Saving our trees
We all have them - neighbours with a hankering to chop down trees for no reason except that they're there. Now you can do something. On Tuesday (September 7), the planning and transportation committee considers a bylaw to keep trees on private property that are greater than 30 centimetres in diameter at chest height from being unnecessarily cut down or injured. To get on the speakers list, contact committee secretary Janette McCusker, 416-392-6627, fax 416-392-2983, e-mail email@example.com. Or log onto www. saveourtrees. ca to contact members of the committee. The life of our shrinking canopy depends on it.
“It's like an umpire having dinner with the Yankees the night before they play the Blue Jays. ”
NDP MPP Peter Kormos on House Speaker Alvin Curling's attendance at a Liberal fundraiser. Curling should have known better.
Convicted cat torturers Jesse Power, Anthony Wennekers and Matt Kaczorowski are still making excuses, this time in Casuistry: The Art Of Killing A Cat, the controversial film fest doc that follows their 2001 trial. So how do they explain the fact that the cat in question ended up skinned and in a beer fridge? They were on drugs and happened to have a razor.
The only thing worse than the CBC's mostly woeful coverage of the Olympics was the wanking by the media about Canada's terrible 12-medal tally. Amateur sports in this country, and physical ed programs in general, could certainly use a funding boost, if only for the health care benefits. But since when have the drug-soaked Games - at which the athletes were bought and paid for by corporate sponsorships - been a measure of a country's true fibre?
The Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) airing on the CBC will have a decidedly pro-American feel with the recent addition to the musical bill of flag-waving Yank Toby Keith. His pro-war discography, including titles like American Soldier ("a ballad about laying it on the line for freedom" ), The Angry American (a little ditty about blowing up enemies of the U.S.) and The Taliban Song (a "get the hell out of Dodge song for an Afghan man"), will certainly go over well with many Canadians.