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Afternoon Brew: October 6, 2008

Posted by Sisi / October 6, 2008

20081006_cloves(2).jpgPhoto: "DSC01032," by Midnight Poutine Flickr pooler purelikegolddd.

Your morning news roundup for Monday, October 6th, 2008:

Montreal police shot and injured a teenage suspect over the weekend. 18-year old Nashwah Abdullah is in stable condition after being shot in the stomach on Saturday. According to authorities, he was resisting arrest in a murder investigation and had a knife. Mayor Gérald Tremblay defended the decision and said that police must enforce the law.

Secret documents obtained by Canwest News Service show that the Canadian penny now costs more than a cent to make "due to rising labour, metal and other manufacturing and distribution costs." Some studies have pegged the cost at 4 cents, but NDP MP Pat Martin says the cost is closer to 6 cents.

Stocks in Toronto plunged today, "joining a global selloff sparked by concerns about a $700-billion (U.S.) bailout package for the U.S. financial sector and the spreading bank crisis in Europe and Asia." The S&P/TSX lost 695 points by 12:45 p.m. to close at 10, 108 points.

A massive international study has concluded that one quarter of the 5,487 mammal species on the planet are threatened with extinction. One species, humans, are largely responsible for this, says the report released today at a World Conservation Congress in Spain. The study is the result of five years of collaborative efforts by over 1,700 experts in 130 countries, including Canada.



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