THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
Town of Richmond Hill THE GOOD: councillors got a close shave Feb. 5, but it was for a good cause. The town’s mayor and several of its councillors got buzzed in front of a crowd at Hillcrest Mall to support World Cancer Day. Donations were taken through #NoHairSelfie and ended up more than doubling the fundraising goal of $2,500. It was extra special for Council because one of their own, Deputy Mayor Vito Spatafora, is currently in treatment. The proceedings saw councillor Tom Muench and others get their heads shaved before onlookers.
THE BAD: There will be no dream home for one winner of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery this year. One of the prize homes, located in Markham, was yanked because of marijuana fumes. Apparently, a resident in a nearby home has a licence from Health Canada to legally grow pot for their own use. The accompanying aromas have a habit of wafting on to the lottery house’s grounds. This will mean a winning ticket that doesn’t get new digs, but don’t despair for them because they still stand to get over $1.3 million in cash.
Sheldon THE BIZARRE: Bergson, a Thornhill man, changed his name to Above Z none of the and made it to the ballot in the Whit by-Oshawa provincial byelection with nine other candidates. Z none of the (now his legal last name) has run for office in Thornhill previously and did the required work of rounding up 25 voter signatures before registering as a candidate. And in case you were wondering, adding the “Z” was so he could appear last on the ballot below None of the Above Party candidate George Vezina, another option for recalcitrant voters.
Deputy Mayor Vito Spatafora