Code Pink protesters bring their vaginas... uh, we mean female genitalia costumes to the Republican Convention in Tampa to protest the neo-con war on abortion and other women's rights.
Social housing tenants
Toronto Community Housing launches an $11-million, two-year repair blitz, though truth be told it'll cost $751 million to clear all outstanding work orders. Nice start, but years late.
The fight against dirty trains
Junction Triangle Mothers Against Diesel hosts a potluck today (Thursday, August 30) at Perth Square Park, plus a group phone-in to the preem's office expressing frustration that the province isn't junking diesel on the Georgetown corridor.
Leslieville-Riverdale locals may have fought off a giant Walmart south of Eastern, but look what's heading to nearby Gerrard Square. The Target takeover of Zellers was bad enough, but now we find Target gave leases to 39 outlets of cutthroat-pricing Walmart.
Rumours are afoot that the board of the Toronto Zoo, which receives $11 mil a year from the city, is pondering selling or leasing the facility to a private interest. With all the Marineland news, do we really want to chance that?
Reining in banks
The Canadian Bankers Association tells the federal Department of Finance the banks don't want the new external complaints body mandated by the feds investigating "systemic" problems - only individual customer grievances. Wonder what's worrying 'em.