Extra, Extra: Taxi Drivers Lament UPX Fare Drop, Possible Chewing Tobacco Restrictions, and New Toronto Radio Station
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Extra, Extra: Taxi Drivers Lament UPX Fare Drop, Possible Chewing Tobacco Restrictions, and New Toronto Radio Station

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  • Toronto’s taxi drivers are perhaps the only ones unhappy about the UP Express’ discounted prices. Drivers’ group iTaxiworkers claims the UPX’s lower fares will negatively affect drivers working at airports. “It will hurt everyone,” group president Sajid Mughal told media. Except for Beck Taxi, apparently, whose operations manager says the UPX is no threat to the company.
  • Councillor Joe Mihevc (Ward 21, St. Paul’s) wants to restrict the use of chewing tobacco at Toronto sporting events. The councillor plans to bring forth a motion at the March 21 board of health meeting to prohibit the use of the tobacco product at both amateur and professional sports venues. The restriction would align Toronto with other cities to our south, including New York, Boston, and Los Angeles.
  • After 15 years on the FM waves, Flow 93.5 has officially rebranded. As of today, the station is dubbed 93.5 The Move, catering to those who love listening to “throwbacks” from the ’90s until today. They’ll also promote the usual suspects: a Facebook video touts first and foremost the successes of Toronto natives Drake and The Weeknd, the latter of whom performed a killer rendition of “Earned It” at the Oscars last night.

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