Extra, Extra: Mystery Tunnel, Sex-Ed Sadness, and Doomed Ice Rinks
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Extra, Extra: Mystery Tunnel, Sex-Ed Sadness, and Doomed Ice Rinks

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Tunnel presser photo courtesy of CTV News

Tunnel presser photo courtesy of CTV News.

  • Unless you’ve been hiding in an underground bunker yourself, you’ve heard about the mystery tunnel. Discovered in a wooded area near York University last month and reported by the CBC yesterday afternoon, the tunnel is large enough to fit a school bus and was built with reinforced walls that demonstrate some degree of tunnel-building expertise. What’s more, today it was reported that a gas-powered generator was found in another hole nearby, likely left there to power the tunnel’s moisture-resistant lighting system. Other fun tunnel discoveries include a portable gas can, food and beverage containers, and a rosary hanging from a nail. Despite the tunnel’s proximity to York’s Rexall Centre, where this summer’s Pan Am Games will host tennis matches, Games representatives say the tunnel isn’t being interpreted as a direct threat or spiking their security budget. But we’ll keep digging deeper.
  • Waste collection company Green for Life has retracted its offer to donate $100,000 to keep 12 local ice rinks open until after March break. Despite the obvious winter happening outside right now—which is likely to continue well into March and probably even April—35 city rinks are set for seasonal closing this Sunday due to budget constraints.
  • Around 200 people showed up at Queen’s Park today to protest the province’s new sex-ed curriculum, which has been updated to include—among other things—gender identity, sexting, and consent. There was also a counter-protest, making it something of an orgy of protests, which is great.
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