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A Paul Bernardo rape victim never had chance to speak: Porter

TheStar.com (Catherine Porter - Columnist) — So, what would you do if you were one of Paul Bernardo’s living victims? Would you write out your victim impact statement some 25 years after he dragged you into woods and brutally raped...
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In rural Greece, quiet resilience in the face of economic calamity

TheStar.com (Gregory Katz - The Associated Press) — KARITAINA, GREECE—Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch. If Greece’s...
  • New: 2 hr 36 min ago

Two women kicked off plane at Pearson after refusal to muzzle guide dogs

TheStar.com (Ethan Lou - Staff Reporter) — A trip to Stockholm on Canada Day for two blind Toronto women ended up a “humiliating” experience — reduced to tears, booted from their flight at Pearson and escorted out by...
  • New: 3 hr 16 min ago

Ottawa accused of racial profiling of Roma travellers

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — A couple of months ago, Eva Kalla was invited to visit her friends in Toronto from Hungary where she was grieving her husband’s recent death. At the airport in Vienna, the Roma Hungarian...
  • New: 3 hr 36 min ago

NDP dip slightly, maintain lead in new poll

TheStar.com (Alex Boutilier - Ottawa Bureau Reporter) — OTTAWA—The opposition New Democrats are maintaining a slight lead in the latest numbers from Forum Research , but most still believe the governing Conservatives will win the coming federal...
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How children in group homes bear the brunt of Ontario's blindness

TheStar.com (Sandro Contenta - News, Insight, Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter, Jim Ran) — Several times every day in Toronto, vulnerable children and teenagers in group homes are being physically restrained by staff or charged by police, or they’re running away. Their stories...
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GPS system gives blind hikers ‘extreme sense of freedom’ in France

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Freedom and autonomy: That’s what the makers of a smart phone app in France hope to bring to the visually-impaired and blind, who are now using GPS navigation and audio cues to hike without...
  • New: 6 hr ago

Lobbyists broke bylaw by donating to Giorgio Mammoliti, city official finds

TheStar.com (Betsy Powell - City Hall Bureau) — Four lobbyists committed “serious breaches” of Toronto’s lobbying bylaw when they contributed money to a fundraising event held for (open Giorgio Mammoliti's policard)...
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Why hundreds of Reddit sections disappeared Friday

TheStar.com (Mike Isaac - New York Times) — Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the online messaging board, were down early Friday in what appeared to be a protest by many of the site’s moderators after the abrupt dismissal of a...
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Toronto man wanted in connection with Queen West condo shooting

TheStar.com (Stephanie Werner - Staff Reporter) — Police have confirmed the name of a Toronto man wanted in connection with Sunday’s fatal double-shooting at a highrise condo near Queen St. and Dovercourt Rd. The suspect has been...
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Bomb unit responds to Winnipeg law office after possible explosion

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — WINNIPEG—Emergency crews have surrounded a law firm in south-central Winnipeg after reports of a possible explosion. The Winnipeg Free Press is reporting that a woman was injured and taken...
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How many tickets for illegal HOV drivers? Police won't say

TheStar.com (Michael Robinson - Staff Reporter) — It’s been more than four days since Toronto police started enforcing rules for temporary high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, but they still won’t say how many motorists...
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Tim Hortons employee allegedly steals $200,000

TheStar.com (Stephanie Werner - Staff Reporter) — One Tim Hortons employee more than double-doubled her salary by allegedly stealing over $200,000 from the company. Halton Regional Police have charged a Hamilton woman after her employer learned...
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Cockroach pizza off menu at Calgary Stampede

TheStar.com (Jillian Kestler-D’Amours - Staff Reporter) — Daring foodies will be disappointed to hear that cockroach pizza won’t be on the menu at the Calgary Stampede this year, after the creepy crawlies didn't make it across the border. ...
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CSIS relied on ‘assurances’ from foreign agencies not to torture

TheStar.com (Jim Bronskill - The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA — Newly released memos show Canada’s spy agency revealed its interest in people to foreign partners in two cases after receiving assurances the individuals would not be...
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Winnipeg’s new mayor thrust right into fray after magazine ‘racist’ story

TheStar.com (Chinta Puxley - The Canadian Press) — WINNIPEG — Brian Bowman had barely unpacked his sports memorabilia and family photos in the mayor’s office when he was thrust into the national spotlight. It wasn’t for being...
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Uber has its flaws but overall it’s a blessing: Olive

TheStar.com (David Olive - Business) — Uber, the ride-hailing business that threatens to supplant conventional taxicabs, is taking its place alongside Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Standard Oil Trust as an enterprise that some people...
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TTC’s reputation riding on the Pan Am Games, says transit co-ordinator

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — There’s a lot riding on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Pan Am performance, not least a shot at redemption for the transit system’s public image. The woman leading the TTC...
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Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman controversy deepens

TheStar.com (SERGE F. KOVALESKI, ALEXANDRA ALTER - New York Times) — On the eve of the most anticipated publishing event in years — the release of Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman — there is yet another twist to the tale of how the book...
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Jet fuel dispute delays, cancels Pearson flights Friday

TheStar.com (Jackie Hong - Staff Reporter) — Dozens of flights to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport are either delayed or cancelled because of a “labour disruption between the airlines and their fuelling company,”...
  • New: 11 hr 30 min ago
Blog Articles

News and Rumors: Raptors sign Delon Wright, linked to Will Bynum

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Raptors ink Delon Wright to rookie-scale contract, reportedly linked to Will Bynum The post News and Rumors: Raptors sign Delon Wright, linked to Will Bynum appeared first on Raptors Republic:...
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Greivis Vasquez thanks fans in classy farewell letter

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Greivis Vasquez thanks the organization, the city and the fanbase for two great seasons. The post Greivis Vasquez thanks fans in classy farewell letter appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN...
  • New: 2 hr 27 min ago

Report: Raptors Pursuing Will Bynum in Free Agency

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — Six teams are in the running for the 32-year-old journeyman. Don't worry, there's no relation to Andrew. You like backup point guards? Masai Ujiri likes backup point guards. Not yet happy with...
  • New: 2 hr 43 min ago

Raptors sign Delon Wright to rookie scale contract

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — Unlike a lot of what's been happening in free agency, this was expected. After losing out on Wesley Matthews (not the worst thing to happen) and LaMarcus Aldridge (a bummer, but expected), it...
  • New: 3 hr 52 min ago

Why the Raptors will never win the bidding wars

Raptors Republic (Andrew Thompson) — The Raptors have finally set themselves up as real players in free agency. But will salary cap restrictions and income tax law ultimately prevent them doing so? The post Why the Raptors will...
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"Raptors blew me away with their presentation," says DeMarre Carroll

SBN: Raptors HQ (Joshua Santos) — Newest Raptor DeMarre Carroll said the team sold him with their presentation. The newest member of the Toronto Raptors spoke to TSN 1050 to talk about his decision to sign with the team. After...
  • New: 10 hr 41 min ago

Report: Dallas Sign Wesley Matthews, Ending Raptors Pursuit

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Wesley Matthews has signed with the Mavericks, and in the end the Raptors finished third in the race to get him. The post Report: Dallas Sign Wesley Matthews, Ending Raptors Pursuit appeared...
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DeMarre Carroll: “I play with a log on my shoulder”

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — DeMarre Carroll was on TSN 1050 and spoke about joining the Raptors and the free-agency process. The post DeMarre Carroll: “I play with a log on my shoulder” appeared first on ...
  • 1 day 1 hr ago

Kings Join Wesley Matthews Race; Mavs Think DeAndre Jordan is Key

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The Raptors are in hot pursuit of SG Wesley Matthews, and their offer of a greater number of years and a sign-and-trade for Portland aiming to reduce Matthew’s asking rate below $15M...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

A Goodbye to Amir Johnson

SBN: Raptors HQ (John Gaudes) — The heart of the Raptors for six years, Amir is off to the Boston Celtics. Yesterday, the Boston Celtics signed Amir Johnson to a two year, $24-million contract. The move was a quiet one,...
  • 1 day 6 hr ago

An ode, a few parables and a heartfelt thank you to unsung hero Amir Johnson

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — To Amir Johnson, my favorite Raptor of all time. The post An ode, a few parables and a heartfelt thank you to unsung hero Amir Johnson appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
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Raptors do well in LaMarcus meeting, "but it is unlikely he picks the Raptors."

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — So I guess that's it then. The thing about having a dream is it means opening yourself up, being vulnerable. Declaring, yes, this is me and this is what I want. The Raptors had a dream. It...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Report: LaMarcus Aldridge Unlikely to Choose Raptors Despite Meeting Going ‘Well’

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — LaMarcus Aldridge is reportedly not choosing the Raptors, which is something we all kind of knew. The post Report: LaMarcus Aldridge Unlikely to Choose Raptors Despite Meeting Going...
  • 1 day 9 hr ago

Moving Forward in Free Agency With Trust

Raptors Republic (Matt Shantz) — The Free Agency negotiation period has been open for just over 24 hours, and it already feels different than past years for the Toronto Raptors. The post Moving Forward in Free Agency With Trust...
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Here's a look at the Raptors' salary cap situation after the DeMarre Carroll signing

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Hackett) — Just a quick update after the Raptors signed DeMarre Carroll to a 4-year, $60 million deal. Here I assume that Carroll's four year, $60 million deal is backloaded at standard 4.5 percent...
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Let’s get weird: Raptors ‘locked in battle’ for Wes Matthews, and why I’m on board

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Even after the DeMarre Carroll deal, the Raptors are still in on Wes Matthews. The post Let’s get weird: Raptors ‘locked in battle’ for Wes Matthews, and why I’m on board...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

DeMarre Carroll: Raptors promised larger offensive role

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — DeMarre Carroll cites Toronto fan-base and larger offensive roles as reasons behind signing with Raptors. The post DeMarre Carroll: Raptors promised larger offensive role appeared first on ...
  • 1 day 22 hr ago

Free Agency Opening Night Live Blog, Q&A

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — DeMarre Caroll is in. Could Wes Matthews or LaMarcus Aldridge follow? The post Free Agency Opening Night Live Blog, Q&A appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 2 days ago

Goodbye Amir!

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Thanks for serving us all these years and wearing your heart on your sleeve. The post Goodbye Amir! appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
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BREAKING: Amir Johnson Signs with Celtics

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — It's an end of an era in Toronto as Amir Johnson has left the Raptors for the Celtics. The post BREAKING: Amir Johnson Signs with Celtics appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
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