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Tory enlists subway users in relief-line feud with province

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — With Queen’s Park so far failing to heed the mayor’s demand to commit funding to build a relief line for Toronto’s subway, John Tory took his case directly to transit...
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Taiwan becomes first Asian government to recognize same-sex marriage

TheStar.com (Johnson Lai And Christopher Bodeen - The Associated Press) — TAIPEI, TAIWAN—In a first for Asia, Taiwan’s constitutional Court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage on Wednesday, punctuating a yearslong campaign by advocates for gay rights...
  • New: 3 hr 1 min ago

Daesh-linked militants besiege Philippine city, behead police chief

TheStar.com (Jim Gomez And Teresa Cerojano - The Associated Press) — ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES—Militants linked to Daesh, also known as ISIS, swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest...
  • New: 4 hr 18 min ago

Hydro rate cut will ultimately cost $21B, watchdog warns

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — It’s a short-term hydro bill gain in exchange for longer term fiscal pain. The Liberal government’s “Fair Hydro Plan,” which lowers electricity bills by 25 per...
  • New: 4 hr 40 min ago

Crash closes westbound QEW at Hwy 427

TheStar.com (Fakiha Baig - Staff Reporter) — All westbound lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Way are blocked at Hwy. 427 following a collision between a transport truck and several cars this morning. Police responded to a call for the...
  • New: 5 hr 32 min ago

Pope Francis unsmiling when he meets Trump

TheStar.com (Jonathan Lemire Nicole Winfield And Julie Pace - Associated Press) — VATICAN CITY—President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, two leaders with contrasting styles and differing world views, met at the Vatican on Wednesday, setting aside their previous...
  • New: 6 hr 44 min ago

Police in Manchester arrest 3 men in connection with concert bombing

TheStar.com (Jill Lawless - Associated Press) — MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—Police in Manchester say they have arrested three more men in connection with the suicide bombing at a pop concert that killed 22 people. They said Wednesday the...
  • New: 7 hr 18 min ago

WSIB cutting costs at expense of workers’ health, report says

TheStar.com (Sara Mojtehedzadeh - Work and Wealth reporter) — Ontario’s worker compensation board is saving money by reducing spending on drug benefits for workplace accident victims and by providing financial incentives to their health-care...
  • New: 7 hr 43 min ago

There’s no measuring the loss of family and friends: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — They leave small footprints and big aching holes. Even on the vast panorama of social media, there would have been so little to say beyond the everyday minutiae of lives that had stretched...
  • New: 7 hr 43 min ago

Chris Spence launches fight to get teaching licence back

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — Disgraced former Toronto District School Board education director Chris Spence said he’s “ready to fight” against what he said is the “disproportionate”...
  • 15 hr 57 min ago

Broken Social Scene first band to play Manchester after attack

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — MANCHESTER, ENGLAND—The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert has shaken the music world , with some artists cancelling upcoming gigs and others planning to go ahead as...
  • 16 hr 10 min ago

Vaughan deputy mayor entitled to payout after resigning amid sexual harassment scandal

TheStar.com (Noor Javed - News reporter) — Despite the scandal surrounding Vaughan city hall, there was muted reaction and little condemnation from many of the councillors Tuesday as the city’s ethics commissioner presented them...
  • 17 hr 34 min ago

Let’s delete Islamic/Islamist labels for terrorists: Paradkar

TheStar.com (Shree Paradkar - Columnist) — Another terrorist attack in Europe, another round of wondering: “Was it a Muslim?” The answer was implicitly confirmed Tuesday morning, when officials said the attack that...
  • 17 hr 49 min ago

Thunder Bay police chief charged with breach of trust

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — The Ontario Provincial Police have charged Thunder Bay Police Service Chief J.P. Levesque with breach of trust and obstructing justice. The charges come following a five-month long...
  • 18 hr 30 min ago

Pressure builds on city hall to fund climate plan

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — More than three dozen non-profits, unions, businesses and others are urging Mayor John Tory to fully adopt and implement city staff’s ambitious plan to slash Toronto’s...
  • 18 hr 44 min ago

Complaints of foreign influence on third-party advertising in 2015 federal campaign soar

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter, Alex Ballingall - Ottawa Bureau) — OTTAWA—Canada’s top elections investigation office has received 105 complaints about the influential role played by third parties in the 2015 federal election campaign. ...
  • 18 hr 49 min ago

TTC agrees to arrange third-party study of subway air quality

TheStar.com (Alanna Rizza - Staff Reporter) — The TTC has agreed to arrange a third-party study of the subway system’s air quality after researchers discovered high levels of pollution. TTC CEO Andy Byford and union...
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Vintage TTC streetcars are back every Sunday this summer

TheStar.com (Peter Goffin - Staff Reporter) — There’s a hulking heap of nostalgia rumbling along Toronto’s waterfront this summer. The TTC is reviving its vintage maroon-and-cream streetcars on Queen’s Quay W. every...
  • 19 hr 12 min ago

Trump, Pope Francis to meet face-to-face for first time after clashing

TheStar.com (John Follain, Margaret Talev - Bloomberg) — ROME—Pope Francis believes climate change is one of the greatest threats to humanity. U.S. President Donald Trump thinks it might be a Chinese hoax. Francis wants the world’s...
  • 20 hr 19 min ago

Honest Ed’s famous sign gives its final farewell: Keenan

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Columnist) — Way back when I was a journalism student, I thought up an idea for a story on whomever it was who had to change the light bulbs in the Honest Ed’s sign. All those little bulbs, blinking...
  • 20 hr 29 min ago
Blog Articles

Player Review: Finding value in Cory Joseph’s up and down year

SBN: Raptors HQ (Dan Grant) — Joseph’s role with the Raptors varied wildly this season, and his future may be uncertain, but he’s proven his worth anyway. There isn’t a player currently on the Toronto Raptors roster who...
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Player Review: DeMar DeRozan adds another breakout campaign

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Iafrate) — Take a look back at DeRozan’s recent rise to super-stardom, and the best season in his career. September 15, 2016. The day Sports Illustrated released their annual list of the NBA’s top 100...
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Draft workout notes: Justin Jackson leads Canadian-heavy group

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Passports fly forever. Draft workout notes: Justin Jackson leads Canadian-heavy group originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Masai Ujiri talks Jeff Weltman departure

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Contrary to reports, Ujiri still, in fact, possesses a right hand. Masai Ujiri talks Jeff Weltman departure originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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NBA Draft 2017: The Raptors invite another six players in for workouts

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — And the Canadian content is at an all-time high. Today’s the last announced date of pre-draft workouts for the Raptors . They’ve got six more players in Toronto at the BioSteel Centre this...
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Report: Magic to hire Raptors’ GM Jeff Weltman as president of basketball operations

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The first loss of the offseason comes early. Report: Magic to hire Raptors’ GM Jeff Weltman as president of basketball operations originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Player Review: The long road ahead for Fred VanVleet

SBN: Raptors HQ (KevinNimmock) — The undrafted rookie cracked an NBA squad, but he still has a ways to go. After playing for the Toronto Raptors at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, undrafted rookie Fred VanVleet got an...
  • 2 days ago

NBA Draft 2017: The Raptors work out six more draft prospects today

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Semi Ojeleye headlines the latest batch of players to come through Toronto. In advance of the NBA Draft, some new recruits are in Toronto’s BioSteel centre today to get worked out by the ...
  • 2 days ago

Draft workout notes: Brooks and Ojeleye headline intriguing session

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Well this was a heck of an interesting workout group. Draft workout notes: Brooks and Ojeleye headline intriguing session originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast – Same characters, different culture

Raptors Republic (RR) — Host William Lou spouts off in a solo podcast as he reacts to Masai Ujiri’s radio appearances. Topics: – Ujiri on TSN Overdrive and Tim and Sid – Kyle Lowry back? – Dwane...
  • 2 days ago

Long Weekend Open Thread

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — There ain't much new to discuss. Long Weekend Open Thread originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago

Raptors Season Recap

Raptors Republic (RR) — Quick recap. Raptors Season Recap originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago

Offseason Mailbag: Villains, Serpents, and a whole lot of free agent scenarios

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — This one jumps all over the place. The best ones always do. Offseason Mailbag: Villains, Serpents, and a whole lot of free agent scenarios originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • 5 days ago

Player Review: The weird, surprising season of Pascal Siakam

SBN: Raptors HQ (KevinNimmock) — The late first-round pick had a great chance to prove himself, and while he didn’t quite manage it, he also didn’t suck. Despite great opportunity, Pascal Siakam did not have a great season. ...
  • 5 days ago

Listen: Masai Ujiri talks Lowry and the Raptors off-season on the radio

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Thanks to the TSN 1050’s OverDrive, the Raptors President had a few things to say about his team. For a man who does not like to reveal the inner workings of his mind, Masai Ujiri certainly has...
  • 5 days ago

DeMar DeRozan named to 2016-17 All-NBA Third Team

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors All-Star can add yet another wonderful qualification to his resume. After the best season of his career, DeMar DeRozan has been named to the All-NBA Third Team, marking him as one...
  • 5 days ago

DeMar DeRozan named to All-NBA Third-Team

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Hell yeah. DeMar DeRozan named to All-NBA Third-Team originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago
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Draft workout notes: T.J. Leaf gets stretch-four audition

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — The first two-man workout of the season. Draft workout notes: T.J. Leaf gets stretch-four audition originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 6 days ago
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Player Review: Bringing up Bebe’s role in Toronto

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Looking back at the season of Lucas Nogueira, the one-time backup centre who lost his spot in the Raptors’ rotation. Somewhere on the way up, the Bebe brand, once built on a solid base of fun...
  • 6 days ago
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VIDEO: Masai Ujiri accepts Honorary Doctorate from Ryerson

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — This guy. VIDEO: Masai Ujiri accepts Honorary Doctorate from Ryerson originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 6 days ago
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