In the news: TDSB trustee Howard Kaplan has died, man arrested in connection to TTC bomb threats, and the Argonauts return to Guelph.
Toronto public school trustee Howard Kaplan has died. The 72-year-old, five-year representive of Ward 5, York Centre took a leave of absence last month after developing an autoimmune condition known as sclerosing cholangitis. He wrote on Facebook in November, “I am currently undergoing a battery of tests to see if I am a suitable candidate for a transplant: I have to be healthy enough — good heart, lungs, kidneys, etc.; and I have to be sick enough — my liver has to be really bad.” The TDSB announced last month that it will be holding a by-election June 20 to replace Ward.
A 54-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a series of bomb threats made last week against the TTC. According to TTC CEO Andy Byford who confirmed the threats yesterday, Toronto police were able to determine “when the calls were made, where they were made from,” through CCTV. TPS spokesperson Meaghan Gray said, “There was at no time any safety concern to the TTC or the public.” Aaron Braham Finkler has been charged with five counts of public mischief by providing false information.
The Toronto Argonauts will be returning to Guelph. A source from the Canadian Football League said yesterday that the Argos will be holding their training camp at the University of Guelph after having previously held training at York University for the past two years. The CFL is expected to announce the change later today.