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GoFundMe Account Has Raised Over $100,000 For Neville-Lake Family. Support Staff Ramps Up Job Action at Schools. 3 Main Party Leaders Tackle Foreign Policy In Latest Debate. Gardiner Work To Wrap Up Ahead of Schedule. NASA Discovers Flowing Water On Mars.
GoFundMe Account Has Raised Over $100,000 For Neville-Lake Family
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the parents raise money for funeral costs the three children and their grandfather who died after a multi vehicle collision in Vaughan on Sunday. Over $100,000 has already bee raised. Please click here to donate. The accident happened around 5pm Sunday evening near Kipling Avenue and Kirby Road when the van carrying 6 people, three adults and three children was stuck by another vehicle. A 65 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene and a 9 year old boy was dies a short time later in hospital. The two other children aged 5 and 2 were also rushed to hospital, however they succumbed to their injuries on Monday morning Two women, the children’s grandmother and great grandmother were also seriously injured but their condition has now stabilized while two occupants of a third vehicle were treated for minor injuries. The 29 year old driver of the car, who slammed his vehicle into the families van was arrested at the scene for impaired driving. Marco Muzzo appeared in court in Newmarket on Monday morning and now faces a total of 18 charges including impaired driving causing death, over 80 causing death, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired driving causing bodily harm. The children have been named as Harry, Millie and Daniel Neville-Lake.
Support Staff Ramps Up Job Action
Nearly a week after public elementary teachers’ federation staged their first “Wynne Wednesday”, CUPE education workers are stepping up their own job actions. Phase 2 is underway, meaning early childhood educators and educational assistants, IT staff, librarians and custodians are cutting back on their duties and not performing any unpaid work. It means employees won’t be turning in lesson plans, and custodians won’t be sweeping up in the hallways. The 55, 000 support staff have been without a contract for over a year.
3 Main Party Leaders Tackle Foreign Policy In Latest Debate
National security, Trans-Pacific trade talks, refugee measures and climate change just a few of the items debated and discussed during Monday’s leaders debate in Toronto. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper defended his government’s anti-terror legislation, Bill C-51, saying it is much needed in Canada to battle extremists, but Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau didn’t see it that way. “Mr. Harper wants us to be afraid that there’s a terrorist hiding behind any leaf and rock around us, and we all need to be afraid, and that’s why he’s there to protect us…we are not a country dominated by fear.” Harper said the threat we face today is ISIS, and not CSIS. He also defended policies on taking in Syrian refugees, saying many nations have accepted them without proper security checks. The leader of the NDP, Tom Mulcair responded to that by saying that this country has been built on immigrants. Climate change was also a hot topic. Trudeau criticized the NDP policy in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, while Mulcair attacked Harper on the Keystone XL pipeline project. The 3 main leaders return to the campaign trail Tuesday. Harper is in Toronto-area, Trudeau in Winnipeg, and Mulcair visits Nunavut.
Gardiner Work To Wrap Up Ahead of Schedule
You can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from GTA drivers. Toronto Mayor John Tory has confirmed that construction on the Gardiner Expressway will wrap up three months ahead of schedule. “We were looking at a deadline of October of 2016, we are looking to get it done three months sooner.” Tory said. The Mayor says the new deadline can be chalked up to the obvious measures. “By extending work hours, by increasing crews and equipment and resources.” But there is a cost associated with that. It’s expected the increased resources will carry a price tag of roughly $3.4 million.
NASA Discovers Flowing Water On Mars
At a press conference yesterday morning, NASA announced there is evidence of flowing water on Mars. Scientists found the first proof that briny water may flow on the surface of Mars during the planet’s summer months. Although the source and the chemistry of the liquid is unknown, the discovery could affect thinking about whether the planet — that is most similar to Earth in the solar system — could support present day microbial life.