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Morning Brew: March 10th, 2008

Photo: "And now I'm flying like an angel to the sun" by blogTO Flickr pooler alexindigo.

Your morning news roundup for Monday March 10th, 2008:

What a weekend. We were mostly holed up all day during the storm on Saturday, and woke up to a nice (long) day of sunshine and shoveling. We haven't quite broken the 1939 record for snowfall in a season (we're at 195cm, and the record stands at 207cm) and at this point, most of us would rather not.

Paper newspapers are on their way to extinction, mostly because we're clicking instead of flipping. The beloved Rosie DiManno calls blogs "all view, all comment, all personal whinge, graceless, and devoid of source reporting." I'm looking forward to Torontoist's response to her ridiculous notions with a revival of their "DiManno Watch" column.

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The SIU is investigating a police shooting of a suspect (who later died) at a Roncesvalles drugstore this weekend. The Star's Joe Fiorito reports on the incident in "all personal whinge", blood orange style.

On Friday afternoon, a high school problem migrated to a nearby elementary school yard where 30 teenagers mass attacked and beat three fellow teens. This all went down just as the young ones were being let out of their school, and probably wasn't something that a high school hall monitor could have prevented.

Former Liberal Finance Minister Greg Sorbara will take lead on a study to better understand and remedy the decline in US visitors to Ontario. International tourist visits are up overall, but fewer Americans are visiting our province (a trend which some people might argue is positive).


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