Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- It seems that the husband of former premier Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff might just have wiped information related to gas-plant cancellations from government computers. Apparently, the IT consultant was not savvy enough to also wipe from government computers all evidence of the alleged data-wiping: the Ontario Superior Court today released a 72-page OPP Information to Obtain (ITO) document outlining findings related to the case.
- What’s the next-best thing to seeing HMS Erebus, the recently discovered ship from the Franklin expedition? A 3D replica of HMS Erebus, probably. And what’s the next-best thing to seeing a 3D replica of HMS Erebus? A 3D replica of the vessel’s bell. The real bell was recovered this past November, and you can now check out a detailed reproduction of it at the Royal Ontario Museum.
- The municipal election is not the only contest to have dominated minds and hearts at City Hall this year: there’s also been an office-decorating competition. In third place, with a scattering of lights and ornaments, a stretch of taupe carpet, and a captive shelf elf was Councillor Norm Kelly; in second, with a scattering of sticky notes and what appear to be festive grievances, was Councillor Paula Fletcher; and in first, with a Christmas Snoopy and a cheerful subway-map tree, was none other than Councillor Rob Ford.