1. Jessica Ghawi, an aspiring sportscaster from Texas known professionally as Jessica Redfield, is among the 12 confirmed victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado last night. Just last month, she survived the Eaton Centre shooting, and later blogged about the experience.
2. Let the stress-eating commence: Record-high prices for corn and soybeans are stoking fears of an impending food crisis.
3. Some of Toronto’s small businesses are feeling the pinch as TTC construction continues in the Queen and Spadina area.
1. An online initiative to raise vacation funds for a bullied bus monitor in New York—spearheaded by Toronto resident Max Sidorov—has raised almost $700,000. (The Globe)
2. After an 8,000 mile journey, the Olympic torch has finally arrived in London. (Also: The Spice Girls may or may not be closing the Games.)
3. Psych! No concrete chunks fell from the Gardiner today, despite reports to the contrary.