Despite criticism from the media, many councillors and Rick Ducharme’s public admission that his actions as TTC chair made him quit, Howard Moscoe made it clear he won’t be stepping down from the Chair. That is until he talked to his wife. Gloria Moscoe, his wife of 46-years, would like him to spend more time with his family which means Moscoe might step out of the TTC Chair’s role but not until after the November election. Many say that’s not soon enough.
Rick Ducharme also gives a long interview to the Star where he paints a damning picture of the state of transit in the city. He points to difficulties in rebuilding St. Clair and the entrenched car culture in Toronto. He also has damning words for Miller and Moscoe.
The province ponied up $2 million for the renovation of Museum station. The Toronto Community Foundation, who are in charge of raising funds for the reno, say they are only short $250,000.
Canada apparently had the hottest spring since 1948 and what about this summer? The wise David Phillips from Environment Canada has this to say, “Last summer was the hottest, sweatiest, dirtiest summer on record in southern Ontario….In my business, you never bet records. We probably won’t top last year’s summer’s temperatures. Nature is very fickle. It can turn on you. If you try to forecast it then it will have the last laugh.”
Let’s hope that freakish weather won’t dampen our enjoy of the city’s beaches which are now open.
No surprise here, but a report says that the province won’t be able to shut down more coal plants until after 2009.
Someone forgot to tell these guys that you shoot guns not throw them. Police officers who were raiding an apartment yesterday had three guns thrown at them. Two of them were cocked and had their safetys off. No officers were injured. Three men in Woodbridge were sent to hospitals, victims of a drive-by shooting. A Toronto Police officer has been suspended after being charged with breaking and entering and threatening bodily harm.
Last but not least, our post on the misparked SUV makes the National Post.