Currently in Toronto — June 9th, 2022

Another round of rain to start your Thursday!

The weather, currently.

You will need the umbrella for tomorrow morning. Yet another system will spin up bands of rain showers starting late this evening, continuing into Thursday morning. There will be light rain and temperatures around 14°C for your wake-up. Drier conditions are expected as we push into the lunch hour tomorrow, with even some sunny breaks. There will be a nagging risk of a few scattered showers for the drive home, with the possibility of even a thunderstorm.  The high 22 and the UV index will be 6 or high. By late evening we will see some clearing.

Thursday Night: Scattered cloud and a low of 13°C

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on the Bishnoi community:

“September 11th is significant for a different reason to the Bishnoi community of North-Western India. It is said that on this day in 1730 AD, Amrita Devi Bishnoi from the village of Khejarli, Rajasthan, led a protest against the cutting of Khejri trees in her village. The Maharaj of the time, Abhai Singh of Marwar, sent his minister, Giridhar Bhandari, on a mission to cut trees for construction on a new palace. When Amrita Devi heard the news of soldiers with axes coming to cut the tree, she — along with her three daughters and a few villagers — demonstrated, to no end.

Devi then went and hugged a Khejri tree, hoping the king’s men would give an inch. But the unrelenting royal party chopped right through her. Horrified by the sight, Devi’s three daughters also went and hugged trees and were killed in a similar manner. The villagers around them followed suit. This is now known as the Khejarli Massacre.”

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