Highlights / hollywood

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life

The farmer vs the giant biotech multinational: Percy – the film

The story of an independent farmer in Saskatchewan in an epic legal battle against biotechnology and chemical giant Monsanto over 20 years ago is now going to the big screen. The legal battle between canola farmer Percy Schmeiser and Monsanto »

Society

Garbage Hill: the prank people want to come back

Mystery sign came and went-but may come again In Winnipeg everyone knows about the large park-like covered mound in the middle of the city. It’s a popular spot for walkers, joggers, cyclists and dog owners. The hill was in fact »

Highlights, International, Politics, Society

Canada history: Jan 27,1980- The famous “Canadian Caper” rescue

It was January 27, 1980, a Sunday At 7:35 in the morning, a Swissair jet left Tehran airport with 6 very special passengers on board holding Canadian passports, apparently a Canadian film crew. But they were not Canadians, nor were »

Arts & Entertainment, Highlights, International, Society

Canada history: Jan.17, 1880 – The Canadian who invented American slapstick film

(to comment on any RCI story, scroll down to very bottom of page) He was known for many years throughout the U.S. as “the King of Comedy”, except, he was Canadian. Charlie Chaplin, W.C Fields, Harold Lloyd, Gloria Swanson, and »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Oscar wins for the Revenant, (and for Alberta)

When the film the Revenant won Oscars for  Leonardo DiCaprio as best actor, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for best director, and Emmanuel Lubezki for cinematography, hundreds of others in Alberta felt like they had won too. They were crew members and extras »

Arts & Entertainment, International

History: June 24,1916, Canada’s record breaking “million dollar” actress

America’s Sweetheart- was Canadian In 1916, most women still hadn’t the right to vote and were barely considered as anything more than housewives, or perhaps secretaries (although that was changing slightly with the war effort). However, on this date, Gladys »