Morning Brew: August 29th, 2008
Your Toronto morning news roundup for Friday August 29th, 2008:
Another long weekend is here. Whether you're staying far away from deli meats up at the cottage, avoiding deli meats while watching the CNE Air Show, or eating anything but deli meats at home, enjoy! The Star has a decent what's-open-and-what's-not guide.
Residents who were displaced from their homes following the
massive propane blast hydro vault explosion are finally being told that they'll (maybe?) be able to return to their dwellings this weekend. It's been more than 5 weeks since the explosion, and a lot of the victims are really unhappy about how this has all been handled.
A new bridge in Mississauga lends further evidence to the notion that the center of the universe (Toronto) could learn a thing or two from the dreadfully uncool expanse that surrounds it (the 905). LED lighting, super wide pedestrian walkways, and bike lanes - all on one bridge!
CTV has learned that armed police officers will be stationed at over two dozen Toronto schools this fall, in response to needs pointed out in the report stemming from the killing of Jordan Manners at C.W. Jefferys last year. Let's look at the bright side... this way our youngsters won't be shocked when they visit a bank in Manila or Bogota.
A new GO train station called Lincolnville, which is set to open next week, will serve residents of Stouffville and Uxbridge. The new station touts a mere 150 commuter parking spots, but I guess GO did their research and confirmed that the need was small... which makes you wonder if a station was needed at all.
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