MORNING BREW: Ottawa man virtually retrieves laptop; Metallica concert controversy in Halifax

Welcome to Morning Brew, our daily roundup of early-bird news:

• Sean Power, an Internet consultant from Ottawa, retrieved his recently  stolen laptop computer on Thursday night after he used a tracker program called Prey to find it in a Manhattan bar, and shared his real-time observations of its use on Twitter. (Village Voice)

• A concert featuring Metallica, announced for the Garrison Grounds in Halifax on July 14, has put the reputation of Mayor Peter Kelly at potential risk due to the fact that the promoter is the same one he secretly advanced public funds to help in the past. (The Globe and Mail)

• Ivanka Trump visited Toronto to promote Magnum ice cream bars at a Rosedale mansion cocktail party attended by Mayor Rob Ford; the daughter of  The Donald also likely visited the Trump Toronto hotel, which will open for guests next month. (National Post)