The 23-year-old driver of a high-end McLaren Spider sports car is facing impaired driving charges after he crashed into a hydro box on a quiet street in Burlington late Thursday night. A passenger in the nearly half million dollar sports car has life threatening injuries. The vehicle is priced variously but one source say it runs about $400,000 Canadian. The accident occurred on Oaklands Park Court at around 11:50 p.m. a few houses from the owners home. The McLaren is made in England at the McLaren Technology Campus in Woking, Surrey.
Marc and Jodie Emery were granted bail in Toronto Friday afternoon. It was set to $30,000 for both. They are the in-your-face marijuana distributors who seem determined to change the law by breaking it. Mr. Emery faces 15 charges, including conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, trafficking, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of proceeds of crime, while Jodie Emery is charged with five similar counts. The Emerys own the Cannabis Culture brand, which is used by a chain of 19 marijuana dispensaries in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
JOBS ADDED IN FEBRUARY
Unemployment in Canada dropped to its lowest level in more than two years in February as fewer people were looking for work and more than 15,000 jobs were added nationally. Statistics Canada said the unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.6 per cent in February, matching the January 2015 rate. It said an estimated 105,000 more people found full time employment last month while part time positions dropped by 90,000.