The Russians are coming for ratios
March starts with the war on Twitter
“Goebbels-style Western propaganda was predictable. It cannot be trusted,” tweeted the Russian Embassy, whose building has become the latest target of noisy protests in Ottawa. “The public in Canada should understand that.” NDP MP Charlie Angus countered with a pitch to rename the address to Zelenskyy Boulevard.
Ontario politics upside down
His role in building an upside down bridge while transportation minister was in the first line of Ontario PC attacks at Steven Del Duca when he became Liberal leader. Nature must be healing, because the meme is back. Meanwhile, the NDP claim of nearly 20 million backlogged surgeries seems to clash with the number provided by Queen’s Park: 58,000.
Toronto Zoo is leading the pack of continuing to ask for vaccination proof. The ongoing vulnerability of animals to COVID-19 infection was cited as the reason why QR codes will continue to be asked for. Previously, the zoo closed for most of January, despite being allowed to remain open outdoors.
A beach’s worst ambassador
The journey of the Nelk Boys, three of whom hail from Mississauga, has been a post-millennial phenomenon that culminated in selling $23 million worth of NFTs. Naturally, the Nelk empire expanded to the Full Send podcast, whose guests evidently helped propel it to big numbers. Six months in, this was the talk that drew the widest attention so far:
Sarah Polley is talking more about her alleged violent encounter with Jian Ghomeshi. After attention to it being mentioned in a New York Times profile, the revelation has been inquired about elsewhere, as Polley promotes a new essay collection. Run to the Danger also got an NYT book review.
Finally, rust on the neon palms
The Blushing Brides have to suffice for shows at the El Mocambo marking 45 years since the Rolling Stones infamously turned up in Toronto. Having been around nearly as long, the Canadian tribute act once tried releasing their own songs, and will soon be trying again, because this simulacrum is allowed to age: