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Olivia Chow for Mayor

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Swine On The Highway, Miller Avoids Cleaning, Cabs Don’t Like Drunk Chicks

A slaughterhouse-bound tractor trailer crashed on the 401 yesterday, setting 50 pigs loose on the highway. It’s a funny human interest story, because nobody died, with the exception of a few pigs, and they were on their way to the chop anyway. Everybody wins!
Mayor Miller is still in China, avoiding awkward conversations about human rights in Tibet. But Miller’s major social faux pas this week? He’ll be missing Mayor David Miller’s Community Clean-Up Day this Saturday, April 19.
The PATH is getting a $65-million upgrade, adding a new tunnel to improve pedestrian flow into Union Station.
One million Canadians throw out their Nalgenes as Health Canada names bisphenol A a dangerous substance.
Toronto police are cracking down on cab drivers who refuse fares based on distance (and drunkenness) when the nightclubs close in the entertainment district. Police call it a “troubling trend,” which is ironic, because the entertainment district is an endless parade of troubling trends.
Photo by Never Was An Arrow II from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.