This summer, Toronto will attempt “to probe the causes of panhandling and seek solutions” after business owners launched a complaint at City Hall yesterday. A Tim Hortons owner alleges that one beggar slapped her hard enough to draw blood after she asked him to leave her store. Restaurant owners complain that the homeless steal money and food off of patios and harass the patrons. Is it time Toronto did something about the panhandlers that flock to the city for the warm months?
Trouble for the RCMP: up to a dozen current and former Mounties report corruption in the national police force.
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services of Ontario is introducing a daycare quality system which uses colour-coded notices like health inspection ratings in restaurants, ie. don’t send your kids to the one with the red sign in the window. By the fall, all serious incidents and complaints against daycares will be available on a ministry-controlled website.
Did you know that you can eat during We Will Rock You? I love legitimate theatre…
In astrological news, Tauruses are feeling accustomed to a particular restrictive pattern of behaviour and keep settling for second best. Also, happy birthday Annette Bening. Did TheStar.com always have horoscopes, or are they just easier to find now after the site redesign?
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