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Charge dropped against Trailer Park Boys star Mike Smith

TheStar.com (Diana Mehta - The Canadian Press) — A misdemeanor domestic battery charge has been dropped against Trailer Park Boys actor Mike Smith a month after his arrest in Los Angeles. Smith, who plays the character Bubbles on the...
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Pierre Karl Péladeau resigns as PQ leader

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — MONTREAL—Pierre Karl Péladeau, the media baron and multi-millionaire leader of the Parti Québécois, has announced he is quitting politics just two years after being...
  • New: 3 hr 13 min ago

Alleged gunman arrested in fatal double-shooting

TheStar.com (Vjosa Isai - Staff Reporter) — One man has been arrested in connection to the deaths of two young people shot in Scarborough last Friday . Joseph Anzolona, 26, of Toronto, and Cynthia Mullapudi, 24, of Markham , were...
  • New: 3 hr 20 min ago

Attention, Air Miles passengers. Your points may soon be grounded: Roseman

TheStar.com (Ellen Roseman - On Your Side ColumnistConsumer Affairs Columnist) — Attention, Air Miles collectors. You have less than a year until your reward points start to expire. Back in December of 2011, Canada’s largest loyalty plan announced a new expiry...
  • New: 4 hr 21 min ago

Tribunal finds TREB engaged in 'anti-competitive' acts

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — Canada's Competition Tribunal has issued a decision that some insiders say will open up the real estate industry to more online competition and services and, force it to comply with federal...
  • New: 4 hr 33 min ago

Man who may have been son of former PM Diefenbaker dies at 47

TheStar.com (Colin Perkel - The Canadian Press) — George John Dryden, who spent years of his life trying to prove conclusively he was the love child of former Canadian prime minister John George Diefenbaker , died on Sunday, a longtime...
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MPP introduces bill to ban door-to-door sales of furnaces, water heaters

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — In a bid to clamp down on high-pressure sales tactics, Liberal MPP Yvan Baker is proposing a ban on door-to-door rentals, sales and leases of water heaters, furnaces, air-conditioners and...
  • New: 5 hr 41 min ago

Millard's girlfriend continues testimony at Tim Bosma murder trial

TheStar.com (THESTAR.COM) — The trial continues today for two men charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tim Bosma with more testimony from Dellen Millard’s girlfriend. Millard, 30, and Mark Smich, 28,...
  • New: 7 hr 23 min ago

Duffy heads back to Red Chamber; PEI of two minds about their Senator

TheStar.com (Michael MacDonald - The Canadian Press) — CHARLOTTETOWN—Canadians could be forgiven for assuming P.E.I. residents are all feeling a sense of relief as Sen. Mike Duffy — the Island’s most high-profile political...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Prince Harry arrives in Toronto to launch Invictus Games

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — Prince Harry will be joined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto today for events marking the countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games. Harry is set to address servicemen and servicewomen,...
  • New: 9 hr 52 min ago

Toronto library workers reach tentative deal

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — A strike or lockout that would have closed all library branches across the city has been avoided as the union representing library workers says it has reached a tentative deal. The news came...
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Nearly half of Ontarians back doctors in fee dispute with province, poll suggests

TheStar.com (Michael Robinson - Staff Reporter) — Half of Ontarians are taking the side of doctors in their fee dispute with the province, according to a new public opinion poll. In the new province-wide survey by Forum Research Inc., 49 per...
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Rejected breathalyzer test could have 'great significance' across Ontario

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — A Brampton judge has acquitted a driver who failed a roadside breath test after accepting a former government scientist’s evidence that the device is faulty and the process used in...
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The James Bay split: Cree Nation in Quebec thrives, while First Nations in Ontario languish

TheStar.com (Allan Woods - Quebec Bureau) — MONTREAL—In 1971, there were six Cree villages situated in northern Quebec, around the western coast of James Bay. Only one was connected to the outside world by road, but they...
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Two-thirds of Canadians believe most sex-assault claims are true

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Two thirds of Canadians surveyed believe the majority of sexual assault claims are true, despite the way the credibility of women complainants was impugned in the high-profile Jian Ghomeshi...
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Teacher training on indigenous issues should be mandatory, advocacy group says

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — Ontario should require student teachers to learn about indigenous peoples, so they’re equipped to give a new generation of students the understanding to foster reconciliation, says a...
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After 21 years, and seven games, the Raptors and their fans can breathe: Arthur

TheStar.com (Bruce Arthur - Sports Columnist) — The relief washed over everything, like an ocean over the sand. The Toronto Raptors had just been through a near-death experience, an emotional storm. They fought through the Indiana Pacers,...
  • 18 hr 29 min ago
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Raptors dispatch Pacers in Game 7, Heat await

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — DeMar DeRozan finished his pre-game warm-up Sunday evening with a couple underhanded flip layups and some free throws and, as he walked off the Air Canada Centre court, he spotted Wayne Embry...
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Peel police board focuses on ‘being bold’

TheStar.com (San Grewal - Urban Affairs Reporter) — The culture of policing in Peel is facing a radical change. In January the civilian board that oversees the force elected a new chair. He immediately blasted a report commissioned by Chief...
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Woman killed in car shooting was 'a brilliant, beautiful mind ... taken too soon'

TheStar.com (Evelyn Kwong - Staff Reporter) — “A brilliant, beautiful mind was taken from the world too soon,” Alex Ferro, best friend of the woman killed in a fatal double shooting in Scarborough Friday night, told the...
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Blog Articles

The Raptors will be tested by the Miami Heat, and it'll be crazy fun

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Here's what to watch for as the Raptors prepare for the Miami Heat, a second round clash between two teams that match up in all sorts of interesting ways. Even before they had the chance to...
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Odds outlook: Raptors are favoured to beat the Heat

SBN: Raptors HQ (Stephen Campbell) — Despite some extremely shaky play in the first round, sports books in Vegas haven't lost faith in the Raptors. Technically, the odds were in Toronto's favour to advance to the second round of...
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Powell and Richardson put their incredible, unlikely seasons head-to-head for Raptors-Heat

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — A pair of second-round picks could make a major difference in the series. Powell and Richardson put their incredible, unlikely seasons head-to-head for Raptors-Heat originated on Raptors...
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Raptors Weekly Extra, May 2 – Raptors-Heat preview

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — For the first time ever, RR previews a second-round series. Raptors Weekly Extra, May 2 – Raptors-Heat preview originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Game 7 offers relief, salvation and a way forward for DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Through a wildly uneven set of games, the Toronto Raptors have made it to the second round. Despite an uneven set of six games, it feels fair to say we knew what to expect from both the Raptors...
  • New: 5 hr 19 min ago

On To The Next One: Raptors vs. Heat, Round Two Preview

Raptors Republic (Gavin MacPherson) — After escaping their 1st round series against the Pacers alive they take on the Miami Heat in round two. Here are some of the positives and negatives of this 2nd round matchup. On To The Next...
  • New: 6 hr 19 min ago

Post-Game 7 Breakdown: The Raptors Won!

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — That's all that matters. Still, always worth a closer look for any last minute observations heading into round two. The Raptors won! Who really cares how, right? We'll take just a quick look...
  • New: 6 hr 49 min ago

Round 2 Predictions

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Heat in 5 or Raptors in 6? Based on what you saw in both series, who do you got in the battle between Miami and Toronto? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith Round 2 Predictions ...
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NBA Playoffs 2016: The Raptors are in the Conference Semi-Finals vs. the Miami Heat

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — For the first time in 15 years, the Raptors are in the second round. Their foes: Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. It was a stressful week, but the best part about winning a first round playoff...
  • New: 7 hr 59 min ago

NBA Playoffs 2016: Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Schedule for Raptors vs. Heat

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Mark your calendars, set your alarms and do whatever it is you've got to do for Raptors/Heat. It was a stressful week, but the best part about winning a first round playoff series is that we,...
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They did it

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Like the Raptors, this is me just letting it all out. They did it originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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Morning Coffee – Mon, May 2

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The Raptors are the champions of the universe Morning Coffee – Mon, May 2 originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 9 hr 36 min ago

Game 7 Reaction Podcast – Bring me the head of Dwyane Wade

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Recorded shortly after the Game 7 win, Andrew and Zarar go back and forth between the Pacer win and the upcoming Heat series. Game 7 Reaction Podcast – Bring me the head of Dwyane Wade ...
  • 16 hr 5 min ago

Raptors finally get over the first-round hump, and other post-game notes

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — They finally did it. This feels good. Raptors finally get over the first-round hump, and other post-game notes originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 17 hr 35 min ago

[POLL] Make your one-liner call – Who wins Raptors vs Heat?

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — It all starts on Tuesday night, so make your call. [POLL] Make your one-liner call – Who wins Raptors vs Heat? originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 18 hr 12 min ago

Raptors beat Pacers to move on to round two, and a nation breathes

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — The Raptors beat the Pacers in a nerve-wracking Game 7 at the ACC to clinch a second round playoff birth for the first time since 2001. Who cares how it happened? Seven games of perpetual...
  • 18 hr 14 min ago

Masai Ujiri wins first playoff series: “There goes that monkey. There goes that monkey”

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Masai Ujiri wins his first playoff series. Masai Ujiri wins first playoff series: “There goes that monkey. There goes that monkey” originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 18 hr 21 min ago

Raptors vs Heat – Game 1 Tuesday 8 PM EST on TNT (Full Series Schedule)

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors will face the Heat at 8 PM EST on TNT on Tuesday night to start Round 2 of the NBA playoffs. Raptors vs Heat – Game 1 Tuesday 8 PM EST on TNT (Full Series Schedule) originated...
  • 18 hr 35 min ago

HQ Overtime Post-Game Show: Let's talk about Game 7

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The Raptors are moving on, and John Gaudes, Harsh Dave and Russell Peddle are on tap to talk about it. HQ Overtime is a live post-game show. Tune in through the Mixlr player below and leave a...
  • 18 hr 35 min ago

Quick Reaction: Pacers 84 – 89 Raptors

Raptors Republic (Kiyan Sobhani) — Raptors break the curse and advance to the 2nd round Quick Reaction: Pacers 84 – 89 Raptors originated on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 18 hr 43 min ago