Happy Tartan Day, In Our Very Diverse City, Where We're Kicking Cancer's Ass

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Happy Tartan Day, In Our Very Diverse City, Where We’re Kicking Cancer’s Ass

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Today is Tartan Day. This is the day customarily used for the first time ever to celebrate Scots who have moved to North America. Torontoist recommends that you celebrate by eating a deep-fried Mars bar and staggering out of a soccer game, swearing loudly.
Winnipeg MP argues for scrapping the penny. Sure, Pat Martin trots out all the usual arguments—it costs more to make than it’s worth, it has no real value worth mentioning and they tend not to circulate—but has he considered that without the penny, Coinstar machines would go out of business? Eh?
More visible minorities than ever in Toronto. Almost half of all people in Toronto are visible minorities, so we’re close to minorities being a majority. Truly, we are the most diversiest of cities of all time. Suck on that, Moncton!
Younger Toronto commuters favour public transit or other green commuting options over driving. The study indirectly shows that when people are less likely to be able to afford a car, they are less likely to use a car.
Scientists (including Toronto researchers) have discovered the genetic origins of lung cancer. The studies will help us to learn why smoking triggers lung cancer and create preventative regimes to keep people from getting it in the first place. Next up on the researchers’ to-do list is a project tentatively titled “Death: What’s That All About?”
And the Blue Jays smacked the Yankees but good.
Photo by The Oldie from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

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