Tuesday’s headlines

CITY HALL & UNIONS
• Posted Toronto Political Panel: Should Ford slash the city’s workforce? [National Post]
• Lockout of stage workers unions continues [The Star]
• CUPE 79 leader on way out as talks with city loom [The Star]

CURB PARKING
• Let’s throw the book at curb-lane hogs [Globe & Mail]
• $500 fine proposed for ‘road dogs’ who park in curb lane [The Star]

FALLING GLASS
• Highrise balcony glass shatters in downtown Toronto, injures woman 31 storeys below [Globe & Mail]
• Falling glass hits women on Bay St. [The Star]
• Falling glass injured pedestrian [National Post]
• Kuitenbrouwer: Police out in force to keep us safe from Bay St. condo tower glass [National Post]
• Woman hurt after glass falls from condo [The Sun]

OTHER NEWS
• Vacant buildings overwhelm Hamilton streets [Globe & Mail]
• Tourist draw: How does Toronto stack up? [National Post]
• Game theory: Inside the Ontario PCs’ social media strategy [National Post]
• Sidewalk battle rages in Scarborough [The Sun]
A suburb by any other name [The Grid]

3 comments

  1. Re: Curb Parking

    The proposed bill is said to also include delivery vehicles. Thing is, the HTA allows vehicles to be stopped for deliveries in no parking zones for brief periods of time. A judge will probably find the provincial law to have greater power and nullify it once in front of him. If said bill wants to go anywhere, it should focus on no stopping zones and convert many no parking zones into no stopping zones.

  2. And for the record, as a former delivery driver, when doing deliveries downtown most times I parked on side streets or in the delivery docs in the back. Only a few times did I park illegally, and those were due to misinterpretation of the signage.

  3. From the NP’s story on PC social media:

    “So, some of it’s easy stuff. You get points and you earn badges for doing actions like giving us your e-mail address, signing up for SMS alerts, reading an article, watching a video. What we’re doing is engaging these people. We’re giving them reasons to come back to the Facebook page and we’re over time working them up the advocacy ladder. So they may have started just as a passerby and because now they’re earning points and they’re competing with other people and they’re on the leaderboard, they can come back and they do even more.”

    Now me after reading that paragraph:

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/126/314/3cd8a33a.png?1306264975

    Seriously.

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