THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE BIZARRE

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THE GOOD

An­other GTA bas­ket­ball player is es­tab­lish­ing him­self as one of the top prospects on the planet. And the only other guy in the con­ver­sa­tion, Zion Wil­liamson, plays right be­side him on the much bal­ly­hooed Duke Blue Devils — the con­sen­sus favourite to win the NCAA na­tional ti­tle. R. J. Bar­rett, son of Cana­dian hoops le­gend Rowan Bar­rett, has al­ready helped Canada win gold at the 2017 FIBA Un­der-19 Bas­ket­ball World Cup. Now, Bar­rett is on course to be­come a top pick in next year’s NBA draft. Still, it’d be nice if one of our lo­cal stars could play at home.

THE BAD

Toronto jour­nal­ist and civil rights ac­tivist Des­mond Cole trav­elled to the West Coast for a speak­ing en­gage­ment, and re­ported that, not long af­ter ar­riv­ing in the city of Van­cou­ver, he was un­fairly carded by a po­lice of­fi­cer with the Van­cou­ver Po­lice De­part­ment for do­ing noth­ing but smok­ing a cig­a­rette on the side­walk. Cole, who has won awards for his jour­nal­ism high­light­ing the dam­ag­ing prac­tice of po­lice card­ing, wrote a Face­book post about the in­ci­dent and posted a video to Twit­ter draw­ing at­ten­tion, once again, to the is­sue.

THE BIZARRE

The an­i­mal trend in yoga con­tin­ues un­abated this month as classes full of dozens of roam­ing pup­pies ar­rive in Toronto. The classes, pegged at $39.99 per, are run­ning through­out the month and sell­ing out as fast as you can say down­ward dog. Re­cent an­i­mal trends in the bendy arts in­clude last year’s goat yoga ven­ture, as well as good old-fash­ioned dog yoga and, of course, kit­ten yoga. To sign up for puppy yoga, go to www.pup­pyyoga.com. Be pre­pared for high-qual­ity ex­er­cise fol­lowed by a se­ri­ous cud­dle ses­sion.

R. J. Bar­rett off to an in­cred­i­ble start at Duke Uni­ver­sity

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