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Early Morning Invasion of Markham Home
Eric Rosenhek from CHEV local news reports that early Monday morning, a Markham home was invaded by robbers. “Around 5am, six men entered the home on Saintsbury Road… after a resident opened the door. Once inside, the robbers bound the occupants, demanding cash and jewelry.” Four people were home at the time and one, a 58-year-old man, “suffered minor injuries after being struck by one of the robbers.”
According to York Regional Police the robbers did not reveal any weapons and “most of the suspects were wearing masks.” One man was not and “is described as an Asian male, five-feet six-inches tall, between 120 and 140 pounds and wearing a black hat. He spoke fluent English and Mandarin.” The post lists contact information for anyone who may have any leads.
Pounding by Panthers is Ammunition for Fletcher
Howard Berger says that there’s no hiding now “why Cliff Fletcher was brought in to strip this hockey club to the bone” after last night’s embarrassing loss to the Florida Panthers (8-0). The results of this game pave the way for Fletcher “to dynamite as much of the roster as is humanly possible.” Berger warns Wellwood and Belak fans that they’ll be “idolizing a vastly different collection of blue-and-whiters next season, if Fletcher has his way.”
Berger points out in his post that “the Panthers have never beaten an NHL opponent by eight goals. Anywhere.” For anyone delusional enough to still believe the Maple Leafs have “a solid core of players that should not be dramatically altered,” take a look at last night's DVD for evidence. Add to these “the 7-1 home-ice losses to Washington and Carolina in October. Or the 6-1 rout by the New York Rangers at the ACC in late-December.” It’s all ammunition for Fletcher.
Durham Region to get Funding for Transit Strategy
Blogging for Transit Toronto, Robert McKenzie announces in a recent post that the Government of Canada “formalized its agreement to contribute $2.5 million to help the Regional Municipality of Durham develop a long-term transit strategy.” Funding for the long-term transportation strategy is part of FLOW, the Government of Canada’s transportation “action plan for the Greater Toronto Area.”
There are several key elements of the strategy, including looking at the best practices in “similar-sized regions in Canada and around the world.” They will also develop a model to “forecast” ridership. In addition, the money funds developing “alternative transit network strategies,” including technology options and “improving links to other transit systems.” They will also consult with residents and stakeholders.
Get your 80’s Fix with Degrassi DJ’s
Fans of the old Degrassi Junior High can catch two of series stars performing as guest deejays at a monthly 80’s dance night called “In Between Days” writes Roger over at Blog T.O. He went to check out DJs “Spike” (DJ Demanda) and “Caitlin” (DJ Mistycious) and found a “really fun” party. The two TV actresses, Amanda Stepto and Stacie Mistysyn, “take turns doing 30 minute sets and posing for photos with their fans. The duo have been friends since the Degrassi days.”
By the end of the night, writes Roger in his post, “the Degrassi girls are partying it up on the dance floor too,” with episodes of The Muppet Show flashing on a giant screen behind them. In addition to the DJ gig, Stepto and Mistysyn “are working on their own TV show called OverXposed.” Says Mistysyn, “It's a bittersweet comedy co-created by Amanda, me and our writer partner Denise Blinn, featuring Amanda and I.” DJ Demanda and DJ Mistycious will join DJs Shawn MacDonald and Djorge for their next '80s dance party on March 7.
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