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Slain billionaire's family split over money View this email in your browser " 9 POSTED My< ONTARIO John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men and Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, classic novels often taught in schools, are now banned in class in one Toronto school district. Meanwhile, psychologist Jordan Peterson, an outspoken culture warrior from Toronto, with a rock star-like online following, has lost a key legal battle to avoid mandatory social media training. If you think fights between the politically correct and the plain spoken are abating, think again.  JUST BECAUSE . . .  Winter leaves many people a bit sluggish, but the cold couldn't stop Art Aggio and some of his friends from a little winter fishing along the Sydenham River in Owen Sound. Aggio caught this beauty of a trout using a fly he tied himself. INNER JUMBO CHANNELLED  Showman P.T. Barnum defined big with his famed circus elephant Jumbo. In the Ontario city where the pachyderm was killed in 1885, St. Thomas, everything economic is suddenly big -- and not just because auto giant Volkswagen is building a $7-billion electric vehicle battery plant there. Brian Williams reports.  ART MYSTERY SOLVED Dubbed "Canada's Michelangelo," Italian-Canadian painter Guido Nincheri left his mark on nearly 200 churches in North America, in beautiful paintings and stained glass. Restoration of the oldest continuous Catholic parish west of Montreal, Assumption Church in Windsor, has pinpointed Nincheri as the artist behind ceiling paintings and other works in the 178-year-old cathedral, ending a century-long mystery about their provenance. Check out the paintings and their backstory here. We've also got a video explainer. END-OF-THE-LINE ELEGY   It became part of the lives of many over its 62-year run, an Ottawa jewellry store that goes back to the Diefenbaker era. With the Sparks Street fixture's closing, reporter National Post Deachman takes stock of what's lost when small neighbourhood retailers call it quits and what the future holds for their replacement.  GOOSE COOKED? Border-city Windsor isn't the first Ontario city beset by problems from Canada geese, but it's the latest to consider lethal measures to control the iconic but  nuisance birds that foul parks, menace humans and often refuse to fly away in winter. Nearly extinct a century ago, read how we feathered their comeback.  ACROSS THE PROVINCE . . .   * 0: Days an Ottawa police officer will spend in jail, after he was found guilty of striking a bleeding man with his baton and stepping on his neck.  * 3: OPP officers cleared after an unusual run-in with a "delusional" man shut down small-town Exeter's hospital ER one day last fall.  * 140: Number of hospitals in Ontario, many of which are now bleeding red ink on top of the staffing and other issues plaguing health care.   * 40,000: In tonnes, annual global pasta sales by Italian manufacturer Adriani, which is building its first North American plant in London. * $5 million: Damages sought in two new lawsuits in the fallout of a deadly collision between a vehicle and a Brownie troop of young girls in London.  * $50 million: Projected budget shortfall at Queen's University, a deficit so large a senior official has warned the school could go under.  * $500 million: Value of a family trust at issue in a legal spat between family members of slain billionaire couple Barry and Honey Sherman. POSTSCRIPT Thanks for subscribing, email us anytime at [email protected] and, remember, you can choose from Postmedia's dozens of specialty newsletters, from across Ontario and Canada, delivered straight to your inbox, right here.  I'm Greg Van Moorsel of The London Free Press, curator of your weekly digest.  © 2024 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved. Unauthorized distribution, transmission or republication strictly prohibited. 365 Bloor St East, Toronto, ON, M4W 3L4 You received this email because you are subscribed to Posted Ontario Newsletter, registered as [email protected] • • • Contact us • Digital Ad Registry © 2024 Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved.  
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