Tainted Carrot Juice Still on Store Shelves

Morning Brew: October 10, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Tuedsay, October 10, 2006:

Two Toronto residents have been paralyzed after drinking carrot juice that tested positive for a botulism toxin, so why is that same carrot juice still on store shelves across the city?

The OPP's holiday weekend traffic blitz results in more tickets and more arrests, but didn't manage to catch two pedestrians before they were killed as they tried to cross busy Toronto-area highways.

The Thanksgiving calm was shattered in North York as an 11-year-old was arrested for stabbing a 13-year-old with a pocket knife in the Jane-Finch area. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, two people were shot — one fatally — near an East Toronto community centre.

Tired of being ignored as a tourist destination, four downtown areas have formed the Downtown Toronto Promotional Alliance. Tourism Toronto and their lacklustre "Toronto Unlimited" campaign just wasn't doing a good job, I guess.

Axe may be getting the axe in Toronto area schools, as a school trustee is working hard to ban the popular body spray.

The election results for Canada's most powerful police union should be released today, while most people in Toronto have no clue that Toronto cops are voting on a new president at all.

No need to panic, says North York General Hospital, after a 4-year-old girl is rumored to have died from meningitis at the hospital, causing fear that the ailment may spread.

Hundreds of homeless people in Toronto had a Thanksgiving meal yesterday thanks to the Scott Mission, who realize that the best way to show your thanks is to help someone else out.

The Toronto Star did a study of the one thing that we all need some time but still want to avoid at all costs: the public bathroom. The results in general were not so spotless.

(Image: Robert Terrell)


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