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Extra, Extra: TTC Good Samaritans, Multi-Coloured Ice Fortresses, and “It’s the Crack, Rob”

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  • It’s always nice to come across a positive and uplifting TTC story, especially in light of all those other recent TTC stories involving cold-stricken streetcars and service delays. So here goes: after a woman left her purse on a streetcar on New Year’s Eve, three streetcar drivers joined forces and carried out a window handoff manoeuvre that ended up successfully reuniting this passenger with her handbag.
  • If you have access to a great deal of snow, some free time, and a wellspring of creativity, you could do worse than design and build a large, multi-coloured ice fortress—and that’s exactly what a cold and resourceful man from Northern Ontario did not so long ago.
  • Premier Kathleen Wynne is not prepared to sit down with Rob Ford for a meeting about storm cleanup costs. Wynne says that’s because she intends to meet with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, “who has the responsibility to be the leader at Toronto city council.” Rob Ford says that’s because Wynne is “pretty upset” that Ford worked so hard to get Doug Holyday elected as MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Councillor Shelley Carroll (Ward 33, Don Valley East), though, has a slightly different take, which she shared on Twitter this morning: “Ford says the Preem’s mad about his campaigning in Holyday’s by-election. Nope. It’s the crack, Rob.”

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  • HotDang

    Serious question: why is anyone pretending like Ford is credible enough to bother reporting on his opinion about anything?

    • Testu

      Probably because Rob Ford’s name guarantees page views and paper sales, until that stops happening the media will follow him around day and night and report on every ridiculous thing that comes from his (and his brother’s) mouth. His notoriety guarantees him media coverage.

  • Jacob

    Having the exact same meeting twice, with the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor, would be a waste of time.

    Although, I would like to be a fly on the wall in a private meeting between Ford and Wynne. I’m sure the gloves would come off and Ford would quickly realize he’s out of his league.

  • Serpiginous

    Any meeting with Ford is giving him undeserved credibility.

  • Whaaa… ?

    Regarding Rob Ford and Wynne… Maybe it’s not just the Crack. Maybe it’s also because he’s an unpleasant, sweaty, lying and unethical blowhard that she (and many others) can’t stand to be in the presence of.