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Dick Smyth, Canadian mainstay of news radio commentary, dies at 86

Radio and television personality Dick Smyth, whose booming commentary filled Canadian airwaves for decades with hot takes on the day's topics, has died at 86.

New Heritage Minute celebrates Oscar Peterson's legendary jazz career

Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson's legendary career is being celebrated in a Heritage Minute. Historica Canada released the newest clip, timed for Black History Month, in its ongoing series that highlights influential figures from across the country.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards nominees

Haisla Nation duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids are leading nominees at the first-ever International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show.

Livestream performances delayed or cancelled as Ontario tightens COVID-19 rules

Organizers behind a number of livestreaming concerts and theatre shows in Ontario say the province's stricter stay-at-home orders have forced them to sideline an array of upcoming virtual events.

'We are not enemies': Neil Young calls for empathy after U.S. Capitol riot

Folk singer Neil Young recently shared a letter on his website addressing his sadness over the insurrection led by U.S. President Donald Trump supporters last Wednesday.

Drive-thru Christmas lights festivals forced to go dark early as Ontario lockdown looms

Christmas light festivals will end weeks earlier than organizers planned under Ontario Premier Doug Ford's stricter COVID-19 measures, which go into effect on Saturday.

Deepa Mehta's Funny Boy no longer eligible for international film Oscar

Telefilm Canada says Deepa Mehta's Funny Boy has been disqualified from competing for best international feature film at the Oscars because it falls short of the non-English language requirements.

No longer a snowbird, Anne Murray settles into Nova Scotia life

Anne Murray says she won't be among the Canadian snowbirds migrating south this winter.

Cineplex agrees to shrink theatrical window to 17 days for Universal movies

Cineplex Inc. has struck an agreement with Hollywood film studio Universal to shorten the exclusive theatrical release window for its movies to as little as 17 days.

Wonder Woman 1984 to debut Dec. 25 in Canadian theatres, but not on streaming platforms

Wonder Woman 1984 will make history in the U.S. when it becomes the first superhero blockbuster to debut simultaneously in theatres and on a streaming platform. But for Canadians, the viewing options won't be so revolutionary.

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