Shoes surround the statue of Ryerson

Residential school reckoning begins

Ryerson University provided the Toronto scene for a national wave of sit-ins mourning 215 children found buried at the site of the Kamloops Indigenous Residential School—as Egerton Ryerson was a designer of that system. And while the Catholic Church is being asked to take responsibility for its existence, actual apologies remain elusive.

Docs watched a fatal choke

The excitement of 550 fully vaccinated health-care workers in the stands vanished fast when the Toronto Maple Leafs had their worst collapse yet. Hope for the school year to end in-person is also vanishing in Ontario. While the provincial stay-at-home order is set to end, Doug Ford is apparently also preoccupied with shuffling the cabinet.

Northwest Angle is a surreal victim of the border closure. As the non-essential travel ban drags on indefinitely, more attention is being paid to the Minnesota resort area whose only way in requires a 41-mile gravel road detour through Manitoba. Along with 15 months of little business, Northwest Angle residents have felt under house arrest.

Getting to know a socialite

An old Facebook photo taken at a gun range has come in handy for coverage of Jasmine Hartin reportedly confessing to accidentally shooting a police superintendent dead while giving him a massage on a pier in Belize. The Canadian wife of the son of British Conservative grandee Lord Ashcroft is involved with running their luxury resort:

Twitter is imagining subscription revenue through talking about the weather. “Tomorrow” is the name of the weather outlet overseen by climate journalist and meteorologist Eric Holthaus, who will lead a crew of colleagues available to answer questions. Toronto is among the initial cities where this service will cost $10 a month.

Finally, the sound of teen drama

Tate McRae is among the younger generation recruited by the Juno Awards, which is easier to achieve when travel to an audience isn’t needed. The teen singer from Calgary, whose latest hit has a deepfake video, is also further mirroring the Billie Eilish playbook, with a gloomy theme song for a series out faster than the next James Bond: