Archive for 'Brendan Ross'
There are some things you just don't want to wait for, so here we go: happy summer, folks. In the news: Toronto Community Housing vows to do something about senior citizen evictions, the TDSB keeps a music program, the plastic bag debate gets put to bed, and the Centre Island hedge maze might be coming back.
Unfortunately, "It's Thursday" isn't yet a universally accepted excuse for not being able to come in to work. But that doesn't mean it's not worth a try. In the news: police take to north Etobicoke in a huge raid, public consultations begin on the future of the Gardiner Expressway, city council nixes making the U of T field a heritage site, and Women's College Hospital gets a new clinic.
Welcome to the first day of the rest of your week. In the news: reporters identify the house where the mayor's photo with Anthony Smith was taken, Build Toronto loses part of its board, a new development in the Tim Bosma murder case, and Toronto police name their officer of the year.
Oh Thursday, you sneaky bugger. Here's some news: another day, another powerful set of allegations against the mayor, a new break in the Anthony Smith shooting, the transit tax advocacy work starts at the Legislature, and councillors want to re-open the casino debate.
Ah, Thursday. There's nothing quite like it—by which we mean just end it already. In the news: a casino could spring up in the suburbs, a new arrest in the Tim Bosma case, the figures are in for the Grey Cup, and something terrible happened yesterday morning.
Next stop, Thursday! Here's some news to keep you chugging along: TCHC starts naming names to police, a new complaint surfaces against the mayor, the City looks at making intersections better, and the anti-casino set gets a new ally.
It's not every day you get a Thursday like this...really more like every week, to be honest. In the news: city council gets more than it bargained for in its Homeric transit expansion debate, a casino debate will probably be put off for now, the City highlights the worst intersections for traffic, and a burned playground will be rebuilt.
At long last, it's budget day. Only a few hours from now, the finance minister will ride through town showering us all with coins. In the meantime, here's some news: the Leafs get rocked, the mayor gets in hot water, the city gets its delayed casino meeting, and shark fins get un-banned.
As you wake up this morning, prepare for a Wednesday like no other. Because it's Thursday, and you've been out for a long time. In the news: councillors don't take kindly to holding off on transit taxes, Mississauga makes its own transit revenue recommendations, police apprehend a second bank robbery suspect, and pollution is down in the city.
When Thursday's a rockin', don't come a knockin'. Unless you're a fan of VD. Now how about some news? Toronto doesn't see eye to eye with other GTA cities on transit taxes, Mayor Rob Ford cleans up this town (but not in a John Wayne way), Porter clarifies its position on jets, and the Raptors prepare to watch the playoffs from the sidelines.
Hey Thursday, is that freezing rain and ice pellets, or are you just incredibly unhappy to see us? In the news: the City goes after abandoned bikes, the GTA has some economic issues to work out, the TDSB looks to expand Africentric programs, and the police give out fast food coupons.
If Thursday falls in the forest when nobody's around, can we just call it and move on to Friday? In the news: burgers get the City Hall green light, the head of the SIU gets set to step down, details emerge in teachers' labour talks, and GO Transit gets new buses.
It's the Easter holidays as of tomorrow, so consider today March's official send-off. In the news: 2011's snowplow cop killer is found not criminally responsible, cops come under fire for lying in court, the City ombudsman goes after City staff on property rates, and shark fins won't be banned in Canada.
Happy day you probably thought was the first day of spring! It's not like it makes a difference in this icy hell-hole anyway. In the news: councillors vote no to limits on terms and lobbying, the military could be giving some elephants a lift soon, and the land transfer tax could be headed for the chopping block.