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Giving away too many cups of coffee through its rewards program was cited by Restaurant Brands International as feeding a 4.6 per cent decline in Canadian sales at Tim Hortons. So, the rewards will be overhauled to try and push regulars toward free sandwiches, from a menu that will avoid further bewildering menu experiments.
Roll up the weed to accede
The consultation process for Ontario to allow cannabis consumption in lounges and at outdoor festivals and concerts is expected to avoid considering indoor smoking as part of the deal. But the launch of cannabis-infused drinks was also delayed by Canopy Growth, amidst an overall economic correction surrounding the legal weed industry.
“Why was Jordan Peterson placed in a medically induced coma?” The curious update from daughter Mikhaila raises questions about benzodiazepine drug dependency, for which JBP was treated in Russia. But the takes followed about the good he’s done, the scorn he inspires, and Michael Coren relating all of it to himself.
Golden State cop tries on suit
Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is currently travelling in Africa alongside Justin Trudeau, although an Oakland officer feels he has unfinished business from the championship game: Alan Strickland is suing Ujiri for at least $75,000 for an alleged assault, based on claims that MLSE says are “baseless and entirely without merit.”
Omar Khadr made a speaking appearance in Halifax. The former Guantanamo Bay detainee was on a panel discussion at Dalhousie University about the recruitment and use of children in violence. Student press was evidently denied access to the event, while audience members were told that certain questions were off-limits.
The play gets ink either way
At a time when staff critics have become an endangered species, Yolanda Bonnell has asked that only Indigenous, black or other people of colour review her play Bug, which is now on stage at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille. So, the Globe and Mail’s theatre writer was challenged to put his own “white settler lens” on the request from Bonnell:
Robbie Robertson went back to Shangri-La. The recording studio was once a hangout for the Band, where they also filmed interviews for The Last Waltz. Now it’s owned by producer Rick Rubin, the co-host of the Broken Record podcast with Malcolm Gladwell and Bruce Headlam—who ask Robertson lots of Canadian questions.
Finally, he’s not dating his mom
Keanu Reeves helped give the Academy Awards a memorable moment by flirting onstage with Diane Keaton, his co-star in the 2003 movie Something’s Gotta Give, in which she chose Jack Nicholson over him. But the enigmatic relationship status of real-life Keanu continues to lead red carpet photographers to jump to conclusions: