Kim’s Convenience suddenly shut down

How a successful CBC show ends

A strangely abrupt statement from “The Producers” of Kim’s Convenience confirmed the series will end with its fifth season finale, despite the renewal through a sixth. The co-creators, Ins Choi and Kevin White, want to pursue other projects and evidently not delegate their effort to others. No one seemed more shocked than the actors.


We brothers are dragged back

The ethics committee looking into We Charity voted in favour of issuing a summons to Craig and Marc Kielburger to testify, and the brothers proposed to appear with a lawyer. We legal representative Guy Giorno says they shouldn’t be expected to address topics under investigation by others and that Ottawa had no right to threaten an arrest.


Two heads have stepped down at the Ryerson School of Journalism. Complaints about the faculty enabling a mental health crisis with their responses to concerns were followed by a detailed open letter demanding changes at the program. The chair and co-chair who resigned acknowledged their efforts weren’t satisfying current students.


Days of pandemic déjà vu

Three mass immunization clinics will open March 17 in Toronto, a year after the mayor promised to declare “St. Patrick’s Day 2” following the vanquishing of COVID-19. But the sequel won’t happen this spring, since city events have been cancelled through at least Canada Day. Cherry blossoms in High Park are also predicted to be blocked again:


The Beatles bootleg album that was routed through Toronto. A new episode of the podcast When They Was Fab explores the mystery of how Buffalo radio station WKBW obtained an acetate of the album that became Let It Be, eight months before its release. The leak likely originated with someone who got a copy from John Lennon.


Finally, a royal contemplation

Prince Harry should become the king of Canada, argues Carson Jerema of the National Post, a step beyond the prior notions of naming him governor general. Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan Markle got into their relocation to B.C. before their commonwealth privilege was cut: