Bike Friday Kicks Off This Morning

Morning Brew: August 25, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Friday, August 25, 2006:

Bike Friday kicks off this morning, so here's to hoping there's less traffic on the roads today.

The Ontario government just launched a new website where parents can compare and contrast the test results of various provincial boards of education.

Next time you're in court fighting of a ticket, make sure you smile: cameras may be coming to our provincial courtrooms.

According to astronomers, Pluto is no longer a planet, meaning students will have to learn a new mnemonic device in order to remember members of the solar system.

A Catholic bishop is urging Catholics to boycott a fundraiser featuring a speech by Bill Clinton because his views on AIDS prevention and contraception go against Catholic Church doctrine. That, and he cheated on his wife.

After years of avoiding the city, Oscar-and-Grammy-and-Tony Award winner Barbara Streisand has decided to announce a concert in Toronto in October.

A new study is claiming that black civilians are more likely to be shot by police than white people, bringing up questions of systematic racism within the Toronto Police force.

There are three different kinds of cockroaches that are common in Ontario, but Charlie Green just wants them out of his city-run seniors residence.

Another shooting victim walked into a hospital this morning, and police are still investigating where the shooting may have taken place.

Street racing has sent another Torontonian to the hospital, as an innocent 58-year-old woman was forced off the road late last night.

All three men on a Cessna that crashed into Lake Ontario yesterday are still alive with only minor injuries — despite the freezing water yesterday — thanks to a quick response by the pilot and the Marine Police Unit.

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