The economy (mostly)
The Canadian economy created 50,000 jobs last month, five times more than economists predicted. But our unemployment rate, hovering around 8 per cent, remains higher than that of the struggling U.S.
Canadian music legends
It took 20 years, but the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame may finally induct long-overlooked Willowdale prog rock trio Rush. They're no shoo-in. You can help by voting at rockhall.com.
Rethink "best before" dates
A recent study estimates that 40 per cent of the food we produce each year isn't actually consumed, but lost during processing, packaging and transportation, or thrown out because it's past its "best before" date though it may only have lost some of its freshness.
Zoo privatization plans
The high foreheads in the mayor's office apparently forgot to tell him that a sell-off of the Toronto Zoo is a non-starter. Eighty per cent of the land the zoo occupies is owned by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Council put a fork in plans last week to issue a request for expressions of interest.
ReformaTory MP Rob Anders pulls another boner, suggesting that a private member's bill urging recognition of transgenders as an identifiable group under the hate speech provisions of the Criminal Code is really just about giving transgender men access to women's washrooms. Doofus.
Toronto Women's Bookstore
Changing retail landscape leads to demise of iconic Harbord shop. See story.