THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE

Richmond Hill Post - - The 905 -

Four Grade 11 THE GOOD: stu­dents at Thorn­hill’s St. El­iz­a­beth Catholic High School can now see their art­work — a mul­ti­coloured Muskoka chair fea­tur­ing a loon — on dis­play as a piece of Cana­di­ana at the Pan Am Ath­letes’ Vil­lage. And no, it wasn’t just course­work. Pan Am or­ga­niz­ers re­cently held an art com­pe­ti­tion invit­ing all On­tario high schools to de­sign and paint on three, seven-foot Muskoka chairs with a theme and a spe­cific colour scheme. St. El­iz­a­beth’s sub­mis­sion placed first in the Cot­tage Life cat­e­gory.

THE BAD: Rich­mond Hill res­i­dents are still re­cov­er­ing from shock af­ter graphic im­ages of an aborted fe­tus were left on their doorsteps. The hand-de­liv­ered post­cards are ap­par­ently part of a na­tion­wide cam­paign called #No2Trudeau, or­ga­nized by two anti-abor­tion groups, which aims to de­feat the Lib­eral Party in the up­com­ing fed­eral elec­tion. The big­gest anti-abor­tion cam­paign in Cana­dian history, the group plans to dis­trib­ute over one mil­lion fly­ers to 25 se­lected rid­ings across the coun­try at a cost of $12,000 per rid­ing.

It’s not news to THE BIZARRE: Markham driv­ers that res­i­dents want them to slow down, but the sight­ing of tur­tles on the road cer­tainly is. This year has seen an in­crease in tur­tle ca­su­al­ties, which is un­for­tu­nate given that the poor things can have up to a 100-year life ex­pectancy, ac­cord­ing to an On­tario Tur­tle Trauma Cen­tre. And re­mem­ber: very small in­creases in their mor­tal­ity rate can lead to the de­cline and even­tual ex­tinc­tion of this species. Res­i­dents have asked coun­cil­lor Alan Ho to in­stall a tur­tle cross­ing sign from the Toronto Zoo.

Muskoka chair

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