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Morning Brew: October 18th, 2007


Photo: "Cycling on the Boardwalk - Toronto, Ontario" by blogTO Flickr pooler William Self.

Your "marine layer" foggy morning news roundup for Thursday October 18th, 2007:

Although national homicide rates are down, the number of gun-related homicides in Toronto is on pace to be really high. But the rate won't be nearly as high as it is in Regina, which is the shootiest city in the country on a per capita basis.

Don't leave your pet cat alone when you go on vacation because you may run the risk of returning to find it euthanized and be billed for it to boot.

Welcome to CSI: Oshawa. They don't drive Hummers, digitally enhance the fuzzy security camera image of killer's face in the reflection of the victim's sunglasses, or solve crimes in just a few hours.

Designer Christian Dior and Marc Jacobs sunglasses may soon be on black-market sale in Toronto after $88,000 worth of the shades were stolen from a salesperson's car.

Elderly people in our nursing homes have been watching too much hockey, wrestling, and re-runs of Jerry Springer. According to statistics, violence among nursing home residents is way up.


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