“We learned many lessons from Somalia.”
General Rick “Kill the Terrorists” Hillier wants us believe he’ll get to the bottom of allegations that our soldiers tortured detainees in Afghanistan.
Wheels fall off BikeShare
The Community Bicycle Network's beloved BikeShare program has been run off the road by financial woes. Thankfully, CBN didn't give in to pressure from advertisers to plaster the yellow two-wheelers with ads to make up its six-digit budget shortfall. But the volunteer-run bike lending program, the largest and longest-running of its kind in North America (it put us on the map in the delivery of community-based sustainable transportation) deserved better than the brush-off it got from the city. Maybe council has an eye on its own bike-lending program and doesn't want the competition?
No Nash-ing of teeth for Kennedy
Gerard Kennedy's announcement that he'll be running in Parkdale in the next federal election may come back to bite him in the arse. NDP incumbent Peggy Nash is no slouch. She has oodles of local cred, and we're not so sure voters in this working-class part of town are ready to forgive the Libs. Kennedy could have done us all a favour and run instead in York South-Weston, turf he knows well, and forced do-nothing hanger-on MP Alan Tonks into long-overdue retirement.