Maxime Bernier gets herded away. In these fraught times for milk supply management, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer decided he didn't want his leadership foe in the shadow cabinet. Bernier thinks he was axed for reasons that go beyond his railing against protecting the dairy cartel:

“It’s time to declare a State of Emergency, and immediately begin with the basics.” Former city planner Jennifer Keesmaat reacted to to the 93rd cyclist or pedestrian death in the two years since John Tory launched Vision Zero. The latest fatality was a person cycling at Bloor and St. George. Her death occurred right after a committee meeting where councillor Giorgio Mammoliti mused that bikes shouldn’t be on the roads at all.

Corktown Common slides are even more off-limits than before. The mayor called city's decision to close off some shade-deprived hot metal slides at the new playground “ridiculous.” Now the slides are surrounded by fencing and caution tape, and there are some strangely phrased warning signs:

Lindsay Shepherd’s lawsuit argues that she’s “unemployable in academia.” Wilfrid Laurier University faces a $3.6-million claim from its most famous student, who argues that the aftermath of her censure derailed her career plans. (The school notes that staff have taken steps to address the matter.) Shepherd’s WLU ordeal is set to be a focus of Moses Znaimer’s annual Ideacity conference.

Drizzy remains silent on the diss track front. Pusha-T claims that Drake has already recorded a response to “The Story of Adidon,” but is holding back the release in the belief that returning fire would only make things worse. Questions about Drake’s alleged secret son remain unanswered amidst the rapper being spotted leaving Sotto Sotto with Zmeena Orr, a model described by Bossip as a “Triple Thicccc Twerker.” And since Drake isn't talking, one writer is left to recall what it was like to interview him, back when he’d even speak to the kind of journalist who’d bunk in a hostel for $17:

Why doesn’t Bansky show up to shut down his own show? Advance ticket sales were brisk for the Art of Banksy exhibit, located in a self-described “raw space.” Naturally, the art star is invisible, although Banksy's former agent, Steve Lazarides, defends the commercial curation. The show should also boost the fortunes of Sterling Road, where authenticity-starved suburban tourists can experience gentrified service with a scowl:

The Big Bang Theory provided 23 of Canada’s 36 most-watched individual television episodes. Bill Brioux’s dispatch from CTV's annual advertiser upfront includes a shot of reality: every first airing of the American science sitcom dominated the 2017-18 season across all networks, with spin-off Young Sheldon taking up nine more slots in the top 50. Meanwhile, a new study shows that parents are more likely to enjoy watching TV with their children if they join them after consuming some cannabis.

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The OPP issued a news release to make an example of a woman in Elgin who called 911 when her pizza pick-up wasn’t ready.

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