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Morning Brew: January 23rd, 2008

Photo: "settle" by blogTO Flickr pooler jasfitz.

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday January 23rd, 2008:

Finding a good daycare centre for your little brat/angel may have just gotten a little easier, and the bar for quality care may have been raised somewhat. Toronto became the first municipality in Canada to inspect, rate, and publicly post the results for subsidized daycare centres.

South Korea 109825, Ontario 100 (that's the number of Korean-built cars imported into Ontario, and the number of Ontario-built cars imported into Korea). Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty wants to fix this problem by imposing levies and/or barriers, unless the feds fix the imbalance in international trade agreements. Something tells me that the feds will have a hard time convincing Korea to buy our shoddy cars when they have the excellence of Hyundai and Kia already (my apologies and condolences to those of you that own one).

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The future is not looking good for the GTA. If warming trends continue, experts say we'll be severely affected by heat wave deaths, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and pollution. Would forcing drivers to pay a few bucks to use the highway prevent this problem? I have my doubts.

If someone calls you and claims that you're in high water for failing to respond to your call to jury duty, pretend you're the heir of a Nigerian prince and want to personally drop off a bag full of cash to make up for it. Don't give them your personal information. They may be scammers and you may be fooled into giving them access to your hard-earned money.

Dashboard camera systems in Toronto Police cruisers will soon become reality. Even with the new and exciting footage potential, the GTA's Most Wanted (Rogers' low budget version of C.O.P.S.) will still be painful to watch.

Help put Toronto in the map...err... the Monopoly board!


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