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Is that headline just a joke, or what?

Canadian journalists seem to shift to government jobs all the time, so it’s unclear how to square that with Ryerson research that concludes they’d rather keep their distance—let alone after proposed federal support for news media starts kicking in. Moreover, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters is complaining that the government’s proposed funding criteria favours newspapers


Liberals love sneaking Coffee Crisp

A pollster with links to Justin Trudeau ran a Twitter survey in light of the PM’s apology for being wrongly accused of sneaking a bagel into the House of Commons. (He was actually eating a chocolate bar—yet Sophie turned up with bagels 24 hours into the voting session.) Cadbury Canada tried to rally for Caramilk, but the controversial Coffee Crisp snuck to victory.


How Airbnb is clashing with Toronto residents.” Now Magazine serves a reminder that these incidents continue, as city regulations await a provincial-level appeal. Meanwhile, CBC Marketplace looks at Airbnb hosts cancelling cheap vacation rentals in order to force tourists into less desirable suites—for which reimbursements are elusive.


Parkdale’s 14 per cent annualized return

Built in 1889 as a YMCA, the Great Hall is currently listed for sale at $17.1 million. The purchase price was $3 million in 2006, when it changed hands amidst the halcyon days of area gentrification. But here we are now:


Arkells are trying to conquer America very carefully. An interview for Spotify has frontman Max Kerman outlining how the band knows that playing arenas at home doesn’t guarantee them U.S. success. Hence, old-school tactics like promoting Arkells music through a toll-free number on a billboard.


Finally, a throwback to poetic police tweeting

David Hopkinson is the constable who gained acclaim for his bullet-point updates. The accidental poetry seemed to subside after Toronto Police apologized for Hopkinson joking about an alien invasion. But it appears that ^dh still has the knack whenever events warrant: