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Good morning; welcome to the last-ever Monday of January 2023 — Andrew from Narcity here. ☕

Off The Top: The Royal Canadian Mint has issued a new commemorative coin, "The Imperial State Crown," in honour of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The silver piece features the monarch's visage on one side and... well, what looks like cheap costume jewellery on the other — meant to evoke the queen's crown. If you thought Canada was starting to get inflation under control, think again; this $20 commemorative piece will set you back about $160.

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Mindy Kaling is taking a lot of heat for her new HBO show Velma, and much of the backlash is coming from South Asians who are angry about the way she writes about brown girls.

Velma, which is an adult animation series based on the classic show Scooby-Doo, dropped last week on HBO Max, and so far, its ratings are pretty bad. Much of the negative backlash involves not just Kaling's decision to make Velma South Asian, but the way in which she does it.

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Neighbourhood Watch signs are a recognizable staple of any good and safe neighbourhood as they notify the everyday passerby that their "community is protected." You can see them on lamp posts and poles located on street corners throughout the city, and they look like this:

Photo cred. - Tyler Anderson

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