Guess who isn’t crossing the border

American Woman won’t let them be

The lack of a date on which the U.S. border will open to Canadians was cited by Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings as the reason for cancelling concerts in September. But the band with the Guess Who name will continue playing across America, next in Reno, rather than a return to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally they dared to play.

Another day of vaccine politics

The apology from Andrea Horwath came after blowback that included NDP MP Charlie Angus tweeting then deleting “the libs will drive a truck over our party for such idiocy.” While vaccinations for COVID-19 remain outside the mandatory list for Ontario schools, Justin Trudeau says Ottawa is looking into how they can be enforced.

Quinn grabs women’s soccer gold as the first openly transgender Olympic medal winner. Canada’s team defeated Sweden on penalty kicks, the day after Damian Warner dominated national headlines for his record-setting decathlon. Victories like these are giving CBC more ratings to brag about, while NBC has struggled for American viewers.

Barstool gets filled by theScore

Legalization of single-game sports betting in Canada has led to companies lining up for provincial licences. Waiting in the wings for a while was an app that spawned from what began as a television network. What became seen as a struggle to compete against bigger U.S. players has been remedied with a $2 billion deal linking it to Barstool Sports:

Toronto’s pandemic peak had great location shoots for a half-vacant world. Proof is in the trailer for the TV version of comic book series Y: The Last Man, which took over one such spot after an encampment eviction. Also recently sighted was the series See using the abandoned Wilderness Adventure ride at Ontario Place.

Finally, a breath off The Dawn

The Weeknd discussed differences between his performing persona and the real life of Abel Tesfaye in a GQ cover story: he’s given up drugs, aside from weed, and retired a red blazer collection that reached an ostentatious peak at the Super Bowl. Now, bringing in another weekend for ladies and gentlemen is one from the next album: