Jessie Kerr of Comox, B.C. claims to have kept her Woodstock fame a secret because she was a teacher—but there’s another woman who has long been documented as the subject of this iconic image. The controversy is unfolding as the festival’s 50th anniversary provides a last hurrah for those who were there.
Brewer retail battle chills out
“The children of refugees should not be used as political pawns.” MP Adam Vaughan apologized for linking Ontario education cuts to U.S. immigration policy, and he deleted a tweet in which he promised that the federal Liberals won’t put any kids in cages.
Listen for that sad trombone
Subverting a low-key Canadian cinema dream. Spice It Up is playing for a week at the TIFF Lightbox, providing an occasion for introspective reviews about how turning a botched project into a meta-movie is the perfect encapsulation of creative frustration.
Finally, ground control to Commander Tom
Tom Jolls, the WKBW-TV Buffalo weatherman who retired 20 years ago, is resurfacing for his induction into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Young viewers north of the border knew Jolls better as “Commander Tom.” And when he adopted his signature red jacket in 1969 they assumed that he was a Mountie: