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Morning Brew: August 31st, 2007


Photo: "underflower" by blogTO Flickr pooler .brum.

Your morning news roundup and POLL for Friday August 31st, 2007:

The USA is in the midst of a deep housing market dive, and as a result they need less pickup trucks y'all. GM has axed an entire shift at the plant in Oshawa, where them pickup trucks was made y'all.

There's been an arrest in the recent Toronto letter bombings. We won't declare our mail safe just yet and assume guilt just yet.

The Gardiner continues to crumble, once again prompting the closure of part of Lakeshore Boulevard below it. That road has serious issues.

While it's not prohibition, it is a controversial proposition. The police want to know who you are and where you live when you pick up a keg of beer. They claim that a beer keg registry system would allow them to crack down on unruly parties and underage drinking.

A new, major power line through Scarborough and Riverdale is still an option, according to the province's future plans for powering Toronto. Before you buy property, know that this may be coming soon to your backyard view.

A POLL you can vote in after the jump...

Inspired by the poll over at Spacing wire, let's see if our readership is as left-leaning as has been suggested previously...


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