THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE BIZARRE
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.