Kindergartner gets a lesson in cognitive dissonance. The parents of a four-year-old are taking a stand against his Kleinburg school using student photos on social media. So, they’ve turned to mainstream news outlets, which have published multiple identifying details about the entire family in the process of reporting on the dispute.

Honest Ed’s marquee will move to Yonge and Dundas. Developer Westbank kicked up a ripple of discontent when it mused that Ed's sign was better off being trashed. Now, David Mirvish says he'll will find a way to slap it on the rear of the theatre named for his dad. (Yet the erstwhile Pantages contains no memorial for its own predecessor, the Imperial Six.)

Liberals seem not so into bailing out newspapers. Huffington Post Canada's sources say heritage minister Mélanie Joly will steer clear of any journalism-industry handouts. The leak jibes with a Toronto Life Q&A with Postmedia subsidy-seeker Paul Godfrey, whose answers are filled with astonishing honesty about the distressed state of his operation. Meanwhile, the old Toronto Sun headquarters, recently vacated by Postmedia, has found a fun new life involving Pilates and ping-pong:

Justin Trudeau is now a staunch defender of first-past-the-post. New democratic institutions minister Karina Gould got her first grilling by a House of Commons committee, left to defend a voting system the PM previously argued was antiquated.

The silver age of 25th anniversary journalism about Wayne’s World. Publicists for the movie's recent retro revival have done a good job planting stories about minutiae, like how Mike Myers had to take lessons so he could drive that 1976 AMC Pacer, because he didn’t get his license while growing up in Scarborough. Also, there’s the obligatory oral history of the flick, and Vanity Fair on how director Penelope Spheeris struggled to be taken seriously after its success. But the most timely piece involves an interview with one NYC luxury condo resident talking about his influence on another:

Chemtrail warning rises above Bathurst and Willson. A billboard atop a greasy spoon caught the attention of Inside Toronto columnist Mike Adler, who got the scoop on the woman behind it: ByeByeBlueSky founder Suzanne Maher reports growing interest in chemtrail conspiracy theories. After a run of ads on the subway, she now has nine billboards in locations across Ontario and has even reserved a booth to promote her cause at Toronto's Green Living Show in April. (Inevitably, Maher felt the column was unfair to the message.)

HMV loyalty is virtual vapour. The chain's bankruptcy means anyone saving up points has been burned—a dilemma elucidated in a CityNews chat with a customer who saved up a half-million HMV points (valued at approximately $120). Another aggrieved shopper, venting to the Montreal Gazette, noted his 100,000 points were worth $24—a comedown from HMV’s heyday of buy 10 get one free.

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