TUNE INTO THE TOWN: TORONTO RENOVICTIONS AND RECORD HIGH RENT INCREASES
Libby Znaimer is joined by our Tune Into the Town Panel with Lauren O’Neil, Senior News Editor of BlogTO, Karen Stintz, CEO, Variety Village, and David Crombie, former mayor of Toronto.
Today: The province has just doubled the maximum rate a landlord can increase rent to for 2023 at 2.5 percent. That’s the highest rent increase in a decade! And, then there’s the story that surfaced this week that several residents of an apartment building in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto received eviction notices over their AC usage. So, what’s up with that especially after the City was hit with multiple heat waves? Libby and the panel weigh in on the latest.
ADULTS OVER 50 WHO HAD COVID MORE LIKELY TO GET SHINGLES: STUDY
Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Craig Jenne, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Calgary.
A study published in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases has found that adults over the age of 50 who have had COVID, are more likely to experience a Shingles outbreak. So, what exactly is Shingles and the associated symptoms and what more can we learn from this study? Dr. Jenne weighs in.
ONTARIO GAS TAX AND DANGEROUS DRIVING ON THE RISE IN ONTARIO: CAA SURVEY
Libby Znaimer is joined by Michael Stewart, Community Relations Consultant, Government and Community Relations for CAA SCO and Roger McKnight, Chief Petroleum Analyst with En-Pro International Inc.
The province is lowering the gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre and the fuel tax covering diesel by 5.3 cents a litre for six months (from July 1 to Dec. 31). So, what does this move mean for drivers? Meanwhile, Ontario drivers are driving more dangerously according to a new CAA survey. The survey found that 98 percent of drivers in the province had witnessed “unsafe driving behaviours” in the last year (up 3 percent from the year before that). And, 58 percent of respondents admitted to participating in dangerous driving themselves. So, what exactly constitutes bad driving habits? Libby and Michael discuss the latest.