Toronto Pools Safe for Swimming

Morning Brew: August 24, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, August 24, 2006:

CityNews decides to test Toronto's pools, and finds that only one pool in Toronto has bad water. What the study forgot to say is that this whole pool water drama has been mainly a result of the scare-mongering media.

Michigan may not want it, but Halton would welcome Toronto's trash in order to feed their new planned waste-to-energy plant.

Despite new cuts to the TDSB, a new government report shows that Ontario's education system is getting better, not worse, with smaller class sizes and better literacy scores.

The TTC realizes that the LRT is the way of the future in Scarborough, instead of building expensive subway lines.

Is it really breaking the law if a government sign tells you to do it? A recently ticketed driver is taking City Hall to task for poorly placed parking signs.

A day after a Liberal MP resigned as foreign affairs critic for his remarks about talking to Hezbollah, a Conservative MP has been accused of supporting another banned terrorist organization.

The Streets to Screens film series kicks off tonight at 8pm at Bellevue Square Park, giving broke students a cheap way to impress their dates.

GTA can stand for Greater Toronto Area, but for many — like a man who attempted a string of carjackings yesterday — it means Grand Theft Auto.

Just as Toronto appeared to have avoided another 'summer of the gun', two people were injured in a shooting in the city's west end.

A blitz earlier this month resulted in tickets issued to several hot dog cart owners, making those people who rely on the carts for their daily protein fix a little nervous.

An east-end family got a new lawn ornament as a car came crashing into their house on Wednesday.

(Image: Roland Tanglao)


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