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Arts and Entertainment

World-renowned conductor awarded Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal

American-born conductor Kent Nagono received one of Canada’s highest civilian awards Thursday for his remarkable contribution to Montreal’s world-famous symphony orchestra. Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, a former astronaut and an accomplished musician herself, presented Nagano with a Meritorious Service Medal» 

Canadians say zoos and aquaria are useful, but not in the keeping of dolphins and whales

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

Canadians say zoos, aquariums ok, but not for dolphins, whales

The issue of animals in captivity has become a thorny one in recent years, especially in relation to cetaceans, (dolphins, whales) In Canada, only two facilities house cetaceans, Marineland in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and the Vancouver Aquarium in British Columbia.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

Former revolutionary, refugee, author speaks at immigration museum

Carmen Aguirre will again tell the story of how she settled in Canada after fighting as part of the Chilean resistance and later became an award-winning author, playwright and actor. She will appear at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees

New play explores myth of Asians as ‘model minority’

Submissive, intelligent and well-behaved, a model minority. That’s how the society largely views Asian immigrants, says Montreal-based playwright Marie Barlizo. But Barlizo says she wants to help bust that myth with her new play that features an unlikely duo of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Profiting from tragedy: poor judgement, misunderstandings and outright scams

The Humboldt Broncos tragedy: Hockey league latest to come under criticism A small town hockey team from Humboldt Saskatchewan were travelling by bus to a match when a collision with a truck virtually wiped out the team.   The April 6» 

Arts and Entertainment

Christie’s releases Chagall piece back to National Gallery

The National Gallery of Canada has reached a “mutually satisfactory financial agreement” with Christie’s auction house to return a Marc Chagall painting to the gallery, the two parties announced Thursday. The gallery announced in April that it had put La Tour» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Botanical art featured at Canadian, other museums

The Art of the Plant exhibition opened at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa today and runs until October 14, 2018. The exhibit includes 48 drawings and paintings by Canadian Contemporary botanical artists and was developed as part of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Comedian listed as noteworthy figure for Asian Heritage Month

Shaun Majumder is an award winning actor and comedian and he is listed by the government of Canada as a noteworthy historical figure during this, Asian Heritage Month. “These photographs and stories highlight some of the many valuable contributions made» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Sign of the changing times, major newspaper goes non-profit

La Presse, one of the major newspapers in Quebec and for French speakers, is changing itself into a not-for-profit entity. The newspaper was first established in 1884, but has already undergone a major change just a little over a year» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Dress for Success: A concept still valid

How much time do you spend choosing clothing for work? When it comes to professional or office environments, a clear majority of staff and of managers agree that the clothing choices you make can affect your chances of promotion. An»