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News Bits and Bites: January 9th, 2007

Posted by Chip / January 9, 2007

newsflash.jpgBack when sport was a political vehicle for the cold war, the East Germans proved they had the best drug programs. And just because the gold medal winning East German women were doping at the Montreal Olympics in ’76, some athletes want their runner up finishes upgraded.

As MP first hinted at last week, Porter Airlines officially has a new jet and thus has increased daily flights between Toronto and Montreal. They also may be on the verge of adding close US destinations to the flight plans.

The Braille system was created in 1821 by Louis Braille and is used by the visually impaired to read and write. Researchers from McGill University are working on what they call a Virtual Braille display – a device that will hopefully be a lower-priced alternative to conventional Braille readers.

Ironically, global warming is good news for bikers and even though outdoorsy Montrealers can’t begin the shinny hockey season yet, they can live vicariously through the Canadiens. The habs look to end a 3 game losing streak tonight against Atlanta.

Esso has abandoned plans to rename all of it’s Quebec convenience outlets to ‘On the Run’. After running a ‘pilot’ on a St. Laurent store location, the pressure from the St. Jean Baptiste society was too much. The Quebec stores will now retain their current label of “Marche express”.

And finally, Justin Trudeau enjoyed the liberal national convention so much, he’s decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and officially run for office.

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Dave / January 9, 2007 at 11:43 am
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Just so the Mayor of Toronto doesn't flip out and call our editor, the aircraft Porter received was a Bombardier Q400 Turboprop. Jets are not allowed into Toronto Island Airport.
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