Shoplifting selfies might be next at the LCBO. Liquor shrinkage was a concern during the holiday season, as the Toronto Star reported on more than 9,000 LCBO thefts since 2014, and how staff are powerless to do much about them as the anecdotes fly. But the degree to which the LCBO should crack down is subject to debate.  So, the thefts continue:

“Officer, I didn’t know that being basic was a crime.” That’s the caption on one of several videos posted to Instagram that show two uniformed Toronto police offers chauffeuring a group of women between nightclubs in the Entertainment District. The officers are now under investigation.

The abandoned mansion that the Kielburgers bought. Curiosity surrounds the $3.45-million sale of an abandoned Scarborough Bluffs home that was never completed. Particularly curious: the registered buyer was originally Frederic Kielburger, father to the WE brothers. He claims this was an error, and it’s now registered to a numbered company run by a nephew. The neighbours probably don’t care:

Rahaf’s rescue brings on new political bickering. The teen who prefers to be known as Rahaf Mohammed—having dumped the surname of the Saudi family she fled—has been talking to the media about the thrill of landing in Toronto. But her arrival has brought on backlash, with some wondering if it will make things worse for other Saudi women.

The mystery of whether Jagmeet Singh didn’t hear a question. Singh is being panned for his apparent ignorance of issues, but the NDP leader says he was just reacting to a bad transmission. Meanwhile, his predecessor is feeling vindicated:

Thornhill, Ontario finally gets its turn in the American health care conversation. Senator Rand Paul is coming to the Shouldice Hernia Hospital for surgery, required after a neighbour attacked him while he was doing yard work in Kentucky. The news met with snark about Paul’s health policy hypocrisy:

“Five years ago when we posted content, it went to about 100 per cent of the audience. That is not the case now, it’s just a percentage.” Diply co-founder Taylor Ablitt explains how leaning on Facebook to build a viral content led the London, Ontario-based company to shed four-fifths of its staff. It’s easy to see how Diply investors were impressed when Facebook stats showed some posts “viewed” by numbers bigger than Canada.

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