Morning Brew: October 10th, 2008
What's happening in the GTA:
Unknown vandals have been trying to mess with the upcoming federal election by harassing Liberal supporters with phone calls, property destruction, and by cutting their car brake lines. Now it's being reported that Liberal candidates homes have been targeted. Somebody please catch the culprit so we can take turns tar and feathering him/her/them on our way to voting stations next Tuesday.
Last night the Leafs managed to kick off the season by beating the reigning Stanley Cup champs in Detroit. But the bigger story was the announcement of the finalists in the CBC's new Hockey Night in Canada theme. A 13-year old from Toronto has made the cut. Go Robert Go!
The only thing worse than seeing your baby's stroller hit by a car is being accused of being at fault for a car hitting your baby's stroller. This will end up being one serious lesson learned regardless of the outcome in her trial. The child suffered very minor injuries.
Run for the hills! The world stock market slide is seemingly unstoppable despite emergency measures being implemented. There can only be so many triple digit losses before the TSX enters total value in the triple digits. Our dollar and oil are both at their lowest in a very long time. Watch for Jim Flaherty to announce today a big move by the federal government to stimulate the economy by investing in hair dye.
While it's certainly not blogTO's mission to become known as "the Chinatown rat whistleblowers" we do like it when we're given credit for breaking a story. While the National Post, the Toronto Sun, the Toronto Star, Metro News, CBC, Maclean's, Torontoist, and the Globe and Mail all acknowledged our coverage, CityNews didn't. In fact, they sent out a camera crew and claimed the story as their own "exclusive" and ran it as their lead story on the evening TV news. Way to so blatantly scoop the scoop, Andrea Piunno.
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