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TIFF announces Mary Harron’s Salvador Dali biopic as closing night film

The Toronto International Film Festival is rounding out its Canadian slate with titles including a film by Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, an Indigenous romance and a documentary about the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 in Iran. Homegrown talent is also behind TIFF’s closing night film Daliland, directed by Ontario-raised director Mary Harron, which […]

Winnipeg mayoral candidate’s campaign rolls to a stop after catalytic converters pinched from RV

A Winnipeg mayoral candidate is talking about crime this week — but not as the basis of any new policies or promises. Rana Bokhari filed a police report on Monday after catalytic converters were removed from the motorhome she uses as a mobile campaign office. The vehicle was parked outside Bokhari’s residence in Peguis, a newer neighbourhood […]

Sask. RCMP say 2 children at centre of Amber Alert believed to be in danger, warrant issued for man

The two children named in an Amber Alert issued by Saskatchewan RCMP Monday are believed to be with their mother and her common-law partner, who has a history of sexual offences against children, according to RCMP. Police are looking for seven-year-old Luna Potts and eight-year-old Hunter Potts, according to an Amber Alert issued at the […]

Fairfax offering to buy chain that owns Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s and The Keg for $1.2B

Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. has proposed taking Recipe Unlimited Corp. private in the latest phase for the almost 140-year-old restaurant company. The deal announced by Recipe Unlimited Tuesday puts a $1.2 billion value on Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant chain, which counts Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s and The Keg among its roughly two-dozen brands. Fairfax […]

Hockey Canada appoints lawyer as new chair of board of directors amid controversy

Hockey Canada appointed Toronto-based lawyer Andrea Skinner to serve as interim chair of its board of directors while facing intense public pressure for a major shakeup in leadership.  The move comes just days after Canada’s 13 regional hockey federations threatened to stop paying fees to Hockey Canada because they are “appalled” over its handling of sexual […]

Developers, housing advocate criticize development fee increase amid housing crisis

A representative of the development industry and a housing advocate are warning that a recent decision by Toronto city council to raise the cost of building new housing could further squeeze the city’s supply and result in less affordable housing. Council voted in July to hike development charges by 46 per cent for new residential buildings, with […]

Sask. RCMP issue Amber Alert for 2 children who may be in United States

Police are looking for a 7-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy. Luna Potts and Hunter Potts are believed to be with Benjamin Martin Moore of Eastend, Sask., according to an Amber Alert issued at the request of Shaunavon RCMP. The 50-year-old man might go by different names. The amber alert described Moore as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 200 pounds and black […]

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