Well the numbers are actually pretty good. Officials say so far this year, only 6 homes in the province have actually been flooded. 700 others have been evacuated, but most, as a precaution. The province says flood protection systems like dikes and river diversions, have for the most part, done their job.
A completely unscientific pre election survey has found that the Conservatives have the sexiest supporters in the country. The survey done in Toronto last week, showed the NDP has the sexiest female supporters, while most of the best looking men are Liberals. But overall, it was the Conservative supporters who came out on top with a combined average attractiveness score of 51.5 per cent. The survey was done by the speed dating company, FastLife.ca.
The first of 3 wining tickets for Friday’s 50 million dollar Lotto Max jackpot, have been cashed in. Jon Hines, a retired petro chemical worker from Sarnia, Ontario showed up with his family yesterday to collect a 16.6 million dollar cheque. The father of 2 says he started crying when he realized he’d won, and celebrated by ordering a pizza. The holders of the other 2 winning tickets….one sold in Toronto…the other in Quebec….have yet to come forward.
Political leaders are bouncing around the country like pinballs as they try to score points in borderline ridings in the final 2 weeks of the campaign. Stephen Harper starts his day in NDP country, Thunder Bay…and will finish the day in Quebec. Michael Ignatieff will bring his campaign back to Winnipeg today, before heading off to Brampton, Ontario. And NDP leader, Jack Layton will spend his day in Ontario, starting this morning in Toronto.
Okay this news just a little scary. The FAA down in the States has suspended yet another air traffic controller and a manager…this time in Cleveland. The FAA says the controller was watching a DVD and his microphone was inadvertently transmitting the soundtrack for several minutes…which prevented him from hearing incoming radio calls. This news comes on the heels of 5 other reports of controllers falling asleep on the job at other airports across the U.S.
Where’s the beef?! A law firm has withdrawn its class action lawsuit that was trying to force Taco Bell from calling the meat it serves, “beef.” The suit had alleged that the chain’s seasoned beef, was actually a meat mixture with binders and extenders. (whatever the heck those are !)
Again a mix of good news and bad, on the flood front today. The good? The last of the ice jams on both the Assiniboine and Red Rivers are now gone. The bad? There is still plenty of overland flooding. And yesterday, the main roadway to the U.S., highway 75, was closed. Truckers who normally take the road say detours are going to cost millions of dollars in extra fuel, and they’re hoping 75 won’t be shut for long. The crest date for both rivers by the way, is still expected sometime at the end of this month.