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Morning Brew: September 19th, 2007


Photo: "bike" by blogTO Flickr pooler reasoning.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday September 19th, 2007:

Our loonie is at a its highest in over 30 years, finishing yesterday at 98.64 US. While there may be some good deals to be had on Ebay.com, the skyrocketing Canadian dollar has some rather grave consequences including job losses here in Toronto.

The debate over administering the HPV vaccine (which aims to prevent infection that causes 70% of all cervical cancer and 90% of genital warts) in Catholic schools in Halton is over. By a narrow margin, the motion to ban the treatment was defeated. If youngsters in Catholic schools in Halton (or in any schools for that matter) are anything like those where I grew up...

A Mississagua woman is red-faced and out 500 smackeroos. She admits to having been swindled in a scam that had her sending cash to Nigeria so that they could transport a "free puppy" to her.

Howard Moscoe is reviving an old idea of his - free TTC for one year for anyone who buys a condo along the subway lines. A even better idea might be to give out free one month TTC passes to commuters to encourage them to make the switch.


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