The weather continues to suck in Toronto as today promises more snow, sleet, rain and just about every other damn unpleasant thing that can fall out of the sky short of a hail of radioactive meteorites. On the other hand, the central U.S. suffered a rash of tornadoes yesterday that killed at least 27 people, so suck it up and go shovel the walk of the old people down the street.
U.S. candidates continue to plod their way down the unfathomable path of the primaries as they compete to determine who will take responsibility for the world’s largest debt. Super Tuesday, which had all the drama of the Super Bowl but fewer hot wings, was inconclusive as Clinton and Obama split delegates for the Dems. On the GOP side, John McCain increased his lead but wasn’t quite able to knock out rivals “Oven” Mitt Romney and cartoon Christian Mike Huckabee.
The Toronto Board of Trade shocked the City budget committee by recommending another 3% rise in residential property taxes above and beyond the 3.75% already in the works. The proposal did not extend to higher taxes for business, which is why they’re the Board of Trade and not the Board of Homeowners.
Two men have been arrested following an attempted carjacking last night, and police think the suspects may also have been responsible for a pair of gunpoint auto thefts in Oshawa and Mississauga yesterday morning. The arrests follow an earlier carjacking and associated crime spree on Saturday night, although it’s not known if the incidents are related. In the meantime, police advise caution if you’re approached by armed men wearing balaclavas.
Photo by The Indecisive Moment from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. Photo manipulation by David Topping.