Are these bikes really part of a city-wide theft ring, or are cops hungry for PR taking us for a ride?
Popping a wheelie
Cops bask in the glory of a job well done after seizing thousands of allegedly stolen bikes from the owner of a popular Queen West bike shop. Question is, what took them so long? And, more importantly, will the charges stick? Stay tuned up.
Corn on the PMO's nob
Kory Teneycke, the brain trust behind Corn Cob Bob, the ethanol-pushing mascot for the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, is named the PM's new director of communications. Media in the bubble in Ottawa herald his appointment as a sign of a kinder, gentler PMO. Fools.
Lefty James Laxer aims a few zingers at the NDP for its "fixation" on winning seats from the Liberals and watering down "its socialism to the vanishing point" in the process. The NDP may have lost its combative edge, but Laxer clearly hasn't almost four decades after leading the Waffle and losing his bid for NDP leadership.
Public housing does an about-face
The remade public housing project Don Mount is unveiled as a mixed-use panacea for other projects. Too bad other public housing complexes are being ignored.
Human Rights Watch reports a massive Chinese government crackdown on the domestic and foreign press in the lead-up to the Olympic Games. Welcome to the new era of media freedom in China.
Transit City off the rails
TTC officials, announcing that Bombardier, the frontrunner to build the city's new fleet of light rail vehicles, has failed to meet specifications, say the cars proposed by Bombardier would be dangerous on the city's curving routes. Almost six months later, we're still waiting for a winning bid. Whither Transit City?
The ROM jacks adult admission to a whopping $22. Value for money? Admission to the British Museum is free. Both New York's Museum of Natural History ($15) and the Louvre ($14.50) have lower admission fees.