Aside from Mel deputy Case Ootes, there's probably no other council candidate more relieved to see the Adams Mine dump proposal go poof than council old-timer Milton Berger.
Berger's unabashed support for the dump has been a huge albatross in North Toronto, where, judging by the boos and hisses that rained down on him at a recent all-candidates debate, the Adams Mine ranks right up there with property taxes as issue numero uno.
The dump may not be on the front burner now, but Berger will still have to show himself a little greener than he has been on recycling and other fronts if he hopes to cop the votes he needs south of Eglinton. He supports another eco no-no -- incineration.
Garbage is one issue where Anne Johnston has Berger licked. It's not everyone who can claim they've appeared on Oprah to discuss the wonders of anaerobic digesters. Johnston has.