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Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle

Major auction of Canadian art; more record sales?

Toronto fine art auction house Heffel is again selling some major artworks on an online auction today. Featured are works by the renowned Canadian artist Lawren S Harris. He was the founder of iconic Canadian artists known as The Group» 

Arts and Entertainment

Richest Canadian literary prize awarded to Michael Redhill

At a lavish gala in Toronto, an emotional Michael Redhill accepted the Giller Prize saying: “For the people in my life, thank you for accepting me for the deranged person that I am.” He won $100,000 for his novel called» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units» 

Arts and Entertainment, Lifestyle, Society

Big and bearded and sexy for charity

They’re known as the Newfoundland and Labrador Beard and Moustache Club. And they’re showing off their furry manly charms as mermen, or in a more Newfoundlandish way, Merb’ys (mer boys).  Hasan Hal is the man behind the effort. Hasan Hai» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canadians tell their stories in CBC anniversary yearbook

As part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the public broadcaster has compiled a book of personal stories and photos from 150 individual Canadians. The hardcover book which is in both official languages, English and French,» 

Arts and Entertainment

Prestigious literary awards announced

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Touted as one of Canada oldest and most prestigious awards, the GGs, as they are called, come with prizes of $25,000 for each of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Quebec City designated UNESCO City of Literature

Quebec City has become the first French-speaking city to be designated a City of Literature by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, city officials and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO announced today. “Quebec City is the cradle of French-language culture in North America.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Halloween pumpkins like you’ve never seen

In recent years some talented people have taken the typical Hallowe’en pumpkin carving (jack-o-lantern) to a new and artistic level. This year however, an historic site in Ontario has set a whole new standard in artistic carving. As with all» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Politics

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft arrives in Ottawa

Kelly Knight Craft, the first female U.S. Ambassador to Canada, presented her credentials to Governor General Julie Payette in Ottawa today. “I feel truly amongst friends” Knight-Craft, who is known as a fund-raiser for the Republican party in the United» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan 10th novel celebration

Sheila Kindellan-Sheehan is a gifted writer, but she didn’t start sharing her talent until mid-life, in the wake of her husband’s death. “The core of, I suppose writing, has always been loss and, I suppose, survivor’s guilt.” she says. Kindellan-Sheehan»