Conflict in the Middle East is not easily summed up in a few words for a headline. Still, this doozy on the front page of Friday's Globe on Israel's incursion on Gaza left our heads spinning.
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The old Kingsway Theatre, the art deco classic on Bloor West, reopened on the weekend. Score one for the independents. After two years in the dark, the lights on the unforgettable Second World War-era marquee have come back to life. Should add a little more flash to neighbourhood nightlife, once they chase away the raccoons messing with the wiring. [Photo by Berge Arabian]
The percentage increase in recycling from packaging and gift wrap picked up by city crews over Christmas. Time it'll take to process the surge: two months, plus overtime. Call it the hidden Santa clause in the city's waste collection sked. [Photo by Jeanette Forsythe]
The Animal Rights Kollective (ARK II) taking it off for furry creatures outside the Bay's annual Boxing Day fur sale. Worldwide, some 40 million animals are slaughtered each year for fur. The Bay's not committed to stopping the bleeding, but ARK hopes a few thousand signatures from paying customers might change the Bay's mind. Sign the petition at ark-ii.com.