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Arts and Entertainment, Society

English and French minority schools get funds for cultural activities

The government of Canada has many projects to promote the country’s two official languages, English and French. As part of that it will provide up to $7.5 million starting in 2019-20 for cultural activities in schools where the language is» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Society

British Home Child Day of Remembrance, in Toronto

British Home Children were a largely forgotten group of little immigrants to Canada. until recent years. Most Canadians have no knowledge of the program that brought over 100.000 children from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, most often as indentured labour» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canada’s first professional Muslim theatre company launches in Montreal

Drawing on Montreal’s multicultural artistic talent, Canada’s first professional Muslim theatre company is set to make history Thursday, hoping to build bridges of understanding and dialogue with the wider Canadian society. The Silk Road Theatre is set to open its» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Eugenie Bouchard loses in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Eugenie Bouchard, the Canadian tennis player who went all the way to the Wimbledon Final in 2014, is continuing her dismal season in 2018.. Bouchard, 24, was eliminated today in the first round of the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan. She» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Lego lovers build monthly in St. John’s

Lego lovers in Newfoundland get together to share their passion. It’s one that began in childhood, but these people continue to create with the coloured blocks. “Really, the possibilities are endless” NewfoundlandLUG, (that’s Lego User’s Group)  meets each month at Bricks and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, International, Politics

Bryan Adams testifies on copywright changes

Bryan Adams was before a different audience this week. On Tuesday, September 18, the much-loved Canadian rocker, songwriter and photographer, was testifying before the House of Commons Heritage Committee on changes to Canada’s Copyright Act. Adams, 58, who has been» 

Arts and Entertainment

Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan shortlisted for 2018 Man Booker Prize

Canadian author Esi Edugyan has made the shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her third novel Washington Black. Edugyan was one of six authors shortlisted Thursday for the prestigious literary prize which is awarded each year» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, International, Society

Tanya Talaga: Massey Lecturer 2018

Tanya Talaga is an award-winning journalist and the author of ‘Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City’. And now she is the 2018 Massey Lecturer in the series that the CBC has been sponsoring since 1961.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

City bans all smoking on municipal property

The major east coast port city of Halifax has passed a sweeping new anti-smoking bylaw. Just weeks before a new federal law comes into effect allowing recreational use of cannabis (Oct 17), the city law bans all smoking on public» 

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

Aviation a passion best shared in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec

Aviation has been a passion for Gilles Pepin ever since high school when he read everything he could lay his hands on about World War II. It continued through his life and through his hands, when he began creating model»