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Newsstand: December 10, 2013

We're in for a snowy week ahead. Be prepared, folks. In the news: Rob Ford and Conrad Black sit down for a cozy chat, two former mayors named David think that expansion at Billy Bishop Airport is a really bad idea, a young boy gets hit by a car in Regent Park, and an aspiring race car driver gets arrested on the 401.

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It happened. Mayor Rob Ford sat down for an interview with Conrad Black and somehow the world didn’t implode. There must really be a God. In case you missed the broadcast yesterday, here is David Hains’s liveblog of the glorious moment in Canadian television history, where two great minds came together to talk about the important issues, like how Mayor Ford thinks he is the target of a political vendetta by Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair.

While one of our current mayors continues to decry conspiracy theories on television, two former mayors of Toronto have united in opposition of the proposal to expand the runway at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Both David Miller and David Crombie spoke out against the plans at a panel discussion yesterday evening organized by the anti-expansion group No Jets T.O. This discussion came on the heels of the Toronto Board of Health’s unanimous vote to recommend that the City reject the proposal as well.

Toronto Police report that an 11-year-old boy was struck by a car yesterday afternoon at Dundas Street East and Sackville Street. Thankfully, the boy was taken to hospital with only minor injuries. It’s not yet determined whether any charges will be laid.

Finally, a man faces a slew of charges after he was caught by police driving down the 401 near Markham Road in a Porsche Cayenne going nearly 233 kilometres per hour. The 29-year-old driver appears to be a fine and upstanding young lad, who police allege had been drinking, and is also wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Here’s a pro-tip: when trying to avoid the police, driving 133 kilometres above the speed limit might not be the best way to keep the heat off you.


  • Jim_Clarke

    The Miller-Crombie link lacks the “new tab” specification — not a big deal, but it would be good to avoid all the dang!s today from your faithful readers trusting your almost infallible linking habits.

  • tyrannosaurus_rek

    A fine and upstanding young lad with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court? Ford’s really lowered the bar for decent behaviour.