Newsstand: June 9, 2009
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Newsstand: June 9, 2009

Top Tory curses Toronto (Toronto Star): “Toronto’s only application for money under the federal government’s $4 billion infrastructure stimulus fund was met with a profane dismissal by Transport Minister John Baird yesterday.”
Raitt describes isotope issue as “sexy” in taped conversation made public by judge (CP24): “Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt, speaking in an inadvertently recorded conversation, calls solving the isotope shortage a ‘sexy’ issue that she hopes to take credit for and she also expresses doubts about the parliamentary skills of Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq.” [More coverage in the Globe.]
Toronto Port Authority spending under fire (Toronto Star): “A leaked letter from four board members of the Toronto Port Authority raises questions about lavish spending, including $50,000 at an upscale steak house, and concerns that governance rules are not being followed.” [More coverage in the Sun.]
Shelter fire sends two to hospital (Globe and Mail): “Two people are in hospital after a fire at a downtown shelter last night. The fire broke out in an apartment at the Fred Victor Centre at Queen Street East and Jarvis Street. The centre provides shelter for 194 men and women.” [More coverage in the Post.]
$65M PATH expansion raises hopes of waterfront-to-Bloor system (National Post): “Commuters pour off the subways, GO trains and buses before pressing north, past the Union Station hot dog vendors wiping down their metal carts, toward the glass towers along Bay Street and University Avenue.”
More charges in fraud case (Toronto Sun): “A man arrested in a suspected $15-million corruption and fraud case police claim was headed by an OPP officer faces three additional charges, a court heard yesterday. Peter Jerry Mavroudis, 51, was charged Friday with two counts of obstructing justice and impersonation with intent to commit a crime.”
Injured Pig That Fell From Truck On The Mend (CityNews): “Her name is Wiggles but she’s not doing a lot of wiggling right now. That’s because the baby piglet is recovering from surgery. You might think breaking a leg is one of the worst things that can happen to an animal. But in this case, it might just have saved her life.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: Squealing Better.]

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