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Unvaccinated pro athletes permitted to play in Canada after mandate dropped

Government officials on Monday confirmed Canada is dropping the vaccine requirement for people entering the country at the end of the month, meaning unvaccinated major leaguers would be allowed to play in Toronto should the Blue Jays make the playoffs.

Blue Jays await fate on return to Toronto, remain in touch with federal government

The Toronto Blue Jays won't find out by this weekend whether they will get permission from the federal government to play in Canada soon, a government official familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Blue Jays agree to 1-year, $18M US deal with infielder Marcus Semien: reports

Shortstop Marcus Semien agreed to an $18 million US, one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

Toronto police have person of interest in deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman

Toronto police said Wednesday that they have identified a person of interest in the killing of Canadian drug company billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife nearly three years ago.

Canadian government reviewing Raptors' proposal to play in Toronto

The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu said Tuesday officials have been in contact with the Raptors and will continue to engage with them "in the coming weeks."

Blue Jays in talks with Orioles, Maryland state officials to play in Baltimore

The Baltimore Orioles and the state of Maryland have had talk about the team sharing Oriole Park at Camden Yards with the displaced Toronto Blue Jays amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Blue Jays execs inform team home games could be played in Baltimore, Pittsburgh

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said the team has more than five contingency plans and was in talks with other clubs. He has declined to name them.

Travel between Canada, U.S. for Blue Jays players, staff complicating Toronto approval

The Ontario government says the necessity of frequent travel between the U.S. and Canada is the complicating factor holding up approval for Major League Baseball to play in Toronto during the coronavirus pandemic.

Widow, injured soldier's court filing seeks money federal government is expected to give Khadr

The lawyer for the widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan said Tuesday they have filed an application so that any money paid by the Canadian government to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner convicted of killing him will go toward the widow and another U.S. soldier injured.

Peterborough General Electric plant retirees see hope for health claims

For more than a decade, several hundred retirees from the hulking Peterborough plant, which produced engines for trains and ships among other things, have claimed illnesses linked to exposure to toxins inside the factory. Now, they may soon get the compensation they have sought from the government of Ontario.