Lawren Harris Painting Sells for $1.1 million

Morning Brew: May 31, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, May 31, 2006:

Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris' painting Figure with Rays of Light sells at a Toronto auction for $1.1 million, though I still can't figure out what it means.

The TTC is refunding $4 to Metropass holders for lost service during the strike, though I would think using the money for service upgrades is a better idea.

Toronto's new smoking ban comes into effect today: now would be a good time to quit.

Toronto's scorching heat has the Liberal government reconsidering its plans to close coal power plants, fully forgetting that wind is still a viable energy source.

Hours after a wildcat strike over driver security ends, another TTC bus driver is assaulted.

Barrick Gold founder Peter Munk ups the bar for charitable donations after giving $37 million to the Toronto General Hospital to boost the existing cardiac centre.

The Toronto Parent Network has found that our city's schools are in shambles, which is no news to anyone who has stepped into a Toronto high school recently.

(Photo: CBC Toronto)


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