It is Thursday and news keeps coming. In light of that, here are some headlines that you might find interesting this morning: pieces of the Gardiner are falling, UofT law students are tackling unpaid law internships, a Newmarket building becomes a meme, and Tory MPP Rick Nicholls does not believe in evolution.
We interrupt your previously scheduled mysterious tunnel discussions to bring you these local headlines. In non-subterranean news: testing gets underway on Union Pearson Express trains, Chris Brown gets denied at the border, the Great Lakes get frozen, and Yorkdale gets evacuated because of a suspicious package.
The truth is stranger than fiction. That phrase should be a platitude, except that it is, well, true. Just take today’s mixed bag of news: a mysterious tunnel discovered near Rexall Centre, Toronto’s worst parking offenders, the woes of the Toronto Transit Commission, and a new job for Hazel McCallion.
The family of Elijah Marsh, the little boy who died after leaving his apartment last week, says the support they've received since is "more than anyone can imagine." Elsewhere in the news this morning: a baby was born at Pearson Airport, Massey Hall renovations begin today, an auditor general's report shines a harsh light on the TTC, and Toronto confirms its 10th case of measles.
Will it ever be warm again? Will the sun ever shine through and warm our cold hearts? Stay tuned to find out. In the news: the city saved $100 million less than it thought by using "efficiency experts," a call for better regulation of third-party training companies, and the TDSB is still under scrutiny.
Today marks the beginning of the Year of the Sheep… or Goat… or Ram. Either way, Happy Chinese New Year! In the news: Extreme cold weather is bad news for the grebe, almost 40 neglected animals rescued from a home in Milton, the police constable convicted of assault during the G20 summit is back at work, and the changing landscape of the Gardiner Expressway.
On Valentine's Day, 911 had to be called when nearly 100 teens stormed an AMC Theatre in Florida after being denied entry into a screening of 50 Shades of Grey. Yet a new low for humanity. In the news: broken water mains and freezing pipes all across Toronto, the City's relief funding for last year’s ice storm, and the top 10 collision-prone intersections.
Six Canadians are still in the running to join the Mars One project. If selected, they could get a one-way trip to Mars to try and establish the first off-planet colony of humans. This sounds pretty amazing, until you remember that MIT studied the project's feasibility and learned that the life expectancy could be as short as 68 days. In the news: major flooding at an apartment building near Yonge and Eglinton, longer rush-hour wait times as the new streetcars are put in service, and the (possible) end of Bay and Bloor's scramble crossing.