Extra, Extra: TTC Sues Bombardier, Charity Initiative to Bring 100 Syrian Refugee Families to GTA, and at Least 16 Pedestrians Struck During Storm
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Extra, Extra: TTC Sues Bombardier, Charity Initiative to Bring 100 Syrian Refugee Families to GTA, and at Least 16 Pedestrians Struck During Storm

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  • If you’ve been aching to feel some Bombardier-related schadenfreude, today’s your lucky day. The TTC board voted unanimously to sue the Montreal-based company for failing to deliver the 67 new Toronto streetcars it had promised; so far, the city is running only 10. According to TTC CEO Andy Byford, the suit will cover a $50-million late delivery fee in addition to damages for maintenance and overhaul costs of the current, aging fleet.
  • An initiative by the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto is on its way to raising funds to bring 100 Syrian refugee families to the GTA. Dubbed Project Hope, the fundraising campaign began in September with the goal of raising $3 million. So far, parishioners from 225 area churches have raised more than half that, with some 50 volunteer sponsorship committees carrying the mantle.
  • At least 16 pedestrians were struck by cars in the GTA today as Hurricane Patricia’s last breaths whipped storms through the region. Most of these people were struck while crossing the road during the dark morning rush hour.
  • From today’s edition of 12:36: Newsman Tom Hayes—a longtime CTV Toronto fixture who moved to City in 2011 after Mark Dailey died, only to be let go earlier this year—is now with Global, making him the rare anchorman type to work for all three local affiliates. (Gord Martineau has too, although when he moved from City to Global in 1980 he quit after 11 days.) (Want more 12:36? Subscribe to it now.)

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