5 Things To Know Today
Today the busiest travel day of the year at Pearson airport. Gas up 2 cents this morning, back over the $1 per litre mark. Beer Store- LCBO deal will be coming to an end. Documents suggest Liberals paid $10K to wipe hard drives in McGuinty’s office. Gardiner Expressway construction to end early.
BUSY TRAVEL DAY AT PEARSON AIRPORT
Today will be the busiest travel day of the year at Pearson airport. The GTAA says on a normal day about 100,000 travel through Pearson but today that jumps to about 121,000. If you’re flying today officials suggest checking in online to avoid having to do it when you arrive and they also suggest checking your flight status before getting to the airport. There’s even a new Pearson app so travelers can check flight status from their smartphones and mobile devices. Santa will touchdown at the airport today and they even have gift wrapping stations just in case you don’t get things taken care of before you head out. Don’t have your holiday shopping done yet? You’re not alone. A new survey suggests 2/3rds of us will be doing some last minute gift buying. The average Canadian has already spent $678 on holiday shopping.
GAS PRICES CLIMB BACK OVER $1 PER LITRE
The price of gas is up 2 cents this morning, back over the $1 per litre mark. However, according to gasbuddy.com, yesterday the national average was below that $1 threshold for the first time since the simmer of 2010. Gas prices have dropped 16 cents in the past month.
WYNNE CALL LCBO-BEER STORE DEAL UNFAIR, PROMISES CHANGE
The deal the Beer Store has with the LCBO will be coming to an end. Premier Wynne says having the LCBO carry nothing bigger than 6-packs is silly and she will make moves next year to end the practice.
DOCUMENTS SUGGEST LIBERALS PAID $10K TO WIPE HARD DRIVES IN MCGUINTY’S OFFICE
Crucial documents regarding the gas plant scandal were unsealed by the courts yesterday. It’s now been revealed that the spouse of McGuinty’s chief of staff was paid $10,000 to wipe 20 hard drives in the former premiere office. No charges have been laid and nothing has been proven in court. The OPP’s technological crime unit found OUT when it examined hard drives seized earlier this year that special software called “White Canyon” was used to wipe 632,118 files from 20 computers.
GARDINER CONSTRUCTION TO WRAP UP EARLY
It’s a holiday gift from Mayor John Tory to drivers. Speaking at cit y hall on Thursday morning, Tory announced that the current rehabilitation project on the Gardiner Expressway will be completed upwards of two months earlier than anticipated. All lanes between the CNE and Grand Magazine Street (west of Bathurst) are expected to re-open in May 2015, thanks to an “accelerated work schedule” that was negotiated between the contractor and the City. The early opening would come at a cost of nearly $2 million, all depending on the completion date, while explaining the current cost of travel related delays for commuters is estimated at $1 million per day. The full completion of the work to rehabilitate the deck is expected to be done by December 2016