Toronto Star looks at falling poppies

Morning Brew: November 9, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, November 9, 2006:

So far this year, I've dropped three poppies on the subway. The Toronto Star looks at the epidemic of fallen poppies.

Almost a year later, arrests are still being made in the shooting death of Jane Creba. At the same time, Toronto police are still fighting gun violence, with two seperate firearm-related incidents in the north of the city yesterday.

A teacher at a Toronto high school — who happens to be a popular guy on ratemyteachers.com — has been charged with sexually assaulting a student.

He might not have been considered a flight risk when granted bail, but a man charged in a Thanksgiving weekend shooting has gone missing in Toronto.

NOW celebrates 25 years of publishing in Toronto while taking jabs at Eye Weekly at the same time. Nothing wrong with some healthy competition.

Spacing makes public transit steamy and hot in their first installment of "Sexy Public Transit" which has me seeing red all across the city.

Just a reminder that you're also voting for your school trustee this Monday. Apparently, most people in the city didn't know that.

Accusations of intimidation and assault have arisen around the polls in York West — and that's just for the advanced polls. Councillor Li Preti in the ward has announced that he'll give up his seat if he wins by 15 votes or less, based on an accusation of improper voting by his family.

When you think of Canada, is "safe" the first word that comes to mind? Because that's definitely what tourists are thinking.

Because Toronto just can't get enough of world records, the CN Tower is housing the world's highest wine cellar. (More here.)

The Canadian Film Centre unveiled its new logo yesterday, so now you can buy "My best friend went to the CFC and all I got was this baseball cap" souvenirs for all your friends.

There's a new three-metre deep sinkhole in Leaside, so if your car is as small as my Civic, you might want to avoid Millwood Road for fear of being swallowed by the street.

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