May 16, 2014 5:16 am

Toronto Morning: What you need to know today

TORONTO – Ontario Provincial Police are warning motorists to drive safely and responsibly this Victoria Day long weekend.

Officers will be on the road focusing on “The Big 4″ offences: impaired driving, seat belts, distracted driving and aggressive driving.

Police are reminding drivers to plan ahead and take plenty of time to get to your destination safely.

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The number of deaths linked to off-road vehicles, such as ATVs, has hit a four year high and has doubled in just two years.

WEATHER

Rain ending early this morning then a mix of sun and cloud. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light late this morning. High 15. UV index 8 or very high.

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:                 

Blue Jays:

J.A. Happ  came through with six solid innings and, with two home runs and three RBI from Edwin Encarnacion, the Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Thursday.

IN THE NEWS…

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne will be spending the day in Toronto – with an emphasis on health care – as the three party leaders continue campaigning for the June 12 election.

If you’re not heading up to the cottage, here’s a list of what’s open and closed this Victoria Day weekend. We also have a list of things to do in the Greater Toronto Area.

A new report by BMO Economics suggests that young Canadians, specifically those between 25 and 34 years old, are on average richer than their parents were at that age.

Student debt is crippling young people’s wealth for years after they graduate, a Pew Research Centre report has found.

ALSO COMING UP TODAY…

Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Kellie Leitch, and Canada’s new Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney meet with the Junior Economic Club of Canada to discuss the important connection between good financial management and wellness. (9 a.m. at Broadcast Centre/Gallery of the Toronto Stock Exchange, 130 King St. W.)

The Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality hold a demonstration over the Law Society of Upper Canada’s recent vote to ban all students who may graduate from Trinity Western University. (11:30 a.m. at Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. W.)

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