The collateral damage surrounding the Raptors

Pushing and falling and self-owning

The push that cost Mark Stevens $500,000 and got him banned from the stands for a year was at the same game where Raptors broadcaster Leo Rautins was almost hit by a falling lamp. Back at home, cops charged a fan who made an obscene comment to CP24.


DoFo laying low for the people

Andrew Scheer’s squad is also betting on Raptors game commercials to try and boost the federal Conservative leader’s profile.


Daniel Dale counted 5,276 false claims from Donald Trump for the Toronto Star. The tally was served in the final update before Dale officially departed for a similar role with CNN.


No country for Young Sheldon

The Big Bang Theory’s final season dominated Canadian ratings, Bell Media reminded advertisers at its upfront. But even with its flow of new episodes gone, CTV must carry on:


Brian Doherty dead at 51. The guitarist for the band Big Wreck met its frontman, Ian Thornley, at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Doherty, a native of Long Island, later moved to Sarnia.


Rallying behind a “Bookie Day”

Dave Bookman is the subject of a petition to get Toronto’s mayor to proclaim May 30 in his honour. Nine days after he died, Bookie’s 59th birthday was commemorated at the Horseshoe Tavern. His former collaborator, guitarist Tim Mech, has started a SoundCloud page to share songs recorded in the 1980s, as the Bookmen:


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