Province promises potential pot-peddling perfection. Reports of cannabis retail in Ontario being turned over to privately owned outlets come with questions over whether Queen’s Park can pull it off by October 17. But, whenever it happens, you’ll hear about it from Doug Ford’s very own newscaster:

“When it comes to gut instinct, Mel Lastman could come into a room and determine what the public might want just with his gut instinct. I’m going to say this really clearly—Doug Ford has the same instinct.” Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti led the charge of councillors supporting Ford's plan to reduce the size of city council. But a majority of councillors voted to oppose the bill and pursue a referendum, after a debate where Gord Perks accused Ford of trying to wreak havoc on Toronto.

Danforth shooting aftermath gets more political. Justin Trudeau interrupted his B.C. vacation to visit the Greektown memorial—where he was also interrupted by a heckler. Meanwhile, speculation continues to surround the motivations of the shooter. A related chemical-weapons conspiracy theory was further boosted by one senator:

Roberto Osuna trade means one less HR headache for Rogers. The Blue Jays swapping the reliever, who’s still under suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy, makes Osuna a problem for Houston to figure out instead. Sportsnet columnist Shi Davidi figures that the team is just happy to get the pitcher off their hands.

How many more headlines in the form of a question await Alex Trebek? Given his recent health challenges, the 78-year-old host is daring to say he may leave Jeopardy in 2020, which will mark 36 years since the gig saved him from being known for Canadian game shows. Trebek is recommending two potential replacements: LA Kings play-by-play announcer Alex Faust, and law-talker Laura Coates:

Rush forces contemplation of what it’s like for a rock band to really retire. Dave Grohl recently brushed off a question about replacing Neil Peart in the Rush lineup. Alex Lifeson nonetheless confirmed earlier this year that the group is “basically done.” With Geddy Lee having turned 65, it now seems like they’d rather take this senior citizenship seriously:

CBC affirms “Trump Anxiety Disorder.” Calling around America to find the standard hysteria about the president supplied CBC News with successful clickbait. Sure enough, Fox & Friends found a Florida shrink to decry the latest “partisan pop psychiatry.”

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The plant in Brampton that has been making them since 1949 will close later this year amidst reduced market demand.

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