It is Thursday. So close to Friday and yet so far away. A blue police box that is bigger on the inside would really come in handy right about now, wouldn’t it? In the news: Joe Cressy doesn’t think the oilsands are evil anymore, Olivia Chow doesn’t think that the downtown relief line should be an election issue, it turns out it is not as easy as you would think to move a Victorian coach house, and a Toronto man who helped pioneer amnesia research has died.
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Happy April Fools' Day! Are you the person who plays hilarious practical jokes on your friends, family, and co-workers today? In the news, everybody hates you. Also, mayor mad about expenses again, councillors want ability to be recalled, and famous person not happy with our airport.
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.
It's Saturday—if you've been working for the weekend, you can stop now. News-wise: prosecutors proclaim bewilderment at Lisi's motive, Tory campaign is rolling in dough, and a new report says Toronto is losing its competitive edge.
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.
Today is Wednesday, which is technically the point of no return where it becomes easier to go forward to next weekend than to travel back in time to last weekend. In the news, the executive committee has voted to look into jets on the island, Rob Ford isn't talking, a new contender emerges for Mississauga mayor, and David Miller wants you to think about Earth Hour.
While the mystery persists, in the end, it looks like detective Courtney Love can’t take credit for finding flight MH370…although her investigative work on Daniel Tosh seems pretty spot on. In the news: a new report says that the Billy Bishop expansion would be bad news for boaters, criticism over the provincial government’s funding kibosh of the Beaches International Jazz Festival, Scarborough residents try to save their trees, and Twitter trolls go after James Reimer’s wife.
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.
Apparently Rob Ford’s lawyer thinks that police will find a way to anonymously leak the infamous crack video before the upcoming municipal election to, presumably, squash the mayor’s chance at re-election. Nowadays, everyone is a conspiracy theorist. In the news: John Tory officially kicks off his campaign, Sarah Thomson announces her mayoral bid, the executive committee backs a BMO Field expansion, and backlogs to police background checks are getting out of control.
It is going to be an icky rainy day, so we should all just play hooky and go watch the Veronica Mars movie. In the news: Jim Flaherty resigns as finance minister and Joe Oliver takes over the mantle, we’re one step closer to food truck deliciousness in the city, Torontonians are warming to the idea of jets at Billy Bishop, and scaffolding is falling from the sky.
So, how is that St. Paddy’s Day hangover treating you this morning? Grab some coffee, pop a few Advil, and have an internet hug from me in the form of some news headlines. In the news: Toronto public health thinks hookah smoking is bad, which is bad news for hookah lounges; the Trinity-Spadina by-election is already getting spicy; David Soknacki’s Reddit AMA was pretty great; and there’s a new Ford aiming to join City Council.
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.
A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March. Dearest friends and Romans, it is time for some news: MLSE wants $10 million from the City to renovate BMO Field, David Soknacki likes the idea of region-specific tax levels, cyclists are mad as hell about snowed-in bike lanes and are not going to take it anymore, and road closures this St. Paddy’s Day weekend.
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.
Today my humour has been killed by an ear infection that wants nothing more than to see me rolling on the ground screaming like an angry toddler. In the news: Reaction to Olivia Chow’s official entrance into the Toronto mayoral race, the TDSB uses provincial youth programming funds to balance its budget, and an Indigo store’s off-colour marketing display fails big time.