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Ouch! GTA gas prices going up 4.7 cents at midnight

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/10/2012 5:42:00 PM

Pump prices at GTA gas stations are shooting up at midnight.

Dan McTeague with tomorrowsgaspricetoday.com says the cost of litre of regular will jump by 4.7 cents.  That means Sunday i will cost you $1.25/L of regular.

 

 

Mystery solved! What caused Toronto's big stink

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/10/2012 4:28:00 PM

We now know what caused a stench across the GTA on Friday afternoon. Autumn leaves.

A spokesperson with Ontario's Ministry of the Environment says they have "reason to believe the odours could be related to natural vegetation decay (leaves) due to the warmer temperatures".

Newstalk 1010 listeners said the smell of manure filled their nostrils in places like Toronto, Hamilton, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Oshawa, Mississauga, Thornhill, Vaughan, Aurora & Brampton.

Memorial for Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan unveiled

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/10/2012 3:38:00 PM

A tribute to Canadian soldiers who died during the Afghan mission has been unveiled in Trenton.

The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial was dedicated Saturday, just in time for Remembrance Day.

It includes 2 large maple leaves carved from granite.  1 is red, etched with the emblem of the Canadian Forces & the shields of all the provinces.  The other leaf is black, etched with 2 adult figures & a child, meant to represent a grieving family. 

Just in front, there's the figure of a solitary soldier, also in black granite.  On it, the names of the 158 Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan are etched.

The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial is at Bain Park off Hwy 2, less than 2km from CFB Trenton.

3rd time the charm for Gerard Kennedy?

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/10/2012 2:37:00 PM

Looks like Gerard Kennedy wants to try again for leadership of Ontario's Liberals.

The ex-MPP & MP is reportedly set to join the race on Monday.  So far, Newstalk 1010 hasn't been able to confirm Kennedy's plans.

Kennedy is no stranger to the hoopla of a leadership contest.  In 1996 he lost to Dalton McGuinty on the final ballot for leadership of the Ontario Liberals.

Ten years later he took a shot at leading the federal Grits.  When it became clear he wouldn't win, Kennedy bowed out & threw his support behind eventual winner Stéphane Dion.

Outside leadership run, Kennedy served as an MPP from 1996-2006 in the ridings of York South & Parkdale-High Park.  He was the first Education Minister of the McGuinty government.  Kennedy was elected MP for Parkdale-High Park in 2008. He lost his seat in the 2011 federal election.

Kennedy would join former cabinet ministers Glen ...

Mississauga transit bus crashes into a home

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 11/10/2012 6:41:00 AM

Luckily, there are no injuries after a Mississauga transit bus crashed into a house near Dixie Mall.

Police say that it looks like a medical condition caused the driver to lose control of the bus near Dixie Rd and the QEW.

When the bus crashed into a house, it caused extensive damage to the home.

The driver is okay and there was no one else on the bus.

Charles Sousa kicks off race for Ont. Liberal leadership

Posted By: Siobhan Morris · 11/10/2012 6:39:00 AM

And then there were 4. 

Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa has officially launched his campaign for leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party.

The former banker gave up his post as Minister of Citizenship & Immigration this week to take a shot at the party's top job.

He told supporters in Mississauga Saturday morning "I want to be your jobs premier".

Sousa promised to work to attract investment in rural Ontario, support the auto sector, make immigration work better for the province & to fast-track mining in the Ring of Fire.

He also committed to easing gridlock & making sure taxpayers' are getting the best returns on their money.

Sousa vowed to have Metrolinx take over control of the TTC, an idea which has also been floated by the Progressive Conservatives.  The Mississauga South MPP says politics have gotten in the way of transit expansion.  He says "the result is a transit system ...

Second arrest in poppy box thefts

Posted By: Justine Lewkowicz · 11/10/2012 6:38:00 AM

Another Toronto man is facing charges in the theft of
poppy donation boxes.
   
Nicholas Moorhouse, 34 was arrested last night and charged with
stealing three poppy boxes from Tim Horton's restaurants in the
downtown area.
   
Police say he had one of the Canadian Legion donation boxes on
him when he was arrested and that it contained about 50 dollars.
   
They say Moorhouse  was identified through video surveillance
footage.
   
Earlier this week, another Toronto man - 31 year old Christopher
Ethier - was charged with stealing poppy boxes from three different
locations in the city.
   
And in Leamington in southwestern Ontario, 29-year-old Matthew
Dacosta was charged this week with stealing four poppy boxes from
businesses in the community.
   
(The Canadian Press)

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