Watch #LIVE: Ontario Premier Doug Ford provides COVID-19 update. http://www.thestar.com/content/thestar/news/canada/2020/08/14/coronavirus-updates-covid-19-canada-toronto-gta-ontario-august-14-2020.html #news #toronto
Thousands of Americans are expected to float down the St. Clair River this Sunday. In previous years, floaters have accidentally crossed into Canada. Now, the border is closed. The current is strong. The pandemic persists. What could possibly go wrong?
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TDSB wants to create smaller elementary class sizes this fall — a key demand of parents and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic — but in order to do that, school reopening might have to be delayed a week, or the start-up date staggered, says the chair. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/08/14/toronto-public-school-board-needs-more-space-more-time-to-prepare-for-smaller-classes-the-city-says-it-can-help.html #news #toronto
In the GTA, Mafia and outlaw bikers increasingly turn to the region’s 150 or so street gangs to pull off anything from drug shipments to targeted murders, said Anna Sergi, a lecturer in criminology says. That's the start of 'baby gangs.' https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2020/08/13/how-mafia-and-outlaw-bikers-are-using-gta-street-gangs-as-a-disposable-army.html #news #toronto
NEW: Durham police have laid multiple charges after a “horrific” and random assault in Whitby in late July that left a 50-year-old woman in critical condition.