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TTC Considering Fare Hike To Pay For $95M Shortfall. Taxi Industry Takes On City And Uber…Again. Remains Of Missing Alberta Toddler Located, Man In Custody. Pan Am Games Officials Receiving Bonuses. Facebook To Test Dislike Button To ”Express Empathy.”+**Leafs And Raptors Warn Fans Of New Security Measures At ACC.**
TTC Considering Fare Hike To Pay For $95M Shortfall
The TTC is debating a possible fare hike for transit riders. The increase would be used to make up a $95 million budget shortfall. The TTC’s budget committee said on Tuesday that i i’s considering a fare hike in 2016 to balance its books. One possibility would see a 25 cent increase on cash fares to help deal with the budget shortfall. The TTC last hiked fares in 2010, going to from $2.75 to $3.
Taxi Industry Takes On City And Uber…Again
Expect tensions to run high and traffic to be a nightmare around Nathan Philips Square Wednesday morning as Toronto’s taxi industry launches another protest against ride-share, Uber, which just marked it’s 1st year in the city. Industry representatives will outline their position, and talk about how the proposed TNC license (Transportation Network Company) will benefit only Uber, while reducing public safety and consumer protection. They say this will ultimately lead to the end of taxi service in Toronto. Their protest is scheduled to begin just before the Licensing and Standards Committee meets to talk about proposed recommendations regarding Uber.
Remains Of Missing Alberta Toddler Located, Man In Custody
The search for a missing toddler has ended in tragedy. Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette was the subject of an Amber Alert, but that alert was called off Tuesday evening when human remains were found in a rural area near Blairmore, Alberta. Her father, 27 year old Terry Blanchette, was found dead in their home Monday night. A 22 year old man remains in custody for questioning, but police have not laid any charges as of yet.
Pan Am Games Officials Receiving Bonuses
This might not sit well with taxpayers: a bunch of Pan Am executives are set to receive huge bonuses from the province for keeping the event on scheduled and within budget, saving $50 Million in infrastructure costs. The bonuses range between $250,000-$428,000.
Facebook To Test Dislike Button To ”Express Empathy”
Facebook will soon be adding some potential negativity to your wall. The “dislike button” could soon be rolled out according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who admits the company has steered clear of the idea in the past. Zuckerberg says the new dislike button is ready to be tested and could become official depending on how it goes.
Leafs And Raptors Warn Fans Of New Security Measures At ACC
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is warning its fans about new security measures at the Air Canada Centre. MLSE says new metal detectors for both NHL and NBA games, along with the closure of the Bay Concourse at Union Station have made them implement some changes. Some of those changes include extra staff, additional signage and earlier opening of gates ahead of events to avoid delays. The addition of the metal detectors are part of new securtiy policies with the NHL and NBA. Fans are being reminded to give yourself extra time when heading down to Air Canada Centre this season. The gates are now open 90 minutes prior to game time.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will open their 99th NHL season on Monday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-season match against Ottawa. The regular season opens on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. against the Montreal Canadiens. The Toronto Raptors first pre-season game at Air Canada Centre is on Monday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.. vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves . The regular season opens on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. vs. the Indiana Pacers.