The abundance of caution remains abundant
And it all comes back to the NBA
Toronto Raptors have two broadcasters keeping their distance after possible contact with someone with COVID-19—even though Jack Armstrong and Matt Devlin both tested negative. Team president Masai Ujiri’s non-profit Giants of Africa gala brought on some unwanted positivity, which has even forced “Superfan” Nav Bhatia to stay home.
Bellwether gone underground
One of those Ontario PC MPPs kicked out of caucus for his political pandemic views raised a valid point about how the lack of Toronto transit advertising correlates with fewer people going to offices. And many of those who are have eschewed the subway. Omicron is also to blame for public services delaying their plans for in-person return.
Marineland was charged with using dolphins and whales for entertainment purposes without authorization. The use of a captive cetacean at the Niagara Falls, Ontario, park goes against the so-called “Free Willy” law federally passed in 2019. Marineland denied the charge by claiming the presentation was purely educational.
Arcade Fire returned to live performance thanks to cryptocurrency company cash. Gala Games showed off how much money is around the blockchain and NFTs with an all-star lineup at Galafest in Las Vegas. It was the first pandemic-era concert from Arcade Fire, even though frontman Win Butler once imagined retiring the group by 2020.
Finally, a computer plays prog
Voivod remain the most famous export of the aluminum-plant borough of Jonquière, Quebec, even if it took the heavy metal band 36 years to win a Juno Award. But being around this long means a fan who finally uploaded the 1991 video he made on an Amiga computer for a Voivod song was called to create their new clip 30 years later: