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Extra, Extra: Trees on University, No Ford Nation, and Spacemen Advocating for Earth Hour

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  • There was a time, before University Avenue was all about office buildings and hospitals, when the street was flanked by rows of glorious chestnut trees. While we are grateful to have cutting-edge medical facilities close at hand, it would certainly also be nice to be able to stroll down a grand, tree-lined, Charles Dickens–approved avenue.
  • Are you planning to observe Earth Hour, which kicks off at 8:30 p.m. this coming Saturday? If not, perhaps messages from Canadian luminaries like William Shatner and Chris Hadfield will change your mind.
  • Look out, Ford Nation. You have a new challenger. No, not one of the other candidates for mayor—something called “No Ford Nation,” which bills itself as a campaign and runs a slick website that features some Rob Ford fact-checking, some animated Rob Ford videos, and a couple of images you can use on your Facebook page (and presumably on any magnets you might make).
  • And finally, here’s someone elegantly and effectively photo-bombing Doug Ford.

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