Extra, Extra: A Gorilla on the Mend, Oshawa's GM Job Cuts, and Billionaires Come to Roost
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Extra, Extra: A Gorilla on the Mend, Oshawa’s GM Job Cuts, and Billionaires Come to Roost

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  • Sadiki, a 10-year-old gorilla at the Toronto Zoo, is on the mend following foot surgery late last month that involved an orthopaedic surgeon in addition to staff from the zoo’s Wildlife Health Centre. Sadiki had fractured his toe in December, which led to a bone and joint infection that required partial amputation. Dr. Michael Bushuk, the Scarborough Hospital surgeon involved in the procedure, reports that the surgery “went extremely well” and that Sadiki is “recovering nicely.”
  • GM confirmed today that the company will be cutting 1,000 jobs from its Oshawa assembly plant, despite a $5.4 billion USD investment in its operations stateside. The Chevrolet Camaro will no longer be assembled in Oshawa after November 20 of this year, after which the company will have 2,600 employees building five remaining vehicle models at their Oshawa plant.
  • Been spending most our lives living in a…billionaire’s paradise? So says a report from Christie’s International Real Estate, which has named Toronto’s luxury real estate market as the world’s strongest. Before you know it, the next ill-conceived Sex and the City film sequel will take place right in your own backyard!
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