Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
- Star reporter Robyn Doolittle (who is one of only three reporters known to have seen that cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack) is writing a book called Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story. It comes out in March, but you can already preorder it on Amazon.
- Doolittle also happens to be one of the journalists whose investigative reporting on Ford was upheld as fair by the Ontario Press Council today. Globe media reporter Steve Ladurantaye has published some reactions from the complainants in the case.
- The Grid has a nice map of “library deserts“—that is, parts of the city that don’t have a local library branch within convenient walking distance.
- Some people allegedly turned a house near Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue into a sort of convenience store stocked entirely with shoplifted goods. Have we just discovered the exact centre point on the entrepreneurial/criminal Venn diagram?
- And some good news out of Ottawa: the federal government is getting ready to ease tariffs on European cheese, greatly angering the Canadian dairy lobby, but warming the fat-clogged hearts of gourmands across the country.