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Newsstand: January 22, 2015

If you’ve ever been lost in the maze that is the PATH, you’ll be happy to know that new, easier-to-use directional signage and maps are coming to the system in time for the Pan Am Games. Google is also developing a way for the PATH to be listed on Google Maps. In other news: Median income in Toronto is on the decrease while it sees gains elsewhere across the country, a new general manager for the CNE, no new chair for the Police Services Board, and a possible strike at York University.

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Newsstand: January 13, 2015

Three million copies of this week’s issue of Charlie Hebdo will be printed in 16 languages, according to a lawyer for the publication. This far exceeds the usual 60,000 copies of its typical weekly print run, and is a stronger memorial than any local rally. In the news: new delivery zones in the downtown core, a record number of condo rentals in 2014, TDSB trustees vote on their director’s salary, and where to buy Charlie Hebdo in Toronto.

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Newsstand: January 6, 2015

Congratulations to Canada’s junior men’s hockey team, who beat Russia to win gold at the World Junior Hockey Championship last night. In all likelihood, Vladmir Putin is thoroughly unimpressed. In the news: A Toronto illustrator brings attention to the stories of missing and murdered aboriginal women, Stephen Harper and Kathleen Wynne finally have a meeting, and two CBC executives are put on indefinite leave related to the Jian Ghomeshi sex scandal.

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Newsstand: December 30, 2014

Carlton Cinema will screen The Interview starting this Friday, just two weeks after the film was pulled from wide theatrical release due to threats of violent attacks. 2014 will officially go down in history as the year that Seth Rogen and James Franco beat terrorism. In the news: LED traffic signs politely urge drivers to take care, charges are laid against a TTC bus driver who ran into a streetcar, and a provincial court finds that wind turbines are not unconstitutional.

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Newsstand: December 24, 2014

Dear Christmas shopping lollygaggers: your time is almost up! Merry almost-Christmas! In the news: a Toronto restaurant owner fends off a robber, the Scarborough Subway needs a fourth station according to Glenn De Baeremaeker, two former York School educators make quality education more accessible to a group of underprivileged children in India, and a very special holiday message from Mayor John Tory.

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Newsstand: December 23, 2014

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a ridiculously awkward holiday greeting card video to wish fans happy holidays. After presumably losing some sort of bet, Leafs players Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner, and David Clarkson were recorded belting out their best version of “Jingle Bell Rock,” which may go down as one of the worst renditions ever sung. In the news: Toronto Hydro says it's learned from the ice storm of 2013, Ontario’s ombudsman threatens to launch an investigation into the Toronto South Detention Centre, and the TTC speeds up a review of bus and streetcar operator safety after the death of Amaria Diljohn.

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Newsstand: December 10, 2014

In case you were wondering, if ever confronted with the choice, Mayor John Tory would pick fighting a gorilla over a bear. What about you? In less outlandishly hypothetical news: the environmental assessment meeting for the Billy Bishop airport expansion plans draws a hostile crowd, a group of seniors allege they were kicked out of a club because of Giorgio Mammoliti, a possible Go Transit fare hike, and Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey wants to lower her salary.

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