Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- A four-month forensic audit looking into Brampton, Ont. Mayor Susan Fennell’s expenses reveal she breached city rules hundreds of times on high-cost airfare, hotel rooms and corporate expenses during her term in office. The audit conducted by Deloitte Canada and released Tuesday evening was ordered last year after media reports showed Fennell exceeded city spending rules.
- Police Chief Bill Blair will be receiving a full year’s salary after his term expires in April of next year. A request for a contract extension was recently denied by the Toronto Police Services Board but a clause states he can get a payout if he had asked to stay on as police chief, which he did and was then refused.
- Guelph Transit buses will be back on the road by the end of the week and users will be able to use the service for free until Aug. 15. The more than 200 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1189 and the city both voted Tuesday to accept a tentative deal reached last week.
- Doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto have removed a benign tumour from a 16-year-old boy’s leg bone using a cutting-edge heat procedure that does away with any form of invasive surgery.
- If you want to improve your odds of getting a high-paying job after finishing your education, forget that English degree. A new report by Workopolis suggests that nursing and pharmacy students are most likely to land employment in their field after graduation.
Sunny this morning then a mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers this afternoon. Fog patches dissipating early this morning. High 26. UV index 8 or very high.
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