Extra, Extra: Pan Am Medals Revealed, Zach Paikin Returns, and a Call to Surrender Seasonal Optimism

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Extra, Extra: Pan Am Medals Revealed, Zach Paikin Returns, and a Call to Surrender Seasonal Optimism

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  • With the Pan Am Games now just over four months away, their physical presence is increasingly around us. Take, for instance, the Pan Am medals unveiled today at the Royal Ontario Museum. Described by the event’s host, Olympic swimming gold medalist Mark Tewksbury, as “pieces of art in their own right,” the prized medallions are being forged from pan-American-sourced metals—including Ontario gold—and made by the Royal Canadian Mint. Plus, a Pan Am Games first: the design features braille.
  • Local tie aficionado and would-be Liberal party mascot Zach Paikin is now The Hill Times new international affairs columnist, setting off a blast of emoticon shrugs across this great nation. Worse things have happened.
  • And just in case you thought March meant warmer weather, here’s your annual reminder to lower your expectations.
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