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Canadian national team has mix of new faces, senior players for Pan Am Games

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Andrew Wiggins and other top stars won’t be there, but Canada is still bringing plenty of talent to the Pan Am Games in Toronto later this month. The goals are to win a medal on home soil and, for the members of this roster who will also be on the Olympic-qualifying squad, to get acclimated with each other and with ...

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TORONTO 2015 Superstore at Nathan Phillips Square Officially Open

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TORONTO, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ – On Canada Day, the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) officially opened the TORONTO 2015 Superstore at Nathan Phillips Square. This 10,000-square-foot retail space will serve as a hub for Games enthusiasts and spectators who are visiting the Square for the nightly Victory Celebrations and PANAMANIA, presented by CIBC. The TORONTO ...

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Perfesser Dave explains ethics in lobbying and how to manage political marriages

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VICTORIA, B.C. Some stories are just too confusing for ordinary bloggers to explain. That’s when we turn to the expert knowledge offered by such distinguished academics as Perfesser Dave, The Answer Guy ™, Canada’s No. 1 expert in politics, now at the Observatory of Political Phenomena in Victoria, B.C. As a result of his years of studying politics, Perfesser Dave ...

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Going for the Green at the Pan Am Games

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Constructing unique world-class competition facilities for multisport events often leaves behind overbuilt, expensive and underused relics. With this harsh reality in mind, organizers for this summer’s Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto are taking lessons from other host cities to develop best practices for infrastructure design and construction during both competition and post-games operation. Placing long-term legacy ahead ...

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Happy Birthday to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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Before becoming one of the biggest movies stars on the planet, Dwayne Johnson was simply known as The Rock. Everyone remembers that he one of the most popular superstars in WWE history. He set new records and was the first third-generation wrestler to compete in the company, being the son of Rocky Johnson and grandson of “High Chief” Peter Maivia. ...

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Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter passed away at age 76

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, former professional boxer who became famous as an advocate for the wrongly convicted, died on Sunday in Toronto at the age of 76.After himself spending 19 years in prison for a triple murder he didn’t commit; he had chosen to help those like him. Carter’s struggle for freedom got him recognition in a number of books, a ...

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Montreal’s Man: Als ink receiver Chad Johnson

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that they have signed veteran receiver Chad Johnson. Johnson joins the Alouettes after spending 11 seasons in the NFL, including the first ten with the Cincinnati Bengals. The elite receiver amassed 11,059 receiving yards, which ranks him 30th on the NFL all-time list. He also caught 766 passes while scoring 67 receiving ...

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Raptors Invite Fans to Playoff Party in the Square

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TORONTO (CNW) — Fresh off the release of the team’s “We The North” campaign, the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment are inviting fans to celebrate the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at freeParties in the Square presented by Bell. The parties will be held for all home and away games during the series versus the Brooklyn ...

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Raptors’ playoff tickets most expensive in league

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(TORSTAR) — Toronto basketball fans are buzzing with anticipation as the Raptors’ first playoff game in six years draws closer, but netting seats for post-season play won’t be cheap. Forbes reported Monday that, at an average of $370.63 each, the team’s playoff tickets are the most expensive in the league. They’re also 242.5 per cent pricier than regular-season Raptors tickets. ...

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