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Vancouver mulls 2030 Olympic bid, Indigenous groups to lead

At the beginning of the month, Canada’s west coast city of Vancouver was considering to bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Councillor Melissa de Genova originally tabled a motion in April to consider a bid for the games, but that »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Indigenous playwright wins top drama prize

Tara Beagan has won the $75,000 Siminovitch Prize which is the largest theatre award in Canada. The prize is given to a professional director, playwright or designer who is “an acknowledged leader in the theatre whose work is transformative and »

Arts & Entertainment, International

‘Scandalous’ painting coming to Montreal in 2021

It was a painting that remained in various private hands for over 100 years, but when it was finally made public in 1995 it was still deemed shocking. Housed since that time at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, the work »

Arts & Entertainment, International

Cirque du Soleil sold, revival begins

The now world-famous Cirque du Soleil, with its many fascinating shows staged around the globe, is back from the brink of financial ruin. In a press release Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group announced the sale of the organisation to its »

Arts & Entertainment

Canada history: Nov 24, 1987 an icon of cuisine is gone

The story of cooking legend Julia Child once a household kitchen name, has been revived  and her legend increased thanks to the 2009 hit movie Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep. However equally famous if not more so in Canadian »

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

Canada History: Nov 23, 1968- Passing of a landmark inventor

Very few Canadians will know the name of Henry Seth Taylor, a jeweler and clockmaker in Stanstead Quebec. Nor will they know the names William Still and Frederick B. Fetherstonhaugh of Toronto. The name George Foote Foss, is also a »

Arts & Entertainment

Literary awards worth $150,000 bestowed on authors

The non-profit Writers’ Trust of Canada celebrated the best fiction and nonfiction books of 2020 in an online event yesterday.  The $60,000 prize for nonfiction went to Jessica J. Lee for her book called  Two Trees Make a Forest: In »

Arts & Entertainment, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Queer film festival offers French selection

The 33rd edition of a LGBTQ film festival and pioneering platform of queer stories will be presented online from November 19 to December 6,2020 and will have offerings in French as well as English. There will be 30 per cent »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

The Calgary Stampede, a victim of the pandemic, unveils its 2021 poster

One of the best-known casualties of Canada’s COVID-19 pandemic was the world-famous Calgary Stampede, a rodeo and festival that bills itself as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” This year’s edition was cancelled in April. On Tuesday, organizers unveiled a »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Film shows right wing extremists’ abuse of refugees

Canadian film director Pier-Philippe Chevigny was inspired to create his film REBEL (RECRUE in French) by real events. In 2017, as the United States cracked down on would-be immigrants and refugees, thousands fled across the border into Canada. Because of »