No one disputes that Norm Kelly is the most terrible Twitter politician. Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel, whose inaccurate tweet about the crowd size at a rally had Donald Trump hollering for an apology and retraction, won’t be losing his job over the mistake. While in the crossfire, Weigel stayed confident that no matter how deplorable his tweeting can get, there’s somebody who's worse:

Andy Byford waves goodbye to Toronto drama. Parting words from the TTC CEO included him telling the Empire Club about what it was like to get a 3 a.m. phone call from Rob Ford about a late bus. He's also urging the construction of a downtown relief line by 2031. Meanwhile, former dreadlocked mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson has resurfaced to claim the Toronto Star is trying to smear Byford for supporting the Scarborough subway extension.

Sam's sign looks like less of a disaster with the lights on. After outrage about how the spinning neon discs now look like a giant floor fan above 277 Victoria, some critics were calmed by the sight of the sign all lit up. The discs will stay on nightly through January 3, then take a week off ahead of a January 10 lighting ceremony at Yonge-Dundas Square. The break will also allow technicians to repair the lighting pattern on the left—which wasn't supposed to be faithful to the flickering flaws above 347 Yonge.

“It’s a nice thought to think, wow, Prince Harry used this toilet.” Real estate broker Daniel Freeman explained the appeal of 10 Yarmouth, which Meghan Markle rented for several years while shooting Suits, and throughout her courtship with Ginger Prince. The typical Toronto price inflation, from $508K to $1.395 million over the past decade, was interpreted by the Daily Mail as some kind of royal premium. At least one paparazzi scored a couple bucks for a shot of the house with the agency sign in front.

Corey Haim rape allegations lead to a lawsuit from Charlie Sheen. The recent National Enquirer report claiming the late Toronto teen star was sexually assaulted on the set of 1986’s Lucas is described in Sheen's court filing as an “egregious, hurtful and disgusting campaign of defamations.” The saga will be dramatized in a made-for-TV movie, which makes great use of music from a third Corey:

Two different opinions on Post City going woke. The materialistic monthly, which caters to Toronto’s wealthiest neighbourhoods, showed more social consciousness than usual in its choices for 2017’s most inspiring women: Sandy Hudson, an organizer of Black Lives Matter Toronto, was flattered by the recognition, having grown up reading the magazine's Bayview edition. Also, the back page was dedicated to dragging some controversial headline-makers. But one of the people shamed by name couldn’t process that this was from a publication dropped at mansion gates, rather than a left-wing alt-weekly:

Requiem for a 14-year-old newspaperman’s dream. Alex Munter, who started the Kanata Kourier on his family’s basement Ping-Pong table in 1982, laments that his legacy ended with the recent Postmedia and Torstar publication swap. The Globe and Mail also offers a dispatch from the death of the Orillia Packet and Times. But there are still reasons to launch new newspapers today: Syrian refugee Kameel Nasrawi started The Migrant because he noticed there was a lack of mainstream media coverage of Arab success stories in Canada.

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Glacier Media of Vancouver is starting a magazine with this name. It's just one of the emerging marijuana media outlets coming to market, whether or not legalized pot meets the July deadline.

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