The Feed – Wednesday, March 28th

Do bunnies lay eggs, Ontario budget day & garbage chute death

 

 

Toronto/GTA

  • A 30-year-old man has died after he fell nine storeys down a garbage chute at a condo building in midtown Toronto.  Emergency crews were called to Erskine Avenue, near Mount Pleasant Road and Eglinton Avenue, around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.  The man died at the scene.  An investigation into how the man fell is ongoing.
(photo courtesy of City News)
  • The Ministry of Labour is investigating after a man has died after falling from a roof at Billy Bishop Airport.  Police say a worker fell off a rooftop shortly before 11am on Tuesday.  Volunteer firefighters and paramedics responded to the scene and performed CPR. The man was later pronounced dead.

 

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Ontario’s Liberal government will present its final budget today before voters head to the polls in early June.  The 2018 budget caps off days of policy announcements, that will pledge billions of dollars for health care and promise free child care for preschoolers.  The government has said the 2018 budget will run a deficit of one per cent of the gross domestic product — potentially as high as $8 billion — reneging on a key promise to balance the books for another year.  The budget is seen as a blueprint for what the Liberals plan to run on in their upcoming campaign.
(Queens Park, photo courtesy of City News)

 

 

Business

  • Will a more comfortable Tim Hortons make you want to stay?  The parent company of the coffee and donut chain is hoping so.  Restaurant Brands International, which owns Tim Hortons wants to renovate their stores to the tune of $700 million dollars over the next four years.  It’s expecting that franchisees will fork over about $450,000 each to do it.  The new restaurants will have lighter, more natural looking exteriors, and feature upgraded, open-concept seating – the company said in a statement.  Some franchisees aren’t convinced though, saying that the parent company wants them to invest more money, but won’t allow them to raise the price of food or other items to offset it.

 

Say What?!

  • With Easter almost here, it appears there is some confusion out there.  According to Google AdWords, the phrases Do bunnies lay eggs and Do rabbits lay eggs each receive between 1,000 and 10,000 average monthly searches.  No, bunnies do not lay eggs. As placental mammals, rabbits develop embryos inside a uterus and, after a pregnancy lasting about 31 to 33 days, give birth to a litter of often 12 or more bunnies.  Now you know!

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