THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE

Richmond Hill Post - - Post -

THE GOOD

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.

THE BAD

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.

THE BIZARRE

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

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