Archive 2015 Mar 9, 2015
A Peel police officer is in stable condition after he was shot at the Brampton courthouse today.
Const. Mike Klarenbeek, a 29-year police veteran, was rushed to Toronto’s Sunnybrook hospital after the shooting at the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse at 11 a.m.Read more
The fire marshal is investigating what caused a six-alarm fire that destroyed a foam-mattress factory in northwest Toronto Thursday.
“We anticipate the fire investigation to be challenging due to the severe damage to the building the intense fuel load and the duration of the fire has destroyed much of the building,” Ontario fire Marshal spokesperson Carol Grabelle said today.
Toronto, like many cities, has a population of bats living within its borders, we just don’t have a superhero running around, dressed like one. In order to better protect these creatures of the night, the Ontario Species at Risk Stewardship Fund has teamed up with The High Park Nature Centre who are planning a community urban bat project.Read more
The lobby of Toronto’s OCAD University was packed on Thursday March 13 with young artists sitting at folding tables, all selling unique small booklets called zines. This was the school’s sixth annual Zine Fair. A celebration of the self-published small booklets, created by emerging artists.Read more
Ummmm – the smell of bacon is loved by many.
And the Oscar Mayer Institute for the Advancement of Bacon is using that love to launch an unique campaign that offers a bacon-scented alarm as a prize to winners of a random draw.Read more
Toronto’s Runnymede library is home to more than its usual collection of multimedia this month.
A photo exhibition titled, The Foot that Moves the Pedal is on display at the library until March 31. The exhibition is the work of photographer Henry VanderSpek. It features bicycle themed photographs from North America, Europe and Africa.Read more
According to Bill Howes of Toronto Street Cats, there are “about 100, 000 feral cats” in Toronto. His organization is one of several in the city that works to care for these animals and control their population.
These vast numbers of cats comes from lost pets, abandoned cats and cats that were born to the street says Howes. He adds, “They generally live in colonies of three to thirty cats.Read more
Most 10-year olds celebrate their birthday with cake and presents, but a different kind of party is needed when you’ve spent your first decade living on Mars.Read more
The auctioneer wears a sloppily knotted thick bow tie over a three-piece tweed suit. The suit has gold threading in the stripes. The auctioneer has thick, neatly trimmed muttonchops that make him look a little like an 19th-century politician.
The man in the suit is Jonathan Hagey, who has just auctioned off an old wooden chair with a right handed desk attached. The hammer price is $20. The chair is clearly meant for a small child.Read more