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Morning Brew: September 24, 2008

Posted by Michael / September 24, 2008

2008_24_09_08_noname.jpgThis unnamed photo was courtesy of kimberley blue from the Midnight Poutine flickr pool.

Your morning cup-o-brew news roundup for Wednesday, September 24, 2008.

Jack Layton and Gilles Ducceppe used a rock show last night as the backdrop for their announcements in support of Quebec arts and their discontent with the Conservative's 45 million dollar cuts to culture funding. Layton launched a new attack ad calling the Tories Conserva-tueur de la culture . Clever and petty, Harper answered back by saying this shows the 'extreme' side of the NDP'. Dion got in on the action by saying "there's no strong economy without a strong artistic community". Harper coyly said in return that the Libs "go around the country making all these great promises". Harper is so quick on his pragmatic rebuttals it's no wonder he's controlling the election narrative. I wanna know who's in his war room.

Energy drinks are like the new cigarettes for kids. With caffeine levels sometimes up as high a the equivalent of ten cups of joe, who can resist those stimulating jitters? Scientists have gone and done it, they raised red flags about the consumption of the relatively new and insanely popular drinks. For real, the stuff is selling like crack (906 million gallons in 2006). Caffeine levels in each product vary, sometimes are unstated, and can cause intoxication due to 'overdose symptomatology' especially in those not used to caffeine. For a list of caffeine content in energy drinks, check the above link.

Montreal police incurred around one million dollars in unnecessary bills for overtime after the riots in Montreal North according to documents provided by Access to Info requests. Apparently more patrols would've better pacified the situation and the recommendation to the borough is to up their number of patrolling units. More units=less deviance and better police relationship? I hope they're right, but something tells me it's much more complicated than this.

A crack in a pipe leaked raw sewage into the St. Laurence for years without any notice at Pratt and Whitney. And for some strange reason, there was one toilet at the manufacturing plant that dumped raw sewage directly into South Shore storm sewers, ergo the St. Laurence. Fecal coliform levels were measured at over 900 times excepted norms. This type of fertilizer doesn't work well in the water despite its overall success on land.

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