Drownings, Cops And Name Tags, and Wild Weather
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Drownings, Cops And Name Tags, and Wild Weather

Blame it on the warm weather, but in the last 24 hours the city has seen two drownings. Police found a man who fell into Toronto harbour right at the foot of Yonge St. Police aren’t sure why the man jumped in or whether he was pushed. An eight-year old boy drowned in Etobicoke Creek yesterday. The creek’s waters rose quickly because of yesterday’s storm. Two men tried to save the boy but failed, they were able to save two other children who had fallen into the creek.
Most people don’t mind wearing name tags, that is unless you’re the police. The Police Services Board made name tags mandatory for police yesterday. The board claims that name tags will humanize police officers and improve relations with communities. The police union claims that name tags will open up police to harrassment. The union will be appealling the decision to Ontario’s Labour Relations Board.
Telus wants to build a 30-storey office tower next to the ACC. It would be the first major office tower built in downtown Toronto since the early 1990s.
Bombardier is trying to gain favour from the public with a series of ads on the TTC. The Canadian company is currently in line to build the TTC’s new subway cars. Some councillors feel that the decision to do so was unfair because no other companies could bid on the project.
In case you missed it, Toronto got hit with a semi-serious summer storm yesterday. Three small aircraft were overturned at the Buttonville airport, traffic was snarled by 50mm rains and a few buildings had roofs torn off.