For those who celebrate Halloween via drinking, is the holiday celebrated the weekend before the mid-week holiday or after? I'd like to know. In the news today: Part of a document outlining the investigation of Alessandro Lisi's arrest to be revealed today, garbage collection fees set for charities and religious institutions, the fate of Bixi remains unknown, Casa Loma will be operated by Liberty Entertainment Group for the next 20 years, and Porter gets some international recognition.
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Don't go to work—it's a bad idea. In the news: a disciplinary tribunal was held yesterday for the first of 32 police officers to face a G20 misconduct hearing, Mayor Rob Fords thinks scrapping City recreation fees is bunk, five Toronto hospitals are the recipients of a $50-million donation, and a man has been hit by a TTC bus.
Here we are, one step closer to Friday. In the news today: The Ontario Attorney-General disapproves of the mayor's shady reference-writing; a proposal to revamp Casa Loma will be decided next week; new restrictions for smokers; public consultations on Enbridge's plans for a GTA pipeline are cancelled; and Councillor Mike Layton wants GO Transit and the TTC to provide integrated fares.
Fact: A random internet site said that a cup of hot water with lemon in the morning is just as effective as a cup of coffee. Hippies. In the news: some city councillors have opinions about the mayor's writing character references for criminals and alleged criminals; the TTC is getting crazy with new names for its subway lines; repairs to the Gardiner Expressway can be expected for the next bazillion years; and get your flu shot if you're between the ages of 60 and 65.
I got nothin'. In today's news: Rob Ford wants City employees to quit being embarrassments to us all, the elephants are scheduled to leave for California today, the company that hauls half of Toronto's trash is suing the City, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board finds its second case of tuberculosis in less than a month.
Is anyone else super disoriented right now? How is it Wednesday? How? And in the news today, a whole lotta news about the news itself: the Ontario Press Council has ruled that the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star were not in the wrong for stories published about the brothers Ford and various (alleged) scandals; City staff are recommending against burying part of the Gardiner Expressway; and the question of making public information police have on Alexander Lisi's acquaintances will soon go before a Superior Court.
Good evening, and welcome to Newsstand. In today's program, news: the Toronto Catholic School Board is reassessing its volunteer screening process, the TCHC investigates shady insurance claims allegedly made by former staff, city council will choose the person to fill the vacant Ward 3 seat, the Toronto District School Board chooses a new director, and Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.
My throat hurts. News: city council votes for a Scarborough subway extension, the mayor has more shady friends, city councillors are concerned that the mayor has more shady friends, and a suspect has been named in the fatal stabbing of a man at Nuit Blanche.
It's Thursday, so shut it. In the news: The mayor is in Austin, Texas to talk music, Metrolinx wants out of the east end subway route planning, the Asian long-horned beetle has reemerged in Mississauga, and police are looking for one man who they believed held up two subway stations this past summer.
Happy second day of October. And now, straight to the news: Mayor Rob Ford's occasional driver gets arrested, Toronto worries about proposed changes to part of an Enbridge pipeline running underneath us, it's been 20 years since Bell created the 416/905 divide, and what may be the world's smallest dog lives in the GTA.
The fall colours are supposed to be really beautiful today, guys! Just not in Toronto. Or at least not yet. In the news: A member of the "Toronto 18" has apparently died in Syria, the TTC board votes narrowly in favour of the east-end subway extension, Mayor Rob Ford's family friend will apply to fill Doug Holyday's vacant seat, and Toronto's ombudsman is not happy.
Guess what? In the news today: the Toronto doctor credited with guiding us through the SARS crisis has put out a powerful posthumous message, community advocates speak out against expanded taser use, Toronto residents are split on allowing jets in the downtown airport, and Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair is pumped for the SIU's new director.
Has anyone else noticed that this week is completely endless? Onto the news: Metrolinx is investigating the aggressive behaviour of the Mayor's director of operations and logistics (you may remember him from such incidents as ALWAYS BEING REALLY ANGRY), a new task force will report on how to raise money for added city transit, the TCHC continues to be riddled with problems, and the elephants adjust to their new transport crates.
If you're feeling punchy this morning, it's probably because you didn't get enough sleep last night. What are you going to do about it? Probably nothing. And in the news: city council may vote on allowing jets at the island airport before any hard evidence comes out; Police Chief Bill Blair's time is up to present a report on the shooting of Sammy Yatim—but one probably won't be available for another month; the elephants are, at long last, moving to
Florida California to retire in peace; and Councillor Josh Matlow proposes that we get free, city-wide Wi-Fi.
Morning! Today in the news: the TDSB wants to work with Toronto Police and other officials on improving traffic safety in school zones, Toronto Police consider buying more tasers, 3,500 CT scans and mammograms done at Toronto and Mississauga hospitals are under review, and Councillor Adam Vaughan isn't feeling too cosy towards the Ontario Municipal Board.
Ditch those fall fashions again today, 'cause it's another scorcher out there. In the news: Metrolinx's chair puts out a public letter defending a shortened Scarborough subway line, outlook not good for the Sam the Record Man sign, the City's freedom of information department is relying on the honour system with regard to the mayor's request backlog, and the St. Clair streetcar line turns one hundred (and she's still got it).
Get out your balaclava 'cause the temperature's dropped. And in the news: The councillor whose ward saw the tragic death of a Grade 10 student by a large truck is proposing banning big trucks from school zones; Billy Bishop airport actually sees a majority of leisure, rather than business, travellers; Constable Tony Vella is considering putting his name forward to be appointed Doug Holyday's replacement, and it's Sam the Record Man('s son) vs. Ryerson University.
Hey there. Some news while you wait: Porter Airlines proposes an extended runway that will supposedly reduce the noise of the jets it wants to get, 2500 city jobs are unfilled, an old lady was allegedly tasered by Peel Region Police, and Le Dolci bakery employees oh so gingerly went back to work yesterday.