Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Blue Jays great Roy Halladay killed in small plane crash
“Roy Halladay, one of the best pitchers to wear a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, was killed Tuesday when his small plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. He was 40.
“Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco said during a news conference that Halladay’s ICON A5 went down about noon Tuesday near Holiday, Fla., just north of Tampa.”
– CBC News
2. Manitoba wants private stores to sell its recreational cannabis
“Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government announced on Tuesday it plans to allow private storefronts to sell recreational cannabis by the time it becomes legal next year.
“Premier Brian Pallister boasted his province’s “hybrid model” for legal pot that gives the Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Corporation control over obtaining the product that will be sold in private stores.”
3. Ontario Liberals unveil $155M ‘seniors’ strategy’
“With an election looming next spring, Premier Kathleen Wynne has unveiled a new $155-million “seniors’ strategy.”
“The Liberal government is pledging to improve services for older Ontarians with a slew of measures packaged together in a campaign-ready initiative dubbed ‘Aging With Confidence: Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors.'”
4. Harvey Weinstein’s army of spies
From Ronan Farrow: “The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.”
+1: Harvey Weinstein lawyer David Boies’s quiet career squashing stories for the powerful – Quartz
5. Instagram is loving nature to death
“Lesser-known lookouts are suffering under the weight of sudden online fame.”