5 Things To Know Today
Toronto Hydro still working to restore power. Colder-than-normal weather expected to continue through March. Rink rage at kids hockey games needs to be stopped. Mississauga moves to regulate marijuana. Infamous Ford ‘crack tie’ sells for $16,100.
TORONTO HYDRO STILL WORKING TO RESTORE POWER
Roughly 225 Toronto Hydro customers have spent another night in the dark, following the freezing rain storm from Tuesday evening. Most of those affected are in north Etobicoke, Dixon and Islington area, where crews are still trying to get the lights on. Powerstream says all its customers are back on line.
COLDER-THAN-NORMAL WEATHER EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH MARCH
Last year was one of the worst winters on record in Toronto but this year will go down in the history books as even worse. There have been 37 days of Extreme Cold weather alerts in Toronto, one more than last year, and we still have several weeks to go. By comparison, 2 years ago there were only 9 extreme cold alerts. Today, Toronto is still under an alert and it will only get up to a high of -9°C, far from the average daily high for this time of year of +3°C.
RINK RAGE AT KIDS HOCKEY GAMES NEEDS TO BE STOPPED
Nearly 60% of spectators at kids hockey games in Canada say they’ve witnessed rink rage. That includes adults cursing at referees and players. They survey also finds that 42% of those asked feel rink rade is a “very serious issue that’s hurting the game.”
MISSISSAUGA MOVES TO REGULATE MARIJUANA
Mississauga is set to become the first in Canada to licence and regulate the production of medical marijuana. A committee is recommending that full council approve a new bylaw by the end of the month to guarantee that private medical marijuana production in the city will conform to building, fire and safety codes. The bylaw will allow inspectors to enter facilities to make sure all regulations are being followed.
INFAMOUS FORD ‘CRACK TIE’ SELLS FOR $16,000
Rob Ford’s tie, that he was wearing while admitting to smoking crack, has finally been auctioned off for $16,100 on eBay. The mystery bidder beat out 41 other people for the famous neck-tie. Other items posted by the former mayor include, the sweatshirt he wore in the photo outside 15 Windsor Road with murder victim Anthony Smith, his Don Boscoe jacket and various sports jersey’s with a signed certificate of authenticity. All tolled, Ford’s memorabilia has brought in $23,000, with only 10% of that going to cancer research.