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Last Day of Summer / Temperature Rollercoaster Ahead For Fall In Canada. Two Canadians Abducted in Phillipines. Volkswagen’s Emissions Test Rigging Blindsides Consumers. Street Racing Possible Cause Of Fatal Highway 401 Crash. Price Sound On Mound As Jays Take Down Yankees. +**Executive Committee Asks For More Studies of Tolls On Gardiner & DVP.**
Wild Temperatures Ahead For Fall In Canada
Today is the last day of summer. In less than 24 hours, at 4:21am tomorrow morning it will officially be fall. According to the forecast, Ontarians can expect a warmer-than-normal start to fall, with temperatures potentially reaching mid-summer levels before plummeting into a faux October winter. There is also a high chance for a significant autumn snowfall.
Two Canadians Abducted in Phillipines
Canada’s foreign affairs department is now looking into reports of two abducted Canadians in the Philippines. They were reportedly part of a group of four people kidnapped yesterday from a resort in the southern island of Samal. Police say unidentified gunman have abducted two Canadians, a Filipino woman and a Norwegian woman resort manager. The Canadians are identified as John Ridsel and Robert Halls and the Filipino woman is the wife of one of them. The captors took the victims from the Holiday Oceanview Samal Resort before midnight Monday and escaped aboard a motorized outrigger.
Volkswagen’s Emissions Test Rigging Blindsides Consumers
If you saved up your coin to buy a new diesel-powered Volkswagen, it looks like you may be out of luck for a while! Volkswagen Canada has directed its dealers to put a stop-sale on models that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims have cheated emissions tests. The German automaker admitted last week to rigging half a million cars with software that turns on extra pollution controls to defeat US emissions tests. In reality, VW diesel vehicles are emitting harmful pollutants at 40 times the acceptable standards. Volkswagen’s stock lost about $15 billion in market value yesterday.
The models affected by the probe, and the stop-sale order are the diesel versions of the 2009 through 2015 Jetta, the 2010 through 2015 Golf, the 2013 through 2015 Beetle, the 2012 through 2015 Passat, and the 2009 through 2015 Golf Wagon.
Street Racing Possible Cause Of Fatal Highway 401 Crash
One man is dead after a single vehicle crash late Monday night on the westbound 401 near Dixie Road. OPP say the driver had lost control of the vehicle, which went into the median ditch and the rolled over. The driver, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. 27 year old Alizeb Mirza was pronounced at the scene. Witnesses indicated the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and may have possibly been racing another driver.
Price Sound On Mound As Jays Take Down Yankees
The Blue Jays magic number is now 10. Toronto can grantee themselves a spot in the playoffs as early as Wednesday, thanks to David Price, who threw seven solid innings of shut out ball last night. The Jays took a much needed 4-2 win over the Yankees, kicking off a crucial three game set between the two clubs. Bret Cecil was also big for the Jays, striking out three straight in the 8th with the bases loaded. With the win, The Blue Jays once again hold a 3.5 game lead over the Yankees for first place in the AL East. Tonight Marco Estrada goes up against Luis Servino.
Road Closures For Jays-Yankees Series
Police again will be closing a few roads downtown tonight to help accommodate Blue Jays fans. For the two reaming games of the series this week against the Yankees, there will be temporary road closures to assist with the safe exit of pedestrians and motorists from the area. Blue Jays Way will have a partial road closure, for southbound traffic, from Front Street West to Navy Wharf. Bremner Boulevard will have a partial road closure, for eastbound traffic, from Spadina Avenue to Rees Street and a full road closure, for eastbound traffic, from Rees Street to Lower Simcoe. Bremner will also have a full road closure, for westbound traffic, from Lower Simcoe to Navy Wharf. Those closures will last from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Executive Committee Asks For More Studies of Tolls On Gardiner & DVP
Paying for tolls on the Gardiner expressway and DVP were on the agenda today for mayor Tory’s executive committee. The committee voted to have staff undertake a “more detailed study” of tolls for the Gardiner and DVP. That report will come back in the spring of 2016. They had been debating whether to accept a flat rate toll of between $1.25-$3.25 per trip or a per km use of between 10 and 35 cents. They also voted against asking the province to takeover the Gardiner & DVP and they buried the idea of looking at tunneling options for the Gardiner.