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Morning Brew: Porter Breaks Landing Curfew, Wavedeck Hurts, 170 on the 404, Coal Phase-Out

Photo: untitled by Carl W. Heindl, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

What's happening in the GTA (and sometimes beyond):

Residents on the Toronto Islands are really upset that a Porter plane that came in after curfew (when the control tower at the Island Airport wasn't staffed) was instructed to divert to Pearson but landed at the island anyhow. In related news, the Toronto Port Authority is being accused by city councillor Adam Vaughan... of amending meeting minutes to hide certain truths.

Toronto 18 terror plotter Saad Khalid was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his involvement in the scheme. But he's been credited with 7 years because he's already served time (39 months). If I return a $1 chocolate bar to the store, why don't they refund me $2? Either our justice system is bad at math, or the world is so unfair.

The lovely Wavedeck at the foot of Simcoe Street is visually stunning but also potentially treacherous... and it has claimed its first victim already. A Toronto man is taking the City to court after he tore a tendon while walking on the flashy boardwalk.

A driver was clocked doing 170km/h on the 404 last night, and then allegedly ditched the car in Scarborough before police caught up with her. The headline ("Abandoned Car Clocked Doing 170") could use a rewrite, I think, given that all abandoned cars should be clocked at 0.

And four dirty coal-fired units running at two plants in Ontario will be shut down next year, since the province continues to bring in arguably better energy sources like gas. This brings us closer to the goal of eliminating all coal-burning plants in Ontario by 2014.


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