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Toronto daystarter: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

02/10/2015 06:35 EST | Updated 04/12/2015 05:59 EDT
Good morning, GTA. Here's what you need to know for Feb. 10, 2015. 

Weather

The cold weather will continue today with a high of -4 C and a 30 per cent chance flurries early this morning and then sun and cloud. The temperature during the morning commute will hover around -9 C, but feel like -13 with wind chill, with a low of -12 C expected overnight. 

Snow is expected to return to the GTA tomorrow afternoon, with about two to four centimetres falling across the region. 

The city's extreme cold weather has been terminated as of today, but could come back into effect later this week with the coldest temperatures arriving closer to the weekend. Thursday could feel as cold as -19 , and Friday as cold as -21.

You can read the full Toronto forecast here.

The commute

Things are pretty standard on the roads so far this morning. The eastbound and westbound Hwy. 401 are starting to fill up, but no major collisions have been reported. Traffic is also picking up on the eastbound Gardiner Expressway and southbound Hwy. 404. 

You can check out CBC's live GTA traffic map here. 

Service on the Yonge-University-Spadina Line 1 was suspended both ways between Bloor and Eglinton due to signal problems at Davisville station, but the problem has since cleared. 

The 502 Downtowner and 503 Kingston streetcars will once again be replaced by buses this morning due to the cold. 

GO Transit trains and buses are mostly running on time this morning, with a six-minute delay on the eastbound Kitchener route. 

You can find TTC service alerts here and GO Transit service updates here.

Flights at Toronto Pearson and Billy Bishop are running on schedule this morning.

Top headlines

The Toronto District School Board will meet tonight. Top of the agenda will be the possible closure of some elementary and high schools across the city. The meeting is the last before Feb. 13 — the deadline handed down by the province for a clear plan on how to go about closing the schools, among a host of other directives.

There will also be a city council meeting today, during which a motion to ask the province to delay a decision on the closures until a later will be put forward. Some board trustees will attend in a show of support. CBC Toronto will have full coverage throughout the day.  

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her deputy chief of staff will meet with police investigators, the premier's office said Monday, as the Liberals denied allegations they broke the law in the lead-up to a recent byelection in Sudbury.

The federal government is set to announce today it will compel pharmaceutical companies to post public notices when drugs are not available, CBC News has learned. Right now, posting notices to a website about drug shortages is voluntary. For months, doctors and patients have complained the approach is not working, and people are not able to get the medication they need.

A couple from Wasaga Beach, Ont., have made a trip to Toronto to claim their $50-million Lotto Max jackpot prize. Gregory and Tammy Nikolopoulos won the draw on Feb. 6. They were presented with a ceremonial cheque at the OLG Prize Centre on Monday afternoon.

The Leafs will take on the visiting New York Rangers at the ACC tonight at 7:30 p.m. The Leafs are looking to build on their win over the Edmonton Oilers Saturday night, which finally ended a franchise-long 11-game losing streak. 

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