Ah, Easter weekend. A wonderful time for Christians to celebrate Jesus, and non-Christians to celebrate that Jesus gives them extra time off work. In the news: Olivia Chow releases anti-Ford attack ad, expect more city blackouts in the future, and get ready for an early summer election (maybe).
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Post-Heartbleed, have you changed all your passwords and had a technology- or NSA-related panic attack yet? In the news today: the revitalization of Alexandra Park is a mixed blessing, CIUT's station manager apologizes for his poor handling of a mayoral debate, and urban trailer parks are on their way out.
It's going to be a warm weekend, everyone! It's finally going to be a warm weekend! In the news today: OCAD is falling apart, Pearson Airport will fall apart in bad weather, and Norm Kelly wants to investigate the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.
More Rob Ford news, sadly: His Worship lost his temper when he was denied entry to a lounge during the Maple Leafs' Saturday game. Other news for today: Olivia Chow has ideas about child care and transit, organic black peppercorn products are being recalled, and candidates start talking Gardiner.
Enjoy the weekend, everyone! We all deserve it. In the news: Karen Stintz wants to introduce a "transportation czar," measles cases are popping up in Toronto with alarming frequency, a co-working space launches for hardware startups, and a Toronto doctor is fielding offers to run for election.
Rob Ford is in the news again. By now it wouldn't feel like home if he weren't, though, would it? News today: Bill Clinton weighs in on Ford, staggering wealth inequality in Canada, city council approves more food trucks, and Unifor continues to push for car plant unionization.
What a beautiful Monday. What a disturbing oxymoron. Here's some news if you're stuck inside today: the federal government has trouble finding job information, a terrifying municipal election fact, and Bixi gets a makeover.
What's that, weather forecast? Sunday is supposed to be "sunny and seasonable"? Things might finally be looking up. In the news: analyzing Rob Ford's billion-dollar claim, cracking down on unpaid interns, and calling on rail companies to publicly disclose information about the transport of hazardous materials.
It's Monday! There's a new premier in Alberta! What a day to be alive, huh? Here's some more news: the good weather is revealing a mess, property flippers may have to meet with the taxman, Target had a crazy year in Canada, and Oakville businesses are seeing tough times.
It's Saturday and the freezing rain warning is gone! What could be better? Well, maybe some news: long-serving Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion has a son, and that son is in trouble over his taxes; laneways in Toronto serve as markers of local history; and the Pan Am Games are once again dealing with high-level staff changes.
It was a nice couple of months without daily Rob Ford news, wasn't it? But now it seems we're back to the old status quo. Today's news: Ford issues defence against accusation that he orchestrated a jailhouse beating, construction lags behind in rollout of all-day kindergarten, councillors plan to put forward a motion upholding the ban on jets at Toronto Island Airport, and the Star reflects on the winter we just survived.
It's St. Patrick's Day! Get drunk, if you're into that. Or stay at home to avoid the crushing mass of inebriated college kids likely to make its way to a bar near you by sometime tomorrow evening. Onto the news: plans for Eglinton's transit expansion are coming along, most Torontonians don't want trains carrying crude oil through the city, and Conservative MPs are cherry-picking their next electoral competition.
Just a few more hours until it's officially the weekend, and the weather is supposed to be warm for a few days! Life really is great sometimes. The news, though, is a mixed bag: birds are dying left, right, and centre due to the extreme cold; Black Creek is apparently the worst neighbourhood in Toronto; and provincial funding for transit is rather a mystery.
The Monday after losing an hour's sleep to Daylight Saving Time has to be among the worst Mondays of all time. Today's news: "underground" dinner parties are a thing in town, Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion is retiring, Rob Ford's last original staffer has resigned, and a Toronto photojournalist was killed in a Syria bombing.
Happy International Women's Day, everyone! Hug a woman today or, if you want to be really useful, help tear down the patriarchy (or racism, or transphobia). Us ladies sure would appreciate it. Other news stories today: Madonna's Toronto gym is overpriced and bizarre, a woman gave birth on Queen Street this morning, and some possible solutions to the city's public housing crisis.
Happy Friday! Don't forget to set your clock forward on Sunday! Because if you do forget, the Daylight Saving Time monster will get you in your sleep. In the news today: Trump Tower may soon be raining glass; an Ontario teacher who forced a student to eat a gross banana is no longer a teacher; and Line 9, the pipeline project, is one step closer to reality.
Who wore everyone’s favourite dress during the Oscars last night? If you have any answer other than Lupita Nyong’o, you’re incorrect, because Lupita Nyong’o should be everyone’s favourite everything. In the news, Ukrainian-Canadians showed support for their country over the weekend, Rob Ford was cavorting with celebrities and being mocked (or honoured) at Mardi Gras, and then Rob Ford was cavorting with celebrities and being mocked (or honoured) in Los Angeles. It's been a full couple of days.
It's Friday, which is great, but it's still cold as all get-out, which is not great. Apparently, it's about to get colder, too, so get ready for that. A group in town wants the City to extend last call to 4 a.m., protesters rallied for a jailed Canadian journalist, and taxpayers are paying for a mayor's legal woes (and it's not Rob Ford).