Extra, Extra: TTC Good Samaritans, Multi-Coloured Ice Fortresses, and "It's the Crack, Rob"




Extra, Extra: TTC Good Samaritans, Multi-Coloured Ice Fortresses, and “It’s the Crack, Rob”

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  • It’s always nice to come across a positive and uplifting TTC story, especially in light of all those other recent TTC stories involving cold-stricken streetcars and service delays. So here goes: after a woman left her purse on a streetcar on New Year’s Eve, three streetcar drivers joined forces and carried out a window handoff manoeuvre that ended up successfully reuniting this passenger with her handbag.
  • If you have access to a great deal of snow, some free time, and a wellspring of creativity, you could do worse than design and build a large, multi-coloured ice fortress—and that’s exactly what a cold and resourceful man from Northern Ontario did not so long ago.
  • Premier Kathleen Wynne is not prepared to sit down with Rob Ford for a meeting about storm cleanup costs. Wynne says that’s because she intends to meet with Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly, “who has the responsibility to be the leader at Toronto city council.” Rob Ford says that’s because Wynne is “pretty upset” that Ford worked so hard to get Doug Holyday elected as MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Councillor Shelley Carroll (Ward 33, Don Valley East), though, has a slightly different take, which she shared on Twitter this morning: “Ford says the Preem’s mad about his campaigning in Holyday’s by-election. Nope. It’s the crack, Rob.”

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