First some bad news. Southern Ontario and Quebec are going to be affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ernesto. The storm will be downgraded to a tropical depression but it’ll make this long weekend wet and windy.
On the bright side, climatologists and most of us would agree that this summer was pretty good. Fewer smog days, heat waves and rain. It was a bit of a goldilocks summer.
The Star covers yesterday’s four year phase out of shipping garbage to Michigan. They bring up some specifics, like the fact that dumping garbage is going to get more expensive due to the fact that dumps are at a premium.
The Sun sheds some light into that bomb scare that closed off Bloor Street for over an hour yesterday. It turns out that the man arrested for uttering the threat was a known “troublemaker” and that the incident may have been sparked by a dispute over an unpaid fare. The man was apparently drunk and fell asleep in the backseat. He would’ve had a rude awakening when cops fired tear gas into the cab.
School trustees are considering making schools a scent-free environment because of concerns over allergies and sensitivity.
The ROM is phasing out Free Friday Nights and charging $5. The last Free Friday takes place Sept. 15th.
The Post has more on two men that were arrested yesterday for child pornography. One of them worked at a daycare for over 10 years and the pair became roommates after trading pornography online.
Argos Lineman Bernard Williams was released on bail after facing sexual assault charges. He’ll continue to play for the Argos and be back in court at the end of the month.
This shouldn’t have been a surprise, but over 150 delegates from the recent AIDS conference aren’t leaving and instead claiming refugee status. Many of the delegates are HIV positive but are also leading activists in countries like Eritrea, South Africa and El Salvador. We wish them luck.
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