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Toronto daystarter: Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

02/04/2015 07:07 EST | Updated 04/06/2015 05:59 EDT
Good morning and happy hump day.

Snow could make a return to the city today, with about two centimetres expected to fall by the afternoon. The good news? Today is going to be considerably warmer than what the city has seen recently. A high of about -2 C is expected. Tomorrow, however, the cold returns with an anticipated high of around -10 C. You can read the full Toronto forecast here.

The 502, 503 and 511 streetcars will remain off the rails today and will be replaced by buses. Some of the city's older streetcars, as well as GO Transit trains, have trouble operating in frigid conditions. 

Highway 401 westbound at Brock Street in Whitby was closed throughout the night after a fatal collision involving a transport truck and an SUV left one person dead and another facing a charge of impaired driving causing death. The highway was still closed early Wednesday, but OPP said they were hoping to have it clear before the morning rush hour. 

Jian Ghomeshi's lawyers are expected in a Toronto court this morning to set a date for a preliminary hearing into the sexual assault and choking charges brought against the former CBC Radio host. 

Public health officials are doubling down on their request that residents of the GTA check their vaccination history for measles. After four cases were confirmed in Toronto earlier this week, the growing trend among some parents of foregoing vaccinations for their children is back under the spotlight. 

The embattled Toronto District School Board will meet tonight to review progress on a provincially-mandated plan to increase efficiency and end ongoing internal tensions that have boiled over recently. Yesterday, John Tory penned a letter to the province and public and Catholic school boards asking that the city be "meaningfully consulted" on impending school closures. 

The Maple Leafs continued their miserable losing streak last night in Nashville, after the Predators handed them a franchise-tying tenth straight loss. The Raptors take on the Brookyln Nets at the Air Canada Centre at 7:30 p.m. tonight.  

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