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Morning Brew: June 5, 2008

Posted by Gabby / June 5, 2008

mb060508.jpgPhoto: "1250 René-Lévesque walkway", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler Humanoide

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, June 5th 2008:

Quebec is among provinces that take the cake when it comes to breast cancer treatment. Right after British Columbia, Quebec is the place where women have the shortest wait. Saskatchewan and Ontario fared least well in the study, although some provinces don't even have data to compare to. While wait times have gotten longer over the years, it's important to remember that there are no benchmarks for such treatments and that each province is left to decide for itself.

After an intensely snowy winter, Mother Nature still has some tricks up her sleeve for Montreal. Environment Canada has predicted a particularly hot and sweaty summer for our beautiful city. "It's a reality that our summers are warmer than our ancestors put up with," says climatologist David Phillips. This is all swell for farmers, since heat makes up for above-average rainfalls.

News Bytes:

Gas prices hit the $1.45 bar yesterday in some parts of the city. Who says more?

The building that was home to Ben's deli (RIP) will be razed, as borough officials decided it held no heritage value.

Police seized 16 Kg of cocaine at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau airport from three different flights originating in the Dominican Republic.

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