Ryerson newspaper finds all of the bedbugs sniffing dogs couldn't. Reports of an insect infestation at Ryerson's Victoria building remained unconfirmed after multiple official investigations. But The Eyeopener found classroom evidence—proving once and for all that students weren’t imagining the bugs crawling on them. At a time when campuses are wondering about the long-term worth of print news, this will likely get attention:

“Since these tabloid accusations were published, the career that I have spent nearly two decades building has been shattered.” Jeremy Dodds was a member of the poetry board at Coach House Books, before Coach House put its poetry program “on hiatus.” And then the news media learned that Dodds had been accused of sexual impropriety by an anonymous group called the “CanLit Janitors.” BuzzFeed Canada ran with the story. Dodds has now responded with a lengthy note in which he says the whole thing started with a misunderstanding over target-practice silhouettes he sent as an inside joke to an ex-girlfriend.

Sikh separatist rally had Jagmeet Singh on the scene. Videos of the NDP leader speaking at a June 2015 event in San Francisco that venerated a militant Sikh religious leader have circulated online and into the Globe and Mail. Singh stood on stage in front of a poster of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and made a speech accusing India of “genocide” against Sikhs. Singh now explains the episode as simply part of his work as a “human rights advocate.”

The day Doug Ford once again became Doug Ford. After a relatively mellow Progressive Conservative leadership campaign, an interview with CBC Ottawa host Robyn Bresnahan resurrected a more combative DoFo. Doug said claims that he was once a hash dealer are “absolutely false." (Meanwhile, he's started callng for a freer market on recreational cannabis.) For now, the challenge for pundits is trying to come up with arguments why Ford could lose. Rick Salutin in the Toronto Star is left to argue why Doug is no Rob.  

Field Trip breaks with Nestlé. Summer music festivals are being scaled back after a boom period around Toronto, which is why Field Trip—to be headlined by Metric and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs—should probably be thrilled with sponsorship from a brand like Perrier. But the fizzy brand is owned by Nestlé, whose bottled water profit practices have long been criticized, no matter how much the company invests in ice cream. So, following an outcry, earth's first soft drink has been dropped:

Sports Illustrated expat easily excited by a subway. Richard Deitsch is moving to Toronto for a job as Bob McCown’s alternating co-host on Prime Time Sports, in conjunction with a gig at The Athletic—a vote of confidence for that website's mission to destroy print. But local Twitter followers chastised the wide-eyed Deitsch for this bad take:

Paul White dead at 85. The music executive developed a stable of acts at Capitol Records of Canada. The company had money to throw around thanks to the Beatles, whose North American success started with White releasing the records that his American counterparts passed up in 1963. As a result, there were uniquely Canadian versions of Beatle releases (one of which made a hit single out of “Roll Over Beethoven”) before the Capitol head office in L.A. ordered White to knock it off.

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Shane Smith, the co-founder of Vice Media, used this pair as an analogy to describe some new roles for himself and Nancy Dubuc, who is replacing him as CEO.

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