In the news: award-winning anchor leaves CBC, Toronto Zoo's "Name the Rhino," and Uber driver charged with sexual assault.
After more than six years, Toronto news host Anne-Marie Mediwake will be leaving CBC. Last night, the award-winning anchor thanked the “army of people throughout the day to bring you this award-winning show.” Mediwake, who was nominated for best news anchor alongside co-anchor Dwight Drummond and won as part of the 2015 Best Newscast at the Canadian Screen Awards, will be having her last and final day on-air Wednesday. Congratulations!
The Toronto Zoo is asking for help in naming its newest baby rhino. Members of the public are asked to pick from a list of three names—Nandy, Kaziranga, and Vihaan—and will be able to vote until 12 p.m. on May 17. Unlike the RCMP’s “Name the Puppy,” there is no maximum age, so seniors, please apply.
A 30-year-old Uber driver has been charged with sexual assault. York Regional Police say that Ahmadfayim Bayat of Toronto picked up a 34-year-old woman and drove her to a parking lot near 16th Avenue and Woodbine where she was allegedly sexually assaulted. Uber spokesperson Susie Heath said, “As soon as we became aware of the investigation, we reached out to York Regional Police to offer our assistance. Our safety response team is working quickly to gather information.”