More than 150 people have died after a plane bound for the Canary Islands crashed in Madrid yesterday. The plane failed in its first attempt to take off and passengers were initially told they might have to disembark in order to board a new plane. 19 people survived.
One person has died and at least 16 others are ill in the aftermath of a listeriosis outbreak. The outbreak is believed to have originated at the Maple Leaf Foods plant in Toronto. Maple Leaf products have been recalled, and the plant has been temporarily shut down.
Mayor David Miller is reportedly considering a ban on the sale of bottled water, following a similar announcement by the City of London on Monday. Mayor Miller said that the city’s tap water was “more pure than the leading brand of bottled water,” which would be a more impressive statement if “Randy’s Home-Brewed Bottled Water” weren’t Mayor Miller’s choice for “leading brand.”
According to a Statistics Canada report, fewer teenagers are having sex these days than they were back in the mid-nineties. The CBC says the decline is attributable to young women, as “the proportion who reported having had intercourse decreased from 51 per cent in 1996 to 43 per cent in 2005.” While parents are encouraged by these developments, teenage boys initially responded with an angry “no comment” before eventually acknowledging that they were “pretty pissed about the situation.”
CityNews reported that a suspicious package was secured and removed without incident yesterday from the parking lot of North York General Hospital by Toronto Police. The article noted: “Most of these kinds of incidents rarely end up being anything serious and police tend to downplay them to avoid copycats.” Toronto Police responded by saying: “Hey CityNews, thanks so much for helping us downplay this incident. It will really help us to avoid copycats.”
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