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. BLOOR BIKE LANES
Good news for cyclists. The Public Works Committee approved bike lanes on Bloor. The pilot project will now go to council for a vote. If approved lanes will run on Bloor from Shaw to Avenue this summer.
Let us be bold TO! After 40 years, is Toronto ready for bike lanes on Bloor? https://t.co/YcBQ2cgSM9
— Mike Layton (@m_layton) April 25, 2016
2. GHOMESHI APPEAL
The Crown will not appeal the Jian Ghomeshi acquittals. They say there is no legal basis to appeal the judge’s decision. According to Vice, new allegations were made against the former CBC host on the weekend. Ghomeshi will be back in court in June.
— VICE Canada (@vicecanada) April 25, 2016
3. HONEST EDS SIGN STOLEN
A thousand dollar reward has been offered for a stolen Honest Eds sign. The seven foot tall sign was taken from outside the store. Honest Eds’ signs are a hot commodity since the bargain store is closing at the end of the year. Honest Ed’s has been open since 1948.
— TorontoStar (@TorontoStar) April 26, 2016
4. UBER LEAVING TORONTO
How upset would you be if Uber left Toronto? It could happen…Uber is threatening to leave the city if the new transport regulations are passed next month. The move would put 15,000 drivers out of work. Uber sent a letter to the city stating their intentions.
— Uber Canada (@Uber_Canada) April 25, 2016
5. CANADIAN HOSTAGE KILLED
A Canadian was beheaded in the Philippines yesterday. Militants threatened to kill the hostage if an eight million dollar ransom was not paid by the government. 68 year old John Ridsdel is being remembered as brilliant and compassionate.
We are outraged by the cold-blooded murder of Canadian John Ridsdel at the hands of terrorists. Full statement: https://t.co/2ZKpScKN7F
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) April 25, 2016
Drake is dropping his new album on Friday. On Sunday, he released the cover art for Views from the 6. The picture of Drake sitting on top of the CN tower has gone viral.
— ㅤ (@wookhailey) April 25, 2016
let’s get this over with pic.twitter.com/RnthEhC39K
— Bobby (@bobby) April 25, 2016