The Feed – Friday, April 27th

Missing socks are found & Royal baby name unveiled!

 

Toronto/GTA

  • A firefighter suffered a leg injury after battling a three-alarm fire in the city’s east end.  Toronto Fire were called to a two-storey townhouse in the area of Queen Street East and Sumach Street just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday.  Thick, heavy smoke could be seen coming from the building which has been under long term renovations.  No one else was hurt and the cause is still under investigation.
(photo courtesy of CBC)
  • Toronto City Council gave its final approval to a community benefits agreement between the city and a consortium charged with expanding gambling operations at the Woodbine Racetrack.  Council voted 21-15 to approve a deal that will see the Rexdale-based facility, grow into a full-fledged casino and entertainment complex.  The agreement also requires that a large percentage of jobs associated with the project be reserved for people who live in the area, and other investments be made in the community including having a daycare on site for those employees who need it.
(photo courtesy of Woodbine Entertainment)

 

Ontario/Canada

  • PC Leader Doug Ford is promising to present a fully costed plan for the province before the Ontario election, although he has not laid out the price of his policy announcements so far.  The Progressive Conservative leader has been painting himself as a more fiscally responsible alternative to the governing Liberals, but to date has not said how much his pledges, which include plans for long-term care beds and a reduction of the corporate tax rate, would cost.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)

 

 

World

  • North and South Korea say they will jointly push for talks with the United States and also potentially China to officially end the 1950-53 Korean War, which stopped in an armistice and left the Koreas still technically at war.  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced after their summit on Friday that the Koreas will push for three-way talks including Washington or four-way talks that also include Beijing on converting the armistice into a peace treaty and establishing permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.  The two leaders said they hope the parties will be able to declare an official end to the war by the end of this year.

  • The new prince has a name!  The infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named Louis Arthur Charles, Kensington Palace announced today.  The palace said the baby’s full title is His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.  William and Kate’s third child was born Monday a brother to four-year-old Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who is almost three years old.

 

 

Say What?!

  • A Twitter user snapped a photo of her friend’s dryer – likely answering the age old question – where did that sock disappear to?!   Turns out there was a pile of socks pouring out of a hidden compartment underneath…  How long they had been piling up is anybody’s guess!

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