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BRAUN: Coyotes making urban comeback

That’s not a stray dog, friend. That’s a coyote. Spring has sprung, which means it’s peak coyote sighting time in Toronto. In coyote terms, it’s pupping season, making the animals more protective about their dens and, potentially, their babies. That’s one of the reasons there are more...

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LOWRY HAS TO LEAD THE TEAM: Coach takes some blame for stars 0 points.

WATCH ABOVE as Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry and Nick Nurse look at why the ‘team leader’ struggled in game #1 against the Orlando Magic. What do YOU think? Tweet and Facebook us! And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel. 

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WARMINGTON: Cops hunt ‘gutless’ crossbow suspect

He made it look like he was a harmless delivery man dropping off a box. But this was no delivery man.  This was a culprit carrying out a sneaky, premeditated attempted murder of a woman at her Mississauga home. “Gutless and cowardly,” said Peel Regional Police Det. Jim Kettles. Chilling is...

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Bruins coach Cassidy’s words ring true in wake of Kadri’s actions

Bruce Cassidy might not have had Nazem Kadri in mind when he discussed the virtues of playoff discipline on Monday morning. The coach of the Boston Bruins might as well have, though, when considering how his integral veteran players such as Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara are able to...

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KINSELLA: PM branding Scheer a Nazi sympathizer to distract from Lavscam trivializes hate victims’ suffering

“Dirty Jew.” It’s the Summer of 1986. The place: Caroline, Alta., just outside Red Deer. The slur has been uttered by Terry Long, the “High Aryan Warrior Priest” of the Canadian branch of the Aryan Nations. I’m at the fenced gate leading to Long’s acreage. On either side of me are Meir...

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HYDER: Elevating the political discourse

By GOLDY HYDER As we mark six months until the upcoming federal election, the main themes of the campaign are starting to emerge. If Alberta’s election is any indication, we can expect a hyper-polarized campaign with political parties running against strawmen, such as big business, rather than...

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Removing Sikh reference from security report was extreme pandering, says Ujjal Dosanjh

Last Friday, the Liberal government removed a direct reference to “Sikh extremism” in its annual Public Report on the Terrorism Threat to Canada. This came after several prominent Sikhs in Canada told the Liberals that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other politicians would be barred from...

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BONOKOSKI: Another thaw, another Kaschechewan airlift, another $22 million gone

Come hell or high water is not an option for the besieged Cree of the isolated Northern Ontario reserve of Kaschechewan. They get both. Year after year. In fact, hell and high water have become a tradition for residents of the James Bay community some 400 km north of Timmins — the hell of packing...

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RESCON: Housing supply at risk over noise by-law

City of Toronto puts jobs, supply and affordability on the line over concrete move Richard Lyall, president of RESCON has represented the building industry in Ontario since 1991. Reach him at media@rescon.ca When I’m walking around downtown Toronto, I often look up at the forest of up-and-coming...

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Ontario puts brakes on high-speed rail funding

Ontario is pausing all capital funding for a proposed high-speed rail corridor from Toronto to Windsor. The province’s 2019 budget delivered last week says the Progressive Conservative government will explore ways to enhance current train speeds and service levels. Transportation Minister Jeff...

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Homicide cops probing death in Toronto’s west end

Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation into a man’s death early Monday. Toronto Police were called to Hertford Ave., in the Black Creek Dr. and Keele St. area, for a medical call around 6:20 a.m. Information on the victim, his cause of death and any suspects was not immediately...

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ASK AMY: Childhood incident is framed as assault

Dear Amy: Six years ago, my two grandchildren were playing “family” in a makeshift fort with blankets hung for walls. These two cousins were both six years old at the time. Sometime during their play, clothes were removed and my grandson kissed his female cousin’s bottom. Since then, my...

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Ontario’s federal carbon tax court challenge begins

Ontario’s battle against Ottawa’s carbon tax gets underway in the province’s top court Monday. The province’s Progressive Conservative government has denounced the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act as an illegal tax grab that will drive up the price of gasoline and heating fuel. The...

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Serial killer Bruce McArthur assaulted in prison: Reports

Convicted serial killer Bruce McArthur has been assaulted in prison, reports say. The 67-year-old, who admitted to murdering eight men with ties to Toronto’s gay village, was taken to hospital last Thursday after an assault at the maximum security Millhaven Institution, west of Kingston, several...

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Driver sought in hit-run of pedestrian waiting for streetcar

Toronto Police are looking for the driver of a black SUV in a hit-and-run early Sunday at a TTC island at College and Spadina Sts. that left a 21-year-old man with serious injuries. Police say the victim was standing at the streetcar stop at 1:50 a.m. when the vehicle heading westbound on College...

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SIMMONS: Nazem Kadri’s history of a lack of emotional maturity strikes again

In Brendan Shanahan’s first season running the Maple Leafs, he was so concerned about the direction in which Nazem Kadri’s career was going, he suspended him from the team, essentially for insubordination. In that season of discovery and disappointment, Shanahan figured that there was enough...

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Letters to the Editor, April 15

CUT YOUR OWN SALARY Education is an investment not an expense. It’s time that some politicians learned that! Let them start by cutting their own wages. Bill Tee Rexdale (Of course it is an investment in the future, but those dollars are precious and scarce and need to be accounted for) NOT ALL...

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On Deck: Blue Jays at Twins

TORONTO BLUE JAYS at MINNESOTA TWINS   STARTING PITCHERS MONDAY, 7:40 p.m. RHP Matt Shoemaker (3-0, 0.92 ERA) vs. LHP Martin Perez (1-0, 7.56 ERA) The Twins have had six off days this season (one weather-related), so this is the first time they need a fifth starter. Perez, formerly a starter...

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Another fielding error by Gurriel Jr. creates a momentum-changer for Tampa Bay

Manager Charlie Montoyo had seen enough. Fielding misadventures have plagued this young Blue Jays team at times this season and perhaps none have been as cringe-worthy as what transpired in the third inning of Sunday’s series-finale 8-4 loss to the Rays in front of an announced Rogers Centre crowd...

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