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Extra, Extra: A Ferry Passenger’s Freakout, Watching Porn is Considered Cheating, and Independent Grocers Fight to Stay Open

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Toronto Island Ferry Docks  Photo by Vik Pahwa from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Toronto Island Ferry Docks. Photo by Vik Pahwa from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

  • A Toronto Island ferry passenger says he was concerned for his safety after getting stuck behind a locked gate on his way to Ward’s Island Sunday afternoon. Robert Bernecky, one of many passengers who became stuck on the vessel after the keys to a new lock were mistakenly taken home by a staff member, said, “What if the boat was on fire? What if there’s a maniac with a weapon? What’s going to happen? How are they going to get off? They can’t get off,” continuing, “Passenger lives… and the crew members’ lives are in peril.” City of Toronto spokeswoman Karen Fulcher said that new measures have been put in place to prevent similar situations from reoccurring.
  • Keep reading: Extra, Extra: A Ferry Passenger’s Freakout, Watching Porn is Considered Cheating, and Independent Grocers Fight to Stay Open

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Extra, Extra: Homeowner Fined $75,000 Following Death of Tenant, Rattlesnakes Have a Good Day, and Super Burger’s Streetcar Reaches End of Line

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Toronto firefighters responding to a fire  Photo by Charles Bodi from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Toronto firefighters responding to a fire. Photo by Charles Bodi from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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Extra, Extra: De Grasse Could Cash In, Officer Charged In Relation to G20 Arrests, and the 6God Finds True Love

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  • A Toronto police officer who served as a supervisor at the 2010 G20 Summit has been found guilty. This morning, Superintendent Mark Fenton was convicted on two charges of exercising unlawful or unnecessary authority, and one charge of discreditable conduct. Retired judge John Hamilton said after delivering the verdict: “The decision to order mass arrests demonstrated a lack of understanding of the right to protest.” Fenton is the only upper-command officer to face a police tribunal in relation to the June 2010 weekend arrests, which saw a total of 1,118 people arrested.
  • Keep reading: Extra, Extra: De Grasse Could Cash In, Officer Charged In Relation to G20 Arrests, and the 6God Finds True Love

Newsstand: August 17, 2015

It's a scorcher again, everyone. Hunker down in front of a fan, and don't let anyone give you that "at least it's not winter" business: complaining about the heat doesn't disqualify you from complaining about the cold when it comes. News today: the research on ward restructuring is underway, there are no statistics on black men being killed by Toronto police, and some are arguing the province should pay for certain air ambulance rides.

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