Oh, Brazil. Poor, sweet Brazil. A 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinals yesterday. It's safe to say much of the world pitied the host nation for that spectacular defeat. In the news: Rosedale residents fight over the construction of a woodland path, Wheel-Trans drivers strike for higher wages, and a world-class cricket venue might be coming to the GTA.
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Apparently deaths related to opioid painkillers in the province increased by a seriously alarming 250 per cent between 1991 and 2010. It looks like that early-'90s PSA in which the furry blue puppet ran around singing to not put drugs in your mouth didn’t have the intended effect. In the news: Ceta Ramkhalawansingh and James Maloney are the newest kids on the city council block, a former aide to Karen Stintz backs away from supporting the Scarborough subway, a park named after two (out of three) members of Rush, and beer marketing goes bad.
It's a dreary Monday, so here's some news to take your mind off the rain. Olivia Chow has a new affordable housing plan, one-third of Ontario residents want Andrea Horwath to step down, and a local parachute school has had three fatalities in a year.
Welcome back to the weekend; we hope you enjoy your stay. Here’s the news: Doug Ford keeps offending people, Toronto Transit Commission vehicles have been in 18,000 accidents in the past four years, the majority of Torontonians want marathons and parades moved off city streets, and Avery Edison files two human-rights complaints.
Let's take a little break from the Brothers Ford and see what else is happening in the city this morning, shall we? Police broke up a fight in Mississauga between Israeli and Palestinian sympathizers, Woodbridge residents love donating to Toronto council candidates, and laneway homes might be one way to ameliorate our housing crisis.
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.
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.