Happy New Year! Thousands of GTA-ians jammed Nathan Phillips Square to watch CIty TV’s tiny perfect anchorman Gord Martineau host his 75th New Year’s bash. Thousands more did not.
Toronto also rang in the new year with another snowstorm, which is expected to continue all day and inflict up to 10 cm of inconvenience on the city. Stupid climate change.
Today the GST drops by a penny to 5%, meaning that the shwarma you paid $5.69 for yesterday will only cost $5.64 today. You should go down there and try to get your money back.
Elections in Pakistan have been postponed for at least two months followng the murder of Benazir Bhutto and ensuing rioting. The delay will allow various political and religious factions extra time to make threats of bloody vengeance against each other before arming themselves and heading to the polls.
In entertainment news, David Letterman returns Wednesday in spite of the ongoing writers’ strike. Letterman has reached a settlement with his writers so won’t have to spend 47 minutes juggling or showing his holiday pictures. On the other hand, his guests will include the insanely irritating Donald Trump and Robin Williams, so unless they’re going to have a fist fight, you’re probably better off hitting the sack early.
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