Newsstand: April 21, 2016
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Newsstand: April 21, 2016

In the news: Yonge-Dundas Square gets lit, TTC approves random drug testing, Toronto is cultured in fruit, and 17 going on 30.

It was a hazy day at Yonge-Dundas Square Wednesday as hundreds gathered to celebrate in the name of cannabis. This year’s 420 rally saw numerous vendors, food stands, and weed workshops for those banding together to legalize good old bud.

If you are a TTC driver and plan on celebrating future 420 events, you might wanna reconsider: the TTC will soon be running random drug and alcohol tests on its employees. TTC CEO Andy Byford said yesterday that a letter sent to TTC employees on Monday announced the board’s approval for funding during its March 23 hearing.

Fruit lovers, rejoice! According to travel writer and fresh fruit aficionado, Suresh Doss, Toronto is home to the widest variety of mangos. In an interview with Matt Galloway on Metro Morning Tuesday, Doss said that international imports bring in at least 15 different types of mangos, including Peruvian and Jamaican goodness. Yummmmm.

A 6’9 17-year-old high school basketball star in Windsor is actually 30 years old, and has been arrested. Jonathon Nicola had an inspiring story of escaping the South Sudan to play high school ball for the Catholic Central Comets; the NBA’s Detroit Pistons even donated size 16 shoes after hearing about him. But the Grade 11 high school student is much older than his classmates. The non-teenager has been detained for allegedly “contravening the Immigration Refugee Protection Act” in a case that one Canadian high school basketball outlet called “the most bizarre story ever in Canadian basketball history.”

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