Panic Attack Causes Ferry to Crash

Morning Brew: October 12, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, October 12, 2006:

Talk about succumbing to the pressures of your job: the captain's panic attack caused the inaugural voyage of a new Toronto ferry to end in a crash at the dock.

After her husband died of a heart attack in front of Toronto Police Headquarters, a local woman is suing the police for failing to help him because he looked like he was homeless.

Michael Ignatieff must like close races, because he's doing all he can to reduce his lead in the leadership race: his Toronto campaign co-chair withdrew her support yesterday after comments Ignatieff made about Israel.

A suspected grow-op ended up being a bit more than police expected, as a Markham neighbourhood was evacuated when cops found chemicals for making ecstasy.

Signs are showing that Toronto's condo boom may be over, meaning it might be time to start shopping for that real estate you were looking for now that prices are dropping.

Toronto police need your help to find a 17-year-old who went missing in the Dundas and Keele area on Tuesday.

Former Blue Jay and current Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle has been confirmed as one of the casualties in the accident that saw a plane crash into a New York City highrise yesterday.

If you can run Toronto's police force, apparently it's not much of a stretch to run the province's either, as Julian Fantino is poised to become the next OPP commissioner.

David Miller has vowed to complete all the waterfront public spaces planned by 2010. Of course, that means he needs to win this election first.

Sure, hydro prices may be going down a tiny bit this winter, but that doesn't mean we should use more electricity. I hope the rest of Ontario realizes that when they get their reduced-rate bill.

CityNews compares the new Tim Hortons breakfast sandwiches to similar offerings at McDonald's. Wait, didn't Torontoist already do that a while ago?

(Image: Ned Lyttelton)


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