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Morning Brew: GO Transit bus strike averted but York Region commuters not as lucky, Pusateri's reopens, grandma confuses sex show for knitting show, and a Lingerie Football exodus

GO bus riders can relax this morning, but York Region commuters, on the other hand, aren't as lucky. Though a GO strike has been averted thanks to Metrolinx's tentative agreement with the Amalgamated Transit Union, York Region transit workers walked out this morning, affecting dozens of routes. The question of wages seems to be the sticking point as York workers make seven dollars less as their peers in surrounding communities. That's not really fair.

Pusateri's makes its return this morning after being shut down for public health violations late last week. According to a press release issued by the grocery store, it successfully passed its most recent health inspection and was ready to open its doors as of 8:00 a.m. today. The question now is whether or not the place will be as busy as usual. Can a high-end grocery store salvage its reputation after an infestation?

If you've got a hankering for salmon and trout this autumn, just grab your rod and reel and get yourself to a local river. Yes, Toronto's waters are a surprisingly good place to fish. We've got a few varieties to choose from apparently, though I'm not sure you'd want to share with your guests where you caught their dinner.

There are two key items on the agenda at today and tomorrow's City Council meeting: the shark fin ban and a review of privatized garbage collection. It's likely that both will pass council's inspection, which is good news for sharks and not so good news for unionized garbage workers.

Toronto Hookups certainly sounds like it could be apart of the city's Everything To Do With Sex Show, but it's actually a crochet guild that 70-year-old Annie Parrington was looking for at the Metro Convention Centre this weekend. The grandmother mistook the annual sex show for the knitting show, which happened to be just next door. She was eventually pointed in the right direction.

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