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A "Spring Winter" for Toronto

Posted by James Memije on Apr 4, 2016 3:26:46 AM

(Source: ctanews.ca)

The “Spring Winter” continues in Toronto. It is already April but we see a blizzard hitting the Toronto and the surrounding areas. Snow in the GTA began falling Sunday and only became stronger with time.

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Windy Weather Wrecks Weekend

Posted by James Memije on Mar 25, 2016 5:54:05 PM

 

Spring is here, but Torontonians certainly are not feeling it. Good Friday leads us into a three-day weekend but is accompanied by 50 km/h chilly winds. The winds have been so strong that they have knocked the power out of thousands of homes.

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Property Taxes on the Rise

Posted by James Memije on Mar 14, 2016 8:28:56 PM

 

Property taxes in Toronto are rising by 1.3% in 2016. As the new budget was passed, the average Toronto household can expect to pay an extra $35 this year in property taxes. This might seem like a drop in the bucket, but it’s additive with the recent gas and energy taxes that have been tacked onto this budget.

 

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Everyday Necessities See Rising Costs

Posted by James Memije on Feb 25, 2016 8:16:48 PM

 

Everyday Necessities See Rising Costs

 

(Source: Frasier Institute)

On Thursday, the Ontario government created its budget for 2016. Although many parts of the budget gave relief to those in need, specifically free tuition for post-secondary students of families earning under $50,000 per year, not all Torontonians benefitted. One result of the budget plans is an increase in costs to the average Torontonian.

 

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A New Map Service to Reduce Snow-related Collisions

Posted by James Memije on Feb 17, 2016 12:12:34 AM

 

(Source: AnaBaiLao)

Every snow day here in Toronto results in hundreds of vehicle accidents. The city does its best at plowing and salting the roads, but with more cars than snow plows, the majority of roads are always dangerous. Enter PlowTo, a Toronto city website that tracks in real time the snow plow and salting trucks.

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