1 The number of Canadian-built guitars aboard the International Space Station (it’s a Larrivée acoustic) 2 The days it took Hadfield’s crew to reach the International Space Station after launching on Dec. 19 in the Russian Soyuz spacecraftBy KATE LUNAU, PATRICIA TREBLE
LAST WEEK, AS the world discovered Rob Ford, Toronto, the city of which he is mayor, continued its struggle to understand him. Ford is like a monster delivered in a wooden crate, and Toronto has not yet entirely unpacked him. His victory in October 2010, after what even operatives in rival camps called the most sophisticated political campaign in Toronto history, is too often dismissed as the predictable outcome of massive suburban turnout at the polls.By Nicholas Köhler
SHORTLY AFTER it was announced in March that Toronto surpassed Chicago in population size—making it the fourth-largest city in North America—a Chicago TEITEL columnist named Neil Steinberg wrote a piece at my city’s expense. So lame and genteel are Torontonians, he argued, that they can’t even acknowledge success when it seldom comes their way.By EMMA TEITEL
Nova Scotia: A woman from Hatchet Lake has sued a Halifax hospital and three doctors, claiming medical malpractice led to the loss of her leg in 2011. In her claim, Vickie Lee Morton said she visited the emergency room three times over three days about a foot infection before she was finally diagnosed with pyomyositis, a bacterial infection, which, because it was left untreated, ultimately required the amputation of her leg.By MIKA REKAI
IT’S ONLY SPRING but, already, sawier parents are marking their calendars for one of the stranger end-of-summer social events: the lice party. By February, Karin Kutasewich, the owner of the Toronto franchise of the Lice Squad, had already booked dates for August, when many children will come home from camp.By REBECCA ECKLER
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