The Star does a little digging and pulls out the startling fact that 21 of the 32 accused murderers this year were under court orders. Toronto homicide detectives are concerned that so many people accused of violent and gun crimes are able to get bail so easily.
Police and residents near Keele and Sheppard are on guard after a brutal sexual assault last night outside an apartment building in the area.
School Trustees have given themselves a 420% pay raise. No, we didn’t add a digit. Trustee salaries will balloon to $26,000 from $5000. With the school board suffering a major crash crunch the move seems incredibly bone-headed.
The feud between the Carribean Cultural Committee, the original organizers of Caribana and the city appointed Festival Management Committee starts up again. The CCC have vowed to wrest control of the festival back from the FMC. The new organizers argued that they did a pretty good job this year under difficult circumstances. We’re happy that this story gives us a reason to run another pretty Caribana photo.
The 2006 Dragon Boat Club Crew championships start this week. Over 2000 paddlers will descend on Lake Ontario. They’ll be racing on a new $23 million course.
Apparently “Stop on Red” week starts today. So for all of you idiots who can’t follow this most basic rule of the road don’t make me roll-up my free Bengie Molina poster and beat you with it. If that doesn’t scare you maybe the OPP blitz will.
Photo from Sandela’s Flickr Feed and the Torontoist Photo Pool