Morning News Oct 18/17 WhistleFM CIWS Stouffville ON

Lots of interesting news this morning. Charity the cow, a stainless steel statue in Markham will remain where she is, questions are raised over how the Provincial Government is accounting for the discounts we are receiving on our hydro bills and 3 people are arrested after police raid a support centre in Vaughan.

Sunny skies today with highs of 19

Full details in the attached video file. Updates on 102.9 WhistleFM in Stouffville.

Afternoon Newscast 105.9 The region

Police have identified the man accused of stabbing four employees at a North York office building, saying he was in the process of being fired when he attacked his superiors.

Police say Chuang “Ray” Li, 47, from Mississauga is now facing with three counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault and four counts of assault with a weapon.

A man and woman in their 30s were rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition. Two other men were also injured in the attack. Police say one man has been released from hospital while the other will remained in hospital overnight for observation.

The two victims currently in critical condition were believed to be the attacker’s superiors and were in the process of firing him when they were stabbed.

Police say the two victims with less serious injuries allegedly tried to subdue the suspect during the attack.
Paul Kenyon, the man charged with the murder of Marion Deacon, took to a Newmarket witness stand yesterday to tell his version of events.

The 47-year-old said he had a rocky relationship with his then-girlfriend, was hooked on crack and lied to cover up that habit, but insisted he did not kill her.

Ms Deacon, a 46-year-old Whitchurch-Stouffville mother of three, died March 7, 2010 from blunt force trauma to the head and face.

 

Vaughan councillors are putting their marketing minds to work in an effort to convince YorkUniversity to build a satellite campus in the areas new downtown core, centred at Hwy. 7 and Jane Street.

And, although the city is facing stiff competition from some of its neighbouring municipalities, council says they’re pulling out all the stops to ensure Vaughan has a good chance of landing at the top of the class

If the new campus were to be built at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, it could capitalise on a substantial transit hub including the Spadina subway extension and the Viva rapid transit bus line, which would provide a direct link to York University’s main campus, a few kilometres south at Keele Street and Steeles Avenue.

 

For the first time in their history the Luminato Festival has partnered with an arts organization and will be headed north to Vaughan. The work of artist Terence Koh, will be featured at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. For Tony Gagliano, Co-Founder and Chair of the festival, the decision to come to Vaughan was an easy one….

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board have voted against a motion to write a letter to city council asking them to enforce nudity laws at this year’s pride parade.

The school board has had a float in the parade since 1996 but some trustees said not enforcing the nudity laws puts into question the family friendliness of the event.

Several members of the board spoke out against the motion, saying it was not their job to police the police.
With our first taste of summer temperatures in the forecast for today, golfers everywhere are looking forward to getting into the swing of the season.

As harsh as the winter conditions actually were, in some ways, it may have been kinder toward the golf course industry than you would expect. Generally, Easter weekend is the target opening date, but most courses in the area are reporting that snow still covered parts of the fairways and frost has yet to come out of the ground locally. However the winter blanket kept an even covering over on the grounds, protecting the surface.

That said, this year the early birdie on the tee block may be feathered while duffers watch for the final thaw.

 

Business April 10, 2014

The price of oil edged slightly lower from a five-week high today after China reported weak monthly trade data and U.S. crude supplies rose substantially last week.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for May delivery was down 24 cents to $103.36 US in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Yesterday, the Nymex contract gained $1.04 to settle at $103.60 amid unrest in eastern Ukraine after adding more than $2 the day before. The last time it closed above $103 was on March 4.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil prices, was down 60 cents to $107.38 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

Oil prices fell as Chinese trade numbers showed that exports contracted unexpectedly in March, shrinking by 6.6 percent from a year earlier while imports contracted 11.3 percent. Chinese imports of crude oil were also the lowest in five months, totaling 5.54 million barrels in March.

 

 

Crude prices also slipped following the report by the U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration that showed 4 million barrels were added to supplies last week. That compares to a rise of 2.5 million barrels predicted by analysts.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline lost 1.84 cents to $2.99 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 2.9 cents to $4.557 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was down 0.89 cent at $2.9451 a gallon.

105.9 The Region News April 10, 2014

Police have identified the man accused of stabbing four employees at a North York office building, saying he was in the process of being fired when he attacked his superiors.

Police say Chuang “Ray” Li, 47, from Mississauga is now facing with three counts of attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault and four counts of assault with a weapon.

A man and woman in their 30s were rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries and remain in critical condition. Two other men were also injured in the attack. Police say one man has been released from hospital while the other will remained in hospital overnight for observation.

The two victims currently in critical condition were believed to be the attacker’s superiors and were in the process of firing him when they were stabbed.

Police say the two victims with less serious injuries allegedly tried to subdue the suspect during the attack.
Paul Kenyon, the man charged with the murder of Marion Deacon, took to a Newmarket witness stand yesterday to tell his version of events.

The 47-year-old said he had a rocky relationship with his then-girlfriend, was hooked on crack and lied to cover up that habit, but insisted he did not kill her.

Ms Deacon, a 46-year-old Whitchurch-Stouffville mother of three, died March 7, 2010 from blunt force trauma to the head and face.

 

Vaughan councillors are putting their marketing minds to work in an effort to convince YorkUniversity to build a satellite campus in the areas new downtown core, centred at Hwy. 7 and Jane Street.

And, although the city is facing stiff competition from some of its neighbouring municipalities, council says they’re pulling out all the stops to ensure Vaughan has a good chance of landing at the top of the class

If the new campus were to be built at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, it could capitalise on a substantial transit hub including the Spadina subway extension and the Viva rapid transit bus line, which would provide a direct link to York University’s main campus, a few kilometres south at Keele Street and Steeles Avenue.

 

For the first time in their history the Luminato Festival has partnered with an arts organization and will be headed north to Vaughan. The work of artist Terence Koh, will be featured at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. For Tony Gagliano, Co-Founder and Chair of the festival, the decision to come to Vaughan was an easy one….

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board have voted against a motion to write a letter to city council asking them to enforce nudity laws at this year’s pride parade.

The school board has had a float in the parade since 1996 but some trustees said not enforcing the nudity laws puts into question the family friendliness of the event.

Several members of the board spoke out against the motion, saying it was not their job to police the police.
With our first taste of summer temperatures in the forecast for today, golfers everywhere are looking forward to getting into the swing of the season.

As harsh as the winter conditions actually were, in some ways, it may have been kinder toward the golf course industry than you would expect. Generally, Easter weekend is the target opening date, but most courses in the area are reporting that snow still covered parts of the fairways and frost has yet to come out of the ground locally. However the winter blanket kept an even covering over on the grounds, protecting the surface.

That said, this year the early birdie on the tee block may be feathered while duffers watch for the final thaw.

BusinessWise April 9, 2014

Oil declined today but stayed above $102 per barrel amid unrest in eastern Ukraine and the possibility of lower U.S. production.

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for May delivery was down 44 cents to $102.12 in overnight electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract gained $2.12 to $102.56 on Tuesday.

Brent crude, used to set prices for international oil varieties, shed 26 cents to $107.37 on the ICE exchange in London.

Traders are uneasy about possible disruption of supplies due to conflict in eastern Ukraine and possible European sanctions on Russia.

Pro-Russian separatists have seized government buildings in several cities in Ukraine’s east in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

Also this week, the U.S. Energy Department lowered its 2014 crude production forecast to 8.37 million barrels a day from 8.39 million barrels.

In other energy futures trading in New York:

— Wholesale gasoline shed 0.2 cent to $2.978 a gallon.

— Natural gas fell 1.1 cents to $4.523 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil slipped 0.2 cent to $2.932 a gallon.