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Toronto is smog free for the first summer in decades. But why?

thestar.com — Breathe in. Do you taste that? No? Exactly. The summer of 2014 has been a tentative triumph for GTA air quality. With the season's end in sight, no smog advisories have been issued for the city so far - or anywhere else in Ontario, for that matter.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @katecallen: Thank you, Toronto, for being suspiciously hazy the same day my story runs on our first-ever smog-free summer (on.thestar.com/1qsULTx)

Aug 21, 2014

RT @katecallen: Thank you, Toronto, for being suspiciously hazy the same day my story runs on our first-ever smog-free summer (on.thestar.com/1qsULTx)

Aug 21, 2014

RT @katecallen: Thank you, Toronto, for being suspiciously hazy the same day my story runs on our first-ever smog-free summer (on.thestar.com/1qsULTx)

Aug 21, 2014

RT @katecallen: Thank you, Toronto, for being suspiciously hazy the same day my story runs on our first-ever smog-free summer (on.thestar.com/1qsULTx)

Aug 21, 2014

RT @katecallen: Thank you, Toronto, for being suspiciously hazy the same day my story runs on our first-ever smog-free summer (on.thestar.com/1qsULTx)

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Aug 21, 2014

RT @starbeer: My story on potential successors for Tim Leiweke at #MLSE Plenty of interesting candidates. m.thestar.com/#/article/spor…

Aug 21, 2014

My story on potential successors for Tim Leiweke at #MLSE Plenty of interesting candidates. m.thestar.com/#/article/spor…

Karen Stintz to make announcement after 'no comment' on remaining in mayoral race

thestar.com — Karen Stintz is expected to make an announcement this morning, following a report that her spokeswoman said "no comment" when asked if she is dropping out of Toronto's mayoral race. Stintz, a conservative midtown councillor, is polling below five per cent, more than 25 points behind the leader and tied for fourth or fifth place.
Aug 21, 2014

Karen Stintz leaves mayor’s race and politics on.thestar.com/1ro0GzO via @torontostar

Aug 21, 2014

Karen Stintz to make announcement after 'no comment' on remaining in mayoral race on.thestar.com/1ro0GzO via @torontostar

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The Toronto Star

Aug 21, 2014

RT @ddale8: The result of the Rob Ford integrity investigation on Apollo/Donnelley likely won't be released before the election: m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

Aug 21, 2014

The result of the Rob Ford integrity investigation on Apollo/Donnelley likely won't be released before the election: m.thestar.com/#/article/news…

Rob Ford's $300-per-person campaign fundraiser

thestar.com — Mayor Rob Ford is hosting a $300-per-person fundraiser in his mother's Etobicoke backyard that promises to be a "intimate and elegant affair."
Aug 21, 2014

RT @tara_deschamps: I'm outside the Ford family compound for his campaign fundraiser. Follow the @TorontoStar liveblog here: thestar.com/news/city_hall… #topoli

Aug 21, 2014

Rob Ford's $300-per-person campaign fundraiser: Mayor Rob Ford is hosting a $300-per-person fundraiser in his ... on.thestar.com/1v2X5HU

Toronto performance artist Istvan Kantor targets Jeff Koons exhibit

thestar.com — Istvan Kantor, a Toronto-based performance artist whose best-known gestures involve spraying vials of his own blood on the walls of famous museums all over the world, appears to have claimed a new victim. On a Facebook profile belonging to Antoine Lutens, Kantor, who goes by the pseudonym Monty Cantsin, is shown celebrating near a chrome bunny sculpture by the famous American artist Jeff Koons.

Organic, natural peanut and almond butters recalled

thestar.com — NEW YORK - Natural and organic peanut and almond butter sold in Canada is being recalled because of a possible food poisoning risk. A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. announced the recall and said there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related possible salmonella contamination of the nut butters.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @cselley: Organic, natural peanut and almond butters recalled on.thestar.com/1nftxio On the bright side, it was free-range salmonella.

Aug 21, 2014

Organic, natural peanut and almond butters recalled on.thestar.com/1nftxio On the bright side, it was free-range salmonella.

Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by June 30, 2015

thestar.com — Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by June 30, 2015 or until a successor is appointed.
Aug 21, 2014

Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by June 30, 2015 on.thestar.com/1ro6uZS via @torontostar

Aug 21, 2014

Tim Leiweke to leave MLSE by June 30, 2015 on.thestar.com/1ro6uZS Mission accomplished. Nothing left to win.

Report about murdered teen Tina Fontaine to be kept secret

thestar.com — WINNIPEG-Investigations are underway to determine whether Manitoba's social services failed a 15-year-old aboriginal girl who ran away from foster care and was found dead in the Red River. But the public may never know what exact role Child and Family Services played in Tina Fontaine's life or her death.
Aug 21, 2014

Report about murdered teen Tina Fontaine to be kept secret on.thestar.com/1nehSAq via @torontostar

Aug 21, 2014

ICYMI: Reports on CFS involvement in life and death of murdered 15-year-old Manitoba girl to be kept secret thestar.com/news/canada/20…

Hefty payout follows harassment claims against Crown attorney

thestar.com — A senior government prosecutor with a lengthy history of sexual harassment allegations against him was paid double his salary the year after he suddenly left his job at the Brampton courthouse, the Star has learned. And his former employer, the provincial Ministry of the Attorney General, is keeping secret the reason for the hefty payment and the result of an investigation into the prosecutor's conduct.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @jpags: Prosecutor faced slew of sexual harassment complaints, quietly left with double salary. @jayme_poisson & I wrote this http://t.c…

Aug 21, 2014

Prosecutor faced slew of sexual harassment complaints, quietly left with double salary. @jayme_poisson & I wrote this thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @IreneGentle: Crown facing sexual harassment allegations who left with big payout works as TO defence lawyer @jpags @jayme_poisson thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

Aug 21, 2014

RT @IreneGentle: Crown facing sexual harassment allegations who left with big payout works as TO defence lawyer @jpags @jayme_poisson thestar.com/news/gta/2014/…

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NRC head says cyberattack hasn’t spooked partners

thestar.com — WHITEHORSE-The head of the National Research Council said that an alleged hack of the agency's servers by a Chinese "state-sponsored actor" is "unfortunate," but reflects "the reality of the times." In his first public comments on the July cyberattack that shut down the agency's servers, NRC President John McDougall said the agency's private sector partners are largely satisfied with the steps taken to address the matter.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @RonDeibert: @TorontoStar NRC head says cyberattack hasn’t spooked partners on.thestar.com/1z9dmIY << i.e., "partners" are unaware of ri…

Report into Manitoba teen’s death may never be made public

thestar.com — The report looking into whether child welfare services failed 15-year-old Tina Fontaine will likely be kept secret, even though the office investigating her death wants portions of it to be released to the public.

Big Ideas live chat: Should Toronto explore new ways of generating revenue?

thestar.com — Should Toronto use the City of Toronto Act to its full potential and implement new ways of generating revenue? Our next Big Ideas live chat on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m., will focus on the concept of new revenue tools for the city, a Big Idea that was voted into our Top 20.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @TorontoStar: Readers favour the Big Idea of new revenue tools. Would this Top 20 idea be good for #Toronto? Live chat Tuesday 1pm on.thestar.com/1AyD6B1

Nanny spared deportation with reprieve from immigration minister

thestar.com — Canada's immigration minister, in a letter faxed to her lawyer late that afternoon, granted Joaquin an exemption from deportation.

CRTC proposes pick-and-pay TV plan in draft paper prior to September hearing

thestar.com — Consumers could wind up with many more choices about what they watch on TV and how they pay for it, given sweeping new proposals from the country's broadcast regulator announced Thursday.
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