Lucas Walker started a painted rock snake and it’s one good thing!
Premier Doug Ford Uses “Notwithstanding Clause”
In June, the province of Ontario got a new premier: Doug Ford. His political party won the election in a landslide and has a “majority government.” That means the party Ford leads has more votes than all of the other political parties put together, and it gives them a lot of power to get things done.
Recently, Ford and his party used that power in a way that has upset some people.
It all began when Ford announced that he was going to reduce the number of city councillors in Toronto from 47 to 25. Toronto is one of the largest cities in Ontario.
Ford says having fewer councillors will make the city run better.
But people who don’t agree with Ford say he is only doing it because he doesn’t like some of the Toronto councillors. They say it’s not a business move–it’s personal.
Wounded Warriors Compete In Invictus Games in Toronto
More than 550 “wounded warriors” are gathered in Toronto, Ontario this week, to compete in the Invictus Games.
The competitors are soldiers who became injured during their military service. Many of them are missing a limb, for instance, and many others have PTSI which is a mental health condition caused by trauma.
Blue Jays Pitcher Back On The Mound
Roberto Osuna is a professional pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team. But on Friday, June 23, when the Jays needed a pitcher to come in and help them win the game, Osuna didn’t pitch.
Osuna was the logical choice to come into the game; he is known as a closer, someone who comes in to pitch near the end of the game, to save it. The 22-year-old has saved games before–in fact, 18 of them this year.
Street Artist Offers Hope And Peace To Torontonians
The poster says “take what you need.”
It’s common to see such posters on bulletin boards or telephone poles, advertising items for sale or inquiring about lost pets.
Normally, the rip-off tags would be a phone number or an address where you could buy the item.
Bonnie And Clyde Capybaras Escape From Toronto Zoo
One of Canada’s largest cities is focussed on a pair of rodents. Two capybaras escaped last week from a small zoo in the city.
A capybara is a South American rodent—a pretty cute-looking one—but big. In fact, capybaras are the largest rodents and can weigh up to 200 pounds.
Canadians Elect Liberal Majority Government, Justin Trudeau as PM
Canadians will soon have a very different government in power.
In the federal election last week, the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was defeated.
The Blue Jays’ Crazy, Wonderful, Fantastic Inning
One of the craziest, most thrilling games in major league baseball history occurred at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last Wednesday.
Turning Over New Leafs
Canada is a hockey nation and arguably, nowhere is a hockey team more beloved by fans than in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans are incredibly loyal.
Tobogganing Banned In Some Canadian and US Towns
Tobogganing is a very popular winter sport in Canada and the United States.
Recently, some towns in Canada and the United States have banned tobogganing.
Other towns have put limits on which hills people can toboggan on.