Newsstand: July 23, 2009
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Newsstand: July 23, 2009

Police condemned for profiling of letter carrier (Toronto Star): “Ron Phipps admits he was criss-crossing Vernham Ave. the day he was stopped by police in the Bridle Path. He was also wearing a Canada Post coat and carrying two mailbags while filling in for the regular letter carrier.”
Toronto family reels after three drowning deaths (CTV): “After three consecutive days of devastating news, a Toronto father is struggling to help his two sons cope with the loss of their mother and two sisters, who drowned in a hotel pool while vacationing in an eastern Ontario resort town.”
Building a winner in midst of failure (Toronto Star): “As failures go, this is one of the most successful in the city’s history. Despite the fact the company behind Toronto Life Square has gone into receivership, the project is by all accounts doing just fine, thank you very much.” [Previous coverage on Torontoist: Toronto Life Square Is Broke and Life-Less.]
City to detail refunds for parks programs (National Post): “Toronto will release more details today of plans to reimburse city residents who paid for summer parks and recreation programs that were cancelled by the month-long strike by civic workers.” [More coverage in CityNews.]
Service Ontario centres to consolidate health card, licence, vehicle registration (CP24): “Ontario residents will no longer have to travel as far and line up as long to get their hands on a health card or driver’s licence as the province significantly increases the locations which provide the services.”
Giorgio in heap of trouble (Toronto Sun): “Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti braved a confrontation with pickets yesterday to take out his residents’ trash. Mammoliti—once president of a CUPE local that represented public housing employees—worked yesterday with private contractors hired by the Emery Village BIA to cut the city’s grass, and clean up litter and illegally dumped garbage in the Weston Rd.-Sheppard Ave. area.”

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