Weekend Traffic Blitz, Councillors and Their Donors, Canada's Wonderland Has A New Owner
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Weekend Traffic Blitz, Councillors and Their Donors, Canada’s Wonderland Has A New Owner

The OPP report that 800 traffic tickets were given out on this province’s busy highways. The worst offenders included a woman not wearing a seatbelt to be able to play with her chihuahua, and a driver in his underwear holding a bottle of vodka.
2006_5_23truck.jpgSix teens attacked a woman selling fireworks out of her truck. They set her vehicle on fire nearly killing her and her son. The six teens, all between 14 and 19, are under arrest.
A 79-year old man who was mugged late last week in an east-end park died early Saturday morning. The two teens responsible will have their charges upgraded.
In 2004, 35 councillors voted for a proposed reforms package on campaign donations. Now that the election campaign is upon them many of them will actually be taking donations from unions and corporations. The Mayor and his rival Jane Pitfield won’t be but Giorgio Mammoliti will be. “Whatever the rules allow me to do, I’ll do… I’m not Miller and I’m not Pitfield and I don’t really care what they’re doing.”
The Star gives us the first of hopefully many pieces on the crazy race going on in ward 20 to fill Olivia Chow’s old seat. Because we know you’re lazy we’ll try to sum it up. Helen Kennedy, Chow’s old assistant has her backing. Chow feels that she has the assistant needed to be a good councillor. Long-time activist and school trustee Tam Goosens is miffed because she and Chow have been friends since the 1980s and worked together on many campaigns. Also don’t forget Adam Vaughan…
Robert Fung, former chair of the Toronto Waterfront Corporation is daring the mayor to make tearing down the Gardiner his first priority.
There’s an outbreak of Hepatitis B and C from dialysis machines in a Scarborough hospital. Toronto Public Health warns that several hundreds are affected.
Canada’s Wonderland has new owners. CBS sold the Paramount Parks, which also has a number of US properties, for $1.2 billion.
Finally Anthony Reinhart in the Globe writes about the city’s coroner new website that has pictures and info on unclaimed dead. We promise we’ll never put pictures of dead people on this site.
Photo from the Star.