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Rosalie Trombley’s radio remembered
Tributes to Rosalie Trombley, who died at age 82—after work started on mounting a statue of her in Windsor—explained how her legacy of picking hit radio records for “The Big 8” CKLW from 1968 to 1984 made her a cross-border force. Trombley later programmed oldies at Toronto station CKEY, but that effort was nowhere as eclectic.
More madness in the Motor City
Detroit native Kid Rock’s recruitment of Canadians to underscore his latest ode to American freedom supplied homegrown fans of Hamilton band Monster Truck something to ponder the meaning of. Danko Jones also stoked the fury with criticism that the featured “Don’t Tell Me How to Live” singer Jon Harvey has derided as opportunistic.
Amina Kuttner is the interim leader of the Greens. The nonbinary astrophysicist who runs the Moonlight Institute has replaced Annamie Paul, who not only resigned as leader but altogether quit the party. Meanwhile, the Conservative response to Erin O’Toole’s leadership being challenged is a new video highlighting multiple other MPs.
The Juggernaut vs. Polkaroo
TVO’s middle-aged plush mascot helped kick off a new child immunization drive in Toronto even if kids of today no longer recognize him. But celebrity Toronto police officer Dave “The Juggernaut” Haynes is off the job due to his refusal to get jabbed:
“The legacy of discrimination in David Gilmour’s classroom.” A feature from The Strand, the student publication from University of Toronto’s Victoria College, notes the end of a 14-year run for its most infamous lecturer. Gilmour drew attention in 2013 when his remarks on female writers appeared in a piece about his bookshelves.
Finally, it’s like living at the Keg
Connor McDavid had his Edmonton mansion featured by Architectural Digest, which showed off the interior designs of Lauren Kyle, and the internet replied with reviews of its generally monochromatic look. A film crew member thinks the Oilers captain’s girlfriend is getting unfairly dragged for efforts seen in this 11-minute tour: