Water main job done, but construction mess left behind

Water main job done, but construction mess left behind

Polite people clean up their mess when they’re finished, but construction contractors that work for the city aren’t always in that category. Construction is messy, particularly in a populous city like ours, where roads, sidewalks and even people’s lawns are often dug up as part of jobs that keep things going in the right direction. […]

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery, done for season

Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger needs elbow surgery, done for season

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is out of the season and will undergo surgery on his right elbow. “Ben Roethlisberger had an MRI on his right elbow Sunday evening and it was determined by the Steelers’ medical team that surgery will be required. We expect the surgery will be scheduled for this week. He will […]

Pylons are still on the job, even though the work is done

Pylons are still on the job, even though the work is done

Pylons used to cordon off repairs to a North York water leak are still standing guard, even though the job wrapped up months ago. Anyone who reads this column knows we have no love for pylons, a quick-fix for just about any road or sidewalk hazard, at least until the repairs are wrapped up. One […]

NBA Western all-star backups? It can't be done. So we did it

NBA Western all-star backups? It can't be done. So we did it

Quick question. Can you have an NBA all-star game in this, the year 2019, without Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder? Why yes. Yes, you can. Gather ‘round, kids We did the Eastern Conference all-star backups yesterday and there weren’t too many howls of consternation – I presume some will be coming – and […]

Springtime home repairs get done in a Jiffy

Springtime home repairs get done in a Jiffy

Those annual spring home repairs just moved up the to-do list with the arrival of the season this past week. Usually small in scope, home upkeep jobs can be a hard sell to a qualified trades person. Ask for a quote on a new kitchen or roof, and contractors will knock on your door the […]

Lowry gets some construction done before latest win

Lowry gets some construction done before latest win

Thu., Dec. 21, 2017 Article Continued Below Maybe if Kyle Lowry hadn’t been so eagled-eyed and insistent a bunch of the shots the Raptors made at the basket in front of their bench might not have gone in. Before the game, Lowry was taking some free throws and noticed the “nail” was off and the […]

‘Really tiring’: Indigenous writer says ‘appropriation prize’ op-ed is proof more needs to be done

‘Really tiring’: Indigenous writer says ‘appropriation prize’ op-ed is proof more needs to be done

A painter’s work is equated to “cultural genocide” after she’s accused of appropriating elements from Indigenous styles — she says she was merely inspired. A group’s costumes for the upcoming Toronto Caribbean Festival include a headdress meant to pay “homage” to Canada’s 150th anniversary — but some Indigenous communities are outraged. The debate over cultural appropriation is ongoing, but […]