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Morning Brew: August 25th, 2008

Photo: "Spadina Towers, Evening Light" by guajava, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Your Toronto morning news roundup for Monday August 25th, 2008:

Hurt your ankle running up the stairs for the subway? A new pilot program by the TTC will have constant EMS paramedics at Yonge-Bloor station to deal with minor injuries and ailments. Wrap up that ankle and run back off to work.

I hate to sound preachy, but please wear your seat belts when driving. This seems to happen too often: five Toronto-area men were seriously injured in a traffic accident on the 400 this weekend as they were thrown from their SUV. None of them were wearing seat belts.

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The Genée International Ballet Competition took place in Toronto on Saturday night — the first time it has ever been held in North America — and two Canadian ladies made the host nation proud by picking up second- and third-place finishes.

Maple Leaf has extended its deli meat recall after the listeriosis outbreak is now affecting more people and has been claimed as responsible for at least four deaths across the country.

Remember back in the day when life was good and a bottle of soda only cost a nickel? Yeah, neither do I. A quick investigation by the Toronto Star shows that a dollar doesn't go much of a long way in our city anymore, so your chances of getting anything for a nickel are slim to none.


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