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Morning Brew: March 25th, 2008

Photo: "a watched pot never boils" by blogTO Flickr pooler Lee-Ann Licini.

Your morning news roundup for Tuesday March 25th, 2008:

Repairs needed to ensure the safety of tunnels on the northern portion of the Yonge subway line are so desperately needed that the TTC is considering closing parts of the line at 12:30am nightly to speed up the process. Also, contract talks between the union and management are not going well, further spurring fears of a transit strike as early as next week.

Gangs based in Toronto are both stepping up recruiting and the battling with rival gangs - online. Police claim that "net-banging" via YouTube actually aids them in following gang activity. I'm unsure if this is a reverse psychology tactic or the simple truth.

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This weekend, more than 100 drivers had their cars taken away for driving at more than 50km/hr over the speed limit. How long will it take before people realize that they can't treat our roads like the Autobahn? Is 149km/hr the new 119km/hr?

Flurries in Toronto today should put us on the record snowfall podium, and if we get much more we'll be challenging the gold medal holdering winter of 1939 for top spot. Breaking a record seems like little consolation because we've already been broken by this harsh, never-ending winter.

Dear Mr. Flaherty,
Thanks for the input, but you're not the Ontario Finance Minister anymore.


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