Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Toronto Police Service press releases don’t get much creepier than this: the cops are warning the public to beware a Co-Op taxi bearing the number 666 (mark of the beeeeast!), because it was apparently stolen last night—possibly by the devil, or by the devil’s chauffeur. [PDF]
- Some social-housing tenants helped police crack a murder case, and now the Toronto Community Housing Corporation is “rewarding” them with $150,000 for repairs to their housing complex. So wait. TCHC, the City-owned housing provider with an estimated $750 million repair backlog, suddenly has money to spare? And is doling it out to residents who please officials by helping to solve crimes?
- BlackBerry is now lagging behind Windows in terms of overall mobile market share, according to Gartner. This is what rock bottom looks like.
- $850 million. That’s what a report from the Insurance Bureau of Canada says July’s flooding will cost insurers. According to the CBC, the figure is considered likely to be an underestimate.