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Steve Nash’s transcendent career has come to a close: Arthur

thestar.com — You've got to understand how unlikely any of this was. In 1992, in British Columbia, Steve Nash's team won the provincial title at the old Agrodome, and he was in complete control, so cool. What a player, we all thought. Man, Steve Nash. But we expected him to go to the University of Victoria.
Oct 24, 2014

I'm still mad at the Knicks for not trading up to draft him. RT @bruce_arthur: On Steve Nash, and the end: thestar.com/content/thesta…

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Parliament Hill gunman wasn’t high-priority for CSIS, sources say

thestar.com — OTTAWA - Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Parliament Hill attacker, was not on the RCMP's list of 90 individuals under criminal investigation as potential threats, sources tell the Star. That distinguishes him from Martin Couture-Rouleau, who ran down two Canadian soldiers Monday, killing one.
Oct 23, 2014

No connection between Ottawa gunman and Quebec attacker, RCMP say on.thestar.com/1pFkj0a via @torontostar

Oct 23, 2014

No connection between Ottawa gunman and Quebec attacker, RCMP say on.thestar.com/1pFkj0a via @torontostar

Oct 23, 2014

Finally, details on the shooter: Parliament Hill gunman wasn’t high-priority for CSIS thestar.com/news/canada/20… #ottawa #ottawastrong #cdnpoli

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Doug Ford has 336 illegal signs removed, Chow 25, Tory 21

thestar.com — Mayoral candidate Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) has had far more illegal campaign signs removed than his rivals. Since Oct. 2, the first day candidates could erect signs, city bylaw officers have removed 336 illegal Ford signs - more than 16 per day.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @JohnLorinc: Who needs rules? RT @ddale8: Doug Ford has had 336 illegal signs removed by the city; Olivia Chow 25, John Tory 21: on.thestar.com/1rrMMq8

Oct 23, 2014

RT @bruce_arthur: Another blowout RT @TorontoStar: Doug Ford has 336 illegal signs removed, Chow 25, Tory 21 on.thestar.com/1tlOIpt

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ddale8: Ford's campaign says its own sign teams follow the rules - it's untrained supporters putting up the improper ones. on.thestar.com/1rrMMq8

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Oct 24, 2014

"Point guards don’t often get to 40. It’s like going to the moon." Read @bruce_arthur. m.thestar.com/#/article/spor…

Oct 24, 2014

First comment on Bruce Arthur's Steve Nash piece says it. "Thank you Steve" m.thestar.com/#/article/spor…

Defiance will come, but emotion in Ottawa still too raw: Tim Harper

thestar.com — OTTAWA-The strains of O Canada started faintly, but gradually built. It was sung by cabinet ministers, MPs from all parties, public servants on their way to work, a bicycle courier and university students. We all sang, but this was a plaintive rendering of the anthem.
Oct 24, 2014

Defiance will come, but emotion in Ottawa still too raw: Tim Harper: The capital will come back strong, but th... on.thestar.com/1toGTPF

Oct 24, 2014

Defiance will come, but emotion in Ottawa still too raw: Tim Harper (via @torontostar) thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Reporting responsibly in real time: Public Editor

thestar.com — When our nation's capital is under attack, and chaos and confusion rule, how do journalists separate rumour from reality in order to report responsibly in real time? The simple answer: With great care and considerable challenge. When there is chaos in the streets, you can be certain there is chaos in the newsroom.
Oct 24, 2014

Reporting responsibly in real time: Public Editor on.thestar.com/1vV8jh8 via @torontostar

Oct 23, 2014

RT @kathyenglish: Reporting responsibly in real time: How Star reported first rough draft of history in Ottawa tragedy. on.thestar.com/1vV8jh8

Oct 23, 2014

Reporting responsibly in real time: How Star reported first rough draft of history in Ottawa tragedy. on.thestar.com/1vV8jh8

Students want trustee suspended over Pride parade tweets

thestar.com — More than 200 Toronto high school students say they want Toronto school trustee Sam Sotiropoulos suspended for his comments about the Gay Pride parade, which they feel are homophobic, and for suggesting transgendered students could be mentally ill.
Oct 23, 2014

Guy is majorly ignorant as well as bigoted. Students want trustee suspended over Pride parade tweets thestar.com/yourtoronto/ed… via @torontostar

Oct 23, 2014

RT @farrowjane: If by "students" you mean everyone. RT @TorontoStar Students want Sam Sotiropoulos suspended over Pride tweets. on.thestar.com/ZOIqmz

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Blue Jays increase ticket prices for 2015

thestar.com — On the 21st anniversary of the last day they were in the post-season, the Toronto Blue Jays - owners of the longest playoff drought in North American professional sports - increased ticket prices almost across the board for the upcoming season.
Oct 23, 2014

Blue Jays increase ticket prices for 2015: Season ticket and flex-pack prices are up almost across the board i... on.thestar.com/1tn99lS

Oct 23, 2014

On the 21st anniversary of their last day in the playoffs, #bluejays increase ticket prices almost across the board: thestar.com/sports/bluejay…

Toronto mayoral race heats up on Twitter

thestar.com — He's leading in all the polls, but when it comes to Twitter talk, mayoral candidate John Tory ranks dead last. Exclusive data supplied to the Toronto Star by Twitter shows Tory has racked up 170,000 mentions on the social media site since January 2014 - far fewer than his opponents Doug Ford (open Doug Ford's policard) (275,000) and Olivia Chow (215,000).

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Leafs try to move on past shadow of Ottawa tragedy: Feschuk

thestar.com — The regular workday was done. Various Maple Leafs were leaving the ice and hitting the hot tub. But Nazem Kadri had a whimsical idea: He could enjoy an in-season spa treatment on any day. Today he wanted to try goaltending. So the fun-loving forward swapped some of his usual gear for a stash of equipment belonging to James Reimer.
Oct 23, 2014

Leafs try to move on past shadow of Ottawa tragedy: Feschuk: On Wednesday, the team had seen their typical dre... on.thestar.com/1tnUjeS

Oct 23, 2014

Working link on the Leafs: From the shadow of tragedy to the joy and pain of a kids' game. on.thestar.com/1vVK9mA vine.co/v/OhJ6VDDM6V7

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Cpl. Nathan Cirillo will have full regimental funeral in Hamilton

thestar.com — Cpl. Nathan Cirillo will have a full regimental funeral in Hamilton, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders say. Argylls honorary Colonel Ron Foxcroft said Thursday that details had not been finalized but that they were trying to confirm Tuesday as the likely date.

John Wicks star Keanu Reeves is still an excellent adventure at the age of 50

thestar.com — Keanu Reeves turned 50 last month, but he doesn't look it. No, really. Even with a tiny bit of grey in his hair and beard, which goes nicely with his tailored charcoal suit, shirt and tie, he could easily pass for 30-something. "Oh, go on!"

Show of solidarity in House of Commons after attack

thestar.com — Prime Minister Stephen Harper crossed the floor in the House of Commons Thursday to embrace Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair in a show of non-partisanship following Wednesday's shooting deaths in Ottawa.
Oct 23, 2014

There were also hugs-a-plenty in the House a day after Wednesday's violence. Awkward? Here's the @CdnPress video: thestar.com/news/2014/10/2…

Top World Series memories from my personal scrapbook: Griffin

thestar.com — SAN FRANCISCO-After just two games, the World Series between the Royals and Giants has failed to generate any truly memorable moments. Sure, there was the masterful shutdown performance by Madison Bumgarner in Game 1. Then there was the Omar Infante home run that devolved into a non-contact shouting match between Salvador Perez and Giants reliever Hunter Strickland, an incident handled superbly by the umpires.
Oct 23, 2014

From my personal scrapbook an off-day lighthearted look back at highlights from the 36 #WorldSeries I have attended on.thestar.com/1sVPN5G