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06/01/2013

Our Favourites from May 2013: Jays, Leafs, Ford

 

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RICK MADONIK - Mick Jagger, of The Rolling Stones, on tour in their 50th year of playing as a band. More on the Rolling Stones!

 

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Carmen Galea outside of her apartment. Carmen Galea was a teacher for gifted kids before she got Parkinson's. She had to quit her job. She started tutoring kids in her condominium for free -- most came from nearby apartment buildings. The condo board kicked them out of the party room -- so many came. So she's converted her condo into a nightly tutoring session. Some nights there are 20. Last year, they came in second in the the Destination Imagination finals in Canada and went to the World Championships as a team. This year, they are going again. For their challenge, they had to pick one problem in the community and come up with a solution. What did they pick? Parkinson's.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Emily Clydesdale and Tom Vasilopoulos watch a movie from the top of Tom's pickup truck at the Polson Pier Drive-In.

 

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BERNARD WEIL - Former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty leaves Queen's Park legislature building after he testified in a Justice Policy committee hearing into the governments cancelling of the power plants in Oakville and Mississauga before the 2011 election.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Thousands gather to see the blossoms on the trees of High Park.

 

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COLIN McCONNELL - Architect Asen Vitko is designing 17 units in a converted old church on Westmoreland Avenue in Toronto.

 

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MICHELLE SHEPHARD - Bullet holes mark the door at the entrance of Mogadishu's courthouse. An April assault by a team of Shabab commandos, led by Canadian Mahad Dhore, killed 29.

 

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BERNARD WEIL -  Cannabis activist Matt Mernagh, of Toronto, exhales after toking from a bong. Protesters gathered at Queen's Park, Toronto, demanding the legalization of marijuana.

 

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BERNARD WEIL - MaryAnn and Jim Bandola, of Winnipeg, stretch out aboard a Via Rail train heading from Toronto to Vancouver. Jim is a retired Via engineer of 34 years. SEE a video about the trip.

 

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LUCAS OLENIUK - Emily Yeskoo and her mother Lindsey photographed in their North York home.  The teen was diagnosed with a terminal disease 5 years ago but is remarkably still alive.  Emily is the namesake of Toronto's first pediatric hospice, Emily's House, which will open its doors at the end of the month.

 

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VINCE TALOTTA - Martin Katz, a scooter rider is upset he's been ticketed for parking on a sidewalk outside his office. He's been parking there for four years and this is his first ticket. The bylaw's always been on the books (no motorized vehicles can park on boulevards and sidewalks) but never enforced. Police put out a news release Monday saying the ticketing blitz would begin, but Katz says no media picked it up and doesn't think a day is fair warning .

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Thousands of friends and family gather at Carmen Banquet Hall in Hamilton for the funeral for Tim Bosma, who went missing on May 6th and his body was found eight days later.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - A family grieves as Thousands of friends and family gather at Carmen Banquet Hall in Hamilton for the funeral for Tim Bosma.

 

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ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Police on horse back ride through farm field investigating the death of Tim Bosma on Roseville Road in North Dumfries Township.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Runners make their way down Yonge Street south of Davisville Avenue in the 17th annual Sporting Life Run on Mother's Day. 

 

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LUCAS OLENIUK -In this double exposure a group of people watched the Victoria Day fireworks display from the Ashbridges Bay boardwalk in Toronto.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - A buyer takes his haul to his van as the sun finally rises. More than anywhere else in Toronto the glory of fresh produce is visible in the Ontario Food Terminal. 

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Jorn Weisbrodt, artistic director of Luminato.

 

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DAVID COOPER -  Adult Common Grackle feeds the babies in the nest outside a second story bedroom window under the eaves.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Mayor Rob Ford reacts in the council chamber during a special council meeting on the Casino debate.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Gloria Lindsay Luby direct council to vote no about one of the motion put forward.

 

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VINCE TALOTTA - Mayor Rob Ford chairs the executive committee meeting at City Hall in Toronto on  May 28, 2013.

 

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LUCAS OLENIUK - Rob Ford walked through a throng of media to an elevator in City Hall the afternoon his press secretaries resigned.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Rob Ford arrives at his office at City Hall.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford stands in the back after he read the PFLAG Proclamation on the podium roof today at City Hall.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - Mayor Rob Ford addresses the media about the departure of two more staffers at City Hall.

 

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BERNARD WEIL - Mayor Rob Ford introduces a new staffer, left, to the fish bowl area.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Heading out for the morning run. Racing at Canada's biggest track is in trouble as bidding for casinos around the GTA start. Both Vaughan and Markham are interested in getting considered for a full-fledged casino and this could affect the future of Woodbine and the horse men and women that work there.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Emma Jayne Wilson rides with a camera mounted on her helmet during training at Woodbine. 

 

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DAVID COOPER - Playoff hockey returns to Toronto. SEE MORE from game 1 and game 2.

 

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RENE JOHNSTON - Maple Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle wipes his brow after the Leafs give up a goal. SEE MORE from game 3.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Mike Agati, 19, of Toronto, flashes his toothless grin as Maple Leaf fans gather in Maple Leaf Square prior to start of Game 4. SEE MORE from game 4 and Game 5.

 

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   RICK MADONIK - Leaf netminder James Reimer stops Patrice Bergeron during 3rd period action of Game 6. SEE MORE from game 6.

 

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STEVE RUSSELL - James van Riemsdyk tangles with Zdeno Chara in game 7.

 

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VINCE TALOTTA - Toronto Maple Leafs' fans in Maple Lef Square outside the Air Canada Centre react after Boston scored late in the third period, sending the game into overtime. SEE MORE pictures from game 7.

 

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ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE - Grand Rapids Griffins Luke Glendening (33) celebrates his game-winning goal with teammates in front of Toronto Marlies goalie Drew MacIntyre (34)) during third period action in Game 6 of the AHL Western Conference semifinals. The Griffins defeated the Marlies 4-3 to win the best-of-seven series.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Argos receiver Mike Williams (86) tries to hang on to the ball as Defensive Back Shane Herbert (8) tries to stop him during the Argos rookie camp. 

 

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TARA WALTON - Toronto Blue Jay Melky Cabrera slides into home to score the first run of the game against the San Francisco Giants.

 

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TARA WALTON - Brett Lawrie is hit by a pitch in the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants.

 

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RICK MADONIK -  Baltimore's Nate McLouth chased down a foul hit ball and ended up in the stands and comes up showing the ball.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Toronto Blue Jays Brett Lawrie breaks his bat.

 

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RICK MADONIK - Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki nearly comes up with a hard hit ball.

 

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DAVID COOPER - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie gets brushed back by a pitch.

 

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RICHARD LAUTENS - Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki (66) celebrates with his team mates following his ninth inning hit that won the game.

 

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CARLOS OSORIO - Blue Jays Brett Lawrie steals second base on an awkward slide.

 

 

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