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Canadian Couple Found Dead In Mexican Resort. Tough Process to Pick Canada’s Refugees. Budget Debate Today At Police Services Board Meeting. Brampton House Fire Causes Over $1M in Damage. Scheduled Bail Hearing Today For Marco Muzzo.
Canadian Couple Found Dead In Mexican Resort
Officials in Mexico continue to investigate the apparent accidental deaths of a Canadian couple. Charles and Dorothy MaCkenzie were found dead in a whirlpool spa – autopsies show the husband died of a heart attack and his wife drowned. The couple was in Playa Del Carmer for their daughter’s wedding.
Tough Process to Pick Canada’s Refugees
It’s a busy day ahead for Justin Trudeau – Canada’s prime minister will sit down with his cabinet today to plan what comes next for the government on a range of issues. Sitting atop the list — Canada’s willingness to take in 25,000 refugees. It’s expected that the refugees will be chosen from Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The UN is working with the Canadian government to figure out who will be on the planes or ships dispatched to the region in the coming weeks.
Budget Debate Today At Police Services Board Meeting
A heated debate is expected at the Police Services Board meeting Thursday afternoon, over a request for more money. For the first time, the budget could total over $1 billion, which is sure to raise some eyebrows, since the City requested 1% in savings. Chief Mark Saunders is expected to ask for another $27 million dollars. The majority of the budget, about 90%, covers officers salaries and benefits. A KPMG study, which was requested last year and will be made public at the December meeting, suggests several cost cutting measures for Toronto Police, including closing divisions and replacing them with storefront locations, and reducing platoon sizes. The President of the Police Association says any budget savings have to be practical and make sense.
Brampton House Fire Causes Over $1M in Damage
The investigation continues into a large house fire Wednesday night in Brampton, although there has been some speculation as to what caused it. Brampton Fire officials will reportedly look at the possibility of fireworks being the cause, which is what neighbors reported hearing beforehand. Crews were called out to 190 Binder Twine Trail, in the Fletchers Creek Blvd and Bovaird Drive West area, just before 11:00 p.m. to find the flames had spread to the homes next door. Several homes were evacuated, with residents being accommodated on a Brampton Transit bus.
Scheduled Bail Hearing Today For Marco Muzzo
A bail hearing is scheduled today for Marco Muzzo, the 29 year old man facing several charges related to a fatal crash which killed 4 members of the same family. Daniel, Harry and Millie Neville-Lake died, along with their grandfather, 65 year old Gary Neville after the September crash near Kleinburg. Muzzo is facing a total of 18 charges, including 4 counts of impaired driving causing death, and dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death. He is to appear via video. Muzzo was scheduled for a bail hearing in October, but his lawyer had requested more time to review details of the case before proceeding.