Lord of the Rings Nominated for 15 Doras

Morning Brew: June 7, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, June 7, 2006:

Despite initial bad reviews, The Lord of the Rings gets nominated for 15 Dora Awards. If you've got some free time, I'd suggest seeing Passe Muraille's blood.claat instead.

Rick Ducharme, the chief general manager of the Toronto Transit Commission, resigned suddenly Tuesday, but I'm sure everyone would have rather heard it was Bob Kinnear instead.

Another shooting hits the city, but luckily this time it didn't prove fatal.

Building a parking pad in your front yard just got a lot harder, which is good news for anyone who wants to keep seeing grass in Toronto instead of concrete.

Square One in Mississauga was evacuated yesterday after security found a 'suspicious vehicle', leaving high school kids skipping class with nowhere to go.

The new nominees for the Toronto Book Awards are announced, though none of the books are as compelling as last year's winner Natasha by Bezmozgis.

The Toronto Star reports on how punctuation is dying in the age of the internet: I suggest everyone reads Lynne Truss' Eats, Shoots and Leaves and all our problems will be solved.

After a relatively uneventful 6-6-06, it seems as the only bad luck that has befallen the city is the release of another remake of the 1976 movie The Omen.

(Photo: BBC)


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