This week in Canadian pop culture, we take a look at top moments in Canadian politics, sports and science. The Trump progeny rolled into Vancouver for the opening of Trump Tower and that went about as well as can be expected. Our national suspicions were confirmed on fast food meat and pee in public swimming pools. The Canucks got the mumps over the weekend because it’s the Canucks. And the Mayor of Vancouver wants us all to forget about that thing with the logo.
Donald Jr., Eric and Tiffany Trump attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for Trump Tower earlier this week. About 150 protestors showed up to protest the Trump Tower, carrying signs and chanting, “love trumps hate.” While the turnout was smaller than expected, the demonstrators made their voices heard.
Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, is still dealing with the fall-out from the universally mocked logo change for the city. After councillors voted to change the logo without public consultation, local designers wigged out. It was a logo many felt looked amateur and unoriginal. Robertson put the logo on hold in order to engage in further consultations, and he must have thought the case was closed. Unfortunately, Robertson’s condescending reaction at being asked about the logo at an event was enough to bring the logo back in for another news cycle this week. Oops.
A Canadian study testing chicken DNA from fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Wendy’s and A&W, discovered Subway’s chicken sandwiches and strips were only made up of 53.6% and 42.8% chicken DNA respectively. This may not be shocking for anyone aware of the fact that fast food is not healthy or good for your body. But it is somewhat ironic given the Subway slogan, “eat fresh.”
Canadian researchers were curious to learn how much pee was actually in pools and hot tubs, because knowing there was some was not specific enough to their liking. One horrifying result showed that there was 75 litres of urine in a 830,000 liter pool. A smaller pool had only 30 liters.
It seems like you can still get mumps in this day and age. Just ask the Canucks. Last weekend, seven players showed symptoms of the highly infectious viral disease, meaning whoever had tickets to the game on Saturday were in for a show.