Newsstand: February 15, 2016
The news this Family Day: the (supposed) reason the UPX is so pricey, NBA All-Star Weekend wraps up, and a man sustains injuries after a roof fall.
The much-maligned Union-Pearson Express was “set deliberately high enough to avoid crowding on the train,” according to a senior transit planner cited by the Globe and Mail. The paper takes a look at the early results from the airport rail-link, which has seen ridership at 10 per cent of its capacity. With the lack of ridership, UPX may miss its one-year target ridership, and there is growing political pressure to make changes. On this Family Day, free rides are available on the UPX.
NBA All-Star Weekend concluded last night with the main event, in which the Western Conference won 196-173 over the Eastern Conference. The 65th NBA Alll-Star Game was the first to take place in Canada, marked Kobe Bryant’s final appearance at the event, and was the highest scoring All-Star Game in history. In other words, they played historically-poor defence. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook won the All-Star MVP, becoming the first player to win the honour in back-to-back years since St. Louis Hawks forward Bob Pettit in 1959.
A man fell from the roof through the skylight of the Keg Mansion at Jarvis and Wellesley, and is in critical condition. The incident occurred at 6:50 a.m., and police have deemed it suspicious.