The Feed – Tuesday, April 17th

Dog busted, holy ice & ‘Night Court’ actor dead at 65

 

Toronto/GTA

  • Monday night’s baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals was cancelled due to a hole in the Rogers Centre roof that was caused by ice falling from the CN Tower.  The CN Tower was also closed until further notice due to falling ice.  Police blocked off the area directly under the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre due to the “relatively large” blocks of ice tumbling down onto the streets and sidewalks below.

  • Ontario Provincial Police have revealed just how many crashes there were during this weekend’s ice storm.  Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said there were more than 1,600 crashes in and around the GTA during the storm that caused slick conditions on highways and main roads.  Most he says were NOT caused by the weather itself, but by drivers failing to adjust their driving to the conditions.

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives say they would eliminate provincial income tax for anyone earning the minimum wage if elected this June.  Tory Leader Doug Ford, who is unveiling key planks of his platform one by one, says he would bring in a tax credit by next January.  He says the program would cost the province roughly $500 million a year.  The promise echoes an earlier proposal from Ford, who had vowed to scrap the tax for anyone taking home less than $30,000 a year.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)

 

Entertainment

  • Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge in the television comedy series “Night Court,” was found dead in his North Carolina home Monday.  Anderson was 65.  A statement from the Asheville Police Department said officers responded to a call from Anderson’s home early Monday and found him dead.  The statement said foul play is not suspected.

 

Say What!?

  • Rescue dog Finn and his owners were out for a walk in Kenora (in NW Ontario) when the pup suddenly took off and ran. A short while later, he was found by police — after he caused some chaos chasing a deer along a road.  Finn was briefly detained in the back of the cop car, and his owner took this picture of him that has now gone viral.  Finn was eventually released back into the care of family.  But not without this priceless look first…

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