5 Things To Know
Special weather statement in effect ahead of wet weekend. 401 cleared after fatal crash at Dixie. OPP launch aggressive driving campaign. NBA Draft last night, NHL Draft today. Things to do this weekend in Toronto/Pride weekend.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT AHEAD OF WET WEEKEND
Get the rain boots and umbrellas ready, as this coming weekend looks set to be somewhat soggy and that’s going to put a damper on some of the Pride weekend festivities. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of significant rain on both Saturday and Sunday. We could see half of a month’s worth of rain in two days. Regions from Windsor to the Golden Horseshoe are thought to be worst affected and are expected to see between 30 and 60 mm of rain. Rainfall warnings may be issued by the weather agency. In addition to the rain, significant easterly winds are expected to develop on Saturday with gusts generally in the 50 to 70 km/h range, while it will also be much cooler than of late with temperatures climbing to only 16 degrees. There is also a risk of isolated thunderstorms on the weekend, especially over Southwestern Ontario.
401 CLEARED AFTER FATAL CRASH AT DIXIE
The 401 eastbound collector lanes are open again near Dixie. All lanes were closed for a fatal crash and rollover that happened just before 3 a.m. on Friday. One care rear ended another, killing a woman and one injuring the other driver. A 25 year old Toronto woman was pronounced dead at the scene, another person was sent to hospital with minor injuries. All vehicles were being forced into the collector lanes or off the highway at Dixie, leaving no access to the 427 from the collectors.
OPP LAUNCH AGGRESSIVE DRIVING CAMPAIGN
With the latest school year in the books, and Canada Day coming up, more vehicles are expected on the roads as many try to get away for a break. The OPP have launched an aggressive driving campaign, which will run to the evening of July 1. There have been at least 130 deaths on OPP patrolled roads so far this year. Another was recorded Friday morning, when a woman was killed in a 2-vehicle crash on the 401 near Dixie Road. “Safe drivers refrain from behaviours such as speeding, following too close, making unsafe lane changes and road rage, something drivers should never let influence their driving. We want to see all drivers adopt safe driving behaviours and take pride in the excellent example they set and for their contributions to helping us save lives on our roads.” – OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Provincial Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support. The OPP will also be out on the waterways and trails, encouraging boaters to wear life jackets, and that those taking advantage of the trails are wearing helmets.
NHL DRAFT DAY
Connor McDavid and the Oilers make it official tonight as he gets selected1st overall in the NHL Draft. Toronto has the 4th pick and they are also talking trades with a number of teams. One persistent suggestion is that Pittsburgh is interested in acquiring Phil Kessel.
Kentucky freshman Karl Anothony Towns has been selected by Minnesota as the top pick in the NBA Draft. He joins Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, the number 1 choices from the previous two years on an up and coming Timberwolves team. The Raptors used the 20th picj to take Utah guard Delon Wright. they then dealt guard Greivis Vasquez to Milwaukee for a 2nd round pick this year and a future first round selection.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter finals start today with Germany playing France and the US taking on China. Canada welcomes England tomorrow.
PRIDE WEEKEND IN TORONTO
It’s Pride weekend in Toronto and that will dominate events in the city over the next three days including the Trans March this evening, the Dyke March tomorrow and the Pride Parade on Sunday: http://www.pridetoronto.com/festival/
There’s all kinds of other stuff on the go too:
- – Digital Dreams Music Festival http://digitaldreamsfestival.ca/
- – Toronto Ribfest http://torontoribfest.com/
- – Taste of Asia http://www.taste-of-asia.ca/
- – Luminato Brazilian Block Party https://luminatofestival.com/festival/2015/brazilian-block-party
- – the Toronto Air Guitar Championships https://www.facebook.com/events/474699686013800/
- – Game Of Thrones Live Action Role Playing battle at Trinity Bellwoods Parkhttps://www.facebook.com/events/728022143973855/
- – and the Blue Jays welcome the Rangers to the dome http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=tor