Friday, September 27 Commentary
There's no convincing the skeptics but a new report from the United Nations climate panel is out with the first part of 3 new reports of climate change.
These scientists conclude with 95 percent certainty that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming and have been since the 1950's.
That's Thomas Stocker co-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
These scientists say that unless action taken, by the end of this centre seal levels will be 10 to 32 inches higher and will have a profound impact on our lives.
Random killings in Toronto are becoming more common...something is changing.
Those are the views of Toronto Police Staff Inspector Greg McLane talking about the arrest of 8 people for 6 shootings that killed 4 people within a 10-k radius from Lawrence Heights to Runnymede over a 4-year span. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for the killings..or if there is a reason, police haven't found it yet. Inspector McLane says its crazy....beyond comprehension.
One victim was out walking his dog. Another was at a community barbeque. Police say the killers struck in groups and at times, alone. Sometimes they approached on foot...other times in cars.
We've had any number of studies on street violence....none has produced a magic answer but when a senior cop like Inspector mcLane says something is changing....we better find out in a hurry just what it is....because now the shootings like the ones we hear about in Chicago, New York and LA are happening right here.
It's certainly not in keeping with running a tight financial ship.
That's the view of city councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong after hearing the city spent just under 75-thousand dollars for 30 new chairs for the members lounge in behind the city council chamber. These are not office chairs...they're regular seating chairs....replica chairs built to match the original chairs designed by Warren Platner decades ago. The replicas were 25-hundred a pop.
Questions about the driving habits of the person responsible for driving Police Chief Bill Blair in an SUV.
On NewsTalk 1010's Friendly Fire last evening, university study Meg Orlinski told a story about an incident Wednesday afternoon on College Street near University. She was on her bicycle in the bike lane and she claims she was nearly hit by the SUV as it drifted in and out of the bike lane. Orlinski says the chief told her his driver wasn't in the bike lane and that she was being aggressive.
Initial damage estimates run upwards of half-a-million dollars following an overnight fire in the west end that turned into a four-alarm inferno.
It erupted inside an industrial building on Birmingham Street at Islington, north of Lakeshore around 2 this morning.
Cam Woolley, a reporter for our Bell Media partner, CP-24 is on the scene and updated us on Moore in the Morning.
No injuries. The fire is under control.