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Minimum-wage workers can’t afford rent in most of Canada, study shows

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Real Estate Reporter) — Erik Eastmure, 24, loves his job as a cook in an up-and-coming Riverdale eatery. He is less enamoured with spending half his monthly take-home pay, about $1,000, on rent and utilities for a house...
  • New: 3 hr 49 min ago

Trump slams congresswomen at North Carolina rally as crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’

TheStar.com (Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press) — GREENVILLE, N.C. - Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally Wednesday into an extended dissection of the liberal views of...
  • New: 9 hr 28 min ago

Toronto councillors scold TTC over incident involving Black teen

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — City councillors on Wednesday excoriated the TTC for its handling of an incident last year in which fare inspectors forcibly detained a Black teen on a streetcar platform, with one council member...
  • New: 10 hr 34 min ago

Toronto cycling advocates hail city’s revamped bike lane plan

TheStar.com (David Rider - City Hall Bureau Chief) — Toronto has a revamped bike network plan hailed by cycling advocates as progress toward new bike lanes on Bloor St. W., Danforth Ave. and potentially University Ave. The shift from a 10-year...
  • New: 10 hr 56 min ago

Heather Scoffield: Morneau raises Buy America demands with his U.S. counterpart

TheStar.com (Heather Scoffield - Economics Columnist) — OTTAWA—Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau has taken up the premiers’ concerns about new Buy America demands with his U.S. counterpart, and he is turning to some familiar tactics. ...
  • 12 hr 41 min ago

The PGA 2022 championship will be played at a Trump golf course. Here's why the move is a vote for racism

TheStar.com (Morgan Campbell - Sports Reporter) — When members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted on whether to publicly condemn President Donald Trump’s latest racist outburst — this one directed at a quartet of non-white...
  • 12 hr 56 min ago

Doug Ford said gas would get more expensive because of the carbon tax — but it’s still cheaper now than it was a year ago

TheStar.com (Josh Rubin - Business Reporter) — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has been steadfast in his warnings that once the federal carbon tax kicked in, motorists should be prepared to pay more at the pumps. It is now more than three months...
  • 13 hr 26 min ago

Rosie DiManno: Zhebin Cong’s flight from CAMH — and Canada — leaves more questions than answers

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Star Columnist) — I once escaped from CAMH. Of course, I wasn’t a “not criminally responsible” murderer who’d hacked a man to death with a meat cleaver. Just run of the mill suicidal. ...
  • 14 hr 4 min ago

Record-number of Canada-bound visitors barred from flights on advice of Canada border agents

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration Reporter) — A record number of Canada-bound visitors were turned away at airports overseas on the advice of Canadian border officials last year, the Star has learned. According to evidence submitted in a...
  • 16 hr 31 min ago

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

TheStar.com (Maria Cheng And Jamey Keaten - The Associated Press) — GENEVA - The deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo is now an international health emergency, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday after the virus spread this week to a city of two million...
  • 16 hr 45 min ago

10 Takeaways from the Star’s Undeniable climate change series

TheStar.com (Kenyon Wallace - Investigative Reporter) — For the past nine weeks, the Star’s Undeniable project has brought readers to the frontlines of climate change in Canada. In every region chronicled in the 16-part series, climate change...
  • 16 hr 49 min ago

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison for trafficking

TheStar.com (Tom Hays - The Associated Press) — NEW YORK - The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel...
  • 20 hr 3 min ago

PTSD concerns take centre stage after firefighters’ refusal to clean up traumatic scene led to more Hwy. 400 chaos

TheStar.com (Jeremy Grimaldi - YorkRegion.com) — How far should taxpayer-funded first-responder organizations such as police, fire services and paramedics go when it comes to trying to protect staff from witnessing trauma? With post-traumatic...
  • 21 hr 13 min ago

Prepare your umbrellas: humidity, rain, and a risk of thunderstorms Wednesday

TheStar.com (Jacob Lorinc - Staff Reporter) — Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Toronto. Rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout Wednesday, with a 30 per cent chance of showers in the evening. High...
  • 22 hr 51 min ago

Cambodia says they will ship back 1,450 tonnes of trash that came from US, Canada

TheStar.com (Sopheng Cheang - The Associated Press) — PHNOM PENH, Cambodia—Almost seven dozen shipping containers sitting in a Cambodian seaport that were found to be filled with plastic waste came from the United States and Canada, the Southeast...
  • 23 hr 41 min ago

Why the moon landing really was the greatest thing ever — and gives me hope for the future

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Staff Reporter) — Half a century later, there’s no separating astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first captivating steps beyond this Earth from the brutality that surrounded them. A worsening disaster of a war...
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‘You hesitate, you lose lives’: Toronto votes for more aggressive Vision Zero road safety plan

TheStar.com (Ben Spurr - Transportation Reporter) — City council has voted to reboot its road-safety plan, as its first attempt failed to reduce traffic deaths. Three years after endorsing the city’s first Vision Zero strategy aimed at...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Does the Oct. 21 federal election date trample on Orthodox Jewish rights? It’s now in a judge’s hands

TheStar.com (Mitch Potter - Staff Reporter) — Canadians will soon find out if the date of October’s federal election is about to change, according to petitioners in a Charter rights lawsuit arguing for a shift on religious grounds. On...
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Ford government urged to reverse child care cuts

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social Justice Reporter) — Parents, advocates and Toronto city councillors are vowing to fight the Ford government’s latest budget cut that could see 3,049 child care spaces planned for 51 local schools never built....
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Cornwall Island's Indigenous residents sue over 'suspicion and arbitrary detention' at Canadian border checkpoint, even though they don't leave the country

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - Courts Reporter) — The Mohawk residents of Cornwall Island face a barrier that isn’t faced by any other Canadians — they need to cross a border point of entry to access the rest of the country. That has...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago
Blog Articles

Report: Raptors sign Cameron Payne and Devin Robinson

Raptors Republic (Adam McQueen) — The Toronto Raptors training camp list is filling up fast. Former lottery pick Cameron Payne has reportedly signed a two-year deal with the team, per Shams Charania of the Athletic. The first year...
  • 16 hr 10 min ago

Report: Raptors to sign Cameron Payne to two-year deal

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images Just when we thought the free agency period was going quiet, the Raptors jump out from nowhere with a new signing: they’re apparently bringing Cam...
  • 16 hr 29 min ago

Report: Raptors signing forward Devin Robinson to one-year deal

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images Robinson, who played eight games over two seasons with the Wizards, will get a non-guaranteed deal. The Raptors are inching their way toward their...
  • 16 hr 36 min ago

Point Man #49: Lowry and Conley race for the gold

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Lowry and Conley have reunited, they’ve escaped the cops, and they’re trying to outrun the timer on the bomb. Everything has led to this moment. Lowry ...
  • 18 hr 49 min ago

Can Pascal Siakam make himself one of the NBA’s truly elite offensive players?

SBN: Raptors HQ (ConorMcCreery) — Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Pascal Siakam is now the Raptors’ offensive centrepiece. Here’s what he needs to focus on to take the next leap in an already surprising career. To say that ...
  • 20 hr 49 min ago

Summer School: Grading each Raptor performance in Las Vegas

Raptors Republic (Adam McQueen) — The NBA Summer League is a strange viewing experience. Sure, teams are competing against one another and are hoping to ultimately win the championship, but in the end wins and losses don’t really...
  • 21 hr 49 min ago

Morning Coffee – Wed, Jul 17

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Siakam: "we're still the champs" | Not a good time for Wiggins to rep Canada | Raptors have developed a championship blueprint Morning Coffee – Wed, Jul 17 originated on ...
  • 23 hr 38 min ago

Chris Boucher, NBA-heavy group head to Team Canada’s World Cup training camp

SBN: Raptors HQ (Josh Kern) — Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Raptors’ Boucher is joined by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, RJ Barrett and more Canada Basketball has invited 29 players, including Toronto...
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Point Man #48: Kidd gets his comeuppance and all his plans blow up

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While the rest of the crew is locked in a stand-off, Kidd manages one more call into a fleeing Schroder. For his part, it doesn’t look good — and important lesson...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Q&A with Raptors Summer League head coach Jon Goodwillie

SBN: Raptors HQ (Mitch Orsatti) — After a decent 2-3 run in the NBA Summer League, we asked Jon Goodwillie about his time in Vegas, coaching the Raptors’ summer squad, and Toronto’s championship run. Battle tested and road...
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

RR’s 3on3 Basketball Tournament Is Back – Sign Up Now!

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Let's get it. RR’s 3on3 Basketball Tournament Is Back – Sign Up Now! originated on Raptors Republic .
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Raptors 2019: The Vanishing Year

Raptors Republic (Stephen Burns) — It someone how feels like it never existed. That’s how fast the NBA moves. That’s how fast, and agonizingly slow, the NBA playoffs work. Raptors 2019: The Vanishing Year originated on Raptors...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Morning Coffee – Tue, Jul 16

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — Boucher one of summer leagues standouts | Lowry/Siakam a mid-level duo | A couple videos.... Morning Coffee – Tue, Jul 16 originated on Raptors Republic .
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Chris Boucher named to NBA Summer League Second Team

Raptors Republic (Adam McQueen) — The summer is Slimm Duck season. After an impressive two weeks in Las Vegas Chris Boucher has been named to the NBA Summer League Second Team. The accolades continue to rack up for Boucher, who is...
  • 2 days ago

Chris Boucher named to 2019 Summer League Second Team

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Though the Raptors didn’t make it to the title round, Chris Boucher had himself a Summer League tournament in Las Vegas. The Raptors may not have won the 2019 NBA Summer League championship,...
  • 2 days ago
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A Summer League Correspondence w/ Adam McQueen – Raptors Weekly Podcast

Raptors Republic (Samson Folk) — Host Samson Folk is joined by Adam McQueen, who is entrenched in Vegas living, to talk about the Summer League. – Jordan Loyd the Bench Piece? – The Terence Davis of it all – RJ...
  • 2 days ago
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2018-19 Toronto Raptors Player Reviews

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors’ 2018-19 season ended in unbelievable fashion: with an NBA championship. Now let’s look back at how the year went for each member of the team. With the title secured, let’s review...
  • 2 days ago
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Jordan Loyd’s point guard progression shows promise of an NBA future

Raptors Republic (Adam McQueen) — Jordan Loyd knew that he had missed the moment the ball left his hands. After clawing the Raptors back from a 28 point deficit with a foray of tough buckets, Loyd darted open for a corner three to...
  • 2 days ago
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Morning Coffee – Mon, Jul 15

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — You ready for Kosta? | How about Boucher? | Want to see a drawing? (officially in the weak MC content period) Morning Coffee – Mon, Jul 15 originated on Raptors Republic .
  • 2 days ago
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Rumour: Toronto showing interest in signing centre Kosta Koufos?

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — The Raptors are apparently looking for big man depth ahead of the 2019-20 season, and that reportedly means checking in on centre Kosta Koufos. The NBA off-season has officially gone into chill...
  • 3 days ago
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