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Morning Brew: August 9th, 2007


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Your morning news roundup for Thursday August 9th, 2007:

We all know that the fit has hit the shan for Toronto and its budget woes. The city is taking the opportunity to warn residents that the sweeping service cuts are coming and we'll soon learn what they might entail.

Temporary city workers (there are some 4600 currently under city employment) may be the first to feel the slash axe cuts. Polishing up that resume is not a bad idea.

Special green-hued Ontario license plates will be put on low-emission cars, and grant eco-conscious car owners perks like free parking and access to high-occupancy commuter lanes. This could be in place as early as spring of 2008.

Gas is cheap, so fill 'er up! For the first time in a long time gas in the Toronto area has been sitting at around $0.92/L. Check for prices at torontogasprices.com.

For shame! The Red Cross international charity organization is being sued by mega-corporation Johnson & Johnson over its use of the red cross symbol. Our world is so messed up.


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