More gold in S Korea & the ultimate donair, if you dare!
Residents of a Mississauga neighbourhood are cleaning up after several homes backing onto a creek were flooded on Tuesday night. The homes are located in the Old Derry Road and Creditview area of Meadowvale. Officials say the creek has been blocked with debris from melting ice and snow, causing the water to swell over the banks and flood into basements. Although the GTA received only 7.6 millimetres of rain on Tuesday, the ground is still frozen and the rain water is not being absorbed, resulting in flooding.
A Toronto-area mall’s management says they’re taking measures to stop imitation goods from being sold there after a U.S. government report claimed it was among the world’s most notorious sources of knock-off products. Pacific Mall management says in a statement that they are deeply disturbed and disappointed by a recent report suggesting its vendors sell imitation goods. The mall’s preliminary steps to tackle the illegal activity include issuing written advisories and warnings to store owners and tenants who are selling counterfeit goods.
Patrick Brown is expected to find out today whether he will be able to continue his bid to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives through the spring election. The former Opposition leader, who was forced to resign last month amid sexual misconduct allegations, is fighting an uphill battle to reclaim his job, which has pitted him against the party brass. A party nomination committee met with Brown late Tuesday and will decide if the 39-year-old politician should be allowed to run as a Tory candidate in the June election. A decision against him would derail his efforts to reclaim the Tory leadership.
Another gold day for Canada at the Olympics in South Korea! Canada’s Brady Leman has won gold in men’s skicross at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Leman, from Calgary, was looking for redemption after finishing fourth at the 2014 Sochi Games. We also picked up a bronze medal in the women’s bobsleigh today – bringing our medal count to 21 for these games so far!
Rev. Billy Graham, the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99. Spokesman Mark DeMoss tell The Associated Press that Graham died Wednesday morning at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He had been treated in recent years for cancer, pneumonia and other ailments. Graham reached more than 200 million people through his appearances, and millions more through his use of television and radio to deliver his sermons.
Hungry anyone? Nova Scotia’s six-pound donair is about as tough as they come. The heaping pile of fried meat atop a pizza-sized pita has yet to meet someone who can devour it in under an hour. Plenty of people have tried, but so far, no one has managed to conquer the monstrous donair. Justin Ayre, owner of Alexandra’s Pizza in Sydney says the cook has to hand-make the pita, which weighs about one pound. Then five pounds of thinly-sliced beef is sizzled on the grill. The meat is then finished off with handfuls of chopped tomatoes, onions and generous drizzle of garlicky donair sauce. The shop says if a single person can finish it in an hour, they will get a $500 donation to the winner’s local charity of choice, a photo on the restaurant’s wall-of-fame, and free pizza or donairs for a year.