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Blue Jays pick up ex-Cub catcher Montero

Posted on 03 July 2017

NEW YORK—The Blue Jays added some catching depth Monday, picking up veteran catcher Miguel Montero and cash from the Chicago Cubs, for a player to be named later, or cash.The money being sent to the Jays from the Cubs will pay some, or all, of the $7-million remaining on Montero’s contract that expires this year. The 34-year-old, 12-year veteran catcher from Caracas, Venezuela had ...

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Raptors give Jackson honest day’s workout

Posted on 29 May 2017

The Raptors can make dreams come true for young men at this time every year. The money and prestige and opportunity they can afford basketball players around the NBA draft is significant and substantial.But they are also dealing with the reality that very few would-be pros actually make it, and they can dash dreams or help turn them into reality.Take, for example, Justin Jackson, a r ...

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Raptors Show Some life, but the end is near: Arthur

Posted on 07 May 2017

You can see the end, now. It could be Sunday in Toronto; if the Raptors can come up with something unexpected, it could be Tuesday in Cleveland. Beyond that seems impossible to imagine at the moment, with Kyle Lowry limping with an ankle sprain, and three straight blowout losses to the defending champs. No, the end is coming. Soon, or later.“I’m still proud of our guys, the way they ...

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Gambling Pays Off; Lottery Corporation Pays Windsor $2.2 Million for Hosting Casino

Posted on 25 January 2017

The City of Windsor got a $2.2 million paycheque from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation Friday for hosting Caesars Windsor. Municipalities where OLG gaming facilities are located get quarterly payments. Friday’s payment covers the period from October to December 2016. Since May 1994, Windsor has received more than $35.8 million. “OLG provides host municipalities with sig ...

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3 Doors Down Shows at Canadian Casinos Criticized after Trump Inauguration Gig

Posted on 25 January 2017

Today, the U.S. presidential inauguration. Soon, the Halifax casino. American rock band 3 Doors Down, one of the bigger musical acts at the U.S. pre-inauguration concert for Donald Trump, will follow up Thursday's performance in Washington, D.C., with a couple of gigs at Maritime casinos. The shows, scheduled for March at Casino New Brunswick in Moncton and ...

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City Receives Casino Pay

Posted on 25 January 2017

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. issued a third-quarter (October to December) non-tax gaming revenue payment of $590,180 to the City of Thunder Bay on Thursday for hosting OLG Casino T ...

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Ottawa, Gatineau mayors talking 'seamless' transit system

Posted on 20 January 2017

The mayors of Ottawa and Gatineau are working together in an unprecedented fashion to ensure there’s a “more seamless” transit system for passengers once Ottawa’s Confederation LRT line opens next year.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and his Gatineau counterpart Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin have convened two meetings with the heads of each city’s transit service to discuss transfer ...

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Ottawa Prom Night Victim's Dying Words: 'Who did this? Who did This?'

Posted on 20 January 2017

Seconds after Brandon Volpi was slashed in the throat and stabbed in the heart on his prom night, he clutched his bleeding neck and shouted angrily, “Who did this? Who did this?”

The St. Patrick’s High School grad’s dying words were revealed at his accused killer’s trial on Thursday when Les Suites Hotel security guard Brandon Armstrong took the stand and recounted the ...

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Lawyer Admits Stealing from Catholic Church; Pleads guilty to theft From St. Patrick's Cemetery

Posted on 20 January 2017

A former small claims court deputy judge pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a quarter of a million dollars from the Catholic church, admitting he used the money pilfered from the St. Patrick’s Church cemetery to pay his own personal bills.

Ottawa lawyer Ronald Houlahan was the chair of the St. Patrick’s Church Fallowfield cemetery committee when he wrote cheques from the ce ...

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Canada's Senate Violates Charter Equality Rights through Appointment Process

Posted on 14 January 2017

The unpredictability of human nature has led to the drafting of countless constitutional reforms all over the world in order to ensure that instances where others blatantly trample on the rights of other citizens are eliminated. It is with this in mind that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms clearly states under its “Equality Rights” that: “15 (1) Every individual is equa ...