Former Blue Jay Roy Halladay died yesterday when a plane he was piloting crashed in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida. Halladay, won the Cy Young Award twice playing for Toronto and Philadelphia and recently received his pilot’s license. Halladay settled in Tampa after his 2013 retirement as a Blue Jay; he leaves behind a wife and two sons; he was 40 years old.
We all thought Argyle Street would be open to vehicle traffic starting yesterday but it looks like the opening is delayed by another week. After 21 weeks of construction, there are still some finishing touches needed and repairs to those fancy paving stones to make sure they last through our rainy and snowy weather. Pedestrians can still use the street in the meantime.
A week later and RCMP investigating two cases of Halloween candy tampering in the province. In the Port Williams area of Kings County: a piece of metal embedded in a chocolate bar collected by a teen. In the North Green Road area of Timberlea: two separate candy bars from the same loot bag – a needle in one and a paperclip in the other. No one was hurt.
It’s finally official: Twitter has expanded its character count to 280 across the globe – doubling the traditional 140-character count. The company announced back in September that it was testing the new limit “in languages impacted by cramming” – which is nearly all of them, except for Japanese, Chinese and Korean. So Japanese, Korean, and Chinese accounts will continue to have 140 characters because cramming is not an issue in these languages.
And Carlton is breaking hearts today: Alfonso Ribeiro told reporters that there is absolutley no talk about remaking or rebooting the Fresh Prince of BelAir. He adds that the passing of actor James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, makes it even more of a moot point. The 46-year-old says. “I would love it if the world would just let it go.”
And that’s your Fast Five!