Eight NBA games that will fill the Raptors’ playoff wait


A difficult closing schedule opens with one of the toughest opponents: LeBron James.
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Coronavirus: Emergency department at Devon hospital to reopen in phases beginning this month
Alberta Health Services says the emergency department at Devon General Hospital will reopen in phases beginning later this month.
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Stage 3 couldn’t come fast enough for my family
The reopening of city playgrounds like a ‘homecoming,’ a grateful mother of two young boys writes
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Worried about your kids returning to school? Look abroad to countries that got it right
Planning and preparation is key — Thailand’s example might be one to follow
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Ottawa must acknowledge its role in atomic bombings of Japan and sign ban
The Trudeau government says it supports disarmament, but its policy and actions say otherwise, Biana Mugyenyi writes
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Let reason guide our actions in Atomic Age
It is folly to believe today’s nuclear stand-off can endure for the rest of time, U of T Nobel laureate John C. Polanyi writes.
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No need to rush back to the classroom
Ontario should put the health and safety of kids, parents and teachers first and not hurry to embrace back-to-schools plans made up on the fly, a child psychologist writes
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Man in life-threatening condition after stabbing in Toronto
Emergency crews were called to Bloor Street West, just west of Dovercourt Road, before 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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U.S. health chief to visit Taiwan amid the coronavirus pandemic, likely angering China
The United States, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, having ditched Taipei in favor of Beijing in 1979, but is its main arms supplier and strongest backer on the international stage.
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City of Toronto staff member stabbed while on shift at interim housing apartment site
A Toronto Paramedics spokesperson said the woman suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.
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Hurricanes sweep Rangers with James Reimer between the pipes
The former Maple Leafs netminder made 37 saves at Scotiabank Arena.
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Body of Alberta man recovered in Okanagan Lake after extensive search
The 33-year-old man failed to resurface while cliff jumping near Rattlesnake Island on Saturday afternoon, RCMP said in a news release.
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Flames thump Jets 6-2 to take 2-1 series lead
The Winnipeg Jets are one loss away from elimination after a 6-2 loss to the Calgary Flames Tuesday night.
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Beirut explosion: Toronto-area community leaders react to devastating blast
"People are scared for their lives ... being here and not being able to help, it makes one feel useless."
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Riley’s three-run homer helps Fried, Braves beat Blue Jays
The Blue Jays played their first game since Thursday. Their weekend series against Philadelphia was postponed in this virus-interrupted season.
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Canadian living near Beirut says explosion ‘felt like an earthquake’
The massive explosion rocked Beirut Tuesday, flattening much of the city's port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.
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‘Felt like an earthquake’: Resident describes blast that shook Lebanon
The massive explosion rocked Beirut Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky.
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COVID-19: Hinshaw says Albertans should know government supported her back-to-school recommendations
Alberta's chief medical officer of health says she feels her school re-entry recommendations have been supported by the provincial government.
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Calgary Flames take 2-1 series lead with win over Winnipeg Jets
Game 4 is Thursday night at Rogers Place. Calgary won the series opener 4-1 and Winnipeg took the second game 3-2.
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Mask petition sent to Chatham-Kent’s council; mayor stands behind Colby
A two-thirds vote would be needed to put a motion on the table without notice, and a majority vote would be needed to pass.
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#ICYMI: COVID cases plateau, heavy rains hit city, Beirut explosion
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Students to return to class, if parents want, in Chatham-Kent
John Howitt, director of education for the Lambton-Kent District School Board (LKDSB), said final plans will be shared the week of Aug. 10 for the school boards in Chatham-Kent.
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Rosie DiManno: The Korpisalo spell is broken, and the Maple Leafs can breathe again
After four-plus periods of frustration, Auston Matthews solved Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo. John Tavares and Morgan Rielly added to the tally. A few adjustments and just like that, we’ve got ourselves a ball game heading into Game 3 Thursday, Rosie DiManno writes.
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Trump claims Beirut explosion caused by ‘bomb of some kind’ but investigation ongoing
"The United States stands ready to assist Lebanon," Trump said at a White House briefing of Tuesday's explosion, which killed at least 78 people and injured thousands.
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Australia’s Queensland closes state border in attempt to stave off 2nd coronavirus wave
A surge in coronavirus cases in Melbourne has forced the state of Victoria to impose a night curfew, tighten restrictions on people's movements and order most businesses to stop trading from Wednesday night.
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Migrant farm workers allege pressure to sign away movement rights amid COVID-19
Some temporary foreign workers on Canadian farms are being asked to sign away their right to leave the properties where they’re employed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to multiple workers and advocates.
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Police release video of ‘person of interest’ in attack on Whitby jogger
The information was released Tuesday, the same day Durham police set up a command post as they continue their investigation into the vicious assault.
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Native Quebecer Farah Alibay stands out as a NASA systems engineer
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COVID Alert app helpful even if it only works on newer smartphones, Tam says
Answering criticism that the federal ``COVID Alert'' app only works on newer smartphones, Dr. Theresa Tam says it's one of many tools in fighting the novel coronavirus.
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Rick Zamperin: Jake Muzzin injury overshadows Maple Leafs’ Game 2 win
The Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 to tie their NHL playoff qualifier at 1-all, but lost defenceman Jake Muzzin following a scary incident in the 3rd period.
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Four terminally ill Canadians get special exemption to use psychedelic therapy
In a landmark decision, four Canadians suffering from terminal illnesses have been approved to receive psilocybin therapy to treat their anxiety -- marking the first time that a legal exemption has been given in Canada for patients to access psychedelic substances for treatment.
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COVID Alert app a help even if it works only on newer phones, Tam says
Critics say that will leave out poorer and older Canadians, who are more likely to use older devices and suffer worse effects from the virus.
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North Korea openly disregarding sanctions on nukes, missiles: UN report
U.N. experts said in key sections of the report that North Korea has also evaded sanctions through "targeted" cyber attacks against officials of countries on the U.N. Security Council and on members of its expert panel.
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Saskatchewan plans for ‘normal’ return to school, masks not mandatory
Schools are to have dedicated quarantine areas, where symptomatic students can go before they are picked up by parents. Recesses, lunch breaks and classes are to be staggered.
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Toronto may finally be embracing masks, one expert says: 4 charts that show where we are now in COVID-19 battle
For more than two weeks, Toronto has trended behind the rest of the GTA in daily new cases, something that is more likely linked to the city’s high compliance on mask use than to a delayed move to Stage 3, said Colin Furness, an epidemiologist with the University of Toronto.
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