“I’d rather make a mistake than be sorry that I didn’t do it.” Twenty years after calling in the army for help during a Toronto snowstorm, former mayor Mel Lastman is among those reflecting on the experience for the National Post. Christie Blatchford also offers her recollection of the soldiers in Seaton Village helping “a bunch of effete urban pussies.”

The last legacy of the Toronto mayoral election. Iowa congressman Steve King is being criticized by fellow Republicans for his white nationalist comments. One thing that keeps coming up is his tweet in support of Faith Goldy. (Her attempts at fundraising to cover the $43,117.90 in legal fees she owes to Bell Media have seemingly sputtered out.)

Maclean’s cover package tumbles 4 ya. Last time they tried something like this, it involved two different cover prices, to reflect the gender pay gap. This time, the Left and the Right only need to pick up one magazine to read about both of their problems:

Paul Godfrey is no longer the Postmedia CEO. He'll now be executive chairman, replaced in the CEO role by his second in command, Andrew MacLeod. But the change could sadly spell the end of Godfrey giving memorable interviews about the industry, like that time he said he didn’t want to end his career as the Bill Buckner of newspapers.

Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor to be remembered in Burlington. The instrumentalist from Walk off the Earth, who died of “natural causes” in his sleep on December 29 at age 51, continued to run his own freight brokerage after becoming a musical fixture on YouTube. Taylor will get a posthumous key to the city of Burlington during a concert in his honour:

Vintage TV leaves a zombie station behind. What was originally hyped as the revival of music television in Canada evidently fizzled soon after its U.K. version went broke last year. But, as the channel repeats the same rotation of talk shows every day, it seems no one can get an answer from cable companies regarding what happened.

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