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Morning Brew: November 24, 2009

Posted by Gabby / November 24, 2009

mb112409.jpgFresh brewed news for Tuesday, November 24 2009

Thought your pictures were safe on Facebook with a high enough security setting? Think again. Nathalie Blanchard, a Granby resident, had been on sick leave from work for the past 18 months, claiming that severe depression made her unable to work. After being told by her doctor to "have some fun", she went on holiday to some tropical paradise, partied it up, and posted the pictures on her Facebook account. Her sick leave payments were cut shortly after Manulife, her insurer, got a hand on those pictures. Bottom line? Nothing's truly private on the Internet...

If you're looking for an old, ugly or unpopular new pet, look no further, the Underdog club has it all. According to a recent study on the welfare of household pets, almost 5,000 dogs were put down last year because they didn't find a new home. The Underdog club, founded by marketing guru Fern Breslaw, aims to save those poor old pups from a miserable end.

The Quebec government and philantropist André Chagnon have teamed up to create a $200-million fund to support caregivers. A growing number of aging baby-boomers are taken care of by family members, who in turn are burdened. Money from the fund will go to community groups aiming to provide caretakers with emotional support and respite.

Montreal Canadiens Georges Laraque was handed a 5-games suspension for his knee-on-knee hit on Detroit's Niklas Kronwall. Laraque will be missing games against Columbus, Pittsburgh, Washington, Toronto and Buffalo.

Photo: "circles-1", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler fermata.daily.

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