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Stabbing in Downsview and tow truck driver pandemonium

Police is investigating a stabbing in our area and tow truck drivers are protesting a new law.

imageThe news on the stabbing was published Monday, April 4, morning:

One person is in hospital this morning after a stabbing in Downsview overnight.

It happened near Keele Street and Keelegate Drive at around 2 a.m.

Police say the victim was rushed to a trauma centre with non-life-threatening injuries.

No suspect information has been released.

Meanwhile, truck drivers are unhappy about new legislation (np):

Toronto police are warning drivers to be prepared for slow-moving traffic in the city Tuesday due to a protest by tow truck drivers.

Police say the “day of awareness” will disrupt traffic into and out of the city during the afternoon rush hour.

Tow truck drivers are protesting Bill 15, the Fighting Fraud and Reducing Automobile Insurance Rates Act. They believe the bill, which limits the number of hours operators can work and requires drivers to provide a list of charges to customers, will harm their business. The bill goes into effect next year.

Participants will travel to the city from several mustering points in the Greater Toronto Area. One motorcade will travel south along the Don Valley Parkway until Richmond Street East, along Richmond to University Avenue, and then North on University until it reaches Queen’s Park. A second group will move east along the Gardiner Expressway until it reaches the York/Bay/Yonge offramp, and will continue making its way north on University Avenue to Queen’s Park. Both groups are expected to reach the park at 9:30 a.m.

Police say the tow truck operators are then expected to encircle the inner three lanes of Queen’s Park with their vehicles, and stage a rally on the south lawn of the legislature from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We hope our members had alternative travel arrangements.

Sources / More info: cp24, np

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