Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
IN THE NEWS…
- The Office of the Fire Marshal will release a final report Wednesday morning into the fatal fire that killed a family of four in a small Ontario town north of Toronto last March. A preliminary investigation revealed the lack of a working smoke detector prevented the family from Sharon in East Gwillimbury from escaping alive.
- The sometimes outrageous and mostly fried treats being served at the Canadian National Exhibition will be under much more scrutiny this summer following last year’s food poisoning outbreak. In addition to 20 extra health inspectors visiting each food booth at least twice, vendors have been required to submit detailed lists of food ingredients as well to keep an eye on freshness, cleanliness and food storage conditions.
- A funeral will be held today for a 33-year-old Niagara Region police officer who died in a highway crash last week. Constable Joe Mellen was driving home from work last Friday when his motorcycle and a car collided on Highway 406 in Welland, Ont.
- A man is in hospital with critical injuries after being stabbed in downtown Toronto overnight. The incident happened just after midnight near Yonge-Dundas Square. The motive of the stabbing is unclear and police are searching for multiple suspects as the investigation continues.
- Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press.
- Ricky Ray and Curtis Steele proved to be too much for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Ray threw four TD passes while Steele ran for 92 yards and scored two touchdowns to power the Toronto Argonauts to a 38-21 home win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night. Ray finished 26-of-33 passing for 297 yards to earn Toronto (3-4) its second straight victory for a four-point lead atop the East Division.
A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. Wind becoming northwest 30 km/h this morning. High 21. UV index 6 or high.
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