The Feed – Tuesday, May 1st

Raps face Cavs, body found in wall & Dad punishes bully (his son!)

 

Toronto/GTA

  • The Toronto Raptors will take on a familiar opponent in the second round of the NBA playoffs tonight.  The Raptors will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers and their powerhouse LeBron James when Game 1 of the series kicks off tonight in Toronto.  The Raptors have been eliminated the last two years in a row by the defending Eastern Conference champs.
(photo courtesy of NBA.com)
  • GTA residents are gonna get a taste of summer today and tomorrow – with highs expected near 25 degrees both days!  Today will even mark the first humidex of the year with the mercury feeling closer to 28.  It won’t last though, temperatures are expected to drop to the low teens by Sunday.
(photo courtesy of Narcity.com)

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Doug Ford says he would open up the protected Greenbelt around the Toronto area for some development if elected premier this spring.  The Progressive Conservative leader says he supports the idea of the protected region but would allow development in some areas to create more supply in the housing market, including more affordable housing.  For every piece of the Greenbelt opened for development, Ford says he would add equivalent land to the protected area to ensure it doesn’t change in size, but he didn’t offer details on how that would work.

  • Calgary Police are investigating after a body was found INSIDE a wall in a downtown mall bathroom.  Spokeswoman Emma Poole said a maintenance worker was called Monday morning to fix a toilet that wouldn’t flush in a women’s washroom in the Core Shopping Centre.  Investigators have not yet determined if the death is suspicious.  She said it’s possible someone crawling through a vent or duct fell from above and got stuck in the wall.

 

 

Say What?!

  • A Florida father made his son stand on the side of a busy road holding a sign that told motorists he was a “bully” after the teen bullied several classmates at his middle school.  Michael Yager said he was outraged after learning his 13-year-old son, Jacob, had bullied fellow students at New Smyrna Beach Middle School, near Daytona.  “I figured I would teach him a lesson that would embarrass him and make him feel how the kids feel,” Yager told TV station WESH.  Jacob said he learned his lesson and now wants to help his classmates.  “You never know what someone can be going through. If you want to be the bully, like if you have something inside you need to tell someone go to a guidance counselor or someone,” Jacob said.

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