“Gonna buy the National Post today.” Rogers Centre beer can tosser Ken Pagan, tossed out of his job as a Postmedia copy editor after a Toronto Sun-led manhunt resulted in him being arrested on October 4, got a conditional discharge—accompanied by a letter of recommendation from Christie Blatchford. (Pagan now has a janitorial gig.) The judge rejected a Blue Jays request to submit victim impact statements. And now all is forgiven.

Tim Hortons tries to roll back bad press. A sudden summertime return of “Roll Up the Rim to Win” was enough of a news story to eclipse accusations that the chain's head office has short-changed franchisees. The discontent has extended south of the border, too, where Tims is trying to placate the masses with a poutine doughnut. Meanwhile, a coast guard pilot in P.E.I. got schooled for touching down in a field for a double-double.

Peter Mansbridge tributes are getting as stale as yesterday’s baked goods. Before doing his final regular in-studio broadcast of The National (followed by tonight’s retrospective tribute, tomorrow’s remote newscast from Ottawa, then the ceremonial goodbye on Canada Day) the chief correspondent had the honour of having the CBC Broadcast Centre atrium named after him. (Cupcakes for everyone!) The big to-do forced an update to a Canadian Press feature about "a low-key sign-off"—a story that also noted Mansbridge’s controversial history of softball interviews and speaking for petroleum producers. But they wouldn't leave this cake out in the rain:

Supreme Court applauded for telling Google what to do. The search engine was ordered to remove links to Datalink, a website accused of counterfeiting products from B.C. company Equustek. Electronic freedom fighters find the decision mortifying. Fear that authoritarian governments and Hollywood studios alike will cheer was validated by a Music Canada press release hailing the decision.

City councillor gets a remedial lesson in Twitter. The appointment of veteran bureaucrat Jim Hart to fill a vacant Scarborough city council seat was a reminder that many Toronto municipal politicians work quietly. For instance, few outside John Campbell's Etobicoke ward would care about him if he hadn't drawn wider attention by moving an unsuccessful motion to defund Pride. And then, maybe it wasn't the best idea for him to tweet about a fellow councillor's “hot girlfriend”—even if he only wanted to promote author Grace O’Connell.

Henry Moore is sure getting pushed around a lot lately. After his Large Two Forms sculpture was permanently moved from Dundas and McCaul to Grange Park, the British artist’s 1966 bronze commission for city hall, The Archer, has been marked for relocation in favour of a 12-foot-long turtle, as part of the reconciliation process with Indigenous peoples. Marcus Gee is here to take a stand against tampering with architect Viljo Revell's original vision of Nathan Phillips Square:

Jagmeet Singh will take all the clicks he can get. The NDP leadership candidate was ecstatic to be on BuzzFeed for his thoughts on the multicultural experience. (BuzzFeed previously helped Singh get national attention by admiring his style.) Meanwhile, it remains to be seen if tolerance has peaked for Justin Trudeau's recent streak of "sock diplomacy."

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A call to the Toronto Star newsroom, from a man who said he'd taken a hostage, led to a dramatic story of talking him out of taking drastic measures.

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