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Arts & Entertainment

Canada’s awards for architecture 2020

The annual awards for architectural design in Canada have been announced. The Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence is an annual competition for design and construction phase projects.          Six projects were selected from the 132 entries this year. They were (Calgary, »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Urban Indigenous singer Anachnid extends her web across Canada’s soundscape

When the Montreal-based singer Anachnid picked up the Zoom-phone for our interview, she was still in shock after an emotional week that started with the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Indigenous Atikamekw woman in a Quebec hospital where she was »


Canadian music award show to go on as a virtual event  

The 2020 Juno Awards, Canada’s music award show, is going digital, according to an announcement from the Juno awards yesterday. The winners of all 42 categories will be announced by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) during »

Arts & Entertainment, Indigenous

Inuit tale wins at Canadian Screen Awards

Canada’ major film awards event, the Canadian Screen Awards, handed out its ‘Genie” awards for the best in cinema, television and digital media last week. A merger of the previous Gemini and Genie awards for TV and film respectively, this »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canada’s top music award nominees announced

The nominees for Canada’s premier music awards were announced yesterday. Called the “Junos” after Pierre Juneau who was the first president of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) which is the national broadcast regulator. (Juno nominees full list) This »

Arts & Entertainment, Society

Canada’s biggest night in music: Juno awards

This weekend marked the culmination of the year 2018 in Canadian music. The Juno awards or “Junos” are the biggest musical awards event in the country celebrating the best in Canadian music each year. This year the event was held »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Politics, Society

The 2019 “best” (worst) of government waste awards announced

Where hard-earned taxpayer dollars go to disappear They’re called “The Teddy Awards” named after a former government bureaucrat , Ted Weatherhill, who was eventually fired after charging taxpayers vast sums for food and drink expenses over several years. The awards »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights

Canada’s top whisky, 2018 awards

The eighth Canadian whisky awards are out, and  a C$165 brand is tops for 2018. JP Wiser’s 35 year old got top honours this year being described by the Chairman of the judges, Davin de Kergommeaux, as having, “An elegant »

Arts & Entertainment

Prestigious literary awards announced

The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the winners of 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Touted as one of Canada oldest and most prestigious awards, the GGs, as they are called, come with prizes of $25,000 for each of »


Journalism groups hand out secrecy award

Law is ‘in shambles,’ says CJFE Four journalists’ groups have given out the second of their secrecy “awards” to highlight what they say is a need for substantive reform to Canada’s access-to-information law. The law is designed to give the »