White Squirrel Found Dead Near Trinity Bellwoods, Twitter Will Help City Officials Make Decisions, and Pride Sausage
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White Squirrel Found Dead Near Trinity Bellwoods, Twitter Will Help City Officials Make Decisions, and Pride Sausage

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  • The unofficial mascot of Trinity-Bellwoods, the famed white squirrel, was found dead on the sidewalk near the park. It’s a sad story, but the good news is this isn’t the first time a Trinity-Bellwoods white squirrel has been found, and a community of them still live within in the park. This squirrel hopefully lived a full life and had other squirrel babies so other we can marvel them like we have for years. But albino squirrels apparently don’t thrive in urban wildlife, so we wish the rest of the community the best of luck. Rest in peace, white knight.
  • Do you often to take to social media to rant and rave about TTC delays? Feeling frustrated about your voice being ignored in City policy decisions? Wilfrid Laurier University and St. Michael’s Hospital are working together to create a tool to scan Twitter and gauge the sentiments of people in Toronto neighbourhoods. The goal is to get information that will be useful to policy makers in real time, and create a system where data is gathered in an entirely organic way. But the drawback is that it relies on Twitter, so everybody will appear miserable all the time, with healthy doses of misogyny and racism sprinkled throughout.
  • People who are disgusted by Pride are the worst—unless they’re disgusted by these rainbow-coloured sausages from the Maple Leaf Garden Loblaws. Presumably, these sausages are meant to celebrate the gay community (they’re sausages, get it?), but it’s hard to imagine less aesthetically pleasing mixed-meat tightly sealed in an intestine. You have to respect the any effort for inclusivity, but goodness, Loblaws, next year just buy a flag.

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