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Population Boom Crowds Suburbs, YouTube Slapped With $1-Billion Lawsuit, Conrad Black Trial Begins

Statistics Canada reports a national population increase of 5.4% since 2001, yet downtown Toronto only experienced an increase of 0.9%. The boom is being attributed to immigration, which experts predict will be our only means of population growth by 2030. It seems everyone is happy to settle in the suburbs as towns like Brampton (33.3%) and Vaughan (31.2%) are growing as fast as houses can be built. Milton has grown an astounding 71.4%. I nearly spat out my coffee when The Star described Mississauga as “a little slice of heaven.” (Read more…)
We all knew it would happen eventually: Viacom is suing YouTube for $1-billion. Noooooooooooooo
The vaccine used to inoculate Canadians against tuberculosis for the last 90 years is practically obsolete, says a study by McGill University.
Land of the ZomCom: Canadians love their zombies, apparently, and the makers of Fido want to exploit that love.
Beijing fights for improved etiquette as the 2008 Olympics approach: “The 11th day of every month has become ‘Voluntarily wait-in-line day,’ when subway and bus passengers are urged to queue properly at their stops.”
Conrad Black’s trial began this morning. Wait, you mean it hadn’t even started and I’m already sick of hearing about it?
Photo courtesy of carnotzet in the Torontoist Flickr Pool.