Richmond Hill Post - - The 905 -

Thorn­hill res­i­dent David THE GOOD: Thomp­son Fer­gu­son, one of the many vol­un­teers at Rich­mond Hill’s Mackenzie Health Hos­pi­tal, was hon­oured with a Gover­nor Gen­eral’s Car­ing Canadian Award, which rec­og­nizes in­di­vid­u­als whose com­pas­sion and en­gage­ment epit­o­mize our Canadian char­ac­ter. Over the past 25 years, the 90-year-old ar­rived at the hos­pi­tal as early as 6 a.m. twice a week to help open the day surgery unit and, later in the day, ease the fears of pa­tients be­fore surgery. His to­tal hours of ser­vice: 7,500.

THE BAD: About 19,700 cus­tomers in York Re­gion, in­clud­ing Vaughan Mills, found them­selves in the dark when road salt got into hy­dro equip­ment, trig­ger­ing a rash of hy­dro pole fires. Three days later, some cus­tomers in Vaughan and other parts of the GTA were with­out power again, caus­ing what they de­scribed on so­cial me­dia as a strange light flicker. One tweeted: “It’s get­ting creepy.” The cause: con­tact be­tween two trans­mis­sion lines when an in­su­la­tor broke.

Is tex­ting THE BIZARRE: ru­in­ing your life? Well, now you can let the lyrics of Toronto’s most fa­mous rap­per, Drake, do the talk­ing for you. His new app, Drizzy, al­lows you to re­ply to texts solely us­ing his lyrics. Also ap­pli­ca­ble: SnapChat, Face­book, Twit­ter or any app with a key­board. It’ll be the big­gest game changer for Tin­der, where you can hurl in­vec­tives at the op­po­site sex or use Drake’s sen­si­tive bars. Un­sus­pect­ing par­ents are sure to be an­other tar­get. “If You’re Read­ing This It’s Too Late.”

David Thomp­son Fer­gu­sonPhoto credit: MCpl Vin­cent Car­bon­neau, Rideau Hall © Of­fice of the Sec­re­tary to the Gover­nor Gen­eral (2015)

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