Get little Timmy and Cindy-Lou on the horn, stat! Health Canada has contradicted last week’s warnings from Toronto Public Health that children should reduce cell phone use, saying that the science doesn’t support the conclusion that your kids’ brains will mangled and cancerfied by cell phone heat and radiation. Well, except for this study. And this one. Oh, and these ones.
Feelings apparently hurt by last week’s news that Toronto has the lowest crime rate of large cities in Canada, local crooks have brought their A-game, with six murders and four non-fatal shootings in the last week. The latest deaths were three men found shot to death in an abandoned SUV in Etobicoke yesterday in what police are calling a gang-related incident.
Hundreds of people could be out of their homes for a couple more days as firefighters investigate an electrical fire and explosion yesterday that forced residents to evacuate an east-end apartment building. Health Canada has now weighed in to say that there is no evidence to show that toxic smoke and massive explosions are harmful to human health.
Mohawk activist Shawn Brant and his lawyers are upset with OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino and his minions for taping phone conversations between Fantino and Brant at the time of a native protest last summer. In Ontario it’s legal to tape your own phone conversations without the consent of the other party, unless you’re a cop, in which case you need a court order. Which probably made sense when they came up with it.
Contrary to reports you may have read in your morning newspaper from Sweden, Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin has not yet affixed his signature to a $20 million, two-year deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Don’t worry though—he was able to save up some of that $5.5 million he made with the Leafs last year and it’s expected to last him through the summer.
Photo by Marc Lostracco.