Copper theft in Toronto has reached record levels. Thieves just can’t get enough of that golden-brown stuff. You can do anything with it—sell it for four dollars per pound, or…well, actually that’s pretty much all a copper thief can do with copper, come to think.
Jim Flaherty will have a nice sit-down with Dwight Duncan. The federal and provincial finance ministers are tentatively scheduled to enjoy a nice snack of tea and crumpets before arguing for six straight hours about division of powers and which one is a bigger jerk.
Ontario’s trade mission to China is still happening. Provincial Tories complained that the Liberals weren’t taking the political protesters outside seriously, and nearly managed to do so with a straight face.
Guards have refused to return personal documents to Omar Khadr. Among the documents guards were worried might potentially be dangerous if allowed in the hands of the 21-year-old detainee who was taken into U.S. custody when he was fifteen: a copy of the script to The Lord of the Rings. Although it has now been returned, officials reportedly worried that allowing Khadr to learn the precise location of Lothlorien would constitute an unacceptable security violation in light of U.S. treaties with the Elves.
Finally, Ed Sprague has admitted to steroid use. The former Blue Jay, who played as a catcher and third baseman for the World Series teams of 1992–1993, admitted this week that he took androstenedione and amphetamines, but emphatically denies that he ever used donkey hormones, adding, “Why would anybody take donkey hormones?”
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