Extra, Extra: Feral Cats, Mammoliti's Sort-Of Mea Culpa, and Getting to the Airport for a Token
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Extra, Extra: Feral Cats, Mammoliti’s Sort-Of Mea Culpa, and Getting to the Airport for a Token

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  • For the first time ever, the City is launching a trap, spay/neuter and release initiative for cats. Over the course of six months, 400 feral or “free-roaming” felines will be scooped up by Toronto Animal Services as part of the Toronto West Cats Project—after being spayed and/or neutered, they’ll be returned to their neighbourhoods, where they’ll stand out from their un-spayed/un-neutered peers because animal services will also have removed a small tip from the end of their left ears. There are roughly 100,000 stray and feral cats in the city—making progress on the spay/neuter front is expected to take years.
  • What better way to celebrate the recent kick-off of the new council session than with a guilty plea? Today, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West) pleaded guilty to four charges under the Municipal Elections Act: he’ll be hit with a $17,500 penalty for going over the elections spending limit in 2010. “In an effort to resolve the matter and to continue representing the community I did plead guilty with the understanding that it was inadvertent,” Mammoliti said.
  • If you’re not prepared to pay $27.50 for the privilege of riding from Union Station to Pearson Airport on the UP Express, there’s always the bus: the TTC would like to remind you of that fact, and will be introducing an Airport Rocket campaign to promote its 192 route, which you can use to travel from Kipling Station to the airport for the price of a token.

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