5 Things To Know Today
Gas shortage attributed to recent power outage. Parliament Hill shooting video to be made public today. Actor Harrison Ford Injured in plane crash. York U & CUPE heading back to bargaining table. It’s time to spring forward this weekend.
GAS SHORTAGE ATTRIBUTED TO RECENT POWER OUTAGE
Motorists across the city are showing up to gas stations that are completely out of fuel. The shortage is attributed to the recent power outage that left thousands of customers in the dark for several days. Tuesday’s bad weather continues to be felt across the GTA as power outages are now being blamed by motorists, who have been left high and dry in some areas. There are a number of Petro Canada and Esso stations trying to get more fuel. Suncor Inc. says its working to resolve the problem. A fuel terminal at Finch Avenue and Keele Street was victimized by the shortage and also suffered a power outage. The shortage is expected to be temporary.
PARLIAMENT HILL SHOOTING VIDEO TO BE MADE PUBLIC TODAY
The cellphone video of the attack on Parliament Hill is expected to made public today. The video is said to be about a minute long but it may answer questions as to why Michael Zehaf-Bibeau did it. It was reportedly recorded by the suspect Bibeau, the man who allegedly committed the crime. The shooting claimed the life of Corporal Nathan Cirilio back on October 22nd. RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson and Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney are set to release the long-awaited video.
ACTOR HARRISON FORD INJURED IN PLANE CRASH
Harrison Ford reported engine failure of his vintage plane shortly after takeoff and told air-traffic controllers he was returning to the airport before crash-landing his plane on a nearby golf course in LA. In a communication with the tower at Santa Monica Airport, the pilot said he was having engine failure Thursday afternoon and was making an “immediate return.” That’s according to a recording made public on the website LiveATC.net. The vintage World War II training plane went down on Penmar golf course in Venice shortly after. Ford was the only person on board the plane at the time and it’s claimed he suffered wounds to his head . Fire officials have since said the he sustained moderate injuries. The 72 year old was been piloting planes for years and has been involved in several crashes in the past.
YORK U & CUPE HEADING BACK TO BARGAINING TABLE
York University and its teaching assistants are tentatively heading back to the bargaining table just four days after a strike went into action. CUPE Local 3903, which represents 3,700 TA’s and other non-tenured academic staff at York University, will be sitting down with officials and a conciliator today. Most undergrads say they are now attending classes with poorly paid part-timers. CUPE 3903 members have been on strike since Tuesday, just days after Local 3902, which represents teaching assistants at the University of Toronto, decided to walk off the job. Classes continue at U of T amid the strike, but they are cancelled at York. CUPE 3903 met with a provincially appointed mediator all day Thursday, two days after the mediator met with York officials. The dispute is primarily over wages, benefits and hiring practices. Ontario’s labour minister, Kevin Flynn, has asked both sides in the York strike to go back to the bargaining table to avoid a lengthy shutdown.
TIME TO SPRING FORWARD THIS WEEKEND
It may not feel like spring yet but this weekend it’s time to spring forward with the time change. We switch from standard time to daylight saving time early Sunday morning, so a reminder to turn your clocks and watches ahead 1 hour when you go to bed tomorrow night.