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Morning Brew: January 19th, 2007

Your morning deer-saving news roundup for Friday January 19th, 2007:

Landlords aren't pulling up their socks. The city is trying to cope with a 5-year backlog on maintenance work orders, and Howard Moscoe wants to introduce a building ranking and fine system to battle the problem.

Tired of dealing with your landlord? Why not buy this house that was formerly used for dealing of another sort.

Sensitive CIBC customer data has been lost and not yet found. What can fraudsters do with this kind of information? They can make incredibly high-quality fake credit, debit, and ID cards and create quite a hassle for you (or sell you a highly discounted, fake TTC Metropass, apparently).

A Toronto man who was denied candidacy for a liver transplant in Ontario went instead to England for the operation. The courts have ruled that he must pay the $450,000 bill himself.

Here's a heart-warmer of a story to tell the kids, and it comes with video. Bambi was visiting Oklahoma and got stranded on some slippery ice. A TV news helicopter came to the rescue in a very creative way, and the footage is all over the internet.

(photo: 1011 Lansdowne Ave.)


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