The half-wit OCAD student who planted a fake bomb at the ROM on Wednesday has turned himself in to police and been charged with mischief and common nuisance. Ha, closing a major thoroughfare, wasting the time of hundreds of police and emergency service personnel, and forcing the cancellation of an AIDS gala—what a lovable scamp.
The death rates at Canadian Hospitals have now been made public in a report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. With 100 as the average, some Toronto death rates are the University Health Network at 85/100, Sunnybrook Health Sciences with 102/100, and Toronto East General with 98/100. The Scarborough Hospital managed a “send-the-ambulance-back-honey-I’m-sure-this-ebola-will-go-away-by-itself” score of 124/100.
The City of Toronto wants to lure businesses back to Toronto with a “tax holiday,” allowing new or expanding businesses to reduce their property tax obligations for ten years. The new holiday would be celebrated with parades, fireworks, and enormous increases in residential property taxes.
90s riot inspiration Rodney King is back in the news after being shot Wednesday night in San Bernardino, California. The injuries were superficial and King subsequently rode a bicycle to a local police station, where officers filed a report before beating him unconscious with nightsticks.
Original photo by Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson.