#TorontoStrong vigil, & US trucker gets lost with chips…
Thousands of people attended a vigil in North York on Sunday night, to pay their respects to those who were killed and injured in last Monday’s van attack on Yonge Street. Religious leaders of multiple faiths spoke at the event, all of them sharing messages of support and strength in the face of a tragedy that left 10 people dead and 16 more injured. Many speakers commended emergency service personnel on their work the day of the incident, including the officer who was able to arrest the suspect without firing his gun.
A 38-year-old Toronto man is dead after a crash late Sunday afternoon in Richmond Hill. York Regional Police were called to the intersection of Spadina and Weldrick roads just before 4 p.m. The disintegrated remains of a Jaguar were strewn across the roadway after it struck a tree at what appears to be a high rate of speed. Police say the driver survived, but the passenger died of his injuries. Reports say the vehicle may have been travelling as fast as 150km/h in what is a 40km/h zone.
The provincial election is less than six weeks away, and a new poll suggests the Liberals and NDP have gained some ground among voters, but the Progressive Conservatives are still holding a strong lead. The Mainstreet Research poll, which was conducted April 16-18, says Doug Ford’s Tories have 44.9 per cent of decided voters, Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, are in second place with 28.2 per cent, the NDP is in third place with 21.3 per cent followed by the Green part at four per cent. Ontario residents head to the polls on June 7th.
Dozens of migrants travelling in a caravan to seek asylum in the US have been stopped at the border. US border officials told some 150 people, many travelling with children, that the Mexico-US border crossing near San Diego was already full. It was not immediately known whether the migrants from Central America would be allowed in later or turned back but the group appears to be staying put. President Donald Trump says the caravan is a threat to the safety of the US.
An Oregon truck driver who got lost in the woods for 4 days with his load of potato chips – didn’t eat any! The 22-year-old driver tells police he punched in the wrong address into his GPS and was taken along a mountain road where his 18-wheeler got stuck in the snow and mud. The driver walked for 12 hours a day for 4 days before he was finally able to find help. He told authorities he wedged himself between fallen trees and the ground to keep warm at night. The trucking company says despite his situation, the driver did not eat any of the salty goodies he was transporting.