As we ice skate our way into the end of February on this frozen tidal wave of frigid temperatures, take comfort in knowing that Mercury Retrograde ends tomorrow. Our lives will all suck a little less. In the news: the partial sale or lease of Toronto Hydro could be up for discussion if Karen Stintz becomes mayor, the provincial government will dole out $190 million to municipalities for ice storm relief, Bill Blair knew that Doug Ford’s complaint was imminent thanks to Sandro Lisi, and Rob Ford gets mean-girled at the Big City Mayors' Caucus.
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In case you were wondering what Judge Judy thinks about Justin Bieber, she’s weighed in on his rash of recent arrests and questionable antics by saying, “You sing alright. You’re no Sinatra, but people are going to remember that you’re an idiot.” Welcome to the end of days, people. Enjoy. In the news: Tourism in Toronto hits an all-time high, distracted driving fines are set to increase next month, and a new competition aimed at creating innovative ways to tackle poverty in York Region launches.
Admit it—you thought Egon Spengler was a total babe. Harold Ramis, you will be missed. Don’t cross the streams, and read some local news: Police Chief Bill Blair is under investigation, some good news for Gardiner repairs, even better news for parking ticket reforms, and a revolutionary cancer treatment developed at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is getting attention from around the world.
We did it, Canada! We got the gold medals in the hockey sport! Post-Olympics, we can get back to what really matters: local news. There are challenges for the new TTC chair, the Eaton Centre Sears has finally closed, and Rob Ford has added "DJ" to his credentials.
It's Saturday, which means it's time to do some of those things on your ever-present to-do list. But first go spend some time in the park. It's good for you! In the news: urban parks make city-dwellers happier and help them to live longer, a woman tried to smuggle 10,000 diamonds into Canada, and while TTC customers are happier, they're not uniformly happy.
If you're watching fashion week coverage and worrying that you need to bleach your eyebrows, just remember the cool kids aren't always right. And you'd probably look like an alien. (But if you want to do it, enjoy your alien face, and don't listen to what we're saying!) In the news this morning: heavy rain is causing problems, the City has few tools to deal with landlords run amok, and a new taxi rule may allow for discrimination.
If it isn’t the snow, the rain will get you in the end. Environment Canada, we salute you for yet another weather warning. In less rainy news: Josh Matlow tries to curb rent increases, Toronto Hydro execs charge ratepayers for some questionable expenses, change is in the wind for the taxi industry, say “Hi!” to Maria Augimeri—your new TTC chair, and Karen Stintz is finally getting around to filling out her mayoral election paperwork.
Apparently, Seth Cohen is now married. Time to cry in your breakfast cereal. In the news: lots of snow this winter means the City’s snow removal budget is disappearing quickly, the race to become the TTC chair heats up, the Toronto Zoo doesn’t know a whole lot about the Inuit language, and replacing glass walls is an expense that prospective condo buyers should probably consider.
So. More snow. But at least Roll Up the Rim is back at Tim Hortons. Here's to another year of free cookies and donuts! In the news: protect your cell, because people want to steal it; more problems for Trillium Health after doctors allegedly deny a woman access to cancer treatment; naloxone kits are saving lives in Toronto; and a veteran city councillor calls it quits.
It's Family Day, so if you didn't get enough for a lifetime during the December holidays, maybe visit your family or give them a call. You could also just read some news, since you're already here: TCH properties are among the most violent places to live in Toronto, a chemical leak in Scarborough injured one person, TTC CEO Andy Byford is feeling good about movement on a downtown subway, and where to go today that won't be closed.
So, how’s that love hangover treating you today? Here’s some news to bring you back down to reality: A Torontonian wants to live in a tiny home but the city won’t let him, a TDSB trustee is in hot water, taking a trip through the revamped Toronto Reference Library, and a Justin Bieber-themed yoga class.