So Far Today, January 19th, 2016
London is the Largest City in Canada Without a Rapid Transit System
The Ontario Finance and Economic Affairs Standing Committee is looking for input on the 2016 budget and Mayor Matt Brown says $388 Million for what London City Council hopes will be a hybrid option that combines light rail and rapid bus transit.
Under the Moving Ontario Forward program, $15 billion has been set aside for public transit and other infrastructure projects outside of the GTA.
Another Local Barn Fire, What’s the Deal?
For the fourth time in three weeks, another major barn fire occurred in the area around 3 am last night in Parkhill, killing over two thousand pigs this time. About 500 goats and 30 cows were taken in a barn fire Sunday near Delaware, 43 horses were taken in a stable fire south of Guelph January 4th and over a dozen horses were killed on a private farm in Mount Forest a few days later.
We don’t know if the fire is considered suspicious yet.
Wheelchair Accessible UberWAV
Wheelchair users in Toronto are celebrating another perk that puts Uber ahead of Taxis this week. Wheelchair accessible ride services are now available through UBERWAV 0 it will no longer take users an hour to get an accessible vehicle. No word yet on when London’s UBERs will add accessible vehicles.
Anything To Play Hockey Here
You’ve seen the rooftop ice hockey rink on a skyscraper in Toronto online by now, right?
Molson’s #AnythingForHockey campaign closed back on December 10th but so many people wanted a piece of the puck up there that it’s staying open for an extra month and it’s now OPENED to the public! It will cost $2000 for an hour of ice time for 20 people on the rink 32 floors up at 120 Adelaide Street West.
The 100ft by 45ft rink, about half the size of an NHL rink, will stay open until February 7th.