There's labour in the air. In the news today: an arbitrator rules in favour of U of T, the school board and Ontario government aren't on speaking terms (and likely won't be all summer), and taxi drivers promise that, actually, no, they won't stage a massive protests during the Pan Am Games.
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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?)
Happy post-Canada Day! As we recover from the midweek dominion-praising festivities, here's what's happening news-wise: WestJet addresses a string of bomb threats, the Leafs make a big trade, and the Judy Blume shouts out Toronto.
Today is a leap second day! Since we all have a spare second, let's catch up on the news: Olivia Chow could defeat Adam Vaughan, John Tory thinks weed should be decriminalized, and the Mystery Tunnel keeps on giving.
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.
Today in the news: Jagmeet Singh violated parliamentary procedure but won't be penalized, a bike shop is searching for an expensive stolen bike, Neil Bantleman's mother wants more done to bring her son home, and SmartTrack might not bring all the transit solutions we want.
News today: a court case involving workers' deaths should be ruled on today, a government source says the province is working to make gender-reassignment surgery more accessible, and one of the city's biggest landlords agrees on a settlement with two evicted tenants.
It has now been five years since the G20 overtook Toronto. In the news: Bombardier is still delayed on those long overdue streetcars, Kathleen Wynne doesn't want you to watch this TVO documentary, and the Raptors get a minor league team in Mississauga.
It's a big day for you Battle of Waterloo re-enactors, because it's the 200th anniversary! (Spoiler: Napoleon loses.) In the news: a mystery transit announcement, Senator Don Meredith allegedly had an illicit relationship with a 16-year-old, and Deadmau5 doesn't want you to see a satiric Fringe musical.
The Blue Jays have won 11 in a row, which is a lot. In other news: principals want you to stop calling them, officials are looking at ways to minimize Pan Am policing costs, and a 19-year-old is charged with a hit-and-run that left a cyclist dead.
It's Bestival weekend! Or it's just another weekend, which is also nice! In the news: John Tory's carding evolution, a delayed City report on contracting out waste collection, and a community mailbox update.
The week is halfway done! Hurrah if it's a bad one, and boo if it's a good one. In the news: CBC's Evan Solomon faces a scandal, Toronto's favourite crane operator resigns, and it's Gardiner decision day.