1. Federal employees who were laid off in the wake of recent budget cuts were given a stick-figure diagram in order to help them understand the situation and sort through their feelings. So, pretty much what you might give to a six-year-old if she just got fired from her government job.
2. Billy Bryans, drummer for Juno-award winning group Parachute Club, has died at the age of 63. (The Grid will be running a tribute to Bryans on our site tomorrow.)
3. A 20-year-old woman from Uxbridge has been charged after pointing a laser at a police helicopter.
1. The Blue Jays may have lost the bid for pitcher Yu Darvish, but maybe you can catch him (get it? GET IT?) in Toronto with the Texas Rangers on April 30-May 2.
2. Toronto’s great tennis hope Milos Raonic has just won his first clay-court match of the season and is advancing at the Barcelona Open.
3. Zach Galifianakis will unveil a special half-hour episode of Between Two Ferns before the Comedy Awards on May 6, featuring Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, and Sir Richard Branson.