Morning Brew: January 31st, 2008
Your morning news roundup for Thursday January 31st, 2008:
According to the Toronto District School Board's director of education, not only should we consider opening a black-focused school (amid much controversy)... we should consider opening many. In my opinion, someone needs to slow this whole process down, and do a comprehensive study with the students to ensure that this is what they want.
Intentionally dropping your empty 8oz coffee cup in the stairwell of the mall is rather poor etiquette. Leaving your 8 month old baby in the stairwell of the mall is heinous and criminal.
Brace yourselves - were going to get a winter storm walloping tonight/tomorrow. It's not too late to get rid of those highly compromised "all-season" tires and make the switch to the far more effective winter/summer rubber swap method.
Cutting down oxygen-generating city trees for a convenience or esthetic reason is unacceptable and an act worthy of prosecution and high fines. But when the city rejects a request to approve removal of a tree that's essentially destroying someone's house, what is the homeowner to do?
A routine traffic stop in Scarborough may have uncovered an international debit card scam that was seeing funds from British bank accounts illegally transferred to the Tamil Tigers. Sometimes the authorities get lucky.
In sports news, the Buffalo Bills have inked a deal with Toronto, and will play a total of 8 NFL games here (3 preseason, and 5 real deal) over the next 5 years. We may not have any hope of ever getting our own team, but at least the diehard fans can spare themselves the drive and visit to beautiful Buffalo.
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