January 10, 2014 7:10 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

A house on in Scarborough, Ont. is framed by downed trees and power lines, Monday, December 23, 2013.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Galit Rodan

TORONTO – Toronto city council will be advised today to consider asking the provincial government to declare the city a disaster area.

The recommendation is in a city staff report that says Toronto faces in excess of $171 million in costs due to storms in 2013.

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The report estimates last month’s severe ice storm will cost the city at least $106 million in damage to forestry infrastructure and other related expenses.

WEATHER

Periods of light snow ending this morning then cloudy with 60 percent chance of light snow or freezing drizzle. Fog patches dissipating near noon. High zero.

More on current weather conditions and a 7-day forecast. 

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TRAFFIC AND TRANSIT

Roads: Click for the latest Toronto traffic.

Mass Transit: Click for TTC and GO Transit Updates.

SPORTS

Leafs:

Jordan Staal had a goal and three assists, and Jeff Skinner extended his offensive surge with a goal and an assist to lead the Carolina Hurricanes to a 6-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

IN THE NEWS…

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford supports building a $6 million sports dome at Central Tech, the cost of which will be paid for entirely by a private company.

The federal government appears to be having trouble meeting even its own internal operational goals for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Dozens of star-struck Canadians are surprised, excited and brimming with confidence after reaching the next round of selections for a planned one-way mission to Mars.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

A special meeting of City Council will be held to consider a report from the City Manager on the recent ice storm, including a request for Provincial assistance under the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program. (9:30 a.m. at Council Chamber, Toronto City Hall)

Blue Jays players Steve Delabar, Adam Lind, Josh Thole and Anthony Gose along with Manager John Gibbons will be available to media. (Rogers Centre)

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