Alex Trebek’s last few days of television came with the release of a passionate speech he recorded for 2020’s cancelled Canadian Screen Awards, the 92-year-old Jeopardy announcer Johnny Gilbert reflecting on the past 36 years, and curiosity about whether Ken Jennings will permanently replace Trebek now that Katie Couric is getting a turn as a guest host.
What the Jamaican butler saw
The video apology style of an Instagram influencer didn’t specify the reason she was exposed by the Globe and Mail: Dominique Baker’s day job is as a manager at the Public Health Agency of Canada. Her blog post bragging about butlers serving her at Montego Bay was evidently one of several multiple influencer campaigns by Air Canada Vacations during the final weeks of 2020.
Ontario cleared the Senators and Leafs to play their games at home. The temporary NHL North division games are expected to proceed across the country, with player helmets sporting Scotiabank sponsorship. The season is slated to begin January 13, with games including Montreal visiting Toronto, even if a curfew looms for the latter.
When shaming is not enough
Ontario NDP MPP Laura Mae Lindo called for Doug Ford to “step up and speak out” in denouncing the Proud Boys, due to their role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, and the premier issued a statement condemning them. The federal NDP launched a petition to have the group designated as terrorists:
The great Canadian newspaper swap is in the clear with the Competition Bureau. Postmedia and Torstar made a 2017 deal involving 41 newspapers, most of which were then swiftly closed—raising suspicions that prompted bureau officials to prowl around offices. But the publishers now feel vindicated, with perhaps more deals ahead.
Finally, the app ran out of time
TimePlay movie trivia games have been discontinued at Cineplex, marking the end of an era for what was initially considered an innovative success, which also led to its adoption by theatre chains in the U.S. But the eventual reopening of movie complexes are expected to take on a new complexion, to give it more appeal than staying at home: