So, you want to know what’s in the news today? This is what’s in the news today: Rob Ford sits down for an awkward chat with CBC News before cancelling interviews with a bunch of other media outlets, Doug Ford redefines racism, and Jim Wilson is the interim leader of the Progressive Conservatives.
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Welcome to your Canada Day hangover! Coffee, Advil and headlines, stat! In the news: A mixed bag of cheers and heckles for Rob Ford on Canada Day, neighbourhood polluters cause 120 deaths every year according to a new public health report, and the mysterious—but also kind of awesome—Toronto woman behind the $2-million donation to the Toronto Zoo.
Happy Canada Day! Even though almost everyone is off work and gearing up to enjoy the holiday splendour of our nation’s 147th birthday, things just keep happening. So, here is the news: the Liberals win in both Toronto federal byelections, reaction to Rob Ford’s mea culpa, the city’s first medical marijuana clinic has opened, and how to properly display a Canadian flag.
It's the end of Pride and the break in your long weekend (if you're one of the unlucky people who has to go in to work today). In the news: 22 Digital Dreams attendees ended their Saturday night in hospital, recent meat recalls affect Ontario, and Olivia Chow wants to set up a music office.
How is everyone enjoying the weekend? Great! That sounds great. In the news today: a high school on U of T property may have to find a new home, allies donate blood in place of gay and bisexual men, and former Afghan interpreters graduate high school.
The long weekend is upon us, as well as the wrap-up of this year's Pride festivities. Get out your sunscreen and get ready to party. In the news: Premier Wynne is continuing with her public pension proposal, transit spending may be spent on GO rather than the TTC, and a Canadian was the first overall pick in the NBA draft.
The good news? It is almost the long weekend. The other good news? France has advanced to the knockout stage in the World Cup. Allez, les bleus! In the news: Flooding on the DVP, the challenges of an aging population living with HIV, and Giorgio Mammoliti attacks clothing swaps.
A nine-year-old Kansas City boy had his “Little Free Library” stand shut down after it was deemed an illegal structure by city officials. People are the worst. In the news: Possible coyote attacks in Markham, lighting up the Bloor Viaduct will cost over $4.5 million dollars, “taxi widows” say the City is driving them out of business, and Christine Elliott will likely make a bid to become the next leader of the Progressive Conservatives.
When you think about it, Tuesday is kind of the unsung hero of the week. It props us up after the catastrophes of Monday, and floats us gently into the welcoming arms of the mid-week. In the news: Cabinet shuffles for Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, 900 lawn signs are missing from Joe Cressy’s byelection campaign, a record number of complaints for the provincial ombudsman in 2013, and Bell Media will cut 120 jobs in Toronto.
Hearing about the 30-degree heat and 80-per-cent humidity that World Cup players are dealing with really puts local weather into perspective, doesn't it? Anyway, here's some Monday news for you. City officials were unhappy about the province's plan to provide food aid to citizens during last winter's ice storm, a U of T student has been arrested in Tajikistan, and WorldPride is an economic boon to Toronto businesses.
Happy Pride! Happy NXNE! Happy World Cup! Happy everything! But seriously, if you can’t find something happening in the city that doesn’t make you happy this weekend, you should probably just move elsewhere. In the news: Joe Cressy and Adam Vaughan duke it out over climate change in the Trinity-Spadina federal byelection race, a Toronto doctor pledges $10 million to research aboriginal health issues, and road closures around the city this weekend.
How is everyone's World Cup team doing so far? Either far worse or a little better than expected seems to be the norm. Good luck. In the news today: David Soknacki's radical reimagining of downtown, Wi-Fi on the TTC (kind of), and no e-payment on Toronto ferries until the fall.
Apparently, a Toronto advertising company has relocated its office to a local bar for the duration of the World Cup so that employees can take in games, while still maintaining some level of productivity. Who doesn’t appreciate a company with priorities? In the news: Tim Hudak will step down on July 2, the TDSB elects a new chair and hits the pause button on a deal with the Confucius Institute, and Toronto Hydro gets a passing mark on its ice storm response.
Anyone in the market for an obnoxiously painted Ferrari 458 should call Deadmau5—does he have a deal for you! In the news: A tornado touches down in Angus while huge storms down power for 47,000 people in Ontario, four golfers get hit by lightning, Ugandan WorldPride delegates get their visas approved, and the Toronto Catholic District School Board will get an ombudsman.
Apparently, the 2010 World Cup cost US$7.36-billion in lost productivity. Officially, soccer is bad for the economy. In the news: Some Tories were caught off guard by Tim Hudak’s pledge to cut public sector jobs, the TTC fails in accessibility, new city council members, and a fresh way to find out what data telecom providers collect and share.
Whew, what a weekend. If anyone had actually watched the MMVAs, this would have been a good place to make a joke, but it doesn't seem that anyone did. On to the news! The World Naked Bike Ride took place Saturday, the riding of Thornhill went back to the PCs after the official vote count, the WSIB is spying on injured workers, and Toronto's garbage prayers might be answered.
Hockey is officially over! Congratulations L.A. Kings. Now leave us alone because the World Cup is already on. There's too much overlap between winter and summer sports these days. In the news: voter turnout increased (slightly) for the first time in years, the Hells Angels lost their Toronto clubhouse for good, TDSB chair Chris Bolton has resigned, and the Toronto Airport Express will stop running this fall.
Friday the 13th, a full moon, a new Liberal majority government—it's already a jam-packed day and it's barely begun! In the news: Kathleen Wynne is victorious, the Sam the Record Man sign may be moving, and London Mayor Joe Fontana awaits his trial verdict today.