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NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

JAN­UARY In the wake of the tsunami, NOW points out that Toronto is a flood plain, as vul­ner­a­ble as ever. Mayor bans the home­less from sleep­ing in Nathan Phillips Square. Duf­ferin Grove is the scene of big flap over a woman breast-feed­ing at the rink. Did she show too much breast? Five York U stu­dents are ar­rested out of a group of 20 protest­ing the Bush in­au­gu­ra­tion in Vari Hall. A day later, 1,000 peo­ple fill the hall to condemn the ac­tion. FE­BRU­ARY The city says it has no cash to cel­e­brate Car-Free Day. Toronto com­mits to re­duc­ing green­house gases by 20 per­cent of 1990 lev­els. The Green­belt bill to pre­serve green spa­ces and farm­land in south­ern On­tario passes. NOW warns it won’t pro­tect zones around cities. MARCH Mayor Miller and coun­cil in­ject cash into the Clean And Beau­ti­ful City ini­tia­tive, hop­ing it will boost city morale more than Mel’s fi­bre­glass moose. JUNE RIP: Ben Kerr, quirky coun­try and west­ern busker and peren­nial may­oralty can­di­date. JULY Bob Geldof’s Live 8 scrounges up some old Cana­di­ans for an African aid con­cert. Ter­ror­ists bomb the Lon­don Un­der­ground. AU­GUST Air France flight 358 rolls off the end of a run­way at Pear­son. Mirac­u­lously, no one is killed. Hur­ri­cane Katrina hits New Or­leans. OC­TO­BER OCAP cam­paign to sign up wel­fare re­cip­i­ents for $250 spe­cial diet sup­ple­ment sets up tent in Queen’s Park. NOVEM­BER Canadian James Loney, along with three other mem­bers of the Chris­tian Peace­mak­ers, is kid­napped in Iraq. He is set free in March 2006. DE­CEM­BER Teenager Jane Creba is shot on Yonge Street. She is the 52nd and fi­nal Toronto mur­der vic­tim of 2005.

Ben Kerr and NOW pub­lisher Michael Hol­lett.

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