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[31 Dec 2009 | One Comment | ]
The Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2009

By Tim, blogTO
Previously I’ve marked the end of the year by counting down the 50 most viewed posts from the past 12 months on this site. In a break with tradition I’ve shortened the list to 10. What’s clear at looking at this distilled selection is that readers of this site are obsessed about the weather, rat infestations, garbage and Google, not necessarily in that order. Here, in terms of page views, are the top 10 posts of the year:
10. Airbus A380 Lands in Toronto: …

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[22 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in Creba case – Boxing Day 2005 shooting of 15-year-old girl galvanized Toronto; 27-year-old enters plea instead of standing trial

By Anthony Reinhart
The Globe and Mail
Before he headed out to the Boxing Day sales on Yonge Street in 2005, Jeremiah Valentine ignored previous court orders and slipped a familiar item into his pocket: a fully loaded, snub-nosed .357 magnum revolver.
Because of that one decision, a 15-year-old girl named Jane Creba was killed, six more people were wounded and Canada’s largest city was plunged into a long bout of grief and rage over gun violence run amok.
On Monday, the 27-year-old Mr. Valentine stood in a downtown courtroom a scant six …

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[21 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
JOHN LORINC: Rocco Rossi on public transit

By John Lorinc, Spacing Votes
LeDrew, two?
In the week since Rocco Rossi joined the mayoral race as a potential spoiler, there’s been much speculation about whether he represents something more substantive than Stephen LeDrew, another former Liberal Party bagman who made a spectacle of himself in the 2006 race.
After Rossi’s kick-off, one right-of-centre councilor came away unpersuaded that he’s different than the other backroomers — LeDrew, Tom Long, John Tory — who believed they could make the transition from handler to handled.
I’m prepared to reserve judgment…but not for long. On the weekend, I spoke …

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[17 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
A Moment Of Noise — Documentary Film

From IMDB, A Moment of Noise
The Boxing Day shooting of 15 year old Jane Creba raised many questions about gun control and safety in the city of Toronto.
A Moment of Noise investigates these issues, as well as speaks to a group of mothers who banded together following the murder of their children.
While the events were devastating and tragic, the film inspires hope and asks that citizens take a look around them, and fight to make a difference.

Featuring

Kassandra Cutting

Marilyn Ortega

Audette Sheppard

Himy Syed

Toronto Mayor David Miller

Directed by
Breann Thordarson
Writing …

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[16 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
WIND Mobile Pricing Plans

By Tim, BlogTO
Wind Mobile pricing plans have just been officially announced. We’ll have more details on Toronto’s newest mobile carrier later today (update: Write-up and photos of first WIND Mobile Toronto store here) but at initial blush these plans definitely look favourable compared to the competition.
Here they are:
Chat: $15 per month
Unlimited WIND to WIND calling (Canada wide)
Unlimited incoming text
100 province-wide voice minutes
50 text messages
Always Talk: $35 per month
Unlimited WIND to WIND calling (Canada wide)
Unlimited province-wide calling
Unlimited incoming text
50 outgoing text messages
Always Shout: $45 per month
Unlimited Canada-wide calling
Unlimited incoming …

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[9 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
A snowstorm in Toronto, oh me, oh my!

By Mary Vallis, National Post

The way that AM radio stations are going on about the first major snowstorm to hit Toronto overnight, you would think the city is under siege. It’s December. It’s snowing. Where is the surprise?
Sure, those icy snow pellets sting your face and mean you have to clean off the car for the commute, for which drivers are advised to leave an hour early this morning. But all things considered, the morning has been relatively wrinkle-free.
The Ontario Provincial Police are tending to accidents on all the major …

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[7 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Honest Ed’s Turkey Tradition

By 1 LOVE T.O.
This weekend Toronto’s late Ed Mirvish (Honest Ed), continued the tradition he started 22 years ago by giving away turkeys for the holiday season.
We want to know what traditions you and your family have during the holidays?
Photo by HiMY SYeD / photopia on flickr.
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