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.
FORT MAC FIRES:
Mayor John Tory says that Toronto will provide assistance to Fort McMurray after wildfires forced the whole city to evacuate. The Alberta Government is matching donations. Text Redcross to 30333 to make a 5 dollar donation from your phone.
BLOOR BIKES LANES:
Council approved the Bloor bike lane pilot project. This summer they will install separated bike lanes between Shaw and Avenue.
City Council has approved a pilot project for bike lanes on Bloor St. Improving mobility in Toronto requires safe, separated bike lanes.
— John Tory (@JohnTory) May 4, 2016
UBER PRICES WILL NOT INCREASE:
The Uber Canada GM says that new rules will not cause Uber to increase rates in Toronto. The city approved legislation that would see the minimum rate on an Uber X ride increase by 75 cents.
— CP24 (@CP24) May 4, 2016
SMART TRASH PANDAS:
It looks like the raccoons have figured out how to get into those brand new green bins.
— INDIE88NEWS (@indie88news) May 5, 2016
RAPTORS GAME 2:
The Toronto Raptors host the Miami Heat tonight for game 2 at the ACC. The game starts at 8. Miami leads the series.
— TorontoPublicLibrary (@torontolibrary) May 3, 2016