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Driver runs from RIDE

Toronto Police are looking for a driver who left his car at a RIDE checkpoint in Scarborough, and ran away on foot, on Sunday morning.

CityNews reports the incident took place near Danforth Road and Warden Avenue around 1:30 a.m., during a routine sober driver check on St. Patrick’s Day. The driver in question, a man, had his car in the lineup to be processed by the authorities, before fleeing on foot.

According to CityNews, dogs were used to help locate the man, but he remained at large.

13 GTA high schools among Ontario’s most-improved

Way to go, Greater Toronto Area! Thirteen high schools in the GTA are among the province’s top 20 most-improved secondary schools, according to the 2013 Fraser Institute rankings released Sunday.

CP24 reports the think tank’s findings include seven public schools and six Catholic secondary schools, and suggest general school improvement in academic performance across Ontario.

However, when it comes to overall rankings, the highest-rated school is London Central Secondary School in London, Ont., with a score of 9.6 out of 10. Coming in at a close second is Toronto’s Cardinal Carter School for the Arts, with a rating of 9.5. Overall, the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) average rating was 5.5, while the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) rating was a 6.0, the provincial average.

CP24 writes the Fraser Institute report ranked 725 private, public and Catholic schools in Ontario, using seven tools of measuring academic performance and data from theOntario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

Spring Breakers: Indie smash

Spring breeeeeeak. That joke may only make sense if you’ve seen the movie, but with less than two weeks to go before its Canadian release, Spring Breakers is smashing independent box office records.

Available on just three screens, The Hollywood Reporter writes the film took in a whopping $270,000 in its opening weekend debut in Los Angeles and New York City. Earning a theatrical average of close to $90,000 per screen, Spring Breakers posted the top per-screen average of 2013, and the best first-three-month opening top location average ever.

The dark comedy cost $2-million to produce, and stars James Franco, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson.

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