It was normal and expected that the local media report local activities of the Fire and Police Departments.  Here is an example of the fire calls during a weekend.

Sunday, May 21, 1975
1:58 a.m., 51 Paddington Ave., garbage fire.
2:22 p.m., Trowbridge Avenue and Springbank Drive, leaves burning.
3:19 p.m., Egerton and Brydges streets, false alarm.
4:13 p.m., 816 Manchester Rd., car fire.
5:05 p.m., Oxford Street and Capulet Lane, grass fire.
5:57 p.m., Ryerson Public School, 950 Waterloo St., fire in bulk-lift container.
6:05 p.m., 1580 Adelaide St. N., false alarm.
10:17 p.m., Springbank Park, garbage fire.
10:20 p.m., 845 Princess Ave., mattress fire.

Saturday, May 20, 1975
10:56 a.m., CNR tracks and Green Valley Road, grass fire.
12:54 p.m., 396 Queens Ave., apartment fire.
1:11 p.m., CNR tracks and Wortley Road, false alarm.
1:53 p.m., CNR tracks at Clarke Road, false alarm.
1:58 p.m., CNR tracks and Gore Road, grass fire.
4:06 p.m., Southdale and Wharncliffe roads, house fire.
4:08 p.m., Viscount Road, east of Steeplechase Drive, false alarm.
8:07 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hospital, curtains burning.
8:20 p.m., G.A. Wheable Secondary School, 70 Jacqueline St., fire out on arrival.
8:37 p.m., 56 Palmer Ave., stove fire.
9:33 p.m., Trafalgar Public School, 919 Trafalgar St., assist child stuck on roof.
9:47 p.m., Dundas at Ridout streets, wash away gasoline.