THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
THE GOOD: After a few delays, the Regional Municipality of York activated most of its 20 red light cameras. Although some people aren’t fans of the idea of red light cameras, believing it to be a tool to increase government revenue, many studies, including a 2003 study from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, have concluded that red light cameras help to reduce collisions and red light runnings. THE BAD: The York Regional Police recently issued a press release warning of incidents of animal cruelty. On separate occasions from Aug. 12 to Sept. 13, severed heads of six cats were found near public spaces in the town of WhitchurchStouffville, one near an elementary school on the afternoon of a school day. The incidents are not believed to be accidental or the result of a predatory animal. It goes without saying, but keep your cats inside for a while. Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police or Crime Stoppers. THE BIZARRE: Despite fierce determination to make a sequel to his critically lambasted film Postal, (based off of a video game that former US senator Joseph Lieberman called “digital poison”) director Uwe Boll, who resides in Richmond Hill, cancelled the movie’s Kickstarter campaign. With a little under three weeks to go, Boll received pledges of only $29,997 toward his $500,000 goal. Can you blame the public for not wanting to back a movie that Boll promised would take aim at every political party and religion — and, for some reason, Honey Boo Boo?