THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE
Hockey player Ryan Forberg has made history along with his team, which won the OHL Cup last month — an elite tournament featuring the best teams in Ontario as well as teams from south of the border. The team had suffered the tragic loss of their goaltender, Roy Pejcinovski, who, along with his mother and sister, was murdered. The team, the Don Mills Flyers, rose to the occasion and dominated this season, honouring their fallen teammate. Forberg, who hails from Thornhill, and many teammates, will be drafted by the Ontario Hockey League as elite prospects.
Ontario announced cuts to education recently that could reportedly result in hundreds of job losses in Toronto, while classroom sizes in high schools could balloon to more than 30 students. Meanwhile, Doug Ford and his conservative colleagues managed to scrape together a paltry $10 million for the province’s horse racing industry. Per year! Sure, it must be tough when the horse racing facilities lose their slot machines. But you have to wonder about a government that seems to be putting the ponies ahead of its pupils.
Apparently, the absolutely addictive video game Fortnite is not only distracting thousands of teenagers about town, but it is also wreaking havoc in the clubhouse of the Toronto Blue Jays as well as other Major League Baseball teams. According to a recent media report, the game has plagued locker rooms around the league and other professional sports leagues such as the NHL. The news came out last month as the Jays were finishing up spring training in Florida and management had to establish a Fortnite pre-game curfew for players.
Ontario horse racing gets massive $10 million cash per year infusion from provincial government