In The News – 2008/08/29

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Local, regional, national, and international. Whatever catches my attention and interests me. Updated throughout the day!

Disclaimer: I regret that I can only ensure the validity of these links at the time that the articles are published. The (unscrupulous?) practise of some media outlets to subsequently redirect links to advertisements is completely out of my control and beyond my capacity to monitor.

Canada/Ontario/London

Police Media Releases
Assault nets warning + probation
Neighbourhood playground destroyed by vandals
Sept. 18 public meeting re London Hydro future
Should shoreline cleanups be necessary?

Canada/Ontario

Liberals order review of propane safety, after the explosion
Liberals throw away $2.3M on casino party
“Pedestrians are the key to a successful city”
Stationing armed police officers in high schools
Student lodging houses ruled illegal in Oshawa
Toronto’s “pedestrian-priority” intersection
We need more public benches

Canada/Other

Campaigning now cheats election rules
Canada’s shredded safety net doesn’t need “flexicurity”
Conservatives lobbied U.S. for more lenient meat inspection standards
Conservative plan would reduce government meat inspections even more
Fatigued meat inspectors
Government is responsible for tainted meat
More items added to meat recall list
Public safety belongs in government hands
Safety, when cows and pigs come chopped all together?
Secretive Conservative changes to poultry inspections also

International

Iraqi oil production
Quiet hybrid autos are dangerous to pedestrians and cyclists

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