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The unhappiest place is an airport near you
A long strange trip for Spittin’ Chiclets
An interminably delayed layover in Toronto on a trip from Edmonton to Boston had former NHL player turned Barstool Sports podcaster Ryan Whitney explaining the ordeal that involved multiple lineups and cancellations before reaching his destination. The federal government continues to promise measures toward ending the current airport chaos.
A tick-tock sound on this law
Critical testimony from TikTok Canada about Bill C-11 adds to YouTube expressing displeasure with the proposed Online Streaming Act. APTN also says it risks pushing out Indigenous voices from dominant domestic interests, while Nettwerk Music Group is also sounding alarm bells over it. Conservatives opposing the bill in this form are facing Liberal accusations of spreading misinformation.
A strict curfew and the supervision of his wife are part of the bail conditions for convicted rapist Jacob Hoggard. The jury in the Hedley band frontman’s trial found him guilty on one count involving an Ottawa woman, but he was acquitted on charges involving a 16-year-old fan. But one further charge was made public following his trial.
Meet the local libs of TikTok
“Some FRIENDLY HR ADVICE… 😘😘😘” from a TikTok user consisted of explaining how the community of Canadian recruiters are closely watching social media, which means “freedom fighters” will have a hard time getting a job. The video made the leap to Twitter, and now it’s the poster who’s being investigated:
Ed Needham dead at 90. A journeyman journalist from Boston who landed in Ottawa in 1977, he ended up the pioneering loudmouth host at CFRB Toronto between 1986 and 1993. At one point, Needham quit and moved to Florida—only to be flown back in for weeknight open-line shows that ran afoul of Canadian broadcast standards before he retired.
Finally, the delicatessen diaries
The Bookmen was the two-man folk music duo of Tim Mech and Dave Bookman, the Toronto radio fixture who died in 2019 at age 58. Volume 1: Delicatessen was their one and only album, from 1987, which was recently remastered and reissued on CD and streaming alongside a remix capturing a dream of being a Canadian campus radio version of Bob Dylan: