Today, in all the news that fits: the police chief says that arming more officers with Tasers could be a life-saving move, the City will look at widening the outdoor smoking ban, the NDP accuses the auto-insurance industry of unnecessary rate hikes, a famous Toronto chef is giving NYC another shot, and hunger is still a problem in Toronto.
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The good news: it's not raining. The bad news: it's cold. In the non-weather-related news: the feds promise money for the Scarborough subway, a Trump Tower unit generates very little interest, motorcycle drivers might soon be paying for parking, and the Leafs get scrappy.
Bad weather got you down? It's still Saturday, at least! In the news: Ford's still got fans, or at least fans of barbecue; the TTC might make changes to streetcar service along King; the Project Traveller warrants are (very) partially revealed; new allegations of health violations at a Vaughan daycare emerge; the Jays help out the Sox; and a key Toronto figure passes on.
It's the weekend! You made it! In the news: Torontonians filled up a meeting on the proposed expansion of the island airport, the mayor has nothing to tell us about David Price, an awareness campaign focuses on bikes and trucks, and one of the faces of SARS has passed away.
Here's all the news that fits today: the reported seller of the infamous alleged video of the mayor is in the news again, Ford stymies some councillors at another committee meeting vote, a Richmond Hill councillor has an invitation for Quebec physicians, and you can get in your retail therapy during an ever-increasing number of hours.
Here's the news: Toronto councillors continue to grapple with the province's Scarborough subway plans, Bombardier tests its new "whisper jets," police investigate a sexual assault that happened at TIFF, and the Leafs win a preseason game.
See any celebs in town this weekend? Apparently, there's some kind of big event going on. In the news: two Toronto-based papers will defend their reporting on the brothers Ford, a Mississauga real estate agent has angered teachers and a local school board, an inquest into a disturbing child-abuse death begins, a local neighbourhood keeps Narconon out, and the creator of the Sam's sign isn't impressed with Ryerson.
Friday! Did it feel like a short week to you? In the news: reaction to the Scarborough subway announcement continues to come in; Ford talks school hours and his workload; and a family outlasts the OMB, to the satisfaction of nobody.
Hope you all enjoyed the holiday yesterday! Now, back to work. In the news: one Toronto cop wants a change on dooring policy, the police chief requests information on recent shootings, anyone else who requests information from the mayor's office is allegedly not getting it, and Verizon is just not that into us, after all.
Happy Labour Day! In the news: Torontonians are mostly fine with a council appointment, police rescue a (possibly terribly high) man from a great height, some GTA kindergarten classrooms aren't ready, Raonic has a shot at the U.S. Open quarter-finals, a fire destroys a tourist attraction near Waterloo, and Bieber and his security dudes descend on Toronto.
Last Friday of August! That is, as the kids say, cray. In the news: the SIU director is not pleased with Chief Blair, an Ontario cycling plan is set for release today, Ontario schools might not be ready for full-day kindergarten, and a Beer Store goes rogue.
Get caught in yesterday's rain? Here's hoping for a drier day. In the news: Holyday suggests a replacement, cops could get stun guns, the Star reports on complaints to the City by ward, a cop is charged for tweeting, and houses are still expensive.
Last Monday of August. In the news: councillors are back from summer vacation early, police seek a suspect in a terrifying daytime attack, TCHC surveillance cameras at the site of a double shooting were out of order, and keep waiting for those insurance-rate cuts.
This is the last weekend before Labour Day. Yes, we also cannot believe it. In the news: reports say Sammy Yatim was hit by eight shots, the digital divide will shrink for some TCHC residents, the government is ready to act on teens and tanning, and we've got another estimate on the cost of raising a kid in Canada.
Can't think of anything witty to put here this morning. Sorry, readers! In the news: murder charges against cops are rare; Ford wants to talk Expo with the PM; Torontonians get a chance to chat up a city planner; a new site uses a wealth of info on parking tickets; convenience stores aren't actually supposed to sell bongs; and when it comes to uniforms, some are hard to please.
The sunshine isn't fooling us. It's still Monday, and that still sucks. In the news: Ford keeps mum on news police are investigating his friend, the government had to catch up on daycare inspections, Pape Station is offline for a facelift, and condos are expensive to rent.