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This week, Toronto Maple Leafs reporter and lifelong fan Shawn Gibson talks about why he doesn’t want blues and whites to win the trophy this year. In a shortened season and amid COVID restrictions resulting in a shortage of fans in the building, that wouldn’t mean a Cup parade either. He’d rather see them win everything for another year.

Longtime columnist Wendy King is also concerned about the fate of pets adopted during the pandemic. Many animals are now being brought back as people prepare for a possible return to their normal work environment. She calls it “an ugly trend” and feels bad for the animals.

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Looking for a good time? Reporter Shawn Gibson suggests driving to the Service Ontario location on Simcoe Street, where his experience with the staff was better than at any amusement park or attraction. He needed a new health card because his was extremely out of date, but he ended up laughing with the friendly staff.