Pink chocolate, morning crash & record Humboldt crowdfunding
It was not a good start to the day for thousands of commuters coming into the city from the east end of the GTA… One person is dead after a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 401 in Pickering. The crash happened in the eastbound collector lanes near Liverpool Road around 1 a.m. Wednesday. It appears at least three vehicles were involved in the crash. The collector lanes are closed from Port Union to Brock roads. Traffic was being forced into the express lanes, making for a much slower commute.
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur is expected to appear in a Toronto courtroom today. The 66-year-old landscaper has been charged with the first-degree murder of six men with connections to the city’s LGBTQ community. Police have recovered the remains of seven people and have thus far identified three men: Andrew Kinsman, 49, Soroush Mahmudi, 50, and Skandaraj Navaratnam, 40. Those remains have been found in planter pots at a home in midtown Toronto where McArthur worked and stored his equipment.
Former Ontario Tory leadership hopeful Tanya Granic Allen, who is now seeking a party nomination ahead of a spring provincial election, is defending herself after coming under fire for comments made online years ago about Muslims and gay marriage. Granic Allen, a parental rights and anti-abortion advocate, denied Tuesday that posts and tweets in which she suggests gay marriage shouldn’t be legalized in the United Kingdom and says women should not wear burkas in public reflect Islamophobic or homophobic views.
A dozen survivors of a bus crash that killed 15 people on Friday are still in a Saskatoon hospital and four remain in critical condition. The Saskatchewan Health Authority says four others are in serious condition and four patients are stable. The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to a playoff game Friday in Nipawin when the bus carrying the junior hockey team collided with a semi truck in northeastern Saskatchewan. The cause is still under investigation. A Go Fund Me page set up for the families and survivors of those killed, has raised over $8 million dollars – the largest crowdfunding effort in Canadian history.
US President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser is resigning, in the latest White House departure. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that Thomas Bossert would be leaving his post. Bossert was a point person in the White House on protecting the nation from terror and cyber threats. He also helped spearhead the administration’s response to last year’s hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
How do you like your Kit Kat? Pink perhaps?! One of the world’s largest cocoa producers has created pink chocolate with ruby cocoa beans. Nestlé was actually one of the first to sell the new type of chocolate commercially in Korea and Japan by launching Chocolatory Sublime Ruby KitKats. But now the new pink wafer bars are set to launch in the UK from next week – the first time British customers will be able to taste the new type of chocolate. No word on when they may be available in Canada.