The Feed – Monday, May 7th

Smartphone emerg alerts, Raptors do or die & 30,000th Big Mac!




  • Time is running out for the Toronto Raptors, down 3-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference semifinal. Game 4 goes today at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
  • A 48-year-old man is dead after a stabbing in Scarborough.  Police were called to an apartment building on Queen Street East near Victoria Park just before 3 a.m. Sunday morning.  The victim was located on the second floor hallway suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police have identified him as 48-year-old Joseph Walker.  The homicide squad has now taken over the investigation.
(photo courtesy of City News)




  • One month before Ontarians go to the polls, the major provincial party leaders will make their pitch directly to voters on Monday in #CityVote: The Debate.  The debate marks the first opportunity in which Premier Kathleen Wynne and PC Leader Doug Ford will square off face-to-face since the former Toronto councillor assumed the conservative leadership back on March 10.  Pre-election polls have the Conservatives as the clear front-runners and suggest the Liberals are most vulnerable in the Toronto area.

  • Watch out!  Mobile devices across Canada will be buzzing a little more than usual this week as emergency management officials test a new national public alert system.  Test signals are to be sent to millions of mobile users in Quebec around mid-morning today (9:55 AM EDT) and across Ontario in mid-afternoon (1:55 PM EDT).  Depending on settings, users with compatible devices connected to an L-T-E network will hear a tone similar to an ambulance alarm or feel a vibration for eight seconds.  The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ordered wireless providers to implement the system to distribute warnings of imminent safety threats such as tornadoes, floods, Amber Alerts or terrorist threats.



  • Over the weekend, royal watchers got their first proper glimpse of the newest addition to the royal family on Saturday.  Two pictures were released documenting the early days of Britain’s newest prince — and one shows Prince Louis being cuddled by three-year-old big sister Princess Charlotte.  One of the photos was snapped when Louis was just three days old.  He was born April 23 and went home the same day. The second was taken on Princess Charlotte’s third birthday on May 2.

Say What?!

  • A Wisconsin man has reached another milestone after eating his 30,000th Big Mac on Friday.  64-year-old Don Gorske ate the record-extending double-patty sandwich at a local McDonald’s restaurant and says he’s eaten so many – simply because he loves hamburgers.  According to the retired prison guard, he’s eaten at least one Big Mac a day since May 17, 1972.  His achievement was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2016 when he was tallied in at 28,788 Big Macs.  Gorske says that despite eating the fast-food favorite at least once a day, his cholesterol and blood pressure readings are both normal.

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