1. We may have written it off months ago, but the Fort York pedestrian bridge has resurfaced—with a cheaper design. It won’t be ready in time for the War of 1812 bicentennial next year, but Councillor David Shiner didn’t think tourists would mind: “I don’t think any American coming up here to celebrate us beating them in the War of 1812 is really going to be upset that we don’t have a bridge to celebrate.”
2. Detroit Lions fans are lobbying hard to remove Nickelback from the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day halftime show. We’re behind you every step of the way, Detroit! Stay strong! Anyone got a food truck or a yurt they want to donate to these brave soldiers?
3. Mark Carney, Bank of Canada’s governor, has been named chairman of the Financial Stability Board at the G20 summit in Cannes, putting him in charge of global reform of financial institutions. I don’t know about you, but my responsibilities are looking pretty trivial right about now.
4. Today in sentences I never thought I’d type, the Associated Press has issued new guidelines regarding retweeting. The AP warns that a journalist who retweets is essentially expressing his own opinion—even if his profile states that retweets are not endorsements.
5. Widely acclaimed director of serious movies Darren Aronofsky will direct an upcoming music video from the widely trashed Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration, Lulu.