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Morning Brew: February 5th, 2007

Your morning news roundup for Monday February 5th, 2007:

While some keen and enthusiastic Torontonians strive to help make the TTC the better way, another took a far less productive and far more violent approach and chose to throw a brick through the windshield of a passing bus. I feel equal parts proud and ashamed for my city on this Monday morning.

The GTA has a chronic shortage of justices of the peace which is resulting in thousands of traffic charges being dropped and Toronto alone losing near $1 million in revenue from fines. I'm sure some people are happy to see their charges tossed, but if repeat offenders are getting off we have an even more serious problem.

It's COLD outside and it will remain cold for some time. An extreme cold alert is in effect in the city as temperatures of -10oC and windchills as low as -40oC are expected throughout the week. Bundle up.

Today marks the beginning of the wine/liquor bottle deposit program in Ontario. Be prepared to pay the deposit and bag it back. I picked up twelve different selections from the exciting Argentina vintages release this weekend. Mmmmalbec!

This weekend we saw yet another black mark against tourism in Mexico, as two Canadians were shot in a hotel lobby. Wrong place at the wrong time.

(photo: blogTO Flickr pooler Derek Flack)


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