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Extra, Extra: Sheppard, a Crackstarter, and Porter

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A memorial for Darcy Allan Sheppard, in 2009.

  • Some new documents related to bike courier Darcy Allan Sheppard’s fatal 2009 altercation with former Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant surfaced online today, thanks to a freedom-of-information request by Sheppard’s father. We’re not sure they reveal anything new about what was already a very intensely investigated case, but Sheppard Sr. thinks they cast doubt on the official version of events, in which his son is said to have been the aggressor.
  • Gawker’s Rob Ford Crackstarter (that is, their crowdfunding campaign to raise the $200,000 necessary to buy a cell-phone video that allegedly shows Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack) has topped $90,000. Now, if you donate, they’ll even give you copies of The Little Book of Rob Ford, from local publisher House of Anansi.
  • It has sure been a big couple weeks for Toronto in the international press. Here’s the New York Times on Porter’s plans to expand Billy Bishop Airport.

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