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LOCAL

According to various publications, including the Globe and Mail, the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario are close to a deal that will scrap the proposed Scarborough LRT and replace it with a subway line. Sounds great, right? Well, the two sides still have to find a way to actually fund the project, which is estimated will cost at least $1-billion. [Globe and Mail]

Captain John’s might not have seen its last day. A Vaughan businessmen, Branko Kavcic, is offering to buy the boat-turned-restaurant for $1-million. However, the Toronto Port Authority seems determined to be rid of the Captain. [Toronto Star]

One of the most memorable photos from Monday’s storm was that of a Ferrari abandoned on Lower Simcoe Street. The car, it turns out, was left by Howard A. Lewitt, one of the country’s top employment lawyers. Lewitt was on his way to Billy Bishop airport to fly to Ottawa to represent a client when rising water caused his ride to stall. Determined to make it to his client’s court date, he abandoned the almost $200,000 car to the elements, a decision he doesn’t regret. [Metro]

NATIONAL

Carla Cheney, a former employee of a Walmart superstore in Kemptville, Ont., alleges that she was fired from her job when she called the police on a customer that left their dog in their hot truck. The retail giant said that it is in the process of investigating the dismissal, but has yet to offer any other comment on the incident. [CBC]

With 63 per cent of the vote, Christie Clark won the by-election held in Westside-Kelowna last night. The B.C. Premier was forced to run for the position when she lost her Vancouver-Point Grey seat in the general election that was held last May. [CBC]

INTERNATIONAL

Massive crowds gathered in Boston to watch the arraignment of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man co-accused of carrying out the Boston marathon bombing, yesterday. He faces 30 charges, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction. Tsarneav pleaded not guilty on all counts. [CBC]

Two weeks after Wendy Davis stopped a restrictive abortion bill from passing through the Texas Senate House by staging an impressive filibuster, a modified version of the bill she opposed gained swift approval in Texas’ State House. It’s unlikely Davis or her Democratic colleagues will be able to do anything about this second bill, but then it’s also unlikely that the new bill will stand up to a court challenge. [Toronto Star]

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