Blue Jays baseball
The boys of summer, locked and loaded from a winter of big trades, are back to reclaim baseball glory for a championship-starved city. But alas, they lose their home opener.
Blowing down opposition to wind
The CAW erects the country's first union-owned and -operated wind turbine in front of the Family Education Centre in Port Elgin, blowing back opponents' claims that big, bad "foreign multinationals" are pushing wind in Ontario.
The transit agency pushes its storied history for a change, offering a 1958 subway map and a 1966 promotional poster for sale. Transit geeks are rejoicing.
Nicholas Hoare bookstore
It's official. The landmark dispensary of Brit lit has closed, darkening its flagship downtown store this week after announcing in February a decision not to renew its lease. Strolling down Front Street will never be the same.
Mayor's spring cleanup
The annual rite of spring used to be a neighbourly occasion. Now it's sponsored by some of the city's biggest corporations, like Glad, Tim Hortons and Pizza Pizza.
Another conduit carrying tar sands crude goes pop in the U.S., spewing at least 12,000 barrels into a suburban Mayflower, Arkansas, neighbourhood and sending shock waves all the way to Washington, DC, where the president is under intense pressure from oil interests to approve another tar sands pipeline, the Keystone XL.