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Morning Brew: May 6th, 2008

Photo: "Stay on Track" by VladGlebov, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Tuesday May 06, 2008:

Robert Smith, better known as "that Scottish dude who loudly extols the virtues of a pint of Keiths", admitted to possessing and distributing child pornography which will likely net him some jail time. No word yet on whether beer ads will get any better.

In a significant about-face from the usual talk of increased police enforcement, Toronto's executive committee earmarked nearly $5 million dollars towards the hiring of new social workers to help our city's panhandlers. People with no fixed income don't really respond to well to tickets anyways...

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A strip club opening up in Lakeshore has residents up in arms over concerns of public drunkenness and other potential nuisances while the owner just wants a chance to "capitalize on a niche nobody has". Apparently, he's never been to the club district.

Apparently, Ontario has the safest roads in North America besides the Northwest Territories but Dalton's not resting on his laurels; he just bought a new plane for the OPP to help catch more dangerous drivers. Too bad the roads don't pay for themselves.

The Toronto Zoo is reviewing its cull policies after a public outcry following its decision to euthanize two (cute and lovable) male reindeer.


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