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A woman and two men were spotted in a”sex act” on the 504 King streetcar. Mayor Ford to sell remaining bobbleheads today at city hall. Doug Ford says he may make his decision to run for Ontario PC Party Leader next week. Toronto firefighters have had a very busy monring. Province passes bill to cut auto insurance rates on average by 15%.
WOMAN, 2 MEN SPOTTED IN “SEX ACT” ON TTC STREETCAR DURING RUSH HOUR
A woman and two men gave new meaning to the term “riding the rocket” around 5:30pm Thursday when riding the 504 King streetcar. The TTC’s Brad Ross confirmed that a couple was “engaged in some activity of a sexual nature” during rush hour. The hashtag #Torontostreetcarsex certainly caught the eye of many on twitter last evening but shocked those who were there to actually see it. The participants bolted, and so far, no arrests from the trio have been made.
MAYOR FORD TO SELL REMAINDER OF BOBBLEHEADS FRIDAY
Mayor Rob Ford will be selling off the rest of his ‘Robbie Bobbies’ Bobbleheads today. Ford released a statement late Wednesday saying the proceeds from the bobbleheads will be going to the 2 Hospitals that have been treating him over the past 2 months for cancer. Supporters can lineup at 9am to buy the collectors items being sold at city hall for $30 a piece, with the net proceeds going to support the Humber River Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital. Mayor Rob Ford will return to Mount Sinai Hospital for his 4th round of chemotherapy on Monday.
DOUG FORD MAY DECIDE TO RUN FOR PC LEADERSHIP NEXT WEEK
Doug Ford says he might make a decision next week on if he’ll run for the Ontario PC leadership. Would-be candidates have until the end of January to register, but those already in the race will take part in the first debate on Monday in Sudbury. Rob Ford said he was planning to encourage his brother to run Thursday night at his Doug’s 50th birthday party.
FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE 3-ALARM BLAZE IN RIVERDALE
A busy morning for Toronto Fire crews. In the past hour, they’ve knocked down the flames from a 3-alarm fire that’s destroyed a home and spread to neighbouring homes on Withrow Ave, east of Pape. Crews have been forced to evacuate several neighbouring houses and shelter people on a TTC bus. No word yet of any injuries.
Earlier this morning crews extinguished a 2-alarm fire at a variety store at Queen and John. They also dealt with a house fire in the Martin Grove and Steels area. No one was injured in either case.
PROVINCE PASSES BILL TO CUT AUTO INSURANCE ON AVERAGE BY 15%
Legislation has been passed in the Ontario Legislature which is aimed at reducing the rates drivers pay for their vehicle insurance. The goal is for rates to come in, on average, 15% lower by the end of next summer. The government says Bill 15, which was supported by the Progressive Conservatives but opposed by the NDP, will help fight fraud, which will lower costs for the insurance companies. And that should translate to lower rates for drivers.
“This bill is an important step in our government’s continued work to make auto insurance more affordable for drivers in Ontario. And it’s good news for more than 9 million licensed drivers in our province. Bill 15 will increase protection for consumers, and it helps achieve our goal of a fair and reliable and affordable auto insurance system. This will improve road safety through government monitoring and enforcement measures. Lower costs and less uncertainty in our auto insurance system will help reduce rates for drivers.”
– Finance Minister Charles Sousa
The government also says the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act will help those who have been injured in collisions settle disputed claims faster, it will target questionable practises in the towing and vehicle storage industries, and will improve road safety. The Liberals had promised Ontarians it would bring insurance rates down by an average of 8% in the first year, but admit to only a 6% decrease so far.