Get your quick daily news fix with “5 Things You Need to Know Today,” a new feature that I’ll be posting on Indie88.com after The Morning After. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest local and international stories buzzing today.
1. WEEKEND SUBWAY CLOSURE
Line 1 will be closed Saturday and Sunday from St. George to Lawrence for maintenance.
Scheduled subway closure, Line 1(YU) btwn St George & Lawrence West Stn on March 19 & 20 for track/signal upgrades. https://t.co/g8r4P0wHsr
— Official TTC Tweets (@TTCnotices) March 18, 2016
2. ROB FORD ALIVE
The Ford family dispelled rumours that the former Mayor had passed away yesterday. Rob Ford is still in hospital with family by his side under 24 hour medical supervision after chemo failed.
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at hospital surrounded by family as he battles cancer.https://t.co/qDvQQNHSzX
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) March 18, 2016
3. HIJACKED BUS TO TIM HORTONS
A man in his 20s threatened a TTC bus driver at knife point last night and demanded that he go to Tim Hortons. He was arrested shortly after he got off the bus near Steeles and the 400.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) March 18, 2016
4. RIGHT TO DIE
An 81 year old man was the first patient granted the right to a doctor-assisted death in Ontario yesterday and has since passed away. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2012.
BREAKING: Terminally ill Toronto man dies a day after court grants doctor-assisted death
— Global News Toronto (@globalnewsto) March 18, 2016
5. Drake’s New Whiskey
Drake is showing of his new whiskey brand. He took to Instagram to post a pic of the Virginia Black Whiskey. They haven’t announced when it will go on sale or how much it will cost.