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‘Shoplifters’ wins Palme d’Or at Cannes

Hirokazu Kore-eda

Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters” is the winner of the Palme d’Or award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family. The director accepted the award in Japanese and dedicated it to the whole production team involved in movie. Nadine Labaki’s “Capernaum” won the festival’s Jury Prize. Spike Lee won the Grand Prize for his film “BlacKkKlansman.” “Cold War”  won the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski’s follow-up to his 2013 Oscar-winner “Ida.”Read More

Feasts, frills and fascinators: How Halifax rang in the royal wedding

Feasts, frills and fascinators: How Halifax rang in the royal wedding

Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Saturday, May 19, 2018 3:08PM ADT Last Updated Saturday, May 19, 2018 6:54PM ADT HALIFAX — Mimosas were toasted and tears were shed Saturday morning in Halifax, N.S., as spectators witnessed the newest addition to the Royal Family from across the pond. The well-dressed group of royal watchers feasted on a British breakfast at the Delta Halifax hotel, eagerly watching the big screen as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor. Men were mostly decked out inRead More

Thousands of Canadians gather to watch royal wedding

Thousands of Canadians gather to watch royal wedding

  IN PICTURES Thousands of Canadians gather to watch royal wedding © 2018 All rights reserved. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle to exchange their wedding vows. Oprah and Idris Elba are among the celebrity guests arriving in flashy flare for the royal wedding. Excitement grows in Windsor ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. CTV News is on the ground in the U.K. as royal wedding fever heats up. Israel faces growing backlash and new charges of usingRead More

New vape packaging rules ‘grey’: Saskatoon vape shop manager

Brennden MacKenzie

A Saskatoon vape shop manager wants more clarity when it comes to new rules for vape product packaging. The federal government recently passed legislation that will restrict how vaping products are sold, labelled, manufactured and promoted. The new bill will ban companies from promoting “confectionery” vape-juice flavours — which include flavours pertaining to desserts and soft drinks that are believed to appeal to youth. “The wording is grey. It’s basically saying candy flavours, but would that mean orange juice, apple juice? Or would it mean pop drinks, like Coca-Cola?” BrenndenRead More

Painting newly attributed to Rembrandt on display in Amsterdam


AMSTERDAM — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age master Rembrandt van Rijn went on display Wednesday in an Amsterdam museum. The Hermitage Amsterdam museum called it the first unknown Rembrandt to surface in 44 years. The unsigned, undated 17th-century portrait of a young man resplendent in a black cape and white lace ruff, at the time attributed to an unknown member of Rembrandt’s circle, caught the eye of Amsterdam art dealer Jan Six when an auction catalogue plopped onto his gallery’s doormat in 2016. “It’s that sort ofRead More

Man accused in Toronto military centre stabbing acquitted of terror-related charges

Ayanle Hassan Ali

TORONTO — A man with schizophrenia who attacked soldiers at a military recruitment centre in Toronto has been acquitted of terror-related charges and found not criminally responsible for lesser offences due to mental illness. Judge Ian MacDonnell says Ayanle Hassan Ali’s actions in May 2016 do not fit the intended scope of Canadian terrorism laws. Ali had pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of assault causing bodily harm and one count of carrying a weapon for the purposeRead More

OPP make arrest in case of woman found dead at roadside

Laura Wigelsworth

CTV Kitchener Published Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:35PM EDT Last Updated Saturday, May 12, 2018 11:36PM EDT Huron County OPP say a suspicious death investigation involving a woman near Clinton is now a homicide. Provincial police say they arrested a man in connection with her murder around 1 p.m. Saturday, after a post-mortem examination conducted in London confirmed the death to be a homicide. The victim was identified Thursday as 27-year-old Laura Wigglesworth from Vanastra. OPP say she had been reported missing Wednesday night, after failing to return home fromRead More

Vanilla prices hit all-time high, now more expensive than silver

Vanilla prices hit all-time high, now more expensive than silver

Local businesses are feeling the squeeze as the price of vanilla skyrockets. Some bakeries are resorting to other natural, local alternatives, such as maple syrup. But for some businesses, the popularity of the vanilla flavour means substitution is not an option. Chris Parent, owner of Christopher’s Gelato in Waterloo, sells six times more vanilla than any other flavour. His vanilla recipe, he said, is “locked in solid.” More than 80 per cent of vanilla orchid is grown on Madagascar. “That island is very vulnerable due to climate change, hurricanes, typhoons,Read More

Gas leak causes explosion in eastern Montreal

Montreal fire generic

CTV Montreal Published Friday, May 11, 2018 4:14PM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 11, 2018 4:17PM EDT A gas leak caused an explosion in a home in the Mercier borough in eastern Montreal Friday afternoon. Énergir, previously known as Gaz Métro, said it sent an employee to site at Taillon and Sainte-Claire around noon after a natural gas pipe was damaged during construction work. According to spokesperson Maude Hébert, the Énergir employee suffered a “very slight burn” at the time of the explosion. Firefighters rushed to the scene where theyRead More

Parry Sound debate kicks off day 3 of Ontario election campaign

Parry Sound debate kicks off day 3 of Ontario election campaign

Ontario’s major party leaders will kick off the third day of the provincial election campaign with a debate. Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne, Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath will lock horns at the closing event of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities conference in Parry Sound, Ont. Kapuskasing, Ont., Mayor Alan Spacek says conference participants are looking forward to asking tough questions and hearing the leaders’ plans for northern Ontario. After the debate, Ford will attend a meet-and-greet in Parry Sound before heading south to visitRead More