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August 27th, 2016     by Caitlin Blennerhassett     Comments

Illustrator: Erin McPhee

Last weekend millions of Canadians around the world gathered together to watch the last concert of the Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour, broadcast live from Kingston, Ontario. The band put on a wild show with a series of encores, ending on beautiful rendition of Ahead By a Century.

Black Lives Matter activists demonstrated outside of the headquarters of Ontario’s Special Investigation Unit this week in protest of the killing of Abdirahman Abdi.

“Your SIU is absolutely broken,” Rinaldo Walcott, associate professor at the University of Toronto’s department of sociology and equity studies, told more than a hundred assembled in Mississauga on Wednesday evening to protest last month’s police-involved death of Somali-Canadian man Abdirahman Abdi. “It needs a serious dismantling and remaking. Our lives depend on it,” Walcott said.

Canada is abuzz this week with the news that McCain is discontinuing Pizza Pockets as we know them. The new versions are oval, trying-to-be-healthy, and exist as a pale comparison to the beloved microwaved pizza-ghosts of our past. Honestly though, I grew up in a Pizza Pops family.

A baseball man person held Olympic Goddess Katie Ledecky’s gold medals as she throws the first pitch at a Washington Nationals Game.

The Puvirnituq Maternity Centre in Nunavik has welcomed its 3000th baby! The centre turned 30 this year, celebrating three decades of data supporting keeping birth in local, remote communities, supported by Aboriginal midwives.

Highschoolers rejoice, someone has finally realized that those robot babies assigned to you in health class are not effective birth control!

Beware the coming invasion of lesbian farmers.

Thursday night the Shameless crew celebrated the launch of our Music Issue at D-Beatstro!

Musician Brighid Fry (find a review of her EP Fox Hats in our issue on stands now) played along with band Hex. Thanks to all who made it out!

Tags: activist report, media savvy, news flash

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