Extra, Extra: Nuclear Disaster Pills Sent to East-Enders, a Poppy Pin Controversy, and a New Pediatric Clinic for Regent Park
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Extra, Extra: Nuclear Disaster Pills Sent to East-Enders, a Poppy Pin Controversy, and a New Pediatric Clinic for Regent Park

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The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station  Photo by Marina Cvet, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Photo by Marina Cvet, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Potassium iodide pills have been shipped to residents of Durham Region and Scarborough who live within 10 km of the Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations. The pills would reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in the event of a nuclear disaster, which an Ontario Power Generation spokesperson assures the public is “extremely unlikely.” Gulp.
  • The head office of the Royal Canadian Legion is peeved at the online sale of lapel pin poppy fasteners, which the Legion has dismissed as “not really part of the spirit of the campaign.” The pins, which are meant to replace the stabby straight pin that comes with the Legion’s fundraising poppies, are being sold independently by a longtime legion member and volunteer.
  • A new pediatric clinic has opened at Nelson Mandela Park Public School in Regent Park. The clinic is the sixth to be opened in partnership with the TDSB’s Model Schools for Inner Cities Program, and the second clinic opened in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital.
  • From today’s edition of 12:36, Toronto’s new lunchtime tabloid newsletter: Vanity Fairdiscovers Frank D’Angelo. Sicilian Vampire gets the kind of press attention that not even the “dubiously talented businessman” can buy, thanks to its starring role for James Caan.(Want more 12:36? Subscribe to it now.)

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