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Drizzy Drake Rogers can bury hatchets
But other handles are sticking out
Kanye West was hanging out at Drake’s house, then delivered a dove emoji to signal peace orchestrated by a hip-hop mogul. J. Prince announced the pair will perform at a concert to free Larry Hoover from 48 years of imprisonment. Also at the mansion meetup was Dave Chappelle, who screened his documentary a night earlier in Toronto.
This severance will be rich
Joe Natale is gone from Rogers as Tony Staffieri steps in as interim president and CEO, fulfilling the ambitions of Edward Rogers that were interrupted by a butt-dial and subsequent boardroom drama. Martha Rogers responded by duly noting her brother promised to retain Natale two weeks ago.
Denise Batters has been kicked out of the Conservative caucus. The senator who launched a petition to oust Erin O’Toole as leader was shown who’s in charge of the party. In last year’s leadership race, Batters backed Peter MacKay to replace Andrew Scheer, so perhaps there’s no winning consensus for what the CPC should now be.
The bigger pictures from B.C.
Floods in B.C. have become a bigger story as a woman’s body was recovered from a mudslide near Lillooet, residents of Abbotsford were told things could get worse before a big fire erupted, and concerns grow that the disaster will further strain the supply chain. The public safety minister officially declared this the worst storm in a century:
Canada’s biggest board game legacy has landed in the hands of LeVar Burton. Trivial Pursuit is in development as a TV show helmed by the most online-popular guest host Jeopardy passed on. Hasbro has owned the rights since 2008, when it paid $80 million for the brand, an invention whose journalist origins became the stuff of legend.
Finally, cinema gets a ghosting
Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scoring a 66% approval from critics, but the Globe and Mail declared it dead on arrival. Nonetheless, an opening delayed three times is about to happen—and Dan Aykroyd shouted out Kingston in the promotion process. The family behind the franchise also now boast a Lower Manhattan theatre to call their own: