A fiery St. Patrick’s Day riot took place in London, Ontario; placing them among the new list of world-class cities in the world. All jokes aside I am sure this is not how London wanted to get noticed. Police are now going through video and witness statements; hoping to find those involved. So far 11 people have been arrested and the clean up has begun. It is strange that this would have happened in London Ontario, out of all places. However, it was close to Fanshawe College and it is understood that this was an area waiting to explode. Drinking, students and warm weather seemed to be the toxic mix that turned into an all out riot. Many of the idiotic individuals recorded themselves and spread it through social media. I am assuming the alcoholic mix also makes you not think, but Police will for sure comb through the online videos and pictures that were taken and posted.
The area, around Fleming Drive, is often called a “student ghetto“. With over $100,000 dollars in damages and in light of the rioting, repercussions are on the way. During the police media conference, London Mayor Joe Fontana said the rioters would be held accountable. I am sure that Fanshawe College does not want the association with this riot, nor do London residence. What were they thinking?
Posted in College, News
Tagged Fanshawe College, fleming drive, london, Ontario, Patrick, police, Riot, riots, Saint Patrick's Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Student quarter
When you vote, you MUST prove your identity and address. You have three options:
Provide one original piece of identification issued by a government or government agency containing your photo, name and address.
- Driver’s Licence
- Health Card
- This applies only to Ontario
- Note: Not all electors in Ontario will have cards with photo, name and address
- Provincial/Territorial Identification Card (non-drivers) for the provinces/territories of
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Prince Edward Island
- Nova Scotia
- New Brunswick
- British Columbia
- Northwest Territories
Note: The above pieces of identification are examples only.
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Provide two original pieces of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada. Both pieces must contain your name, and one must also contain your address. Here is the list:
- Health Card
- Social Insurance Number Card
- Birth Certificate
- Driver’s Licence
- Canadian Passport
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Citizenship Card
- Credit/Debit Card with elector name
- Canadian Forces Identity Card
- Veterans Affairs Canada Health Card
- Employee Card issued by employer
- Old Age Security Identification Card
- Public Transportation Card
- Student ID Card
- Library Card
- Liquor Identification Card
- Canadian Blood Services/Héma-Québec Card
- Hospital Card
- Fishing Licence
- Wildlife Identification Card
- Hunting Licence
- Firearm Acquisition Card/Firearm Possession Card
- Outdoors Card and Licences
- Provincial/Territorial Identification Card
- Local Community Service Centre Card (CLSC)
Original documents (containing name and address)
- Credit Card Statement
- Bank Statement
- Utility Bill (residential telephone, cable TV, public utilities commission, hydro, gas or water)
- Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authority of an Indian band or reserve
- Local Property Tax Assessment
- School, College or University Report Card or Transcript
- Residential Lease, Residential Mortgage Statement or Agreement
- Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement
- Income Tax Assessment Notice
- Insurance Policy
- Government Cheque or Government Cheque Stub with elector name
- Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid (T4E)
- Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions/Quebec Pension Plan Statement of Participation
- Statement of Old Age Security (T4A) or Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits (T4AP)
- Statement of Benefits from provincial workplace safety or insurance board
- Statement of Direct Deposit for provincial works or provincial disability support program
- Vehicle Ownership
- Vehicle Insurance
- Attestation of Residence issued by the responsible authorities (shelters, soup kitchens, student/senior residences, long-term care facilities)
- Letter from public curator
Note: A document bearing an address may be used as proof of the elector’s address if this address was written by the issuer of the document and is the same as or consistent with the address on the list of electors. No document other than those included on this list may be accepted to establish the name and address of an elector.
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You can be vouched for by an elector whose name appears on the list of electors in the same polling division and who has an acceptable piece or pieces of identification. Both will be required to make a sworn statement. An elector cannot vouch for more than one person, and the person who has been vouched for cannot vouch for another elector.
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VIVA on strike for Wednesday
680News staff | Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 7:42 pm
Thirty-five-thousand commuters in York Region will have to find another way to work or school come Thursday morning.
That’s because Viva bus drivers will go on strike starting at 4 a.m.
Union members turned down a tentative settlement by 61 per cent, Wednesday, and that group represents 165 bus operators.
In a press release, Bob Kinnear, President of ATU Local 113, which represents the bus drivers said “we are a democratic union and our members have spoken.”
He added “Veolia management [the company that runs Viva Transit] knew that the strike would being tomorrow (Thursday) if their offer was turned down and I have informed them of the results of the vote.”
The major issues in negotiations are wages and sick time.
At this point no further talks have been scheduled.
All York Region Transit (YRT) buses will continue to run as usual because they are not part of Viva Transit.
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Posted in College, GTA Issues, GTA News, Markham, newmarket, News, Ontario, Public Transit, richmond hill, Students, Toronto, Unions, University, Vaughan, Viva, YRT
Tagged atu, bus, Cars, GO Trains, GTTA, Markham, Metrolinx, metrolynx, no service, richmond hill, september 25, streetcar, strike in york, Subway, Toronto, TTC, Union, Viva, wednesday, York Region, York University, YRT