Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss.
- Today, city council voted 37-1 to assist gay homeless youth. The single vote against came from Mayor Rob Ford. “Ford voted no to a LGBTQ youth shelter,” Olivia Chow tweeted. “In a world free of homophobia we wouldn’t need one. It’s a world he refuses to help create.” John Tory also commented via Twitter: “Blocking LGBTQ youth shelter at council, refusing to congratulate #WorldPride are more examples of Ford’s inability to lead. Period.” And colleague Kristyn Wong-Tam said simply, “The mayor is homophobic.”
- Television viewers might soon have the option to watch a one-hour cable series starring Alec Baldwin as a “Rob Ford–like mayor of New York City.” No mention is made of whether it would be a comedy, or a dramedy, or a drama, or a tragedy—or whatever’s worse and more depressing than that last one.
- In June, Bell Media announced it would be cutting as many as 120 jobs in its television operations, and now, the cutting has begun: 91 people from channels including CTV, MuchMusic, M3, Space, MTV, Space, and E! have lost their jobs.
- Some bees do not live in a hive with other bees but instead fly about pollinating alone. And while these lone bees might well be perfectly content without bee comrades, they do appreciate being provided with a place to rest—which is why a Toronto company has devised DIY “bee hotels” that will allow you to put these solitary helpers up in your own backyard.