Leafs lose season opener to the Canadiens with a last minute goal. CAMH is calling for marijuana legalization. Ebola screening is being stepped up at US and Canadian airports and borders. Dallas Ebola patient dies. Doug Ford accuses John Tory of covering up time spent on board of US telecom. A news study says Facebook is over for teens.
MAPLE LEAFS LOSE SEASON OPENER TO CANADIENS IN A WILD FINISH
They had a huge crowd, the party atmosphere, even a free show by The Tragically Hip. The only thing missing for the Leafs on opening night of the NHL Season was a win. They lost 4-3 to Montreal on a goal in the final minute of the game.
(PHOTO: RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)
CAMH CALLS FOR MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto is calling for the legalization of marijuana. CAM-H says pot should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly but with limited availability and an age limit. In a cannabis policy statement released today CAM-H says Canada has one of the highest rates of cannabis use in the world, with 40 per cent of Canadians having used it at least once in their lifetime and 10 percent having used in the last year. Legalization would mean there would be no penalties for cannabis possession and use by adults. Officials at CAM-H say Canada’s current system is failing to prevent or reduce the harms associated with cannabis use.
EBOLA SCREENING STEPPED UP AT AIRPORTS, BORDERS /DALLAS EBOLA PATIENT DIES
Travellers coming from Ebola-affected West African countries to the U.S. and Canada can expect enhanced screening and temperature checks as health officials are heightening efforts to prevent the spread of the disease. Canadian airports including Pearson will soon be an extra level of screen to try to catch travellers infected with Ebola. Border agents will use targeted temperature screen. Meanwhile, Thomas Duncan, 42, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his diagnosis.
FORD ACCUSES TORY OF COVERING UP TIME SPENT ON BOARD OF U.S. TELECOM
Some of the big names trying to claim the seat once used by Rob Ford squared off in a double-header of debates yesterday. John Tory, Olivia Chow and Doug Ford walked into George Brown’s Waterfront Campus just after noon for the first discussion, where education and youth are to be front and centre. Speaking before the debate, Tory was asked about his time on the board for a U.S. telecom corporation that filed for bankruptcy, where he explained that debt had been incurred prior to his arrival. Doug Ford accused Tory moments later of lying, saying “I just want to hold him accountable for his resume.” A second debate was held in Regent Park later that night, with Tory, Chow and fringe candidate Ari Goldkind in attendance. Doug Ford said he would not be at the event so he can watch the Leafs home opener, however Goldkind accused Ford of bailing on the debate because he was on site. Ford has questioned why the so-called fourth place candidate participates in debates, saying that future attendance will depend on whether or not Goldkind is invited.
STUDY: FACEBOOK IS OVER FOR TEENS
Ask those under 20 and they’ll tell you Facebook is over. A study finds that usage of the social media site by teen has gone from 72% to just 45% since the spring. as the new generation turns to Twitter, Instagram and other apps. the reason: too many parents on Facebook and not enough anonymity.