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Toronto hits record high gas prices. Canada’s top 10 heroes. And a broadcasting legend dies.
Gas Prices Hit Record High In Toronto
Gas prices in the City of Toronto have hit a record high this morning, reaching 142.3 cents per litre. The previous record was set in 2011 when prices jumped to 141.1 cents a litre.
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Canada’s 10 Greatest Heroes
Canadians have handed the Harper government a ‘Top 10’ list of the country’s greatest heroes, and none of them are Conservatives. The list, compiled from online votes, was topped by former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, followed by Terry Fox:
3. NDP Leader Tommy Douglas
4. Former Liberal prime minister Lester B. Pearson
5. Astronaut Chris Hadfield
6. Environmental Activist David Suzuki
7. NDP Leader Jack Layton
8. Sir. John A
9. Wayne Gretzky
10. Romeo Dallaire
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Iraqi cities continue to fall one by one to a militant group. Canada’s top diplomat in Baghdad has left over security concerns; as well, 100 American soldiers are now protecting the US embassy building in Baghdad as sunni extremists march towards the nation’s capital.
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For almost four decades, Casey Kasem entertained people by hosting countdown shows such as “American Top 40” and “Casey’s Top 40”. Sadly, the broadcasting legend died over the weekend. He was 82. Kasem was also the voice of cartoon characters such as Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo,” and Robin on “Super Friends.”
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NBA and World Cup
As the NBA championship comes to a close, the World Cup is just winding up. San Antonio claimed its 5th NBA title extinguishing the Heat 104-87 last night. San Antonio controlled the series, winning four games to one. Germany and Portugal — ranked as the 2nd and 4th best teams in the world — will face off at noon today, in what should be an entertaining match.