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Blayne Lastman, son of former mayor Mel Lastman and known locally as the TV pitchman for his Lastman’s Bad Boy chain of furniture stores, is set to announce a run for mayor of Toronto on Thursday. Mr. Lastman, who has never held elected office, will file nomination papers at City Hall before holding a news conference at 11 a.m. – a day before the deadline to enter the Oct. 22 municipal election.
Police say they’re trying to identify a person who threw a firebomb at a business east of Toronto early Wednesday morning. Durham regional police say officers were called to a convenience store in Bowmanville, Ont., at about 4 a.m. to investigate a report someone had thrown a Molotov cocktail at the business. They say a male suspect was seen throwing the firebomb, which landed in front of the store, creating a ball of flame.
A Dalhousie professor is warning about the dangers of selling marijuana and alcohol in the same location.
He took over the family business and used his entrepreneurial acumen to expand it into a chain that, at its peak, consisted of 440 stores