NDP Takes By-Election, New Buses Have Bad Seats, Hotel Gets Fined For Penn's Puffery
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NDP Takes By-Election, New Buses Have Bad Seats, Hotel Gets Fined For Penn’s Puffery

United Church Minister Cheri DiNovo and the NDP have taken Parkdale-High Park away from Sylvia Watson and the Liberals. The NDP won the riding with 41% of the vote, despite the Liberals summoning 11 cabinet ministers and high profile members like Bob Rae and Gerard Kennedy to campaign with former city councillor Sylvia Watson.
20,000 or so names are going to be taken off the city’s voting list because the city has been unable to confirm whether they’re eligible to vote. Don’t worry – you should still be able to vote if you have proper ID.
2006_9_15bus.jpgHoward Moscoe has pointed out that many of the seats on the TTC’s newer buses are uncomfortable for anyone long-limbed or large-boned. Staff admits that they made mistakes when designing the seating layout and are working on a fix.
The TTC is starting a campaign to crack down on fake metropasses. They’ve already laid 200 charges on 120 individuals who have bought, sold or made fakes.
A woman was killed by a truck tire while driving on the QEW. Two tires from a truck came off, and one hit the woman’s car, causing her to lose control.
Six kids in Scarborough were involved in a hit-and-run. The apparently unlicensed driver fled the scene but was later arrested.
Finally, the Sutton Place Hotel has to fork over $240 as a fine for Sean Penn’s smoking. The actor is also apparently receiving a letter from the city’s Medical Officer of Health.