The Feed – Friday, May 11th

Chase injures 2, leaders go north & crabby TTC users…

 

 

Toronto/GTA

  • Two men are in hospital with serious injuries after a high-speed police chase that started in Brampton and ended in Etobicoke.  Police said the incident began when an SUV ran through a ride check on Highway 410 and bumped into an OPP officer.  OPP chased after the SUV, which ended up crashing through a chain-link fence at the end of Kipling Avenue, north of Steeles Avenue.

  • Something fishy here…  Video and photos have been circulating on social media showing several live crabs taking up precious seat space during rush hour Monday on Line 1.  One woman posted several photos on social media, saying that at least one passenger became upset and swatted one of the crabs off the seat before yelling at their owner.  TTC Spokesman Brad Ross says “Crabs are not permitted on seats, even if they’re accompanied by hot drawn butter and a bib.”

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Ontario’s major party leaders will kick off the third day of the provincial election campaign with a debate.  Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will lock horns at the closing event of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities conference in Parry Sound, Ont.  Conference participants are looking forward to asking tough questions and hearing the leaders’ plans for northern Ontario.  After the debate, Ford will attend a meet-and-greet in Parry Sound before heading south to visit a fire station in Waubaushene, Ont., and to attend an evening rally in Barrie.  Horwath will head to Sudbury after the debate for an afternoon campaign event, while Wynne returns to the Toronto area to speak at the opening of the International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto in Mississauga.

  • Got a flight with WestJet soon?  Watch out for this…  Pilots say they will not disrupt passenger travel plans over the Victoria Day long weekend, despite voting overwhelmingly to give its union a strike mandate.  The Air Line Pilots Association said its WestJet members voted 91 per cent in favour of strike action.  About 95 per cent of WestJet’s 1,500 pilots voted.

 

World

  • US President Donald Trump says he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month in Singapore.  The two will meet in hopes of helping to de-nuclearize the Korean country and find some peace in the decades-old conflict.  The meeting is set for June 12th.

 

Say What?!

  • Rescuing a cat from a tree is one thing – but how about a cow?!   A pet cow named Dixie was stuck between two tall trees in rural Idaho.  “How she got there, we don’t know. What we think was happening is she was just scratching, and she kept moving,” Middleton Fire Deputy Chief Victor Islas said. “She got wedged between two trees.”  Dixie’s owners became aware of the situation when they heard their dogs barking, Islas said. They went out to investigate where Dixie and her calf were, then discovered her predicament.  Firefighters used some lithium grease to lube her up – and pushed her out without being hurt.

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