“Tremendous rainy weather” is blamed for the cancellation of a four-day concert of classic rock all-stars. Roxodus had been booked for the Edenvale Airport in Clearview, Ontario—admissions were even offered by helicopter.
Hard rockers flee soft sales
A concurrent festival of vintage hair-metal acts, at the Niagara Regional Exhibition, had most of its headliners drop out. The organizers of “Hair in the Fair” want to salvage a quieter concert, rather than give refunds to everyone.
“BNI never received, nor was it offered, this cartoon by Mr. de Adder.” More attention for cartoonist Michael de Adder discussing the end of a newspaper contract led Brunswick News to once again counter the prevailing narrative that his dismissal had something to do with a specific drawing of Donald Trump.
CSIS speaks of shady characters
Political parties were briefed on “covert and overt foreign interference activity,” according to a report that leaves everyone to guess what forms that interference may take:
Canopy Growth just sacked Bruce Linton. The cannabis co-CEO, recently profiled by Bloomberg Businessweek, was terminated amid widening losses. Meanwhile, the number of Ontario weed stores will expand this fall: Toronto has 13 of the next 42 lottery slots.
Finally, a too smooth Roughrider
Gainer the Gopher, the mascot of Saskatchewan’s CFL squad since 1977, debuted a makeover at a Canada Day game against the Argos. The new costume traumatized Regina residents unaccustomed to seeing this squirrel looking skinnier: