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Morning Brew: August 18, 2008

Posted by Sisi / August 18, 2008

20080818_raleigh(2).jpgPhoto: "Raleigh the troops," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler greynotgrey.

Your morning news roundup for Monday, August 18th, 2008:

Five people were seriously injured late yesterday night in a knife fight on Mont-Royal. Medical authorities don't consider the injuries life-threatening. It's not clear what caused the dispute. (Alcohol? Women? Drugs? Sucking at the Olympics?)

A weird new survey claims that, despite the smoking taboo, more Canadians would consider dating a smoker now than 3 years ago. In 2005, 56 percent of Lavalife respondents said they would not date a smoker. Now, that number has dropped to 47 percent.

Scandalous! Canadian seniors sometimes pay double for generic medecine compared to their American neighbors, says a new study by the Fraser Institute. The elderly here pay 101 percent more, whereas just 5 years ago they paid 64 percent more.

Police are investigating the drowning death of a 12-year old boy whose body was found at the bottom of a swimming pool in Ville Saint-Laurent on Saturday. They were called to the Holiday Inn on Côte-de-Liesse, where a lifeguard was on duty and several people were present.

And the kicker: The mayor of an overwhelmingly male Aussie mining town is inviting "beauty disadvantaged" (read: ugly) women to move in because they're pretty much guaranteed a man. John Moloney claims Mount Isa is a place for "ugly ducklings to flourish into beautiful swans." (Gag!) Although he has come under fire for his remarks, Moloney maintains that no offence was meant and that he simply wanted to highlight the town's gender imbalance.

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Christopher King / August 18, 2008 at 04:47 pm
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RE: the mayor in Queensland, Australia.
LOL. It's horrible, but funny.
Lee / August 19, 2008 at 08:01 am
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Yikes. Falling standards at Lavalife...What could it mean??
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