With many Canadians ready to hit the road for the Victoria Day long weekend, rising gas prices are likely to greet motorists at the pumps. Dan McTeague of GasBuddy-dot-com says drivers in Ontario and the Vancouver region will probably see higher prices, but lower prices could be found in Quebec and Alberta, thanks to local market pressures. Earlier this year the gas guru predicted a spike in prices, but now he says Thursday’s national average of a dollar-34-per-litre — up 26 cents from last year — is actually worse than expected.
Police responded to an incident between the 174 and Bearbrook Road around 1:30 yesterday afternoon day and arrived to find a body inside a burning vehicle. Montreal Road was closed for hours. They say the death is not considered suspicious.
Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne begins her day of campaigning with an announcement on a Toronto roofttop, before heading to Orangeville and Alliston for afternoon events. Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford has a single event today — a visit to a medical clinic in London — while N-D-P Leader Andrea Horwath visits northwestern Ontario with stops in Grassy Narrows and Kenora.
Ottawa police say they are investigating another attack on a statue outside a Buddhist temple in the city. They say the vandalism of the Buddha statue was captured on surveillance video, which shows a man approaching the statue with a stick and smashing it repeatedly. Two months ago, someone decapitated the statue with a steel bar. A crowd-funding campaign raised enough money to have it repaired and re-installed at the end of April.