Doctors Asked To Check Your Belly, Rogers Buys The Formerly New VR, And The Jays Are Back In Town
Doctors urged to use tape measure to see if medical advice is necessary due to excess abdominal fat. I’m all for anti-obesity measures, but surely this is counterproductive? Did we really need another reason to dislike going to the doctor for a checkup?
Toronto Star employee buys old laptop on eBay, gets relatively recent Canadian Alliance mailing information. Amusingly, they repeat the figure of $6.48 that Kevin Omura paid as many times as humanly possible. Just to really hammer it home.
Rogers spends $137.5 million for a bunch of CHUM television properties. Most notable on the list are the A-Channel stations (like good old CKVR in Barrie, host to many an episode of Rocket Robin Hood when I was growing up) and SexTV, the theoretically racy digital channel that nobody ever watches.
SUV sales not dropping in the face of higher gas prices and the global warming threat. In other news, prominent economists are being found dead in their homes, apparently suicides as the tearstained notes left next to their bodies read “but the free market was supposed to take care of this sort of thing.”
British MP tours Ontario to warn about the dangers of healthcare privatization. It’s a good show but it needs an opening act, like maybe Final Fantasy, or a good jazz dancer, or someone interpreting the works of Toho Studios through mime.
And finally, the Jays beat the crap out of the Royals 9-1 in their home opener.
Image via Mr. Kevino on the Torontoist Flickr group.