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The Prince of Pot is hosting a pro-pot rally this afternoon at Yonge-Dundas square. First 3 players chosen for iconic Leafs monument outside ACC to be announced this morning. Tom Petty ticket Blitz today on Q: every hour from 6am-10pm, listen for the Tom Petty Cue to Call, be caller 7 to win a pair of tickets.
PRINCE OF POT HOSTING TORONTO POT RALLY TODAY
Expect a dope haze hanging over Yonge -Dundas square this afternoon as Canada’s ‘Prince of Pot’ makes a pit stop. Fresh from his release of a four and a half year prison term state side, Marc Emery is hosting a pro-pot rally in Toronto, between 3pm-5pm.
DOUG FORD APOLOGIZES, BLAIR DOESN’T ACCEPT
Doug Ford has made a public apology to Toronto police Chief Bill Blair less than 48 hours after being slapped with a defamation notice for accusing the chief of leaking information to the media. Ford said he decided to take “the high road” two days after Chief Blair filed the defamation notice, demanding a public apology and retraction in an agreed upon forum. “I apologize to the chief and, he feels I’ve impugned his reputation, by no means am I doing that and I retract my statement,” Ford told reporters. “We’re going to move forward with the business of the city.” But Blair’s spokesman, Mark Pugash said Ford’s retraction and apology was not accepted as it did not meet terms that the Ford and Blair had agreed to earlier in the day. Pugash added that Blair’s notice of defamation was still in effect.
FIRST 3 PLAYERS CHOSEN FOR ICONIC LEAFS MONUMENT OUTSIDE ACC
MLSE has begun construction on its team monument of famous players from nearly 100 years of franchise history. The first three players have been chosen, with details to be released this morning at the chosen site near, the ACC’s West entrance. The first phase will place three life-sized statues along the bench, adding at least three more per year to a maximum of 10 or 11, leading to the club’s 100th anniversary in 2017-18.
BACK IN BLACK: 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF TORONTO BLACKOUT
It was 11 years ago this afternoon that Torontonians had to walk home from work, eat canned food in candlelight, and drink warm beer to help ease their frustrations due to the massive blackout. The blame for the gigantic outage initially fell on Ontario, but further inquiries traced the source to a stretch of road in suburban Ohio and frailties in the U.S. and Canada’s electricity grid. August 2003 was as hot as hell. Immense demand for electricity due to the heat put the local grid in Ohio under strain, causing power lines to sag into overgrown trees and short out. One by one, power stations across the northeast U.S. overloaded. The blackout then rolled into Ontario, knocking out power to cities and towns leaving us all in the dark and having to actually talk to one another for a little entertainment.
TOM PETTY TICKET BLITZ ON Q
Today is your shot at scoring a free pair of tickets during Q107’s Tom Petty ticket Blitz. Every hour from 6am-10pm, listen for the Tom Petty Cue to Call. When you hear it be the 7th caller through to instantly score yourself a pair of tickets. If you want to guarantee your tickets for the show, head to Ticketmaster.com to buy them now. Q107 presents Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers on August 26th at the Air Canada Centre.