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Morning Brew: H1N1 Updates, Buckhorn Santa to Miss Christmas, Ici Bistro Wins Liquor License, Steeles Avenue to get Repaved

Photo: "IMG_4934" by 2h30, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

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

H1N1:

- another Toronto hospital has an outbreak (11 patients, 5 staff affected)
- people are starting to line up outside vaccination clinics at 4am
- family doctors are angered by the slow delivery of vaccine
- health officials are warning that delivery will slow in the coming weeks
- the idea of opening 24/7 clinics is not likely to become reality
- Twitter hashtag for sharing info about wait times is #TOfluline

Other news:

Ho ho ho. What's your bra size, little girl? Santa (the one near Peterborough, not the head honcho at the North Pole) will not be able to visit the children for Christmas this year, after being sentenced to 134 days in prison and 12 months probation for sexual-related offenses.

Sorry, Pantalone. You should choose your battles more wisely. After a lengthy fight, Ici Bistro in the Annex will be getting their liquor license after all... as they should!

The city is vowing to fix the ongoing problem that is Steeles Avenue. After gaining top bottom honours rating again in the CAA's worst roads in Ontario poll, $15million will be invested to repave a huge portion of it by 2011.

And despite losing lots of money, the National Post will likely not cease operations today. It's expected that the paper will be consolidated with the rest of CanWest's newspaper holdings allowing it to continue publishing.

And have fun and be safe out there tomorrow night! Happy Halloween!


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