Toronto's HTO Park looks welcoming from a distance, and indeed it must be comfortable to be perched under the park's umbrellas on the sand. Get too close to the water, though, and you will find that Lake Ontario's flood has reached this beach, too. The seagulls seemed happy, granted.
Jun. 13th, 2017
- blogTO reported that York University plans on opening a satellite campus in York Region's Markham. This is a first.
- Dangerous Minds notes a new, posthumous release from Suidide's Alan Vega.
- The Dragon's Gaze links to a paper considering the detectability of Niven ringworlds around pulsars. (Maybe.)
- The Everyday Sociology Blog considers burnout among sociology students, and suggests that engagement with issues is key to overcoming it.
- The Great Grey Bridge's Philip Turner photoblogs his recent Rhode Island vacation.
- Joe. My. God. reports on the arrest of a Christian activist protesting outside of the Pulse memorial in Orlando.
- The LRB Blog shares considerable concern that the Democratic Unionists of Northern Ireland are now national powermakers.
- Spacing Toronto shares the ambitious plan of Buenos Aires to make the city better for cyclists, pedestrians, and mass transit
- Transit Toronto notes that starting Friday, Metrolinx will co-sponsor $C25 return tickets to Niagara from Toronto.
- City News shares a Canadian Press article sharing the warning issued by Sears Canada itself, another historic colossus of retail, that it may well be coming to its end.
- The Columbia Review of Journalism warns that Canada's Postmedia chain is failing, and could take all our newspapers with it.
- Tess Kalinowski at the Toronto Star observes that the number of Greater Toronto Area home sales has continued to decline.
- Tristan Hopper describes for the National Post how, after the Second World War, Britain tried to blow up the German island of Heligoland. http://news.nationalpost.com/news/
world/blow-the-bloody-place-up-why-70- years-ago-britain-blew-up-an-entire- german-island.
- CNN's Jennifer Grey describes how (pro-Trump) Tangier Island, in Virginia, is sinking through sea level rise and erosion.
- National Geographic's Clare Fieseler has a gorgeous photo essay looking at how planning made once-barren Ascension Island green, and its implications for space colonization.