Newsstand: July 22, 2013
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Newsstand: July 22, 2013

Here's hoping for a slightly cooler week. In the news: the TTC has a new whistleblower program, a zoo worker got an unwelcomed nibble, and OMG ROYAL BABY.

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Toronto Transit Commission workers who report coworkers who commit unethical or illegal acts will receive anonymity as part of the transit service’s new whistleblower program. The internal program, which the TTC workers will hear about today, is aimed at finding fraud and theft among the service’s 13,000 employees. “The $33,000 cost is a justified expense if it means preventing or detecting fraud and theft, as well as rooting out the few bad apples that do real and serious harm to our reputation and reputation of all public servants,” TTC CEO Andy Byford wrote in a memo to transit board members, the Toronto Star reported.

Remember when we warned you about Massasauga rattlesnakes last week? Apparently that was wise of us: a Toronto Zoo worker was rushed to hospital after getting bitten by the same type of snake on Sunday morning. Fortunately, the worker is expected to make a full recovery.

And get excited, royal watchers: Kate Middleton has been admitted to the hospital in early stages of labour. The duchess managed to sneak in like a ninja without the press noticing, and her arrival was confirmed by the hospital 90 minutes later. This will be the first child for Middleton and her husband, Prince William, and the baby will be third in line to the throne. Prepare for this to be the only thing you hear about for the new few days.

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