Citizens To Review Raise, Palacio Gets Competition, Subway Going Forward?
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Citizens To Review Raise, Palacio Gets Competition, Subway Going Forward?

2006_5_10cityhall.jpgMayor Miller wants a citizen panel to review a proposed 8.9% pay raise. Currently Toronto City Councillors make significantly less than other southern Ontario city councillors. That being said, good luck with getting that raise during an election year.
The Loonie hit a 28-year high probably because we’re a major stable oil producer that isn’t trying to get a nuclear weapons’ program. Our dollar hit, are you sitting down, 91 cents to the US dollar.
Jacob Richler reveals why Boy Reporter’s allergies have been driving him batty for the last month. “This year, we had a cold spring. What seems to have happened is that when the warm temperatures finally arrived about two weeks ago the elm, oak, maple and birch all started pollinating at the same time,” said Dr. Peter Vadas of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Real Estate Mogul Fred Dominelli joins the race to try to unseat Ward 17 councillor Cesar Palacio. The rookie councillor got his win by topping local activist Alejandra Bravo by only 700 votes in the last municipal election.
Cecilia Zhang has been in the news lately but the kids in Holly Jones’ west-side neighbourhood haven’t forgotten her. The third anniversary of her death is on Friday.
The Tragically Hip are getting an honorary fellowship from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Is the city getting over its tall building jitters? Two more 50+ storey buildings have been approved. One of them is a 65-storey hotel on University and Adelaide.
Despite a lack of funding from the Feds, the Ontario government wants to go ahead with the York Subway extension. “This project will go ahead with or without them,” Transport Minister Dwight Duncan said to the CBC.