Coping With the Dawson College Tragedy, Where There's Smoke There's Sean Penn, Parkdale-High Park Hits the Polls
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Coping With the Dawson College Tragedy, Where There’s Smoke There’s Sean Penn, Parkdale-High Park Hits the Polls

Students at Toronto area colleges and high schools are coping with the shootings at Montreal’s Dawson College. The murders also has parents of high-school age children worried.
Students in the GTA are doing better on provincial math and reading tests sadly those in Toronto-proper need more work.
2006_9_14penn.jpgSean Penn apparently missed that no smoking sign. The actor was caught smoking at a TIFF press conference and now the province is investigating whether the hotel should be fined. Wait, you mean celebrities aren’t above the law?
Not even developer Harry Stinson could keep the Dominion Club open. His private club was attached to the 1 King West development and had the help of David Mirvish but it simply couldn’t draw enough people. He’s forced to buy back memberships to the semi-private club which will cost him around $1 million.
The municipal election soldiers on slowly and the Star rounds up the news. Joe Mihevc has been getting smeared, councillors want to replace Mark Grimes on the TTC committee and Tam Goosen isn’t running in ward 20.
Jane Pitfield isn’t going to let the pan-handling by-law die. She’s bringing the by-law to the policy and finance committee this month.
Finally, everyone drops the mud they were slinging to go to the polls in Parkdale-High Park. City councillor Sylvia Watson and United Church Minister Cheri DiNovo are locked in a tight race which in the last few days devolved into personal attacks on DiNovo.