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Morning Brew: June 7th, 2007


Photo: "sweet gap" by blogTO Flickr pooler h@rsh.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday June 7th, 2007:

Blue flags are flying high at 6 Toronto beaches to notify beach-goers that the waters are safe for swimming. Cherry, Woodbine, Hanlan's Point, Ward's Island, Centre Island, and Gibraltar Point Beaches are all open, and they claim that using these beaches will not result in swimmers growing tails.

In other water quality news, we should learn today the results of the water testing that was prompted by high levels of lead in London (and Queen's Park). Testing of your home water is free, but if you find out it's old pipes causing the problem, it could cost you thousands.

A major class-action lawsuit is under way. Students are taking Ontario community colleges to court for allegedly illegally increasing tuition fees via increasing and introducing back-door fees. It's certainly not cheap to get a degree anymore.

The various GTA transit systems should be better integrated so users can plan trips with more ease. Imagine an online trip planner were available that integrated schedules and routes for TTC, Go, Viva, Mississauga, Brampton, etc? Pinch me... I'm dreaming.

Here's one way to ensure you don't sleep through your alarm clock - have an oil tanker smash through your wall instead. A home at Bloor/Keele was hit by a truck yesterday morning, and the kicker is that it wasn't the first time this house has had a vehicle embedded in its walls.

Don't plan your illegal activities on Crackbook. The police are hooked on it too, and might accept your invite and end your bush party before it even gets started.

Today's Crossroad Puzzle after the jump...

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Recognize this part of the city? Post your answer in the comments, and check for the answer in tomorrow's blogTO Morning Brew.

Yesterday's answer: TTC subway yards at Greenwood, south of Danforth.

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