PRESS DIGEST-Canada-Sept 25

Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:51am EDT
 
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Sept 25 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

* A Stanley Cup rioter whom a provincial court judge called "the most serious of any case heard so far" has been sentenced to eight months in jail. Vasilios George Makris, 29, pleaded guilty to participating in a riot and assaulting another person in the June 15, 2011, Stanley Cup riot in downtown Vancouver. ()

* One day after Toronto Mayor Rob Ford celebrated C$660 million ($640.81 million) in federal funding for a Scarborough subway extension, another council battle is brewing over how Toronto will pay for transit expansion. Toronto City Council will be asked next month to decide how to fill a funding gap estimated to be more than C$900 million if it wishes to follow the underground route from Kennedy Station to Sheppard Avenue favored by the TTC and city council. ()

* The Alberta government plans to prohibit building in so-called floodways - designated areas close to rivers - to mitigate damages from future floods. Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, charged with leading Alberta's flood recovery effort, said the Progressive Conservatives will introduce legislation this fall forcing municipalities to block development in the most flood-prone zones. ()

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