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Toronto look ahead: Busy day at Pearson, mail deadlines, gas plant scandal

12/19/2014 07:49 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
Good morning GTA and happy Friday. 

Christmas Day is quickly approaching and that means the annual holiday travel rush is in full swing.

Toronto Pearson expects today to be one of the busiest of the year with an estimated 121,000 people passing through the airport. Officials ask all travellers to check their flight status before heading to the airport and arrive at least two hours before any scheduled flight, even if you're flying domestically. 

Carollers and Ms. Clause will be helping bring some holiday cheer to people caught in long lineups throughout the day.

Big holiday lineups are also expected at Billy Bishop airport downtown, so be sure to check your flight status. 

If you're going to be walking to work, be sure to bundle up. It's about -4 C this morning, with a wind chill of nearly -11 C. Temperatures are expected to rise a bit for the weekend, with an average high of around 0 C expected throughout the weekend. 

Click here for a full Toronto forecast.

Public transit is moving smoothly, with no serious delays reported on the TTC or GO Transit routes. 

Here's the top stories so far this morning:

Wynne sits down for year-end interview with CBC News

Kathleen Wynne says she has more work to do when it comes to earning the public’s trust.

Matt Galloway, the host of CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, sat down with Wynne for a 13-minute interview that touched on topics ranging from the public’s perception of her and her Liberal party to next summer’s Pan Am Games.

SIU investigating Walmart shooting

A 40-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries in a police shooting that occurred behind a Toronto Walmart late Thursday afternoon, which is now being investigated by Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit.

Benner Park violent robbery

A 24-year-old woman was rushed to hospital after a stabbing in the city's north end last night.

The incident occurred in Benner Park, in the Lawrence Avenue and Allen Road area, shortly after 10:30 p.m. ET. 

Canada Post deadlines

Canadians who have holiday cards and parcels to send had better do it quickly.

Canada Post is racing to keep up with a surge of holiday mail in the final week before Christmas. Friday marks the last day you can send a card to someone in the local area and Canada Post will guarantee it'll be delivered by the 25th.

Leafs lose

The Leafs' winning streak ended last night with a 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. 

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