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HOV Lane Restrictions Being Lifted Tonight, Gardiner To Be Reduced to Two Lanes. Political Polls Suggest Change May Be On The Way. Wright To Face Lawyers For Fourth Day In Duffy Trial. Bangkok Bomb: CCTV Video Shows Man Leave Backpack. TTC Special Constables Cleared Following Brawl at Union Station.
HOV Lane Restrictions Being Lifted Tonight, Gardiner To Be Reduced to Two Lanes
Seems like we can’t get a break on the roads in Toronto. Just as the temporary HOV lanes are to be lifted tonight at 11 p.m,, a couple lanes on the Gardiner will suddenly disappear until October. Deteriorating decks between Bathurst and Strachan are the targets of city crews during their “Strategic Rehabilitation Program” . Nearby routes will see traffic signal timing changes in the hopes of enhancing flows and improve response time along the Gardiner. The city asking for help from commuters in the form of carpools, alternate routes, or taking transit. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes until the work is finished at the end of October 19th.
Political Polls Suggest Change May Be On The Way
Research companies working overtime is not new in the midst of a federal election. Several new polls suggesting Canadians maybe considering change. One Forum research poll suggest that the NDP’s Olivia Chow with the majority of support in Spadina-Fort York, currently lead by Liberal Adam Vaughan. An average of 6 in 10 individuals polled said they would choose Chow in the election. Another Forum poll showed the Justin Trudeau came off best in the first leader’s debate taking 20% of the vote from viewers who saw the campaign event, August 6th. Innovative Research Group surveys on campaign ads, revealing the commercial where Trudeau responds to Conservative attacks claiming he is not “not ready”, have been more effective than any other Liberal ads shown in his campaign so far. And several polls gauging the overall leadership race, including a Leger poll released on the weekend, show pretty much a dead heat amongst the NDP, Liberals and Conservatives.
Wright To Face Lawyers For Fourth Day In Duffy Trial
Mike Duffy’s defense team is expected to step up and take it to former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright again on Tuesday. Monday Wright faced a courtroom grilling for a third day in Ottawa at the trial of the former Senator. Lawyers for Wright and Duffy, bickered over what some e-mail exchanges meant after Duffy admitted he potentially made a mistake with living expenses. Wright was pressed to explain the alleged scheme between top aides in Harper’s Office, and Duffy, in which the senator would come clean and publicly admit he made a mistake with a vow to pay back the misappropriated funds. Harper, on the campaign trail, still not been able to shake questions from reporters at ever public appearance. While at a stop in Fredericton, Harper had to re-iterate that this case does not involve him. Duffy has pleaded not guilty to 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.
Bangkok Bomb: CCTV Video Shows Man Leave Backpack
The death toll in Bangok continues to rise. 22 people are now dead following an explosion at a shrine in the Thailand capital and another 123 were wounded. Matthew Wheeler, an analyst with the International Crisis Group says this is a whole new kind of attack for Thailand, one which could have serious security ramifications. The country’s Prime Minister is promising authorities will quickly track down those responsible as video footage has emerged of a key suspect.
TTC Special Constables Cleared Following Brawl at Union Station
The TTC is clearing two special constables who were caught on camera involved in a violent brawl earlier this year. It happened at Union Station TTC subway stop on January 29th after a Toronto Maple Leafs game. A six-minute video of an incident quickly went viral when it was posted later in March. The video shows a packed subway platform, with a number of people involved in some sort of altercation. At the end of the video, one of the officers throws a flurry of punches at one man while he’s held against the wall. Two men were later arrested by police. TTC CEO Andy Byford called the incident concerning, prompting an investigation. The Toronto Police Service finished the investigation last week, and according to TTC spokesperson Brad Ross, they found that the actions of the special constables didn’t violate any professional standards. An internal investigation by the TTC also cleared the officers of any wrongdoing.