The Feed – Tuesday, May 15th

Camping for dummies, hydro profit up & Lois Lane dies…

 

Toronto/GTA

  • A man is in hospital with serious burns after accidentally starting a fire in an 18th floor apartment in North York.  Emergency crews were called to the scene on Kempford Boulevard, near Yonge Street and Finch Avenue, just after midnight on Tuesday.  Paramedics said the man’s burns, which are reportedly on his hands and arms, are serious, but not life-threatening.  Police said the man was testing his camping equipment in preparation for a camping trip.  But fire officials caution that should be done OUTSIDE, not inside.

  • Toronto Police say two people were injured in a fight near Ryerson University.  Officers were called just before 10 p.m. to Yonge Street and Gerrard Street to a report of a fight between 5-10 people.  According to police, one person was stabbed and another suffered unknown injuries.

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Two of the major party leaders will be campaigning in Southwestern Ontario today.  Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is to make an announcement this morning in Waterloo, and in the afternoon makes an announcement in London and visits a brewery in Guelph.  NDP Leader Andrea Horwath plans to make a campaign announcement in London this morning and attend a campaign event in Paris this afternoon before holding a health-care focused town hall this evening in Kitchener.  Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has a relatively light day with a morning rally in Toronto.

  • Your hydro bills keep rising…and so is Hydro One’s profit.  Hydro One says its first-quarter profit rose to $222 million, which was up 33 per cent from the same time last year.  That included $12 million related to its $6.7-billion acquisition of Avista, a U.S. energy company.  The Ontario utility’s profit amounted to 37 cents per share, up from 28 cents per share in the first quarter of 2017.

 

Entertainment

  • Canadian born “Superman” actress Margot Kidder has died at age 69.  Best known for playing Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the “Superman” films of the 1970s and 1980s, she went on to become an advocate for mental health issues after speaking out about living with bipolar disorder.  Kidder, who became an American citizen, had settled in Montana to live in a “culture-free zone” away from the spotlight and close to her daughter and grandchildren.

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