This Lam wins Gillers, surveys say a lot of things, crime still popular, Americans angry, finally
Torontoist, in reality being totally above caring about the Britney Spears divorce, is only excited that Toronto Doctor Vincent Lam won the Giller Prize for his first collection of short stories, Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures. Torontoist reviewed the book way back in the day.
Meanwhile, a survey suggests that 4% of Ontarians aged 18-34 believe they can make a living playing poker, while another survey would have us believe that violent crime is the number one election issue on Toronto’s collective mind.
That hasn’t stopped some residents doing a happy dance over the 5-alarm blaze at New York Meats earlier this week. No, they’re not PETA militants. They just don’t want to see or smell meat when it’s not on a plate, and may have been promised by developers that the plant would be demolished and turned into a park.
A Newmarket man decided he’d fight the darned crime himself. After his Acura was jacked from his garage, Robert Giona cased the hood looking for clues, interviewed witnesses, called police to search a body shop, and helped expose an auto theft ring in the process.
But if that doesn’t make you feel safer, perhaps you can take cheer at The Star’s headline, Angry Voters Punish Bush. After yesterday’s elections in the US and A, the democrats are back in control of the House of Representitives. As of this typing, the final Senate results are still up in the air.