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Morning Brew: January 22nd, 2008

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Your morning news roundup for Tuesday January 22nd, 2008:

Matthew Blackett at Spacing has made his new and improved TTC map concepts public, and is seeking your feedback. I think the streetcar/subway overlay map should be implemented by the TTC right away. It's incredibly simple, and useful.

When a Parkdale rental unit turns into a cesspool of decay and filth (dead and live mice, garbage, and human waste overflow), who is at fault - the tenants, the landlord, or the property owner?

Speaking of rats... now students at our schools can easily be one. The Toronto District School Board has created a hotline (i.e. a voicemail box) for students to report inappropriate and/or suspicious behaviour. The students wanted more.

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By summer, Ontario is looking to remove one of the stupidest laws we have in place - the (mostly municipal bylaw) bans on clotheslines. Welcome to 2008, where our government is only now realizing that our health and environment are more important than how unsightly our underwear on our clotheslines make our neighbourhoods look.

Those in need of their daily Toronto Hell's Angels news are scratching their heads because the web site, which was updated often, has gone offline (site link).

Convicted murderer Karla Homolka won't be seeing her convicted murderer prison flame anytime soon, because he's been denied parole. Rumour has it his parole was denied when he responded incorrectly to the question "What is your favourite film?"


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