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‘Queen of Soul’ singer Aretha Franklin, dies aged 76

US soul singer Aretha Franklin died in her Detroit, Michigan home on Thursday morning, her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn stated on behalf of the family. According to the statement, the official cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

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Calgary Stampede renames ‘Indian Village’ showcase

Indigenous participants voted to change the name after 106 years of use

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Brent Butt interview: ‘Corner Gas Animated’ star talks about his hit TV revival

Canadian comedian was careful to not do anything that would 'damage the legacy' of the original series

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Fascinating new doc explores fungi: our most powerful allies and potential foes

Canadian scientists Gerry Wright and Karen Bartlett on the power of fungi and how it may both help and harm humanity as global temperatures rise

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Fungi take centre stage in new doc, ‘The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World’

Biologists Rob Dunn and Anne Madden explain the secret world of fungi and how it dramatically effects our everyday lives from antibiotics to beer

Jully Black interview: ‘The next album is ready’

Canada's Queen of R&B is releasing a new record and readying Canada to read 'The Marrow Thieves'

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Breakthroughs Film Festival accepting submissions from emerging female directors

Canada's only festival dedicated to showcasing short films by emerging female directors is looking for submissions.

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Art Gallery of Ontario members frustrated by Infinity Mirrors exhibit ticketing

Overwhelming demand for Yayoi Kasuma’s upcoming March exhibition leads to long online queues for advance tickets.

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Beauty and the Beast is Canada’s top grossing film of 2017

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast towered over its box office competition in Canada, earning $46.744 million in 2017.

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Art Gallery of Ontario members frustrated by Infinity Mirrors exhibit ticketing

Overwhelming demand for Yayoi Kasuma's upcoming March exhibition leads to long online queues for advance tickets.

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‘Coco’ tops the week’s Canadian box office with $2.4 million

The top 10 grossing films in Canada from December 1 to 7, 2017

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Dead grasshopper found inside van Gogh masterpiece

A paleo-entomologist couldn't use the grasshopper to more precisely date the painting. It had died before landing on the canvas.

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Toronto pop-up restaurant out to bust HIV food-preparation myths

A Toronto pop-up restaurant is out to bust the myth that you can contract HIV from prepared food.

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‘The X-Files’ returns for 10 more episodes

The truth is still out there, as The X-Files returns for another 10-episode run. Fox is calling the second chapter an “event series” that will air during the 2017-2018 TV series. In 2016, the show returned for six-episodes — 14 years after the series had ended its original run. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson […]

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Chris Brown named new CBC Moscow correspondent

Veteran Vancouver-based CBC reporter Chris Brown is being named the public broadcaster’s correspondent in their new Moscow Bureau. Brown will be teamed with field producer Corinne Seminoff and videographer Pascal Dumont. Jennifer McGuire, CBC News’ General Manager and Editor in Chief, said that the new bureau represents a “timely investment”. “In these anxious times, hardly […]

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Apple Music picks up George Stromboulopoulos concert series

George Stroumboulopoulos is teaming up with Apple Music to present House of Strombo, a 10-episode concert series available to stream on YouTube. The black-and-white series features different acts performing in Stroumboulopoulos’ Toronto home. It’s a format similar to his CBC Radio 2 show. “The bands set-up right in my living room, with a live audience […]