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News Helicopter Tragedy 2

As you have already probably heard, two news helicopters that were covering a car chase collided in mid-air, killing all 4 people on board. This is very sad tragedy and is disturbing that the crash happened while on live TV (Warning – graphic). At the moment the two helicopters collided, photojournalist Craig Smith can be ...

Give it up for a week 1

I drove to Hamilton a couple times this weekend for a hockey tournament with my old Hamilton buddy Paul. During my visit in Hamilton I reflected on how much I’ve changed in the 5 years since I moved away from that city. Like many people I grew up with, we were raised as “car people”. ...

US 90′s crime decline 1

Crime statistics for the 2006 Canada census have recently been released and last year had apparently the lowest crime rate in 25 years. A phenomenon in the United States that has intrigued me is the sharp drop in crime in the 1990′s. It’s especially interesting that the drop in crime seems to be secluded to ...

Sick Kids Foundation Controversy 4

There has been some controversy the last couple days surrounding the “Sick Kids Foundation”, a charity organization dedicated to supporting the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto. The Toronto Star reported today that some of the canvassers who were raising money for the hospital foundation were based on pure commission, which can lead to shady sales ...

NYC High Line

A couple days ago I found about this unique park they are building in Lower Manhattan called “The High Line“. Basically the High line is a 1.5 mile elevated abandoned railroad track that hasn’t been in use since 1980. Instead of tearing it down, neighbourhood residents Robert Hammond and Joshua David started the community-based group ...

The Liberty Restaurant Review 1

Earlier today I had what amounted to the worst restaurant experience of my life at The Liberty Restaurant located at 25 Liberty St. in Liberty Village, Toronto. The Liberty was featured by Restaurant Makeover back in 2005. NOW magazine also posted a similar bad review on the restaurant after Restaurant Makeover had completed its makeover. ...

Bomb plot puts damper on NHS 2

The bomb plot that unfolded in Britain this weekend puts a damper on the British National Health Service. This is a form of irony that even Michael Moore couldn’t have predicted. In the movie Sicko, Michael Moore applauds the British National Health Service for providing free Universal Healthcare for all Brits. But who would have ...

Got free Healthcare? 4

I watched the movie Sicko the other night, and in my opinion it surpasses Bowling for Columbine as Michael Moore’s best film. In this film it is apparent that Moore has matured as a documentary filmmaker and his ability has evolved from tabloid-like cheap-shots into an essay-style documentary. In the past, Moore resorted to distorting ...

Cycle streaking 3

The other week I was sitting on a bus in Chinatown preparing to depart to Niagara Falls for the day. Out of nowhere, a group of 50 or so completely nude cyclists rode right past us, while being escorted by uniformed Toronto Police Service cyclists. It was a sight to see; people of all shapes ...

Office Jerks 2

Ever worked in an office with an office jerk? I read an article today where they described 6 types of “office jerks”. The article didn’t describe these jerks well, so I’ve added my own commentary. 1. The Loud Phone-Talker – The loud phone talker thinks that the person on the opposite end of the phone ...