Get your quick news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today”, a daily feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after the Morning Show. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
1. PRIDE MONTH TORONTO
Pride Month starts today with a flag raising at Queens Park. Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Ontario government will pass legislation to recognize gay parents. Yesterday Mayor John Tory raised the rainbow flag at City Hall.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) May 31, 2016
2. FIRED TTC EMPLOYEE
The TTC fired an employee who knew the doors were open on a subway train when it left Castle Frank station. The TTC says the incident over the Bloor Viaduct on May 27th was human error.
3. PATH SYSTEM SIGNAGE
Do you get lost in the PATH system? The Toronto underground pedestrian and shopping district is getting new signage in 2018 to make it easier to navigate.
— UrbanToronto (@Urban_Toronto) May 31, 2016
4. ASSISTED DYING BILL PASSED
The Fed’s assisted dying bill has been approved by Members of Parliament and now heads to the Senate.
— The Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) May 31, 2016
5. FREE HIP TICKETS ON INDIE88
The Ontario General may investigate Tragically Hip ticket sales. There have been a lot of fans disappointed because online scalpers scooped up all the tickets for Gord Downie’s last tour. The Hip responded by adding dates to the tour including one more stop in Toronto on August 14th. This afternoon Lana Gay will have a pair of Hip tickets to give away on Indie88.
Ontario attorney general may investigate sales of Tragically Hip tickets https://t.co/Nk6VlkDYWh
— Global News Toronto (@globalnewsto) June 1, 2016