Newsstand: July 28, 2009
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Newsstand: July 28, 2009

36 days on strike, 48,900 tonnes of trash, and for what? (Globe and Mail): “The City of Toronto’s current unionized employees will have the option to keep their controversial banked sick days, but new hires will be denied the perk under the terms of a tentative deal workers are expected to vote on tomorrow, The Globe and Mail has learned.” [More coverage on CP24; previous coverage on Torontoist: CUPE Local 416 and Toronto Strike A (Tentative) Deal.]
No remorse from killer for ‘extreme butchery’ (Toronto Star): “Ed Novak moved to the front row of the courtroom, leaned forward and glared at the prisoner while listening to Superior Court Justice Anne Molloy pass sentence on his daughter’s one-time boyfriend turned killer yesterday.” [More coverage in the Globe.]
$158M scam earns 2-year sentence (CBC): “A Toronto man is facing a two-year sentence in a federal penitentiary for his involvement in a fraudulent telemarketing scheme that generated an estimated $158 million over a 10-year period.” [More coverage in the Star.]
In Wake Of Strike, Paramedic Association Wants Essential Service Status (CityNews): “For the past 36 days, paramedics in Toronto have been at lower-than-average staffing levels. During the strike by civic employees, their numbers dropped to 75 per cent. Now, the provincial body wants to make sure that would never happen.”
Police warn Craigslist shoppers after second fraud case in week (National Post): “Toronto Police are warning online shoppers of a Craigslist fraud for the second time in a week. According to police, a man posted an ad on Craigslist for a high-end apartment rental at Jarvis and Wellesley earlier this month.”
Grocer wouldn’t chase thieves again (Toronto Star): “A looming court case has changed the way David Chen runs his Chinatown grocery store. The 35-year-old has stopped displaying plants and small items on the side street beside his Dundas St. W. market—once an easy target for shoplifters.”
Thefts up at Ontario liquor stores, bad economy cited (CP24): “Booze heists are on the rise at Ontario’s liquor stores—and a sagging economy may be partly to blame. The Liquor Control Board of Ontario says ‘product shortages’ for the last year were up by close to $1 million, to $6.5 million.”