Quote of the week:

"This is a bloodbath in a sea of red across the province." 

— Children's Aid Society of Hamilton executive director Dominic Verticchio on cuts to his agency

The runners-up:

"Some poor kid is going to have to study that stuff to get his PhD."

—Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn, on donation his archives, including notebooks, recordings and even a few guitars, to McMaster University

"It seems like it's not a matter of if a rupture will happen. It's just where and when."

— Musician and activist Sarah Harmer, on the proposed flow reversal of the Enbridge Line 9 pipeline, which she opposes

"There's wealth in waste." 

Corinne Schuster-Wallace, a McMaster environmental science prof who is helping to develop a sewage management system in Uganda that would convert human waste into fuel

"They take Pittsburgh with them, almost like an ethnicity." 

—Pittsburgh city councillor Bill Peduto, on ex-pats from hit hometown, which has been compared, variously, to Hamilton

"I sat there with that statement with my finger on the mouse for five minutes, not able to pull the trigger." 

Adam Bentley, singer for Hamilton indie rock group The Rest, on posting his band's breakup announcement to the web

"The fact that my grandpa was in the Second World War and my dad was in the Canadian Armed Forces for 26 years, I was raised feeling you should have a sense of duty. So this is my creative tour of duty." 

—Photographer Tim Van Horn, on crisscrossing the country to take portraits of everyday Canadians

"We have today a poached egg, asparagus, tarragon emulsion, candied bacon, dukkah and ramp dish, which is absolutely gorgeous. Really shows off spring."

Adam Hynam-Smith, chef and co-onwer of El Gatrónomo Vagabundo, on one of his food truck's Sew Hungry offerings