Newsstand: April 20, 2016
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Newsstand: April 20, 2016

In the news: police search for man wanted in LCBO tampering, Costco provides Hep A shots in berry contamination case, and one Toronto daddy's treehouse comes to an end.


Vodka is it? Nope! Months after an investigation into the liquor tampering at the LCBO, Toronto police is now asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unknown bandit. The man is suspected to have defrauded the LCBO numerous times by purchasing vodka, refilling the bottles with water, then returning them. He is described as six feet tall with short brown hair and facial hair, and may or may not be intoxicated.

On your way out of your local Costco, be sure to stop by the Hepatitis A vaccination station—but only if you’ve purchased the recalled “Nature’s Touch Organic Cherry Blend.” According to the agency, there are currently 14 cases in the country, including nine in Ontario linked to the contamination. The vaccine can be administered up to two weeks after being exposed to the virus.

The City of Toronto is stepping up to take an overly priced, small, Toronto house off the market. Spoiler alert: it’s not a house in the Annex but a treehouse built by one Toronto daddy. John Alpeza spent $30,000 to build an elaborate treehouse resembling a boat for his children. According to the City, the treehouse violates city by-laws. A CBC report says the City plans on seeking court approval to remove the structure if Alpezza does not comply. Sorry, kids.