Effective today: all residential homes in Ontario require a carbon monoxide detector. Toronto bars offer “Happy Hour” food and drink specials to those who vote in advance polls. Belleville Hospital patient tests negative for Ebola / another person in Dallas tests positive. Ford Flakes cereal raises money for cancer research. Doug Ford says he received an endorsement from Tory in 2010.
ONTARIO HOMES REQUIRE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS AS OF TODAY
Effective today, all residential homes in Ontario “must” have a carbon monoxide warning device. The controversial bill passed last year following a tragic CO leak that killed a family of 5 in Woodstock. The odourless gas kills up to 50 Canadians a year, 11 of them in Ontario. The province is holding its first Carbon Monoxide Awareness week on November 1st.
BARS OFFER “HAPPY HOUR” SPECIALS TO THOSE WHO VOTE IN ADVANCE POLLS
Half-a-dozen Toronto bars are using politics to boost business. They’re offering “Happy Hour” food and drink specials to advance polls voters. The event is running through Friday and you can find out which bars have specials at #HappyVotingHourTO.
BELLEVILLE HOSPITAL PATIENT TESTS NEGATIVE / ANOTHER IN DALLAS CONTRACTS EBOLA
A patient at Belleville hospital has tested negative for the Ebola virus. The person had recently returned to Canada from west Africa and had been running a fever. However, another person in Texas has Ebola, the second health care worker to test positive for the deadly disease. The person worked at the same hospital as nurse Nina Pham and they both cared for Thomas Duncan there before he died. Nina Pham is concerned more for her dog Bentley. Health officials say Nina is a hero and will Bentley will be “the best cared for dog in America”. Spanish officials euthanized Excalibur as a precaution after a nurse contracted Ebola there. There’s no word on the condition of the newly infected nurse.
FORD FLAKES CEREAL RAISES MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Ford Flakes… They’re Grrrreat! You can now start your morning with a healthy bowl of ‘Ford Flakes.’ Two Toronto grads have developed a limited edition cereal staring Mayor Rob Ford. The limited run includes 500 boxes that cost 40 dollars each. Organizers are hoping to raise up to 10 thousand dollars for cancer research. If you’d like to purchase a box there’s still time to do so.
DOUG FORD SAYS HE RECEIVED ENDORSEMENT FROM TORY IN 2010
The short work week is not stopping the mayoral candidates from pushing full steam ahead. By mid-morning Tuesday, the three leading candidates trying to replace Rob Ford’s name on the big door at city hall had received pats on the back, with most of them set to debate their platforms over the noon hour. Doug Ford rallied the media to his headquarters on Tuesday for what was claimed to be one of the biggest “endorsements in Toronto political history”, which turned out to be Ford reading aloud some kind words that John Tory spoke back in 2010. The candidate then hinted that endorsements were nothing other than “deals”, asking for the people to stand behind him on election day. Olivia Chow also had some praise, this time around from the federal level, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May endorsing the candidate, with former Ontario Green Party front-man Jim Harris opting to give his support to John Tory. On the debate schedule, Tory and Chow discussED their visions before the Canadian Club at noon, while a second debate, which included Doug Ford, took place in the evening at the Mennonite New Life Centre.