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Extra, Extra: Hockey on TV, Meth Labs on the Streets, and Rob Ford on O’Reilly

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This set may be on borrowed time  Photo by scaturchio, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

This set may be on borrowed time. Photo by scaturchio, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Rogers, unsatisfied with owning practically everything else, has bought up the rights to NHL hockey broadcasts, nationwide. CBC will continue airing Hockey Night in Canada for the time being, but the public broadcaster will have to renegotiate with its new corporate overlord after four years.
  • The CBC is understandably somewhat sad about this state of affairs.
  • A replica of the RV meth lab from Breaking Bad is roving Toronto as a promotion for the show’s new DVD and Blu-Ray box sets. You can even get your picture taken in a hazmat suit.
  • At last, we know a little more about the City’s plan for saving Bixi Toronto from financial oblivion. It involves Portland, and toilet money.
  • Councillor and Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly (Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt), who inherited many of Mayor Rob Ford’s procedural powers after this month’s dramatic council meeting, has changed his Twitter handle to DMayorKelly, which sounds like a city councillor’s idea of a rap pseudonym.
  • Speaking of Mayor Ford, the pity and loathing you’ll feel as you watch him grin and gaffe his way through this condescending interview on the O’Reilly Factor may make you physically ill. You have been warned!
  • And speaking of warnings, it may snow a bit tonight. Be safe.

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