Extra, Extra: Mapping Property Taxes, Raptor Lou Williams Wins Award, and Q?
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- A new map shows that Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale collects 10 times as much in property tax as Ward 43, Scarborough East. Metro mapped out property taxes collected by ward, and the results are about what one might expect: three downtown wards, for instance, collect 25 per cent of the City’s total taxes, while the 10 Scarborough wards collect 15 per cent.
- The Raptors may have lost game one to the Washington Wizards, but guard Lou Williams won the NBA’s Sixth Man Award. The annual honour is given to basketball’s most valuable bench player, and Williams’s career-high offence helped the Raps win a team-record 49 games this season. Williams also set another unofficial record in making fans mutter, “Man, I don’t know if he should have taken that off-balance shot,” but he somehow made it work. The Raptors play game two of their best-of-seven on Tuesday night.
- Today, CBC Radio’s q started the Shad era, with the musician hosting his first official show. Wait a second, is it “q” or “Q“? Because last week the CBC announced it would be a lower-case q, and today there are reports it’s still an uppercase Q for copy purposes. It’s really ridiculous. Anyway, reports are that Shad’s first show was good, and if that’s the case, who cares about the name?
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