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Morning Brew: November 30th, 2007


Photo: "looking back" by blogTO Flickr pooler ChrisJackson.

Your morning news roundup AND POLL for Friday November 30th, 2007:

The bomb scare at the ROM on Wednesday night was an OCAD student's idea of contemporary art. Apparently he sought the advice of a student union lawyer before planting a "sculpture" (i.e. a fake bomb with an affixed note that stated it wasn't a real bomb) and posting videos online that depict a bombing (labeled "fake video" of the "fake bombing"). Take our "is this art?" poll.

Scarborough General Hospital has the highest death rate in the GTA (and the third highest in Canada). But this doesn't mean that if you're bleeding to death, you'd be better off driving yourself to Brampton. Or does it?

"The Strip" at Wasaga beach is on fire. Early reports suggest that much of the downtown has burned down. Will this result in fewer lowered yellow Honda Civics cruising through, or be an opportunity for redevelopment and renewed blingage?

This winter Toronto snow will be plowed less, but the city ensures us that our safety won't be compromised. If you end up in a ditch on a side street this winter, rather than fret, think about the $3 million we're saving, and then call CAA.

Here's a heart-warmer of a story: a Christmas card that has been mailed back and forth between two families every year for 66-years has been passed on to another generation and is once again being put in an envelope and affixed with a stamp.


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