Ontario unveils greenhouse gas reduction targets. The plan reduces greenhouse emissions to six percent below 1990 levels by 2014. Not to be outdone, Alberta announced that next week they will release their plan, where they will reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ten percent below 1990 levels by 2257.
The MuchMusic Video Awards happened over the weekend, and as usual it was a big fun music party. Torontoist recommends its own liveblogging of the event. Because we are awesome sauce.
Guerrilla cyclists paint their own pink bike lanes. Experts call it “perhaps the most oddly polite form of civic rebellion ever.”
Michael Moore’s Sicko turned up on the interweb. Of course, it got removed from YouTube extremely quickly, but the film has spread like lightning thanks to Bittorrent file-sharing, so if you want to see it, it’s not actually that hard to download a copy. Torontoist’s David Topping calls the film “wicked cool.” Also, thoughts on the film by an erudite Torontoist staffer here.
And finally, former original Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Kristy Swanson was arrested in Kingston over the weekend for assaulting the ex-wife of former pairs skater Lloyd Eisler. Torontoist would like to thank Ms. Swanson for what is likely the most surreal news story of the year so far, which could only have been improved if she attacked her perceived enemy with an enormous halibut.
Pink bike lane photo by ayndroid from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.