News you can use: a Canadian teacher convicted of child abuse in Indonesia criticizes the federal government's silence, a pillar in downtown Toronto may be more than it appears, and Bill Blair's last days as police chief are filled with conflict.
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Prepare for an actual spring week this week—but read some news first: nearly 30 poultry farms are under quarantine, a look at the progress of the Places to Grow Act, and a map of Toronto-referencing poetry.
Weekend morning news: Ukraine's controversial pianist will not be playing at a north Toronto church, a Pan Am Games sex-work sweep might hurt the workers involved, and a profile of two low-wage workers in the city.
Not to talk about the weather all the time, but seriously: snow in April? Some of us moved out of the Prairies for a reason. In the news: Uber is trying to make friends in Canada, a Toronto food bank is looking for donations, and the TDSB will be cutting an additional $7 million from its budget.
Good Friday! Easter weekend! Great stuff. In the news: Air Canada doesn't want jets at Billy Bishop Airport, carding is up for debate at the Toronto Police Services Board, and Canadian Muslims are encouragng each other to vote.
Happy Monday! Here's some news to get you out of bed this morning: York University might be on the road to ending its strike, new homeless shelters are planned for the city (kind of), and Earth Hour was less well-observed than usual.
On this beautiful weekend morning, here is some not-so-beautiful news: new guidelines for the police carding policy are not winning over critics, Toronto's housing market is still outrageously expensive, and John Tory ran the most expensive mayoral campaign in the city's history.
Apparently the strip club industry is on a slow but steady decline in Canada due to falling demand. There's a hot topic for Monday morning water-cooler talk! In the news today: a Toronto resident on disability is facing eviction because of bungled government payments, Parkdale tenants are fighting dramatic rent increases, and city council may decide to give public housing renters more say in where they live.
In the news on this first day of spring: more than 500,000 Ontario tax forms have to be shredded due to a printing error, the TTC wants another company to oversee the remainder of the Spadina subway extension, and U of T grad students vote on a possible end to their strike.
In the news this morning the TTC driver who struck and killed Amaria Diljohn has turned himself in, Toronto police may have reached a deal on a new contract, and a woman's home was destroyed in a community housing building with faulty fire-fighting equipment.
Alanis Morissette was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Junos last night. What did you do? Watch old TV shows? In the news: a senior OPPA official has been fired, protests against Bill C-51 drew crowds, and Naomi Klein won't cross the U of T picket line.
The Raptors pulled out of a four-game losing streak with a win against the Miami Heat last night. Aren't sports great? In the news this morning: RCMP allegations regarding the OPP, a sizeable minority of Canadians think there are too many nonwhite immigrants, and a BuzzFeed office in Toronto.
It's a real spring weekend. In the news: protesters disrupted a meeting on the new sex-ed curriculum, measles is no longer in Ontario, and say hello (soon, we hope) to beer and wine in grocery stores.
What did you do yesterday to celebrate International Women's Day and the women in your life? Did you think about how awesome women are? In the news this morning: traffic and daylight saving time are connected, train derailments in Ontario call safety into question, and the York strike might be over very soon.
It's almost spring! Are we excited yet? In the news: a woman found a different name on her prescription drugs, a new sexual-violence policy in Ontario, and delays on subway construction are irking John Tory.