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Six strings from a summertime Friday
Ottawa city councillors displeased with a proposed addition to the Château Laurier have likely lost their lost their ability to stop it. But critics say their fight is not over: they’ve now enlisted Tom Green, who compares the augmentation to Donald Trump’s wall.
Roxodus stories keep on rolling
The organizers of Roxodus are now under investigation for alleged environmental damage, committed prior to their decision to blame heavy rain for the festival’s cancellation. Meanwhile, a Facebook group of spurned ticket buyers led to a meetup dubbed “Roxobust.”
Justin Trudeau says it’s either him or Andrew Scheer. The PM was lamenting Ontario education cuts while speaking to teachers. As for the other federal party leader options: Jagmeet Singh wants to have a national cycling strategy, while Elizabeth May is getting an election war room run by Warren Kinsella.
Sundown for a tabloid staple
Maxwell Miller dead at 93. The past president of the Ontario Association of Architects designed the Simpsons and Sears department stores—along with the former Sears Canada head office, which retains its unusual shape.