David Ayers is now the most famous Zamboni driver in Toronto history. After both Carolina Hurricanes goalies were injured, the emergency backup helped them win. The story of how Ayers went from having his playing aspirations sidelined due to a kidney transplant to getting an official numbered shirt, is surely waiting to become a movie.
Teck’s corrected cancellation
A proposal for the proposed $20.6 billion Frontier oil sands project in Alberta was withdrawn by Teck Resources hours after the premier announced a deal with First Nations. Jason Kenney claimed “public safety concerns” were expressed by Teck, but the Vancouver-based company cited political discourse over climate change as the reason.
“My friends, the 2022 campaign starts today, starts now.” Doug Ford made the declaration at the Ontario PC policy convention in Niagara Falls, while the Ontario government still grappled with its licence plate debacle. The gathering got more attention due to a live security guard intervention of CBC reporter Mike Crawley.
Leftism will sink Adventure Bay
Paw Patrol is set to be turned into an animated feature-length film, as Canadian company Spin Master aims for even more monetization of its toy-marketing cartoon. But this capitalist undertaking isn’t enough for the lame-duck Conservative leader, who’s apparently still hung up on the coverage of a socialist academic critique of the show:
“How a Neighbors’ Feud in Paradise Launched an International Rape Case.” The accusations in a civil class-action lawsuit against Peter Nygard are part of a New York Times investigation into life at his Bahamian estate. Winnipeg-based fashion designer Nygard has denied the claims, which he blames on a former neighbour, Louis Bacon.
God save the Sussex branding
“Royal” will soon not appear in any independent marketing by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, a point that was pompously outlined on their own website. But this perceived passive aggression by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex was followed by reports of a Canadian connection to a newly renamed foundation, which wasn’t true:
Jay Brody seeks to beat the curse of 102.1 the Edge. The B Team co-host was cleaning up urine on construction sites while trying to figure out how to get the very Toronto morning radio job he just started. Corus moved the team over from Y108 in Hamilton, playing up the fact that the station killed off seven morning shows in seven years.
Finally, a Koreatown club drama
Clinton’s Tavern abruptly closed after 83 years at 693 Bloor West in Toronto, which was announced with a statement that staff and management were “trying to push beyond lies and greed,” albeit unrelated to issues concerning rent or landlords. The posting invited inquiries from any new investor who’d be interested in saving it: