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Weekend Newsstand: April 20, 2013

As the snowy, sleety weather returns, we predict that this seasonal temperature dip will provide plenty of fodder for city-wide smalltalk today (well, that, and perhaps some south of the border news). To help ensure you've got something new to add to the conversation, here's some local news: The cost of the Bloor Street re-design just keeps ticking up, the cost of the Pan Am Games mascots' design are a mystery, Ontario stepping up oversight of drugs purchased by hospitals, and a few road closures.

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Weekend Newsstand: March 23, 2013

It's the first weekend of spring! Why not go birdwatching, flower picking, or hiking. Let us know how it turns out. Meanwhile, the news: Mayor Rob Ford's pro-casino speech last week was just a warm-up, expect more to come; a bit slow on the uptake, but the mayor has responded with his ideas about how to spend the federally funded infrastructure money; the City of Vaughan makes the list of potential casino sites; another movie theatre closes; and a reminder about the University subway line.

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Weekend Newsstand: February 23, 2013

You know winter's dragged on long enough when the sky and the ground blend into one dull shade of white. If all this cold dreariness is getting you down, why not try some news? Today: more resistance to the casino plan; extracurricular activities make a comeback; Paul Magder may be on the hook for Mayor Ford's legal fees; MP Chow pushes the feds to fund transit; the City may soon supply only fair-trade coffee, tea, and sugar; and a human rights case has been resolved.

Weekend Newsstand: December 1, 2012

There are still 20 more days until winter is here, so just consider these next few weeks practice. In the news: the (potential) mayoral race heats up; city council budgets get a bump; TTC transcripts shed a little more light on that fateful day when buses were sent to "rescue" the Don Bosco Eagles; bad news for sharks and their fins, and for west-end commuters (though the news is not as bad for them, they get to keep all their extremities. Well, unless they get severe frostbite, but we're not going to speculate).

Weekend Newsstand: November 24, 2012

You've waited for it all week, and now here it is: Saturday! The most glorious day of all. Today: The mayor (once again) blurs the line between his political and personal life; Deputy Mayor Holyday comments on what will happen should Mayor Ford lose his job Monday; Gregory Alan Elliott is out on bail (though don't expect to see him back on Twitter anytime soon); fears of radioactive dust; and that other falling stuff: snow.