Remembrance Day 2014 is a special one, as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. List of Toronto’s Remembrance Day ceremonies. Soldiers & veterans ride the TTC and GO for free today. Police release photo of poppy box thief. Bell media layoff 120 people, including E-Talk host Tanya Kim.
LEST WE FORGET
It’s going to be a special Remembrance Day across Canada. It marks the 100th anniversary of the star of the 1st World War, 75-years since the 2nd World War. The legion is banking on a crowd of up to 80,000 (more than double the usual) for today’s ceremony in Ottawa, especially after the deaths of 2 Canadian soldiers in terrorist attacks here in Canada last month. there is extra security planned for today’s events at the war memorial.
TORONTO’S REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONIES
Several Remembrance Day ceremonies are planned for the city on Tuesday. Mayor Rob Ford will not attend Tuesday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the Old City Hall Cenotaph. Doug Ford says his brother needs to rest after undergoing his third round of chemotherapy. “It kinda, really wears you down a bit and he just though maybe it’s the best thing if he rest a bit.” said Cllr. Ford. “He’s upset about not going, I’ll tell you that.” Outgoing interim Councillor Ceta Ramkhalawansingh will speak on the Mayor’s behalf. The city’s ceremony at the Old City Hall Centotaph begins at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Services will also take place at varying times at the Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph, York Civic Centre, Fort York, and the East York Civic Centre Memorial Gardens, to name a few. A complete list of city run ceremonies, start times, and locations can be found here. Other Remembrance Day ceremonies will be put on by various community organizations. The province is also hosting a service at Queen’s Park. Premier Wynne will be among those honouring veterans at a service at the veterans’ memorial at Queen’s Park.
SOLDIERS & VETERANS RIDE FOR FREE TODAY
Any soldiers or veterans will be allowed to ride for free today on both the TTC and Go-Transit, although they have to show their service medals as proof. The TTC will come to a halt for 2-minutes at 11amm for a moment of silence.
POLICE RELEASE PHOTO OF POPPY BOX THEFT
York Regional Police are on the lookout for a man driving a red vehicle, following the theft of yet another poppy box. On Friday morning, police were called to a Canadian Tire location on Yonge Street in Aurora, after the donation box was swiped from a counter. Security camera images have been obtained by investigations, describing a red Chevy Aveo or a Pontiac Vibe that is missing a right passenger side hubcap, with interior footage showing the suspect approaching an unmanned counter. The box was then placed under the jacket of the man, described as white, 5’11”, 235 lbs with a heavy build and moustache, wearing a black coat, navy blue shirt and dark coloured pants.
BELL LETS GO OF 120 EMPLOYEES
A round of layoffs at Bell Media has hit E-Talk, where Tanya Kim, Ben Mulroney’s co-host, has been let go. The Movie Network host Teri hart is also part of the layoffs of 120 people that were initially announced earlier this year.