The 5 Things We Learned This Week
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5. QEW Crashes – Wednesday morning a long dumptruck with the box partially raised hit the over pass on the QEW southbound at Lundy's Lane. A woman in a minivan hit the box and was airlifted to hospital. In the subsequent back up two 18 wheelers were involved in a crash at Thorold Stone Rd. sending one driver to hospital. It took clean up crews til late evening to get things back to normal. The minivan and truck driver's conditions have been upgraded. The driver of the dumptruck has been charged.
4. Labor In Ontario – NHL hockey is in a lockout situation with no end in sight. Teachers continue to withhold services on what they call “McGuinty Mondays” in protest of their forced contract, while the CAW extended their deadlines with GM and Chrysler in hopes of reaching a settlement. They had earlier signed a deal with Ford. By Thursday a GM deal was signed.
3. Kate Middleton Pics – While vacationing in France, the royal couple cavorted on a mansion balcony and Kate was photographed topless. The Royal Family took action against French magazine Closer to obtain all copies and cease further publication. The photos were subsequently published in other magazines and on websites around the world.
2. Yunel Escobar – Last Saturday in a game against the Boston Red Sox, the Blue Jays' shortstop wrote a message in Spanish in his eye black stickers that loosely translated to “You are a faggot.” The Jays hastily arranged a press conference before a game in New York, announced a 3 game suspension and donation of that salary portion to gay sensitive groups. Escobar apologized while calls for his banishment were made.
1. Gas And Dash – A 44 yr. old Shell attendant in the GTA was killed when he tried to stop a man in an SUV from leaving his station without paying for over 112 dollars in gasoline. GTA MPP Mike Colle is introducing a private member's bill instituting a full time prepay function at all gas stations, and a limit as to how much an employee is responsible if a theft happens on his/her shift. Prepay laws already exist in other provinces and in most of the United States.
...AND WHAT ELSE DID WE LEARN THIS WEEK … The House of Commons resumed, beginning its fall session this past Monday. During swearing in of the minority PQ government at the Quebec National Assembly, the Canadian flag was removed. It was replaced the next day. Interim NHS supervisor Dr. Kevin Smith held a press conference to say Niagara must show the ministry we deserve a new south Niagara hospital. The Buffalo Bisons officially because the Triple A farm club for the Toronto Blue Jays. Canadian Census numbers showed that more Canadians are abandoning traditional marriage for common law relationships, more 20-somethings are living at home and a rise in same sex partnerships and marriages. Foster children were counted in the census for the first time ever. Line-ups formed at Apple stores as the iPhone5 went on sale Friday.
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