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Morning Brew: April 29th, 2008


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Your Toronto morning news roundup for Tuesday April 29th, 2008:

Details are slowly coming out and the root causes of the snap TTC strike on Friday are becoming clearer. It turns out that there are a few members of the union executive that want Bob Kinnear gone. Furthermore, Kinnear has said that he won't be issuing an apology to riders, and that the TTC Chair Adam Giambrone should have kept the ridership better informed of the threat of a strike. Kineear has shown that he's keen on collecting the bucks for union members, but when the heat's on he's quick to pass the buck.

Keep a keen eye on your money. Toronto police have issued a public warning that there are a significant number of counterfeit $100 bills making their way into the mix. If you end up with one, do the right thing and turn it in rather than pass it on to an unsuspecting and undeserving recipient (Kinnear style).

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Someone in the Toronto area has been getting a little too entrepreneurial and skipped a few of the important, required steps (such as getting licensed). It's illegal to make and sell homemade wine in local stores, yet more than 46,000L (the equivalent of over 60,000 standard bottles) were seized by police.

The iPhone is finally coming to Canada, and it'll be everyone's favourite, Rogers, collecting your money. Announced just today, the carrier plans to have service "later this year" which is great news for the crooked-neck, gadget-loving massive.

The Raptors made a quick exit from the NBA playoffs, losing their best-of-seven series 4-1. Chin up, though, sports fans. There's always baseball, soccer, and tightslackrope-walking in Trinity Bellwoods Park to look forward to.


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