Morning Brew: October 30th, 2008

Photo: "Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers..." by chewie2008~, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

What's happening in the GTA:

22 rural groups opposing wind farms have gotten organized, unifying their message that producing energy from wind hurts communities and isn't actually a green energy. I think this is the same group that said burning fossil fuels is actually good for the environment.

Dude, where's my trash bin? Roughly 75,000 households haven't received their trash receptacle, but the city's going ahead with its new user pay garbage program, set to start Saturday. Confused homeowners are unsure of how to dispose of the non-green non-blue waste. I miss the days when trash was trash.

If I had a million dollars... I'd still be $49 million short of the asking price for an original Jackson Pollack. The woman selling the painting bought it for $5 (US) and was planning to throw darts at it with a friend. Bet she's glad her friend's boyfriend was an art teacher, cause now she might get the biggest return on a $5 investment ever.

Steeles Ave was voted the worst road in Ontario, an honour it has now received twice in the last four years. Dufferin and Lawrence checked in at 11th and 13th worst. Next year the CAA should turn it around and have people vote on the best roads in Ontario. Inquiring minds want to know. Not surprising, Steeles won't be a contender for that prize anytime soon.

I meant to include it yesterday, but Happy Diwali. What a great holiday. Lots of lights, camaraderie and sweets sweeter than a ten year old's haul tomorrow night.

"Good night, Joe Carter" That was a banner unrolled by fans in the bleachers in Philadelphia last night after the Phillies won the World Series. Matt Stairs played a role, after begrudgingly getting traded to Philly from the Blue Jays this year. And Pat Gillick is the Philly GM, bringing joy to the fans who were so tortured by the Pat Gillick-assembled Jays back in 1993. Now maybe Mitch Williams can show his face in the city of Brotherly Love. And maybe Cito and company will make like 1993 again next year.

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