Notice of intermittent service.
I'll be covering the G-8 and G-20 summits this week, along with a horde of thousands. My peers from Der Spiegel, the Chicago Tribune, Le Figaro, the Johannesburg Star (tearing themselves away from a certain global sports event) and Beijing's official state news agency will be gathered at a press centre on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition, about 1,000 km away from the fortified Metro Convention Centre and environs where the mucky-mucks will be deliberating. (I'm guessing it'll be a day, two at the most, before that that area, defended with $930 million worth your taxpayer funded security, is dubbed the "Green Zone.")
So my posts may be infrequent, as I'm filing to the Star's print edition every day starting, I think, Wednesday. I asked Gus, in my frequent absence, to post the occasional arresting photo or video. Turns out Gus, in the manner of global summits like this, is registered to attend one of the many side conferences - the Feline Fifth Column Symposium, I gather. Beats catching Karl Rove at a pow-wow some Christian fundamentalists are staging this week. I was hoping "Rove" and "Toronto" would never appear in the same sentence. Sigh, part of the price of hosting the world.