Critical Mass reached new heights one rush-hour June afternoon on the Gardiner.
In the heat of rush hour on an overcast spring afternoon, a brave mass of cyclists numbering in the dozens take over the Gardiner. For a brief moment in time, there is justice on the road.
Food for naught
The food summit in Rome is supposed to be about the impact of climate change and biofuels on the world's food supply, but turns out instead to be about the runaway price of food. It's getting harder and harder to feed the world's poor
U of T battle front
The bastion of academic freedom - or so we're told - breaks with tradition and pushes criminal charges against students protesting fee hikes. Sit-ins on campus will never be the same.
One for war resisters
NDP, Liberals and the Bloc gang up on the Tories in the House to pass a resolution recommending the government allow war resisters to apply for permanent residency. The Tories haven't stopped the deportations, but it kinda gives you an idea of how great a coalition could be.
TTC smoked out
A day after a driver is charged with drunk driving, an unnamed official leaks to the Globe that a maintenance worker killed in a subway accident in April 2007 was allegedly high on pot. All of a sudden, the TTC is hinting about drug testing. A little reefer madness.
In the middle of the summer's first heat wave, the city inexplicably keeps public pools closed over the weekend - as in "You wanna swim, then go jump in the lake." Nice.
AbitibiBowater suddenly decides to stop cutting in northwestern Ontario's Whiskey Jack forest. Enviros pop champagne. But the Grassy Narrows First Nation keeps its roadblock up. They've seen logging companies play this waiting game before.
Howard Hampton says sayonara
The long-time NDP honcho announces he will not seek re-election as Ontario party leader. Time to move on.
Kool Haus nasty
A year after heeding calls from Egale and Stop Murder Music Canada to ditch dancehall acts with anti-gay lyrics, Kool Haus books rude boy number one, Beenie Man. So uncool.
White line reefer
The feds' Bill C-2 comes into effect, giving cops the power to test drivers for prescription and non-prescription drugs as well as a little reefer, using blood, saliva or urine samples. The penalties are stiff: a first offence gets you a $1,000 fine and a licence suspension of up to three years; injure someone and it's 10 years behind bars; kill someone and it's life. Boozers, it turns out, are better off, considering the comparatively light sentences handed drunk drivers.