The Feed – Friday, April 20th

Do-or-die for Leafs & earthquake rocks SW Ontario

 

Toronto/GTA

  • A rough go for Leafs fans who are in a must-win situation if they want to move on in the playoffs…  The Maple Leafs lost to the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre last night 3 to 1.  The Bruins now take a commanding 3 to 1 series lead into Game 5 in Boston.

  • A man in his 20’s is recovering in hospital after a shooting in Scarborough.  Emergency crews were called to Lawrence Avenue, just west of Pharmacy Avenue, around 1:15am.  Paramedics said the victim suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.  According to Toronto Police, the suspect left the scene on foot before emergency crews arrived.
(photo courtesy of City News)

 

Ontario/Canada

  • A whole lotta shakin’ going on in Southwestern Ontario… There are no reports of injuries or damage after a minor earthquake struck south of Windsor on Thursday night.  The United States Geological Survey, which first reported the quake, said the magnitude 3.6 tremor struck near Amherstburg.  Nick Ackerley, a seismic analyst at Natural Resources Canada, said the magnitude has since been revised upward to 4.1 and that the quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres.  He said the quake was “fairly large for the region” and was felt within a 100 kilometre radius.  Ackerley said a quake of this size is not unusual in eastern Canada and that residents should expect aftershocks of diminishing intensity.

  • Police say it’s too early to say what happened in a fatal bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team and whether charges will be laid.  RCMP Assistant Commissioner Curtis Zablocki says what is certain is that a tractor-trailer was in the intersection when the truck and the team bus collided on April 6th.  The Mounties say they have sent the engine control modules from the bus and the truck to California for analysis.  The modules are essentially like black boxes, that can determine speed and breaking at the time of the crash, which ultimately killed 16 people.

 

Entertainment

  • No criminal charges will be filed in Prince’s death.  In fact, evidence shows that the musician thought he was taking a common painkiller, instead of a counterfeit pill containing the fentanyl that killed him, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday.  Carver County attorney Mark Metz said investigators found no evidence of “any sinister motive” in the singers death in 2016.  An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid far more powerful than heroin. State and federal authorities have been investigating the source of the fentanyl for nearly two years. Metz’s announcement effectively closed the case.

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