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Morning Brew: December 13, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday December 13th, 2006:

In road news, the MTO is hinting at new HOV lanes on the 400, perhaps all the way to Barrie. Now if only they could tackle the 401 problems with any degree of success...

The NCAA has created a new bowl, and hopes to attract Canadian fans to American college football. On January 6th, the Rogers Center will host a game between the Western Michigan Broncos against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. Broncos? Bearcats? Never heard of them.

A new law raising the minimum age for leaving high school from 16 to 18 aims to curb dropout levels. Teens that drop out may also risk suspensions of their driver's licences.

Toronto police found a 10 month old baby girl left alone in a car yesterday. When the parents came back 30 minutes later, they let them off with a warning because they family is returning to Estonia soon. I'm not sure what's more stunning - the action of the parents or the response by police.

Ontario MPPs are giving themselves a significant raise in salary, just in time for the holidays. Would your holiday shopping guilt and debt disappear if you knew you'd have an extra $24,000 coming your way next year?

Filed under strange: Alberta RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public in tracking down a zebra that is on the loose. This induced flashbacks of Toronto's missing cobra story (what ever happened to that snake?). Apparently dangerous reptiles like to freely roam...err... slither in Canada.

(photo: Salsavaders)


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