Newsstand: August 6, 2009
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Newsstand: August 6, 2009

Livent duo free on bail awaiting appeal (CBC): “Former Livent theatre impresarios Garth Drabinsky and Myron Gottlieb, who presided over a company whose culture “was one of dishonesty,” have been sentenced in Toronto to stiff jail terms for defrauding investors.” [More coverage in the Star.]
Toronto approves Union Station makeover (Globe and Mail): “The future of Union Station—for the next five years at least—is one of diggers, demolition and construction crews after Toronto council approved the final piece of a $640-million revitalization plan.” [More coverage in the Post.]
Man shot and killed in city’s latest homicide (CP24): “A young man is the city’s latest homicide victim after he was shot and killed in the city’s east end Wednesday night.”
Residents evacuated as fire on Danforth Avenue destroys auto body shop (National Post): “A massive fire destroyed a car dealership and auto body shop early yesterday in Toronto’s east end, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage, police said. The blaze broke out around 1:30 a.m. on Danforth Avenue.”
Accused murderers ‘will be found’ (Toronto Sun): “Toronto Police have issued first-degree murder warrants for two men wanted in the slaying of Sebastian Herrera.”
Toronto propane company charged over blast (CBC): “Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has laid two charges against a Toronto company after a series of pre-dawn explosions last summer hurled flames high into the sky.”
Balsillie bid for Coyotes has life (Toronto Star): “It was a Baum-shell ruling that, at least in the view of a certain bankruptcy court, keeps alive Jim Balsillie’s dream of moving the Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton.”