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Morning Brew: December 24, 2009

Posted by Gabby / December 24, 2009

mb122309.jpgFresh brewed news for Thursday, December 24, 2009

Hate to break it to you, dear Poutiners, but today is Christmas eve. So... Merry Christmas! And now, without further ado, here are some holiday-worthy news, because the news never sleeps, not even for Santa.

Have you heard about Fred? On December 8, the Gazette published a story about a faithful dog whose master died of heart failure due to diabetes, all alone in his trailer, north of Nanaimo BC. The dog stayed by his master until the body was discovered, and his devotion to his master inspired a rescue effort. Two Montrealers offered to fly to BC and accompany the dog back to his new owners by train. Via Rail Canada offered tickets to the couple and the dog, who will take the 4-day trip early in 2010.

Tonight, Montreal politician Richard Bergeron, will be welcoming two homeless teenagers into his home for Christmas celebrations. He is one of the politicians taking part of the Mairie Christmas project, created by the founder of the Accueil Bonneau choir, Pierre Anthian. In total, seven homeless people have been invited to spend the evening with a family.

Laval residents have free access to the city's buses all day today, as well as on December 31st. The offer aims at thanking commuters, as well as discouraging drunk driving. If you live in Montreal, there's always Nez Rouge!

Photo: "santa's little elf is all grown up", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler sashamd.

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