2 dead 3 treated released after fishing boat goes down off Vancouver

first_imgTOFINO, B.C. – Two people are dead and three others were treated and released from hospital Sunday after a fishing boat went down off the west coast of Vancouver Island near the remote tourist community of Tofino.All five people on board the vessel were taken to shore Sunday afternoon, but health officials later confirmed that two of them had died, Coast Guard spokesman Dan Bate said in a statement.The 8.5-metre-long catamaran was fishing for halibut near Bartlett Island, north of Tofino, B.C., on Sunday afternoon, he said.Someone on the boat made a distress call around 1:20 p.m., said Sub-Lt. Melissa Kia with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria.“We were able to talk with the vessel, live, to confirm that the five passengers were abandoning into the water. While the boat was attempting to get in a better position to speak with us via cellphone, it lost communications with the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre,” she said.Coast guard rescue boats, a Royal Canadian Air Forces helicopter and a plane from CFB Comox were all dispatched to look for the passengers, and a broadcast was put out asking marine vessels in the area to search the area.Two commercial float planes also responded to the call for help, Kia said, and one of them spotted the people in the water and directed rescuers to the location.“All five people were recovered from the water by two vessels of opportunity (non-coast guard boats) that were very close to the position,” Kia said.Jason Bertin said a float plane from his Tofino company, Atleo River Air Service, spotted the vessel and was able to pinpoint its location for rescuers.“We got called by a local who asked us to go look, so we dispatched a float plane and we dispatched a helicopter out of the airport,” he said.Bertin said he was in the helicopter but turned back after the vessel was spotted by the other aircraft.Bate said the boats linked up with the coast guard, and an off-duty paramedic provided CPR to one passenger while a Coast Guard Rescue Specialist tried to resuscitate another.All five people were taken to emergency health services in Tofino. A spokeswoman for Island Health said Sunday that the survivors were treated and released.What caused the vessel to take on water remains unclear.Kia said the sea was about two to three metres high Sunday afternoon and lighting conditions in the area were good. She said the water temperature off the west coast of Vancouver Island is between about eight and 10 degrees at this time of year.Bertin said the vessel was located in waters “very close” to where the whale watching vessel Leviathan II capsized in October 2015 with 27 people on board. Six people died in that incident.The Transportation Safety Board has yet to complete its investigation into the cause of the tragedy. In the days immediately following the sinking, investigators said Leviathan II passengers had been standing on one side of the top deck when a wave hit the opposite side of the vessel.last_img read more

RCMP says 2 Alberta men died in fish boat sinking off BC

first_imgTOFINO, B.C. – The RCMP says two Alberta men died when a sport-fishing vessel overturned and sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday.The Mounties say the men are 32 and 42 years old, but their names and hometowns haven’t yet be released.Staff Sgt. Annie Linteau says Tofino RCMP is investigating the capsizing of the 8.4-metre sport fishing vessel in waters northwest of Bartlett Island near Tofino.She says three of the five men who were on board the vessel when it took on water and capsized were treated and released from hospital.Linteau says other sport fishing vessels in the area helped rescue the men from the water, and Canadian Coast Guard personnel provided lifesaving measures.Linteau says the RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of accident.last_img read more

BC experiments with Lego block housing in fight against homelessness

first_imgVANCOUVER – Stack them up. Take them down. Move them around. Repeat.What could easily pass as a description of the children’s toy Lego could also be a portrait of British Columbia’s latest tool in the fight against homelessness.The province is turning to modular housing to help with a critical lack of short-term accommodation. Temporary modular housing involves the construction of small, self-contained living quarters, which can be shipped directly from a factory and quickly assembled.Proponents applaud the technique not only for its cost savings, but also because it slashes delivery time from years to months.“I liken it to being six months from idea to occupancy,” said Luke Harrison, CEO of the Vancouver Affordable Housing Agency.Harrison’s organization has assembled 40 units, each about 23 square metres, in Vancouver as part of a pilot project.Up to 600 more units are planned for the city with the help of $66 million from the provincial government. Another 2,000 modular units are planned across B.C. over two years.Permanent housing can take years to get approved and built, but prefabricated modules can quickly be moved to new locations and reassembled in new configurations depending on local needs. As a result, vacant sites waiting to be developed are suddenly candidates for temporary complexes that can house 50 or more people.“It’s not a solution for everything, but it’s a great tool that we have in our arsenal now to deal with things like the homeless population that requires an urgent and critical response that just doesn’t come as easily through traditional forms of construction and development,” Harrison said.A recent homelessness survey of Metro Vancouver communities between 2011 and 2016 found the number of people without shelter grew by 40 per cent, to 4,211 people. That’s four times faster than general population growth over that same period, the survey said.Ethel Whitty, Vancouver’s director of homelessness services, said the initiative marks a shift in the city’s approach to helping the homeless that promotes finding accommodation as a priority.“Up until recent years, it was thought that you had to house people who were ready for housing. They had to be dry and sober and, say, they had to have their goals organized,” she said. “Actually, people who are housed are much more likely to be able to organize their life plan.”Where to place modular complexes depends on a number of factors, including access to health care and transit, zoning, environmental factors and community consultation, she added.Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, who oversees community services for the city, said housing is only one element of a broader overall program, which will include support workers and other resources for tenants.Part of the inspiration for the project came from temporary camps and catering facilities used in the resource industry to house workers in remote locations. Vancouver’s pilot project used expertise from Horizon North, which operated in the industrial sector for years before expanding to residential and commercial development.Scott Matson, the company’s chief financial officer, said the key to modular housing is the timeline.“Imagine Lego blocks being completed in a controlled and closed environment, in a manufacturing environment rather than an outdoor construction environment, shipped to site and assembled on site,” Matson said.The company builds the modules in Kamloops, B.C., transports them on site by truck and assembles them using a crane.He estimated the typical lifespan of a module to be as long as 25 years and said the aesthetic of residential projects are “very, very different” from work camps.“Once constructed, … you’d be unable to tell that it was anything different than a regular apartment building or hotel complex.”— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

Producer for Vancouvershot TV shows fired amid sexual harassment allegations

first_imgAn executive producer for several Vancouver-shot superhero shows has been fired following a “thorough investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against him.Warner Bros. Television Group says it has terminated Andrew Kreisberg’s employment, effective immediately, and is “committed to providing a safe working environment for our employees and everyone involved in our productions.”Kreisberg had been suspended from his work on “Arrow,” “Supergirl,” “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” amid accusations of sexual harassment and inappropriate touching made by 19 former and current employees.The accusations were first reported by Variety, which did not identify the 15 women and four men who said they feared retaliation if they went public.Kreisberg responded by telling Variety: “I have made comments on women’s appearances and clothes in my capacity as an executive producer, but they were not sexualized. Like many people, I have given someone a non-sexual hug or kiss on the cheek.”Kreisberg’s lawyer didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment Wednesday.The British Columbia chapter of Canada’s performers’ union, UBCP/ACTRA, said Wednesday in a statement that it supports “the actions being taken by employers when investigations uncover inappropriate conduct.”“We can’t predict the impact these sorts of firings will have on the film industry as a whole but it is not specific to B.C. or even Canada,” the statement reads.“It is a North American and possibly global phenomenon that will change the landscape of not just film and TV but government and private industry.”Warner Bros. says writer-producer Greg Berlanti will now assume additional responsibilities on both “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”“We encouraged and supported this investigation, we believe and support the individuals who came forward, and we agree with the studio’s decision,” added Berlanti Productions, which is also behind the shows.“Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of all our colleagues — coworkers, crew and staff alike.”Canadian “Arrow” star Stephen Amell previously offered to help with the investigation into Kreisberg’s alleged conduct “in any way, shape or form.”In a video posted to his Facebook page on Nov. 13, Amell said he had also offered his support to the “Arrow” cast and crew.“If anyone ever feels anything less than 100 per cent safe or anyone feels as though they aren’t allowed to express themselves and be the person that they are … I’ll stand right beside them, right behind them,” said the Toronto native, who starred in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.”“I also think that in situations like this, if you’re not an active part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem, period.”last_img read more

Toque campaign marks 21st year supporting homeless initiatives

first_imgIt’s Toque Tuesday!Hats will be sold across Canada to support the ‘Raising the Roof’ campaign as well as local homeless initiatives.Leslie McMechan is the Assistant Executive Director of the John Howard Society in Calgary.“We will be out there selling toques (in) Downtown Calgary and we’ll hopefully raise enough money to help support our Roofs for Youth program,” she said.McMechan said you can also go online and buy toques, baseball caps, mittens and socks, which will also benefit Calgary.The Toque Tuesday campaign has raised $8-million across Canada since 1997.last_img read more

Autoworkers to protest during GM investors meeting in Windsor

first_imgOSHAWA – Autoworkers from across Ontario are set to rally in Windsor on Friday across from the General Motors headquarters in Detroit.The 11 a.m. protest against the company’s decision to close a plant in Oshawa coincides with a General Motors investors meeting.Unifor, the union that represents GM autoworkers, is bussing protesters in from cities that include Kitchener, Brampton and London.The rally is the latest in a string of actions opposing the plant’s closure.Earlier in the week, unionized workers at the Oshawa assembly plant staged two work stoppages to protest their employer’s decision to close the facility.The protest came after Unifor president Jerry Dias sat down with GM on Tuesday to talk about proposals the union had made to extend the life of the Ontario plant, but came away empty-handed.Approximately 2,600 workers will lose their jobs when the plant closes at the end of the year.Related content:GM rejects Unifor proposals to keep Oshawa plant open; workers walk off the jobGM workers back to work after 2nd sit-in at Oshawa plantGM working to retrain employees affected by Oshawa plant closurelast_img read more

Man jailed for role in Winnipeg womans death during botched robbery

first_imgThe Canadian Press WINNIPEG — A man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the death of an Indigenous woman who was killed during a botched robbery.Jeanenne Fontaine, who was 29, was shot and her Winnipeg home set on fire in 2017 when three men came to her house to collect on a drug debt her boyfriend owed.In January, a jury found Meilleur guilty of manslaughter.The Crown asked that Meilleur be sentenced to 15 years and the defence wanted four.Fontaine was the cousin of Tina Fontaine, a teenager whose body had been found three years earlier in the Red River, and whose death fuelled renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.The trial heard how Jeanenne Fontaine was struggling with addictions after her cousin’s death.In his sentencing decision, the judge says statements from Fontaine’s family and friends showed heartbreaking grief.last_img read more

BC files second legal challenge against Alberta over turnofftaps law

first_imgVANCOUVER — The British Columbia government has filed a second lawsuit against Alberta over its turn-off-the-taps legislation.A statement of claim filed in Federal Court on June 14 is similar to a document filed last month in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench that alleges Alberta introduced the bill to inflict economic pain on B.C. by limiting the supply of petroleum products to the province.The claim says Alberta’s attorney general brought an application to have the action dismissed in the Court of Queen’s Bench on the grounds that B.C. has no standing to challenge laws created in the Alberta legislature and that the legal action is premature.The B.C. government says it believes the case can be heard in Alberta but if it is found not to have standing there, it wants the Federal Court to declare Alberta’s Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act unconstitutional.Alberta’s former NDP government passed the bill but it wasn’t proclaimed into law until after the United Conservative Party was elected earlier this year.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Feds amend shipyard search following complaint about bias toward Quebecs Davie

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government is amending its search for a third shipyard to add to its multibillion-dollar national shipbuilding strategy.The move follows a complaint last week from an Ontario shipyard to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal that the government was unfairly stacking the deck in favour of Quebec’s Chantier Davie yard.Heddle Marine of Hamilton specifically alleged several of the requirements the government wants shipyards to meet to qualify for consideration as the third yard were not legitimate or reasonable — and would disqualify virtually every yard but Davie.The federal government has not directly responded to the complaint or allegations, but today says it is correcting an “inconsistency” in one requirement Heddle had flagged as a problem.The government also says it is providing interested companies with more information about two other requirements Heddle had raised as a concern.It is also extending today’s deadline for shipyards to apply for consideration as a third yard until the end of the week.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Scissor Sisters Party In The Park For Diabetes Research

first_imgThe Scissor Sisters will shine the spotlight on type 1 diabetes research when they make an appearance at the ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park dinner event.Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is proud to have been chosen as the sole charity beneficiary for the June 12 event, which will also see an acoustic set from Jake Shears and Babydaddy.A private performance by global music stars Florence + the Machine will add to the auction items on offer on the night.Other prize highlights will include backstage passes to a Jonathan Ross show, a once in a lifetime, personalised week at The Masters 2013 for two people, and a sensational weeks stay for two people on the Serengeti National Park with a three night privately guided safari with all proceeds helping to support JDRF and their vital research into type 1 diabetes.There will be a drinks reception from 6pm, followed by a private dinner at 8.15pm. Tickets are still available for this exclusive event. Click here to reserve yours!Jennifer Hughes, Senior Fundraiser for JDRF said: “The evening event on Tuesday 12 June is a fantastic chance to combine a glamorous and fun filled evening with a unique opportunity for viewing the many fine art and antiques on offer. We feel honoured to have been chosen to be involved in this year’s ART ANTIQUES LONDON Party in the Park, which is set to be a glittering success, and thanks to Scissor Sisters and the phenomenal auction prize of Florence + the Machine there will be showbiz sparkle to the event as well. I would like to thank ART ANTIQUES LONDON for choosing JDRF as their beneficiary this year and for helping us to raise more money to support vital research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.”ART ANTIQUES LONDON is a glamorous art and antiques fair which will be held from June 14-20 this year in a purpose built pavilion opposite the Royal Albert Hall. This provides a dazzling backdrop to one of the most exciting and glamorous art and antiques fairs ever held in London. In a marriage of quality and style, ART ANTIQUES LONDON will bring together 70 leading exhibitors offering a range of the finest works of art from traditional through to modern and contemporary.ART ANTIQUES LONDON was launched in June 2010 to wide acclaim, winning praise, in particular, for its central location, light and airy atmosphere and stylish presentation. It has become a vital yearly meeting place for international dealers, collectors, museum curators and academics. Creating lecture programmes as an integral part of their fairs was an innovation made by the Haughtons and is key to the continuing success of ART ANTIQUES LONDON.ART ANTIQUES LONDON is delighted to be working in 2012 to raise funds for JDRF.last_img read more

Natalie Cole And Smokey Robinson To Perform For Gabrielles Angel

first_imgDenise Rich will host the Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s Angel Ball 2012 on October 22.Along with performances by Natalie Cole and Smokey Robinson and DJ Cassidy, the evening will be hosted by Entertainment Tonight correspondent Christina McLarty. Also expected to attend are Estelle, Roberto Cavalli, Lorraine Schwartz, Ethan Zohn & Jenna Morasca, Clive Davis, Russell Simmons, Jessica White, Star Jones, Ivana Trump, Lorraine Bracco, George Hamilton, Simon de Pury, Amare Stoudemire & Alexis Welch, Tyson Chandler & Kimberly Chandler, Mark Linn-Baker, Tamara Eccelstone, Suleika Jaouad and many others…The Angel Ball is a black-tie benefit, hosted by Grammy-nominated song writer Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, and will feature a cocktail reception, dinner, show and both live and online auctions. This year’s gala will honor three individuals for their outstanding philanthropic contributions to cancer research: Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, Trustee of The Charles Evans Foundation and Lester and Sue Smith, Founders of The Lester & Sue Smith Foundation.Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research was created in 1996, when Grammy-nominated songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich lost her daughter Gabrielle, a vibrant 27-year-old actress and Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, to acute myelogenous leukemia. Gabrielle’s mother and sisters, Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter, believed the best way to honor Gabrielle’s memory was to create a Foundation that would fund the best and brightest scientific investigators with the hope that less toxic treatments, and ultimately a cure, might be discovered.Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation funds young scientific investigators conducting research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers. Since its inception, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $20 million to over 100 of the top physician-scientists in America. Acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau as an Accredited Charity and recognized as one of the “Best in America” by the Independent Charities of America, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation maintains its status as one of the largest non-governmental sources of grant support for blood cancer research in the United States. In 2011, the Foundation announced the creation of its sister chapter, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation UK, which will expand its mission to fund similar research in the United Kingdom.WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2012WHERE: Cipriani Wall Street 55 Wall Street, New York CityFind out more here.last_img read more

Trace Adkins Hits Japan For USO Shows

first_imgLongtime USO supporter and tour veteran Trace Adkins will set out to once again lift the spirits of deployed troops and their families as he arrives in Japan this week for a four-show tour.The multi-platinum selling country music artist will be visiting servicemen and women at Yokota Air Base, Misawa Air Base, Camp Hansen and Kadena Air Base among other stops in Japan.“There is nothing more important to me than family, they are what matters most in my life,” Adkins said. “That’s why I always look forward to doing these USO tours. In many ways, this organization has become family to me. Of course, we can never forget who we’re doing this for, the brave individuals in uniform and those who support them around the world.”This USO tour will be Adkins’ seventh in 11 years and over his previous six tours, Adkins has entertained more than 29,000 troops.last_img read more

Stars To Perform At Boston Strong An Evening Of Support And Celebration

first_imgTD Garden and Live Nation are proud to announce ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ to be held at the TD Garden on Thursday, May 30, 2013.Net ticket proceeds of this historic concert will benefit The One Fund Boston, set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15.‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’ will feature (in alphabetical order) Aerosmith, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King, New Kids On The Block, James Taylor, and Steven Wright. Additional artists will be announced.“Live Nation and TD Garden have hosted thousands of concerts over the years, but none with such a sense of purpose as Boston Strong: A Concert of Support and Celebration,” said Don Law, president of Live Nation New England. “Boston is a city with strong roots, and homegrown artists reached out to us to see what could be done. We are proud to help solidify this huge concert line-up.”“Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honored to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families,” said Donnie Wahlberg, New Kids on the Block. “Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well.”“The One Fund event at the Garden this May 30th is destined to be a true Boston landmark. From the promoters to the sound & lights, to the performers and the Garden staff; everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love. I am honored to be a part of it, and… I can’t wait,” said James Taylor.“The TD Garden, in partnership with Live Nation, is proud to host to this historic event and raise significant funding and awareness for The One Fund Boston,” said Amy Latimer, TD Garden President. “This is an important community gathering to celebrate the amazing spirit of this city, Boston Strong.”Tickets are priced from $35 to $285. Prices include all fees and service charges. Information on special sponsor tickets which will include commemorative items, reserved parking, and other items will be available on www.ticketmaster.com and www.livenation.com/vip.Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 6 at 10:00 AM. Fans can purchase tickets at www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000 or at TD Garden Box Office. In an effort to make sure all net proceeds from ticket sales go directly to The One Fund, all tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster’s paperless ticket delivery. Fans must have the credit card used to make the purchase and a valid, government-issued ID to gain entry. For more information on paperless ticketing, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/paperless.For more information on The One Fund Boston or to donate, visit www.onefundboston.org. For more information on ‘Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration’, please visit www.TDGarden.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Baseball Players Lend Their Voices Against Brain Cancer

first_imgThe rapid increase in brain cancer and brain tumor diagnoses in the MLB over the past decade is currently a major discussion topic in the world of sports news. While there is NO known link / cause for brain cancer, more and more professional athletes are lending their voice to help spread awareness in hopes of finding a cure.Video: Voices Against Brain Cancer – 2013 – 45 SecRecently, New York Yankees player Curtis Granderson, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Chris Capuano and New York Mets outfielder, Eric Young filmed PSAs in support of Voices Against Brain Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of, and funds for, brain cancer research.Find out more here.last_img read more

ANNOUNCING THE 2ND ANNUAL BLACK WOMEN FILM LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter (Toronto) August 4, 2017 – Announcing the launch of the 2nd Annual Black Women Film! Leadership Program (blackwomenfilm.ca), created by Black Women Film! Canada in partnership with TIFF®, National Film Board of Canada and other industry partners with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Arts Council. Now in it’s second year and one of the only programs of its kind, the Black Women Film! leadership program will once again offer emerging women filmmakers and media artists of African diaspora, the opportunity to forward their careers in film and media arts through in depth industry workshops and mentorship with Black women industry leaders from the film, television and media arts sector. This year’s program will offer a range of hands-on presentation on dramatic storytelling in film, directing, producing and fund development, production management, script writing, cinematography, experimental media arts practices, plus transmedia and web series development.Black Women Film! Canada announces the 2nd Annual BWF Leadership Programin partnership with Toronto International Film Festival and National Film Board of Canada! LAUNCH & FILM FESTIVALSeptember 7 – 17, 2017TIFF Industry Conference, Black House Networking Event & Festival Screenings LEADERSHIP INTENSIVE October 28 – November 10, 2017Location : TIFF Bell Lightbox and National Film Board of CanadaThe Black Women Film! program will be hosted at TIFF Bell Lightbox and the National Film Board Head Office from October 28 – November 10, 2017. The program will be held on weekends and evenings and offer small group mentorship from award winning writers, directors and producers; plus meetings with funders and broadcasters and the opportunity for participants to screen work at the Carlton cinemas as part of an exciting new partnership with Reel Girl Talk (November 8, 2017).Prior to the leadership intensive, this years fully subsidized program includes tickets to the TIFF Industry Conference, Black House Foundation events, networking opportunities and select screenings during the festival.Application deadline is Aug 25, 2017 @ 5 pm. Successful applicants will be notified by Aug 28thTo register please go to Website : http://www.blackwomenfilm.ca/apply/Connect with us online:Website: www.blackwomenfilm.caFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/blackwomenfilmInstagram : @BWFCanadaTwitter : @BWFCanadaHashtag: #BlackWomenFilm!Email : blackwomenfilmcanada@gmail.com Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Women face sexism in the sneaker aisle

first_imgThat’s because, like most sought-after, limited-edition releases, the Coogi Clyde is only made in men’s sizes. Welsh wears a women’s size 8.5 (men’s size 7). She got the shoe, but in a men’s size 9. Men’s sizes are generally 1.5 to two sizes different than women’s.READ MORE Twitter Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook The moment Kiah Welsh laid eyes on the sleek black leather Puma Coogi Clydes with a knit fabric stripe and 18-karat gold aglets, she knew she had to have them.Welsh was well aware that scoring the first release, limited-edition kicks — a nod to rapper Notorious B.I.G. — would take luck; they were expected to sell quickly and generate lineups at sneaker shops.But this Toronto sneaker collector also knew the chance that she would walk out of the store wearing these new kicks was twice as doubtful simply because she’s a woman.last_img read more

2018 DIRECTORS GUILD OF CANADA AWARDS – WINNERS ANNOUNCED

first_imgDGC DON HALDANE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDNorma BaileyDGC HONOURARY LIFE MEMBER AWARDAlanis ObomsawinOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FEATURE FILMPresented by TechnicolorMiranda de Pencier – The GrizzliesALLAN KING AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARYJennifer Baichwal – Long Time RunningBEST PICTURE EDITING – DOCUMENTARYRoderick Deogrades – SilasBEST SHORT FILMRobin Hays – Post No BillsDISCOVERY AWARDPresented by Vanguarde Artists ManagementAndrea Bussmann – FaustoBEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – FEATURE FILMPaul Austerberry – The Shape of WaterBEST PICTURE EDITING – FEATURE FILMSidney Wolinsky – The Shape of WaterBEST SOUND EDITING – FEATURE FILMThe Shape of Water – Nathan Robitaille, Nelson Ferreira, Jill Purdy, Robert Hegedus, Kevin Howard, Alex Bullick, Dashen Naidoo, Tyler Whitham, Dustin HarrisOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN DRAMATIC SERIESPresented by PanavisionKari Skogland – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 110, NightOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESPresented by deluxeMary Harron – Alias GraceOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY SERIESPresented by SimYael Staav – Baroness Von Sketch Show, Episode 201, It Satisfies on a Very Basic LevelOUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN FAMILY SERIESPresented by William F. WhiteBruce McDonald – Heartland, Episode 1110, A Fine BalanceBEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESArvinder Greywal – Alias GraceBEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – TELEVISION SERIESElisabeth Williams – Fargo, Episode 309, AporiaBEST PICTURE EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESDavid Wharnsby – Alias Grace BEST PICTURE EDITING – TELEVISION SERIESChristopher Donaldson – The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 102, Birth DayBEST SOUND EDITING – MOVIES FOR TELEVISION AND MINI-SERIESCardinal: Blackfly Season – Paul Germann, Jane Tattersall, David McCallum, Krystin Hunter, Kelly McGaheyBEST SOUND EDITING – TELEVISION SERIESThe Expanse, Episode 205, Home – Nelson Ferreira, David Rose, Tyler Whitham, Dustin Harris, Dashen Naidoo.The Directors Guild of Canada wishes to thank the SPONSORS of the 2018 DGC Awards:Lead – TechnicolorGold – Bell Media, Deluxe, Panavision and William F. White International Inc., Entertainment Partners Canada Inc., and SimSilver – Canadian Media Production Association, I.A.T.S.E. 667, Rogers Group of Funds, and Vanguarde Artists ManagementBronze – ACTRA, Canada Media Fund, Canadian Film Centre, CBC, Cinespace, DHX Media, Don Carmody Productions, Take 5 Productions, Telefilm, and the Writers Guild of CanadaPatron – Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, I.A.T.S.E National, Great-West Life, City of Toronto, and J&D BenefitsContra – Thistle Printing & Production CanadaThe Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 4,800 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues of concern for members including Canadiancontent conditions, CRTC regulations and ensuring that funding is maintained for Canadian screen-based programming. Twitter Facebook Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img TORONTO – October 20, 2018 – The DGC is delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 DGC Awards. There were over 350 submissions this year in both film and television from across the country.The Awards were presented at the annual event on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Headlined by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience) and directed by Charles Officer (Unarmed Verses, 21 Thunder), the evening demonstrated the excellent film & television productions that DGC members have brought to life. The event also highlighted special awards recipients, Norma Bailey, Alanis Obomsawin and Vic Sarin, veterans of the film industry.DGC LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDVic Sarin Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Supreme Court hears arguments for Gladue Decision

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Supreme Court heard two arguments in favor of using the Gladue principles for sentencing.The case revolves around two aboriginal offenders.One got a long sentence for violating his parole conditions and believes the Gladue Decision should have found alternatives to jail time.last_img

Idle No More confronts Aboriginal Affairs minister

first_imgAPTN National NewsTempers flared as Idle No More protesters confronted Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt at a media conference in Winnipeg Wednesday.Valcourt was in town to talk about new federal legislation that forces band councils to basically show people the money.As APTN National News reporter Ntawnis Piapot reports not every0ne was happy with the annoucement.last_img

Brazeau defence We will challenge that lady

first_imgSuspended Senator Patrick BrazeauBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsThe lawyer defending suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau in his ongoing assault and sexual assault case wants to use statements made by the alleged victim to the RCMP during a separate Senate expenses investigation to challenge her credibility, Quebec provincial court heard Friday.Brazeau was not present for his Valentine’s Day date with the court. His defence lawyer Gerard Larocque appeared on his behalf.Brazeau’s next court date was set for April 11 for a preparatory conference which could lead his eventual trial date.The Algonquin Senator, who was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2008, was charged last Feb. 7 after Gatineau police arrived at his rented townhouse and found him locked in an upstairs bedroom. Police received had two phone calls from a crying woman earlier that morning.Gatineau police allege Brazeau choked and spat on the woman, his former partner, according to a court document. Police also allege he pushed her down stairs, grabbed her breasts and pulled her pants down hard enough to snap a button and break a zipper.Larocque was trying to move the next court date to June arguing the defence was still going though disclosure and needed to obtain video and RCMP police notes of an interview Brazeau’s alleged victim gave the RCMP as part of the federal force’s fraud investigation into Senate expenses.Brazeau, along with retired Liberal senator Mac Harb, was charged by the RCMP earlier this month with breach of trust and fraud as a result of the investigation leading to those charges.Brazeau was suspended from the Senate late last year over his Senate expenses along with fellow, former Conservative Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.Larocque has already obtained an audio recording and transcript of the RCMP interview, said Quebec Crown prosecutor Sylvain Peticlerc. Petitclerc said he wasn’t aware that any video existed of the interview and said the defence was simply trying to play for time.Brazeau’s lawyer, however, told APTN National News the video existed because of the type of interview the RCMP conducted with the alleged victim. He said if the Crown doesn’t provide the video, the RCMP will.Larocque said the RCMP interview was pertinent to the case because it would speak to the alleged victim’s credibility.“Come to the trial, we will be able to challenge the lady,” said Larocque.Larocque also said that he doesn’t believe the Crown has provided him with all the disclosure yet.Peticlerc told the court he had.RCMP Cpl. Ben Jolette interviewed Brazeau’s alleged victim in June and July of last year as part of the Senate expense investigation, according to an Information to Obtain, filed in Ontario court by the RCMP in August.According to the ITO, which was used by the RCMP to obtain access to Brazeau’s Bank of Nova Scotia and TD Bank accounts, the alleged victim described when and where she met Brazeau and how their relationship evolved.She told the RCMP that in the 20 months she lived with Brazeau he never lived in Maniwaki, Que., which he had listed as a primary residence to claim housing expenses.The alleged victim told the RCMP Brazeau was basically homeless after his last marriage broke up, alternately living with his brother in Gatineau, his administrative assistant or at an Ottawa hotel. The pair eventually moved into the Gatineau townhouse from where police received the two phone calls on the morning of Feb. 7.Brazeau has also recently run into some financial difficulty. Last month, the Bank of Nova Scotia moved to repossess a home he co-owned with his former wife, according to a document filed with the  District Registrar of the Land Registry District of Gatineau. The bank said they owed $201, 015 of their mortgage and a separate loan, according to the document.The house was vacated on Jan. 5, said the document, which was filed on January 27.Larocque wouldn’t comment on whether he believed Brazeau could pay him until the end of the trial.Brazeau, however, has managed to reconstruct his love life. His new partner, Vanessa Brisson, appeared with him on the night of Nov. 6 when he the Senate voted to suspend him.Brisson, who works as a server at a Gatineau bar, is scheduled to appear in Quebec court on Feb. 25 to face cocaine and marijuana possession charges, according to court documents.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more