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An overcome-with-joy Frances Nunziata goes for the tonsils at press conference Friday, January 25, celebrating Rob Ford's conflict of interest appeal win. Doug Holyday (far left) basks in the moment.
WHAT 500-strong circle dance.
WHEN High noon, Monday
WHY Idle No More Global Day Of Action. Northwest Territories Dene activist Kiera Kolson told participants they were "the rainbow tribe this world has waited for for so long." Read Ellie Kirzner's spot report at nowtoronto.com. More Idle No More coverage in this week's issue on page 12.
Photo by R. Jeanette Martin
190 Carlton, St. Peter's Anglican Church Rectory, built in 1905 (Gordon and Helliwell Architects) is among the first three-storey Victorian homes built and still standing in Cabbagetown.
Photo by Enzo DiMatteo
Davenport councillor Ana Bailão came clean, sort of, on that embarrassing drunk driving charge at a press conference Monday, January 28, where she announced a deal with the Crown to plead guilty to the lesser charge of blowing over the allowable limit. But even her Liberal friends question why she didn't own up when the shit went down. Bailão says she got bad advice. The mayor's office was involved in that mess. To what extent casino lobbyists who plied Bailão with booze that night at the Thompson Hotel were in on the post-charge spinning is unclear. Be nice to see the booze tab on that one.
Photo by Ben Spurr
Liberal Ill Wind
Among the disparate causes looking for a little attention at this past weekend's Ontario Liberal leadership convention were anti-wind activists brought in by their dozens in buses from around the province. They're calling for a halt to all wind turbine projects. But incoming premier Kathleen Wynne has only committed to more consultation on the siting of turbines.
$2 Million: The pittance ending the long-gun registry will save taxpayers per year, according to documents obtained by the Coalition for Gun Control through Access to Information last week. A whole lost less than that $1 billion floated by the HaperCons when they killed the registry.