So obviously no one listened to us yesterday and as a result we broke a power usage record. People cranking their A/C, turning on fans and sticking heads into fridges caused us to use over 27,000 megawatts of electricity. That’s over 800 megawatts more than our previous record set last July. We may even break that record again today, fingers crossed that we don’t.
The Star notices that in two homicides last month there was no 911 call. The story goes on at some length about the Genovese effect, a social phenomenon where a group that witnesses a crime chooses not to report it for fear of getting involved and because there’s an assumption that one of the other witnesses can and will report it.
Sadly when there’s no 911 call our highly trained paramedics won’t show up quick enough to try to save a life. Apparently better trained paramedics are saving lives in violent incidents and keeping Toronto’s murder rate down.
Karen Stintz went to the Star and actually tells them that during her first campaign she actually bought campaign signs from Howard Moscoe’s sign business. So in some small way Howard Moscoe was responsible in helping Karen Stintz get elected and now she’s returning the favour by being one of his most vocal critics on council. That’s gratitude for you.
A man and woman invade a Toronto area home, tie up the residents and then fall asleep, eventually getting caught by police.
Finally the Toronto Port Authority and City Hall go at it again. This time it’s because of the TPA’s construction of a ferry terminal at the foot of Bathurst. The city has gotten an injunction to stop it. TPA lawyers say they’re going to go ahead and continue construction anyway.
We say let them build their precious ferry terminal, just make sure we get this little guy to start swimming around Lake Ontario, then we’ll see how long that ferry service to the Island Airport will last.