Author Archives: Kylie Vaillancourt

TTC riders upset about fare hike Business, News

By: Kylie Vaillancourt In a staff report released on Nov. 17, the TTC has announced that there will be a ten cent fare hike in ridership fares coming 2017. Starting Jan. 1, the token and presto fares will rise to $3, the weekly pass to $43.75 and the monthly pass to $146.25. This will be

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‘The house was rocking’: Toronto FC makes Canadian history Sports

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The Toronto FC not only made history for the team but for the country in an intense game against Montreal on Wednesday night For the first time in club history, they became Eastern Conference Champions after beating their biggest rival the Montreal Impact 5 -2 in extra time with a 7-5 aggregate win.

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UPDATED: Colombia plane crash: 71 killed including most members of soccer team Sports

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Only three members of the Chapecoense Football Club are alive after the plane bringing them to their biggest game in team history crashed in Colombia on Tuesday. The crash happened in a mountainous rural area outside Medellin and killed 71 of the 77 passengers on board. Only six people survived. Four people

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Heart-wrenching tweets from 7-year-old Aleppo girl show an inside look of Aleppo International, News, Uncategorized

By: Kylie Vaillancourt Bana Alabed, a seven-year-old girl who received thousands of followers from tweeting in Aleppo since September, tweeted Sunday that her house had been bombed. Tonight we have no house, it’s bombed & I got in rubble. I saw deaths and I almost died. – Bana #Aleppo pic.twitter.com/arGYZaZqjg — Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November

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Hospital wait times drop 16 per cent in Ontario, report says Life, News

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The average waiting time of nine of ten patients that have waited in emergency has dropped 16 per cent, a new report says. Health Quality Ontario CEO and President Dr. Joshua Tepper says that the waiting times dropping shows good progress particularity in the context that the overall volumes in the emergency

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CAA looking to bring awareness to marijuana-impaired driving Lifestyle, News

By: Kylie Vaillancourt The Canadian Automobile Association is looking to create an educational program to warn about marijuana-impaired driving. This after a recent poll found two-thirds of Canadians said that they’re worried about road safety once the drug is legalized. Niagara’s CAA Public Relations Coordinator Alex Pedersen said that the program aims to get the

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Toronto FC advances to conference finals Sports

By: Kylie Vaillancourt This season has definitely been a season to remember for Toronto’s professional soccer team. And it ain’t over yet for the Toronto FC and their fans. Toronto has advanced to the Conference finals after defeating the New York City FC in the Conference semifinals. Now TFC goes head to head against their

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Bathurst Station gets an Honest Ed’s makeover Lifestyle, News

By: Kylie Vaillancourt & Laura Dart In dedication of Honest Ed’s, the TTC has redecorated Bathurst station to honour the legendary retail establishment. Toronto Mayor John Tory, David Mirvish – the son of Ed Mirvish, the creator of Honest Ed’s – and Toronto Councillor and TTC chair, Josh Colle, spoke outside of Bathurst Station at

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