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Extra, Extra: The Fate of the Argos, Ford on Ford, and Petitioning for Ravines

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

  • The Argos‘ lease at the Rogers Centre expires after the 2017 season. But never fear! Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has been planning to involve the team in a revamped BMO Field. Except that now MLSE has cancelled its Argos-at-BMO plan, because Ottawa has not yet approved a certain $10-million grant. “The dispute puts in doubt the CFL’s future in the largest city in the country,” the Star reports. So perhaps a modest and reasonable amount of fear would be warranted.
  • “He’s looking fabulous,” “He’s going to come out a new man,” “We need Rob Ford back here to keep an eye on things,” and “When Rob gets back, game on,” are just some of the things Doug Ford said today about his brother Rob. He might also have mentioned a Cadillac Escalade.
  • Did you know that Toronto’s Don and Humber River valleys “provide the city with fresh air, clean water and a place for Torontonians to connect with nature and enjoy recreational activities like cycling, jogging, kayaking, fishing, and running”? Well, it’s all true. And the people who expressed those facts so felicitously are hoping you’ll be moved to assert that these valleys should be included in Ontario’s Greenbelt and “urge the City of Toronto to formally grow the Greenbelt to best protect these ecological areas for decades to come.”

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  • Spek

    But the Rouge River? F*ck that, let it fester.

    • Squintz

      Ummmm… Rouge River National Park?

      • Spek

        I’m being sarcastic. The glowing prose for two of the city’s rivers made the third one feel left out.

        • Squintz

          How original, I don’t think anyone has ever heard complaints about Scarborough being left out. Are Markham, Richmond Hill and Pickering going to feel left out because you referred to it only as “the city’s?”
          Far from festering, it has thus far been the only one that has actually been fully protected.

        • bobloblawbloblawblah

          Man, I hadn’t realized that the Rouge river was so sensitive. Who knew?

  • Notcleverguy

    The Argos should strike a deal with UofT and play at Varsity stadium.

  • Mark Dowling

    Oh goody, MLSE have created a crisis involving the Argos. TFC and Rugby Canada fans will light up half Toronto Council’s phones demanding they not give in, while 905ers use the rest calling Doug Ford’s office.

    • Squintz

      All over a $10 million subsidy. Maybe they should dig into their own never ending deep pockets? They can pay Defoe 8 mill a year, Bradley 6.5 and were even fine with paying Rudy Gay 18 mill, but can’t find 10 million?

    • Notcleverguy

      Not Rugby Canada or TFC, just the Argos.

      • Mark Dowling

        They lose grass in favour of some artificial crap if the Argos come