Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- A 15-year-old girl died after she was trapped under a soccer net in Bradford Wednesday afternoon. South Simcoe Police say they are investigating the “accidental death.” The girl hasn’t been identified.
- Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be joined by Han Dong, MPP for Trinity Spadina, to make an announcement on the revitalization of Ontario Place Thursday morning. Earlier this spring, Premier Kathleen Wynne promised not to build condos near the site on Toronto’s waterfront.
- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip “with or without a cease-fire.” Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won’t allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which has been used to carry out deadly attacks inside Israel.
- Candlelight vigils will be held in several cities tonight for a Canadian teacher who has been detained in Indonesia for more than two weeks. Neil Bantleman, 45, was arrested in Jakarta during a police investigation into the alleged sexual assault of three kindergarten students.
- Mark Buehrle pitched 6 2-3 innings to earn his first win in almost two months and Dioner Navarro had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to their fifth consecutive victory, a 6-1 win over the slumping Boston Red Sox.
A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of showers early this morning with risk of a thunderstorm. High 24. UV index 7 or high.
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