A vigil on a Toronto sidewalk mirrored the memorial in Hollywood for Alex Trebek, who died at age 80, after battling pancreatic cancer. In recent years, he visited his Sudbury birthplace and the University of Ottawa—which he attended while breaking in at the CBC. Jeopardy will air new episodes hosted by Trebek through December 25.
A headline Canada hoped for
Just when it didn’t seem like there was more to report about Kamala Harris’s time in Montreal, one friend talked about being invited to live with the vice-president elect’s family to avoid an abusive stepfather.
Restricted flicks are about to fade out in Ontario. The provincial budget bill includes the Film Content Information Act, which stands to replace the legacy of age-based classifications with detailed parental advisories for non-pornographic films. Ontario was leaning on the B.C. ratings bureau after closing its own agency.
The situation with vaccination
COVID-19 vaccine optimism from Pfizer was welcomed by Justin Trudeau, days after he cautioned of distribution hurdles. Meanwhile, anti-lockdown protest action shifted to the streets of Aylmer, Ontario, and new anti-vaxxer billboards appeared in Kelowna:
Howie Meeker dead at 97. After helping win four Stanley Cups, the Toronto Maple Leafs legend was elected an MP in Waterloo in 1951, yet continued to play in the NHL during the two-year term. After his retirement, Meeker got into the hockey school business, which he also brought to TV along with his arsenal of squeaky-voiced exclamations.
Finally, the Elvis of TikTok
Tate McRae and her masked dancers dispatched “You Broke Me First” to the MTV Europe Music Awards a couple months after being on the pre-show of the American version. Such are the rituals of securing global pop fame in a pandemic. But the 17-year-old from Calgary owes a lot to one app and record label RCA working that angle: