Daily Archives: July 1, 2018

4 injured in downtown Toronto shooting

Four people have been injured following a shooting in downtown Toronto Sunday evening, police say. The shots rang out at Augusta Avenue and College Street in the city’s Kensington Market neighbourhood around 10:30 p.m. ET Paramedics say they have transported four people to hospital. Toronto police say one victim has very serious injuries. (Tony Smyth/CBC) A man in his 20s is in ...

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Canada Day 2018 celebrated across the country

Despite some scorching temperatures, thousands of people across the country gathered to commemorate Canada’s 151st birthday. Here’s a look at how people celebrated. Ottawa In the nation’s capital, people flocked to Parliament Hill to enjoy concerts, ceremonies and fireworks. Among those who braved the 36 C heat was Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, who wisely stayed hydrated. (Kimberley Molina/CBC) (Justin Tang/Canadian Press) Toronto ...

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Telefilm's Talent to Watch program aims to launch new generation of Canadian filmmakers

Packed inside a gussied-up sound stage at Pinewood Toronto Studios this week, dozens of up-and-coming filmmakers met with industry insiders, speed dating-style. They asked questions, built connections and perfected pitches during a two-day summit as part of Telefilm Canada’s new Talent to Watch program, which tapped the creators of 45 film and digital projects from across the country for its inaugural edition. Halifax actor ...

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5 ways to slash your smartphone bills

Young woman reacting in horror to an sms, text message or email on her mobile phone as she stands outdoors in a quiet urban street, close up head and shoulders  (mheim3011) Remember, a smartphone is a small computer, and computers are expensive. Even older-model phones can cost hundreds of dollars, never mind the $1,149 you’d have to pay for an ...

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Donald Trump crashes the Canada Day party: Aaron Wherry

“It is as difficult a moment as we have ever faced as a country,” Bob Rae wrote last week. So, uh, Happy Canada Day. Rae, the former NDP premier of Ontario and federal Liberal leader, refers here, of course, to Donald Trump. And the trade wars, tantrums and global instability the American president entails. It is because of Trump that Canada’s 152nd year ...

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