passed along a pair of exclusive ticket packages. The offers are listed below: 10...
  • 4 days ago

Terrence Ross shines as Raptors rout shorthanded Thunder

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Terrence Ross drops 22 point against a team bereft of capable wing players. Not only was this game played on a Friday night, your truly only caught half of the game on an expedited scan through...
  • 4 days ago

[GIF] Amir Johnson Injury vs OKC Thunder

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Amir Johnson injured his right ankle/knee towards the end of the first half in Friday night’s win over the OKC Thunder. He limped off and didn’t return for the second half. The word...
  • 5 days ago

Raptors Ride Strong First Half, Cruise to 109-90 Win Against OKC

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — The Raptors took this one comfortably after a 37 point burst in the 2nd quarter. Bruno Caboclo did things. What promised to at least be a competitive affair ended up being somewhat of a dud, as...
  • 5 days ago

Quick Reaction: Raptors 109, Thunder 90

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Raptors crush the Thunder. The post Quick Reaction: Raptors 109, Thunder 90 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago