Newsstand: June 19, 2009
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Newsstand: June 19, 2009

Police charge four in debit-card scam (Globe and Mail): “Toronto police have charged four men suspected in running a debit-card-skimming scam across the GTA. Early last year, skimming equipment was installed at 20 different locations in Toronto, as well as York, Durham and Peel regions, police say. Losses so far are estimated at $150,000.”
Two teens charged in stabbing (National Post): “Two teenagers were charged with attempted murder yesterday after a melee at a Mississauga high school turned ugly, ending with four students and a teacher stabbed and hundreds of others locked down as police combed the scene.” [More coverage in CityNews.]
Ottawa rejects Toronto’s plea for streetcar funds (Globe and Mail): “Ottawa is standing firm in its refusal to give Toronto $400-million in stimulus money for the largest light-rail contract in North American history, raising questions about the fate of a project with huge economic spin-offs for Canada’s beleaguered industrial sector.”
Proposed New Law Would Let Police Snoop On What You Do Online (CityNews): “It’s not exactly Big Brother and the overall intentions seem to have the public’s best interests at heart. But many are very uncomfortable about a proposed new law introduced in the House of Commons on Thursday that could affect anyone using the Internet in Canada.” [More coverage on CBC.]
A billion-dollar gamble on super-sized Asian mall (Toronto Star): “In the depths of the worst recession in decades, one of Canada’s richest men is taking a $1 billion gamble on suburban Chinatown with plans for a massive mall and luxury hotel/condominium complex in the heart of Markham’s shopping district.”
An ‘organic’ highway (Toronto Sun): “Instead of tearing down the Gardiner Expressway, a Toronto architect wants the city to build a green roof above it, providing new park space for pedestrians and cyclists with cars whizzing by underneath.”
Toronto FC pull off miracle, win Canadian championship (CBC): “Toronto FC pulled off the miracle in Montreal on Thursday, defeating the Montreal Impact 6-1 to take the 2009 Nutrilite Canadian Championship.”