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Morning Brew: January 16th, 2008

Photo: "The Birdman of Union Station" by blogTO Flickr pooler Jon ..

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday January 16th, 2008:

The Toronto Stock Exchange is taking a dip, as investors sell off crude oil and bank stocks. Apparently gold is where it's at, folks. Mr.T says "I told you so!" (fool).

GO Transit unveiled to the media its new, faster train yesterday. In what can only be described as no surprise, it pulled up 18-minutes late. Maybe they had to stall their arrival because Dalton, who was playing conductor, was so excited to be fulfilling his childhood fantasy that he had to take a number two.

One day, if all goes well, Toronto may rely less on new coal plants by adding to our single (token) wind-generated energy turbine. A controversial ban on offshore wind-generated power is expected to be lifted.

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In the wake of a scathing report on school safety, a student was stabbed at a Brampton high school. A quick lockdown is thought to have worked in the authorities' favour, and a suspect was quickly in custody.

Police are appealing to the public, in response to concerns that there may be several more sex slaves being hidden in the GTA. This is one rather sickening story, and cops are feeling somewhat powerless in their ability to find these people given the circumstances.

York University's wounds haven't yet healed from the shocking sexual assault incidents that occurred in September, and they may be once again dealing with a sexual predator.


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