In a time of roaming boars and pink robots
The latter are hoping for a comeback
“They surprised each other in an ‘E.T. meets Elliot in the cornfield’ moment,” is how a Pickering resident described a yard encounter with 14 wild pigs who’d been the focus of a weeks-long Ontario ministry search. The first 11 were found in late November, followed by three in December—and now these boars roam no more.
Smaller than a giraffe mascot
Tiny Mile is the startup behind heart-eyed food delivery robots named Geoffrey, which looked real cute. But then, Toronto’s accessibility advisers asked city hall to ban the gizmos from sidewalks and bike paths. The company first responded with a petition, but the robots have temporarily been pulled with an ambition to work with authorities.
“News publishers need legislation passed by June.” That’s the latest insistence from Canada’s newspaper lobby group—it was perhaps published in The Hill Times because some member companies already signed deals for payment from Meta and Google. Sources recently claimed News Media Canada was eyeing up to $150 million.
Buffalo public broadcasting sees “college radio for adults” as a way to reach Toronto. A new digital channel from NPR affiliate WBFO, streaming online and via HD-2, is dubbed The Bridge to reflect its cross-border ambitions. Buffalo Toronto Public Media is now headed by Tom Calderone, a veteran of MTV and VH1.
Finally, how to get ahead again
Ryan Reynolds is currently savouring a break from acting, but it’s a situation he’s discussing on LinkedIn, where his profile has the title of chief creative officer. Soon after receiving a Governor General’s award, which came with a tribute song by Steven Page, four minutes of 1980s retro advertising produced by Reynolds’s agency invaded ABC: