Ontario’s conservation officer suggests the unbanning of clotheslines. Did anybody even know that clotheslines were banned in certain parts of Ontario? Why would anybody ban a clothesline anyway? Clothes flapping in the wind are aesthetically pleasing!
Pakistani police detain Benazir Bhutto in her home. Officials denied that this was a house arrest, claiming instead that they were just vigorously enforcing Pakistan’s anti-trespassing laws, and that the five thousand of her supporters that they rounded up all really just needed a ride home.
Maher Arar attempts to revive his lawsuit against the American government. And in about a month or so, Torontoist’s news update will have an item saying “and it didn’t work.” Call it a hunch.
In other news that is about as shocking as a grounded wire wrapped in rubber, Stephen Harper rejects the idea of funding for municipalities. The article is worth reading especially for Hazel McCallion’s comments, because the mayor of Missisauga is now 157 and especially prone to speaking bluntly.
Oh, and it turns out that giant stocking did indeed set the world record for biggest stocking. So go us!
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