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2007: not so lucky, so far

posted by dru Geography: Canada

January 2, 2007

2007: not so lucky, so far

I'm not sure if it's a function of the press not having anything else to cover on new year's day, if it's a function of a lot of alcohol consumption and a pressure to have a blast, or if it's a sign of things to come, but 2007 is off to a rocky start.

In BC, two teenagers were attacked while walking a trail, prison guards are cracking down on inmates in New Brunswick, a female Montreal bus driver was attacked by two guys with a beer bottle, someone rammed their minivan into a house in PEI, a kid in Alberta died of exposure after wandering away from a party, three people were shot in separate incidents in Toronto, a Winnipeg man was in critical condition after crashing into a snow plow, and a boy was shot in the abdomen and a woman was found dead in New Brunswick.

I can't bring myself to make a '007: License to Kill joke, but I sort of just did.

In other violence, Toronto experienced record-high temperatures, the death toll in Iraq continues to rise, and 15 people were killed and 25 wounded by government bombs in Sri Lanka.

So, uh, happy new year?


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