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Last day of classes for most elementary students. Postmedia wins Toronto transit distribution bid to replace Metro with 24Hrs. Vaughan shooting victims identified. GTA Sports and Entertainment plans on applying for NHL expansion franchise. Queen announces official beer named after “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR MOST ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Parents will get a 2 month break from making school lunches. Most boards will mark a P.A. Day on Friday. That means 1.3 million Ontario students will wrap up the school year today. The rest will celebrate their last day in class tomorrow. Meanwhile, another major teacher’s union in the province appears to be setting the stage for a possible strike in September. Ontario’s English Catholic school teachers have filed for conciliation in their provincial contract talks. Their union represents 50,000 teachers.
TORONTO TRANSIT NEWSPAPER METRO TO BE REPLACED WITH 24 HOURS
Those who use public transit have become pretty used to the free Metro newspapers at the Gateway News stands. Starting next week though that switches to the 24-Hours paper after its parent company, Post Media outbid Torstar for the contract. The 3-year-deal boots the Metro paper out after it held the contract for the past 14-years.
VAUGHAN SHOOTING VICTIMS IDENTIFIED
A shooting Wednesday morning at a Vaughan cafe has resulted in the deaths of 2 people. They have been identified as 24 year old Christopher Desimone and 47 Maria Voci, both of Vaughan. York regional police say 2 others, both males, were taken to hospital, with one of them suffering life threatening injuries. The other is listed in stable condition. Police were called out to the Moka Espresso Bar in the Islington and Highway 7 area just after 8 a.m. Based on the information they have to this point, they say a man walked into the cafe and just started firing. The suspect has been described as a darker skinned male who fled the scene in a dark colored compact vehicle, south on Islington. To see video of police on scene, click here.
MARKHAM STILL AFTER NHL TEAM
A group in Markham confirms it plans to pursue an NHL Team as part of the league’s expansion plans. GTA Sports and Entertainment has been trying to get an arena built in Markham for years. Within hours of the NHL outlining its plans to grow the group indicated that it’ll speak with the league very soon.
QUEEN ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL BEER
Queen will toast the 40th anniversary of “Bohemian Rhapsody” with a beer. The Queen Bohemian Lager will be a golden hoppy beer brewed in the Czech Republic, also known as Bohemia. The bottle will have an image from the “A Night at the Opera” album cover and will hit shelves in Europe this summer before being released worldwide.