THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE

Richmond Hill Post - - Cityscape -

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?

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