Newsstand: May 6, 2009
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Newsstand: May 6, 2009

Toronto to get more scrambled? (Toronto Sun): “After the ‘scramble’—where pedestrians had 30 seconds of free rein to cross in every direction—premiered at Yonge and Dundas in August, the city is looking at other intersections where the right-of-way could work.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist.]
Storm erupts over Ruby Dhalla and the nannies (Toronto Star): “The federal government is facing pressure to launch a legal probe of Liberal MP Ruby Dhalla in the wake of charges that she and her family illegally hired two nannies and subsequently mistreated them.” [More from the Globe.]
Suspect in Toronto 18 case pleads guilty (National Post): “One of the men accused in the ‘Toronto 18’ terrorism case pleaded guilty to aiding a plot to detonate bombs in the city’s bustling downtown core. Saad Khalid appeared in a courtroom in Brampton this week to enter the surprise plea, but few other details emerged in light of a publication ban on the facts surrounding the case, according to a lawyer familiar with the file.” [More from the Globe.]
New look for Regent Park begins with opening of expensive new highrise (CityNews): “[The] revitalization of Regent Park has begun, with the opening of a state of the art high rise, a 61-unit eight-storey environmentally friendly building at Dundas and Sackville Sts., part of a $1 billion makeover for the neighbourhood.” [More from the CBC.]
Federal Liberals open five-point lead on strength of urban women, Quebecers (Canadian Press): “Canadian women are in the driver’s seat and steering politics toward the Liberal centre, suggests a new poll of the evolving federal landscape. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey gives the Liberals under Michael Ignatieff a five-point lead on the slumping Conservatives, driven in large part by urban and suburban women.”
Trustees still owe cash (Toronto Sun): “Months after Education Minister Kathleen Wynne told embattled Toronto Catholic trustees to pay up, they still haven’t. A Toronto Catholic District School Board spokesman told the Sun trustees still owe $19,000 in expenses deemed ineligible by a $250,000 taxpayer-funded audit.” [More from the National Post.]
Twitter SMS returns to Rogers and Fido (Canada.com): “Rogers Wireless and Fido customers will once again be able to send and receive Twitter text updates thanks to an announcement by the wireless services [yesterday]. […] Rogers and Fido customers will be able to send and receive updates by text message using the short code 21212.” [Via BlogTO.]

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