THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE

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THE GOOD: Cana­dian A-lis­ter Ryan Reynolds took a mo­ment to draw at­ten­tion to a se­ri­ous is­sue dur­ing his ac­cep­tance speech at the Crit­ics’ Choice Awards last month. The Dead­pool star ac­knowl­edged the hard work per­formed by Toronto’s Sick­Kids Hos­pi­tal and the Make-A-Wish Foun­da­tion, and he ded­i­cated his En­ter­tainer of the Year Award to the mem­ory of two Cana­dian chil­dren who re­cently lost their lives to can­cer.

THE BAD: Dur­ing a de­bate over road tolls last month, city coun­cil­lor Gior­gio Mam­moliti re­ceived a thor­ough ver­bal beat down from Mayor John Tory. Mam­moliti chal­lenged the mayor to “step down” for sup­port­ing road tolls dur­ing a De­cem­ber city coun­cil meet­ing, to which the mayor coun­tered that Mam­moliti had overtly called for road tolls in the Toronto Star in 2010, and sug­gested the coun­cil­lor sue if he was mis­quoted. Em­bar­rass­ing.

THE BIZARRE: Ap­par­ently crafty squir­rels were to blame for black­ing out the fes­tive lights at Mel Last­man Square over the hol­i­day season. Ac­cord­ing to coun­cil­lor John Fil­ion, the crit­ters chewed through wires, which caused the lights to go out. “I be­lieve it to­tally has to do with one or more squir­rels who per­haps don’t like Christ­mas,” Fil­ion told CBC. The city is look­ing into get­ting “squir­rel­proof ” lights.

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