Daily Archives: February 3, 2018

Violinist Andrew Forde brings Glenn Gould to contemporary audience

Toronto-based violinist Andrew Forde has performed with Justin Bieber, Sting, Mary J. Blige and Pitbull, but there’s another star he’s connecting with: Glenn Gould. Forde has remixed the iconic Canadian pianist to explore the country’s rich identity in Ideas of North and will perform it live Feb. 9 in Toronto as part of Black History Month. The title is a play on Gould’s landmark documentary, The Idea of ...

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Police: 5-year-old girl burned in voodoo ritual; 2 are charged

LaBossiere, 51, and Hilaire, 40, denied injuring the girl and threatening the boy and pleaded not guilty Monday, Jan. 29, to mayhem, assault and other charges.  (Marc Vasconcellos/Enterprisenews.com via AP) Two Massachusetts women are facing multiple charges after they allegedly tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl in a voodoo ritual. The girl, whose name has not been released, is ...

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Cape Town's water crisis highlights city's rich-poor divide

“Day Zero” is approaching as South Africa’s showcase city of Cape Town prepares to turn off most water taps amid the worst drought in a century. Tensions among the four million residents are highlighting a class divide. The top international tourist destination has both sprawling informal settlements and high-income oceanside neighbourhoods. Some say poorer residents are unfairly blamed as concerns ...

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Restaurants 'taking from Peter to pay Paul' amid minimum wage hike

A number of popular Canadian restaurants have increased the amount of tips servers must share with their colleagues, CBC’s Marketplace has learned. And many servers say that money is being doled out to higher-paid staff in lieu of a raise. “Tipping out” is a common practice in which servers pay into a pool that managers then distribute to non-tip-receiving staff such ...

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How the Robert Pickton case sparked changes to B.C. missing persons investigations

The man who headed up the 2012 inquiry into the Robert Pickton police investigation says he learned that law enforcement would treat missing-persons cases, particularly those involving marginalized communities, as an afterthought. Wally Oppal told CBC News that when mothers, fathers or other relatives would go to Vancouver police to report their loved one missing, they were dismissed, Wally Oppal ...

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Erin O'Toole takes pass on Ontario PC leadership, endorses Christine Elliott

Conservative MP Erin O’Toole is taking a pass on running for the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership, CBC has learned, and is instead backing Christine Elliott. O’Toole, the Conservative federal member for Durham, had considered running to replace Patrick Brown, who stepped down last week amid sexual misconduct allegations. O’Toole told CBC in an interview Friday that he and many others encouraged Elliott to run. ...

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