Some Toronto Residents Without Power This Morning

Morning Brew: November 7, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday, November 7, 2006:

Residents in Scarborough and North York lost power this morning, but Toronto Hydro is claiming that everything should be back up to normal by the afternoon. Of course, if they're anything like the cable companies, that should mean everything will be running by next week at the earliest.

Quote of the day: "All of a sudden this cow walks through the door." A bull escapes the Royal Winter Fair and decides to go furniture shopping. You can't make this stuff up.

Just before you take a bite of that ham sandwich for lunch, do be aware that police were called in to investigate a possible case of food tampering at Maple Leaf Foods on Sunday. Just sayin'.

A new poll is showing that Mayor Miller has a large and comfortable cushion leading up to next week's election, but that could change if Pitfield ends up being the better boxer. A local gym hopes to bring together all the candidates for a few rounds of boxing in order to spice up the election debates. Sadly none of the candidates have accepted the ring-fight offer just yet.

The province's hospitals are getting some much needed emergency care themselves, as Health Minister George Smitherman announced 41-million dollars in funding for upgrades and repairs. Toronto landmark St. Michael's Hospital is going to be getting 2 million for a new critical care wing.

In what seems to be a recurring story, the GO train schedule went wonky yesterday after switching problems with signals once again stalled service during rush hour.

The Toronto Environmental Alliance is claiming that this year's election features some of the greenest candidates ever. Of course, all the potential councillors are going to say that the environment and transit are top priorities for them, but let's see if they actually do anything about it when they get elected.

It's that time of year again: the city has announced its flu shot clinic dates.

The Walrus may have a dedicated set of readers, but it still can't seem to find a dedicated set of staff, as the magazine's new publisher has been named after yet another round of staff upheaval.

The key to depression has been found in Toronto. And though I know some of you may claim that this proves that the rental costs in the city is making you all sad and morose, I actually mean that Toronto researchers at CAMH have cracked the neurological key to depression.

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