Highlights/Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Partying hard, drinking soft: revolutionising your nights out

It’s possible to have fun without alcohol. That is the premise of a new space for gatherings and events in Montreal, the MindfulBar, which wants to be a sober, safe and inclusive space for everyone. The MindfulBar, conceived and founded» 

Arts and Entertainment, Immigration & Refugees

Documentary film explores Italy’s old Left in Canada

What do a chef, a union organizer and a butcher do when they get together in a bar? While it sounds like the premise for a great joke, chef Giovanni Adamo, labour organizer Francesco di Feo and butcher Salvatore Martire» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

See the Titanic wreck..but not this year

For the adventurous with well over $100 grand to spend Well over 100 years after the tragic sinking of luxury liner, the mystique, questions, and allure of the RMS Titanic still draws interest, and the wealthy. This was certainly helped» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Raptors Way’: Toronto renames street after basketball team historical win

Last week, Toronto’s basketball team, the Raptors, won their first-ever NBA title in game six against the San Francisco Golden State Warriors. Now, a street in Canada’s largest city has been renamed “Raptors way”. The only Canadian team in the» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canada history: June 19, 1915, The world’s winningest basketball team

World’s best sports team ever? With the recent hoopla over the Toronto Raptor’s NBA win, one should not forget the start of the what is possibly the world’s best basketball team, and perhaps the winningest team in sports history period.» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

Huge Raptors victory parade- huge garbage mess

The idea of idea of reduce, re-use, recycle, or even just “don’t litter” all seem lost on the huge crowds that came out to cheer the NBA champion Toronto Raptors. The surprisingly huge crowd,  possibly around two million people, crammed» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics

Canada must develop cultural diplomacy strategy, says Senate committee

Canada’s world-class arts and culture are top foreign policy assets and the federal government must develop a comprehensive strategy to make cultural diplomacy a pillar of Canada’s foreign policy, says a Senate committee report. Canadian artists are known around the» 

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

NBA basketball: U.S. sports blog spreads fake news against Toronto fans

A blog called Barstool Sports has tweeted a video claiming to show sports fans in Toronto cheering wildly at the injury to Warriors player Kevin Durant. The blog founder Dave Portnoy claims it shows fans at “The Toronto Tavern”.  Normally» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Ending whale and dolphin captivity in Canada

“Free Willy” bill passes in Parliament A four year effort to pass a law banning the captivity of whales and dolphins has finally been passed in Canada. The bill now awaits Royal Assent before it will become law. The so-called» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

CBC partners with Australia, commits to more diversity

Canada’s public broadcaster, CBC, has made an agreement with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation to co-develop English-language drama, comedy, factual, children’s and podcast content. The three-year deal will also provide for future possibilities of co-financing and format sales of drama and»