We’re living in the coronavirus vortex now

And you can either cry or laugh

With the bursting of the Atlantic bubble, previously viewed as a beacon of normalcy during the pandemic, came a reporter who audibly relieved himself amid a briefing in New Brunswick. The province also supplied the story of a superspreader who didn’t self-isolate in Saint John after doing business in Calgary. His name is Cortland Cronk.

Live from the #BBQanon

Adamson Barbecue owner Adam Skelly was searching for a locksmith after Toronto police acted on a public health order to prohibit entry to potential dine-in customers. Skelly was slapped with multiple charges after two lunches that also became an anti-lockdown carnival. Journalists flocking to it weren’t happy with their parking tickets.

Homework assignment to list ‘positive’ stories about residential schools under investigation.” The school district in Abbostford, B.C., is looking into evidence of a Grade 6 assignment that one mother noticed her daughter working on. Krista MacInnes drew national media attention to her disgust after taking it to TikTok.

An about-face about Facebook

“Justin Trudeau Not” has appeared to disappear into the social media ether, leaving over 80,000 followers to rely on better sources for shitposts critical of the PM. But this was presumably the only such Facebook page being run by a successful social media influencer, who shrugged off criticism of the content when initially confronted about it:

Charlie Angus isn’t a fan of Roz and Mocha. The latest Rogers cutbacks to radio staff across the country are partly being offset with the Toronto morning show duo being simulcast on three stations across northern Ontario. In response, the NDP MP for Timmins–James Bay says he’ll be rethinking the advertising time bought by his office.

Finally, a rock ’n’ roll suicide

Stardust has received the expected critical bludgeoning for its unauthorized portrayal of David Bowie in 1971, as enabled by Canadian film subsidies. Marc Maron had co-star Johnny Flynn on his podcast to defend their movie against the backlash. Despite the failure to get Bowie song rights, Flynn still got to play him strumming Jacques Brel: