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VIDEO: Man facing criminal charges after altercation with Rob Ford Mask wearer at Campaign office. Rob Ford unveils ambitious subway transit plan. TODAY ONLY you can live stream Led Zeppelin ‘s rough cut version of Black Dog from the Led Zeppelin IV reissue out Oct 28.
MAN FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AFTER ALTERCATION AT FORD CAMPAIGN OFFICE
A volunteer that was involved in a physical altercation at Rob Ford’s campaign office Wednesday afternoon has turned himself in to police. 60-year-old William Byers has been charged with one count of assault, one count of mischief and one count of theft. 43-year-old Paul Benoit, who was wearing a Rob Ford Mask, was also arrested for being involved in the physical altercation. Benoit claims he was attempting to create a humorous video blog at the campaign headquarters which lead to him being attacked. “Basically I was going to Rob Ford’s campaign office to do some filming as a citizen journalist for my website. I was going to interview people to see who would or would not vote for Rob Ford.” Benoit said. Neither Ford were in the office at the time of the incident.
FORD UNVEILS AMBITIOUS SUBWAY TRANSIT PLAN
Rob Ford unveiled his transit plan Wednesday which calls for 32km of new subway tracks at a hefty price tag of $9 billion for the first phase. Ford is dismissing criticism from a rival mayoral candidate John Tory, who is suggesting that he won`t be unable to work with other levels of government to complete his transit plan. “I think if they saw him across the street they would run the other way and that is not the prescription for getting transit built,” Tory said.
– Subways along Finch Avenue West and Sheppard Avenue East — where the province plans to build LRT.
For the Sheppard line – subway from Don Mills to McCown — Ford estimates this will cost $1.8 billion.
– “phase one” of the downtown relief line by connecting Queen Street and Pape stations with a subway line. Estimated cost of $3.2 billion.
– Burying east end of the Eglinton-Crosstown line. Ford wants line underground, estimates putting the line underground from Laird to Kennedy will cost $1.4 billion.
Ford estimates cost of “phase one” will cost $9 billion.
THOMSON CONSIDERING DROPPING OUT OF MAYORAL RACE, ASKS RESIDENTS FOR INPUT
Mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson is asking Torontonians for their input on her decision to to stay in the mayoral race or to drop out and run for a seat on city council instead. After a recent Nanos Research poll showed Thomson with only one per cent of decided voters, she posted a survey to her website asking supporters to tell her whether they “need her in the race” or would rather see her “try for council instead.”
PREVIEW THE LED ZEPPELIN IV REISSUE OF BLACK DOG TODAY ONLY
On October 28th, the Led Zeppelin reissues continue with the reissue of ‘one of the most artistically influential and commercially successful albums in the history of music’, Led Zeppelin IV. The Led Zeppelin IV deluxe edition includes unreleased versions of every song heard on the original album including alternate mixes of “Misty Mountain Hop” and “Four Sticks,” mixes of “The Battle Of Evermore” and “Going To California” heavy with guitar and mandolin, and the fabled, alternate version “Stairway To Heaven,” mixed at the Sunset Sound Studio in Los Angeles which lets fans hear one of the most revered songs of all time as they have never heard it before. To celebrate the reissue on October 28th, for today only, we’re bringing you the rough cut version of Black Dog. It’s classic Zeppelin, in a new way. Have a listen and share it with your friends today. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO BLACK DOG
COPS WARN OF FROSH WEEK PRANKS
York Regional Police is warning frosh week freshmen to think twice before streaking or mooning a passing car. The police service sent out a tweet yesterday notifying students of the fines that go along with college pranks. Mooning a passing motorist or deface a faculty portrait could have you face a fine anywhere from $100 to $5,000. Hiding in a Walmart after closing time, $65. Taking your golf cart on a road, minimum fine of $110.