The opposition is already running scared. Rumours abound that the PM is trying to buy the NDP MP off with an appointment to keep her from running against his buddy Rob Ford in the 2014 mayoral race. Not gonna happen, says Chow.
New year, new terms entering the lexicon, among them "frost quake," aka ice quake or cryoseism. According to Wikipedia, it's "a sudden cracking in frozen soil or rock." Aka that loud bang on your roof.
Sales of weed in Colorado, the first U.S. state to allow the legal sale of recreational pot, topped $5 million in the first week.
The Don of Hockey Night In Canada opines that Canada's juniors were eliminated at the world tourney because of the supposedly "politically correct" player selection process. (Read "not enough players from Ontario on the team.") Coach Brent Sutter blames the emphasis on winning instead of teaching players skills. Yup. We haven't won the tourney since 2009.
The airline's rep for flying refined is dealt an icy blow when cold weather forces planes to fly without passengers' luggage. Cold weather = more fuel required to fly planes = less weight they can carry = arriving without your stuff.
Dean Blundell Show
Corus cancels the shock-rock program after a complaint about homophobic jokes involving a sexual assault case. Seems the proximity of the show's producer, Derek Welsman, to the case, in which he served as juror, may have been the real motive behind Corus's decision.