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Toronto Daystarter: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

06/16/2015 06:28 EDT | Updated 06/16/2016 05:59 EDT
Here's what you need to know for Monday, June 15, 2015:

Weather

Showers in the GTA this morning will gave way to clear skies and a high of 27 C. 

The wind will blow at 20 km/h with gusts to 40 km/h this afternoon.  

The UV index is at 8, or very high.

Transit

The TTC is mostly running smoothly this morning. 

The 7 Bathurst is diverting southbound via Davenport, Christie, Dupont, due to a collision at Bathurst and Bridgman.

GO Transit is running well. 

Toronto Pearson airport is experiencing some early morning delays, while Billy Bishop airport traffic is moving mostly on time. 

Employment standards act

The laws that govern your job could soon be in for a change. 

Today the province starts hearing from unions, workers, and companies about reforming Ontario's employment standards act and labour code. 

The hearings will be led by two legal experts appointed by the government who will travel across the government in the coming months before recommending reforms.

Payday loan review

The Ontario government is expanding its review of payday loan legislation.

It will hold public consultations until Aug. 14 to hear concerns about payday loans as well as cheque cashing and money transfer services, instalment loans and experiences with debt collection agencies.

The Consumer Protection Act already sets out general protections for consumers, but the review of the Payday Loans Act focuses on specific reforms to address alternative financial services, such as price regulation or a new licensing regime.

There are more than 800 payday loan lenders and loan brokers in Ontario.

Bank robbery

A 43-year-old man is facing charges after police say a bank was held up in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto.

York Regional Police say it happened Friday in the Yonge Street-Uplands Avenue area when it's alleged a male suspect entered the bank, told a teller he had a gun and demanded money.

Police say the teller complied and nobody was injured and that the suspect fled in a black taxi.

A Richmond Hill man is charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of an indictable offence and is to appear in court in Newmarket on Friday.

Stolen truck full of explosives

Toronto police are warning the public about a stolen truck full of explosives.

They say the truck was parked in the city's west end in the New Toronto Street-Kipling Avenue area when it was stolen Sunday between 4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

The truck is described as a white, 2005, GMC cab-forward, roll-off truck carrying a white cube with Ontario plate A-K54132.

The cube contained theatrical pyrotechnics and explosives which should only be handled by qualified professionals and police say anyone who sees it should call 911.
 

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