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Raptors taking another route up the mountain: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — It would have been nice to start the season against an NBA team, but you work with what you have. The Toronto Raptors opened their season against the Chicago Bulls, or some reasonable facsimile,...
  • New: 6 hr 14 min ago

Sarnia-area First Nation resident asks province to investigate flames at Chemical Valley plant

TheStar.com (Emma McIntosh - Staff Reporter) — A resident of a First Nations community in Sarnia filed an application Thursday asking the province to investigate an incident in which large flames billowed from an industrial plant for five...
  • New: 7 hr ago

'Illegal' payments for prescription opioids under review, says health minister

TheStar.com (Jesse McLean - Investigative Reporter) — The Ontario government is investigating allegations that a drug company offered pharmacies “illegal” payments to stock its opioid medications fentanyl and oxycodone. Reacting to the...
  • New: 7 hr 10 min ago

Firefighter in critical condition after five-alarm condo fire in Humber Bay

TheStar.com (Scott Colby - Parenting,and Emma McIntosh - Staff Reporters) — Toronto fire crews brought the blaze at 80 Marine Parade Dr. under control Thursday night, but a firefighter was taken to hospital after collapsing at the scene.
  • New: 7 hr 23 min ago

Retired Senator Michael Pitfield, influential Trudeau confidant, dead at 80

TheStar.com (Tonda MacCharles - Ottawa Bureau reporter,Emma McIntosh - Staff Reporter) — Retired senator Michael Pitfield, a longtime confidant of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau and a man who wielded enormous political influence, died Thursday after a decades-long struggle with...
  • New: 8 hr 10 min ago

Far too many hospital beds occupied by patients who don’t need to be there: report

TheStar.com (Theresa Boyle - Health Reporter) — The number of hospital beds occupied by patients who don’t need to be there and are waiting to receive health care elsewhere could fill 10 large hospitals, according to an annual report by...
  • New: 8 hr 15 min ago

New data show 69% of illegal border-crossers are being granted asylum

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — The acceptance rate for the border-crossers is even higher than the 63-per-cent overall rate for asylum-seekers in 2016.
  • New: 8 hr 40 min ago

Toronto’s tech talent being used to woo Amazon

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — More than 100 bids, most of them from U.S. cities and regions, are expected to flood Amazon’s inbox in response to the company’s Sept. 7 call for “Amazon HQ2” proposals. Amazon says the host could...
  • New: 10 hr 4 min ago

TDSB trustees want marijuana sales kept away from schools

TheStar.com (Andrea Gordon - Education Reporter) — Toronto board seeks a say on locations of retail sites and dispensaries as schools grapple with impact of pending pot legalization.
  • New: 10 hr 8 min ago

North Korea months away from perfecting nuclear weapons capabilities, CIA director says

TheStar.com (Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press) — WASHINGTON—CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities. “They are close enough now in their capabilities...
  • New: 10 hr 31 min ago

Downie was one of us, part of us, with us, even for those of us who were never really fans: Keenan

TheStar.com (Edward Keenan - Columnist) — Name a Hip song, there’s probably a memory to go with it. This is our life, and Downie was there for it, helping define it.
  • New: 11 hr 34 min ago

Toronto police continue search for two men

TheStar.com (Alanna Rizza - Staff Reporter) — A Toronto police task force investigation into missing men Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen has been extended after police received over 150 leads and interviewed over two dozen people—but they...
  • New: 11 hr 54 min ago

Bill Morneau does the right thing two years too late: Tim Harper

TheStar.com (Tim Harper - National Affairs Columnist) — “I don’t think I’ve been down here before,” Bill Morneau said as he strode to the podium Thursday afternoon, He was talking about a subterranean news conference room on...
  • New: 12 hr ago

Toronto given the go-ahead to shut down Canna Clinic pot dispensaries

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — An Ontario Superior Court has issued an interim injunction allowing the city of Toronto to close down Canna Clinic pot dispensaries for contravening zoning bylaws. “Not only did it grant...
  • 12 hr 46 min ago

Brampton man hit with six charges in alleged online rental scam

TheStar.com (Bryann Aguilar - Staff Reporter) — A Brampton man is charged with six counts of fraud after he allegedly scammed a woman looking for an apartment online. Toronto police say a 27-year-old woman responded to an online advertisement...
  • 13 hr 6 min ago

Parkdale tenants protest eviction, landlord says repairs, renovation needed

TheStar.com (Tamar Harris Staff Reporter) — In Parkdale’s red-hot rental market, four units in a seven-unit residential building at King Street West and Cowan Avenue sit empty. And they’ve been vacant for months —...
  • 13 hr 12 min ago

Gord Downie’s moving images were made with words: Howell

TheStar.com (Peter Howell - Movie Critic) — Gord Downie was best known for his plaintive yet assertive singing, a voice that addressed matters of the heart as well as urgent social concerns like the environment and Indigenous rights. But...
  • 13 hr 32 min ago

Former U.S. president George W. Bush slams Trump’s ‘America first’ policy in scathing speech

TheStar.com (John T. Bennett - Tribune Content Agency) — WASHINGTON — Former president George W. Bush on Thursday delivered a scathing warning about Donald Trump, saying his “America first” philosophy portends a dangerous inward turn...
  • 14 hr 26 min ago

Shopify to add up to 500 jobs in Waterloo

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WATERLOO, ONT.—Shopify Inc. plans to add up to 500 jobs in Waterloo, Ont., which would triple its workforce there over the next couple of years. The Ottawa-based technology company says it...
  • 14 hr 30 min ago

Ontario MPPs denounce Quebec law targeting Muslim women

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — In a rare show of unity, all three major Ontario political parties have denounced Quebec’s controversial new law that targets Muslim women. One day after Quebec’s Liberal government...
  • 15 hr 15 min ago
Blog Articles

Raptors stomp Bulls 117-101 in season-opener

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Chicago is really bad. That doesn’t mean the Raptors weren’t good, though. Let’s get the caveat out of the way early: every tantalizing thing a young Raptor did, every C.J. Miles bomb that...
  • New: 5 hr 55 min ago

HQ Overtime Post-Game Show: The Bulls made us feel good

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Listen for a breakdown of the season opener. HQ Overtime is a live post-game show. Tune in through the Mixlr player below and leave a question in the comments section -- we'll address as many...
  • New: 7 hr 9 min ago

Quick Reaction: Raptors 117, Bulls 101

Raptors Republic (Anthony Doyle) — Chicago 101 Final Box Score 117 Toronto B S. Ibaka24 MIN, 8 PTS, 4 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 3-8 FG, 2-4 3FG, 0-0 FT, 2 BLK, 0 TO, -4 +/- It was a rough night for the starting lineup for the Raptors, and...
  • New: 7 hr 10 min ago

Raptors vs. Bulls Game Thread: It’s the season opener!

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors start their 2017-18 season at home against the Chicago Bulls. Are we fired up? We are fired up. The 2017-18 Raptors are finally — finally — ready to take the court. It’s October...
  • New: 10 hr 2 min ago

Pre-game news & notes: Powell starts opener

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Let's get it. Pre-game news & notes: Powell starts opener originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 11 hr 8 min ago

The 2017-18 Raptors HQ Season Preview Roundtable

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The staff is back at the figurative roundtable, answering the big questions around this Raptors season. Let’s get it. The 2017-18 Toronto Raptors season gets underway tonight, so we...
  • 14 hr 32 min ago

VIDEO: OG Anunoby giving “in-depth statistical gameday analysis”

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Fine work. VIDEO: OG Anunoby giving “in-depth statistical gameday analysis” originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 15 hr 12 min ago

Raptors Playbook: 5 Out Motion Offense & Preseason Observations

Raptors Republic (Cooper Smither) — What'd we learn the last few weeks? Raptors Playbook: 5 Out Motion Offense & Preseason Observations originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 17 hr 2 min ago

Player Preview 2017-18: What does Kyle Lowry have left to prove?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — He’s undoubtedly the best player on the Raptors, and one of the finest in franchise history. And yet, we still wonder where Kyle Lowry can go next. If there are questions about Kyle Lowry at...
  • 17 hr 7 min ago

Raptors kick off season against Bulls: Preview, start time, and more

SBN: Raptors HQ (Matt Teague) — Toronto kicks off the 2017-18 season against the Chicago Bulls. Don’t let the curse get you down! Basketball is finally back and after another exciting playoff run in Toronto a season ago, the ...
  • 17 hr 55 min ago

Mid-Morning Coffee: It’s all happening!!!!!!

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Photo Credit: @mffdjky from Instagram A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup | Toronto Raptors The Raptors had six other players in camp competing for two open roster spots. That...
  • 18 hr 2 min ago

Gameday: Bulls @ Raptors, Oct. 19

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — FINALLY! Gameday: Bulls @ Raptors, Oct. 19 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 20 hr 2 min ago

The HQ Overtime post-game parties are back

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Get your fill of Raptors talk with our post-game radio show. Here are the games we’ll be live for. After a run through the 2016 playoffs and last year’s regular season, we’re bringing back HQ...
  • 20 hr 2 min ago

Gordon Hayward’s injury is a lose-lose for everyone, including the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (ConorMcCreery) — It’s icky to discuss the ramifications of an injury as gut-wrenching as Gordon Hayward’s, but here’s how it might affect the Raptors. After what happened to Gordon Hayward last night, it's...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

2017-18 Raptors Season Preview Panel, Part Two

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — It's finally here. Let's roundtable up. Part 2. 2017-18 Raptors Season Preview Panel, Part Two originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

2017-18 Raptors Season Preview Panel, Part One

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — It's finally here. Let's roundtable up. 2017-18 Raptors Season Preview Panel, Part One originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

The OG Anunoby Quote of the Week: On his accommodations out west

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — OG Anunoby is a Raptors rookie who is sometimes asked questions he has to answer. OG Anunoby is a rookie for the 2017-18 Toronto Raptors . Here is his Quote of the Week for the week of...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Talking Raptors Podcast – S5 E1 – In The Beginning

Raptors Republic (Nick Reynoldson) — The guys gear up for the season. Talking Raptors Podcast – S5 E1 – In The Beginning originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

2017-18 Toronto Raptors Player Previews

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Catch up here! 2017-18 Toronto Raptors Player Previews originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Player Preview 2017-18: Is it time to end the Bruno experiment?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Harsh Dave) — We’re in Year 4 of the Bruno experiment with few tangible results to point to. Where do the Raptors go from here? In some ways, no player epitomizes the Masai Ujiri experience like Bruno...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago