TTC riders upset about fare hike

By: Kylie Vaillancourt In a staff report released on Nov. 17, the TTC has announced that there will be a ten cent fare hike in ridership fares coming 2017. Starting Jan. 1, the token and presto fares will rise to $3, the weekly pass to $43.75 and the monthly pass to $146.25. This will be … Continue reading TTC riders upset about fare hike

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TTC shop selling T-shirts, cufflinks, shower curtains and more

By: Kylie Vaillancourt With the holidays just around the corner, the Toronto Transit Commission relaunched its permanent online shop Monday. The store consists of products like vintage posters, mugs, t-shirts, subway and token inspired cufflinks to its collection of official merchandise. Research was done and a strategy was created around the merchandise and the TTC brand … Continue reading TTC shop selling T-shirts, cufflinks, shower curtains and more

Colombia plane crash: 71 killed including most members of soccer team

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Only three members of the Chapecoense Football Club are alive after the plane bringing them to their biggest game in team history crashed in Colombia on Tuesday. The crash happened in a mountainous rural area outside Medellin and killed 71 of the 77 passengers on board. Only six people survived. Four people … Continue reading Colombia plane crash: 71 killed including most members of soccer team

Heart-wrenching tweets from 7-year-old Aleppo girl show an inside look of Aleppo

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old girl who received thousands of followers from tweeting in Aleppo since September, tweeted Sunday that her house had been bombed. Tonight we have no house, it's bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died. - Bana #Aleppo pic.twitter.com/arGYZaZqjg — Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November … Continue reading Heart-wrenching tweets from 7-year-old Aleppo girl show an inside look of Aleppo

Ottawa Redblacks take home their first Grey Cup

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Veteran Quarterback Henry Burris is bringing home the Grey Cup to Ottawa after the the Redblacks defeated his former team the Calgary Stampeders 39 - 33 in overtime on Sunday. GREY CUP CHAMPS! pic.twitter.com/9a4jIiqFaB — Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) November 28, 2016 Burris, 41, led the team to victory when he threw the … Continue reading Ottawa Redblacks take home their first Grey Cup

Hospital wait times drop 16 per cent in Ontario, report says

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The average waiting time of nine of ten patients that have waited in emergency has dropped 16 per cent, a new report says. Health Quality Ontario CEO and President Dr. Joshua Tepper says that the waiting times dropping shows good progress particularity in the context that the overall volumes in the emergency … Continue reading Hospital wait times drop 16 per cent in Ontario, report says

CAA looking to bring awareness to marijuana-impaired driving

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The Canadian Automobile Association is looking to create an educational program to warn about marijuana-impaired driving. This after a recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians said that they’re worried about road safety once the drug is legalized. Niagara's CAA Public Relations Coordinator Alex Pedersen said that the program aims to get the … Continue reading CAA looking to bring awareness to marijuana-impaired driving

Bathurst Station gets an Honest Ed’s makeover

By: Kylie Vaillancourt & Laura Dart In dedication of Honest Ed’s, the TTC has redecorated Bathurst station to honour the legendary retail establishment. Toronto Mayor John Tory, David Mirvish – the son of Ed Mirvish, the creator of Honest Ed’s – and Toronto Councillor and TTC chair, Josh Colle, spoke outside of Bathurst Station at … Continue reading Bathurst Station gets an Honest Ed’s makeover

Rage rooms not a replacement for therapy, says psychotherapists

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Rage rooms that allow angry people to smash stuff to relieve stress may be fun but are not a substitute to therapy, said Toronto psychotherapists. “It’s the potential that it could be detrimental if anybody has difficulties controlling their anger as it is,” said registered psychotherapist Dawn Binkowski to HumberNews. “Because for people … Continue reading Rage rooms not a replacement for therapy, says psychotherapists

Mobile payment for street parking comes to Toronto

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) has released an app called, “Green P” that allows people to pay for parking on city streets and in paid lots through their mobile devices. Mayor John Tory and the parking authority announced Monday that motorists are now able to pay for on-street parking through their mobile device. It … Continue reading Mobile payment for street parking comes to Toronto