Partying gets harder in a time of coronavirus

The rebels with a chainsawed cause

The fuller picture of why two bloodied men wielding chainsaws were threatening people on Toronto’s Cherry Beach is provided by the Vice News investigation into the organization of anti-masker raves. Still, such fun remains safer outdoors: at least one patron of the Brass Rail strip club ended up testing positive for COVID-19 after an employee did.


The assenting of an ascension

Chrystia Freeland becoming finance minister six years after leaving journalism behind for politics brought out the plaudits in a Liberal party that then prorogued parliament until September 23 with a fast rubber stamp from the governor general. After that, the release of documents related to We Charity came with their hope of closing the controversy.


Donald Trump cheers on a Rebel Media alum. Laura Loomer, who acquired infamy as a three-month contributor to the Canadian outlet, won the Republican primary for the congressional seat in the district that covers Mar-a-Lago. As for today’s Rebel News, the Canadian Association of Journalists backs the Alberta press gallery blocking its access.


Pushing back on that shove

While the Toronto Raptors defend their championship in the NBA bubble, a bit of unfinished business from last season’s triumph was revived with newly released video footage. Alan Strickland, the sheriff’s deputy from Oakland who tried to stop Raptors president Masai Ujiri from joining the celebration, is shown as the aggressor:


Much now dedicates two-thirds of each weekday to one series from MTV. The ubiquitousness of Ridiculousness prompted a Variety article explaining why shows like it air on zombified repeat. The station formerly known as MuchMusic is following MTV’s looping of the show, after the final Much Retro Lunch hour was aired on March 20.


Finally, a tree grows from Apple

George Stroumboulopoulos is one of the daily DJs on Apple Music Hits, which joins a country-format stream as counterparts to the global radio feed launched five years ago as Beats 1. The station with Strombo features the likes of Alanis Morissette and Shania Twain among its famous hosts, and a familiar song flow evoking iPod nostalgia: