TB Scare, Mel Weighs In and Tim Horton's Beating
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TB Scare, Mel Weighs In and Tim Horton’s Beating

Students at West Toronto Collegiate are being tested for tuberculosis after one of their classmates tested positive for the lung disease. Health officials are just being cautious and don’t think TB has spread.
Cecilia Zhang’s killer will get at least 15-years without parole. It’s more than the 12 his lawyers were asking for and less than the 17-20 the Crown wanted.
2006_5_12dvp.jpgParts of the city including the DVP are on flood alert. We’re expecting 40 to 50 mm of rain today.
Mel Lastman opened his big mouth and critiqued council and Mayor Miller on a number of areas including crime prevention, tax hikes and the failure of the Union Station deal. Miller responded by reminding us about one of Lastman’s better moments. “Mel said I’d never be mayor as well. That’s Mel, so you have to take it for what it’s worth.” Ouch.
Hydro wants your power so the city doesn’t face brownouts or worse this summer. They’ll even give you $25.
We’re proud of George Smitherman for coming forward and talking about his struggle with drugs in the 1990s.
Gerard Kennedy will be stepping down as an MPP in the next two weeks. Which means yet another by-election.
We like Royson James’ idea of cutting salaries for overpaid councillors outside of Toronto. Some councillors in Mississauga get paid $30k more than the hard working boys and girls at Toronto City Hall. That’s just plain ridiculous.
A 62-year old man was beaten at the Bay and Bloor Tim Horton’s yesterday. He suffered a broken jaw and nose. The assailant punched the victim in the face and kept hitting after he had fallen.