LCBO Considers Returnable Bottles

Morning Brew: September 7, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, September 7, 2006:

Go to the liquor store and get some money back (to buy more liquor). Sounds good to most people, and the idea could become reality as the LCBO is considering moving towards returnable bottles.

Piece of advice: if you're a wanted criminal in another country, don't come to Toronto. Our police are surprisingly good, as one Polish murder suspect found out yesterday.

One of Ontario's top lawyers was sentenced to 15 months in prison after a investigation on corruption in the province's courts that has also implicated some Toronto police officers.

Toronto police have issued an alert after three robberies plagued Scarborough on Tuesday night.

Mayor Miller proudly announced that Dionne Brand's What We All Long For has won the Toronto Book Award.

Toronto's crosswalks may get a much-needed makeover, so now we just have to convince people to use them instead of jay-walking a few feet away.

The TTC is looking at ways to decrease congestion in the Don Valley corridor, and while most people are suggesting rapid bus routes, Case Ootes is still talking about extending the Sheppard subway.

Sure, we're no Singapore, but it looks like Miller's city cleanup days are actually working: a study shows that there is less litter on Toronto streets than there was four years ago.

Fining lobbyists for having ulterior intentions? I haven't met a lobbyist that hasn't had some kind of hidden agenda.

It's not just in the video games or in L.A.: a drive by-shooting sent a North York man to the hospital yesterday evening.

If you haven't heard already, there's a little film festival going on in the city that kicks off today.

(Image: S Fujiwara)


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