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It's downhill from here
View from the top of the ski hill in Earl Bales Park, 12:25 pm, Saturday, February 9, the day after the snowstorm that shook the city. More slip-sliding pics.
WHAT Street art sculpted from snow by Sean Martindale and Adam Krawesky
WHERE King and Bay, Sunday, February 10
WHY Spreading the anti-capitalist message
Photo by Martin Reis
Weekend Metro readers can be forgiven for thinking Mayor Rob Ford, striking a Hitchcockian pose here at the Sportmen's Show, is a serial criminal.
Spending a week on an Alaskan cruise with Sun News Network wack job Ezra Levant is not our idea of fun. But apparently the folks at the failing network think otherwise. All aboard for Freedom Cruise (what else?), which sets out in August. Event highlights include a meet-and-greet with Levant and other Sun "personalities" and panel discussions posing spellbinding questions like: "Oil under siege: will environmental extremists shut down Canada's key industry?"; "What happened to Alberta, and are conservative ideas safe anywhere in Canada?"; and "Is the U.S. now a liberal country?" No word on whether L. Ron Hubbard will be making a special appearance on behalf of the Galactic Confederacy.
When a tree dies in Toronto, where does it go? This black locust in the backyard of LEAF executive director Janet McKay is being turned into benches for the group's public garden. Most city trees get used for mulch or clean fill. But it's unclear where trees downed by private tree care companies end up. That's the responsibility of homeowners. Anything over 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter isn't accepted at city dumps. Larger limbs and stumps are accepted if they're from inside the Asian long-horned beetle control area.
Photo by Matthew Higginson
Where Canada ranks in access to information legislation among 93 countries rated in a recent study by the Centre for Law and Democracy. That's just ahead of Angola.