Where are all the Toronto-based novels?

Morning Brew: November 6, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Monday, November 6, 2006:

Philip Marchand may rue the lack of Toronto-centered novels, but I still think that Bezmozgis' Natasha was one of the best books set in Toronto of all time.

Perhaps a little bored with battling Jane Pitfield, David Miller is once again planning an offensive against the Toronto Port Authority.

The Argos came up big in a game that may have been more exciting than most NFL games this past Sunday other than the Bears upset.

Even famous sports stars from Toronto aren't exempt from doing stupid things on a golf course: Champ Car racer Paul Tracy broke his right shoulder blade in a drunken joyride in a golf cart near Las Vegas last weekend.

The Ontario Court of Appeal reminded people that the government is not responsible for mosquito bites, as a class-action lawsuit by residents who contracted West Nile virus was thrown out on Friday.

Ladder + Dead Tree + Electric Saw = one tragic accident in the city's east end Sunday afternoon.

Toronto police are investigating a horrific double murder-suicide that occurred in the east end early Sunday.

Advance poll numbers are indicating a weak turnout for this year's municipal elections. In all honesty, I'm not surprised by the voter apathy.

Miller's list of the names of his campaign donors is a veritable who's-who of local celebrities, including names like Atwood, Mercer, Stronach, Rae, Reisman and Znaimer. Talk about name-dropping.

Commodore has some big horseshoes to fill as Brigadier's replacement in the Toronto Police Mounted Unit.

And speaking of horsing around (oi, bad segue there), a Toronto man has learned that swinging around a hunting knife at Pearson Airport might land you a date with a taser.

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