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.
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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.
Well, that whole papal conclave sure flew by, didn't it? In other news: Ford still says no to new taxes for transit, the city's lobbyists could have a curfew, activists plan to take on police "carding," and thousands attend a memorial for Stompin' Tom.
Hello, Wednesday! Some day we'll have time machines, and you won't matter any more. In the news: a casino pitch this way comes, police break up a sports betting ring, TTC's 911 is a joke, and there's now one more formal complaint against the mayor.
We might be miserable today, but tomorrow we'll wake up and you'll be gone, February. So thanks for that much. In the news: Rob Ford is still asking lobbyists for money, a new federal riding tears up a neighbourhood, police charge a G20 vandal, and Leslieville gets a BIA.
Yeah, it's Thursday, what's it to ya? In the news: a tough slog for city council's left wing, new charges in last summer's Little Italy shooting, MGM makes a digital push for a casino at the Ex, and a look inside the mind of Glen Murray.
Happy pizza-and-crying day, dear reader. Here's some news that may or may not get you feeling frisky: job cuts at Woodbine Racetrack, a city councillor is taken to hospital, students need more friendly adults in their lives, and the City dumps one mound of snow too many on a resident's driveway.
Thursday is like a peach pie on a windowsill that takes 24 freakin' hours to cool. In the news: TCHC looks into some shady internal business, the prom will go on at Toronto schools, a city councillor foils crooks, and lawyers stand up for themselves at last.
You know what they say: sometimes you eat Thursday, and sometimes Thursday, well, it eats you. In the news: a review for a TTC sole-source deal, Olivia Chow pushes for a national transit strategy, TDSB maintenance workers take one step closer to Big Brother, and the NHL could be a long wait for Markham.
Happy Friday's Eve, everyone. In the news: police won't be issuing records of random checks any time soon, Olivia Chow denounces downtown casinos, Mississauga says the province should pay for its first LRT line, and City communications get a little less Ford-y.
Today is Thursday. If you aren't familiar with calendars, have a great start to the week! In the news: the budget chief resigns after the 2013 budget passes, the TDSB names a new acting director, animal rights activists take on the Bowmanville Zoo, and Idle No More protesters take to the British Consulate.
Let's make this a Thursday to remember. No? All right, forget about it. In the news: a casino consultation goes awry, the province seeks to stop a teacher walkout, and the mayor comes out against photo radars.
You know, it's already the third of the month, and what does the word "resolution" really even mean, anyway? In the news: Toronto continues circling around a shark fin ban, the province gets set to impose a new contract on teachers, and the case is all but closed in the city's first homicide of 2013.
Happy back-to-work day, everyone! In the news: yesterday was a good Boxing Day, today is an unfortunate snow day; the City doesn't like people living in laneways; and food banks fall short on donations.
Hey, Thursday: There's a reason no one ever says "TGIT," OK? Remember that. In the news: the TTC has communications issues, teachers' actions land them in trouble, the Ikea monkey saga continues, and more witchcraft.
Guys, it's 12/13/12. That's not going to happen again for, like, a hundred years. In the news: PRESTO cards come with a high cost, councillors bicker over the Gardiner Expressway, the TDSB relents, the mayor muses over different New Year's Levee options, police budget woes, and the strange saga of Darwin the monkey continues.