After MasterCard agreed to ante up $160k to keep city skating rinks open this December, local newspapers spoke with one voice in reporting the story. The Star offered the headline “Private bailout of city rinks…priceless,” the Post weighed in with “Skating in December…priceless,” and the Sun daringly dropped the ellipsis with “Donation: Priceless.” The Globe alone experienced a spasm of originality, settling for a subheading of “Skating still in the cards.”
Stéphane Dion, content to keep playing Richie Cunningham to Stephen Harper’s Fonzie, has said that he will not force an election over tomorrow’s Throne Speech provided it isn’t “outrageous, radical and very right-wing.” In response, the PM sneered and said, “Yeah, that’s what I thought.”
A group of American fishermen caught an 844-pound mako shark to win a prize at the Destin, Florida Fishing Rodeo. After landing and gutting the shark, an endangered species, the group said they were sorry they hadn’t been able to harpoon them some whales as well.
As earlier anticipated by Torontoist, the U of T Varsity Blues officially become the losingist team in Canadian college football history this weekend with their 48th straight loss. And not just any loss; our boys made the record books in style with a 44–1 mauling at the hands of the Western Mustangs.
Photo by Jay Morrison from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.