Two police forces kept busy in Thornhill. Yonge and Steeles was the site of an apparent carjacking that resulted in a 26-year-old man sustaining life-threatening injuries. The call to York Regional Police followed news about an unusual scrap on the other side of the Toronto border, right across the street. There's no indication that the events were related:

Television news snoozed on the Quebec City mosque shooting. Anglo outlets were conspicuously slow to catch up with what was happening Sunday night. John Doyle reserves particular disdain for the CBC News Network—which broke the news two-and-a-half hours later with a brief phone call. (CTV News Channel, on the verge of more layoffs at Bell Media, evidently didn't do much better with its initial coverage.)

#FakeNews sanctimony can’t handle the truth. For all the navel-gazing about accountability, examples of news media getting things wrong seem to be proliferating—at least when it comes to Americans covering Canada. The Daily Beast was duped by a fake Reuters account that invented false identities for two shooters in Quebec City; Fox News strangely never corrected or deleted a tweet claiming the suspected shooter was of Moroccan origin (he was Canadian). Meanwhile, PBS NewsHour slapped this incorrect headline atop an Associated Press report based on a Twitter platitude:

“It's a direct result of demagogues and wannabe demagogues playing to fears and prejudices.” Conservative leadership candidate Michael Chong drew this correlation between the Quebec shooting and the recent surge of far-right rhetoric. He later confirmed that said "wannabe" is Kellie Leitch. Meanwhile, Leitch's campaign manager, Nick Kouvalis, apologized for calling a political opponent a “cuck.” As for Kevin O’Leary—who has invited supporters to his first Ottawa campaign bash in both official languages—he spent last night offering wisdom to business students at Notre Dame.

Uber is taking a new kind of heat. The backlash generated by Uber's perceived friendliness to Donald Trump drove a surge of downloads to Lyft. But with Uber's app rival unavailable north of the border, despite previous promises to enter the Toronto market, another nemesis entered the fray:

HMV Canada chief claims he tried to save the company. Nick Williams tells Billboard about how he tried to renegotiate terms with the studios and labels that fed HMV's shelves. While the talks were at least partially successful, Williams says the chain didn’t have enough buy-in from its suppliers to move forward. Now in receivership, all of the 102 locations are expected to be gone by April 30. (Belleville’s Quinte Mall, home of the “Last Sam’s Standing,” will be down to one record store.)

Andre Arruda dead at 33. The comedian, who was afflicted with Morquio syndrome, said he became “a disability advocate by accident” while playing his dwarfism for laughs. Arruda’s legacy is captured in an upcoming documentary, Andre: The Anti Giant.

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Drake's mansion in Hollywood's Hidden Hills was reportedly up for sale for $19,999,900—but he was just another victim of fake news.

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