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Morning Brew: March 20th, 2008

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Your morning news roundup for Thursday March 20th, 2008:

Ontario is reviving a plan to put speed-limiters on trucks, capping their speed at 105 km/hr. The cap would reduce emissions, and presumably somewhat reduce the risk of severe crashes. But it won't likely prevent cows roaming on the QEW.

Following recent recommendations and after being backed by the Premier, the mayor is looking to up his executive powers to gain better control of budget decisions, reduce debate, and make goal-setting clearer. Is this wise? Will city council accept these rather drastic changes?

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When the lights go out for an hour during Earth Hour on March 29th, what will you be doing? A lot of people plan to take advantage of reduced urban light pollution to star gaze. Here's more on this from an astronomer with the Ontario Science Centre.

Easter weekend is approaching. CityNews has a summary of what's open and what's closed.

The Canadian dollar took the biggest single-day dive since 1962, dropping more than 2 cents against the American dollar yesterday. It's a volatile time for the environment and the economy, folks.


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