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Edward Rogers is clear to reign dad’s castle
The court cancels a reality show
Rogers Communications won’t be appealing the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that allows Edward Rogers to remain chair and replace five directors on the board. Now, it’s expected that Rogers will finalize its $20-billion acquisition of Shaw, and other family members will reap future rewards, even if Martha Rogers is still snarling on Twitter.
A head start on heading south
A weekend RV assembly at the Eight Flags Campground in Milk River, Alberta, provided pictures of anticipation for the U.S.–Canada border reopening after the 20-month closure. Reports of three-hour lineups to complete the crossing followed on Monday morning, along with louder gripes about the PCR tests required to return to Canada.
Drake is a plaintiff in the first lawsuits stemming from the injuries and deaths at Astroworld. Friday night’s Travis Scott concert crunch came during a surprise guest spot that continued as an ambulance entered the crowd. A calmer scene was found at the History club opening in Toronto, with co-partner Drake nowhere in sight.
The half-mast flag scorecard
Canada’s flag was raised again on federal buildings on the first (if not also the final first) standard time Sunday in Ottawa, and will return to full mast after Remembrance Day. But before the standard November 11, they came down at sunrise Monday to mark an Aboriginal Veterans Day that’s getting more attention than any previous year:
Angelo Mosca dead at 84. Born in Waltham, Massachusetts, he became the most legendary player of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, as a football lineman with five Grey Cup victories—one of which was avenged 48 years later. After the CFL, “King Kong” Mosca pivoted to pro wrestling, including time in the WWF, and later TV commercials.
Finally, working on the radio
Brad McNally died November 6 after a long battle with cancer, which brought on the tributes for him as an Australian radio legend. Prior to relocating Down Under, he was one of the original sonic architects of CFNY in Brampton, Ontario. Before there was a Rush song on “The Spirit of Radio,” McNally wrote a less refined anthem: