WATCH: Climate change protest blocks traffic in Toronto, Edmonton, and other Canadian cities
The bustling streets of Toronto are moving a bit slower this morning as the environmental group Extinction Rebellion makes themselves known.
The Prince Edward Viaduct on Bloor Street has been shut down, as protesters disrupt city streets, believing the event spreads awareness.
This weekend, winter is back with a vengeance. A weather advisory has been put in place for Toronto and basically all of Southern Ontario.
The icy effects are already being felt. Many have taken to Twitter to document their own frozen nightmares.
The Weather Network reports that thousands are already without power in the Kitchener area, and as the icestorm continues, it could get worse for many: “Strong winds through the late morning and afternoon will pose a risk to power lines for parts of the southwest that saw ice accumulation through the morning.”
CBC’s Natasha Fatah tweets, “Toronto friends, a weather advisory in place as Sunday is going to bring a lot of messy, wintry, rainy, freezy weather.
Check on your neighbours, the elderly, those with mobility issues, the homeless, be good to each other and stay warm.”
Good advice, indeed. The mixture of snow, rain and ice is expected to continue through until Monday morning in most of Southern Ontario.
Stay safe and warm, Ontario!
A 36-year-old inmate, who police say is violent, has vanished in downtown Toronto. They have named the man as Gashawbeza Kefene, who has escaped once before this occasion.
The police are warning Torontonians to not approach the man. He has been described as 5’9, 170 pounds, with black short hair, and a black beard.
Kefenee was last seen on Nov. 20 in the Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue area. His previous escape occurred in August earlier this year. He escaped from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Kefenee is the latest escapee, with other dangerous individuals escaping earlier this year.
Feces was thrown at Old City Hall in Toronto Wednesday, as the hearing of the man who allegedly dumped buckets of fecal matter onto unsuspecting Torontonians began.
A photo of the feces can be seen in a tweet by Toronto Sun reporter Joe Warmington.
Toronto Police arrested the man responsible for the three separate attacks, all of them involving feces on young Torontonians.
In each case, the man allegedly poured liquefied fecal matter from a bucket on his young victims.
A press release by the Toronto Police Service states that “On Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m., officers arrested a man in the Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue area.”
Samuel Opoku was charged with five counts of assault with a weapon and five counts of mischief interfere with property.
A group of young Ontarians is launching a lawsuit against Doug Ford due to the Progressive Conservative’s inaction on climate change. The youths are arguing that Ford has violated their charter rights by reducing their climate targets, according to the CBC.
The group is claiming that the Ford government’s climate policy will lead to widespread death, which if correct, would understandably violate section 7 of the charter: protection for life, liberty, and security of the person.
The group is also demanding that the Ontario government creates more ambitious legislation for tackling climate change, such as limiting global warming to 1.5 C.
The group is composed of young Ontarians, ranging from the age of 12 to 24. They are being represented by Stockwoods LLP and Ecojustice, which is a group dedicated to stopping climate change through legal action.
This form of climate action is becoming increasingly more common. Earlier this year, for example, another group of young people launched a lawsuit against Trudeau’s federal government. There have been similar lawsuits in the United States and the Netherlands.
Having said this, this is the first lawsuit filed against a provincial government for climate inaction.