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Morning Brew: July 10, 2008

Posted by Gabby / July 10, 2008

mb071008.JPGPhoto: "20080706 2124-29hrs Jazz Festival, Montreal, Quebec" by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler johnjan99ca.

Your very early morning news roundup for Thursday, July 10th 2008:

Quebec doctors are now allowed to moonlight in hospitals where the shortage has become more than critical, to relieve the swamped emergency rooms.

Speaking of which, Montreal's very own Hotel Dieu is no longer taking overnight ambulances in because of a staff crisis. The ER will be closed to emergency vehicles between 7 pm and 8 am. The Hotel Dieu has already

After months and months of furious petitionning, Rogers finally got the message. The data rates for a much desired canadian iPhone have beentemporarily lowered on the eve of its launch Up Here. A Rogers spokesperson admitted the rate change was "in direct response from what we heard from our customers."

An upgrade of the system used by police to management of emergency calls, they are expected to cut a minute out of the three it currently takes to process information. This is because callers will no longer have to talk to two different operators to get the message across to the police, generating a shorter response time in case of emergency.

Mayor Tremblay is proud: the brand new entertainment district will be ready on time and on budget. The first phase of the 'Quartier des Spectacles' will be ready for next summer's 30th edition of the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

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