“Somehow there is this illusion out there that we will be providing them in corner stores or with your TTC tickets.”
Councillor Joe Mihevc on the crazed braying by right-wingers about a plan to hand out crack kits - and hope - to users.
Loblaw’s great eggspectations
Free-range Egg McMuffin? Certified organic BLT? Eggs labelled "cage-free"? The Canadian Coalition for Farm Animals says Canadians overwhelmingly want more humane eggs and pork in their grocery stores and fast-food restaurants. The group's calling on Loblaw to take the lead and offer half its eggs from non-caged hens. It's the least the country's largest grocery chain can do. Hopefully, they won't be scrambling to cook up an excuse to say no.
Sirius satellite radio's big Canuck launch December 6, complete with Feist, Kathleen Edwards, the Trews and Ron Sexsmith playing live from the Mod Club, hit a sour note for some subscribers who couldn't tune in because they don't have the most up-to-date radio hardware. Canadian subscribers won't be able to tune into American satellite programming either now that Canuck radio has replaced American signals north of the border. That goes for 80,000-plus Canadians who thought they were getting a head start by purchasing receivers and subscriptions from the U.S. Sorry, no Howard Stern for you - but there's always the CBC.
Oh, my Virgin gift wrap
Virgin Mobile's holiday gift wrap giveaway in Cineplex theatres this weekend proved too racy for corporate bosses who ordered an end to the campaign after two theatregoers, or so we're told, complained about the kissing angels copping feels on the festive paper. Cineplex says the wrap was being handed out to under-18s. Whoever cleared the wrap for Cineplex wasn't paying attention. Mayor picks NOW's pocket
Mayor picks NOW’s pocket
Gotta hand it to the mayor. He can really pick 'em - even if his latest staff recruit comes at NOW's expense. Taking on our City Hall scribe, Don Wanagas, as his new director of communications should pay immediate dividends. What better strategist for the mayor - let's face it, he's not always on message - than the likeable long-time prez of the Hall's press gallery? We look forward to his taming that hack from the Star, Royson James, whose always got an axe to grind.