It's been a big week in Canada: most recently, today marks former teenaged Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr's first full day of freedom in more than 12 years. Meanwhile in Ontario, teachers' strikes are heating up, a woman is charged with fraud for collecting donations to help her fight an illness she doesn't have, and Dean Blundell is once again enjoying airwave success.
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The new Red Door Shelter development and a strategy for drone regulation have both gotten a little nudge forward from our friends at city council, and cherry blossoms are about to reach their cherry blossomiest so take that as a cue to polish up your selfie stick and get cracking.
It's New City Manager Day! Well, sort of. Veteran Ontario bureaucrat Peter Wallace has been named as the next in line for the big gig. Maybe he can celebrate his new role with a snack from his favourite local food truck, which also celebrated something of a triumph yesterday. That, and more, below.
Yesterday was Star Wars Day, so does that make today the Revenge of the Fifth? Let's not think about it. In the news: Uber seeks licensing, Brampton seeks the provincial ombudsman, and Team Canada seeks basketball players.
Happy May Day, everyone. Today is also International Workers' Day and Basic Income Day, so celebrate whatever socially progressive proclivities you might have! In the news this morning: kids can keep their puffers with them in school, GM is dropping 1,000 jobs, and a rival for the Scarborough West seat throws his support behind Bill Blair.
You know what goes well with that nice weather? Some news. Andrew Wiggins wins rookie of the year, some councillors get support from non-Toronto friends, and the police chief says he won't abolish carding.
Tired of chatting about Toronto's depressing sports teams? Then check out some local news: ranked ballots could actually be a thing, a new app helps cyclists name and shame scofflaw drivers, and the grand marshal of Pride 2015 is announced.