October 2017

considers training teachers to deal with school psychologist shortage hamlet readies Stompin’ Tom Centre for ‘perfect’ Canada Day opening Connors died in 2013. The New Brunswick born and P.E.I. 15. He sold more than five million records in his iconic music career and is one of six Canadians getting their spot on Canada’s Walk of Fame. MORE P.E.I. Canadian singer-songwriter […]

CBC’s Rick Mercer Report will be presented the Academy Icon Award “for its ongoing contribution to the media industry within Canada and globally,” while Bell Media’s annual Bell Let’s Talk initiative will receive the Humanitarian Award “in recognition of the multi-reaching national campaign about mental health.” Rick Mercer will say goodbye to ‘best job in […]

Swiss-based production firm GF Productions is expressing interest in acquiring the Just For Laughs entertainment company with the aim of creating a global entity. Gregoire Furrer, founder and owner of GF Productions, says he wants to create an international comedy group and says banding together is essential for the future of the business. One week […]

But the Master of the Macabre might want to keep an eye out behind him, because scientists have just unleashed a nightmare machine on a mission to churn out its own bone-chilling tales. “We would still not have enough data.” Yanardag and Cebrian are themselves aspiring horror fiction writers. Shelley takes a couple of seconds […]

© The Associated Press, 2017 The institute said its role was not to moralize.   La Cinematheque Francaise maintained its program despite criticism in the wake of allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. An online petition calling on the institute to cancel the retrospective, calling it “an insult to all women” mobilized under the #MeToo […]

On Monday, NBC fired political journalist Mark Halperin after multiple allegations of sexual harassment, and The New Republic said it had launched an investigation after publisher and president Hamilton Fish was accused of harassing women. Billy Eichner also blasted the move: “Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time […]

‘I trust him’ Destrooper, who had Monk as a teacher many years ago at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, said he knows he’ll face backlash for allowing Monk to be involved in Ballet Victoria. At the time, Manitoba Justice said the Crown reviewed the case and recommended against charges because a conviction was unlikely. He declined […]

Palmer is followed by Charles Schulz. 6 on the list with $20 million in earnings, mostly from while he was still alive, touring and earning more than $1 million a night. Tom Petty, who died Oct. Bob Marley was the fifth highest-paid dead celebrity with $23 million, according to Forbes magazine. Michael Jackson died eight […]

What a load of HORSESHIT.— @rosemcgowan FACT https://t.co/Gc95snwwge— @rosemcgowan McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood, and tweeted earlier this month that she was raped by a man with the initials “HW.” The Hollywood Reporter said McGowan confirmed she was referring to disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein. An arrest […]

‘Next step to reconciliation’  Koshuan souvenirs are made in Canada and labelled “Genuine Native Indian craft,” but owner Daniel Rivard confirmed they are not made by Indigenous people. Cultural appropriation defined Solen Roth, an anthropologist specializing in cultural appropriation, said that cultural exchanges are universal and happen all the time. Walmart Canada decided to pull certain costumes deemed culturally […]

According to the NPD Group, Breath of the Wild was the second-best-selling game year-to-date ending this August, behind only Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. After the rocky launch of Super Mario Run, Nintendo found success with Fire Emblem Heroes, which regularly tops the highest-grossing apps lists on iOS and Google Play. “In the entertainment business, predicting demand […]

They used to dance when they were small but they kind of grew out of that,” she notes. Fox-Assinewei brought three of her sons to the project, including McLaughlin-Assinewai, and is happy to see interest in their heritage grow. “They take the culture more seriously as they’re getting older. “Being in the city, you kind […]

(Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press) After sexual harassment accusations, Hollywood asks: Is Harvey Weinstein done? actors union to host sexual harassment forum © The Canadian Press, 2017 ‘Almost everybody has a story’: B.C. Canadian film and T.V. leaders are acknowledging that sexual harassment has also been a “prevalent” part of the entertainment industry north of the border. ‘It’s […]