“Snake in a Cab” as Emotional Support Python accidentally left in Beck Taxi

A Beck Taxi driver picked up an unexpected and unwanted passenger on December 28th: a baby yellow python.

The python was travelling in the purse of its owner and evidently slithered out somewhere along the route. When the young woman arrived home and realized her pet was missing, she called Beck in a panic and asked if the driver could check his vehicle to see if the python was there.

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Following Whitby autonomous crash, Toronto also suspends its shuttle pilot

Following the December 16 accident it which it hit a tree, Whitby’s autonomous shuttle service “has been suspended until a full investigation has been completed,” says Durham Region Transit in a statement.

Additionally, the city of Toronto has taken its pilot shuttle out of service pending the results of the investigation: “The West Rouge Automated Shuttle Trial has been put on hold due to an incident in Whitby involving a similar service and due to current public health guidance regarding COVID-19,” reads the banner notice displayed on Toronto’s website.

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December 13 starts restricted towing zones pilot, only authorized towing companies to be used

On December 13th, Ontario will launch its pilot project to introduce “restricted towing zones” on sections of provincial highways in an effort to clear incidents such as collisions or vehicle breakdowns more safely and quickly.

“The ongoing violence in the towing industry is unacceptable, which is why our government is taking action to make the towing industry safer through strengthened oversight and standards,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “Ontario’s towing industry is a vital service on our roads and highways every day, and these actions will help to improve safety for all drivers.”

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Vaccine choice shouldn’t lead to unemployment: MPP Roman Baber

On October 5, 2021, Independent Member of Provincial Parliament Roman Baber intends to introduce a “Jobs & Jabs” Bill, for passing by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. If passed, the Jobs & Jabs Bill will prevent employers from firing or penalizing employees because of their vaccination status or for refusing to disclose their vaccination status.

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Vaccine passports: are they legal? Are they related to Ontario’s new digital ID for smartphones?

On September 1st, Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario will soon require people to be fully vaccinated and provide “proof of their vaccination status,” otherwise known as a “Vaccine Passport” to access certain businesses and settings.

As of September 22, 2021, Ontarians will need to be fully vaccinated (two doses plus 14 days) and provide their proof of vaccination along with photo ID to access certain public settings and facilities, including indoor restaurants, gyms, sporting events, casinos and strip clubs. A similar program became effective in British Columbia on September 13th.

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Truework launches “Credentials” to extend verifications to the Gig Economy in the US

Truework, the income verification API that powers over 15,000 lending institutions, today announced it has launched Credentials, a new technology that expands verification coverage beyond their instant network of 35 million employees. Credentials will allow the growing population of 1099 and other hard-to-reach employees to share their employment and income data with verifiers when instant verifications aren’t possible.

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