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New Toronto streetcars

Finally some modern trams as I've had the pleasure to ride across the pond.

You can see the benefits for people in wheelchairs (and those who simply have trouble climbing stairs), parents pushing strollers, cyclists etc.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-s-new-streetcars-hit-the-s...

But there are problems with the new sliding doors (because of the arrogance of local drivers) and an odd lack of legroom, given that people tend to be taller now.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ttc-s-new-streetcars-raise-concern...

I sure wish we could get them (back) here!

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Mt. Polley mine disaster -- Imperial Metals tailings pond rupture

It's been bugging me that no thread has been started here on this.  Things developed quickly and I think those of who would have posted were busy following it on other media. This is just an explanation for a lack of chronology for people who may read back on this at some other time.

Rabble has been covering it. Here's one of the first articles.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/08/mount-polley-mining-disaster

And a recent one by David Suzuki:

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2014/08/mount-polley-wake-c...

Weirdly, no comments on either.

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