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Tractor Trailer Rollover That Closed 401 In Mississauga Now Reopened. Province Rolls Out New Sex Ed Ads. New Road Rules in Ontario Kick Off Tomorrow. The Deflategate Drama Keeps On Going. Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Tigers. +**Horror Master Wes Craven Dies at 76.**
Tractor Trailer Rollover Forces 401 Closure In Mississauga
The OPP were forced to close the westbound 401 in Mississauga early Monday. Police say a tractor trailer rollover just west of Mavis blocked all lanes. It happened around 1 a.m. and the westbound lanes of Highway 401 at Mavis Road were not reopened until around 8:15 a.m., after affecting the morning rush. The driver of the truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of a van is in custody after driving through a police barricade on the westbound 401. The driver drove past fire trucks and police cruisers and as police ran up to the vehicle to try and stop it the man rolled out of the vehicle. The van continued to roll off the roadway and into the ditch. Police say the man was likely impaired and he’ll be facing a number of charges.
Province Rolls Out New Sex Ed Ads
Ontario’s Liberal government has launched a television ad blitz to promote the newly updated sex-education curriculum. The ads were launched on the Ontario Government’s youtube page on Sunday and is set to coincide with the start of the school year and the roll out of the new lessons. The ad is meant to be educational and promote the new curriculum as they say the old curriculum was dangerously out of date. The 30 second ad depicts teenagers in situations where they feel uncomfortable or confused. Some of the images include a young child looking at a wedding cake with 2 grooms, a boy being bullied online and a girl taking a najed “selfie”. Some of the highlight of the new curriculum includes Grade 1 students learning the proper names for body parts, Grade 2 students learning about bullying and Grade 4 students learning about “sexting.” The new curriculum has been criticized by religious groups and protesters have gathered on the lawn of Queen’s Park, with some parents even pulling their children from the classroom. The ad can be seen below.
New Road Rules in Ontario
Stiffer road rules for drivers are right around the corner. Starting tomorrow, amendments to the “Making Ontario Roads Safer” act kick in. Beginning on Tuesday, September 1st there will be a new fine for distracted driving, which will cost $490 and three demerit points. 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 be 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.
The Deflategate Drama Keeps On Going
It is just the latest chapter in “Deflate-Gate”. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are due in court this morning after failing to settle their dispute out of court. Brady is challenging the legality of the four game suspension he was given by Goodell for using under-inflated Footballs in the AFC Championship game last January.
Blue Jays Complete Sweep of Tigers
Edwin Encarnacion cannot be stopped! The Blue Jays player homered his first at bat Sunday at the Jays take on the Detroit Tigers at home. The hit has extended his MLB best hitting streak to 25 games, also earning his 30th homer of the season. Edwin also secured a new RBI monthly record for the franchise with his 35th run in August. The Blue Jays continued to destroy the Detroit Tigers with a 9-2 victory on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.The Blue Jays are still ahead in the AL east by a game and a half.
Legendary horror film creator Wes Craven has died. Craven was most famous for his “Nightmare on Elm Street” series and “Scream” movies. He died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after a lengthy battle with brain cancer at the age of 76.