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Ron MacLean confirmed as host of ‘Hockey Night in Canada’

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Ron MacLean is officially back as host of “Hockey Night in Canada.” Sportsnet confirmed Monday that the veteran broadcaster will replace George Stroumboulopoulos in the main...
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Canada Post takes hard line on job action

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter) — Canada Post is warning unionized workers that any type of job action including rotating strikes this weekend will mean the shut down of the post office. “In the event of a labour...
  • New: 1 hr 1 min ago

Toronto won’t regulate pot shops until the fall

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — The city of Toronto won’t regulate rogue pot dispensaries anytime soon after the licensing committee voted Monday to defer the issue until the fall, touching off a brief but noisy...
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Previous Scarborough subway price tag not honest, Mayor Tory says

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — Mayor John Tory is defending the rising cost of the $3.2 billion, one-stop Scarborough subway , saying previous figures were not “honest,” but insisting the controversial...
  • New: 2 hr 10 min ago

Pepsi re-adding aspartame in some drinks less than a year after pulling sweetener

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — NEW YORK—PepsiCo is putting aspartame back in some of its diet beverages less than a year after pulling the artificial sweetener as part of a marketing move over safety concerns. The...
  • New: 4 hr 49 min ago

Family of 3 confirmed dead among 4 victims in Highway 400 accident

TheStar.com (Ebyan Abdigir - Staff Reporter) — A family of 3 were among the 4 victims of a fiery 11-vehicle highway crash late Friday evening. The deceased family was found in the same vehicle. Among them was a 4-year-old girl. Three...
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Mexico’s president arrives for state visit, Trudeau-Obama summit

TheStar.com (Bruce Cheadle - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Mexico’s president arrives in Canada today to begin three days of carefully choreographed summitry. Enrique Pena Nieto is heading to Quebec City first before dining with...
  • New: 6 hr 28 min ago

U.K. treasury chief tries to calm fears after Brexit vote as Labour coup continues

TheStar.com (Danica Kirka - Associated Press) — LONDON— Britain’s Treasury chief sought Monday to ease concerns about https://www.thestar.com/news/world/brexit.html the vote to leave the European Union END , saying the...
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Device allows girl’s ‘personality to come to our world’

TheStar.com (Michael Robinson - Staff Reporter) — Elena Chukalovskaya always knew her daughter had a voice. Now the rest of the world can hear it too. Maria, 10, has cerebral palsy (CP), a neurological disorder that interferes with the...
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Veterans turning to charity due to military pension delays

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — After a bomb-scarred tour in Afghanistan, a descent into a cloud of anger and anxiety and forcible retirement from the military due to his psychological problems, Kevin Sweeney thought he had...
  • New: 8 hr 26 min ago

Parents fear kids will be ‘crammed’ into classes amid cost-cutting

TheStar.com (Kristin Rushowy - Education Reporter) — Parents at Toronto’s St. Sebastian elementary school say the board plans to close off the building’s two upper floors, “cramming” their kids onto lower floors to...
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Debilitating illness leaves Toronto man struggling to get by

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — Less than a year after he moved to a new company to gain a promotion, the symptoms began. But when “pins and needles” in Trevor Manson’s feet spread up his legs and...
  • New: 8 hr 26 min ago

Police investigating 'suspicious death' in motel

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — Toronto Police are investigating a “suspicious death” after a woman was found without vital signs at a motel on Kingston and Brimley Rds. on Sunday. She was pronounced dead...
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Canadian academic jailed in Iran for dabbling in feminism, security: family

TheStar.com (Morgan Lowrie - The Canadian Press) — MONTREAL — A Montreal-based university professor being held in an Iranian jail is being investigated for ‘dabbling in feminism and security matters,’ according to her...
  • 16 hr 49 min ago

Mayor John Tory’s transit priorities face financial, political challenge: analysis

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter, Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — John Tory has staked his mayoralty on a promise to usher in a new era of transit planning for Toronto. It’s a promise that will be put to a serious test in coming weeks. Since his...
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Bloor West Village rally counters racism with a celebration of tolerance

TheStar.com (Christopher Reynolds - Staff Reporter) — Residents of Bloor West Village rallied in support of refugees and tolerance Saturday, countering an anti-Islam group’s message during a march from the week before. More than 60...
  • 18 hr 6 min ago

Iceland elects new president, and gets a Canadian first lady

TheStar.com (Katie Daubs - Feature Writer) — In the middle of the not-very-dark Iceland night, members of Gudni Johannesson’s campaign team walked along his quiet seaside street and left notes for the neighbours. The gist of them...
  • 18 hr 31 min ago

Three Amigos expected to stick to sunny script amid Brexit storm

TheStar.com (Mike Blanchfield, Alexander Panetta - The Canadian Press) — North American leaders meeting in Ottawa this week are being confronted with the seismic economic ripples caused by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union . Canada and Mexico...
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Muslim and LGBTQ communities stand together against hatred and prejudice after Orlando shooting

TheStar.com (Geoffrey Vendeville - Staff Reporter) — Muslims and LGBTQ people both know how it feels to be treated badly or even hated sometimes because of who they are. Mostly, these groups have suffered separately. But the tragedy in Orlando...
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Change coming to controversial autism program, minister says

TheStar.com (Allison Jones - The Canadian Press) — TORONTO—Ontario’s new minister in charge of the autism file says changes are in the works following the controversial revamp of the treatment program announced earlier this year....
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Blog Articles

2016 free agent list

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Keep track of who's available and who's off the market. 2016 free agent list originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan officially join USA Basketball Olympic team

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — We The North, but maybe a pair of Raptors can swing your rooting allegiance? Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan officially join USA Basketball Olympic team originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • New: 3 hr 42 min ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, Jun 27 – Draft recap and free agency preview

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Free agency is hard to predict, so we mostly dream big on "Yak & Siak." Raptors Weekly Podcast, Jun 27 – Draft recap and free agency preview originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • New: 6 hr 26 min ago

Morning Coffee – Mon, Jun 27

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — DeMar free agency | Making the case for Durant to Toronto (video) Morning Coffee – Mon, Jun 27 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 7 hr 59 min ago

Report: DeMar DeRozan not scheduling meetings with other teams

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — It continues to seem very unlikely he's going anywhere. Report: DeMar DeRozan not scheduling meetings with other teams originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Morning Coffee – Sun, Jun 26

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — DeMar only meeting with Raptors for next gig | Siakam can pop J's | Biyombo's season | Is Lowry Top 10? Morning Coffee – Sun, Jun 26 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
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With two new rookies, it's time to re-consider the backend of the Raptors rotation

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With two new rookies, let's try to break down slots 10 to 15 on the Raptors. Last season, the Raptors ' roster was something of an ongoing experiment. Could a franchise aspiring to rise into...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Raptors Player Review: The Breakout of Bismack Biyombo

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch_Robson) — After a low key and lacklustre start to his career in Charlotte, Biyombo's season in Toronto has vaulted him into a star of NBA Twitter and one of the best defensive big men in the league. ...
  • 2 days ago

Talking Myself Into The Draft…

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — Draft night sucked, but I'm already trying to talk myself into it despite the soul crushing disappointment. Talking Myself Into The Draft… originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 2 days ago

Morning Coffee – Sat, Jun 25

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Poeltl causing a stirr | Siakam even more so | Reviewing Powell | Some grades, some opining, happy Saturday :) Morning Coffee – Sat, Jun 25 originated on Raptors Republic:...
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VIDEO: Jakob Poeltl and Masai Ujiri pressers

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Meet the No. 9 pick and hear the G.M. discuss him. VIDEO: Jakob Poeltl and Masai Ujiri pressers originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

NBA Draft Grades: How do the Raptors' newest players stack up?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Let's consider the two dudes the Raptors just selected in the 2016 NBA Draft. The 2016 NBA Draft is less than 24 hours old. This is something that should be kept in mind when considering the...
  • 2 days ago

Raptors Player Review: Stormin' Norman's Unforgettable Rookie Season

SBN: Raptors HQ (Stephen Campbell) — Norman Powell went from second-round draft pick to fan favourite in less than a year. We break down the rookie's phenomenal NBA debut. Norman Powell was selected with the 46th overall pick in...
  • 3 days ago

An Optimistic view of the Raptors’ Draft Night

Raptors Republic (Anthony Doyle) — Maybe it's not so bad? An Optimistic view of the Raptors’ Draft Night originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago

Do We Still Have Trust in Masai ?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Immediate reaction to both our selections last night had republic of Raptors fans in a tizzy. After collecting your thoughts, do most still feel the way they did last night or have some of you...
  • 3 days ago

Raptors Post-Draft Podcast: A Feeling of Missed Opportunity

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — It's back-to-back-to-back takes from RR's draft crew of Steve Gennaro, Tamberlyn Richardson, and Blake Murphy on the Raptors selection of Jakob Poeltl and Pascal Siakam in the 2016 NBA draft. ...
  • 3 days ago

Morning Coffee – Fri, Jun 24

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Poeltl at 9 and Siakam at 27; the draft had fireworks | Delon a draft consultant | Lowry and DeMar to represent US in Rio | Biyombo plays soccer Morning Coffee – Fri, Jun 24...
  • 3 days ago

Draft recap: Raptors pick Poeltl and Siakam, top undrafted names, and more

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Catch up on everything from draft night. Draft recap: Raptors pick Poeltl and Siakam, top undrafted names, and more originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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AUDIO: Jakob Poeltl conference call

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Hear the No. 9 pick speak. Because why not? AUDIO: Jakob Poeltl conference call originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago

NBA Draft 2016 Poll: What do you think about the Pascal Siakam pick?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — This one is a bit of a head-scratcher. Some high-level prospects were dropping and it seemed like the Raptors would have their choice of quality players at the 27th pick. Instead, as he's done...
  • 3 days ago