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Weekend Newsstand: August 10, 2013

Better put your fluffy pants on, because it's weekend time. In the news: the mayor slurs his words at Taste of the Danforth, Toronto Fire Services addresses sexism, an extended life for a nuclear plant, subway closures, and an awful person.

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There ain’t no party like a Rob Ford party. The mayor attended Taste of the Danforth Friday night and apparently seemed pretty inebriated. He was posing for photographs and chatting with people on the street when about 10 police officers and four or five very concerned looking aides showed up to escort the mayor elsewhere.
 
Toronto Fire Services is looking into some sexist tweets from what seem to be firefighters, uncovered by the National Post. Only 5.4 per cent of Toronto Fire Services staff are women, and are only 0.02 per cent of staff that work on the trucks.

Regulators have decided to keep the dream alive, and granted the country’s oldest nuclear plant a five-year license extension. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in scenic Pickering, the plant opened in 1971. Greenpeace says the four newest reactors reach their expiration date next year. We’ll just have to wait and see about that. 

Remember, the subway is closed all the way around the U south of Bloor Street on both Saturday and Sunday. Also road closures, construction, and kebabs to make it all okay. 

And the prize for worst guy of the night goes to the man who tried to steal a woman’s stuff after a car knocked her off her bike at College and Spadina.  Really, sir? Really? The cyclist suffered minor head injuries and lost her faith in humanity. 

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