Windsor radio gives up aiming at Detroit

The day the border blasters died

Bell Media maintained two rock radio stations it acquired in Windsor, even though the Detroit headquarters of 89X closed in March 2017. It’s all over now, with a switch to Pure Country 89, at the same time Bell-owned 93.9 the River became Virgin Radio Windsor. The changes also end the legacy of programming a unique Canadian frequency to also reach audiences across the border.


Resetting the battle over facts

“The Great Reset” becoming more of a trending term on Twitter roused fact-checkers everywhere to dissect how it fed into a conspiracy theory. A clip of Justin Trudeau telling a United Nations meeting that the pandemic “provided the opportunity for a reset” stoked claims that a World Economic Forum initiative has a sinister side.


Trump a lesson for politicians, says Kellie Leitch, the Tory MP once compared to him.” The pediatric orthopedic surgeon who tried to be prime minister resurfaced from her Mississippi home with a Canadian Press interview about political regrets. But now it’s Erin O’Toole’s turn to have Toronto Star columnists compare him to Donald Trump.


Chip sticks up for Kielburgers

Lululemon founder Chip Wilson no longer works at that company, but he’s remained an influencer in Vancouver, where a city councillor recently apologized after crudely arguing with him on Twitter. And now the author of Little Black Stretchy Pants is in Maclean’s to defend We Charity, describing it as another victim of current cancel culture:


Diana Prince will have to patrol the movie pirates from her invisible plane. Wonder Woman 1984 is sticking to its Christmas Day theatrical release in the U.S. with a twist: a simultaneous streaming premiere on HBO Max. But the pivot won’t include Canada, where Cineplex has been banking on WW1984 to bring moviegoers back.


Finally, the sexiest technicality

Dan Levy scored many headlines for his appearance in the Sexiest Man Alive issue of People, but its actual cover went to Michael B. Jordan: the Schitt’s Creek star only ranks among “158 other guys who made 2020 bearable.” The Levy received the honour of “Sexiest Man in Quarantine” and a perfect score from the room raters of Twitter: