By Amy Dempsey Staff Reporter Thu., Aug. 30, 2018 In January, as the city of Toronto rolled out its final fleet of new raccoon-resistant green bins, Suzanne MacDonald was flooded with emails from citizens fretting about the fate of the masked bandits known for pillaging our food waste. The worried residents wrote to MacDonald, an animal behaviourist and known raccoon sympathizer, because they hadn’t seen the creatures creeping through their backyards lately, and were beginning to wonder: Where are they? Are they starving to death? Have they been forced to relocate in search of nourishment? What have we done to the raccoons? Designed with a special raccoon-resistant lock, Toronto’s new organic waste bins, which the city began distributing to great fanfare in 2016, were perhaps the greatest human effort in what we like to call our “war” against the raccoons. The animals had been effortlessly pillaging our first-generation green bins for … [Read more...] about Toronto built a better green bin and — oops — maybe a smarter raccoon
Weird videos caught on tape
If I’m to make a politically-correct comment on his behaviour, I will praise CNN for its “courage” and “boldness” for exposing the “dirty old man”. But if I’m to throw such rhetoric out the window, “poor guy” is the only label I can think of. For those of you who haven’t read the news, famous actor Freeman has been accused in a CNN lead story of bad sexual behaviour that includes conspicuous remarks made to women in public and physical contact such as shoulder rubbing or attempted skirt lifting – again in public places. Some incidents were caught by cameras, since the Oscar-winning star was involved in a lot of interviews. Out of curiosity, I clicked on some of the YouTube videos. My jaw dropped. Not because the videos were shocking, though, but because I was expecting something a lot worse than a prolonged handshake or eyes that lingered on sexy bodies. “Is this it?” one comment below one of … [Read more...] about Does Morgan Freeman simply like women too much?