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Newsstand: November 27, 2014

A new study by a Toronto ad agency finds that Canadians actually enjoy commuting. So when you’re cursing loudly and banging on your steering wheel because the 401 is at a standstill, remember that deep down you’re really having a good time. In the news: a new audit reveals security for the Pan Am Games is behind schedule and over budget, ticks carrying Lyme disease were found in Rouge Valley, and Presto cards are coming to new streetcars this weekend. Finally.

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Jian Ghomeshi Released on $100,000 Bail, Will Plead Not Guilty

The former Q host appeared in court today on sexual assault charges.

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Jian Ghomeshi appeared at the College Park court Wednesday afternoon, charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. He was released on $100,000 bail—but he won’t be able to leave Canada and will have to live with his mother.

Shortly after the hearing, his lawyer, Marie Henein, made the following statement:

Mr. Ghomeshi will be pleading not guilty. We will address these allegations fully and directly in a courtroom. It is not my practice to litigate my cases in the media—this one will be no different. We will say whatever we have to say in a court of law. We will not be making any further media statements, nor will Jian Ghomeshi be making any further media statements.

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Jian Ghomeshi Charged With Four Counts of Sexual Assault

The former CBC radio host is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon.

Ghomeshi moderating a Canada Reads panel in 2010  Photo by ardenstreet from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Ghomeshi moderating a Canada Reads panel in 2010. Photo by ardenstreet from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking, and is scheduled to appear in court early Wednesday afternoon.

The charges come one month after Ghomeshi was dismissed as host of the popular radio program Q—a month during which several women came forward alleging that Ghomeshi had abused them physically and sexually. The Toronto Police Service’s Sex Crimes Unit has been investigating the allegations since late October.

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Newsstand: November 26, 2014

The Weather Network is forecasting colder-than-average temperatures from eastern Saskatchewan through to New Brunswick this winter. Unless Ontario gets some legs and heads west to hang out with British Columbia, this means we’re officially in for it. In the news: Doug Ford is still considering a bid for leadership of the PC party, a Markham private golf club is set to sell for $412 million, the province pledges $65 million to improve mental health services, and the Toronto Public Library board proposes security budget cuts.

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Extra, Extra: Ghomeshi Drops His Lawsuit, Narrowing Traffic Lanes, and “Windstorm Chaos”

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.

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Newsstand: November 20, 2014

The Toronto Raptors extended an olive branch to Vince Carter by playing a tribute video honouring the former Raptor at Wednesday night's game. It's nice to see bygones be bygones, isn't it? In the news: Former TCHC houses are earning a lot more than their asking price on the market, a North York condo goes without power for four days, 80 more layoffs at Bell Media, and an imminent price increase at Tim Hortons.

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Newsstand: November 19, 2014

Forget kale—according to some Peruvians, frog juice is the real superfood. Yuck. There is no scientific evidence that it can actually cure asthma and bronchitis as claimed, so let's hope this trend isn't coming to Whole Foods any time soon. In the news: a culture of intimidation at the TDSB, more layoffs at Walmart, a $1,200 airplane Wi-Fi bill, and drug charges laid in connection with the Liberty Village apartment explosion.

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Newsstand: November 18, 2014

Apparently Charles Manson was granted a marriage licence and plans to marry his 26-year-old fiancee some time before February. For the perpetually single, try not to let your morning be ruined by the fact that a convicted murderer will be married before you. In the news: A condo in Liberty Village was evacuated following an explosion, Conservatives held on for victory in the Whitby-Oshawa by-election, a police blitz targeted illegally parked drivers, and a lack of accurate statistics about sexual assaults on the TTC.

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Newsstand: November 17, 2014

With the snowfall last night that stuck around after it finished, it's clear: we're in it now. Winter has come. There's nothing for it but to curl up inside with a warm blanket and the news, and wait for spring. Here are today's highlights to get your hibernation started: a closer look at the Toronto Police Service budget recommendations, a senior Toronto police officer's G20 hearing begins, and Conrad Black is selling (part of) his enormous estate.

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