Theft-Proof Bikes, Don Valley West By-Election, And Canada Sucks Slightly Less At International Sports
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Theft-Proof Bikes, Don Valley West By-Election, And Canada Sucks Slightly Less At International Sports

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The Star took all sorts of suggestions for a theft-proof bike. They did not print Torontoist’s suggestion, which was “a bike made entirely out of poop.” This is because the Toronto Star fears truly innovative thinking.
Dalton McGuinty is determined to make Toronto the host of the 2015 Pan American Games. Known as “the Olympics junior,” previous hosts of the Pan American Games include San Juan, Indianapolis, Mar del Plata, and Winnipeg (twice!). “Only a truly great city can host the Pan American Games,” said McGuinty. He then broke down and cried.
With MP John Godfrey retiring, Stephen Harper has called a by-election in Don Valley West. The prospective candidates are a Tory businessman, a Liberal former businessman turned minister, an NDP artist, and a Green who’s never been political before but is hungry to change the system. So it’s pretty much what you’d expect.
North York residents have gotten themselves some lawyers and they are suing Sunrise Propane over that explosion. Sunrise Propane tried suggesting that instead of legal action, all parties “come together and start to heal,” but that apparently doesn’t work when the problem is things exploding.
Finally, the Canadian men’s eight rowing team won gold on Sunday, capping off a weekend that saw Canada’s medal drought end with a snap as we won seven medals, taking us to a whopping eighteenth place in the standings, just ahead of North Korea but lagging behind Kazakhstan, Belarus, and Cuba. Australia, meanwhile, with a population less than two-thirds of ours, has 33 medals. When contacted for comment, Australia said, “No worries, mate. We can’t all be Australia.”
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