Volume 93, Issue 70

Thursday, February 3, 1999


USC grills hopefulls

Mystery liquid causes concern

Access 2000 starts off with a bang

Study finds more stress in unmarried moms

Passion motivates Petrykowski's campaign

Sense of community tops Pressey's prez list




Police busting out

The police are beefing up enforcement in problem areas around the city, said Const. Tracey Frizzell of the London Police.

Groups of five officers will be rotated into the traffic division for a period of one year before being replaced by another group of five.

Frizzell said the officers will use unmarked vehicles to catch violators of the Highway Traffic Act. Violations of the act include speeding, following too closely and running red lights.

The enforcement follows a fatal accident last Saturday. There was also a 17 per cent increase in the number of traffic violations from 1998 to 1999, Frizzell said.

–Adam Stewart

Banking on some profits

The consequences of the newly formed TD Canada Trust bank are not yet known and will be closely observed by experts in the coming months.

On Monday, federal Finance Minister Paul Martin announced the government's approval of the Toronto Dominion Bank Financial Group and Canada Trust merger, said Jessica Mossman, media relations manager for TD bank. She said the company will now be referred to as TD Canada Trust.

Douglas Reid, professor of business at Queen's University, said TD got approval for the merger because it did not announce their plans before speaking with the government – a mistake other banks have made in previous years.

Reid said he was not worried about the decrease in the number of banking institutions in the country. "I don't think the number of companies is an issue. It's the choice," he said.

–Leena Kamat

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