Adina Bresge

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Ben Mulroney to depart etalk anchor chair

CTV says Ben Mulroney will step down as anchor of celebrity news show etalk to make room for 'diverse voices' after a scandal involving his wife, Jessica Mulroney.

Victoria Day marks subdued start to cottage season during COVID 19: officials

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed the traditional influx of urbanites in many resort towns for the first big cottage weekend of the year, with some provinces barring pilgrimages to the lake altogether.

RCMP to draft national policy for emergency alerts after N.S. shootings

In the wake of the mass murder that claimed 22 victims in Nova Scotia two weeks ago, the force is looking into developing a national operational policy for using the emergency alert system.

Peter Handke's Nobel Literature win sparks tension in literary circles

With every literature prize comes some contention over which texts are most worthy of celebration. But rather than a war over words, this awards season was dominated by controversy over a writer's moral character.

Plain cigarette packs to hit shelves as 'best in the world' regulations kick in

Cigarette packaging in Canada will soon be stripped of logos and designs under new federal rules. Starting Nov. 9, all packaging will feature the same brown base colour, basic grey text and minimalist layout.

Antigone chosen as Canada's Oscars contender for best international film

Quebec filmmaker Sophie Deraspe's Antigone has been put forward as Canada's contender for best international feature film at the 2020 Academy Awards.

Handmaid's Tale sequel The Testaments puts global spotlight on Margaret Atwood

It's the international literary event of the season, industry watchers say, and in a rare feat, the spotlight will be on a Canadian author.

Thunder Bay podcast about deaths of Indigenous youth to be adapted for TV

A true-crime podcast probing the deaths and disappearances of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay, Ont., is set to be adapted for the small screen.

Online ads spoil Christmas surprises, raising privacy concerns

Social media users say they're being burned by online advertisements spoiling "surprise" gifts by popping up in front of the intended recipient. That's because of data collected through online tracking by companies like Google and Facebook.

Grammy-nominated violinist James Ehnes credits Manitoba hometown for musical rise

Growing up in Brandon, Man., James Ehnes would pretend he was a hot-shot violinist touring in concert halls around the world and racking up awards. If anything, his fantasy was an underestimate.

'A book for us': B.C.-raised memoirist subverts Indigenous stereotypes

Terese Marie Mailhot's debut memoir about her impoverished upbringing on the Seabird Island First Nation in the Fraser Valley has been nominated for the nonfiction prize at the Governor General's Literary Awards.

Vancouver punk pioneer Randy Rampage remembered as hard rocker with 'heart of gold'

"Randy was a founding member of the original punk scene in Vancouver. He lived for the moment, and he gave everything for the moment," said Susanne Tabata, his partner of more than a decade.

#BuyCanadian: Pocketbook patriotism takes off amid U.S. trade tensions

Geography professor Bonnie Hallman said she scrapped her dream of an Alaskan getaway in favour of a trip to P.E.I. shortly after President Donald Trump took aim at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for pushing back against American tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Billy-Ray Belcourt wins $65K Griffin Poetry Prize

Billy-Ray Belcourt sobbed as he accepted the $65,000 Griffin Poetry Prize on Thursday night, sharing his hopes that his writing can help bring about a world that Indigenous people would want to live in.

Trudeau accepts award for LGBT advocacy, says more work to be done

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada has made great strides in achieving equality for LGBTQ people but there's still work to be done.