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Morning Brew: July 9, 2008

Posted by Sisi / July 9, 2008

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Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, July 9th, 2008:

It's a scorching day in Montreal today. Officials issued a high heat and humidity warning for the metropolitan area, where daytime temperatures are expected to reach 33 degrees Celsius. All you seniors and children out there, take precautions to stay in the shade.

In other senior news, the elderly are having more sex. What?

Sorry to keep hitting the nail on the head, but I thought this was interesting: Two thirds of Canadians either support or somewhat support Dr. Henry Morgentaler's appointment to the Order of Canada. Support was strongest among women, people under 35, and (drumroll) Quebecers.

In 2002, a cycling path was installed on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge. Problem is, the path tapers off to fit only one bike once it gets into Longueuil. Now, the matter is at a bureaucratic Mexican standoff as the 3 groups that should be responsible (the city of Longueuil, the Ministry of Transport, and the Société des ponts Jacques-Cartier et Champlain Inc.) collectively deny responsibility.

Yellow margarine may soon be allowed in Quebec grocery stores after the province's cabinet agreed to repeal a 21-year old law initially meant to protect butter producers. In the 70s, they were threatened by margarine's rising popularity; however, that's not an issue anymore because butter is back on the rise. (Does this mean we'll be able to buy "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"?)

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Fairfax / July 9, 2008 at 12:11 pm
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Funny... I just rode the bike path across the Jacques-Cartier back and forth to Longueuil last week, and was thinking to myself how dangerous it was. On my way back I had to stop and get off my bike to allow someone coming the other way to get by me. The signs actually tell you to dismount from your bike for that ~200 metre section where there's only one lane... but who wants to do that?

There's absolutely no justification for keeping things that way. As the man in the article says, all they have to do is move the fence over a metre or two and put down asphalt. It ain't rocket science, it won't cost much, and would make biking across the bridge much more practical and popular, which in these energy-conscious days is something you'd think all governments would be trying to encourage. Here's hoping it happens soon.
golu dolls / February 13, 2019 at 12:17 am
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kanchipuramsarees / February 13, 2019 at 12:17 am
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kanchipuramsarees / February 13, 2019 at 12:17 am
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herbal powder / February 13, 2019 at 12:18 am
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