Ontario News Now under fire for a flu report. The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. David Williams, was interviewed for a video produced by the Doug Ford government, leading to criticism from others who see ONN as unpleasantly partisan:

Faith Goldy is still news in the U.S.A. Iowa congressman Steve King’s endorsement of the Toronto mayoral candidate on Twitter continues to come up in relation to his own campaign. Also, questions about how Goldy went from a liberal Havergal College student to a white nationalist type were recently explored in a podcast via The Cut.

“Steve Bannon is no threat to Canadian values.” That’s the take of the Toronto Star editorial board regarding the Munk Debate on the topic of populism. Naturally, calls to cancel it stoked the pre-game:

The meta-legacy of Bohemian Rhapsody. Mike Myers has a cameo in the new Freddie Mercury biopic as an EMI record executive who doesn’t like operatic bombast. Interviewed on The Late Show, Myers told Stephen Colbert about how he had to fight to get “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Wayne’s World, because the studio wanted the movie's famous car scene to lip-synch something by Guns N’ Roses.

Jean Machine is fading away for real this time. The denim shopping mall staple, founded in 1976, was salvaged from bankruptcy last year by new ownership that hoped to win women back from yoga pants. But it won’t be around after February

Who wants to buy the emptied Hamilton Eaton Centre? After changing owners a couple times, then being sought by developer Brad Lamb, the symbol of dashed hopes for downtown Hamilton is for sale, with optimism for its future. Perhaps included with the complex is this one sign that never came down:

“But we are always happy to see artists engaging with our products as a form of creative expression.” Calvin Klein clarified that the brand didn’t pay for all of the conspicuous underwear in Carly Rae Jepsen’s new music video, “Party For One.” So, when it comes to unveiling Hudson’s Bay windows, she must come cheaper than Mariah.

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Hugh Heckman, a writer fired from PBS NewsHour for saying Meghan Markle looked “not bad,” claims one complainant used this adjective to describe Justin Trudeau.

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