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Extra, Extra: QuAIA Disbands, Ghomeshi’s Court Date, and Stuff You Can Buy on eBay

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

Photo by kayehm from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Photo by kayehm from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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Extra, Extra: A Winter SWAT Team, Ezra Levant, and Sex Criminals on TV

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

Ezra Levant, in a screen shot from The Rebel

Ezra Levant, in a screen shot from The Rebel.

  • Roughly 300 residents have been without water for more than a week on account of frozen pipes. Now, the city is establishing “a SWAT team dedicated to working with residents who have no water as a result of frozen pipes outside of their home or building,” the Star reports. The special super team will be in touch with afflicted residents and help them coordinate repairs and, just maybe, thaw justifiably icy spirits in the process.
  • Keep reading: Extra, Extra: A Winter SWAT Team, Ezra Levant, and Sex Criminals on TV

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Extra, Extra: Mystery Tunnel, Sex-Ed Sadness, and Doomed Ice Rinks

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

Tunnel presser photo courtesy of CTV News

Tunnel presser photo courtesy of CTV News.

  • Unless you’ve been hiding in an underground bunker yourself, you’ve heard about the mystery tunnel. Discovered in a wooded area near York University last month and reported by the CBC yesterday afternoon, the tunnel is large enough to fit a school bus and was built with reinforced walls that demonstrate some degree of tunnel-building expertise. What’s more, today it was reported that a gas-powered generator was found in another hole nearby, likely left there to power the tunnel’s moisture-resistant lighting system. Other fun tunnel discoveries include a portable gas can, food and beverage containers, and a rosary hanging from a nail. Despite the tunnel’s proximity to York’s Rexall Centre, where this summer’s Pan Am Games will host tennis matches, Games representatives say the tunnel isn’t being interpreted as a direct threat or spiking their security budget. But we’ll keep digging deeper.
  • Keep reading: Extra, Extra: Mystery Tunnel, Sex-Ed Sadness, and Doomed Ice Rinks

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Newsstand: February 17, 2015

Six Canadians are still in the running to join the Mars One project. If selected, they could get a one-way trip to Mars to try and establish the first off-planet colony of humans. This sounds pretty amazing, until you remember that MIT studied the project's feasibility and learned that the life expectancy could be as short as 68 days. In the news: major flooding at an apartment building near Yonge and Eglinton, longer rush-hour wait times as the new streetcars are put in service, and the (possible) end of Bay and Bloor's scramble crossing.

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