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It's Caribana weekend, August long weekend, and "no longer so hot I want to stick my head in an ice bucket" weekend. Cause for celebration all around! In the news today: a profile on the group Black Lives Matter Toronto, a possible increase to TTC fares, and West Nile mosquitoes in Mississauga.
It could be the hottest day of the year out there, so make sure to have lots of freezies and popsicles. In the news: Jermaine Carby's toxicology report, the McNicoll bus garage goes ahead, and Batman has car trouble.
It's still hot as all get-out, so don't... get out... if you don't have to. And please blame the bad joke on the weather. In the news today: a Toronto bid on the 2024 Olympics seems increasingly likely, Eve Adams lost her Liberal nomination, and when Kanye West performed last night boring haters didn't destroy the city.
Some heavy news for this Saturday morning: police are trying to combat gun crime in the city with SWAT-style raids of families' homes, TCHC wants more power to kick out and ban people, and the city's homeless shelters are working overtime despite the warm weather.
Today's news: Toronto police won't say which recommendations they've implemented from a report on dealing with emotionally distressed people (without shooting them), more than five dozen cats were rescued from an apartment, and the city looks into making sports and athletics more inclusive for the LGBTQ community.
Take a second to appreciate the slightly less-hot weather, and then jump into the news: Honest Ed's celebrates an anniversary, an inquest might be possible in the case of a McDonald's shooting from five months ago, and microplastics are taking over the water.
It's going to be a scorcher out this weekend, kids. Play nice when your sister wants a turn in front of the fan. In the news this morning: condo and rental prices are still soaring (of course), the city's report on switching from LRT to subway in Scarborough was "not fulsome," and a class-action lawsuit launched in Ontario alleges the federal government is improperly caring for mentally ill inmates.
Let's just get through today and make it to the weekend, gang, what do you say. News today: the owner of Hakim Optical appears to have made a bad decision, Black Lives Matter Toronto took a stand at yesterday's police board meeting, and John Tory embarrassed all of us.
News this Monday morning: Ontario has a lot of work to do if it wants to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the Financial Accountability Officer is meeting resistance trying to do his job, and a group of Brazilian cyclists ended up on the DVP.
News today: family and those close to last weekend's Etobicoke shooting victim Lecent Ross want a crackdown on illegal guns, the HOV lanes get an examination, and a rundown of the Pan Am Games' opening ceremony.
Both bad and good-ish news this Monday, so let's start with the bad: beer will be hitting grocery store shelves around Christmas, but wine won't follow until 2016; the Ministry of Labour is essentially useless in collecting unpaid wages; and a large group gathered in the city yesterday to call for action on climate and the economy. (That last is solutions-oriented, so it's good news, right?)
Monday morning news! There's a holiday in two days, so let's just get through this together. In the news: Pan Am Games security, contract agreements for Bombardier employees, and cigarette-butt recycling.