Week in Overview: 2020 classes, Tika the canine, bummer, Habs skate, lockdown suggestions

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Make amends for all the massive tales that occurred this week in Montreal.

Lise Ravary: Did we really learn the lessons of 2020?

I attempt to preserve my eyes on the horizon, to see what’s coming subsequent. All I see are the phrases “local weather change” flashing in neon colors. What if the pandemic had been a costume rehearsal for the subsequent disaster? Quickly sufficient, local weather change will hit us laborious. The modifications it can demand of us will make lockdowns appear to be a stroll within the park. Are we going to be prepared? Are mitigation plans in place? Have we began making significant change? I doubt it. We homo sapiens solely be taught when it hurts.

Montreal dog Tika the Iggy’s outfits go viral, earn praise from rapper Lizzo

American rapper Lizzo is the newest fan of viral Ville-Émard pooch Tika the Iggy. Iggy is brief for Italian greyhound, and whereas the canine fashionista’s star has been rising for a while, issues had been taken to an entire new stage this week when Lizzo posted pics on Instagram of herself in a multi-coloured faux-fur bikini. Tika’s proprietor Thomas Shapiro shared a photograph of Tika sporting a fur coat in the identical cloth, initially posted to Tika’s Instagram page (sure, Tika’s on Insta) in early December. Lizzo then added the pic to her Instagram collection, together with the road “Swipe proper to see an precise dangerous b—h.” Shapiro was floored. “I really like Lizzo,” he mentioned. “I really like her as an individual, I really like her music. She’s very a lot her personal individual. She does what she desires, to the beat of her personal drum — identical to Tika. It’s enjoyable to have their worlds collide.”

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