5 Things To Know Today
Jays Fans Start Petition to Open Dome For Game 5 of ALDS. Marcus Stroman Gets the Start as Jays Host Rangers For Game 5 Of ALDS. New Polls Have Liberals Poised To Win Minority. Police Warn of Serial Sex Assault Suspect Becoming Increasingly Violent. Ontario To Become First Province To Test Self-Driving Vehicles.
Jays Fans Start Petition to Open Dome For Game 5 of ALDS
Blue Jays fans want the dome open at Rogers Centre today for game 5 of the American League Division Series and they’re taking action to see that it happens. A petition on change.org is collecting signatures rapidly, demanding the roof of the dome be open for Game 5 of the ALDS. MLB decides whether or not the roof will be open or not and they have decided to keep it closed for game 5 this afternoon. They say their are mechanical problems with the roof when temperatures are 10 degrees or lower. The Jays have an 11-14 record with the roof closed and 38-14 with it open.
Jays Host Rangers For Game 5 Of ALDS
It’s do or die. Win and you’re in. Backs against the wall. Must win situation. There’s a good chance you’ll hear every known cliche at some point Wednesday, ahead of the Jays hosting the Rangers for Game 5 of the A-L-D-S. Whichever one is used, there’s no mistaking it: the Jays have to win this one to advance to the A-L-C-S, and inch closer to a World Series title. Marcus Stroman, who pitched 7 innings in Game 2, gets the start against Rangers lefty Cole Hamels, under a closed roof at the Rogers Centre. If they win the deciding Game 5, the Jays will become the third team in MLB history to win a division series after losing the first 2 games at home. The first pitch goes just after 4 p.m., and Toronto Police are reminding not only fans, but the general public, about traffic delays in and around that area.
New Polls Have Liberals Poised To Win Minority
With exactly one week to go until election day a couple of polls show the Liberal momentum may have Justin Trudeau as the new PM next Tuesday. An Ipsos poll for Global news shows the Liberals would win a minority government taking 128 seats to the Conservatives’ 122. The NDP could hold the balance of power in parliament with 84 seats. The poll has the Liberals leading with 37% support. The Conservatives trail by 6 points at 31% while the NDP continue to lose momentum sitting at 24%. Much of the Liberal gains are thanks to a surge in Ontario where they are now projected to win 61 seats compared to the Conservatives with 44. Ipsos found the Liberals would win most of the seats in the GTA. In Ontario they lead with 43% support while the Conservatives are second with 30% and the NDP are third at 23%. In the 905 the Liberals have a 12 point lead sitting at 48% while the Conservatives are at 36% and the NDP trails at 14%. The Ipsos poll was taken over last week where 18,000 voters were polled. Meantime an EKOS poll also shows similar numbers with the Liberals sitting in front with 35.6%, the Conservatives are in second at 31.1% and the NDP are in third at 20.6%.
Police Warn of Serial Sex Assault Suspect Becoming Increasingly Violent
York Regional Police are asking women to change their habits when walking in Newmarket. A sexual predator is being sought after a number of sexual assaults. The last one occurred near the Upper Canada Mall at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Police think the man responsible has attacked multiple times before. In every case, the targeted women were groped. All cases involved victims whose heads were tilted down, eyes glued to their smartphones. Some were wearing headphones as well. These women were essentially making themselves blind and deaf. YRP is asking women to travel in pairs, and LOOK UP while they walk, so that they’re aware of their surroundings!
Ontario To Become First Province To Test Self-Driving Vehicles
It’s a scene reminiscent of The Jetsons, but it will one day be a reality. The Provincial government has announced self driving cars will be tested in Ontario starting next year, but it will happen only with a human operator on board, just in case there are any issues. The pilot project will allow companies to do their research and development here, to help bring automated vehicles to market. Currently there are almost 100 companies and institutions involved in the connected vehicle and automated vehicle industry in Ontario, which will become the first province to test the technology in Canada.
“Ontario is a global leader in developing and manufacturing the next generation of vehicles. This new pilot program will build on our success, and help Ontario lead the development of automated and connected car technologies. In this highly competitive global economy, investing in people’s talents and skills to create the next generation of innovative technologies is good for business, and can help lead to the easier movement of goods and services across the province.” – Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure