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Morning Brew: May 29, 2008

Posted by Gabby / May 29, 2008

mb052908.jpgPhoto: "On Fire", by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler Canker

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, May 29 2008:

The city of Montreal will soon unveil a brand new, shiny transportation plan destined to make car owners question themselves. The document, due out in June, should make sure that public transit is "attractive, it takes people where they want to go, when they want go, in the required period of time and they can depend on it and it's affordable," according to executive committee member Alan DeSousa. Drooling yet? I know I am.

Montreal police has been cracking down on drug trafficking networks and gangs these past few days. A series of searches in Ville-Marie, NDG, LaSalle, Verdun and even Dollard-des-Ormeaux exposed two major networks linked directly to street gangs, and about 7 kilos of cocaine. A total of 38 suspects have been arrested so far. The majority of them will be showing up in court on Thursday on charges of murder, drug trafficking, prostitution and "gangsterism".

According to a report that came out yesterday, global warming is expected to drain a lot of water from the Great Lakes and pose some serious pollution threats. Environmental group Healing Our Waters-Great Lake Coalition predicted that global warming could lower lake levels by up to 3 feet (1 meter) over the next century.

News Bytes:

Forty years ago tomorrow, Dr Pierre Grondin performed the first heart transplant in Canada.

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