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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» 

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Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt’s grand piano destroyed by movers

Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt’s grand piano is no more. Movers dropped the $194,000 US concert piano while taking it out of a recording studio, Hewitt revealed in a Facebook post. “At the end of my most recent CD recording sessions» 

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Exhibition explores little-known story of graphic textiles from Arctic Canada

An exhibition currently underway at the Textile Museum of Canada  explores the little-known story of the graphic texitle program in the Inuit community of Cape Dorset which ignited the public’s imagination in the 1960s before winding down in the late» 

Arts and Entertainment, Politics

Are increasing theatrics turning politics into a reality show?

Does it seem like our politicians are more than ever dressing for a theatrical effect, or have you seen them using props, or employing theatrical gestures and language? In Toronto, Laura Levin (PhD), associate professor in the Theatre Department of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Society

Black history month: Royal Canadian mint special coin

Another colour barrier was broken in professional sports on January 12, 1958, and once again that barrier was broken in Canada. That was the date that Fredericton New Brunswick’s Willie O’Ree took to the ice in a National Hockey League» 

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Research may link exercise to improved video game performance

A Canadian researcher from McGill University recently conducted a study that suggests that exercise can improve performance in video games. A group of young players were asked to play the popular online video game, League of Legends for 20 minutes» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Quebecers celebrate first Quebec native to become Super Bowl Champion

The province of Quebec had its own reason to celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl last night. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first Quebecer born player to win the championship. The Chiefs came back from a deficit to» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, Society

It’s official, no unanimous groundhog agreement on winter’s end in Canada.

Four   out of six of the pudgy furballs say spring is around the corner.  Shubanacadie Sam (N.S.) sas his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter, as did Van Isle Violet (B.C.) but  Fred la marmotte (Qc), Wiarton Willie» 

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More Canadian content, and streaming services should pay

An independent panel reviewing electronic media in Canada has released a long awaited report. Canada’s Broadcast Act hasn’t been updated since 1991,  well before the arrival of the internet and streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Crave, Apple, Spotify and Amazon» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Canadian women’s soccer star Christine Sinclair breaks all time goal record

Canadian women’s international soccer star, Christine Sinclair is now the all time leader in international goals scored. With 185 goals, Sinclair passed former United States women’s international soccer player, Abby Wambach, who had held the record up until yesterday with»