Bob McCown is surrendering his headphones

Maybe the sunglasses will stay on

Reliable word that Bob McCown is leaving Prime Time Sports, his main job for 30 years with Sportsnet 590 the Fan (the station where he started in radio in 1974) probably won’t be trumpeted in advance. McCown once promised that his sign-off would be without ceremony.


What the celebrity jeweller saw

Celebrity jeweller Ben Baller says he’s ready to defend Masai Ujiri in court should Alameda County cops press charges for Ujiri’s alleged assault, which the police claim wasn’t captured on the officer’s body camera because it switched off the instant he was struck.


Doug Ford’s cabinet has been shuffled. Vic Fedeli, Lisa MacLeod and Lisa Thompson have ended up with less prominent roles. Rod Phillips is the new finance minister, apparently because the premier felt rankled by Fedeli.


That final days of work feeling

MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes had a friendly chat with Justin Trudeau as she prepares to leave Ottawa after quitting the Liberals. Later, she laughed in the face of a tenacious reporter:


HBC’s CEO could get a $29.5-million pay package. Helena Foulkes, a former CVS drugstore executive recently hired by Hudson’s Bay, will get the bucks depending on the outcome of a bid to take the company private.


Hipster park flirts with overcapacity

The popularity of Trinity Bellwoods Park has been duly noted by locals who remember its desolate era. But free-sample marketers won’t complain about all of those hacky sacks:


Adam Litovitz dead at 36. The artist worked with Sook-Yin Lee in a musical duo called Jooj, and his soundtracks to her movies were nominated for screen awards. Litovitz’s creative pursuits also included illustrating details from his life on Instagram.


Finally, the short end of these sticks

Carrot Rewards was a wellness app whose (at least) $7.5 million in Canadian government funding helped it to earn promotional boosts from public health agencies and non-profits. But trying to combine a step counter with surveillance capitalism put Carrot in the red. The inability to find a buyer led to its end:


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