TTC Approves Bombardier Deal, Cheap Gas, Chow Blasts Cons Over Island Airport
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TTC Approves Bombardier Deal, Cheap Gas, Chow Blasts Cons Over Island Airport

2006_8_31bombardier.jpgMaybe they’re just tired of Howard Moscoe but the TTC committee unanimously voted to approve the Bombardier deal. The $499 million deal still has to go through council where we’re sure there’ll be an acrominous but ultimately futile debate.
Pressure from Ottawa got an Iranian Canadian former U of T prof freed from an Iranian prison. The man had been accused of espionage and kept in solitary confinement.
Ok drivers, get it while its cheap. Gas is down around $.25 from this time last year. Business analysts point their fingers to high US reserves and a slowing down of demand. But they also say this won’t last forever.
A 19-year old teen stared down a gang of muggers holding a gun, eventually wresting the weapon away from them. It turns out that it was actually a pellet gun. Police are happy to hear that no one was hurt but warn people from taking unnecessary risks when confronted with people bearing guns.
“>A suicide note was found in that Mississauga house that exploded earlier in the week. The man inside the house apparently owed $18,000 of back taxes and recently divorced his wife.
Olivia Chow is pointing a finger at the Conservatives over delays to close the Island Airport and the Toronto Port Authority. She wonders whether Conservative lobbyists were able to influence the Minister of Transportation Lawrence Cannon. Recently, five more members were added to the board of the TPA and a federal review has been delayed by another month.
Finally, cops are warning drivers and partiers to be careful this long weekend. They brought up the sobering stat that 41 people have died on Ontario roads this August alone.