Biggest stories from the week that was
The Rundown returns, elated that Twinkies will most likely survive the demise of Hostess bakeries, but wondering what has happened to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and what exactly motivates someone to plunk down more than five large for a toilet, even if it has been used by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
There also seemed to be a spike in stories related to fraud, for reasons that remain elusive. The fraud charges against former federal cabinet minister Joe Fontana, the mayor of London, Ont., will be dealt with in the roundup of Canadian political news but Hewlett Packard, the American technology company, said it was the victim of a multi-billion-dollar fraud and a rogue trader was sentenced to seven years in prison in what is being called the biggest instance of fraud in British banking history.
Elsewhere this week:
Two television anchors in Maine resigned on the air.
A government memo says the Canadian embassy in Moscow is vulnerable to a terrorist attack.
There are no mandatory safety standards in Canada for ski helmets.
RBC is dropping the expiry date on prepaid credit cards. Expect other banks to follow suit.
Kevin Clash, the puppeteer of Elmo, resigned from Sesame Street, amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys.
The Supreme Court will not hear a case regarding a pregnant woman’s right where to choose where to bear her child.
A resolution of the NHL lockout is looking increasingly bleak.Talks this week produced “no movement” said Donald Fehr, the head of the players union. Meanwhile, Kraft has cancelled its Hockeyville program. If you’re looking for a more upbeat sports story, how about the guy who scored 138 points in a basketball game?
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
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