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Olivia Chow leads again in Toronto mayoral election poll

thestar.com — Olivia Chow led Rob Ford and John Tory in the latest poll on the mayoral election, maintaining an advantage she has held in most of the polls conducted in these early days of the 2014 campaign. Chow had 34 per cent support, Ford 27 per cent, and Tory 24 per cent in the survey, taken Monday.
How is Ford above ANYONE? MT @ddale8: Latest Toronto election poll: Chow 34, Ford 27, Tory 24. bit.ly/1l5A4fh
RT @ddale8: Latest Toronto election poll: Chow 34, Ford 27, Tory 24. But Tory might actually be closer than that: on.thestar.com/1eH6kXV
Latest Toronto election poll: Chow 34, Ford 27, Tory 24. But Tory might actually be closer than that: on.thestar.com/1eH6kXV
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The Syrian ‘guests’ of Istanbul

thestar.com — ISTANBUL-They beg on the street corners with their Syrian passports open so passersby don't confuse them with Roma. Others crowd the congested, winding streets of Istanbul in their luxury cars with Syrian license plates.
RT @wendygillis: "Back home, they were engineers, tailors, teachers, doctors and farmers" - @TanyaTalaga on Syrian refugees in Turkey http:…
"Back home, they were engineers, tailors, teachers, doctors and farmers" - @TanyaTalaga on Syrian refugees in Turkey thestar.com/news/world/201…

Broad power outage strikes Toronto

thestar.com — Massive Power outages are popping up throughout the city. Torontonians told the Star power has been out since about 9 p.m. in large parts of the Roncesvalles, Annex and Avenue Rd. areas. Complaints on Toronto Hyrdo's Facebook page suggested electricity at least as far west as High Park was affected.

Drugged seniors were prescribed by doctors: Minister

thestar.com — Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews acknowledged the drugging of seniors in provincially regulated nursing homes is a problem but suggested doctors are responsible. "Let's remember, it's doctors who prescribe these drugs, not the government," Matthews told reporters in a heated scrum at Queen's Park.

Needed cash coming to smooth out Toronto potholes: Fixer

thestar.com — The sound of construction will be music to the ears, now that the city has announced it will spend $215 million to repair more than 185 kilometres of roads this year repairing the damage wrought during the winter of discontent.

Road contractor leaves ugly clutter on site: The Fixer

thestar.com — Road construction is a huge pain for drivers and pedestrians who have to stick-handle their way around pylons, signs warning of work ahead as well as lane and sidewalk closings. There's more orange popping around the city than spring flowers.

Senate scandal: Are RCMP focusing on wrong set of potential charges?

thestar.com — OTTAWA-Nigel Wright could avoid facing the legal consequences for his central role in the Senate expenses scandal if the RCMP remains focused strictly on possible criminal offences, parliamentary law experts say. They believe the surest route for prosecutors against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff is an obscure section of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Expedia gives $1,677 refund for botched trip: Roseman

thestar.com — Travel should be fun. But when trips go wrong, you may be out of pocket - and out of patience - when travel agencies refuse to compensate you. Many people book online with Expedia, which calls itself the world's largest full-service travel site. Expedia.ca always responds when I forward readers' complaints.

Donald Trump wants to buy Bills, keep them in Buffalo: Report

thestar.com — Donald Trump says he wants to purchase the Buffalo Bills and keep them in Western New York. "I'm going to give it a heavy shot," the billionaire entrepreneur told The Buffalo News on Monday. "I would love to do it, and if I can do it I'm keeping it in Buffalo."
RT @markrmcqueen: Donald Trump wants to buy Bills, keep them in Buffalo: Report thestar.com/sports/footbal… via @torontostar
Donald Trump wants to buy Bills, keep them in Buffalo: Report @torontostar thestar.com/sports/footbal…

Stationary shop sold stationery

thestar.com — Paper Things boutique folds after 51 years, April 14 Many of us will miss the volunteer-run Paper Things Boutique, which has contributed so much to the National Ballet of Canada, as described in your article. We followed the store from Bloor St. to Yorkville Ave. where it was indeed stationary, but sold stationery.

Blue Jays battle bitter cold to beat Minnesota Twins

thestar.com — MINNEAPOLIS-There's no way around it: Jose Bautista looked like a crazy person as he prepared to take the field here on Tuesday afternoon. Not that you could tell it was him, his face obscured by a thermal balaclava, wrapped in the hood of his sweatshirt and topped with a Blue Jays' pom-pom toque.

Kathleen Wynne sues Hudak, PC party for $2 million

thestar.com — Premier Kathleen Wynne is suing Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak, MPP Lisa MacLeod and the PC Party of Ontario for $2 million for their allegations about her role in the gas plants scandal.

Ferry with 476 people sinking off South Korea

thestar.com — SEOUL-A South Korean passenger ship carrying more than 470 people, including many high school students, is sinking off the country's southern coast Wednesday after sending a distress call, officials said. There are no immediate reports of causalities.

Wahlburgers restaurant destined for Toronto

thestar.com — Brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg have decided to call Toronto their new home - or at least a home for their burgers. Wahlburgers, a casual burger restaurant founded by the siblings, announced Monday they will open a new joint downtown this summer at 46 Blue Jay Way.

Ontario cracking down in tow truck industry

thestar.com — Ontario's oft-criticized tow truck industry is being brought to heel, Consumer Services Minister Tracy MacCharles says. MacCharles told reporters Tuesday the minority Liberal government is to introduce legislation - amending the Consumer Protection Act - to regulate the towing and vehicle storage industries in an effort to protect the motoring public from gouging.
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