Newsstand: May 19, 2009
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Newsstand: May 19, 2009

Metro grocery stores to charge for plastic bags (Toronto Star): “Another major grocery store chain will soon ask shoppers in Ontario and Quebec to spend a nickel for each throwaway plastic bag, a practice that environmentalists believe will soon become the norm at supermarkets nationwide.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: Picking Up After Yourself?]
In rare ruling, court agrees to hear Conrad Black’s appeal (Globe and Mail): “In a ruling that surprised many legal observers, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review cases against Lord Black and two former colleagues who were accused of siphoning more than $6-million (U.S.) from his media conglomerate, Hollinger International Inc.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: Black Ice, The Most Wonderful Day of The Year.]
TDSB: Train plan off track (Toronto Sun): “Four Toronto public school board trustees are raising what they say are ‘grave concerns’ about the health of almost 30,000 students in the area around Metrolinx’s proposed rail expansion that includes a link to Pearson airport.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: Bubbles to Clear the Air of Diesel Exhaust?]
Isotope shortage looms with Chalk River shutdown (CTV): “A shortage of diagnostic isotopes could occur as early as Saturday after yet another shutdown of the nuclear reactor at Chalk River, Ont.”
Tamil protesters skeptical of rebel leader’s demise (National Post): “‘He wasn’t killed. Who’s telling you this, the Sri Lankan government, right? Have they showed you the body? Have they showed you anything yet? No they haven’t, right? So, why would you believe that?’ said Gavin Anton, a student at Centennial College.” [More from the Star. Previous coverage on Torontoist: Torontoist vs. Torontoist in… Tamil Protests and Tamil Tiger Trashers Take to the Skies.]
A Sikh’s cost of fitting in: lopping off long hair (Toronto Star): “Like other new or second-generation immigrants, many Sikh youngsters are desperate to fit in with the school crowd, while others complain of racism because they wear the turban. […] The end result? Many youngsters cut their hair, leading to family friction and, in some cases, lasting estrangement.”