Study Shows Poker May Be A Problem for Young Canadians

Morning Brew: November 8, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Wednesday, November 8, 2006:

If I know a guy that's routinely dropping a few thousand dollars a month on poker, does that mean he has a problem? A new study is showing that he may not be the only one.

Being a player and fan, I grew up watching tapes of great football players and learned to emulate their style. One of the greatest players I ever had the chance to watch, Jackie "Spaghetti Legs" Parker of the CFL, passed away yesterday from throat cancer.

Despite the complaints of grammar and spelling mistakes, Toronto's Vincent Lam won this year's Giller Prize in a star-studded event that was bigger than the Junos and the Genies put together. I guess we Canadians love our literature.

Bob Rae and Gerard Kennedy chatted inside Fran's restaurant yesterday, and while the rest of the country is asking what this means when it comes to the Liberal leadership race, I'm still wondering what each of them ordered.

Puzzled about that traffic going down Queen Street yesterday afternoon? Don't worry, a building just collapsed.

It's November, which means you should stop jaywalking in Toronto. You could get hit by a car, and worse of all, you could be the one going to court for it.

The next battleground in the race for mayor: Scarborough. (In related news: the Dems won back the House! Yay!)

Wake up early in the morning on Thursday, do a little dance, and get a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Sounds like a plan to me.

Time to buy a new pair of shoes: Toronto will be hosting the next international Walk 21 conference which celebrates walking of all kinds.

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