U.S. national security
The Paris-based International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will overtake Saudi Arabia as the planet's leading oil producer by 2017 and be energy-self-sufficient by 2030. No more oil-based wars?
Prosecutors in the U.S. drop hundreds of pot charges in the wake of Election Day votes in two states to legalize and decriminalize marijuana.
The city's new chief planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, signals her support for protecting the city's industrial base from being swallowed up by condo development, tabling a city employment areas study.
Sun Media shocks the publishing world by announcing 500 layoffs, including at the flagship Toronto Sun Tuesday, November 13. TVO follows suit the same day, chopping 40 staff and the shows Allan Gregg In Conversation and Saturday Night At The Movies. Read Norman Wilner's take on the latter at nowtoronto.com.
The Beach Motel, the last of the lakeshore-strip motor inns, is scheduled to meet with the wrecking ball this morning (Thursday, November 15).
Respect for cyclists
Police issue a public apology after the shattered helmet and bloodied clothes of a courier killed in a collision with a cab Wednesday, November 7, were disposed of in a nearby garbage bin.