Who: Twilight star Robert Pattinson and fans where: Outside MuchMusic when: Saturday, November 15, 8 pm What: Signing autographs after taping interviews promoting hot teen vampire flick’s release
"The only criticism I would make is we're doing so much."
Mayor David Miller fires back at yet another hatchet job in the Star. Council's right wing blocks his initiatives and the paper calls it inaction.
With Grits, there will be blood
Cue the laugh track. Barely a week into the Liberal leadership race, part deux, and Iggy and Rae are already going for the jugular. Fearless prediction: when all is said and done in this sorry rerun being inflicted on the fed-up masses, the Libs are going to wish they'd stuck with Dion.
All of a sudden, the Green Shift that neither Rae or Ignatieff supported, doesn't sound so far-fetched. Seems the Liberal party establishment doesn't want to be dragged into 21st-century thinking.
There's finally a new, long piece of bike lane on Wellesley downtown, but in its haste to catch up on this year's 50-kilometre quota, the city has left some problematic design issues unresolved. The 2 kilometres on Wellesley, which have been on the special-bike-status agenda for at least a decade, have many gaps and irregularities and one real danger point that could easily have been avoided. At four major intersections - Bay, Yonge, Jarvis and Parliament - the bike lanes don't just fade away, they disappear and begin again, usually a considerable distance from the corner. Indeed, the bike lanes don't exist for an eighth of the distance officially claimed. Increasingly, cyclists are stuck with safety consequences.
Pizza Pizza. Duracell. Are we hallucinating or have Santa and his elves given in to crass commercialism? Hard not to think so eyeing all the corporate advertising on the floats along the parade route at Sunday's fete for St. Nick. And maybe it wasn't a good idea for organizers to encourage the kiddies to get into the act by giving them chalk to scrawl their wish list on the pavement.
Where did that spirit thing go?
Big Three's crash test
The heads of the Big Three automakers went to Washington to beg for their own financial bailout this week, threatening dire consequences if they're not handed billions. Receiving less play was a call from 24 of Canada's leading conservation groups for a green stimulus package for the economy focusing on renewable energy. Folks, the train is leaving the station. The internal combustion engine is going the way of the dinosaur. There's no time to hesitate.