10:00 Running the Emergency Gauntlet
The sister of a woman who was killed last year when her car was crushed by a Mississauga fire truck screamed obscenities after the firefighter driving the vehicle was found not guilty this morning of running a red light. Cops, paramedics, firefighters and motorists talk to Mike about their experiences with emergency vehicles on congested roads.
11:00 Stupidity or Greed?
The victim was a Peterborough-area woman in her 40s who believed she was going to collect a $12-million inheritance from offshore after responding to an email sent out randomly. Instead, she was bilked out of $217,000 in “fees”, police say. None of the money has been recovered. Out in Windsor, police say an elderly woman is heartbroken and down to her last $1,000 after spending a decade sending her life savings — more than $500,000 — to bogus overseas investors. Callers share their experiences with costly scams.
12:00 Street Food Favourites
In keeping with an exploding North American trend, the appetite for truck grub is increasing in Toronto: over 300 food trucks are licensed to operate, and many trendy ‘gourmet food truck’ businesses have sprung up in the GTA in the past year or two, offering everything from fish tacos to cupcakes. But Canada’s largest city is still dogged by street food red tape that has limited menu options to “hot dog or sausage?” and led to the disastrous a la Cart program. Callers talk about food trucks from around the world.
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