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A return to ridiculous pandemic politics
Thanks for the new chaos, Omicron
Queen’s Park is off-limits for 90 days to anyone who contracted COVID-19, but unvaccinated Cambridge MPP Belinda Karahalios provided proof of a recent negative test. Still, she was ejected by house speaker Ted Arnott, which has brought more attention to the New Blue Party founded last year by Karahalios and her husband.
The hotel horror show sequel
Federal health minister Jean-Yves Duclos expressed his displeasure with the scenes from the revived quarantine hotels, which have led to extra days stuck inside after negative tests, going between 10 and 40 hours without suitable food, and living with bags of garbage. New measures apply to returnees from 10 African countries.
“Neil Young Has a Lot More To Give.” Rolling Stone catches up with a cautious Canadian icon, who thinks the presidents of the U.S., Russia and China should do a press conference about the coronavirus and get things under control. But he stayed busy in lockdown with wife Daryl Hannah, who directed a film about his new album.
Crown Lands met Alex Lifeson to sling their double-necked axes. Their cross-generational encounter was a rehearsal for a performance of the Led Zeppelin song “How Many More Times,” part of the Andy Kim Christmas concert at Massey Hall. The young prog-rock duo from Oshawa previously recorded a pair of salutes to Rush.
Finally, the pressings of time
Records debuted via TVO the night after a big-screen premiere in Toronto. The film focused on Alan Zweig revisiting themes originally explored in the 2000 documentary Vinyl. The second spin focuses more on how a big record collection can impact personal relationships. But, unlike two decades ago, watching all 88 minutes takes just one click: