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Airport workers to get a discount on new Union Station-Pearson train

TheStar.com (Tess Kalinowski - Transportation reporter) — Pearson airport employees will be able to ride the new $456-million Union Pearson Express train at a discounted fare as part of a freshly negotiated agreement between the Greater Toronto Airports...
  • New: 4 hr 59 min ago

15 people arrested after eight-month drug investigation

TheStar.com (Katherine DeClerq - Staff Reporter) — Fifteen people were arrested Monday following an eight-month drug investigation conducted throughout Hamilton, Toronto, and the Halton region. The investigation began in April, Halton police...
  • New: 5 hr 26 min ago

Toronto public school gets pro-active on mental health

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — How do you calm your nerves when you’re only 9 years old? Gledhill Public School decided to ask, as part of a new Ontario focus on student mental health . The Toronto school had classes...
  • New: 6 hr 53 min ago

Ex-Toronto cop jailed for six years for child-porn offences

TheStar.com (Louie Rosella - Mississauga News) — A former Toronto police officer was reduced to tears in a Brampton court Tuesday afternoon when a judge sentenced him to six years in jail for sexually abusing and photographing girls, one of whom...
  • New: 6 hr 54 min ago

When death leads to life: the tale of a heart transplant

TheStar.com (Patrick Lagacé - La Presse) — Manon Pagé remembers that on Aug. 11, 2013, she and the older of her two children, Jean-François Savard, were eating dinner at her parents’ place. She remembers him telling her,...
  • New: 7 hr 3 min ago

NDP MP details harassment allegations: ‘It was sex without explicit consent’

TheStar.com (Joanna Smith - Ottawa Bureau reporter) — OTTAWA—The New Democrat MP who brought forward allegations of sexual misconduct involving Liberal colleagues says Montreal MP Massimo Pacetti forced himself on her in his hotel room...
  • New: 7 hr 10 min ago

The right thing the wrong way: Fiorito

TheStar.com (Joe Fiorito - Columnist) — After a meeting between the tenants of 2265 Jane and half a dozen community housing officials, I was invited by Rosemarie Crichton to look more closely at some of the problems. Rosemarie is the...
  • New: 7 hr 36 min ago

Leafs’ father-son road trip always interesting affair: Feschuk

TheStar.com (Dave Feschuk - Sports Columnist) — As the Maple Leafs prepared to set out for their annual father-and-son road trip, each player was given a choice. He could share accommodations at the team hotel with his dad, or he could secure...
  • New: 7 hr 44 min ago

Well-known poet banned from events in three cities over sexual harassment and assault allegations

TheStar.com (Tim Alamenciak - News reporter) — A well-known Toronto poet has been banned from live poetry events in three cities across the country over unspecified allegations of sexual harassment and assault contained in a grievance filed...
  • New: 7 hr 52 min ago

The strange tale of Canada’s ebola vaccine: Walkom

TheStar.com (Thomas Walkom - National Affairs) — The strange case of Canada’s Ebola vaccine became even stranger Monday. That’s when the pharmaceutical multinational Merck announced it will pay $50 million for commercial rights...
  • New: 8 hr 1 min ago

2,200 National Guard troops deployed after Ferguson ruling

TheStar.com (Star wire services) — FERGUSON, MO.—Aiming to head off another night of looting and arson fires, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called in reinforcements in Ferguson on Tuesday in an effort to quell the violence that...
  • New: 8 hr 3 min ago

Departing Regent Park tenants leave goodbye messages behind

TheStar.com (Alex Ballingall - News) — On the morning of the last day, with belongings packed up and stowed away, Yvette stood in her home and wondered how to say goodbye. Her daughter had the answer. “Why don’t we...
  • New: 8 hr 39 min ago

Kyle Lowry making Raptors' late-second surges a slam dunk

TheStar.com (Doug Smith - Sports Reporter) — This is pretty heady company. As the discussion of Kyle Lowry focuses on his willingness to take a big shot, his ability to make a big play, his knack for dominating the game-changing moments,...
  • New: 8 hr 55 min ago

Halifax police investigating paper for violating publication ban

TheStar.com (Jacques Gallant - Staff Reporter) — Halifax police are investigating a daily newspaper for violating a publication ban in a high-profile child pornography case that sparked international dialogue on cyber-bullying and sexual...
  • New: 8 hr 58 min ago

Only one way to address problems with carding — abolish it

TheStar.com (David Tanovich) — The recent attempt by the Toronto Police Services Board to curb discriminatory carding through its Community Contacts Policy is certainly laudable. After all, the evidence is clear that young...
  • New: 9 hr 3 min ago

Water heater wars raged for 15 years: Roseman

TheStar.com (Ellen Roseman - On Your Side) — When I wrote my first column about water heater rentals in 1999, I knew little about the business. Since then, I’ve watched many consumers fooled by fast-talking salespeople into replacing...
  • New: 9 hr 7 min ago

TransCanada holding closed-door pipeline meetings in North Bay

TheStar.com (Raveena Aulakh - Environment) — TransCanada Corp., desperately seeking support for its beleaguered $12-billion Energy East pipeline, is holding closed-door, invite-only meetings in North Bay, stirring suspicion among many in the...
  • New: 9 hr 7 min ago

Ford says decision soon as ‘stars are aligning’ for PC bid

TheStar.com (Robert Benzie - Queen's Park Bureau Chief) — Doug Ford says “the stars are aligning” for him to seek the Progressive Conservative leadership and he will make up his mind within the next few days. The runner-up to mayor-elect...
  • New: 9 hr 33 min ago

Murder of Jennifer Pan's mother was part of a 'sloppery robbery,’ says defence

TheStar.com (Alyshah Hasham - Staff Reporter) — Jennifer Pan’s parents were shot in the basement of their Markham home, her mother fatally, during a “sloppy robbery by desperate people,” Pan’s lawyer Paul Cooper...
  • New: 9 hr 38 min ago

Ontario’s Child Advocate demands more power to probe abuse

TheStar.com (Laurie Monsebraaten - Social justice reporter) — Ontario’s official child advocate says proposed legislation giving him ombudsman-like authority to investigate Children’s Aid Societies falls short of protecting all of the...
  • New: 9 hr 59 min ago
Blog Articles

Video + Analysis: DeMar DeRozan on NBA TV Pre-Game Show

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — DeMar DeRozan's appearance on NBA TV Fan Night. The post Video + Analysis: DeMar DeRozan on NBA TV Pre-Game Show appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • New: 4 hr 46 min ago

Raptors VP of Basketball Operations, Jeff Weltman on 12-2, Trading Lowry, Considering Tanking, Keys to Success

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Raptors VP of Basketball Operations, Jeff Weltman, was on TSN 1050 talking about the Raptors hot start, considering tanking, trading Kyle Lowry, and more. Here's a quick summary. The post ...
  • 12 hr 23 min ago

How Many Days Have The Raptors Been 10 Games Over .500 In Franchise History?

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Short answer: not too many days. Precise answer: see below. The Raptors moved to 12-2 last night with a home win over the Phoenix Suns, which begs the important question: how many days have we,...
  • 14 hr 36 min ago
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Raptors weather scorching Suns

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Plucky Suns test Raptors’ mettle but nifty adjustments lead to fifth-straight win. Game story The Toronto Raptors narrowly escaped with a 104-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns before a...
  • 18 hr 36 min ago

Morning Coffee – Tue, Nov 25

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — We the East | Val notches career high, finishes game on bench | Lowry gracious in win | Raptors happy for win, but grumpy for giving up lead | Amir on the decline? | Epic...
  • 21 hr 24 min ago

Podcap: Suns vs Raptors – Casey, Lowry, Williams

Raptors Republic (Ryan McNeill) — Here’s audio from Dwane Casey, Kyle Lowry and Lou Williams after Toronto hung on to beat Phoenix 104-100. Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher on Android. There is also the plain old...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Kyle Lowry: Turnover, Block, Steal, Assist Sequence

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Kyle Lowry has a weird way of padding his stats. He commits the turnover on purpose only so he could get a block, steal, and an assist. The post Kyle Lowry: Turnover, Block, Steal, Assist...
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Valanciunas Big Early, Lowry Heroic Late as Raptors Eclipse Suns 104-100

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — With another balanced game from the Raptors, Toronto moves to 12-2 on the season with a 104-100 win against the talented Phoenix Suns. The Toronto Raptors entered tonight's game against the...
  • 1 day 4 hr ago

Reaction: Raptors 104, Suns 100

Raptors Republic (Scott Hastie) — Kyle Lowry saves Raptors from fourth quarter collapse. Phoenix Suns 100 FinalRecap | Box Score 104 Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson, PF 25 MIN | 1-3 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 2...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

GIF + Video: Kyle Lowry’s Steal on Isaiah Thomas; Jeff Hornacek Moaning

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — With the Raptors up two with seconds left, the Suns got the ball and the silly mistake of going right at Kyle Lowry through Isaiah Thomas. The post GIF + Video: Kyle Lowry’s Steal on...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

GIF – Dat Hail Mary Pass by Patrick Patterson to Amir Johnson

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — You can play it safe by running a double-screen to get a guy open in the backcourt. Or you could do this. The post GIF – Dat Hail Mary Pass by Patrick Patterson to Amir Johnson appeared...
  • 1 day 5 hr ago

We Were Saying LOU-rns: Williams Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — After helping the Toronto Raptors to a 3-0 record, Lou Williams is your Eastern Conference Player of the Week. It's official: Lou Williams is your  Eastern Conference Player of the Week. To...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Lou Williams Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Lou Williams is the Eastern Conference Player of the week. The press release states: The National Basketball Association announced Monday guard Lou Williams has been named Eastern Conference...
  • 1 day 11 hr ago

Raptors Power Ranking Poll Week 4: Half of the Six is Three

SBN: Raptors HQ (Daniel Reynolds) — In response to ESPN's Power Rankings, each week we'll decide: Are the Raptors being ranked fairly or unfairly? I don't know about you, but these days when I walk the streets of Toronto I have an...
  • 1 day 12 hr ago

The Needs Of Valanciunas And The Raptors Aren’t Lining Up

Raptors Republic (Tim Chisholm) — Jonas Valanciunas is struggling on defence, which has made it hard to the Raptors to rely on him in the ways that they had hoped they could. The post The Needs Of Valanciunas And The Raptors...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

What should the Raptors do? (Stay the course or make a change)

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Based on make up of current Raps team, the window is open for at least another 3-4 seasons (essentially basing this estimation on Lowry/Amir and typical career trajectories). Outside of...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

Views From The 6: Assessing Regular Season Results

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — The team is off to an 11-2 start, which is amazing. Yes, we should enjoy this. A personal note: I've been on vacation the past two weeks in a different time zone, so my Raptors viewing has...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago
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Gameday: Suns @ Raptors, A Feverish Dream

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — Let's get weird. The post Gameday: Suns @ Raptors, A Feverish Dream appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

A Tribute to Raptors Fans

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The post A Tribute to Raptors Fans appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 1 day 15 hr ago

Raptors NBA Power Rankings Update – USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, NBA.com

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — The power rankings are coming out today, we'll update this post as soon as they come out. The post Raptors NBA Power Rankings Update – USA Today, ESPN, CBS Sports, NBA.com appeared...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago