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Director Roland Emmerich will film next three movies in Quebec

The Premier of Quebec, Francois Legault announced Friday that Hollywood film director Roland Emmerich, best known for Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012, would be shooting his next three films in Montreal. The Quebec government is committing $10» 

Arts and Entertainment, International

Black History Month: Canada’s star Hall of Fame major league pitcher

The first Canadian in the baseball hall of fame Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins came from a baseball background. His father played with the Chatham Coloured All-Stars which helped break colour barriers in Ontario in the 1930’s. Further back and through his» 

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Your hosts, Levon, Vincenzo, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Trudeau asks for patience as rail blockades continue but offers no clear plan As the rail blockades by Indigenous groups and supporters continue, business groups warn that the economy» 

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Game studio in Ontario making audio based video game

For as long as video games have existed, people have marveled over their graphics, and art styles. However, one independent Canadian development studio is making a game in which there are no visuals, only sound.  The game, called The Vale,» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy

Founder of Cirque du Soleil sells remaining shares

The founder of the Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté has sold his last remaining shares of the entertainment company to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), according to a press release. “I am happy that my share» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Author Desmond Cole on the Black experience in Canada

Toronto resident Desmond Cole, is an activist and journalist. He wrote an article in 2015 about the many times he had been stopped by police and interrogated on the street. The article in Toronto Life was a spark that brought» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Black history month: Against the tide-Chatham Coloured All-Stars; champions!

The year was 1934 and discrimination was still quite common throughout society, including sports. That year however, in spite of all kinds of obstacles, the black players of the Chatham Coloured All Stars broke through the barriers to become Ontario» 

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StubHub to pay $1.3 million penalty for misleading ticket prices

The ticket reseller, StubHub has agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty after an investigation by Canada’s Competition Bureau found that the company had been advertising misleading ticket prices to entertainment and sporting events. Across StubHub’s mobile and app and» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

First Quebec produced Netflix feature to premiere at film festival

A Netflix financed Quebec film is set to premiere at the 38th edition of Les Rendez-vous Quebéc Cinema in Montreal, which starts on Feb. 26, and runs until March 7.  The film called Jusqu’au declin, or The Decline in english,» 

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It’s World Radio Day!

In 2011 UNESCO declared February 13th to be World Radio Day, which was adopted by the U.N General Assembly as an ‘international day’ the following year. This year the theme is diversity. Radio Canada International joined with four other broadcasters»