Extra, Extra: Shorter Cell Contracts, Shoppers Drug Mart Writes Sci-Fi, and Toronto's Aquarium Gets Built
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Extra, Extra: Shorter Cell Contracts, Shoppers Drug Mart Writes Sci-Fi, and Toronto’s Aquarium Gets Built

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  • In case you missed it earlier today: the CRTC has instituted some new rules that will, among other things, make it possible for Canadians to cancel their cell service after two years, even if they’ve signed contracts for three years or longer. Also, domestic data overages will be capped at $50 a month.
  • As first noted by BoingBoing, a Toronto guy sent Shoppers Drug Mart a jokey complaint about some junk mail and got, in response, an awesome piece of sci-fi short fiction in advertising-circular form.
  • Last week, we found out that a bunch of Globe and Mail staff were leaving the paper after having taken voluntary buyouts. Here’s the official list of everyone who took the money and ran.
  • Toronto’s Ripley’s Aquarium, now under construction at the base of the CN Tower, is supposed to be opening at some point in September. Late last week, the CBC got a first look inside the still-unfinished building.
  • George Stroumboulopoulos is doing a stint on CNN, starting on June 9. Here’s what the set will look like. (Purists will be pleased to note that the Americans have retained the cushy red chairs.) [Via Marc Weisblott]

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