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Blue Jays To Open Playoffs With Pair Of Afternoon Games. Tory Disappointed With Nuit Blanche Violence, Urges Calmness For Jays Celebrations. POLL: Conservatives Lead as NDP Slips. Snow Removal Company Fined $500,000. John Lennon at 75: Central Park Hosting Record-Breaking Peace Sign.
Blue Jays To Open Playoffs With Pair Of Afternoon Games
Office bosses, you’ll want to request a doctors note, as its possible workers could attempt playing hooky to watch the Toronto Blue Jays, who are scheduled for afternoon starts this week. Game 1 of the Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers American League Division series at Rogers centre will be played on Thursday but the start time depends on the winner of AL Wild card game. If the Astros win, the Jays and Rangers will start at 3:37 p.m. but if the Yankees win the Jays and Rangers will start at 4:07p.m. Game 2 is Friday in Toronto with the first pitch at 12:45p.m. and Game 3 is Sunday with a 8:05p.m. start time in Texas.
Tory Disappointed With Nuit Blanche Violence
Meanwhile, Mayor John Tory will be raising the Jays flag at city hall later today. Tory says he’s disappointed with some residents in the city after a violent incident during nuit blanche at Yonge-Dundas Square. Police were outnumbered by a rowdy crowd who threw bottles at police and there were also reports of stabbings and a number of fights throughout the night along with vandalism at Dundas station. Tory called on fans to be on their best behaviour when cheering on the Jays in the post-season starting this week. However, Scotiabank is pulling its sponsorship of Nuit Blanche, saying the event no longer lines up with its priorities. The bank has sponsored Nuit Blanche since 2006, and said that they informed the event’s organizers in February that they would no longer support it.
Very disappointed by reports of vandalism during Nuit Blanche. Toronto deserves better. Respect your city. 1/3 http://t.co/2HRvW3Nw9s— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 5, 2015
With the Blue Jays in the playoffs, our city is going to celebrate. But there's no place for bad behaviour. 3/3 #cometogether— John Tory (@JohnTory) October 5, 2015
POLL: Conservatives Lead as NDP Slips
The federal election is just two weeks away, and the latest poll by Mainstream Technologies show the Conservatives with a clear lead. The poll, conducted before Friday night’s TVA debate, shows the Tories leading with 37%, with the Liberals trailing at 29% and NDP dropping to 24%. “In recent weeks we have looked at some regions and Provinces and those results seemed to point to a significant decrease in support for the NDP and a rise for both the Conservatives and Liberals. When we look across the National picture, we find these regional gains have favoured the Conservatives.” Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research, said in a statement. The poll has a margin of error of 1.36%, 19 times out of 20. “In British Columbia, where early campaign polls showed a significant NDP lead, we found them trailing the Conservatives and a surging Liberal vote, these numbers reflect a slight comeback from those numbers but continued Conservative and Liberal strength,” Maggi continued. Voters go to polls on October 19th, for information on where to vote, click here.
Snow Removal Company Fined $500,000
It’s supposed to be a nasty winter and the province is promising drivers better and safer driving conditions this year. In fact, we’re learning one company hired to clear and salt several GTA highways last year is now facing a hefty fine of half a million dollars. According to the Transportation Minister, the contractor failed to clear parts of the Q.E.W. in Burlington, Oakville and Mississauga when five centimetres of snow fell last November.
John Lennon at 75: Central Park Hosting Record-Breaking Peace Sign
A special event is being held in New York City today to honour the memory of one of the late Beatles. John Lennon would have turned 75 this Friday. More than 6000 people are expected to attend Central Park today to hold up the world’s largest peace sign.