Toronto police chief Bill Blair yesterday said that the police assigned to Toronto schools would be uniformed and armed, contradicting earlier comments by school board chair John Campbell. The officers will remain on campus only until Robocop testing is completed.
Toronto is also getting $5 million from the province for 26 new police officers to patrol high-crime areas that are not high schools, specifically the Jane and Finch and Regent Park neighbourhoods.
The city is launching a program to encourage public breast-feeding, providing free explanatory pamphlets and “breastfeeding friendly” stickers to restaurants. At present the program extends only to the feeding of babies.
City Council has given final approval for a taxi fare increase which will raise the cost of a 5 km trip from $10 to $11.75. Tough call—cab ride, or 50 minute walk and 1 1/2 more drinks?
Hey Industrial League hockey duffers, lace up your skates because there’s never been a better chance to be a Toronto Maple Leaf. GM Cliff Fletcher is cleaning house and has already announced that they’ll buy out Darcy Tucker and put Kyle Wellwood and Andrew Raycroft on waivers.
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