The Feed – Tuesday, May 8th

Raps toast, emerg test fails & 911 for beer!

 

Toronto/GTA

  • A season of promise – turned into a post season to forget.  In a must-win game with their season on the line, the Toronto Raptors were eviscerated.  LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers had their way in a 128-93 blowout win to complete a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference semifinal.  Toronto becomes the first top seed to be swept prior to the conference finals since the NBA switched to a 16-team playoff format in 1984.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
  • York Regional Police are investigating after a fire in Markham left one person dead.  Markham Fire was called to the scene around 8 a.m. to a home on Ninth Line, near Bur Oak Avenue. One person was found inside and pronounced dead on the scene.  The person hasn’t been identified as next of kin has yet to be notified.
(photo courtesy of CBC)

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Ontario’s governing Liberals have introduced legislation that would end a two-month strike at York University, but acknowledge there is little chance it will pass before the upcoming election.  If passed, the legislation would refer any outstanding issues between the university and some 3,000 graduate teaching assistants, contract faculty and graduate research assistants to binding mediation-arbitration.  The legislation would have to get all parties consent to move forward without debate – but the NDP says it wont support it.

  • A test of Canada’s new national public alert system for mobile devices misfired in Quebec on Monday and was hit and miss in Ontario.  Shortly after the test was scheduled to reach mobile devices in Ontario, at 1:55 p.m. ET, social media was flooded with messages from people confirming they had received the signal, others who had not and still others who appeared startled or even surprised by it.  The tests were being conducted after the CRTC ordered wireless providers to implement the system to distribute warnings of imminent safety threats, such as tornadoes, floods, Amber Alerts or terrorist threats.

 

Say What?!

  • A Florida woman was arrested on Friday after police say she falsely called 911 claiming a medical emergency, when she was just thirsty.  It turns out that Jennifer Sue Roberts’ emergency – was a need for beer, WFLA-TV reported.  The 57-year-old called 911 twice — just after 12 noon and just before 4 p.m. — claiming she had a medical emergency, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Roberts reportedly appeared intoxicated when paramedics arrived after the second call.  She has made 28 false 911 calls since February.

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