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Posts Filed Under: Matthew Daley

Weekend Newsstand: December 20, 2014

The Raptors have unveiled a new logo and colour scheme, to be paired with a new uniform next season. Expect big things from them (if only because every other team in this town will let you down without fail). In the news this second-last Saturday of 2014: the top baby names of the year were kind of predictable, residents react to changes at Alexandra Park, and Christmas trees placed downtown to protest the treatment of homeless people find homes.

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Newsstand: December 12, 2014

Stephen Harper hasn't met with Kathleen Wynne in over a year, and yet he found time to meet with Mayor John Tory less than two weeks after Tory took office. How about that. Some more morning news: Corrections Canada rejects the cornerstone recommendation from the Ashley Smith inquest, Ontario doctors have some new rules to follow, John Tory meets the prime minister, and racial disparity in foster care creates waves.

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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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Newsstand: December 9, 2014

As daylight breaks over our fair city, there are things happening all around you that are worthy of your attention. So keep your head up, or you might miss something. On that note, let’s see what is going on in the news: A TTC pilot project improves route service on Dufferin and St. Clair, Alok Mukherjee refuses to apologize for his controversial Facebook post, and Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier learns that Nelson Mandela was not an athlete.

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Weekend Newsstand: December 6, 2014

The Raptors commemorated Nelson Mandela last night on the anniversary of the South African anti-apartheid leader's death. That's just a touching thing from a great basketball team. In the news: the Toronto Star has placed politicians in each of the eight political ideologies common in Toronto, a local lawyer walked the border of Toronto, and NOW Magazine won't stop selling sex ads.

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Newsstand: December 3, 2014

One hundred brains are missing from a collection of specimens held by the University of Texas at Austin. There really is a black market for everything, isn’t there? In the news: A whole lot of collisions during yesterday’s evening rush hour, TTC chair Josh Colle gets to work, new councillor Jon Burnside is missing a lot of files, and new provincial securities rules aim to get more women in executive roles.

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Newsstand: December 2, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, Zanta is back. He made an impromptu appearance on Global News last week, crashing a live interview by reporter Mark Carcasole. While his days of shirtless subway push-ups appear to be over, his Santa hat was out in all its glory. In the news: Shaun Chen is the new chair of the TDSB, left-leaning councillors say they have been shut out of Mayor Tory’s executive, and new Brampton mayor Linda Jeffrey calls for further investigation into the city.

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Newsstand: December 1, 2014

It may be December, but you wouldn't know it from the weather. If the cold rain we're expecting this week starts to get you down, take a look at what our Prairie companions are dealing with, and rejoice. In the news today: John Tory is the new mayor, software problems result in benefits being overpaid (and the government knew about the problems beforehand), full-day kindergarten gets pushback from teachers, and Andy Byford is going to cut TTC delays in half...within five years.

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