Two men who went on a Hollywood-worthy crime spree Saturday night and Sunday morning are being sought in a carjacking, shooting, three robberies, and a high-speed police chase. Descriptions of the suspects have now been released—if this is you, please turn yourself in.
What do you give the province that has everything? That’s what Alberta politicians will be asking themselves, with a provincial election expected to be called there this week. Likely winners are Premier Ralph Stelmach’s Conservatives, who are promising more oil sands, more money, and a sublime indifference to all things environmental.
Dr. Amit Kumar, nicknamed “Dr. Horror” by the Indian press for allegedly running a transplant ring that stole kidneys from the poor and sold them, may have fled to a home he owns in Brampton. If you live in the western GTA and have recently woken up in a bathtub full of ice with an unexplained pain in your side, you may want to contact Interpol.
Rising above the sludge and tedium of real news, we turn to the abbreviated comeback of 90s pop bewilderments the Spice Girls, who played the ACC last night. They’ll be back for another show on February 26, but have cancelled most of the rest of their tour due to “personal commitments.” Also, the new slogan “Lady Power” apparently wasn’t resonating with fans. By the way, the Sun has a photo gallery—go ahead, we won’t judge you.
In Superbowl action, the New England Patriots were upset—very upset—in a 17–14 loss to the New York Giants. Less upset were bettors who took the points. The Pat’s loss was blamed on overconfidence and excessive gorging on beer and hot wings at the pre-game tailgate party.
Photo by Charles DH Crosbie.