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Newsstand: January 23, 2015

As January draws to a close, we have two things to grit our teeth and hold on to until the spring comes: budgets and awards shows. If you happen to like politics and celebrity, this is your time of year. In the news: median incomes in Ontario—and especially Toronto—are falling, Sundance is seeing an influx of Canadian films, John Tory might have trouble passing his first budget, and a science demonstration gone awry leads to four people with injuries.

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Newsstand: January 16, 2015

As usual, this week's announcement of the Academy Awards nominations left plenty for everyone to be upset about. Seriously, though: did the Academy even watch Selma? In more local news, Leslie Roberts has resigned from Global, Barrie police arrested a man who asked for a ride while in possession of cocaine, emergency shelter rooms are being made available at motels, and the hearing continues for the highest-ranking police officer charged in relation to 2010's G20 protests.


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.


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.


Newsstand: January 5, 2015

On this day in 1895, French captain Alfred Dreyfus was stripped of his rank after being convicted of treason. The Dreyfus Affair was a sad chapter in French history and almost tore the Third Republic apart. In today's (2015) news: a ticketing and towing blitz begins to enforce a no-tolerance rule on illegal parking, the implementation of a province-wide computer system in Children's Aid Societies may take years longer than expected, a model says her face was used to advertise skin-lightening procedures without her consent, and the Pan Am velodrome hosts its first test event.