So, what did you do to mark Earth Day, yesterday? Nothing? Not even a Happy Earth Day card for your favourite tree? In the news: John Tory wants to be the man who planted trees, a recent study about aboriginal mortality rates in Toronto was misrepresented in the media, a woman finds a snake in her bathroom and wonders how it got there, and Flashdance—yes, that Flashdance—was inspired by Toronto and Hamilton.
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So, Netflix is raising prices for new subscribers. Cue the pointless outrage. In the news: three elephants from the Toronto Zoo have taken nicely to sanctuary life, the Catholic teachers’ union is being urged to not participate in this year’s Pride Parade, nobody knows what happened to a $26,000 bottle of scotch, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has died.
Easter Monday! Where are we at with Jesus' resurrection today? It's hard to remember what happens on which day when you've stopped going to church. In the news: four fire trucks will be retiring from service, University of Toronto faculty are contemplating unionization, and a teen's case of homophobic discrimination will be heard by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Good Saturday! Right? Or is it just Saturday? But every Saturday is a good Saturday, amiright? Anyway, here's some news: a photographer is nearly finished an ambitious Toronto-based project, Olivia Chow's campaign deletes the most Facebook comments, and GO stations are trying to meet customers' food and drink needs.
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).
So, on Monday a Nebraska toddler got stuck in one of those claw-style toy vending machine games. No, you read that right. That actually happened. In slightly less awesome news: Open Streets will happen this summer, a new zoning law could allow small businesses to open up within apartment towers, electronic joints may not be safe to smoke, and the who’s who of city councillors running for re-election this fall.
Can someone tell me if Coachella is over yet? I’m tired of having my eyes offended by celebrities prancing around dressed like idiots. In the news: the west end gets hit with a blackout, Olivia Chow leads the mayoral race, a fringe mayoral candidate criticizes the police budget, and Toronto marijuana grow-ops are disappearing.
If April showers bring May flowers, then what about snow flurries? In the news: Premier Wynne announces $29 billion for transit, cyclists get $25 million from the province, council contemplates a salary hike, and Toronto Police say it isn’t their fault that U.S. Border Patrol knows about suicide attempts by Ontario residents.
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.