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An esports battle erupts in Toronto over the use of the city in a team name

TheStar.com (Raju Mudhar - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto-based esports team is calling foul after being asked to stop using “Toronto” in its name. As Toronto Defiant — the newest team of competitive videogamers in town...
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St. Mike’s confirms it took a day before contacting police over alleged sex assault video, releases timeline of scandal

TheStar.com (May Warren - Staff Reporter,Isabel Teotonio - Education Reporter) — This article contains graphic content. Officials at St. Michael’s College School took a full day to report a video showing an alleged graphic sexual assault on a student to police,...
  • New: 2 hr 47 min ago

Royson James: You can’t help but trash our recycling strategy

TheStar.com (Royson James - Star Columnist) — One of the strategies Toronto bureaucrats are dreaming up to get you to sort your waste correctly is to slap offenders with a fine, charging and punishing them as if they are random scofflaws. ...
  • New: 3 hr 54 min ago

Jennifer Wells: Horrific California wildfire a cautionary tale about deregulating utilities

TheStar.com (Jennifer Wells - Business Columnist) — It’s a corporate story now, which is a tough thought to lay down among the incinerated bones and wrecked metal and numbed landscape. But that was the narrative turn taken early this week in...
  • New: 4 hr 55 min ago

Ontario Tories open back door to union and corporate donations to political parties

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — The Progressive Conservatives have flung open a back door way for unions and corporation to bankroll political parties with a loosening of campaign finance laws. In the government’s fall...
  • New: 5 hr 11 min ago

Etobicoke Councillors Grimes and Di Ciano charged with Elections Act offences over 2014 campaign expenses

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall Bureau) — Etobicoke Councillors Mark Grimes and Justin Di Ciano have been charged by police with filing false campaign expenses following the 2014 election. The charges for both were announced at the same...
  • New: 5 hr 59 min ago

25 years of the Giller Prize, the gala that changed Canadian literature

TheStar.com (Deborah Dundas - Books Editor) — It has handed out more than $1 million in prize money, imbued Canadian books with glitz and glam, acted as a catalyst to bestseller glory, and started a prize culture that has changed the face of...
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B.C.’s rollout of charging stations for electric cars has cost about $2.5 million more than projected

TheStar.com (Michael Mui - StarMetro Vancouver) — VANCOUVER—A nearly $9 million effort by British Columbia’s publicly owned power company to install “fast chargers” for electric vehicles around the province has been...
  • New: 8 hr 54 min ago

Expect a slushy commute into work Friday, winter travel advisory ends

TheStar.com (Marjan Asadullah - Staff Reporter) — Friday’s morning commute will be slushy and wet, but the winter travel advisory for Toronto has ended. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt is advising drivers to be cautious on their commute this...
  • New: 9 hr 32 min ago

Man suing TTC claims violent assault a case of ‘racial profiling’

TheStar.com (Jennifer Yang - Identity and Inequality Reporter) — In early May, Reece Maxwell-Crawford jumped out of his mother’s car and climbed onto the railing of the Scarlett Road bridge. Through a blur of tears, the distraught 19-year-old stared at...
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Bruce Arthur: Leafs’ Rielly turns the corner in comfort zone

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — SAN JOSE—Ask Morgan Rielly why he doesn’t like talking about how good he’s been and he tells you, “because it’s stupid,” but he doesn’t mean that, not...
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Edward Keenan: El Mocambo sign lights up the night as snow tumbles down

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Star Columnist) — You can keep your jokes about politicians who will show up to the opening of an envelope. In this town, the mayor will show up to the flipping of a light switch. If it’s the right switch,...
  • 18 hr 14 min ago

Police investigate graphic video of alleged sexual assault filmed at St. Mike’s school

TheStar.com (May Warren - Staff Reporter,Isabel Teotonio - Education Reporter,Wendy Gillis - Crime Reporter,Peter) — This article contains graphic content. Toronto police said Thursday they were not aware of the extent of an alleged sexual assault, which was filmed at a prestigious all-boys private school and...
  • 19 hr 27 min ago

Darren McKim died after a fire in Rosedale. Police ruled it an accident. His family says it wasn’t

TheStar.com (Mary Ormsby - Feature Writer,Kenyon Wallace - Investigative Reporter) — The fire roared amid the long shadows beneath the Mt. Pleasant Rd. bridge. A jogger changed his path and ran toward the blaze. A woman driving on Rosedale Valley Rd. pulled over; her female...
  • 20 hr 54 min ago

Removing rent control on new units won’t ease Toronto’s housing crisis, tenant and housing experts say

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — The Ontario government’s removal of rent controls on new, previously unoccupied rental units will mean higher housing costs in the future but won’t do much to relieve Toronto’s...
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Mississauga’s Granville Mayers might be the greatest athlete you’ve never heard of — until now

TheStar.com (Morgan Campbell - Sports Reporter) — With 617 pounds on the bar and another deadlift record at stake, a legend strode to the stage at the Canadian Powerlifting Federation national championships in June. Mississauga’s Granville...
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Rosie DiManno: Humiliation videos expose the disease of our modern age

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — Brett Corbett is a sweet teenage boy with forgiveness in his heart. If only such kindness had been shown to him when classmates goaded the 14-year-old — he has cerebral palsy — into...
  • 22 hr 48 min ago

Unions and Democrats raise concerns about USMCA

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau Chief) — WASHINGTON—Yes, the leaders of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico have a deal on a new trade agreement. No, that does not mean the negotiations are definitely over. The legislatures of all...
  • 23 hr 3 min ago

Emma Teitel: From Fiddler on the Roof to the Women's March, we need to denounce anti-Semitism whenever it appears

TheStar.com (Emma Teitel - National Columnist) — You know you’re a truly committed anti-Semite when you purchase a ticket to Fiddler on the Roof and actually sit through half the show in order to disparage the Jewish people. This...
  • 23 hr 53 min ago

Thomas Walkom: Take note, Justin Trudeau — Economic integration is a one-way street

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs Columnist) — As Justin Trudeau travels Asia seeking new free-trade deals, he may want to spare a thought for embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May. May is perhaps the unluckiest politician in the...
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Blog Articles

HQ Mailbag: On the Raptors being both good and bad

SBN: Raptors HQ (Gabe Nisker) — This week, we’ve got some musings on the ups and downs of NBA life for the Toronto Raptors because it’s been something of a tough week, and because: eh, why not? This week, we’ll keep it short...
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What Didn’t Suck: Raptors restore karmic balance with loss to Casey’s Pistons

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — The Raptors lost to Detroit on Wednesday. While the on-court play was ugly, perhaps even concerning, there were larger things at work that weren’t so bad. It’s true. The Raptors are good...
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Raptors Republic Chat: is it too early to panic?

Raptors Republic (Louis Zatzman) — In which Louis tries to be funny, but is again the least funny one. Raptors Republic Chat: is it too early to panic? originated on Raptors Republic .
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Toronto or Boston: Who’s really the deepest team in the East?

SBN: Raptors HQ (ConorMcCreery) — The Raptors and Celtics can both come in waves — but one through 15, who’s best? It’s time for round two of the heavyweight tilt many NBA observers feel will be the championship bout in the...
  • New: 5 hr 54 min ago

Raptors and Celtics face-off in Boston: Preview, start time, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Zakaria Abdulle) — Losers of the last two, Toronto looks to get back to their winning ways by taking on the Boston Celtics in TD Garden. Dwane Casey ’s return to Toronto was magical — at least for him. Toronto...
  • New: 7 hr 39 min ago

Gameday: Raptors @ Celtics, Nov. 16

Raptors Republic (Anthony Doyle) — Coming off a pair of tough losses and with health on the wings suddenly an issue for the Raptors, they take a trip to Boston Friday night to play the Celtics, in a matchup that will probably have...
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Morning Coffee – Fri, Nov 16

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — 12-3  Open Gym casts honest light on Masai Ujiri’s toughest decisions, all made with a Raptors championship in mind – The Athletic [subscription] The immediate aftermath of the DeRozan trade...
  • New: 9 hr 41 min ago

905 hold off late Red Claws run for 3rd straight win

Raptors Republic (Trung Ho) — Raptors 905 prove they don't need to rely on long distance. 905 hold off late Red Claws run for 3rd straight win originated on Raptors Republic .
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Locked on Raptors #418 - Dwane Casey’s Revenge w/ Katie Heindl

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Sean Woodley and Katie Heindl discuss a feelings-wrought evening in Toronto on Wednesday. In Episode 418 of Locked on Raptors , Sean Woodley chats with Katie Heindl about the Raptors’ loss to...
  • 21 hr 24 min ago

Kawhi Life: Time for peace and quiet in a loud city

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors just lost two home games in a row, and Kawhi Leonard did not quite look himself when it mattered most. Maybe it’s time for some reflection. Kawhi Leonard is a Toronto Raptor —...
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Dial 905: A busy week ends with a blowout

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The 905 cap the week with a record-breaking performance, as they move to 4-1. After just one lowly game to open up Dial 905, we return with four from the past week. The wrinkle in the G League...
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Casey’s return serves reminder of Raptors’ big picture focus

Raptors Republic (Vivek Jacob) — The Raptors are asking a lot out of a rookie head coach. Casey’s return serves reminder of Raptors’ big picture focus originated on Raptors Republic .
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Five thoughts on last night: Pistons 106, Raptors 104

SBN: Raptors HQ (Josh Kern) — The Detroit Pistons thoroughly outplayed the Toronto Raptors in the second half, and a sweet play call on the final possession gave Dwane Casey a win in his return to Toronto Last night’s game...
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Motor City Magic: Casey makes his Case and the Raptors Lose.

Raptors Republic (Cameron Dorrett) — Let’s be honest here from the outset: This was the Super Bowl for the Pistons. They came in for an emotional affair against a Raptors team that is (was?) the best team in the East, and acted...
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Morning Coffee – Thu, Nov 15

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — 12-3 😕 10 things I saw from Raptors-Pistons (Nov. 14) – The Defeated Outwitted: Raptors got schooled twice with just two seconds left. First, the Raptors got caught on a sideline play...
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Raptors choke away lead, lose to Pistons 106-104

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Despite leading by as many as 19 points in the second half, the Raptors fell apart down the stretch and their former coach Dwane Casey got the last laugh. Nostalgia was at an all-time high on...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Raptors-Pistons Reaction Podcast – Dwane Casey revenge game

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Host William Lou recaps a meltdown against the Pistons. Two stars: Pascal Siakam, Greg Monroe Gerald Henderson: Stanley Johnson Read Will’s 10 things: 10 things from this collapse against...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Quick Reaction: Pistons 106, Raptors 104

Raptors Republic (Samson Folk) — Painful. Detroit 106 Final Box Score 104 Toronto A P. Siakam29 MIN, 17 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 8-12 FG, 1-1 3FG, 0-1 FT, 1 BLK, 1 TO, 0 +/- Is Siakam going to average 15+ this year? And is this...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Video: Dwane Casey introduction and tribute video on return to Toronto

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Old man DC looked a bit happy-sad and mostly sad when cameras panned over him. Video: Dwane Casey introduction and tribute video on return to Toronto originated on Raptors Republic .
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Raptors vs. Pistons Game Thread: Pre-game updates, TV info, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — This time... it’s personal. Well, not really, but it’s still Raptors vs. Pistons, which means coach Nurse vs. coach Casey, which is at least a little bit personal. Let’s watch. As it turns out,...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago