The Feed – Thursday, April 19th

Traffic truth, Epipen shortage & Leafs crucial Game 4

 

Toronto/GTA

  • Toronto Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with several attacks on women in the downtown core.  Police allege the man threw a rock at two different women, striking them in the back, near Yonge and Wellesley streets just after 8 a.m. last Thursday.  On several other occasions a suspect kicked women in the chest, back and head.  Police say all of the assaults were random and unprovoked.  Ahmed Oumer has been charged with two counts of assault and assault with a weapon and one count of assault causing bodily harm.

  • A crucial game 4 for the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre tonight.  The Leafs are down in their playoff series 2-1 against the Boston Bruins.  The Buds are hoping to tie up the series, before it returns to Boston.

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Tensions between Premier Kathleen Wynne and PC Leader Doug Ford ratcheted up Wednesday, when Wynne accused Ford of being just like U.S. President Donald Trump.  The premier called Ford a bully and a coward and said he’s borrowing from Trump’s playbook.  “He may be Donald Trump, but I’m not Hillary Clinton … and Ontario is not the United States of America.”  The Progressive Conservatives dismissed the comparison to Trump as a bizarre and desperate election ploy meant to distract from the Liberals’ political record.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)

 

Health

  • Pfizer, the drug company that produces the EpiPen, announced last week with Health Canada that there was limited inventory of both the adult 0.30-mg device and the children’s 0.15-mg epinephrine auto-injectors.  The notice marked the sixth time since the beginning of 2017 that there’s been a shortfall in supply of EpiPens — the only emergency medication for anaphylaxis on the Canadian market.  The pens are used to provide life saving medication in the event of a severe allergic reaction.  The problem is being blamed on a shortage of one of the pen’s components.

 

Say What?!

  • Maybe it was about the drivers, or perhaps about traffic…  But the Washington State Department of Transportation says a “training error” is responsible for an unusual message that appeared on one of its traffic signs on I-5 Tuesday.  The WSOT says they are taking steps to make sure it doesn’t happen again…  You have to admit, it’s pretty funny though…

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