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Extra, Extra: Free Cats, Adult Entertainment, and Sports Drama

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

  • From Friday to Sunday, as a Black Friday promotion, Toronto Animal Services is waiving its $75 adoption fee on any cats with black colouring. (There’s still a $15 license fee, though.) Stock up while you can.
  • It seems as though the east end won’t lack for “the finest in adult entertainment”—at least, not for the foreseeable future. Despite rumours to the contrary, the management at Jilly’s says the Queen Street East strip club isn’t going anywhere.
  • The Montreal Gazette‘s Jack Todd argues that Don Cherry is a kind of bellwether species, whose fate at the hands of Rogers (which just bought up the rights to all of Canada’s NHL broadcasts) will foretell the fate of the CBC as a whole.
  • But hockey isn’t the only sport whose Canadian operations are in for big changes. The Buffalo News is worried that Toronto is looking to poach the Bills, and that the annual “home game” at Rogers Centre is just the thin edge of the wedge. [Via Daniel Dale]
  • Mayor Rob Ford’s office issued a press release just for the purpose of reminding the media that Ford is still going to work, which is weird and crazy.
  • If you’re thinking about renting a condo, you may want to wait a few months. Analysts say supply is quickly catching up to demand, meaning rents—and condo prices, generally—could go down.
  • The Globe has what seems like confirmation that the the Hudson’s Bay outlet at Yonge and Bloor streets is going to be turned into a Saks. (The rest of the article, a profile of retail executive Richard Baker, is also pretty interesting.)

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