3 ebook publishers and Apple reach new deal with Canadian competition authorities

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Three major publishers have signed an agreement with Canadian competition authorities that will permit retailers to sell the ebooks they publish at a discount — a practice limited in some of their contracts.Publishers Holtzbrinck (doing business as Macmillan), Simon & Schuster, and Hachette signed the agreement with the Competition Bureau, as has Apple, an ebook retailer.A previous agreement involving the three publishers and HarperCollins was rescinded by the Competition Tribunal last June after two years of litigation with Kobo — an ebook retailer spun off from Indigo Books & Music — challenging the 2014 deal. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter Facebook The Competition Tribunal’s ruling last year provided clarity for what future arrangements should include.HarperCollins did not sign the new agreement, and the Competition Bureau said it has filed an application with the Competition Tribunal to stop its the company’s alleged anti-competitive conduct.The bureau alleges that an agreement between HarperCollins, its competitors and Apple was anti-competitive and led to higher prices for Canadians. Advertisementlast_img read more

Kristin KreukStarrer Burden of Truth Loses Showrunners

first_imgAdvertisement Noelle Carbone and Adriana Maggs have stepped down from the Entertainment One, ICF Films and Eagle Vision legal drama.The Kristin Kreuk-starrer Burden of Truth has lost its showrunners.Noelle Carbone and Adriana Maggs have stepped down as showrunners on the legal drama that stars Kreuk as a big city lawyer passed over for partnership who returns to her hometown to take on what she thinks is a simple case, only to find herself in a fight for justice for a group of sick girls. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment READ MORE Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

THE WORLDS MOST POPULAR CHILDRENS GROUP – THE WIGGLES – RETURN TO

first_imgWinnipeg, MB LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Tuesday, 10/24  Belleville, ON  Facebook Le Capitole de Quebec Burlington, ON  Wednesday, 10/18 The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts Saskatoon, SK  Friday, 9/29   Brantford, ON  Toronto, ON  The Fredericton Playhouse          Vic Juba Community Theatre Sunday, 10/8    Monday, 10/30  The Théâtre St-Denis Centrepointe Theatres Advertisement Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Edmonton, AB  Advertisement Thursday, 9/28   Monday, 10/16   Québec City, QC Hamilton, ON   Northlands Coliseum Thursday, 10/12    Friday, 10/20    Brandon, MB Centre In The Square London, ON Centennial Hall The Capitol Theatre Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Friday, 10/13    Tuesday, 10/10  Saturday, 10/7   “We can’t wait to bring our favourite songs, both new and classic, to Canadian audiences this year!” says Emma. “It’s so exciting to see parents who grew up singing and dancing to The Wiggles now bringing their own children to experience the magic for themselves!”The Big Show! tour will include classic Wiggles songs like Hot Potato, Rock-A-Bye Your Bear, Do the Propeller and Get Ready to Wiggle and new music from the Nursery Rhymes album. The Wiggles will be bringing a full band (including bagpipes!), and will be joined by Scottish highland dancers, ballet dancers, Irish dancers, and many more!Canadian Tour Dates and Cities Include: Sunday, 10/15   Aultsville Theatre Central Alberta Theatre Thursday, 10/5  Red Deer, AB  Wednesday, 10/11 Saturday, 10/28 Guelph, ON   River Run Centre Halifax, ON   Peterborough, ON Thursday, 11/2    Plus more cities to be announced soon! Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 21st (check venue for local time).For a complete list of tour dates and ticket information for the Big Show! tour, please visit: www.thewiggles.com. Tour date and ticket information is subject to change.Anthony, Simon, Emma and Lachy can also be seen on ABC Kids in their wonderful Wiggle Town TV series.In 2016 The Wiggles performed 332 shows across the globe to some 330,000 fans, at 143 locations. 2017 will have seen The Wiggles tour extensively through Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland and North America.For even more Wiggly fun, like The Wiggles official Facebook page Facebook.com/TheWiggles, follow them on Twitter via Twitter.com/TheWiggles, follow them on Instagram @thewiggles, and subscribe (it’s free) to The Wiggles Youtube channel youtube.com/thewiggles. Join in on the conversation using the hashtag #wigglescanadabigshow.About The WigglesThe Wiggles are the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group which formed in Sydney, Australia in 1991. Having performed for over 26 years, it’s now the case that children who once saw the fab four of fun are now bringing their children to enjoy the best in early childhood entertainment! The last year has seen The Wiggles confirmed (GFK charts) as the #1 selling children’s artist on DVD, the #1 children’s entertainment live concert attraction, awarded a record 13 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) awards for the Best Children’s Album (making them the most awarded artist in any one category). Award-winning and popular children’s entertainment group The Wiggles, return to Canada for their Big Show! tour, their biggest, yet most affordable show to date. The tour kicks off on September 27th and runs until November 2nd, 2017. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday July, 21, 2017 (check venue for local time). Visit www.thewiggles.com for a complete list of tour dates. L to R: Anthony, Emma, Simon, Lachy. (CNW Group/The Wiggles) Burton Cummings Theatre Wednesday, 10/4 Monday, 10/23   Moncton, NB  TCU Place, Saskatoon’s Arts & Convention Centre Showplace Performance Centre Kitchener, ON   Friday, 10/27   Lloydminster, AB Wednesday, 9/27  TORONTO, July 20, 2017 – Get ready to Wiggle, Canada! Tickets go on sale Friday for the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, as they prepare to return to Canada for their Big Show! tour – their biggest show yet!Last year was a great year for the Aussie Fab Four, as they played 332 high-energy shows around the world to enthusiastic crowds. Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony are once again ready to delight families across the country with their incomparable brand of preschool entertainment. Audiences across the country will Wiggle down to their biggest and best show yet!  Best of all – since The Wiggles want every Canadian family to be able to enjoy their fun songs and dances, ticket prices for their new Canadian tour are the lowest yet.The tour kicks off on September 27th and runs until November 2nd, 2017. Canadian audiences will get the chance to see Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle), Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle) and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle), along with their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog and Henry the Octopus! Montreal, QC  Cornwall, ON  Sunday, 10/1  The Empire Theatre Thursday, 10/26  Vernon, BC   FirstOntario Concert Hall Calgary, AB  Login/Register With: Advertisement Fredericton, NB  Ottawa, ON   Tuesday, 10/31 Scotiabank CENTRE Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium The Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts Twitterlast_img read more

New code aims to fight workplace harassment

first_img Twitter Advertisement Advertisement “The Code represents a commitment by engaged stakeholders to shift the culture, to prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and to ensure every workplace is one where safety, respect and professionalism are the norm,” read a statement accompanying document, released March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Facebook A group of 24 creative-sector organizations have adopted the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct to help prevent and respond to harassment in work and work-related environments.The announcement follows a November roundtable meeting in which industry orgs committed to creating an industry-wide code of conduct that set forth concrete definitions of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, guidelines for enforcing that behaviour and consequences for violating those rules. Out of the meeting, a trio of working groups were established with a view to creating policies in three areas: codes of conduct, safer reporting mechanisms and anti-harassment training. The working groups for the latter two are still working on their documents.As set out in the Code of Conduct, the signatories agree to:· enact policies and procedures that maintain zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence· designate people in the workplace to receive complaints of harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence· provide a timely process for the investigation and resolution of complaints· implement proportional consequences for violations· encourage instructors, teachers, coaches and trainers in the industry to adhere to the code and share its principles with students. Advertisementlast_img read more

VALERIE CREIGHTON INDUCTED INTO PLAYBACKS CANADIAN FILM TV HALL OF FAME

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Advertisement In addition to this recent accolade, Valerie Creighton was featured as one of the 20 most powerful women in global television by The Hollywood Reporter in 2016. That same year, she was also awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit for her lifelong service to her home province. In 2017, she was recognized with the Honorary Maverick Award by the Female Eye Film Festival.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto, June 4, 2018 – Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund (CMF), has been inducted into Playback’s 2018 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame in the Industry Builder Category. The Playback feature includes industry leaders who have left their mark on Canadian film and television in the creative, talent, and other categories. United in their ambition, talent and determination, the industry leaders inducted into Playback’s Hall of Fame have shaped Canadian film and television into its current form.“Delivering change is never easy, but I am very proud of what we’ve accomplished at the Canada Media Fund on gender balance and the initiative with our partners to establish the Indigenous Screen Office, as well as our ongoing support for exceptional Canadian television and digital content in an ever-changing media landscape,” said Valerie Creighton. “I would like to thank Playback Magazine for their recognition. I am truly touched by this induction into Playback’s Hall of Fame.”“None of what we’ve accomplished at the Canada Media Fund could have happened without the invaluable guidance of the Board of Directors, the extraordinary support of my team, as well as the trust and advice of the industry, and our public and private funders,” she added. Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SLASHER CARVES OUT A THIRD CHAPTER

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Seasons 1 and 2 are both currently available on Netflix.Slasher is developed and produced by Shaftesbury and created by Aaron Martin. Slasher is executive produced by Aaron Martin, Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, and Ian Carpenter, who also serves as showrunner; Jay Bennett is producer; Adam MacDonald is director. Kew Media Group is the global distributor of the series. Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Production is underway on the third installment of anthology psychological thriller series Slasher, created by Aaron Martin and produced by Shaftesbury. The third season will premiere on Netflix with an ensemble cast including returning and new faces.Season 3 is set over a 24-hour period on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.When a young man is brutally killed in front of his apartment building, he is surrounded bywitnesses who do nothing to help. One year later, terror strikes the apartment complex once again when someone seemingly seeks bloody revenge on the neighbours and witnesses who did nothing during the murder. Login/Register With:last_img read more

TIFF 2018 After Dark

first_imgActors John David Washington and Chante Adams have a blast, dancing the night away at the “Monsters and Men” premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) After long days of interviews and press junkets, sometimes celebrities just need to relax, let loose and hit up some of TIFF‘s hottest parties. See which stars were spotted partying the night away at some of TIFF 2018’s A-list soirees. Ryan Gosling And His Mom – ‘First Man” star Ryan Gosling brought a very special date to the post-screening event hosted by Audi and Nespresso — his mom, Donna Gosling. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) Claire Foy – Although fans won’t be seeing Claire Foy return to “The Crown”, they can see her on the red carpet at the Audi Canada And Nespresso co-hosted post-screening event For “First Man” during TIFF. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) Damian Chazelle and Olivia Hamilton strike a pose while attending the Audi Canada and Nespresso co-hosted post-screening event for “First Man” during TIFF (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) Actor Patrick Fugit (“Almost Famous”) attends the post-screening event for “First Man”, co-hosted by Audi Canada And Nespresso during TIFF 2018. Former “Orange Is the New Black” star Pablo Schreiber was among the celebrity attendees at the Audi Canada and Nespresso co-hosted post-screening event for “First Man” During TIFF (Photo by Owen Hoffmann) “Saturday Night Live” alum Jason Sudeikis looks sharp as he’s spotted at the RBC-hosted “Driven” cocktail party during TIFF 2018 – Photo by Sonia Recchia Former “Pushing Daisies” star Lee Pace is all smiles at the “Driven” cocktail party, hosted by RBC, during the 2018 TIFF at RBC House. – Photo by Sonia Recchia Sienna Miller is all smiles at the “American Woman” premiere party at the Bisha Hotel’s Kost. – Photo by Steve Blackburn Canadian actor Will Sasso attends the premiere party for his new film, “American Woman” at Kost. (Photo by Steve Blackburn) Amber Heard hits the “Her Smell” cocktail party at RBC House in Toronto. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Cara Delevingne attends RBC hosted “Her Smell” cocktail party at RBC House. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Lady Gaga gets dramatic on the red carpet at the Audi Canada and Links Of London post-premiere party for her TIFF film “A Star Is Born”. (Photo by George Pimentel) After premiering his directorial debut for the Toronto crowd, Bradley Cooper celebrates the Audi Canada and Links Of London party for “A Star Is Born” at Masonic Temple. (Photo by George Pimentel) Darren Criss walks the red carpet for the “A Star Is Born” post-premiere party at Masonic Temple in Toronto. (Photo by George Pimentel) Salma Hayek looks fierce in a one-shouldered leopard print dress as she celebrates “A Star Is Born” at the post-premiere party in Toronto. (Photo by George Pimentel) Elle Fanning celebrates her new film “Teen Spirit” at Love Child Social House in Toronto following the premiere. Olivia Munn is honoured at the 2018 Spotlight Awards Dinner. The actress looked lovely in a dark purple suit. (Photo by Brian Summers) “The Mummy” star Sofia Boutella attends 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by George Pimentel) Actor and chair member of Artists For Peace Anc Justice, Ben Stiller attends and takes the role of food server at the organization’s gala where they raised $1.4 million. (Photo by Rebecca Risen) “The Front Runner” actor Hugh Jackman, 49, attends Grey Goose’s SoHo House party celebrating the film’s international premiere with a cocktail in hand. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) Celebrity couple Bryan Greenberg and Jamie Chung share a picture with Olympian Mark McMorris during McMorris’ “Unbroken” film party hosted by RBC for TIFF (Photo by Ernesto Disefano) “Ben Is Back” actor Chance B. Vance attends Nespresso and Audi’s “Ben Is Back” premiere at the Chase Rooftop to promote the film during TIFF. (Photo by Ernesto Disefano) Actor John C. Reilly looks dapper as he steps out in support of his latest project, “The Sisters Brothers”. (Photo by Anna Purna) “The Kindergarten Teacher” actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was spotted at the Mongrel House presented by Autograph Collection Hotels party during TIFF looking pretty in a pink dress and deep purple jacket. (Photo by Ryan Emberley) Ballers” actor London Brown dons a blue vest with matching pants during the Mongrel House party presented by Autograph Hotel in Toronto. 36 of 51 ‘Everybody Knows’ At The RBC House “Everybody Knows” actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem as well as the film’s director Asghar Farhadi attend the “Everybody Knows” Toronto International Film Festival premiere and cocktail party hosted by RBC in Toronto. (Photo by Ernesto Disefano) English actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends the “Farming” cocktail party during TIFF at the RBC House in a green, yellow and white dress. (Photo by Sam Santos) Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish attend 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by George Pimentel) Amber Heard poses for a quirky snap at the 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel. (Photo by George Pimentel) Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves attend 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration. The couple hit the party red carpet in a paired down but Canadian inspired look! (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer) Sam Elliott, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga attend Entertainment Weekly’s Must List Party at the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 at the Thompson Hotel. (Photo by Michael Loccisano) Actor Matthew McConaughey wears a maroon suit to the RBC “White Boy Rick” cocktail party to promote the film at TIFF with his wife Camila Alves. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Audi Canada entertains “Hotel Mumbai” star Armie Hammer arrives with his wife at the film’s post-screening event at TIFF dressed in a casual grey suit with a pair of white kicks posing for pictures. Canadian actors Katie Boland and Michael Seater share a photo at the Mongrel Media celebration for TIFF. Boland rocks a neon pink dress while Seater goes for a bright pink abstract button-down with a black suit. Jude Law and Natalie Portman at the “Vox Lux” premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka and Soho House at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) Critically acclaimed documentarian Michael Moore and survivors from the Parkland school shooting get together to celebrate the TIFF 2018 premiere of Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 11/9”. Actors John David Washington and Chante Adams have a blast, dancing the night away at the “Monsters and Men” premiere party hosted by Grey Goose Vodka at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) Pop-rock sister band Haim — Alana Haim, Este Haim and Danielle Haim — get ready to host a special performance at the RBC House to kick off the first official day of the Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) Actors Dylan O’Brien and Maika Monroe hug it out while attending the “Monsters and Men” premiere party hosted by GREY GOOSE Vodka at Soho House Toronto. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan) “American Woman” star Aaron Paul hits up the film’s premiere party at the Bisha Hotel’s rooftop restaurant Kost. – Photo by Steve Blackburn The Cast Of ‘Her Smell’ – Amber Heard, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry get cozy at the “Her Smell” cocktail party at RBC House. (Photo by Sonia Recchia) “Property Brothers” Jonathan And Drew Scott take a picture with actress Susan Sarandon at the Artists For Peace And Justice Gala in Toronto during TIFF. (Photo by Ryan Emberley) Matthew McConaughey and Timothee Chalamet hug it out at the 2018 HFPA and InStyle’s TIFF Celebration. (Photo by George Pimentel) By ALYSSA CROEZEN Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Photographers lens shatters stereotypes around Muslim women

first_img Facebook Twitter Photographer Alia Youssef is challenging the way many Canadians picture Muslim women.Even as a young girl, Youssef — now 23 — says she struggled with the way she was perceived as a Muslim growing up in Canada.Youssef’s family immigrated from Egypt when she was eight years old, settling down in suburban Vancouver where she says she quickly learned to hide the fact that she was Muslim. She grew up feeling ashamed of her identity, background and her religion, she says, all because of the connotations that came with being a Muslim woman.Youssef went, “from being so proud and excited to talk about my religion and my faith as I did when I was in Egypt, to closing down and being more reserved about what I was sharing with people — because some of the comments I got right away after moving made me feel like my background was not OK to share, because I was automatically being judged. So that left me growing up feeling like that was something that I needed to hide about myself.”READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Aalya, a Canadian Muslim woman photographed by Alia Youssef for The Sisters Project. (Alia Youssef) Login/Register With: Advertisementlast_img read more

CANADIAN ACTOR SETH ROGEN LAUNCHING HOUSEPLANT HIS OWN CANNABIS BRAND

first_imgSeth Rogen (Screen capture taken from Houseplant promotional video) LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Login/Register With: “We could not be more passionate about this company and are dedicated to doing everything the right way. It is extremely important to us to treat cannabis with the reverence it deserves. What a time!”Houseplant said Canopy acquired 25 per cent of the business, and invested working capital, but would not disclose any further financial information.Rogen and Goldberg are the business leads of the company, while Canopy in its role as venture partner is providing the facilities, expertise and infrastructure to grow cannabis.“We have been getting to know the Houseplant team for quite a while now and continue to be impressed by their understanding of the cannabis consumer, attention to detail, and drive towards their vision,” Canopy president and co-chief executive Mark Zekulin said in a statement.Rogen, who has also portrayed pothead characters in films such as Knocked Up and the 40-Year-Old-Virgin, is not the first celebrity associated with cannabis to dabble in the pot industry.Tommy Chong, one half of the Cheech & Chong comedy duo, has a line of medicinal cannabis products called Chong’s Choice, available in certain states where legal. In late 2017, director and actor Kevin Smith and actor Jason Mewes — better known as their stoner movie characters Jay and Silent Bob — entered into a brand licensing agreement with Hamilton, Ont.-based cannabis company Beleave Inc. to develop strains. And in 2016, rapper Snoop Dogg struck a deal with Canopy to grant the licensed producer the exclusive right to use certain content and brands such as Leafs By Snoop.However, since Canada legalized recreational cannabis last October, these companies are subject to strict rules governing promotion of the products. The Cannabis Act prohibits the promotion of cannabis, cannabis accessories or any service related to cannabis by means of a testimonial or endorsement or by means of the depiction of a person, character or animal, whether real or fictional. It is also prohibited to present cannabis or any of its brand elements in a manner that “evokes a positive or negative emotion” about a “way of life such as one that includes glamour, recreation, excitement, vitality, risk or daring.”Any promotion that could be seen as appealing to young people is also forbidden.Houseplant noted that Rogen and Goldberg are not paid spokespeople, but founders and business owners who have been involved in its strategic development and decision making since the beginning.“Since inception the Houseplant team has maintained a strong focus on abiding by the regulations which is why, not due to a lack of opportunity both pre and post legalization, Seth and Evan have not participated in any cannabis related event or promotion in Canada,” the company said in an emailed statement.“They are founders and owners, not spokespeople for the brand and have been very careful not to confuse that.”Houseplant’s team in Toronto consists of a chief commercial officer and marketing manager while its strains will be grown at Canopy’s facilities in Smiths Falls, Ont., the company added.The first strain Houseplant Sativa will be on sale at legal retailers in B.C. starting next month, with hybrid and indica strains to follow. The company said pre-rolled joints and softgel products will also follow later in the year as the brand rolls out across Canada.Houseplant said it does not have any current plans to launch in the U.S. — where cannabis is legal for medical and recreational purposes in several states but is illegal federally — but both its partner and the company have “global aspirations.”The company said there are no current plans for any products branded with Pineapple Express.Rogen and Goldberg’s partners in Houseplant also include the California-based United Talent Agency through its business ventures group.The pair have spent five years preparing for the launch, said Goldberg.“We are so proud to be launching in Canada, our home… We’re excited to be able to share our passion for cannabis with Canadians in this way,” he said in a statement.By Armina Ligaya ~ The Canadian Press Pineapple Express star Seth Rogen and screenwriter Evan Goldberg have teamed up with Canopy Growth Corp. to launch a Toronto-based Canadian cannabis brand called Houseplant.The Vancouver-born actor and the Canadian screenwriter with whom Rogen collaborated on the stoner film co-founded the Toronto-based company along with “other great friends and colleagues.”“We have been working on this quietly for years and seeing everything come together is a dream come true,” Rogen said in an emailed statement.last_img read more

PROPS FROM VANCOUVERFILMED DEADPOOL UP FOR AUCTION NEXT MONTH

first_imgThe mask, which is worn by character Wade Wilson early in the film, is advertised as being screen-used which means it is the actual item featured on screen during filming.As of Monday afternoon, the highest bid for the Deadpool mask was U.S.$50.Other items from the movie include a white hospital uniform complete with costume blood splatter worn by Reynolds during a scene in which his character is tortured in order to trigger a mutant gene, a frying pan used by Reynolds during a fight scene, and the silver boots worn by Josh Brolin’s character Cable.A pair of pants worn by Blind Al (played by Leslie Uggams), a leather vest and long-sleeve shirt worn by Angel Dust (played by Gina Carano), a rubber-coated piece of bent rebar used in a fight between Deadpool and Ajax (played by Ed Skrein), and a compression shirt worn by Reynolds are also up for auction.The Deadpool items are available for preview online at icollector.com.Bids are now being accepted online at icollector.com or by phone at 1-888-761-7767 until the auction goes live at 11 a.m. PT on June 1.The first Deadpool movie filmed in Vancouver in 2015 and included a high-profile closing of the Georgia Street Viaduct over multiple days for a complex fight scene involving flipped cars. The second movie began shooting in B.C. in 2017.By Stephanie IP ~ Vancouver Sun LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The most recognizable prop for sale from the franchise is perhaps a red Deadpool mask, displayed on and sold with a face cast of Reynolds’ actual face. The cast is made of latex foam and is mounted for display. Advertisement Login/Register With: Fans of the Vancouver-filmed Deadpool franchise can now place their bids on some of the quirkiest props from the film, which was filmed here in Vancouver. The cast of Deadpool is pictured in this 2015 file photo filming a scene on the Georgia Street Viaduct in Vancouver, B.C. ARLEN REDEKOP / PNG Fans of the Vancouver-filmed Deadpool franchise can now place their bids on some of the quirkiest props from the film.L.A.’s Premier Props is hosting an online memorabilia auction on June 1, allowing fans the chance to take home a piece of Hollywood’s biggest titles.Among the approximately 500 items up for sale are a selection of props from the first and second instalments of the Deadpool franchise, both of which star the Vancouver-born Ryan Reynolds and which were filmed here in B.C. Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Outrage over Australian police shooting of Aboriginal teens in stolen car

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn Australia, the shooting of two Aboriginal teenagers over the weekend has police in full damage control mode.Six youth were in a stolen car when it was driven onto a sidewalk. The car hit a woman and dragged her for several metres. That prompted police officers to open fire on the car.The 14 year-old driver and an 18 year-old in the front seat were shot.The video of the incident shows one of the teens who was shot being dragged out of the car and repeatedly punched by one of the officers.The incident has sparked outrage and Australian police are calling for peace.The death of another teenager by police sparked riots in 2004.last_img read more

Phoenixs foster mom fields questions again at inquiry

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt was day 13 of the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry Thursday.Kim Edwards, Phoenix’s foster mother was on the stand once again.She faced questions from lawyers representing Manitoba’s child and family services.At times Edwards appeared agitated and emotional.last_img

Justin Trudeau drops a bombshell in the halls of Parliament

first_imgAPTN National NewsLiberal leader Justin Trudeau made a bold move to push ahead with Senate reform before other national parties.Trudeau told reporters that he had just fired 32 Senators from the upper chamber.It’s a move that shocked many.APTN’s Annette Francis has more.last_img

Alberta parents fights for more cultural teachings

first_imgAPTN National NewsAn Alberta parent is in a fight with a school district over funding.The district gets money for every First Nation, Metis and Inuit student who attends its schools and now a father of two students wants to see some of those dollars used for teaching culture.APTN’s Chris Stewart has this story.last_img

The Latest GM to slash 14700 jobs in North America

first_imgDETROIT — The Latest on General Motors’ restructuring plans (all times local):10:30 a.m.General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. Most of the affected factories build cars that won’t be sold in the U.S. after next year. They could close or they could get different vehicles to build. They will be part of contract talks with the United Auto Workers union next year.Plants without products include assembly plants in Detroit; Lordstown, Ohio; and Oshawa, Ontario. Also affected are transmission factories in Warren, Michigan, as well as Baltimore.About 6,000 factory workers could lose jobs in the U.S. and Canada, although some could transfer to truck plants.___8:25 a.m.General Motors is closing a Canadian plant at the cost of about 2,500 jobs, but that is apparently just a piece of a much broader, company-wide restructuring that will be announced as early as Monday.A person briefed on the matter told The Associated Press that the plant being shuttered in Canada is just the beginning as GM prepares for the next economic downturn, shifting trade agreements under the Trump administration, and potential tariffs on imported automobiles.The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement hasn’t been made public.In the fall, the Detroit automaker offered buyouts to 18,000 white collar workers, but it has yet to say how many accepted, or if its’s close to meeting the staff reduction goals it set to better withstand leaner times.Associated Press, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Californias legal cannabis marketplace By the numbers

first_imgLOS ANGELES — After one year of broad legal sales, California’s marijuana marketplace remains in transition, as companies adapt to new rules and illegal operators continue to flourish. A snapshot of the emerging legal economy:— Estimated 2018 sales at licensed dispensaries and delivery services: $2.5 billion.— Breakdown of sales at dispensaries, by category: buds, 39 per cent; concentrates, 33 per cent; edibles, 16 per cent; pre-rolled, 8 per cent; topicals, 2 per cent; accessories, 2 per cent.— Number of cultivation licenses: 4,795— Number of retail storefronts: 531— Distributors: 996— Testing labs: 52___Sources: BDS Analytics; California Bureau of Cannabis Control; California Department of Food and AgricultureThe Associated Presslast_img read more

The Latest Man who took hostages at UPS facility is dead

first_imgLOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The Latest on the resolved hostage situation at UPS facility (all times local):5:10 p.m.New Jersey’s attorney general says the armed man who burst into a UPS facility and took two female workers hostage was shot and killed by police after he exited the building with both women.Gurbir S. Grewal’s office says in a statement the man has been identified as 39-year-old William Owens, of Sicklerville, New Jersey.He says officers responded to the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia, around 8:45 a.m. Monday over reports of a man with a gun.He says multiple members of law enforcement fired at the man when he exited the building with the women.Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says there was apparently a prior relationship between the gunman and one of the women he took hostage.___12:20 p.m.Prosecutors say an armed man burst into a UPS facility in New Jersey and took two female workers hostage before officers stormed in and resolved the ordeal.Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore says the suspect was apparently shot and injured, but the women were unharmed in the situation Monday at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia.Employee Allen Anthony Dowling tells The Associated Press he heard a fellow worker say someone had a gun. Dowling says he then heard what he thought was a gunshot and began to run along with other employees.Fiore says there was apparently a prior relationship between the gunman and one of the women he took hostage.Police swarmed the area in the morning and evacuated employees.___11:10 a.m.An employee at a UPS facility that is the scene of a reported active shooter situation in New Jersey says he heard an apparent gunshot and began to run.Allen Anthony Dowling tells The Associated Press he heard a fellow worker say someone had a gun. Dowling says he then heard what he thought was a gunshot and began to run along with other employees.Police surrounded an area around a loading dock at the supply chain processing facility in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia.Television news footage showed armed officers crouching behind one of the vehicles.In a statement, UPS says it’s working with law enforcement on an active shooter situation, but did not provide details or identify if any employees were involved.Schools in the area were put on a modified lockdown.___10:05 a.m.Police have surrounded a United Parcel Service facility in New Jersey in response to a reported active shooter.Television images show police cars surrounding the loading dock area of the building in Logan Township, about 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of Philadelphia.Armed officers can be seen crouching behind one of the vehicles.A person answering the phone at the township police department says it is an active shooter situation, but didn’t give further details.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Number of candidates for City Council in Fort St John drops to

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of candidates looking to be elected to Fort St. John City Council in next month’s municipal election has officially dropped to 12.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey said today that Denise Menard provided written notification to the Chief Election Officer at 1:15 Friday afternoon that she was withdrawing her name as candidate for Councillor from the 2018 Municipal Election.Menard was one of two candidates to submit their nomination papers at the final minutes before the official nomination deadline at 4:00 p.m. last Friday. Both her and Gabor Haris were the final two official candidates to submit nominations.With Menard’s withdrawal today, there are currently 12 official candidates for council in Fort St. John.The six incumbents, Larry Evans, Gord Klassen, Byron Stewart, Trevor Bolin, Bruce Christensen, and Lilia Hansen, are all seeking re-election, along with Chuck Fowler, Becky Grimsrud, Gabor Haris, Jim Harris, Justin Jones, and Tony Zabinsky.The official deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21st.For more information and a current list of candidates, please visit www.fortstjohn.ca/municipal-elections.last_img read more

Finnings Fundraising Pub Night for the United Way

first_imgThe Pub Night will include several opportunities to support this cause through purchasing 50/50 tickets, a silent auction with many great items donated from local businesses and door prizes to be drawn at 8:30 pm and 10:15 pm.  The Canadian Brewhouse is offering an Appetizer Buffet from 7-9 pm, and it is sure to be a good time for all that attend.The United Way of Northern B.C. is excited for this evening event as the funds raised will be used within our direct community by being redirected to Not-For-Profit Organizations.The goal of UWNBC’s is to act as professional fundraisers on behalf of organizations that may not have the time or funding to hold their own fundraising campaigns. Organizations that are focused on providing programs in the community, and Not-For-Profit groups can apply for funding, and the UWNBC helps raise and redistribute funds to these organizations. As administration costs are kept very low at 10 percent, this means nine out of every ten dollars donated goes directly back to the community.To attend the event, November 30th, tickets are $20 and are available by contacting Lyndon Wincheruk at; 1.(250) 793.5415. If you are a business that would be interested in donating to the Pub Night, please contact Wincheruk at the number posted above.The FB Page for this event can be found by CLICKING HERE FORT ST.JOHN, B.C. – Finning is coming together with The Canadian Brewhouse to host a Pub Night with all proceeds raised going to the United Way of Northern B.C.Finning has an established relationship with the United Way by raising funds for their campaign. For the past 12 years, the company has done this with in-house fundraisers and incentives for employees and customers on a branch and corporate level, raising funds of more than 12 million dollars over that time.Lyndon Wincheruk, an employee with Finning for the past seven and a half years and with Ron Pardy, General Manager of the Canadian Brewhouse combined their efforts to create the Pub Night as a new and exciting way to raise funds for this year’s Finning’s Fundraising Local Campaign.last_img read more

Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery sends letter to Government regarding socioeconomic impact

first_imgKathleen Connolly, Group member and Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, spoke at the Draft Agreement Meeting in Fort St. John asking the Government to extend the deadline and that an independent assessment should be completed before any agreements are finalized.“The socio-economic impacts to our region could potentially be devasting. The Provincial Government has not started a socio-economic impact assessment for any part of our region today. So what we’re asking in our letter is that Government extend the amount of time that Government and citizens can respond to these concerns, that the Regional District can hire legal counsel if they require it, that they can do an independent socio-economic assessment that looks at yours and compare that data and make decisions and mitigations that will actually allow our communities to be able to respond in a manner that will allow them to mitigate for what is going to happen to industry, not only forestry but mining and the small businesses that will be impacted by it.”The CCCR says they support the Regional Districts in any measures that they choose to implement leading up to the required assessments being completed.The letter to the Government can be found on the Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery has sent a letter to the Provincial Government concerning the importance of completing a socio-economic impact assessment on the Caribou Recovery Process.In the letter, the CCCR says they are in full agreement with the Peace River Regional District that a socio-economic impact should be completed before the draft agreements are finalized.According to CCCR, the business community that relies on the proposed areas will be affected by the Section 11 and Partnership Agreement.last_img read more