The Feed – Friday, March 23rd

Tanning gummies, pot law in Senate & Mr. Rogers stamp

 

 

Toronto/GTA

  • Peel Police are continuing to investigate a suspicious powder that was found inside a package at a Canada Post office building in Mississauga.  Emergency crews were called to the building at Eglinton Avenue East and Dixie Road just before 11 p.m. on Thursday.  The building was evacuated while the hazmat team investigated.  No one was hurt, and the substance was turned over to police.
(photo courtesy of City News)
  • A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a Via Rail train on the Lakeshore West line in Mississauga on Thursday.  It happened around 5 p.m. at Clarkson GO Station at Lakeshore and Southdown roads.  Peel Police said the death didn’t appear suspicious and believe the pedestrian, a male, walked onto the tracks.  Train service was suspended for more than three hours between Port Credit and Oakville on GO’s busiest line. Tens of thousands of commuters heading west from Toronto during the height of the evening rush hour were affected.
(photo courtesy of City News)

 

 

Ontario/Canada

  • The Senate gave approval (in principle) to the federal government’s bill to legalize recreational marijuana, after a tense few days of manoeuvring by Conservative senators hoping to derail one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s signature election promises.  In the end, Bill C-45 passed at second reading by a vote of 44-29.  It will now be scrutinized by five different Senate committees, which could recommend amendments, before returning it to the upper house for a final debate and vote by June 7.

 

World

  • It’s a beautiful day to honour Mister Rogers with a postage stamp.  The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a stamp featuring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”  The “forever” stamp goes on sale today.  It pictures Rogers in his trademark cardigan along with King Friday, a puppet character from the show’s Neighborhood of Make-Believe.  Postal officials are holding a dedication ceremony at the Pittsburgh studio where Rogers filmed his beloved PBS show, which aired between 1968 and 2001.  Rogers died in 2003 at age 74.

 

Say What?!

  • Instead of tanning beds and bronzers, there has got to be a better way to get tan when you can’t lay in the sun… and now there is.   It’s aptly called Tan Gummies and they’re being dubbed the world’s first edible tanning supplement. The chewy candies promise to “accelerate and enhance the perfect bronze tone to pale skin” without any exposure to the sun.  You get 60 gummies per container and it’s recommend that you take them for three weeks to get the colour you want. The raspberry flavored treats are currently only available in the UK.

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