The Week: July 21-28


By: Clarrie Feinstein


Flickr via Alex GuibordPro-Israel rally in Queen’s Park turns ugly

A pro-Israel rally was held in Queen’s Park this weekend took an ugly turn when fighting broke out between Israeli and Palestinian supporters. A man attended the rally holding an Israeli flag with a swastika replacing the Star of David, which initiated the fight. The police had to intervene, but no charges were made.

Canada wins gold at Commonwealth games

Canadian swimmer Audrey Lacroix won the gold medal in the women’s 200-metre butterfly event today in Glasgow, Scotland. This was the third win for Canada, after Ryan Cochrane won the men’s 1500m freestyle, and Katerine Savard took the women’s 100m butterfly.This is the second medal for 20-year-old Lacroix after winning silver this past Saturday.

Christie Pitts Film Fest

Christie Pitts is continuing its annual Days of Summer Film Festival. The park hosts classic films with food vendors from across the city also in attendance. Watch out for Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom on August 10th. The event is free, but pay-what-you-can is recommended.

Another plane disappears

This past Thursday a plane from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital was carrying 116 attendants disappeared from radar early Thursday over Mali. It is said by officials that the plane “probably crashed”. Recently, CNN reports stated that the plane went down in the Tilemsi area, which is about 45 miles from the city of Gao. No trace of the plane has yet been found.

OVO Fest

This August 3-4, Molson Amphitheatre is hosting-for the third year in a row-the hip hop music fest, featuring the originator of the festival; Drake. The Fest will also feature Outkast and other artists still to be announced. The hip-hop showcase has featured artists, Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z and more. This is just one of many music festivals still to come-check out VELD, Irie, and Island Soul music festivals.

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