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Confused high school students return after strike's abrupt end

TheStar.com (Louise Brown - GTA, Education, Schools) — ‎Shell-shocked students returned to Pine Ridge Secondary School in Pickering Wednesday morning, still stunned that a 26-day strike by their teachers was suddenly ruled illegal less than 15...
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Could self-healing concrete save the Gardiner?

TheStar.com (David Bateman - Staff Reporter) — Futuristic bio-concrete that heals itself could be the savior of Toronto’s deteriorating Gardiner expressway . The revolutionary material uses bacteria and a healing agent that reacts...
  • New: 1 hr 42 min ago

FIFA crisis: U.S. arrests officials, Swiss prosecutors probe World Cup bids

TheStar.com (Graham Dunbar - The Associated Press) — ZURICH—Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer ...
  • New: 3 hr 5 min ago

Glenn Gould’s gift to his former grade school

TheStar.com (Martin Knelman - Entertainment) — We are the boys, we are the girls of all the public schools We have a Red Cross Job to do, to furnish all the tools; So many fathers, brothers too, may have a chance to live When wounded...
  • New: 3 hr 12 min ago

Canada slips out of top-five countries in integrating immigrants

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — Canada has dropped out of the top five nations when it comes to integrating immigrants, due to policy changes by Ottawa that restrict family reunification and citizenship. According to the...
  • New: 4 hr 42 min ago

Bautista’s return sparks wild Blue Jays win: DiManno

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Jose Bautista at DH, Edwin Encarnacion at first base and Justin Smoak on the bench. Best gerrymandered option for the Blue Jays, in...
  • New: 10 hr 47 min ago

Suicide Squad fights it out on Toronto streets

TheStar.com (Manisha Krishnan - Staff Reporter) — If you’ve driven through Toronto at night in the past month, there’s a good chance you’ve seen them: Superheroes (and their cars, planes and helicopters) taking over the...
  • 12 hr 8 min ago

Mayor John Tory eyes alternative, more expensive routes for Scarborough subway

TheStar.com (Jennifer Pagliaro - City Hall reporter) — Mayor John Tory (open John Tory's policard) appears willing to change the council-approved route for the controversial Scarborough subway in order to make it work with his SmartTrack ambitions. ...
  • 13 hr 7 min ago

Privacy commissioner calls for prosecution of third snooping case

TheStar.com (Olivia Carville - Staff Reporter) — Ontario’s privacy commissioner is calling on the government to prosecute health workers who allegedly snooped into medical records — for the second time this year and the third time...
  • 13 hr 19 min ago

Edward Snowden leaks could bring down part of U.S. Patriot Act

TheStar.com (Daniel Dale - Washington Bureau) — WASHINGTON—The Patriot Act might be cut down by an alleged traitor. In 2001, a month after the Sept. 11 attacks, the U.S. Senate voted 99 to one in favour of a sweeping anti-terrorism bill...
  • 13 hr 38 min ago

"Swatting’ pranks prompt silence from police, fearful of copycats

TheStar.com (Marco Chown Oved - Staff Reporter) — You may write a political blog or have gotten into an online spat on Twitter. Whatever the reasons for being targeted, you’ll only know you’ve become a victim of...
  • 13 hr 56 min ago

Mississauga signs up volunteer sign cops

TheStar.com (San Grewal - Urban Affairs Reporter) — They take over Mississauga’s pristine green streetscapes every spring — more than 25,000 of them, popping up like dandelions. Now, the city is asking residents to take up the fight...
  • 14 hr 8 min ago

Cash-register solicitations take the charity out of giving

TheStar.com (Rosie DiManno - Columnist) — A day in the life of a sap in Toronto. Panhandler holds open door at Tim Horton’s: $1. Homeless guy in the streetcar shelter: $1. Checkout counter at bookstore: $5. Checkout counter at...
  • 14 hr 17 min ago

Court dismisses mas band association’s case against Caribbean Carnival funder

TheStar.com (Nicholas Keung - Immigration reporter) — An Ontario court has dismissed a request by the Toronto Mas Bands Association for an injunction that would prevent the funding arm of the Caribbean Carnival — formerly known as formerly...
  • 14 hr 18 min ago

The folly of the ‘density creep’ crew: Mallick

TheStar.com (Heather Mallick - Columnist) — “Hell is other people,” Jean-Paul Sartre wrote in one of his little tempers . But it’s strange because he hadn’t yet met the homeowners of Keewatin Avenue in...
  • 15 hr ago

Air Canada opts out of pension arrangement

TheStar.com (Vanessa Lu - Business reporter) — Air Canada is opting out of a special pension funding arrangement, granted by Ottawa, thanks to a huge turnaround in its pension, swinging from a $4.2 billion deficit three years ago to a $1.2...
  • 15 hr 3 min ago

Toronto bylaws turf out carefree fake lawns

TheStar.com (Tara Deschamps - Staff Reporter) — It has happened as she drives down the street, prepares to leave the house for work in the morning and mingles with locals at community events. Wherever she goes, Julie Collins finds herself...
  • 15 hr 10 min ago

Boat Show visitors help kids enjoy summer on the water through Fresh Air Fund

TheStar.com (Leslie Ferenc - GTA) — January may be bone-chilling, but boating enthusiasts don’t let winter’s wrath get in the way of planning ahead for summer and taking care of the kids. They’ve been doing it...
  • 15 hr 14 min ago

Ontario auditor general, opposition warn about leeway in revised advertising act

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — The Liberal administration could still get taxpayers to bankroll partisan ads under a new amendment to the Government Advertising Act, Ontario’s auditor general and opposition parties warn....
  • 15 hr 21 min ago

Oliver opens door to voluntary CPP contributions

TheStar.com (Dana Flavelle - Economy) — The Harper government says it’s now open to giving Canadians the option of voluntarily contributing more of their earnings to the Canada Pension Plan to boost their retirement savings. In...
  • 15 hr 40 min ago
Blog Articles

3 Things Jonas Valanciunas needs to work on this summer

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Play making, lateral quickness and honing an 18-footer should top Valanciunas’s offseason to-do list. In the 90s and early 2000s, there wouldn’t be this much hand-wringing over a...
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The Raptors Will Reveal 2016 All-Star Game Logo on Wednesday

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — And, it will include a cameo from Andrew Wiggins Via  Ryan Wolstat of The Toronto Sun , the Raptors will reveal the logo for the 2016 All-Star game on Wednesday. Among those expected to be...
  • 14 hr 42 min ago

Raptors Player Review: Folk Hero James Johnson

SBN: Raptors HQ (Michael Hoad) — It was a tumultuous first season back with the Toronto Raptors for James Johnson minutes-wise, as he saw his role fluctuate over the course of the year. Rewind to the 2013-14 NBA Playoffs with ...
  • 18 hr 42 min ago

The Search for Amir Johnson's Replacement

SBN: Raptors HQ (Sean Woodley) — Amir Johnson's time with the Raptors has likely come to an end. Who can the Raptors target to fill the void? As the NBA Playoffs wind down and the free agency period nears, Toronto Raptors ...
  • 23 hr 42 min ago

Freestyle Raps: Featuring Tristan Thompson

Raptors Republic (Michael Holian) — How can Raptors' fans put the way the season ended behind them? Discussing Free Agency and possible new additions is a good place to start. The post Freestyle Raps: Featuring Tristan Thompson ...
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What will be Masai’s next move?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Given that MU has decided to retain coach Casey to the dismay of most fans, what is coming next? The next move will be a sort of tell re tanking option vs. re-tooling in win now mode. Thoughts? ...
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Terrence Ross Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs From His Left Ankle

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — It was an injury he played through at the end of the season. A bit of Terrence Ross news from over the weekend: Terrence Ross underwent surgery yesterday to remove bone spurs from his left...
  • 2 days ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, May 25 – You’re Too Damn Cool

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Long-time reader and commenter, yertu damkule, joins the podcast to talk a range of topics from Andrea Bargnani to Bebe Noguiera, and all that’s in between. Topics include but hardly limited...
  • 2 days ago

Terrence Ross undergoes surgery to remove bone spurs from left ankle

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Not much to see here. Terrence Ross underwent surgery in California on Saturday to remove some bone spurs from his left ankle, the team announced. According to TSN's Josh Lewenberg, Ross played...
  • 3 days ago

The Raptors Are NOT Young

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — We keep being referred to as a “young” team, but are we really? The post The Raptors Are NOT Young appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 3 days ago

Report: Raptors Will Announce Replacement For Tim Leiweke Next Week

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — According to a report, the replacement will be former Corus Entertainment president and CEO John Cassaday. According to  Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet , the Raptors are closing in on a...
  • 4 days ago

Report: MLSE to Appoint John Cassaday as Tim Leiweke’s Successor

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — MLSE is reportedly close to finding Tim Leiweke's replacement, and it will be John Cassaday, former CEO of Corus Entertainment. The post Report: MLSE to Appoint John Cassaday as Tim...
  • 4 days ago
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We The North: The Rebrand that Sparked a Basketball Nation

SBN: Raptors HQ (Marc Griffin) — With their 20th season in the books, and the first full year of "We the North", we look back at the latest run of the Raptors and basketball in Canada. Masai Ujiri reached into his pocket and...
  • 4 days ago
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The Doctor Is In Podcast, May 22 – Live Mock Draft

Raptors Republic (Steve Gennaro) — The Doctor and the crew present the live mock draft and welcome newcomer Dave Hendrick. Grab the iTunes feed or check us out on Stitcher on Android. There is also the plain old feed. You can also...
  • 4 days ago

The Top Five Toronto Raptors Stories Of The Week

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — In case you missed it. 1. Are the Raptors  making changes for change's sake ? 2. Terrence Ross  will be working out at the Portland Pro-Am . 3. Josh Lewenberg on  the coaching...
  • 5 days ago

An early look at draft prospects available around No. 20

Raptors Republic (Blake Murphy) — An early look at the names to keep an ear out for ahead of June 25. The post An early look at draft prospects available around No. 20 appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • 5 days ago

Video: A Tribute to Tom Sterner #Memories #Love

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Big up to Aaron Navarro for creating a Tom Sterner tribute video. It’s great. The post Video: A Tribute to Tom Sterner #Memories #Love appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop...
  • 6 days ago

Should the Raptors Give the DeRozan/Lowry Combo Another Shot?

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have played two season together on the Raptors, and the results are less than impressive. Should they be given another chance? The post Should the Raptors Give the...
  • 7 days ago
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Raptors Confirm They'll Be At Summer League in Las Vegas

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Toronto will be one of 24 teams there. The Raptors have confirmed via a press release they'll be one of 24 teams participating at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. For anyone looking to tune in...
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Raptors Make Terrible Mistake By Firing Tom Sterner …

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — Why? One of the only things to look forward to next season was Sterner’s halftime spots. Those are irreplaceable. Damn you Masai. Damn you to hell. The post Raptors Make Terrible Mistake...
  • 7 days ago