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Newsstand: July 24, 2014

According to an Algerian news agency, air navigation services lost track of a Swiftair plane—Flight AH5017—50 minutes after takeoff in Burkina Faso en route to Algiers, early this morning, with 116 people aboard the flight. In less-startling news: phone numbers in the 416 area code are worth a pretty penny, online and phone voting in the upcoming municipal election is cancelled for disabled citizens, the City has a new transportation centre, and mayoral candidates talk pedestrian safety.

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Newsstand: July 23, 2014

A spokesman for the the provincial liquor control agency says Ford Fest was denied a booze permit because the event was deemed not “municipally significant.” So many jokes, so little time. In the news: The police services board and Michael Thompson avoid public court battle, Carol Wilding exits the Toronto Region Board of Trade, dooring incidents are highest on College Street, and a TTC bus narrowly misses hitting a pedestrian in Scarborough.

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Weekend Newsstand: July 19, 2014

Apparently Jon Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has expressed interest in buying the Buffalo Bills. Because nothing says “Toronto!” like Bon Jovi and the NFL. In the news: A 24-year-old Ajax man was among the passengers of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, David Soknacki wants to make early-morning commuting free, a crackdown on leash-free dog walking, and a new Ford enters politics.

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Newsstand: July 17, 2014

The Honda Indy takes place this weekend. Expensive, silly-looking cars going around in circles for a long time. Fun. In the news: a Canada Post employee gives an earful of expletives to a cyclist, new guidelines for Ontario police forces regarding what info can and cannot be included on a background check, and the provincial opposition parties are worried that public agencies like the LCBO will be put up for sale.

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Newsstand: July 10, 2014

Robin Thicke’s latest album sold an embarrassing 550 copies in Canada in its first week, with the Atlantic calling it “one of the creepiest albums ever made.” So, in short, cheating on your wife and then making a public plea for her to take you back using the majesty of song is probably not a great career direction. In the news: Giorgio Mammoliti will be docked three months' pay, Rob Ford doesn’t participate in a standing ovation for WorldPride organizers, five people scammed the City of Vaughan out of $2.4 million, and DC will let the Jeffrey Baldwin statue use the Superman logo.

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Newsstand: July 8, 2014

Apparently deaths related to opioid painkillers in the province increased by a seriously alarming 250 per cent between 1991 and 2010. It looks like that early-'90s PSA in which the furry blue puppet ran around singing to not put drugs in your mouth didn’t have the intended effect. In the news: Ceta Ramkhalawansingh and James Maloney are the newest kids on the city council block, a former aide to Karen Stintz backs away from supporting the Scarborough subway, a park named after two (out of three) members of Rush, and beer marketing goes bad.

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Newsstand: June 25, 2014

A nine-year-old Kansas City boy had his “Little Free Library” stand shut down after it was deemed an illegal structure by city officials. People are the worst. In the news: Possible coyote attacks in Markham, lighting up the Bloor Viaduct will cost over $4.5 million dollars, “taxi widows” say the City is driving them out of business, and Christine Elliott will likely make a bid to become the next leader of the Progressive Conservatives.

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Newsstand: June 24, 2014

When you think about it, Tuesday is kind of the unsung hero of the week. It props us up after the catastrophes of Monday, and floats us gently into the welcoming arms of the mid-week. In the news: Cabinet shuffles for Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, 900 lawn signs are missing from Joe Cressy’s byelection campaign, a record number of complaints for the provincial ombudsman in 2013, and Bell Media will cut 120 jobs in Toronto.

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Weekend Newsstand: June 21, 2014

Happy Pride! Happy NXNE! Happy World Cup! Happy everything! But seriously, if you can’t find something happening in the city that doesn’t make you happy this weekend, you should probably just move elsewhere. In the news: Joe Cressy and Adam Vaughan duke it out over climate change in the Trinity-Spadina federal byelection race, a Toronto doctor pledges $10 million to research aboriginal health issues, and road closures around the city this weekend.

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