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Morning Brew: January 3rd, 2008


Photo: "New Years day walk in High Park" by blogTO Flickr pooler backintheworld.

Your morning news roundup for Thursday January 3rd, 2008:

Because people don't reserve their dangerous drinking and driving habits for weekends and holidays, the OPP are vowing to have random, 24/7 RIDE program spot checks in and around Toronto all year. Over 1000 drivers were taken off the roads over the holidays.

The first ever Family Day holiday in Ontario brings a welcome perking up to most Torontonians but for some unionized employees with collective agreements, such as our boys and girls in blue, it'll be work as usual instead of a day at home with their families.

An elderly man with a need for speed was pulled over on the 407 after being clocked at 161km/hr. Surprisingly "street racing" isn't just a crime that the kiddies commit, and even more surprisingly, 85-year olds in Oldsmobiles can go that fast.

GO Transit may come to a halt come Monday morning, if an agreement isn't reached very soon. Buses will stop running and train service will be disrupted somewhat. Commuters that like their jobs and commuters that hate their jobs are all watching the news closely, and employers may have to be tolerant and patient if the strike starts next week.

Stories about searches for missing snowmobilers rarely end well. Partially frozen lakes are a dangerous place to play.


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