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Morning Brew: Sarah Thomson comes under fire for appearing on her magazine's cover, city's oldest nursery school forced to close this winter, bizarre motorcycle accident, Liberals promise doctor house calls, and Jays defeated by Rays

Ontario Liberal candidate Sarah Thomson has come under fire for putting herself on the cover of her own magazine. The publisher of the Women's Post, she appears on the summer issue under the headline: "Sarah Thomson weighs in on the tough choice facing Ontario voters." Copies are distributed for free in Toronto, including the Trinity-Spadina area where Thomson is running, which has her opponents crying foul since candidates cannot spend money on campaigning until the election is officially called on September 7. Thomson says she had no one else to put on the cover; however, the only other time she's graced the cover was on 2010, right before she ran for mayor. Coincidence?

An award-winning nursery school — the oldest one in the city — is being forced to close this winter. Bond Child and Family Development in Regent Park has served low-income families and children with special needs for 75 years, but enrollment has declined in recent years due to the shortage of child-care subsidies and as a result, families are unable to pay the $500-a-month fee. Fundraising efforts have proved futile.

A bizarre incident involving kite string has left a Toronto motorcyclist with a sliced throat. Humayun Kobir was riding his motorcycle near Warden and St. Claire Avenues when he drove into a line of high-strength kite string, which police say was deliberately tied and strung across the road.

Remember when doctors used to make house calls? Well, me neither, but they used to, and they soon could again if the Liberals are reelected. The party said the new program would offer those with mobility issues access to doctors and nurses, occupational therapists, as well as phone and online consultations.

IN BRIEF:

  • Topless protest in T.O.
  • Air Canada attendants hope government stays out of labour dispute
  • Jays crushed by Rays
  • Cabbie charged with sexual assaulting two passengers
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