No More Expiry Dates on Gift Cards

Morning Brew: September 25, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Monday, September 25, 2006:

No longer will expiry dates prevent you from getting free stuff, as the new amendments to the Consumer Protection Act hope to do away with expiry dates on retail gift cards.

A romantic walk along the train tracks turned out to be horrifying as a 16-year-old was hit by a freight train; his injuries are not life threatening.

Apparently, the pipes from some toilets in our city are leaking into our local waterways instead of going directly to the sewage plant, making the thought of swimming in Lake Ontario even more disgusting than before.

Students may have gone back to school a few weeks ago, but MPPs are just finishing up their summer break and heading back to Queens Park.

A man was shot in the chest early this morning near York University and remains in critical condition.

Kenyan runners shined in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, but tragically, a Toronto man collapsed and died during this year's race.

A new poll suggests that Bob Rae has a "non-trivial advantage" over other contenders in the Liberal leadership race, though I highly doubt Ignatieff is shaking in his boots at that announcement.

The city is looking into whether a sinkhole near Yonge and Eglinton was caused by a construction company. I'm still shocked that a sinkhole could be large enough to swallow a garbage truck.

(Image: April Spreeman)


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