Putting the needle into Gordon Lightfoot
Canadian vaccinating with the stars
Moderna supplied Gordon Lightfoot with a shot of confidence ahead of rehearsing with his band for streaming shows from the El Mocambo, with hopes for Massey Hall by the time he turns 83 in November. Canada now awaits the U.S. shipment of 1.5 million more doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine—which is also brandishing new evidence of efficacy.
No poles surround this snip
Replies to online advertising for illegal haircuts around Toronto revealed roving rogue clippers—some of whom are amateur barbers. But they’re responding to lockdown rules that have yet to move beyond contemplating outdoor salons. Toronto and Peel got patios back on the condition that everyone sticks with their own household.
“I just hope the money goes to a good cause.” Nick Nurse was fined $50,000 for throwing his mask and cursing at a referee as the Utah Jazz contributed to a Raptors losing streak. The coach blamed his frustration on crowd noise at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, during what was the season’s first home game with limited fans.
Blinded again by the right
The three-day Conservative policy convention was ignited by Erin O’Toole saying the party must change if it wants to win against Justin Trudeau. And then 54 per cent of the membership voted against adding the words “climate change is real” to the policy declaration. A reaction to the contradiction came from this Liberal MP:
The Weeknd’s throwback eyes an era without a face. House of Balloons debuted on streaming services 10 years to the day after it was uploaded as a mixtape with illicit samples from the likes of Siouxie and the Banshees and the Cocteau Twins. At the time, this project was enshrouded in mystery aside from apparent origins in Toronto.
Finally, the new nonagenarian
William Shatner turning 90 involves dusting off a romantic comedy film called Senior Moment, but an official party for Star Trek fans in Ticonderoga, New York, is still four months away. A list of 90 facts for his birthday includes his time doing commercials for Loblaws. And now, Shatner is a pitchman for creating the AI version of yourself: