Flying Blue Flags
Eight of Toronto's 11 beaches officially open for swimming. Only three - Marie Curtis Park, Rouge and Sunnyside - haven't yet received the Blue Flag designation.
Who says political satire is dead? Frank Magazine lives again! Michael Bate plans to revive the print pub in the fall and expand the scandal sheet online, erecting a paywall to finance it. Will readers pony up? Sure, this is what we call an essential service.
New wireless rules
The CRTC releases a new code of conduct prohibiting cellphone companies from charging fees to break contracts after two years. The bad news: those providers are likely to respond with price hikes.
City Hall junkies
Rogers drops the axe on its short-lived 24-hour CityNews channel, killing a couple of dozen jobs and pulling the plug for City Hall aficionados who could count on the station to carry any and every news conference from the clamshell.
Star reporter Alex Consiglio is arrested by Toronto police for trespassing after taking a photo of an injured GO Transit worker being removed on a stretcher after a scuffle at Union Station on Monday, June 3.
CEP and the CAW merge to form Unifor, Canada's largest private-sector union. Good news. But the new name (Unifor) and logo, a stylized U, get a failing grade for inspiration.