Newsstand: July 14, 2009
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Newsstand: July 14, 2009

Family blames city workers’ strike for death (Toronto Star): “Jim Hearst’s loved ones blame the city workers’ strike for his death by an apparent heart attack, saying an ambulance did not come to his aid for at least 30 minutes despite three 911 calls.”
Unions made ‘serious’ counter-offer, says Miller as strike enters 22nd day (CP24): “Toronto Mayor David Miller says the city has received a ‘serious’ counter-offer from the unions representing about 24,000 striking civic workers. But there’s still more negotiating to be done before the 22-day-old strike comes to an end, he adds.”
Careless Smoking Blamed For Three-Alarm Fire Near High Park (CityNews): “Careless smoking is being blamed after a three-alarm fire broke out near High Park on Monday evening.”
Mom fights to stay in Canada (Toronto Sun): “A Toronto resident says she’ll be killed and her two young daughters forced to undergo painful female genital mutilation if they’re deported on Thursday to their native Nigeria.”
Machismo likely led to fatal fight (Toronto Star): “Booze and testosterone are what detectives suspect might have provoked a deadly fight between two Tamil groups in the city’s east end.”
MD left patient in ‘abominable’ state, hearing told (Globe and Mail): “Two months before a Toronto woman received liposuction from a general practitioner and died hours later, another woman underwent the same procedure at the hands of the same doctor, and was sent home in what her daughter said was an ‘abominable’ condition, later suffering heart damage.”
Homeless get $10 Tims vouchers (National Post): “Pools are shut, 52,000 children have had their swimming lessons and summer camps cancelled, and basketball courts have become temporary dumps. But at least one group is happy and well looked-after: the city’s homeless.”

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