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Morning Brew: August 23rd, 2007


Photo: "Toronto Beaches Sunset" by blogTO Flickr pooler Metrix X.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, August 23rd, 2007:

City of Toronto staff today are learning that some perks of their jobs are, well, a bit illegal: the auditor general is investigating charges of ticket-fixing among city employees.

As if fixing parking tickets wasn't enough, a Toronto public housing official has been fired over allegations that staff accepted money from tenants for larger apartments.

The City of Toronto isn't the only employer with staff problems: another senior executive at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp has handed in their resignation letter.

A casual trip to the waterfront isn't always as safe as it may seem, as a 16-year-old drowned in Lake Ontario near the Scarborough Bluffs yesterday.

A jilted lover gone crazy might make a good story for a novel, but it's always tragic when it happens in real life. A 22-year-old Toronto woman is in critical condition after her common-law husband found her with another man and allegedly slashed them both.

Another knife attack took place in the city last night, this time causing the death of a young Etobicoke man.

And in some good news for the day, Councillor Adam Giambrone is hinting that the plans to move the Toronto bus terminal closer to Union Station — or at least renovate the existing terminal — are soon to be a reality.


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