Newsstand: July 2, 2009
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Newsstand: July 2, 2009

‘I never thought I’d be here’: Demand for Toronto charities spikes, while donations decline (National Post): “Minutes after the Good Shepherd Ministries on Queen Street East opens its doors to serve the afternoon meal, a lineup of people stretches out the door and almost around the building.”
Strike has students fretting about lost income (Globe and Mail): “Since the summer of 2004, the sound of the Scrambler has meant money in the bank for Serena Lam, one of the more than 400 students who run the rides and concessions on Toronto’s Centre Island.”
Four female bodies pulled from car in water near Kingston (CP24): “Curious passersby gathered on a picturesque eastern Ontario bridge Wednesday trying to piece together the shocking mystery of how three teenage sisters and one of their relatives ended up dead in a car in the Rideau Canal.”
Why won’t councillors give back pay raise? (Toronto Star): “It’s always a touchy issue—and before the last municipal election in 2006, city council approved a plan where politicians would receive a cost-of-living increase every January.”
Neighbours of Christie Pits Dump Protest at City Hall (CityNews): “A vocal neighbourhood group fed up with the City using its popular park as a garbage dump took its protest all the way to City Hall Wednesday.”
Long lineups for free food (Toronto Sun): “So popular was the Mandarin’s meal giveaway that two hours before its Yonge St.-Eglinton Ave. restaurant opened at noon, a lineup of 800 people stretched around the block.”