The Supreme Court of Canada has declined to hear an appeal of Ontario's anti-squeegee law, an artifact of the Harris era. However, that didn't stop industrious squeegee-ers from plying their trade at some major intersections in west downtown Toronto this afternoon. They seem to be going with smaller squeegees with short handles while wearing fairly [...]
Riding the streetcar today east on College St., I noticed signs of life at the late, lamented N-Blox condo site. Behold its successor project: Cube lofts! Here's an image of the original project: To my layman's eye, the original is the more eye-catching design. However, even if I had had the $800,000 for an entry-level condo [...]
This is a very savvy online marketing effort: Update Some people didn't get it.
Radio Canada's Patrice Roy tells his fellow reporters in Kandahar what happened when the LAV-III in which he was riding got hit by a roadside bomb on Wednesday. Two Canadian soldiers died plus an Afghan interpreter. R-C cameraman Charles Dubois was injured, as was another Canadian soldier. From the CBC.ca story: Patrice Roy, the well-known Ottawa bureau [...]
Here's part one of the Beeb feature, and here's part two. I found this to be an eye-opening quote from one sex ed opponent: The right-wing Hindu organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) blames “a Western mindset behind the move”. “We run about 26,000 schools across the country. Our teachers have studied the curriculum and they [...]
More information here about the media and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. PS Great minds think alike. Roughly 18 hours later, but alike. :)
Two Canadian soldiers are dead, as is an Afghan intepreter, following an IED blast in Zhari district of Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Another Canadian soldier was injured. Charles Dubois, a Radio Canada cameraman, suffered serious injuries to his leg, and reporter Patrice Roy is suffering from shock but not otherwise physically injured. Since this is a media-centric blog, [...]