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Morning Brew: April 17th, 2008

Photo: "92/365 - Green Sprout" by blogTO Flickr pooler ericrobinson.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Thursday April 17th, 2008:

TTC strike watch:
Unconfirmed reports have it that there's a good chance that Monday morning will mark the start of a TTC strike (and will be a complete clusterfu*k on our roads and on GO transit). An announcement to come at a news conference later this morning should confirm/dismiss our fears. Watch for an announcement on blogTO.

Here's a grrrreat idea: arm TTC special constables with tasers, bro!

Here's (actually) a great idea: free clotheslines for 75,000 Toronto residents! But be sure your municipal laws permit you to hang your undies before you race off to take advantage of this freebie.

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Even if you don't use a car, the effect of rising fuel costs is going to bite you - at the grocery store. Proponents for the local food movement are looking smarter and smarter by the day. Eating seasonal/local is good for both the environment and the wallet.

Toronto schools are about to take a major hacking. Being eyed: smaller city schools with low enrollment will potentially be on the chopping block, along with school pools and ESL classes (which could affect as many as 30,000 students).


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