Happy December Torontoist readers!
The LCBO will start charging an extra 10- or 20-cent deposit on wine and spirit bottles in February in order to encourage recycling. Bottles can be returned to The Beer Store along with your Red Cap empties. Save up enough of them and those bottles can be recycled right back into your hand, chilled and containing a delicious elixer of satisfaction that you are doing your part for the environment.
A software tool called psiphon is being released today at U of T’s Protect the Net event which will allow users in countries where the internet is government-censored to view URLs freely and undetected.
Speaking of a government-censored internet, Andrew Cash applauds Stephen Harper’s unexpected stand on human rights issues in China in this week’s issue of NOW.
“Seems that Ontario’s children’s aid societies were having more fun with flashy SUV’s and all-inclusive Carribean vacations than aiding children,” revealed an investigation by Ontario Auditor-General Jim McCarter. The leaked report can’t be taken to legislature until Tuesday, but some major wrist-slapping is to be expected.
It turns out that Michael Di Biase had exactly 94 votes less than his opponent Linda Jackson in a costly recount for the Vaughn mayoral elections. Di Biase, sorest loser in a 50 km radius, still rejects the election results, citing “numerous irregularities.”
After the death of a 23-year-old man from meningitis C, Toronto Public Health encourages anyone potentially potentially exposed to the virus at Crews and Tango Bar on November 17 and 18 to get a free vaccination today at Church Street’s 519 Community Centre from 3 to 7 p.m. You should go — meningitis is seriously uncool.
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