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Extra, Extra: 911 Etiquette, Bottled Water Conspiracy, and Budget Date Set

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

  • Toronto Police Service wants you, and any small children you might know, to be reassured that yes, they do have 911 operators answering the phone. There is no need to call and check to make sure they are there.
  • Here is a guest column in the Toronto Sun, courtesy of Nestle Canada, the thesis of which appears to be that campaigns urging people to drink tap water instead of the bottled variety are actually a CUPE-led Pinko conspiracy of some kind.
  • Ontario’s budget date has been set. Everyone brace for March 27, when we find out how many of Don Drummond’s cost-cutting measures the Liberals have decided to follow through on, and whether we have discovered some hitherto unknown gravy river, whose elimination will solve all our problems. (Spoiler: no.)
  • Over at the Toronto Standard, an interesting read about Toronto’s food culture, and just how multicultural it actually is—or isn’t.
  • And finally, a warning if you’ll be out and about tonight. Environment Canada cautions that Toronto may see torrential rain and “toonie-sized hail” this evening.

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  • Anonymous

    I had to check because I thought it was a joke, but yes, the Sun really did let a representative of Nestlé write a guest column about how drinking bottled water fights communism. (Guess what Nestlé sells.)

    • Anonymous

      AND…? What exactly is wrong with someone from the private sector expressing an opinion in an opinion column?

      And by the way, the article in no way suggests that drinking bottled water “fights communism”, noble as that cause may be. Are you by chance rich and educated?

      • Anonymous

        This “someone” isn’t merely from the corporate sector, he’s speaking on the behalf of his employer. Nor is it just his “opinion”, it’s a marketing piece. If Nestlé wants to promote their wasteful product they should buy ad space.

        Shame on the Sun for erasing the line between news and advertising by letting a company promote itself under the guise of journalism.

        • Anonymous

          Wow. How about you concede your lies first before proceeding into another tirade?

          Did it take all your energy to push the dozen or so cats off your keyboard?

          • Anonymous

            How about you stop reading my comments and wasting your time replying to every single one of them? You are a troll and I’m not going to engage in any sort of discussion with you.

          • Anonymous

            How about you get off the internet if you don’t like it?
            But I forgot, you’re so obtuse you actually think telling someone to do something (with a rude tone) is going to yield positive results.

            And I don’t reply to every comment you make and in fact like many of them… You’re so vain…

    • Matt Patterson

      I’m more shocked that Nestle is willing to lend their name to what sounds like the lowest of talk radio conspiracy theorizing. You’d think a company that is trying to salvage its image would try to hold itself up to some respectable level of public discourse.

  • Anonymous

    I suspect the reason for publication was that The Sun wanted to demonstrate how desperate the anti-environment, anti-social, anti-sustainability, money-grubbing Nestle were. Kudos to The Sun for outing Nestle … although it just might have been an inadvertent outing.