August 2017

They’re up by 600 from last year, for a total of 2,700 submissions in 2017. Cannes sensation among films to be presented Among them are The Square, Swedish director Ruben Ostland’s art world satire that won the Palm D’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Other notable films include: Indian Horse, from director Stephen Campanelli, which […]

Rami Nader, a psychologist at the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic in Vancouver, says some people are leery of clowns because they fear their exaggerated painted smiles obscure their true emotions, which makes them unpredictable. McAndrew says he found the ambiguity of a clown’s performance art seemed to rattle the respondents the most. © […]

TV cook Rachael Ray, $1 million to organizations rescuing and caring for animals displaced by Harvey. Houston rapper Bun B and music manager Scooter Braun are organizing a benefit concert to support those affected by Harvey, tentatively scheduled to air on U.S. Houston-born and raised singer Solange Knowles, the younger sister of BeyoncĂ©, has announced she […]

Many have fond memories of the movie theatre, including Carol Bruneau, who worked at the Oxford in the early 1970s. The historic movie theatre will go dark on Sept. The Oxford Theatre, a cinematic icon in Halifax for 80 years, is closing its doors. The screenings will run Sept. “Serving people, talking to people. Some […]

As the drummer and a vocalist in the Juno award-winning act, Prokop helped define the sound of rock and roll on Canadian airways in the 1970s. Lighthouse won the Juno Award for best Canadian group for three consecutive years from 1972 to 1974. On a Facebook group dedicated to the band, fans expressed their sorrow […]

It was to be featured in a tour of the street art on Saturday.  Bowness mobilizes to remove racist vandalism on mural Tuesday morning, the mural had been vandalized with the words “anti white” painted on it in red. A mural in the Montreal neighbourhood of Saint-Henri denouncing white supremacy was vandalized, just days after its inauguration, […]

Campanelli and was adapted to the screen by writer Dennis Foon (On the Farm). “I am truly honoured to bring Richard Wagamese’s moving novel to the screen,” Campanelli said in a statement. The film synopsis on TIFF’s website describes Saul as a character “torn apart by the betrayals that have shaped him, but determined to never […]

“I’ve written 30, 31 books and I would like to do something else. Richards and other New Brunswick senators to support families, grow the economy and move New Brunswick forward.” A tweet from the Giller Prize’s Twitter account also congratulated Richards on the appointment. Richards will represent New Brunswick in the Red Chamber. “Most of […]

Tom Clancy died in 2013. News media outlets report that Alexandra Clancy’s lawsuit says that the author’s estate should be the sole beneficiary of any posthumous books featuring the character who was first introduced in The Hunt for Red October. (Reuters) © The Associated Press, 2017 The lawsuit says: “Tom Clancy made Jack Ryan; and […]

The comedy album of the year will be presented during the Juno gala dinner and awards on March 24, 2018 in Vancouver. © The Canadian Press, 2017 Standup, sketch, improv and musical comedy albums will be eligible for submission, and there are no sales qualifications for the category. CARAS says the return of the award […]

The estate of Chicago photographer Vivian Maier, whose vivid street scenes have won her posthumous plaudits, is asking a Canadian court to prohibit a Toronto gallery from showing or selling her work. Three years ago he sold some 17,000 black-and-white negatives and slides to Stephen Bulger, who runs a gallery on Toronto’s Queen Street West. The […]

1, television service providers must: Provide customers with a summary and a copy of their contract agreement, which includes the channels or packages they subscribe to, their monthly fees, the length of their contract and how to file a complaint. All they have to do is fill out an online complaints form. Television providers will also have […]

At every point his enormous talent and originality shone like a beacon.” The festival will honour McCormack on Sept. Ahead of his TV sitcom return this fall in the Will & Grace revival, Emmy-winning Canadian actor Eric McCormack will be honoured by the Stratford Festival as the latest recipient of its Legacy Award. He has performed […]

One lousy steamroller, ten unpublished novels and look at all the trouble I’m in…! Many thanks to @steamfair. Pratchett, one of Britain’s best-loved authors who created the Discworld series and wrote some 70 books, died in 2015 at the age of 66. The manager of Terry Pratchett’s estate says he’s honoured the late fantasy author’s wishes […]