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NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

JAN­UARY City coun­cil bars Bare­naked Ladies from play­ing Nathan Phillips Square be­cause their name “ob­jec­ti­fies women.” MARCH Mas­sive Ataratiri recla­ma­tion project in the port lands, re­quir­ing the re­moval of tonnes of con­tam­i­nated soil, is killed by the prov­ince. MAY A sur­vey of 450 home­less peo­ple by StreetHealth finds one in 10 have ex­pe­ri­enced as­sault at the hands of po­lice. Glad Day book­store goes to court to fight ob­scen­ity charges for sell­ing les­bian S/M mags. JUNE The AGO shuts doors to protest fund­ing cuts. U.S. VP Dan Quayle tells a spell­ing bee con­tes­tant that the word “potato” has an “e” at the end. JULY Bit­ter 31-day strike at the Toronto Star ends with fir­ing of 12 staffers. AU­GUST A crack in cool­ing equip­ment at Pick­er­ing nu­clear gen­er­at­ing sta­tion al­lows 3,000 litres of can­cer-caus­ing ra­dioac­tive heavy wa­ter to leak into Lake On­tario. City of Toronto dis­con­tin­ues col­lec­tion of house­hold bat­ter­ies, forc­ing chem­i­cal-laden cylin­ders by the thou­sands into land­fill. SEPTEM­BER Po­lice chief Bill McCor­mack beats back calls for his res­ig­na­tion fol­low­ing in­quiry into sex-for-pay scan­dal in­volv­ing cop/es­cort ser­vice owner Gor­don Junger. Metro coun­cil’s Spad­ina LRT plan leaves out bike lanes. Ge­orge Burdi, heir ap­par­ent of the neo-Nazi move­ment in Canada, has his com­ing out in NOW. OC­TO­BER Blue Jays win first of back-to-back World Se­ries ti­tles. NOVEM­BER The Star sells its shares in Southam news­pa­per chain for $250 mil­lion to Con­rad Black. NOW em­ploy­ees union­ize

Pick­er­ing nu­clear gen­er­at­ing sta­tion

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