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Alec Baldwin didn't know weapon had live round before fatally shooting cinematographer, warrant says

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:50:43 EDT

Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show.

Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins remembered for her talent, 'joyful spirit'

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:03:45 EDT

Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot by Alec Baldwin, travelled far during her 42 years. She grew up on a remote Soviet military base and worked on documentary films in Eastern Europe before studying film in Los Angeles and embarking on a promising movie-making career.

What are the safety protocols for guns on movie sets?

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:36:07 EDT

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died Thursday after a prop firearm that actor Alec Baldwin was holding discharged on the New Mexico set of Rust. Here's a look at the use of firearms on sets — and the safety protocols in place.

Peter Scolari, who appeared on TV series Newhart and Girls, dead at 66

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:49:55 EDT
Obit Peter Scolari

Peter Scolari, a versatile character actor whose television roles included a yuppie producer on Newhart and a closeted dad on Girls and who was on Broadway with longtime friend Tom Hanks in Lucky Guy, has died. He was 66.


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Gwyneth Paltrow's new Netflix show latest to try to help couples solve sex problems

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:00:00 EDT
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Gwyneth Paltrow's sex therapy show Sex, Love & Goop aims to change the way we talk about sex. Televised sex education has changed for the better, but there's still a long way to go, experts say.

The dream comes alive - stepping into the world of Dune

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 04:00:00 EDT
The dream comes alive - stepping into the world of Dune

Director Denis Villeneuve and actor Rebecca Ferguson talk about bringing the epic sci-fi novel Dune to life and gambling on a sequel.

Swollen Members rapper shares B.C. fan's story of addiction and recovery in new single

Fri, 22 Oct 2021 01:00:03 EDT
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The rapper Madchild has been open about his own struggle with drugs. Now, he's sharing the story of one of his fans, who hopes it will inspire others to get on a path to recovery.


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Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rocky Mountain coal mining

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:05:01 EDT
Corb Lund Alberta Coal Mine

Country singer Corb Lund teamed up with some fellow musicians to re-record his song "This Is My Prairie."

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Canadian theatre legend Martha Henry dead at 83

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 10:48:11 EDT
Martha Henry in  Stratford Festival production of The Tempest

Actor, director and Canadian theatre giant Martha Henry has died at 83, Stratford Festival has confirmed. Henry was a staple at the festival, and performed there just 12 days ago in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women.

Montreal pianist wins one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 20:56:46 EDT
Bruce Xiaoyu Liu 18th Chopin Competition

A Canadian has won one of the world's most prestigious piano competitions. Bruce Xiaoyu Liu of Montreal was named the winner of the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition early Thursday in Warsaw.


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Netflix workers stage walk-out over Dave Chappelle's transgender comments

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 10:51:35 EDT

Netflix employees are staging a walk-out on Wednesday in an unprecedented show of defiance to protest the streaming platform's decision to release comedian Dave Chappelle's controversial new comedy special, which they say ridicules trans people.

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set for Aug. 2022

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 16:37:54 EDT
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A federal judge on Wednesday ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York.

Meghan McCain book shares why she left 'toxic' atmosphere at The View

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 11:55:58 EDT
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McCain says she decided to leave The View following her second day back from maternity leave in January when frequent foil Joy Behar said "I did not miss you" during a political argument.


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Kids' pandemic art drives ROM's first ever crowdsourced exhibition

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 16:29:26 EDT
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After 2,300 submissions from children and teens across the province, the Royal Ontario Museum is launching its first crowdsourced exhibition, which centres on seeing the pandemic through the eyes of Ontario’s young people.


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Coalition expands access to books for young Indigenous children in SW Ontario

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 05:00:00 EDT
Imagination Library

A program delivering books to Indigenous children is growing in popularity, thanks to a collaboration of organizations advocating for the importance of early literacy.


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'Coastie' pics a fun way people can help Parks Canada track coastline changes 

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 06:00:00 EDT
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A couple of Parks Canada employees on P.E.I. were brainstorming ideas around all the selfies that visitors take in the national park. And the idea of a "coastie" was born, now launched across the country.

Docuseries 'Darkness in Daylight' to explore Christine Jessop murder case

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 21:29:00 EDT
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The creator of an upcoming docuseries on the 1984 murder of an Ontario girl says the project will allow her family to finally tell their whole truth.

Circus school comes to Whitehorse

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 20:17:28 EDT
Circus Sundays

Every Sunday in October, the Yukon Circus Society is hosting 'Circus Sundays' when approximately 15 Yukoners participate in circus activities ranging from juggling, aerial acrobatics and silk work.


Ron Smith

500-year-old Italian 'Festa' to celebrate the Virgin Mary featured at Hamilton AGH Film Festival

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:47:09 EDT
Festa Madonna

Racalmuto, Italy’s annual Festa Maria SS. Del Monte has continued for 500 years, and is mirrored by an event in Hamilton featured this week in the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival.

Mural depicting colonial history of Prince George to be demolished

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 18:49:24 EDT
Centennial mural

The image has been criticized for its depiction of Indigenous people, but Lheidli T'enneh First Nation chief Dolleen Logan has asked for it be preserved to remind people of Canada's colonial past.

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