Stojko Hangs Up His Skates

Morning Brew: August 30, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, August 30, 2006:

One of Canada's best-known athletes is retiring from skating to start a singing career. It's the return of Elvis.

Not sure exactly how he's going to do it, but Dalton McGuinty is about to announce a program that will encourage post-secondary education.

With over 1,750 patients on the transplant waiting list, the Trillium Gift of Life Network has unleashed its biggest draw in getting people to be donors: celebrities.

In a case of 'I won't work for anyone but myself', MP Michael Ignatieff isn't sure he'll run in Etobicoke-Lakeshore again if he doesn't win the Liberal leadership race.

To download free music, you can always stick to torrent files, or you can choose to listen to some ads. Or at least SpiralFrog hopes you choose that option.

In a 'we all saw it coming anyway' piece of news, environmental activist Gord Perks has officially declared his candidacy for city council in Parkdale-High Park.

Twenty-four underwear-clad models painted in black assembled in Dundas Square yesterday. No, it wasn't a daydream: it was Coke's public launch of Coca-Cola Blak.

The Gemini Awards became a bit like the Emmy's this year, giving kudos to shows that are cancelled and about to go off the air.

The government is making money by taxing the money that should be going to those who contracted HIV from tainted blood. That seems wrong on so many levels.

(Image: Rhoda Seven)


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