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2 Dead, 3 Wounded After Mass Shooting At Drake’s OVO After Party. Raptors Unveil New 2015-2016 Season Jerseys. Tornado Touches Down Northwest of Kitchener. New Poll Shows NDP Support Climbing Towards Majority. Two Federal Leaders Campaigning in GTA Today. +**Retailers Indicate Back to School Spending to Increase of 4%.**
2 Dead, 3 Wounded After Mass Shooting At Drake’s OVO After Party
A woman in her 30′s and a man in his 20′s are dead after a shooting inside of Muzik Nightclub. Three others are injured with at least one in life-threatening condition. Officers believe there were three crime scenes in total with two outside of the club. Toronto Medics say that there were multiple victims involved in the incident. It happened around 3 a.m. near 15 Saskatchewan Road and Dufferin Street. Several roads in the area around the CNE are closed as investigators are now on scene. No word on suspects or arrests. Anyone with information is asked to call Toronto Police at (416) 808-1400 or Crime Stoppers.
Raptors Unveil New 2015-2016 Season Jerseys
The Toronto Raptors have had their new 2015-2016 team jerseys unveiled by their ambassador Drake. New throwback home jerseys will be red and base white, visitors uniforms will be white and based in red and the alternates will be gold and base black, which are black and gold based featuring Drake’s OVO colours, who has been working with the team since the 2013-2014 season. Last season the Raptors wore their original retro jersey in celebration of the 20th season. Toronto is also slated to host the 2016 NBA All-Star weekend from February 12th to 14th at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets are now available for both the Raptors regular season and NBA All-Star game.
New Toronto Raptors jerseys for 2015-16 season, including Drake-inspired black/gold alternate pic.twitter.com/JsW8fxsPXk— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) August 4, 2015
Tornado Touches Down Northwest of Kitchener
In case you missed it, a tornado has been confirmed to have touched down Sunday night in Teviotdale, northwest of Kitchener. Environment Canada says the tornado with winds of up to 220 km/h left around 9 million dollars of damage in its wage, obliterating two homes and several barns. Fortunately no one was injured.
New Poll Shows NDP Support Climbing Towards Majority
With a 78 day campaign before we decide who will be our next Prime Minister a new survey has the NDP with a powerful lead. The Forum Research poll says that about four in 10 Canadians would cast their ballots for the NDP if an election was called today. 39% of respondents said they would vote for the NDP, 28% of of respondents said they will vote Conservative, while 25% said they will vote for the Liberals. That would leave them with a solid majority of 160 seats in the House. This conflicts with a Nanos poll released on Sunday that had almost all of the parties at a statically dead heat.
Two Federal Leaders Campaigning in GTA Today
Day three of the election campaign is underway with two federal leaders making appearances in the GTA. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is expected to make his way to Mississauga and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair will be visiting Montreal today. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will also be in the city’s north end after speaking to a crowd in Ajax on Civic Day Monday. This will be one of the longest and quite possibly the most costly campaign in Canadian history with 75 days left before voters head to the polls in the federal election on Monday, October 19th.
Retailers Indicate Back to School Spending to Increase of 4%
Kids don’t want to think about it but parents are marking off the date in their calendars as the first day of school inches closer. Retailers say that this year students will be targeted by comparison consuming when it comes to back to school shopping for clothes and school supplies. It’s believed parents will have excessive spending habits thanks to the enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit payments, lower interest rates and gas prices. The low Canadian dollar is also expected to lead to a four per cent increase in retail sales and more Canadians flocking across the border into the U.S. for cheaper back to school bargains.