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Toronto inundated with complaints over Ford Fest

TheStar.com (David Rider - Urban Affairs Feature Writer) — Toronto residents are inundating city hall with complaints over the issuance of a permit for “Ford Fest” despite a ban on politicking in city parks. By Wednesday city ombudsman...
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Waits for developmental disability services won’t end instantly

TheStar.com (Rob Ferguson - Queen's Park Bureau) — It will take two years to end waiting lists for treatment of people with developmental disabilities — twice as long as recommended in a new report — Community and Social Services...
  • New: 1 hr 8 min ago

Maple Leafs: Steven Stamkos ignores speculation he’ll sign with Toronto

TheStar.com (Stephen Whyno - The Canadian Press) — LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future. Naturally, Steven Stamkos was at the centre...
  • New: 1 hr 13 min ago

TTC investigates after bus caught on video nearly hitting pedestrian

TheStar.com (May Warren - Staff Reporter) — The TTC is investigating after a video was posted on YouTube that shows a TTC bus running a red light and just missing a pedestrian. Steve Taylor, 20, was heading out for a job with his...
  • New: 1 hr 30 min ago

Terror charge for Canadian accused of joining Islamist fighters

TheStar.com (By Canadian Press) — VANCOUVER - The RCMP has charged a British Columbia man for leaving Canada to take part in a terrorist activity. The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team says 25-year-old Hasibullah...
  • New: 1 hr 49 min ago

Who is the scruffy Russian at the centre of the MH17 crash probe?

TheStar.com (Terrence McCoy - Washington Post) — In a diplomatic world of blow-dried coifs and pressed Italian suits, Alexander Borodai more than stands out. His round face is perpetually patched in scruff, and, clad in grunge clothing, he...
  • New: 2 hr 32 min ago

‘Strong possibility’ of war crimes in Gaza conflict, says UN

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — GENEVA—The UN’s top human rights official has warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war...
  • New: 3 hr 19 min ago

Mayor Rob Ford wants to keep old subway tunnel machines

TheStar.com (Paul Moloney - City Hall Bureau reporter) — The Toronto Transit Commission would have to pay about $3.3 million more to buy new subway tunnel boring machines rather than refurbish its used ones, says chief executive Andy Byford. Byford...
  • New: 3 hr 57 min ago

Canada’s crime rate falls, as homicides hit lowest level since 1960s

TheStar.com (The Canadian Press) — OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the number of crimes committed was lower last year, and so was the severity of those criminal acts. The agency says the police-reported Crime Severity Index...
  • New: 4 hr 20 min ago

Facebook scores low in customer satisfaction

TheStar.com (Brandon Bailey - San Jose Mercury News) — Pinterest users have a high rate of customer satisfaction, according to a new survey by an independent research group. Facebook and LinkedIn users? Not so much. Ads and privacy are big concerns...
  • New: 6 hr 27 min ago

Plane crash in Taiwan kills 51

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — TAIPEI, TAIWAN—A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire...
  • New: 6 hr 33 min ago

Canada’s auto buying spree spurs retail sales numbers

TheStar.com (Bloomberg) — Canadian retail sales rose a second month in May, led by record automobile purchases and a late spring that boosted traffic at building material and gardening stores. Sales increased 0.7 per cent...
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How the world’s passenger planes traverse volatile hot spots

TheStar.com (AYA BATRAWY - Associated Press) — DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES—In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country’s main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is...
  • New: 7 hr 8 min ago

Did Cavaliers make minor deal to set up Andrew Wiggins trade to Minnesota?

TheStar.com (Jeff Zillgitt - USA Today) — The Utah Jazz traded guard John Lucas III and forward Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard-forward Carrick Felix, a 2015 second-round pick and cash, sources say. ...
  • New: 7 hr 23 min ago

LeBron James sends cupcakes to Ohio neighbours to make amends for decision ruckus

TheStar.com (The Associated Press) — BATH, OHIO—LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbours to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. Cleveland Cavaliers fans and...
  • New: 7 hr 35 min ago

Shipwrecked Costa Concordia begins its final voyage

TheStar.com (Paolo Santalucia - Associated Press) — GIGLIO ISLAND, ITALY—The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago,...
  • New: 7 hr 48 min ago

'Downton Abbey' fans in for shocking twists, as critics get peek at season five

TheStar.com (Tony Wong - Staff Reporter) — Spoiler Alert : This story has references to events in seasons four and five . BEVERLY HILLS—Portraying a lady’s maid who gets sexually assaulted in Downton Abbey has been the...
  • New: 7 hr 49 min ago

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down, says ministry

TheStar.com (Associated Press) — KYIV, UKRAINE—Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defence Ministry. More on thestar.com MH17 victims’ remains...
  • New: 8 hr 14 min ago

Bodies of Malaysia jet disaster victims leave Ukraine on transport planes

TheStar.com (Jona Kallgren - The Associated Press) — KHARKIV, UKRAINE—Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, bringing some consolation...
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Maple Leafs move into 21st century with hiring of whiz kid Kyle Dubas: Feschuk

TheStar.com (Dave Feschuk - Sports Columnist) — When Brendan Shanahan announced the hiring of 28-year-old Kyle Dubas as Toronto’s assistant general manager on Tuesday, it was a rare moment in recent sports history. When was the last...
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Blog Articles

The New James Johnson’s Potential Impact on the Raptors

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — A look at what this version of James Johnson could bring to the Raptors - other than great facial expressions. The post The New James Johnson’s Potential Impact on the Raptors appeared...
  • New: 7 hr 23 min ago

Ushering in the Golden Generation of Canadian Basketball

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Quotes from Day 2 of Canada Basketball’s practice at the Air Canada Center. The Golden Generation of Canadian Men’s Basketball isn’t here yet, but it’s on the way. With...
  • 2 days ago

Help Wanted: Join the RaptorsHQ Team!

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — We're staffing up in preparation for next season and we want YOU! The Call from HQ: Join the team! Hello everyone, we are looking for writers to help discuss, promote and cover all things...
  • 2 days ago

Final Thoughts and Grades on Raptors 2014 Summer League Performance

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — The Toronto Raptors didn't win many games in Vegas, but as Adam Francis and Zach Salzmann discuss, there were some bright spots from Summer League. Franchise: So, the Raptors win two of...
  • 2 days ago

Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 21 – Eastern Conference Preview

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — With free-agency winding down and rosters set, the podders preview and rank the Eastern Conference. The post Raptors Weekly Podcast, July 21 – Eastern Conference Preview appeared first on...
  • 2 days ago

Reports: Diante Garrett Waived, Dwight Buycks likely signs in Europe

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Masai Ujiri is shuffling around the end of the bench Two pieces of news to pass along. First, Diante Garrett was waived by the team, along with fellow point guard Dwight Buycks. The @Raptors have...
  • 3 days ago
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Report: Raptors Waive Dwight Buycks

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — According to a report, Dwight Buycks is done. The post Report: Raptors Waive Dwight Buycks appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 4 days ago
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Raptors Finish Summer League With a Win Over the Clippers

SBN: Raptors HQ (Zach Salzmann) — I may or may not have watched this game... The Raptors finished their 2014 Summer League stint with a 64-60 win over the Los Angeles Clippers last night, and finish with a record of 2-3. The...
  • 4 days ago
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Summer League: We Like Where He Strokes It

Raptors Republic (Tim W.) — In their last game in Las Vegas, the Raptors played basketball against the Clippers. That's probably the nicest way to put it. The post Summer League: We Like Where He Strokes It appeared first...
  • 4 days ago
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Raptors Cap Off 2014 NBA Summer League With Game vs Clippers

SBN: Raptors HQ (Adam Francis) — Summer League for the Toronto Raptors' Vegas squad, mercifully comes to a conclusion this evening... Well, there's not much to say here that Zach and I haven't already said. The Toronto Raptors...
  • 5 days ago
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[GIF] DeMar DeRozan’s evolution through shot-charts

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Piggy-backing off Greg Mason’s work. DeMar DeRozan making improvements to his game, year after year, has become the defining narrative of his career. His love for the city, coupled with his...
  • 5 days ago
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The Raptors and the NBA’s Shooting Revolution – the Nylon Calculus Shot Charts

Raptors Republic (RR) — Greg Mason takes a look at how the Raptors fare in the latest production of the analytics world - the Nylon Calculus shot charts. The post The Raptors and the NBA’s Shooting Revolution –...
  • 5 days ago
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ICYMI: Lucas Nogueira Chases Luke Hancock Down For The Dunk

Raptors Republic (Sam Holako) — The post ICYMI: Lucas Nogueira Chases Luke Hancock Down For The Dunk appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog .
  • 5 days ago
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Audio: Dwane Casey Summer League Interview

Raptors Republic (Zarar Siddiqi) — Dwane Casey joined the Rick Kamla and Brent Barry during the Raptors/Houston game The post Audio: Dwane Casey Summer League Interview appeared first on Raptors Republic: ESPN TrueHoop Network...
  • 6 days ago
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The Raptors Implode Against the Rockets, But Caboclo Impresses

SBN: Raptors HQ (Zach Salzmann) — Well, that was rather hideous There's a moment in most Summer League games when, as a spectator, you say to yourself:  Wow, this really doesn't resemble basketball. Actually, last night there...
  • 6 days ago
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Recap: Buycks and Bruno shine, Summer League is strange

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Bruno and Buycks looked good. The team did not. In their first elimination game of Las Vegas Summer League, the Toronto Raptors somehow turned a 56-30 lead at halftime to 93-77 loss to the Houston...
  • 6 days ago
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LVSL Game Thread: Raptors vs. Rockets

Raptors Republic (William Lou) — Because who wants to see Drake host the ESPYs (I do). The Raptors (1-2) will take on the Rockets (1-2) at 8:30 PM tonight. Apparently it’s a playoff game, and the winner of tonight’s...
  • 6 days ago
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Raptors 2014-15 Projected Wins

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — If you enjoy the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data, then you’ll enjoy this discussion posted by RR member DanH on our forums. The post Raptors 2014-15 Projected...
  • 7 days ago
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Can the Raptors Compete for the #1 Seed in the East Next Season?

Raptors Republic (forumcrew) — With the Eastern Conference maybe becoming a little more balanced with the off-season acquisitions so far, do the Raptors still stand a solid chance in becoming the #1 seed after the regular...
  • 7 days ago
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Talking Raptors Podcast, July 16 – Summer League

Raptors Republic (Barry Taylor) — Nick and Barry run down what's happening in summer league and on summer vacations as the Raptors enter LSVL'S playoff rounds. The post Talking Raptors Podcast, July 16 – Summer League ...
  • 7 days ago
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