William Shatner’s time to pace before space
The new definition of living like 90
Tuesday’s planned space flight with passenger William Shatner was delayed until Wednesday due to forecasted winds, meaning he’ll be one more day over 90 before boarding Blue Origin. Shatner’s journey to the edge and back is set to be a 10-minute experience, although he’s also admitted to being terrified of this trek.
The tables are turning indoors
Restaurateur arms crossed in response to Ontario’s pre-Thanksgiving announcement of lifted capacity limits in many places checking for vaccinations, but eateries are still expected to space things out. Meanwhile, anti-lockdown hotspot Adamson Barbecue cites vaccine passports as the reason for going entirely out of business.
“KGB archives show how Chrystia Freeland drew the ire (and respect) of Soviet intelligence services.” A backgrounder from the Globe and Mail roused enough assumption that this amounted to a prelude to her becoming prime minister. Plus, the Globe commissioned a Nanos Research poll that shows fatigue with Justin Trudeau.
A vindication for Jason Reitman
The life of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a franchise passed from Ivan Reitman to his son Jason, started with shooting in Calgary two years ago, only to have its place on the summer 2020 slate moved to the following year. It then got bumped to November, now with the confidence of decent advance reviews, short of a few rotten tomatoes:
Zellers is currently priced out of the Canadian Trademarks Database. This tidbit gets a mention in a CBC Radio report on the curious retro pop-up section at the Hudson’s Bay store in Burlington, Ontario. HBC failed to renew the trademark in 2019, and government records show a Quebec concern has applied to seize Zellers for itself.
Finally, echoing 30 years ago
Bryan Adams released Waking Up the Neighbours on the most notable day in music history, September 24, 1991—even if its legacy was overshadowed by others. More recently, he was the first rock star who tried but failed to bring arena concerts back. But he produced a new album in lockdown: