Newsstand: August 13, 2015
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Newsstand: August 13, 2015

The birds are chirping and it's a beautiful day to read the news! Speaking of news and birds, the Blue Jays are now division leaders. In other news (sans birds): a massive reptile rescue hits a Toronto home, and an Uber crackdown is under way.

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Last night, the Blue Jays beat the Oakland A’s and the Yankees lost to Cleveland, propelling our Toronto team to the top of the AL East division. Now’s a good time to jump on that fan-wagon.

One hundred and fifty crocodiles, alligators and caimans were moved from a Toronto home to a reptile facility in Peterborough late last week in what may well have been the largest single crocodilian rescue in Canada. The toothy lizards had been kept as pets until its owners came to their senses; a representative from the Indian River Reptile Zoo says that “the individual that looked after them did a really good job considering the situation and the housing.”

Since last Friday, the City of Toronto has confronted 99 Uber drivers with 198 charges following July’s city council-approved crackdown. In response to the confrontation, an Uber Canada spokesperson has told the Sun that Uber representatives “don’t believe that the burden of enforcement should fall on individual drivers and Uber will support our driver partners fully.” Uber estimates that there are more than 13,000 UberX drivers in Toronto.