Stunt races are serving distant social lives

But storming a playground is cheaper

The fastest speed that a veteran OPP officer ever heard of led to stunt racing charges for the 19-year-old at the wheel of his father’s Mercedes—the likely peak of a spring in which accelerations became a phenomenon. What police described as looking like a scene out of Fast & Furious also transpired on the same Saturday night in Toronto.


Homeschooling from the stoop

The PM also asked moms watching his daily briefing to leave the room before suggesting that dads help with buying Mother’s Day flowers—which Ontario NDP MPP Jill Andrew considered a form of erasure. But the more serious message from Justin Trudeau involved warnings against reopening too fast.


The conditional curbside retail reopening report. All stores in Ontario with a street entrance can now serve customers who can’t go inside, as another stage of provincial restart. Plans to reopen shopping centres are also underway, led by provinces who got restrictions lifted first. But sending kids back to school is exclusive to Quebec.


The double-barrelled bailout

Postmedia is seeking at least $20.3 million in wage subsidies due to COVID-19, which parallels comparable expectations from Torstar, as newspaper publishers contend with what may turn out to be their extinction event. After all, it came soon after negotiating $600 million in subsidies, whose allocations are coming to light with details:


Joyce Davidson dead at 89. The single mother from Saskatoon became a star at CBC Television in Toronto, at least until she resigned from Tabloid in 1959 for expressing indifference about the queen. Moving to New York found her meeting and marrying interviewer icon David Susskind. She later returned for a daytime comeback on CTV.


Finally, speak to the manager

“Karen” initially took hold last fall as a pejorative subset of “OK boomer” directed at Generation X—but it gained steam as a meme under quarantine. Decoding how it became specifically aimed at white women fell to The Atlantic writer Kaitlyn Tiffany, who tracked down the Toronto marketing troll who stirred outrage with this prank tweet: