Morning Brew: May 9th, 2008
Your Toronto morning news roundup for Friday May 09th, 2008:
With oil prices up to $125 a barrel, the price at the pump will correspondingly be raised to a rather steep $1.25 per litre. I remember when it used to be only 79 cents... it was only a matter of time before we fell in line with the rest of the world.
Parents (and fiscally-responsible taxpayers everywhere) are shocked after a government report showed that Catholic School Board trustees were living high on the hog and claiming excessive personal expenses to the overall tune of $1 million. A $100,000 average per official suggests they're claiming more than just travel expenses and health benefits.
Some urban residents are upset over the size of the new recycling bins which are apparently difficult to store and look ugly. After that oversized public garbage bin debacle, we should get OCAD students to come up with a concept; they can't possibly do any worse.
A 16 year-old student is in the hospital after being stabbed at his locker while his girlfriend looked on. Apparently, his cellphone was too nice; we can add that to the list of stupid things to get hurt over which also includes iPods and Pumas.
Apparently, they don't have a buy-back policy at Tim Hortons. A woman at the donut chain found herself without a job after giving a Timbit to a young child who was upset. She got a job at another franchise but you gotta wonder at the manager who handled that incident.
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