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Arts & Entertainment

Canadians Drake, Shawn Mendes, Jessie Reyez pick up Grammy nominations

Canadian rapper Drake leads the group of Canadians who will be competing at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Shawn Mendes, Jessie Reyez and Michael Buble have also been nominated for the music industry’s most prestigious award. Drake has two nominations for »

International, Society

Bianca Andreescu: what happens now?

So what now for Bianca Andreescu, the force of nature who over the weekend defeated Serena Williams, the woman most believe to be the greatest female player tennis player of all time, to win the U.S. Open in New York? »

International, Society

Toronto Raptors looking to make history in NBA Finals

Maybe it’s because no Canadian team has won a title in any of the big four North American professional sports (hockey, baseball, NFL football or basketball) in a very long time. Those last winners–the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal »

Arts & Entertainment, International

NBA: Drake factor- music banned and Toronto loses game-1

There has been much made about Canadian rap star Drake and his alleged bad luck factor on teams and players he supports. Spotted wearing a particular team logo at a game, or being photographed with a player, whether hockey, soccer »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

European football: The curse of Drake continues

Canadian rap star Drake is a big sports fan. As an international star, many sports teams and players like to have the added publicity of photos taken with him, or have him wear team merchandise like jerseys or caps. It »

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

B.C. casino and Drake at odds over his place at the tables

Canada’s most internationally-famous pop star has become embroiled in a not-so-harmonious disagreement with a fancy resort and casino in Vancouver that may–or may not–escalate. Drake says he was “profiled.” The casino says it’s all a big misunderstanding. Drake’s fans are »

Arts & Entertainment

Ironic that Drake shunned Grammys this year, says author

It created a buzz when Canadian singer/songwriter Drake decided to not submit his latest album for consideration for a Grammy award. Drake has often criticized the Grammys because they have not given best album of the year awards to hip-hop »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Celine Dion and Drake win big at Billboard Music Awards

Celine Dion performed and Drake collected awards last night in Los Vegas, at the annual Billboard Music Awards. The Toronto-based rapper is now the biggest winner ever, but Quebec-born singer, Celine Dion was the musical star of the event. Her powerful »

Economy, Health, International, Politics, Society

Drake responds to Alton Sterling shooting

Drake, the Toronto rapper with an international audience, said the video of Alton Sterling’s killing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., left him feeling scared. “Last night when I saw the video of Alton Sterling being killed it left me disheartened, emotional »