FourWay Crossover – THE FLASH ARROW SUPERGIRL LEGENDS OF TOMORROW – at

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment It looks like today was Legends of Tomorrow’s turn — again — to host the four-way crossover of The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and Legends.Legends of Tomorrow’s Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) shared a photo of himself with The Flash’s Barry allen (Grant Gustin) and another with a P.O.T.U.S. podium inside. Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img

Fake Ryan Gosling accepts award for La La Land at Goldene Kamera

first_imgAdvertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The two jokesters set up a fake agency, stating they could get the 36-year-old actor to appear at the event, provided he won an award. The show’s host Steven Gaetjen, who was visibly excited by the special guest, introduced the alleged actor as “one of the hottest stars in Hollywood…the one and only, Ryan Gosling” to the stage. Facebook Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Talk about fake news.Just weeks after the public Oscars mix-up surrounding the “Best Picture” award, a Ryan Gosling impersonator crashed the Goldene Kamera Awards in Germany to collect a prize for “La La Land.”News.com.au reported that the imposter is actually a cook from Munich named Ludwig Lehner, who was put up to do the televised prank by German comedians Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.last_img read more

Frank And Oak partners with Californian brand Chapter on exclusive monochromatic collection

first_imgThe collection features 10 skus within six staple styles:–          Short-sleeve Loose Tee | white and washed black | $55 CAD–          Short-sleeve Pocket Tee with Neps | off-white and grey | $55 CAD–          3/4 Sleeve Tee | black and off-white | $60 CAD–          French Terry Full-Zip Hoodie | black | $85 CAD–          Long Sleeve Zip Woven Overshirt | black | $145 CAD–          Pull-on Drop Crotch Tapered Woven Pant | black and taupe | $130 CAD“When we entered our initial conversations about collaborating, our goal was to encapsulate the building blocks of our collection and unveil the progressive view that Frank And Oak puts forward,” noted Devin Carlson, Creative Director of Chapter. “We knew the product would be timeless, fluent and would speak to what every man’s wardrobe should exude. The process was effortless; exactly what it should feel like when two creative teams come together.” The collection will be available online and in-store at the Queen West location in Toronto and Stanley store in Montreal.High-res images from the collection can be viewed here.ABOUT FRANK AND OAKOffering style and advice for the moments that matter, Frank And Oak is a destination for customers who want to live and dress well. By coupling considered product design with advice through immersive digital, in-store and content experiences, Frank And Oak has transcended its role as a retailer and is redefining the shopping experience. Constantly evolving and looking towards to the future, Frank And Oak offers premium design and world-class customer service to its growing ranks of nearly 3 million members. You can experience the Frank And Oak brand through frankandoak.com, shipping to over 40 countries worldwide and 14 Frank And Oak stores across North America.Website: FrankandOak.comTwitter: @FrankandOakInstagram: @FrankandOakHashtag: #FrankandOakABOUT CHAPTERChapter is a contemporary menswear collection that is rooted in simplicity, modernism and function. Chapter is symbolic of the individual man’s personal progression, broken down into chapters that evolve in aesthetic, personality and voice.Website: joinchapter.comInstagram: @JoinChapterTumblr: joinchapter.tumblr.comHashtag: #joinchapter Toronto, ON – Frank And Oak today announced its latest collaboration with Californian brand, Chapter. The 10-piece collection follows Chapter’s minimalistic and monochromatic inspiration while capturing the simplicity and freshness at the core of Frank And Oak’s designs.Inspired by ’90s culture, the collection brings this concept to life through the use of unorthodox, structured silhouettes counterbalanced by soft, malleable details such as raw detailing and washing. The form and disarray meet in a place of balance and harmony in this exclusive capsule collection of elevated basics.“We are very excited to collaborate with a brand that evokes a sense of importance and emotion in their pieces,” says Ethan Song, co-founder and CEO of Frank And Oak. “We appreciate Chapter’s forward-thinking vision and strong voice in the fashion community. With ingenuity and variation in mind, this partnership takes Frank And Oak’s designs in a new direction and we’re eager to offer this experimental capsule collection to our customers.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

A FALL OF FIRSTS AND FRONTRUNNERS CTV DELIVERS THE TOP 3 MOSTWATCHED

first_imgRank 1.37 million 2 Program THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) 2.13 million 5 THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) 1 A18-49 (CTV has 6/10) 276,000 10 Facebook 2.82 million 3 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment 8 478,000 3 614,000 1 5 1.91 million THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) Data from Numeris also confirms that:YOUNG SHELDON:YOUNG SHELDON marks the biggest debut for a new comedy series in at least 10 years.YOUNG SHELDON is the first new comedy series in at least 15 years to debut in the Top 5 in the fall.For the first time since 2012, two comedy series have landed in the Top 2 spots (THE BIG BANG THEORY and YOUNG SHELDON), each averaging over 1 million viewers (A25-54).THE GOOD DOCTOR:THE GOOD DOCTOR, starring Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, is the #1 new drama in Canada with P2+, A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54After a strong series debut (the second biggest debut of Fall 2017 with P2+), THE GOOD DOCTOR on CTV marks the first time in at least five years that a top new program has seen consistent weekly growth over its debut episodes, with four weeks of consecutive audience growth at the beginning of the season (P2+).THE GOOD DOCTOR is also up double digits vs. debut episodes with all key demos in its last three episodes this season, which averaged more than 1 million viewers (A25-54) each.On Nov. 20, THE GOOD DOCTOR peaked at 3 million total viewers and 1.2 million A25-54 viewers.Additionally, CTV’s latest original event series THE INDIAN DETECTIVE starring Russell Peters, is the #1 new Canadian series this fall and marks the biggest debut episode for a Canadian scripted series since 2011.Canada’s Top Programs – Fall 2017 Season:Total Viewers (CTV has 7/10) Advertisement 3.14 million 10 YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) 1 250,000 GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) 1.04 million HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (CBC) 1.541 million 3 BLUE BLOODS (CTV) 1.45 million 8 6 Program 395,000 2 THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) 9 WILL & GRACE (Global) THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV) Rank 1.16 million 4 GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) 10 Advertisement 391,000 9 5 5 P2+ Advertisement 1.86 million 961,000 1.89 million 7 Program 1.24 million THIS IS US (CTV) DESIGNATED SURVIVOR (CTV) 1.537 million 9 255,000 Rank TORONTO – With the Fall 2017 television season coming to a close, Numeris data confirms another incredible performance for CTV, as the network’s Fall strategy delivered a primetime lineup of heart and soul, family-friendly, co-viewing programming to its viewers. CTV has landed – for the first time on record in the fall – the Top 3 most-watched programs for total viewers (P2+) and all key demos (A18-34, A18-49, and A25-54), including THE BIG BANG THEORY, YOUNG SHELDON, and THE GOOD DOCTOR.The achievement comes with CTV also delivering Canada’s Top 3 new programs with total viewers: YOUNG SHELDON, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and THE INDIAN DETECTIVE. Overall, CTV delivered more Top 10 programs this fall than any other network, with 40% more viewers than its closest competitor in primetime among A25-54.CTV is home to the most-watched series and comedy (THE BIG BANG THEORY), the most-watched new series (YOUNG SHELDON), the most-watched drama (THE GOOD DOCTOR/GREY’S ANATOMY), the most-watched Canadian series (THE INDIAN DETECTIVE), and with all key demos THIS IS US is the most-watched sophomore series this fall.center_img Program .SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@CTV_TelevisionFacebook:Facebook.com/CTVInstagram:CTV_TelevisionAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 16 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca.Source: Numeris, Fall 2017 (Sep 25 – Dec 17, 2017). Includes playback up to December 18, 2017. Primetime Monday-Sunday 7-11 p.m.CTV electronic audience databases and Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 1994 and 2004, respectively. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. 993,000 2 THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV) 10 YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) A25-54 (CTV has 5/10) SURVIVOR (Global) 7 928,000 WILL & GRACE (Global) SURVIVOR (Global) THE BIG BANG THEORY (CTV) THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV) GREY’S ANATOMY (CTV) 796,000 574,000 9 A Fall of Firsts and Frontrunners: CTV Delivers the Top 3 Most-Watched Programs This Fall ### CTV’s Humanity, Humour, and Heart Fall Strategy Pays Off with Viewers. Source: Numeris, Fall 2017 (Sep 25 – Dec 17, 2017). Includes playback up to December 18, 2017. Primetime Monday-Sunday 7-11 p.m. CTV electronic audience databases and Top 20 records incorporate data beginning in 1994 and 2004, respectively. Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. (CNW Group/CTV) A18-49 YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) A25-54 567,000 NCIS (Global) THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (CBC) STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Space) THE FLASH (CTV) 579,000 THE FLASH (CTV) 6 607,000 Rank A18-34 8 247,000 354,000 7 2 YOUNG SHELDON (CTV) A18-34 (CTV has 6/10) 3 4 808,000 THIS IS US (CTV) 856,000 560,000 4 HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA (CBC) 6 6 523,000 STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (Space) 7 621,000 636,000 THE GOOD DOCTOR (CTV) BULL (Global) SURVIVOR (Global) 291,000 2.76 million 597,000 SURVIVOR (Global) 641,000 8 1 THIS IS US (CTV) 4 Login/Register With: THE INDIAN DETECTIVE (CTV) Twitterlast_img read more

Canadian producer Veena Sud tackles US racial tensions with Seven Seconds

first_imgThe story features a hit-and-run case instead of a shooting partly because it provided a powerful image of a body lying in the snow for 12 hours, Sud said. “Turning on the television and seeing on the nightly news over and over and over this tragedy happening really spoke to me,” said Sud, who lives in Los Angeles. Facebook Toronto-born writer-producer Veena Sud, whose previous credits include the “The Killing,” says she came up with the idea for “Seven Seconds” after “turning on the television and seeing black men and young children being shot almost on a nightly basis.” “I’m still Canadian but it’s the first time I’ve been back in Toronto since then, so it’s special being back,” Sud said. “When I thought about police violence in black and brown communities, and the absolute helplessness or ignorance in the judicial system in dealing with it in a way that is right, it felt very fitting that the Statue of Liberty’s back was turned,” Sud said.“The other reason is people are now familiar that it’s happening all over America, not just in the South. I really wanted to tell a story about a microcosm of every American city, that police violence is not a southern problem but it’s an American problem.” Login/Register With: TORONTO — A new Netflix crime drama explores the racial tensions resulting from police misconduct in the U.S. — and it was created by a Canadian. “The amount of blood that’s left in the white snow, in a place that really exists in the States, which is right across the water from the Statue of Liberty, is clearly so symbolic of the American condition at this point in our history.” “Seven Seconds” has “one of the most diverse if not the most diverse writers’ room in the industry,” Sud said. “Their bodies were left in the street or in a playground for hours, in full public view, uncared for, unloved. Their families couldn’t go to them, almost like a testimony to their lives not mattering enough to give them a modicum of respect.” When conversation turned to how her Twitter handle says “Canadian-born,” Sud added with a laugh: “I definitely am not proud of being American right now.” Sud’s other upcoming projects include a dark family drama film starring Cas Anvar, Peter Sarsgaard and Joey King. Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Veena Sud is shown in a handout photo. A new Netflix crime drama is tackling the issue of racial tensions resulting from police misconduct in the U.S. and it was created by a Canadian. Toronto-born writer-producer Sud, whose previous credits include the “The Killing,” says she came up with the idea for “Seven Seconds” after “turning on the television and seeing black men and young children being shot almost on a nightly basis.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-JoJo Whilden/Netflix MANDATORY CREDIT Sud set the series in Jersey City, where she used to live, feeling the view of the Statue of Liberty with its back turned to a diverse community to be ironic. Twitter “African-American, Latino, Asian-Pacific Islander, white — and the white writers are the minority — half women,” she added. Other cast members include Regina King and Russell Hornsby as the teen’s parents, and Clare-Hope Ashitey as the troubled assistant prosecutor. “We’re not doing it because someone is telling us to do it but doing it because these are the best writers out there … and that’s something that our industry and every industry in America has to start opening its doors to all of the talent, not just a few.” “It was post-Ferguson, the murder of Michael Brown; post-Baltimore, the killing of Freddie Gray; and watching the courage of an (attorney) like Marilyn Mosby in Baltimore trying to take on the system and bring to justice the officers who had killed a man.” She recently shot it in Toronto, where she grew up until age two, when her family moved to the U.S. “I think one of the biggest influences for me in telling this story was hearing over and over — in the wake of a shooting, in the wake of the death — how these young children and young men were left,” she said. Advertisement Launching Friday, the anthology series stars Beau Knapp as a white New Jersey cop who accidentally hits a black teenager with his car. His cop colleagues stage a coverup, resulting in racial tensions in the city as the case unfolds. It’s a recurring image Sud saw play out in the real-life cases in the news. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Abuse of prisoners at Winnipeg remand centre ignored exemployee

first_imgAPTN National NewsThree guards at the Winnipeg remand centre were fired last month after allegedly beating up an inmate.Now there is an internal investigation into how prisoners are being treated while behind bars.APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot caught up with a former remand centre employee who said she raised concerns, but was ignored and faced retribution.last_img

Drumming missing and murdered Indigenous women put In Focus

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn this edition we put a 24-hour drumming vigil for missing and murdered Indigenous women InFocus.Sue Martin tells us why she thrusted an urn of her daughter’s ashes into the arms of a Conservative MP.In the second half, a former Indian Residential School teacher shares her story of reconciliation with one of her former students.last_img

Family crowdfunds to sue social services over death of child

first_imgAPTN National NewsFive years after the tragic drowning death of 22-month-old Evander Lee Daniels in an overcrowded foster home, the Ministry of Social Services has apologized for their mishandling of the toddler’s case.His parents have accepted that apology, but are now raising money through a crowd funding campaign to sue social services.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf spoke with Evander’s father.last_img

More Winnipeggers speak out about food banks forcing religion on users

first_imgAPTN National NewsMore people are speaking out about the uncomfortable connections between religion and food banks.On Tuesday, APTN had the story of a Winnipeg man, who’s been turned away from a food bank, after raising concerns about their so-called “volunteer life program” that contains lifestyle expectations that volunteers are expected to follow.APTN’s Dennis Ward now reports others are coming forward to say they’ve also felt religion was forced upon them when all they really wanted was food for their family.last_img

Trans Mountain pipeline a step backward says former US vice president Al

first_imgAPTN NewsFormer U.S. vice president Al Gore has waded into the Trans Mountain pipeline debate, siding with the First Nations and Canadian politicians fighting to stop the expansion project.Gore posted his stance on Twitter Thursday, condemning the “destructive” Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion that would triple the amount of diluted bitumen from Edmonton to Burnaby, B.C. He said he’s taking a stand with B.C. Premier John Horgan, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Indigenous people in their pipeline opposition.The Kinder Morgan pipeline carrying dirty tar sands oil would be a step backward in our efforts to solve the climate crisis. I stand with @jjhorgan, @MayorGregor, and all of the Canadians – including the First Nations – who are fighting to stop this destructive pipeline. #StopKM— Al Gore (@algore) May 10, 2018Kinder Morgan has halted all non-essential spending on the project, as the federal government figures out a way to reassure the Texas-based company that the pipeline will be built despite opposition.Gore posted the tweet almost three weeks before Kinder Morgan’s self-imposed deadline of May 31. The company has threatened to pull out of the project by then if B.C., Alberta and Ottawa cannot come to an agreement.The Liberal government approved the pipeline expansion in 2016, but the B.C. government has been fighting it. The project is also facing a number of legal challenges.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Trans Mountain is in the “national interest” and his government is exploring all legislative and financial means of pushing it through.last_img read more

RCMP members deficient in Amber Tuccaro investigation report finds

first_imgPaul Tuccaro, Amber’s brother read from the report.“In effect approximately one month passed without any effort being made at the detachment level to investigate Ms. Tuccaro’s disappearance.”The family has waited four years for a response.“What choice did we have?” asked Paul Tuccaro when asked if it the wait was acceptable.Click here for more on Amber TuccaroIn August of 2012, two years after she went missing, the RCMP’s Project KARE investigators held a news conference and released the cell phone recording of Tuccaro and an unknown male.Between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuccaro got into a vehicle driven by the unknown man. While she was in the vehicle someone phoned Tuccaro who was overheard asking the unknown man where they were going.“Where are we by?” says Tuccaro.“We’re just heading south of Beaumont or north of Beaumont.”“You better not take, you better not be taking me anywhere I don’t wanna go. I wanna go into the city. Okay?” she says.She keeps asking him where they are driving to.The man claims they’re going to “East” 50th St.Then Tuccaro appears to ask what they’re driving on and the man says “gravel.”The conversation ends.The call is approximately 17 minutes long.In November of 2017, Paul Tuccaro was the first to testify at the National Inquiry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hearings in Edmonton.He spent most of his testimony laying out his complaints about how the RCMP handled the case.The Tuccaro family says they are looking at all legal options available.hmoore@aptn.ca@HollyMooreaptn Holly MooreAPTN NewsA long awaited response to a complaint filed by the family of Amber Tuccaro has found “deficiencies” in the RCMP investigation into her murder.Tuccaro’s family held a news conference in Edmonton Alta., Wednesday to reveal some of the details found in the 120 page report released to them by the RCMP Civilian Review and Complaints Commission.The 20-year-old Mikisew Cree First Nation mother of one was last seen in August 2010 after leaving a Nisku, Alta. motel room. Her skull was found two years later in rural Leduc country, 35 km south of Edmonton.last_img read more

Weston bakery divisions performance suffers as it slims down product list

first_imgTORONTO – George Weston Ltd. is forging ahead with its plan to reduce the number of different products offered by its bakery division but progress is slower than expected, chairman and CEO Galen G. Weston said Tuesday.Second-quarter sales at Weston Foods, the smaller of the company’s two main divisions, were down 8.1 per cent at $468 million due to a combination of currency fluctuations, volume and changes in the mix of products sold.The bakery division’s operating income was down 12.5 per cent from a year ago, at $21 million, and its adjusted EBITDA was down 11.1 per cent at $48 million — driven by the decline in sales and higher input and distribution costs.Galen Weston told analysts that the rationalization of the product lineup at Weston Foods — which supplies its sibling company Loblaw and other retailers — is a complex task that requires getting new orders to replace discontinued items.“You lose sales immediately and you hope you’re going to have new sales coming online. It’s not coming as fast as we expected,” Weston told analysts in a quarterly conference call.He added that the second quarter did show early signs of reduced overhead expenses due to the transformation and “we expect those benefits to continue as the year progresses. So that gives us the confidence to continue and push forward.”Weston Foods is about 60 per cent through the process of rationalizing the number of stock keeping units, or SKUs, that it offers and the process is expected to be complete next year.As usual, George Weston’s overall second quarter results were dominated by its holdings in Loblaw Companies Ltd., which operates Canada’s largest grocery business and the Shoppers Drug Mart chain of pharmacies. It also has investments in real estate through its holdings of the Choice Properties real estate trust.George Weston’s second-quarter net income plunged 77.6 per cent to $28 million and adjusted earnings slipped to $210 million, below analyst estimates on both counts. Overall sales slipped 1.2 per cent to $11.2 billion.Net income per share dropped to 21 cents from $160 million or $1.23 per share in last year’s second quarter. Weston’s adjusted earnings fell to $210 million or $1.63 per share.Analysts had estimated George Weston would have $1.40 per share of net income and $1.68 per share of adjusted earnings, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Last week, Loblaw announced that costs related to the acquisition of Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust and non-operating factors pushed down its net income by 86.1 per cent.Loblaw’s adjusted earnings were down 5.6 per cent, at $421 million or $1.11 per share, but ahead of analyst estimates.George Weston said Tuesday that the CREIT acquisition had nominal impact on its net earnings attributable to common shareholders but there was a bigger impact from the underlying performance of its Loblaw and Weston Foods divisions.Companies in this story: (TSX:WN, TSX:L)last_img read more

Judge cites pictures of mice lets lawsuit proceed

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Pictures of mice lounging around an anti-rodent device designed to make them flee were cited by a judge who let a class-action lawsuit proceed Wednesday against a company that sells and markets them.“It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words,” U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III wrote above three pictures depicting mice near and, in one case, resting on top of the device. “And, in this case, three photographs from a study conducted by plaintiffs’ expert are worth even more.”Then he noted that lawyers had submitted over 42,000 words to try to convince him how to rule.“As the photographs show, mice can apparently relax comfortably under a Repeller and even appear to be so drawn in by its siren song that one would scale a wall just to snooze on it,” Pauley said, citing a photograph of a mouse, it’s tail dangling beneath it, climbing up a wall to the device.The 2015 lawsuit was filed by women in Palm Desert, California, and Woodville, Texas. They sought unspecified damages and wanted the lawsuit to represent others who had purchased over 2.4 million devices.They said they bought Bell + Howell Ultrasonic Pest Repellers based on advertising that claimed the devices were “fast and effective” to repel “mice, rats, roaches, spiders, and ants” and “Drive Pests Out.”They sued in Manhattan federal court after concluding the devices, which plug into an electrical outlet, were ineffective, naming as defendants the New York-based BHH, LLC., which does business as Bell + Howell and Van Hauser LLC.In ruling, Pauley noted that some packaging for the devices includes a disclaimer that says ultrasonic signals will lose intensity as it travels and that it can be absorbed by soft objects such as carpeting and is reflected by hard surfaces such as furniture.“But whether this disclaimer puts consumers on notice is a jury question,” Pauley said. He added that a jury could decide if the devices are completely ineffective and falsely marketed.Attorney Adam H. McCabe, representing the companies, said Pauley’s ruling on the request to dismiss the lawsuit without a trial was disappointing.“Our client stands by its product and the product’s effectiveness,” he said. “Numerous scientists and laboratory testing of ultrasonic pest repellers confirm their effectiveness. It’s unfortunate that the photo, taken by plaintiffs’ paid experts in a staged and unverifiable setting, was included in the Order.”Pauley said the company might have been on notice that ultrasonic repellers were generally ineffective based on warning letters the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Enforcement sent to 60 manufacturers and retailers of ultrasonic pest-control devices, saying claims about the products had to be supported by scientific evidence.He noted that the plaintiffs also had cited “a cavalcade of studies” published before 2011 that they said proved the devices were generally ineffective.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,090.27, down 10.67 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.85 per cent, to $8.12 on 17.4 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Healthcare. Down 98 cents, or 4.59 per cent, to $20.37 on 17.1 million shares.HEXO Corp. (TSX:HEXO). Healthcare. Down seven cents, or 0.99 per cent, to $7.03 on 15 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Energy. Down one cent, or 0.28 per cent, to $3.53 on 9.5 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up 26 cents, or 6.06 per cent, to $4.55 on 8.5 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Energy. Up 10 cents, or 0.86 per cent, to $11.71 on 7.1 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Tahoe Resources Inc. (TSX:THO). Base metals. Up 34 cents, or 9.9 per cent to $3.76 on 3.9 million shares traded. The miner restarted its La Arena gold mine in Peru following an agreement to end a protest and begin a formal dialogue to resolve complaints raised by members of the community of La Ramada. Work at the mine had been suspended for eight days starting on Aug. 30 due to protests by an estimated 80 to 100 people from La Ramada.Hydro One Ltd. (TSX:H). Utilities. Up 32 cents or 1.68 per cent to $19.39 on 671,000 shares traded. The Ontario electricity distributor named former CIBC executive Tom Woods as its permanent chairman after serving in the role on an interim basis since Aug. 14. He was among 10 new directors named as replacements for the company’s previous board, which resigned along with the CEO amid pressure from Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government.last_img read more

Export Development Canada provides 12 times as much financial backing to oil

first_imgOTTAWA – New research shows Export Development Canada provides 12 times as much financial backing to oil and gas companies as it did to clean technology companies over the last five years.The findings by lobby group Oil Change International show that the federal government’s export financing agency provided $62 billion to oil and gas companies between 2012 and 2017, compared to the $5 billion offered to the cleantech sector.Patrick Derochie, climate and energy program manager at Environmental Defence, says Canada cannot claim to be a climate leader when it is funnelling billions of dollars to keep spewing carbon and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The United Nations World Meteorological Association says the amount of carbon and other climate-changing gases trapped in the earth’s atmosphere hit new records in 2017.The federal Liberals repeatedly say clean technology is a $26-trillion opportunity that Canada is taking advantage of but environment groups believe Canada is working against itself by spending more money to encourage pumping oil out of the ground.The report comes the day after Ottawa extended new tax credits to companies who invest in new equipment and machinery, including clean tech equipment, all while admitting that some of that investment will encourage the production of more emissions.last_img read more

City of Dawson Creek receives application for NonMedical Cannabis store

first_imgLast month, the City received an application for “Starbuds,” a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence, that will be located in the Dawson Mall.Anyone wishing to voice their concerns is asked to write to:Cindy Fisher, Deputy Corporate OfficerCity of Dawson CreekP.O. Box 150, 10105 12A StreetDawson Creek, BC V1G 4G4 DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The City of Dawson Creek has received an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store.In a release, the City says a store under the proposed establishment name of “Northern Cannabis” has made an application for a Non-Medical Cannabis Retail Store Licence. The location of the proposed store is at 10112 10th Street, in Dawson Creek.The City says anyone who feels that they may be affected by this application is asked to submit their written comments no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 7, 2018.last_img read more

Northern Rockies Unveils New Emergency Notification System

first_imgFORT NELSON, BC – Northern Rockies Regional Municipality (NRRM) recognizes emergency preparedness procedures are an important part of their communities safety and has introduced an alert system to keep residents and visitors informed in the case of a critical incident.The multi-purpose communication service Voyent Alert will be a way to send alerts to residents, businesses and visitors during critical events like fires or floods. In the NRRM, the system will be used to alert to hazards such as wildfires, although the platform has the ability to be used for other public messaging as well.The NRRM shares that residents receiving an emergency alert, it’s important to take action safely. Stop what you are doing when it is safe to do so and read the emergency alert. Information could include but is not limited to;limit unnecessary travelevacuate the areaseek shelter etc.The NRRM reminds residents to seek credible information from official sources in your community and to not contact emergency services for information related to an alert unless a life is at risk.“The Northern Rockies has a great new tool to inform people in the case of an emergency – in this connected age, the municipality is able to convey information at a critical point in time, using the most popular communication methods available,” said Mayor Gary Foster of the new alert notification system. For more information; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Combinations used in Oz series may not be used during World Cup

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun Tuesday said the team combinations being used in the ongoing ODI series against Australia may not necessarily be repeated during the World Cup in England starting May 30. India go into the final ODI against Australia here on Wednesday aiming to complete their World Cup auditions for a couple of slots that were up for grabs. “These are not necessarily the combinations which will be used during the World Cup but we would like to know how people perform in different situations for us to pick up a balanced team,” Arun said on the eve of the final encounter. Also Read – Dhoni, Paes spotted playing football togetherThe coach did not elaborate much but stated emphatically that the Indian team is quite sure about its combinations for the World Cup in England. “More or less, the team is quite sure of what combination is but we would like to try out all our options before the World Cup. We want to be extremely sure (of) what we want before go into a major tournament like World Cup,” the coach said. The bowlers conceded 300-plus runs in successive games but Arun said critics shouldn’t forget that this Indian team’s success rate is 75 percent. However, the former India medium pacer did call the losses a welcome wake-up call. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”If you look at our success rate, it is more than 75 per cent and it is huge for a team. These things do happen. I am happy it has happened now because it throws open a lot of factors where we can improve before the World Cup,” said Arun. “Definitely there are certain areas we need to address both in bowling and batting. We have to stay positive irrespective of whatever has happened. It’s a great learning experience from the way series has gone,” he added. Ashton Turner took the game away with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls in a chase of 359 and Arun said it was a combination of dew as well as poor execution. “We had plans ready. I am not going to give excuses. Dew was a part of the game. You have to accept and try to overcome the situation.last_img read more

Kashmiri separatist Aasiyas aide opposes NIAs plea for voice sample before court

first_imgNew Delhi: An associate of Kashmiri separatist Aasiya Andrabi, arrested in a case of allegedly waging war against the country with support from Pakistan, opposed in a Delhi court Thursday the NIA plea for recording her voice sample for their investigation.A lawyer appearing for the accused — Nahida Nasreen — told Special Judge Rakesh Syal that the National Investigation Agency’s demand for her voice sample was not permissible under the law. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’According to a court source, NIA told the court that it had some audio recordings related to their ongoing investigation with which the agency required to match Nasreen’s voice. The submissions were made before the court during an in-camera proceedings. The court in December last year directed NIA to hand over the copy of the charge sheet and other documents filed along with it to Andrabi, chief of the banned outfit Dukhtaran-e-Milat, and her two associates Nasreen and Sofi Fehmeeda. Andrabi, Fehmeeda and Nasreen are currently in judicial custody. The charge sheet and the documents, which also include electronic copies of the accused’s speeches, videos and social media links, were handed over to the accused. The court posted the matter for further hearing on May 6.last_img read more