Newsstand: June 11, 2009
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Newsstand: June 11, 2009

Best friends’ last moments captured (Toronto Star): “Thursday was becoming Friday, the NBA game was over—the Boston Celtics victorious—and it was time to head home. Dylan Ellis offered to give his best friend, Oliver Martin, and Martin’s 22-year-old girlfriend a ride.” [More coverage in the Globe and CBC.]
Wandering toddler hit by car has a history of sleepwalking, grandfather says (National Post): “The three-year-old boy who was hit by a car after wandering out of his family’s Mississauga home early today had a history of sleepwalking, according to his family. Cian Bain put on his father’s shoes and walked out of the house near the corner of Brittannia Road and Glen Erin Drive around 1 a.m., and was struck by a driver who then fled the scene, Peel regional police said.” [More coverage in the Star.]
Man linked to Toronto terror cell convicted in Washington plot (Globe and Mail): “A former Georgia Tech student, whom U.S. prosecutors called ‘one step removed from the bomb throwers’ and who had ties to an alleged Toronto terrorism ring, was convicted yesterday of plotting to aid a terrorist group by videotaping landmarks around Washington.”
Man Stabbed Four Times With Broken Golf Club (CityNews): “A man is in hospital Wednesday night after being attacked with a very unusual weapon—a broken golf club. Police responded to a dispute at Bellevue Square Park near Augusta and Dundas in the Kensington Market area just before 7pm. They found a badly injured man who’d been stabbed four times, with wounds to his face, head and back.”
Redress sought on St. Clair (National Post): “St. Clair Avenue West merchants are considering a class-action lawsuit as they launch a bid for city compensation over the massive construction disruption of the streetcar right-of-way.”
Inspectors averaged 2 hours a day inside listeria-infected plant (CBC): “Federal inspectors spent an average of just under two hours a day at the meat plant at the centre of last summer’s deadly listeriosis crisis in the months leading up to the outbreak of the food-borne illness, an analysis by CBC/Radio-Canada and the Toronto Star has found.”
Schools make the grade (Toronto Sun): “The city’s public and Catholic school boards scored slightly below the Ontario average in this year’s standardized Grade 10 literacy test but educators were still encouraged with the gains made by local high schools in recent years.”