Morning Brew: January 15th, 2008
Your morning news roundup for Tuesday January 15th, 2008:
Although just a tiny percentage (2-4%) of firearm homicides are committed using legally obtained handguns, Toronto politicians (Mayor Miller included) are calling for an outright national ban on the weapon. Unless you're a soldier, a police officer, or a redneck, I'm not sure why you'd want/need one anyhow.
Scarborough is feeling kind of neglected once again. This time being left out of the Winterlicious festival (which sucks anyways) has made them upset, and once again we're reminded of all the unfortunate nicknames the east Toronto district has picked up over the years.
Ontario alcohol drinkers are becoming more sophisticated in their taste, and are willing to spend more on finer, premium wines, spirits and beers. But fear not - the LCBO will still stock plenty of schlock.
One of the greatest proponents for the much debated taser will be speaking in Toronto on Thursday. If the guy has any kahunas, he should be willing to take a few hits with one for us, then field questions from the public and media (if he's still alive, that is). I hope they call him "bro."
Toronto is a little obsessed with breaking world records (stockings, zombies, Facebook groups, and more) putting us in the top 5 most trying cities on the Guinness roster.
Cyclist 1, driver 0. [nelson]Haaa ha![/nelson]
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