Newsstand: June 26, 2009
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Newsstand: June 26, 2009

Streetcar tab soars as Miller’s gamble fails (Toronto Star): “Toronto will have to pay $417 million more for new streetcars after the federal government refused to buckle under pressure from Mayor David Miller for stimulus cash.” [More coverage in the Post and CBC.]
Toronto’s temporary trash sites may signal long strike (CBC): “The first sign that the strike by Toronto’s municipal workers may last a little longer than city officials first predicted came on Thursday when the city announced 19 temporary garbage drop-off locations.” [More coverage in the Star.]
Torontonians underserved, overtaxed: poll (National Post): “Torontonians feel overtaxed and underserved by city hall, a new poll shows. On the question of value in services for the taxes they pay, half the respondents gave the city poor marks, with an outright fail from one in four.”
Nursery Closed at Mount Sinai Hospital Over Concerns Related To H1N1 Virus (CityNews): “Mount Sinai Hospital has reportedly closed its Level 2 nursery over fears relating to the H1N1 virus. The unit was shut after the downtown hospital reportedly found out that a person ill with the virus had access to the nursery.”
Baby once caught up in Toronto transplant controversy receives new heart (CP24): ” A baby who was expected to receive a new heart from an infant at the centre of a transplant controversy has been given a new organ.”
Man dies in elevator shaft plunge (Globe and Mail): “Cab No. 27, a high-speed elevator that services the 44th through 54th floors of the TD Bank Tower, was rocketing skyward Wednesday morning with eight passengers on board when it suddenly stopped.”
Program for disabled axed (Toronto Star): “The computers sat unplugged, their screens dark. Desks were bare and piles of exercise sheets were stacked against the wall. Teacher Margaret Quinn spent the morning in tears, and the few children trickling in and out of the empty classroom had one phrase on their lips: ‘I’m sad.'”

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