Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are running ads on the radio and at some gas pumps asserting that a proposed Liberal carbon tax is a “trick” and a tax grab. Firing back, Liberal Environment critic David McGuinty said that the Tories are in the pocket of the oil industry. No need to to fight, people; no doubt you’re both right.
A female gorilla named Ngozi has been shipped from Seattle to Toronto in the hope that she’ll mate with the Toronto Zoo’s alpha male and have little gorilla babies. According to the Toronto Star, Ngozi is one sexy beast: “Ngozi was a beauty. Just 10 years of age, her ebony eyes hinted at hidden depths, and the thick dark hair all over her lithe 190-pound body rippled with health as she moved.” And the story—inexplicably not written by Rosie DiManno—just gets stranger and funnier from there.
More than 1000 people tried out for the new TV show So You Think You Can Dance Canada yesterday, the local version of the hit US program of similar name. Our condolences to all who didn’t make the cut, especially Torontoist TV critic Christopher Bird.
In the US, Bill Clinton’s dream of blazing a trail as American’s first male First Lady was shattered this weekend as Hillary Clinton made it official and conceded the Democratic presidential nomination to Barack Obama.
Toronto remains under a heat alert. Consider yourself alerted.
Photo by kimli.