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Electronics Recycling Fee Proposed, Budget Passes, Punch Andrews Passes

Photo by Miles Storey
Ontario considers electronics recycling fee. The proposed fee, already in operation in other provinces, would get tacked on when you purchase electronic items and would pay for provincial electronics recycling centres. It’s a simple, feasible solution to a problem we need to deal with, and we have evidence it already works, so six months from now it will likely be the focus of a maelstrom of public debate as people declare that an extra sixty bucks for a flatscreen TV is clearly the advent of a tyrannical nation-state.
City budget passes. (Insert boring budget critic-type joke here.)
Chris “Punch” Andrews dies at 43. The MIX-FM host had lung cancer, and he was well-liked and talented, and it sucks.
Rob Ford apologizes for calling Asian people “Orientals.” Ford claims that he did not know the term is offensive, which for him is probably the best strategy going, as it relies on people believing he is an ignorant buffoon.
Stéphane Dion’s popularity is, shall we say, not good. With an approval rating of only 11 percent, Dion is now slightly less popular than Dick Cheney, Robert Mugabe and that guy on the TTC who goes up to you and starts talking about how he’d like to “stab a little piggy.”
Finally, the Toronto Maple Leafs once again have a chance to make the playoffs, as their two losses to Boston have been nullified and the games ordered to be replayed based on admissions of referee collusion. More details on this sports scandal as they unfold!
Photo by Miles Storey from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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