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Ex-Broadcaster Kills 2 on Air in Virginia; Takes Own Life. World Markets Stage Mixed Comeback. Two Alarm Fire in Kensington Market. Firefighters Tackle Two Alarm Fire At Bloor And Sherbourne. Buskerfest Kicks Off in Downtown. +**Gas Prices To Drop Another Four Cents At Midnight.**New Forum Research Poll Shows Suggests NDP.**New Road Rules in Ontario.**
Ex-Broadcaster Kills 2 on Air in Virginia; Takes Own Life
Mourning continues in Virginia as friends, family and colleagues are remembering two TV journalists who were shot and killed on live television yesterday morning. The shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan, 41, was a former colleague who went by the name of Bryce Williams and also filmed the shooting from his view and posted it to social media. He eventually turned the gun on himself and died in hospital. Flanagan faxed a statement to NBC calling himself a “powder-keg” ready to go boom, adding he was often the victim of discrimination because he was black and gay.
World Markets Stage Mixed Comeback
A collective sigh can be heard by investors across international stock markets. The series of global market retreats seem to have ended. China’s key stock index surged 5.3% today, its biggest gain in eight weeks. Investors on both Wall Street and Bay Street enjoyed late day gains yesterday as well.
Two Alarm Fire in Kensington Market
Toronto fire crews are currently on the scene of a two-alarm fire in Kensington market. There are currently 45 fire fighters and 12 trucks on the scene at Fitzroy Terrance and Kensington Place. Thick plumes of smoke have engulfed the skyline above the city’s downtown core and the smell of the blaze is spreading across that area. There are reports that people were jumping out of windows on the second floor of the building where the fire was sparked. No word on injuries at this time, but Fire Captain Mike Strapko says he believes all occupants were able to exit the building safely.
Firefighters Tackle Two Alarm Fire At Bloor And Sherbourne
Firefighters are on the scene of a two alarm blaze at Toronto Community Housing building near Bloor and Sherbourne. The fire broke out on the fourth floor of a Bleeker Street apartment building just after 7 am this morning. According to paramedics three people have been taken to hospital, two of which suffered serious but non life threatening injuries while the third was suffering from smoke inhalation. It marks the second two alarm blaze tackled by firefighters this morning after a fire broke out at a Kensington Avenue row house at around 6am.
Buskerfest Kicks Off in Downtown
The Toronto International Buskerfest kicks off today. Yonge Street will be closed between Queen Street West and College Avenue starting at 9:30 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. There will be lots of live music from noon to 11 p.m. and other kinds of entertainment at the festival like fire-breathers, silver Elvis and giant seagulls. The festival will conclude with the first ever purple walk for epilepsy and a benefit concert in Yonge-Dundas square.
Gas Prices To Drop Another Four Cents At Midnight
More great for drivers – the price at the pumps is set to drop another four cents a litre at midnight. GasBuddy.com’s Dan McTeague says he expects the trend to continue.
New Forum Research Poll Shows Suggests NDP
According to a new Forum Research Poll, the NDP’s will not only be victorious in the federal election this October, but they will also form a majority government. NDP is slated to receive 40%, the Liberals 30% and Progressive Conservatives with 23% of the projected vote. The poll was conducted on Sunday and Monday and is believed to have caught up with many Canadians who are angry with the current state of our government. Election Day will be on Monday, October 19th.
New Road Rules in Ontario
There are new rules that will be going into effect in order to make the roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Also, there will be new fines that will be much heftier than before. Beginning on Tuesday, September 1st there will be a new fine for distracted driving, which will cost $490 and three demerit points. Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca unveiled the new rules at an event in Stouffville Wednesday. Motorists will have to keep in my mind that there will also be an increase in the fine for opening a door into the path of a cyclist and there will also a one metre distance rule between the vehicles and bicycles while passing. There will also be an increase in fines for cyclists who don’t have a light or reflector on their bicycles. That is expected to increase from $20 to between $60 and $500.