Morning Brew: Toronto councillors want the Raptors to get back to work, more on the possible 2024 Olympic bid, ball-ban at Toronto school, Ontario has (relatively) safe water, and the Leafs lose in a shootout

This ought to get NBA players back playing basketball: because Toronto city councillors want them to. They join a legion of politicians who've been vocal about the NBA lockout because they fear the economic implications on the city. Toronto councillors, like Josh Colle, worry the Raptors could go the way of the Blue Jays after the baseball strike in the '90s, and that would really suck for Toronto sports.

Speaking of Toronto councillors and sports, it turns out a couple of them are quite interested in the Olympic bid we touched upon yesterday. No word yet on how far the support extends (everybody seemed to have their minds on Occupy Toronto).

That probably don't impress her much. Shania Twain's creepy stalker, Giovanni "John" Palumbo, was released from the Don Jail yesterday. A justice decided the mentally disturbed man to time served and three years probation with strict conditions to stay half a kilometre away from Twain and to not contact her or her family.

It's "No Balls Allowed" over at Earl Beatty Public School, which is obviously bumming the kids out pretty hard. Soccer balls, footballs, volley balls, and even tennis balls are banned at the school because of a "few serious incidents," including a parent suffering a concussion from a flying soccer ball. I guess if the kids can't play sports at recess, they'll just text and stuff, which is better.

Well, this is surprising and disturbing news. Turns out that much of Canada's tap water runs the risk of contamination. The upside is that the Ontario government received an A for its water-protection efforts; however the federal government got a big fat F, so that's not too encouraging.


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