Newsstand: May 21, 2009
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Newsstand: May 21, 2009

“We Are Left With Hundreds Of Questions:” Police Reveal Little About Two Arrests In The Murder Of Victoria Stafford (City): “There are still a lot of unanswered questions, but the first degree murder charges police laid against a 28-year-old man on Wednesday in the Victoria ‘Tori’ Stafford case makes the fate of the little girl all too apparent.” [More coverage in CBC, and the Globe.]
Outside workers give union a strong mandate (Globe and Mail): “Members of the union representing the city of Toronto’s mainly outside workers, including garbage collectors, last night voted 89 per cent in favour of a strike mandate.” [More coverage in the Star, and CP24.]
Miller raising the (green) bar (Toronto Star): “Toronto’s planned Lower Don Lands development will seek to achieve zero emissions of greenhouse gases—a goal announced yesterday at an environmental conference in Seoul, South Korea, chaired by Mayor David Miller.”
Top cop locked up (Toronto Sun): “Toronto’s top cop is about to be locked up. The Toronto Police Services Board will announce today a new five-year contract is being offered to Police Chief Bill Blair—a year before his current contract expires.”
Signs all wet, say councillors (National Post): “Fiscally conservative city councillors say new signs identifying Toronto’s rivers and creeks aren’t worth the money spent on them.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: Get To Know Your Don Watershed.]
Man doused with gasoline, set ablaze in west end (Toronto Star): “A Toronto man is in hospital with burns to much of his body after he was doused with gasoline last night and burned ‘as black as (a) car tire.’ The 43-year-old man was attacked and torched in the backyard of a two-storey townhouse unit on Jasper Ave., near Weston Rd. and Black Creek Dr., at about 7:30 p.m.”