Month: March 2019

Schitt’s Creek, Anne with an E take top honours at Canadian Screen Awards

March 31, 2019

Schitt’s Creek and Anne with an E took the top TV honours at the Canadian Screen Awards, while the French-language drama Une colonie scored best film. “I am so proud to be part of a show that laughs at the ridiculous of all that we are,” said Schitt’s Creek star Catherine O’Hara, who also took home […]

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Canadian Women’s Hockey League to close down over financial difficulties

March 31, 2019

The collapse of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League plunges the future of the female game in Canada into disarray, at least in the short term. But the CWHL declaring it will cease operations May 1 even if a financial saviour comes over the horizon indicates the ball may be in another player’s court. “There are […]

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Joe Biden denies inappropriate behaviour after accusation of kissing and smelling former politician’s hair

March 31, 2019

Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden says he doesn’t believe he ever acted inappropriately toward women but will “listen respectfully” to suggestions he did. Biden, who is deciding whether to join the 2020 presidential race, faces allegations from a former member of the Nevada State Assembly that he kissed her on the back of the head […]

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Sandra Oh is proud of her Canadian roots — just watch her SNL appearance

March 31, 2019

Fresh off her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for the TV series Killing Eve, Sandra Oh is still, well, killing it — this time on Saturday Night Live. The Canadian actress got a lot of props online following her sketches, which included poking fun at Empire actor Jussie Smollett, the period film The Favourite and North […]

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Celebrated WW II vet, Dieppe hero, dies at 101

March 31, 2019

Funeral services for Honorary Colonel David Hart, Canada’s longest serving military officer and a hero of the 1942 Dieppe raid, will be held Sunday in Montreal. He died Wednesday at 101. His passing is felt far beyond the walls of the Ste-Catherine Street Armoury in Westmount, Que., where he was the soul of the 34 Signal Regiment, but the void […]

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Parks Canada battles Arctic ice to explore crumbling wreck

March 31, 2019

Parks Canada may be in a race against time to research the HMS Erebus as rough Arctic weather conditions badly damage the seabed wreck — weather which is also delaying a comprehensive underwater investigation of the famed 19th-century ship. Last summer’s ice conditions — the worst in a decade — reduced an ambitious six-week research project […]

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Elections Canada braces for a surge in international voters

March 31, 2019

It was a short letter from Elections Canada — but for Gillian Frank, getting it felt like “an old wound had finally started to heal.” “I was overjoyed,” said Frank, a Canadian living in the United States who received the letter earlier this month confirming his right to cast a ballot in the upcoming federal election. For seven […]

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‘The first thing is food’: But aid pledges fall short after Mozambique cyclone

March 31, 2019

An unprecedented cyclone hits a devastatingly poor country. At what point should other countries intervene? For India, the answer was made easier by serendipity: it happened to have three naval vessels on a training mission in the Indian Ocean when Cyclone Idai stuck Mozambique on March 14, killing more than 500 people in southern Africa. New […]

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A $5,000 Bell bill? Parents struggle with runaway wireless charges

March 31, 2019

Heather Gunn-LaBrie is still paying off a surprise $5,000 Bell bill for long distance and talk minutes charges, racked up by her 16-year-old son late last year.  “It is the most horrific feeling,” said Gunn-LaBrie who lives in Edmonton and shares a small business wireless plan with her son and husband. “This is an obscene amount of stress put […]

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Liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova wins election to become Slovakia’s 1st female president

March 31, 2019

Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia’s presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent. Corruption and change in political style were the main themes ahead of the run-off vote, which took place a year after journalist […]

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