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Morning Brew: August 8th, 2007


Photo: "Binary and babble..." by blogTO Flickr pooler viaveg.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday August 8th, 2007:

The Toronto Islands are slowly sinking. Construction waste added to the Leslie Spit stops lake currents that used to carry sediments from the Scarborough Bluffs to the islands, and the end result is significant erosion.

Charges are numerous in the Lansdowne & Bloor area after a significant police crackdown on crime. Most surprising is the number of arrests related to prostitution that occurs during the morning and evening rush hours. Apparently many people need more than a bagel and a coffee to start their day.

OCAD and UOIT are both looking for new names to reflect their university statuses and avoid confusion.

Yorkville celebrity "hotspot" (pun intended) Sassafraz, which had a major fire in the winter, aims to be back in business in time to welcome Toronto Film Festival goers. If the scaffolding is still up, have a look at it - several quirky quotes from Toronto blogs including blogTO and Torontoist have been on display.

40 kg of ecstasy along with pill pressing equipment were discovered by Scarborough police while responding to a break and enter call.

An OPP officer making a traffic stop in Walkerton requested a breathalyzer test of a driver and couldn't believe what happened next. The driver began to frantically consume anything he could find within reach, starting with contact lens fluid and one of his contact lenses, before moving on to eating his socks.

The Crossroad Puzzle is swimming up at the North Pole and will return next week.


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