Currently in Toronto — December 12th, 2022

A cloudy start, but a sunny finish

The weather, currently.

The fresh snow that fell on Sunday has created some tricky driving conditions in some areas across the GTA. However, the commute for Monday morning should be problem free. There will be some cloudiness tomorrow morning with a wake-up temperature near -3°C, feeling like -7°C with the wind chill.  The kids will need toques and boots as they head for school - snow pants are also a great idea if they plan on playing in the snow during recess. The clouds will break up by late morning, leaving a fairly bright day ahead. With a sunset time of 4:40pm, we will get 8 hours and 58 minutes of daylight.  The forecast high is 0°C, but feeling like -4°C with the wind chill. The wind will be light from the NE @ 10-20km/h.

Monday night: Mainly clear with a low of -6°C.

Anwar Knight

What you need to know, currently.

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San Diego and Los Angeles, California’s two largest cities, banned plastic foam last week.

Expanded polystyrene is the plastic that’s often used in disposable coffee cups and takeout containers. Although it’s lightweight and cheap, it can crumble into microplastic pieces, tiny plastic shards that can creep into almost anything on Earth—including in people’s bloodstream. The material is also made of styrene, which the World Health Organization classified as “possibly carcinogenic.”

Next April, companies in both cities are not allowed to sell any products made from this plastic foam, though there are some exceptions for products like surfboards and coolers. Los Angeles businesses with fewer than 27 employees have an extra year to comply, while San Diego gave businesses who make less than $500,000 annual, have a one-year extension as well.

Los Angeles and San Diego are among the hundreds of municipalities nationwide that are working to get rid of plastic foam, including eight U.S. states.

—Aarohi Sheth

What you can do, currently.