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Rage against the radio machine run by Rogers
Now you do what they told ya, etc.
What turned into around 30 hours of repeatedly spinning a sanitized radio edit of “Killing in the Name” by Rage Against the Machine made way for Vancouver’s version of the Sonic Radio brand. The stunt foreshadowing a typical alternative format garnered viral glory for Rogers Media at the same time budget cuts are yet again hovering over Sportsnet.
Cops taking the power back
A motor-vehicle control zone has been established in downtown Ottawa in tandem with increased fine amounts, even if those notices don’t name names of factions they’ve acknowledged watching out for around Canada Day. Tickets were already issued among “a small convoy of vehicles” tied to a Freedom Fighters Canada group on Facebook.
Air Canada is cutting an average of 77 round trips per day during the months of July and August. The summer move was explained as being due to strains on all aspects of the system due to overwhelming demand. Air Canada’s announcement impacted its stock price more than any airport horror stories.
Doug Ford economics report
The new term at Queen’s Park will find 73 out of 83 Ontario PC MPPs drawing extra pay due to 43 of them being parliamentary assistants, who get about $16,000 more each year. And at the same time that maximum rent hikes are being doubled, a flyer revealed the premier struck a deal he didn’t want publicity for:
Adrienne Arsenault won the Peter Mansbridge successor derby. Five years after The National relaunched with a four-headed format—which was later reduced to two weeknight anchors—Andrew Chang has been reassigned to the upcoming CBC News streaming channel. Weekend anchor Ian Hanomansing also recently added hosting Cross Country Checkup to his routine.
Finally, the final clicks of June
The Uncle Bobby Show archives became hard to find because relatives of the late Bobby Ash asked CFTO-TV for tapes to use for a potential DVD release—then ended up throwing them away. But not all is lost, as Retrontario scored some segments from the family of another cast member, including the Clickity Clack Express: