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$2-million in toys stolen from Salvation Army

More than $2-million worth of toys were allegedly stolen from a Salvation Army warehouse in Scarborough, Ont.

A whistleblower originally came forward with the report in August, and after a months-long internal audit, the Toronto police will release more details about the theft on Wednesday.

According to 680 News, the toys were reportedly taken near the Lawrence and Victoria Park avenues area, from the Railside Road facility. Over two years of accumulated toys, food and other donations were stolen.

Five-cent TTC fare hike


The Toronto Transit Commission will likely approve a five-cent fare increase in the price of adult tokens, on Wednesday.

TTC officials expect the more expensive fare to generate around $18-million annually, and if implemented, will begin Jan. 1.

The price increase will not affect cash fare, but will apply to tokens and Metropasses, making the cumulative monthly passes $30 more expensive per year.

The TTC is expected to approve a five-cent fare increase in adult tokens Wednesday.

However, even with the price increase, 680 News reports the TTC will remain $10-million short of balancing its budget.

Rihanna apologizes for #777 tour

Rihanna has issued an apology to the fans and 150 journalists who travelled on her 777 tour plane with her for a week.

In celebration of her seventh album in as many years, the Diamonds singer performed seven gigs in seven countries in just, you guessed it, seven days. However, many reporters aboard the flight complained about lack of sleep, food, and access to Rihanna herself.

“It’s impossible to spend time with everybody, and I’m sorry I didn’t,” said Rihanna, as quoted in The Huffington Post. “But this was excellent and I would definitely do it again.”

The chanteuse and Battleship star attributed her distance to resting up and preserving her voice, and health, for the concerts ahead.

“I know you guys got barely any dirt. But I had to be good. I still sound like sh*t,” said Rihanna, to Us Weekly ahead of her final gig in New York on Tuesday. 

Ironically, the name of Rihanna’s latest album is Unapologetic.


Joanna Adams writes about news and entertainment for Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter at‏ @nowstarringTO.

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