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Production Begins on THE DETAIL CTVs New FastPaced Detective Series

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement TORONTO, May 1, 2017 – CTV announced today, in association with Ilana Frank’s ICF Films and Entertainment One (eOne), that production has begun on THE DETAIL, the network’s new, one-hour, detective series. The 10-episode ensemble drama centers on three fiercely talented female homicide investigators who work tirelessly to solve crimes while navigating the complicated demands of their personal lives.The new series stars the award-winning Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE, Room), along with Shenae Grimes-Beech (90210, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION), and U.K. talent Angela Griffin (CORONATION STREET, BRIEF ENCOUNTERS).From the producing and writing team behind the hit TV series SAVING HOPE, THE DETAIL is set to premiere as part of CTV’s 2017/2018 schedule and will continue to shoot in and around Toronto until July 25, 2017. The series has also been picked up by ION Television for broadcast in the U.S. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Shenae Grimes-Beech stars as street smart Detective Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Cooper, with keen investigative skills, but a messy personal life. Angela Griffin stars as Detective Stevie Hall, a sharp quick-witted interrogator who is Jack’s mentor – even while she balances the demands of work and her complicated family life. Wendy Crewson plays Staff Inspector Fiona Currie, the homicide unit’s formidable boss, who works overtime to secure justice, no matter what the cost.Also announced today, all-star supporting cast members joining the series include David Cubitt (MEDIUM, VAN HELSING) as Detective Kyle Price, Stevie’s (Griffin) old flame and new co-worker at the division; David Ferry (LEGION) as Harry Barker, Stevie’s (Griffin) step-father and retired cop; Matthew Edison (THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE) as Stevie’s (Griffin) husband Jono Hall; Ben Bass (ROOKIE BLUE) as Marc Savage, Jack’s (Grimes-Beech) silver-tongued boyfriend; Al Mukadam (SPUN OUT) as the well-connected Detective Aaron Finch; and Matt Gordon (Room, ROOKIE BLUE) as Detective Donnie Sullivan, the surly yet lovable lug of homicide.“We look forward to continuing our creative partnership with Ilana Frank and eOne on this dramatic detective series anchored by strong talented female characters and the actresses behind them,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Original Programming, Bell Media. “THE DETAIL offers a fresh take on the one-hour procedural with a unique blend of drama, investigation, action, and wit by these three women solving major crimes against the odds.”“We share a passion for this project, for these characters, and for entertaining audiences with realistic, human, and engaging stories,” said Adam Pettle, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer. Ley Lukins, Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer adds, “We can’t wait to introduce people to Jack Cooper, Stevie Hall, Fiona Currie and all the other exciting characters, brought to life by our team of wonderful writers, actors, and crew to TV screens.”THE DETAIL is produced by Ilana Frank of ICF Films with global independent studio eOne in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit. All distribution rights are handled by eOne.The series was developed by Ley Lukins (SAVING HOPE, LOST GIRL) who serves as Co-Showrunner and Executive Producer with Adam Pettle (SAVING HOPE, KING). Executive Producers are Ilana Frank (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), John Morayniss (BITTEN, RANSOM), and Linda Pope (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), with co-executive producers Jocelyn Hamilton (CARDINAL), Sonia Hosko (SAVING HOPE, ROOKIE BLUE), and Gregory Smith (ROOKIE BLUE). Other writers include Naledi Jackson, Sarah Goodman, Graeme Stewart, Katrina Saville, Joe Pernice, and Matt Doyle. Directors on the series include Gregory Smith, Jordan Canning, Kelly Makin, Sara St. Onge, Grant Harvey, John Fawcett, and James Genn.For Bell Media, Kathleen Meek is Production Executive; Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Original Programming; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, CTV and Specialty Programming. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter: @CTV_Television@TheDetailCTVAngela Griffin: @angela_griffinShenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimesWendy Crewson: @wendy_crewsonDavid Cubitt: @david_cubittDavid Ferry: @lazyboyhatFacebook:www.facebook.com/CTV@TheDetailCTVInstagram:CTV: @ctv_television @TheDetailCTVShenae Grimes-Beech: @shenaegrimesbeechAngela Griffin: @theangelagriffinDavid Cubitt: @davidcubittAbout Entertainment One:Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.Entertainment One’s robust network includes film and television studio The Mark Gordon Company; content creation venture Amblin Partners with Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; leading feature film production and global sales company Sierra Pictures; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Paperny Entertainment and Force Four Entertainment; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning digital agency Secret Location.The Company’s rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 100,000 hours of film and television content and approximately 40,000 music tracks.www.entertainmentone.comAbout Bell Media Original Programming:Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, MASTERCHEF CANADA, hit drama CARDINAL, and upcoming original series THE DISAPPEARANCE, THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, and THE DETAIL. Among the original series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are Space’s internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK as well as KILLJOYS and DARK MATTER; Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2; CraveTV comedies LETTERKENNY and WHAT WOULD SAL DO?; Discovery’s first-ever drama FRONTIER; Comedy’s satirical news series THE BEAVERTON; and nine series and specials for food and lifestyle channel Gusto, including ONE WORLD KITCHEN and FISH THE DISH. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual franchise HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new original scripted series in 4K.About CTV:CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at CTV.ca. Advertisementlast_img read more


October 15, 2019 0

Toronto International Film Festival 2017 introduces Canadas newest Rising Stars

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The Toronto International Film Festival is generously supported by Lead Sponsor Bell, Major Sponsors RBC, L’Oréal Paris and Visa, and Major Supporters the Government of Ontario, Telefilm Canada and the City of Toronto.  The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation is the Presenting Partner for TIFF Rising Stars. TIFF Rising Stars is supported by IWC Schaffhausen and Telefilm Canada.TIFF Industry is generously supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Telefilm Canada.L’Oréal Paris is proud to be the TIFF Rising Stars Hair and Makeup Sponsor.TIFF’s Industry initiatives are supported by the Share Her Journey campaign.Media Partners of the Toronto International Film Festival are The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. Login/Register With:center_img TORONTO — The Toronto International Film Festival® is proud to introduce its participants for this year’s TIFF Rising Stars programme: Daniel Doheny, Mary Galloway, Théodore Pellerin and Ellen Wong. In its seventh year, the annual professional development programme highlights a unique selection of Canada’s most charismatic up-and-coming actors through a variety of dynamic events and industry meetings during the Festival.“This diverse group of actors embodies the extraordinary charisma, motivation and dedication our emerging Canadian talent has to offer,” said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of TIFF. “We are honoured to be able to provide these artists with the opportunity to showcase their talent to world through our Rising Stars programme.”Three of the Rising Stars will also be attending the premieres of their films at this year’s Festival. Doheny stars in Public Schooled with Judy Greer and Russell Peters, a high-school comedy about a genius home-school student who enrolls in public school to chase after his dream girl. In the family drama Never Steady, Never Still, Galloway and Pellerin star alongside Shirley Henderson, Nicholas Campbell and 2016 TIFF Rising Star Jared Abrahamson. Directed by Kathleen Hepburn, the story follows Judy, who must fight to remain independent when her husband suffers a sudden heart attack — despite her advanced Parkinson’s disease. The TIFF Rising Stars will participate in specialized programming and events organized by TIFF’s Industry team, including seminars with casting directors, one-on-one meetings with filmmakers, media training, and a series of unique networking opportunities.Daniel DohenyDaniel Doheny is a Jessie Award–winning actor and writer from Vancouver. He co-created and starred in a sketch comedy series for CBC television called HumanTown (2016) and has been a player in Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival four summers in a row. His film credits include Public Schooled, which will be screening at this year’s Festival, and Alex Strangelove, an upcoming Netflix film. Doheny is a graduate of Studio 58.Mary GallowayMary Galloway is a Canadian writer, producer, director and actor currently living in LA. Her company Bright Shadow Productions’ first short, Ariel Unraveling (2016), was awarded BravoFACT and CreativeBC funding. In September 2016, Galloway made her directorial debut with the upcoming Unintentional Mother, the only Canadian film to be awarded the Kevin Spacey Foundation’s Artists of Choice Award. Recently, Women In Film + Television Vancouver honoured Galloway with the Newcomer Award, while the Whistler Film Festival presented her with the Talent to Watch Award. She will also appear in Kathleen Hepburn’sNever Steady, Never Still, premiering at TIFF this year. Théodore PellerinThéodore Pellerin is an actor from Montreal. After being directed by André Turpin (Endorphine, 2015), Philippe Lesage (Les Demons, 2015), and Xavier Dolan (Juste la fin du monde, 2016), the young actor appeared on stage for the first time in in LAB87’s production of Yen (2015), written by Anna Jordan. In 2016, Pellerin starred in five feature films in both French and English, including Sophie Dupuis’s Chien de garde (2016), Jason Stone’s First Light (2017), and Never Steady, Never Still, premiering at TIFF this year. Ellen WongEllen Wong was born and raised in Toronto to Chinese-Cambodian refugee parents. After a global casting search, she landed her breakout role as Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010). Since then, Wong has been cast in numerous films and TV shows, including her starring role as Jill Chen in CW’s The Carrie Diaries (2013–2014), a prequel to Sex and the City (1998–2004). She recently recurred on Syfy’s Dark Matter (2015– present) and will appear in the upcoming series Condor. Currently, Wong is starring as Jenny Chey (aka Fortune Cookie) on Netflix’s hit show GLOW (2017– present).The 2017 Canadian Rising Stars were selected with the help of an all-female jury that included filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Patricia Rozema, film critic Johanna Schneller, actor and programme aluma Cara Gee, TIFF Industry Programming Manager Lynne Crocker and Associate Director of Talent at the Canadian Film Centre, Larissa Giroux.Alumni of the TIFF Rising Stars programme include Sarah Gadon (Maps to the Stars,Dracula Untold, Enemy, Belle), Tatiana Maslany (Stronger, The Other Half, Two Lovers and a Bear, Orphan Black), Stephan James (Race, Selma), Connor Jessup (American Crime, Closet Monster), Sophie Nélisse (Mean Dreams, The Book Thief, Monsieur Lazhar), and Shannon Kook (Dark Places, The Conjuring).Festival ticket packages start at $105. Purchase packages online at tiff.net/tickets, by phone (416.599.TIFF or 1.888.599.8433), or in person at TIFF Bell Lightbox until August 13 while quantities last. TIFF prefers Visa. Social Media:@TIFF_NETFacebook.com/TIFF#TIFF17About TIFFTIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world, through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution programme Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit tiff.net. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more


October 15, 2019 0

60s Scoop legal battle continues

first_imgAPTN National NewsFrom 1965 to 1985 an estimated 16,000 Aboriginal children in Ontario were removed from their homes and placed in mostly non-Aboriginal communities.A landmark class action lawsuit was thrown out in 2011 on a legal technicality, but now it’s back again before the courts.The case starts Thursday.APTN National News reporter Delaney Windigo has this story.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

Justice still stacked against Mikmaq

first_imgAPTN National NewsFor many, Donald Marshall Jr. was the very face of injustice.The young Mi’kmaq was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent over 11 years in prison before being acquitted in 1983. The case sparked a Royal Commission.The commission made 89 recommendations on how to improve Aboriginal relations with the justice system.But over two decades later, many are wondering how much the justice system has changed.APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine has this story.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

Its time to start talking about cancer rates on First Nations

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt’s a disease becoming more prevelant in Aboriginal communities.And it’s time to start talking about cancer so First Nations are teaming up to do just that.APTN’s Donna Sound has the story.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

March for missing and murdered women in Yukon

first_imgAPTN National NewsIn the Yukon there are 38 known cases of murdered or missing women.A group from three communities braved a cold afternoon to walk in support with women across the nation in downtown Whitehorse.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

Graphic novel retells Helen Betty Osborne story

first_imgAPTN National NewsShe was murdered nearly 45 years ago, but her story still haunts today.That story is the focus of a new graphic novel on the life and death of Helen Betty Osborne.APTN’s Dennis Ward caught up with the author and has more in this report.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

New home causing illness falling apart says Peguis First Nation family

first_imgAPTN National NewsA family from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba says they’ve had to move out of their brand new modular home because it’s already falling apart and causing illness.The family has been displaced since massive flooding hit the province in 2011 and they now live in a camper.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has this story.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

Police searching for armed and dangerous 32yearold Sagamok First Nation man

first_img(Police on the trail of Trystan Ashley Sago, 32, from Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, following violent incident involving firearm early Tuesday. OPP handout)APTN National NewsPolice dogs and an OPP tactical unit were on the trail of a 32-year-old Sagamok Anishnawbek man Tuesday following an incident that put the Ontario First Nation under lockdown throughout the day.The OPP said in a press release issued Tuesday evening that the search continued for Trystan Ashley Sago, who was described as being 5’11, weighing about 185 lbs. and with short dark hair.The OPP release said events began to unfold shortly after 9:30 a.m. in the community after officers with the Anishinabek Police and the OPP were called to respond to an incident involving a firearm at a residence.Now, an OPP tactical unit, along with the provincial police agency’s canine unit and the crime unit from the OPP detachment in Sudbury, Ont., are all involved in the manhunt for Sao, according to the release.The release said Sago was “armed and dangerous.”All band operated offices—along with two schools—on the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation were put into lockdown earlier in the day as a result of an “incident involving violence” linked to Sago.The Biidaaban Kinoomaagegamik and Shiki Waase Aabin Binoojiinh Gamik schools were put on lockdown and all residents in the community were told to lock their doors and cover their windows until the band council gives the all clear, according to a notice issued by the band council.“Due to an incident involving violence in the community the Sagamok Anishnawbek chief and council is initiating a community-wide emergency lockdown,” said the notice, sent out early Tuesday. “According to police, the immediate danger is coming from an armed community member that is at large within the community.”Sagamok First Nation sits about 100 kilometres west of Sudbury, Ont.last_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

SnawNawAs holds baby welcoming ceremony for first time in decades

first_imgCara McKenna APTN National NewsIt’s a new beginning for future generations at Snaw-Naw-As on Vancouver Island.They’re reclaiming an important part of their culture that was once taken away with a traditional baby welcoming ceremony.last_img


October 14, 2019 0

Sister of Robert Picktons victim learned of her death in the newspaper

first_imgTina House APTN NewsGeorgina Papin is remembered by her family as beautiful, street smart and a loving mother to seven children.She was also murdered by one of the worst serial killers in Canada.On Wednesday, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard from Papin’s sisters about the tragic end to the 34-year-old woman’s life – and the horrific way the family found out.“Georgina’s remains were found at the Pickton farm,” said Cynthia Cardinal, who flew in from Alberta with her sister, Bonnie Fowler, to testify in Richmond, B.C. “I found out by reading it in the Edmonton Sun newspaper. I remember that I couldn’t stop shaking and crying with disbelief. That was September of 2002. They had found fragments of her hand bone in the slaughter house.”The sisters described how they had all been separated as children and put into foster care. Papin was in a dozen foster homes and institutions, they said.But by March 1999, Papin’s life spiraled out of control. Just one month after giving birth to her twins, she went missing.Her last known whereabouts were in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. That’s where investigators believe she was lured to Robert Pickton’s farm.In January 2007, Pickton went on trial for the murder of Papin and 25 other women.Besides dealing with the pain of her murder, Cardinal testified how her family was treated horribly by victim services. She said they were segregated from other families and denied bus tickets and meals.“Victim services also neglected to tell us that we would be hearing the horrific way in which Georgina was murdered,” she said. “They told us as we were walking into the courtroom. They warned us too late.”System ‘failed’ Pickton victim Lisa Bigjohn testified about her younger sister, Mona Wilson, who also died at the hands of Robert Pickton.“This is unimaginable how I had to lose my sister to a society and a system that failed her,” said Bigjohn, during the hearings on Friday.Wilson was in and out of foster care and, by age 11, she was living on the streets. She became addicted to drugs in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver and eventually became a prostitute to support her habit.But her family said they remember her as someone who was kind, loved the colour pink and wanted to stay a kid forever.“The only thing that she wanted to do was find her family, especially me,” said Bigjohn.In November 2001, at the age of 26, Wilson vanished.Her remains were found on Pickton’s pig farm in Port Coquitlam. She was the sixth woman Pickton was convicted of killing in 2007.“She was a human being and she was treated like she was invisible,” said Bigjohn.The hearings continue until Sunday.thouse@aptn.calast_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,204.62, up 35.34 points).Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Down 51 cents, or 4.18 per cent, to $11.68 on 29 million shares.RNC Minerals. (TSX:RNX). Metals. Down three cents, or 3.61 per cent, to 80 cents on 11.6 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Down $1.22, or 6.42 per cent, to $17.78 on 9.7 million shares.Wallbridge Mining Co. Ltd. (TSX:WM). Metals. Down 5.5 cents, or 22 per cent, to 19.5 cents on 9.7 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Gold. Down 11 cents, or 3.75 per cent, to $2.82 on 6.4 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Down $3.34, or 4.94 per cent, to $64.30 on 6.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Restaurant Brands International. (TSX:QSR). Unchanged at $77.07. Tim Hortons will seek to shut down an apparent knock-off restaurant in India that uses a name and branding very similar to the coffee-and-doughnut chain. Tim Hottens, located in Yamunanagar, India, is two letters away from the coffee chain in its name. Its logo and branding appear to mimic the Canadian chain’s as well.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Up $1.08 or nine per cent to $13.09. Cenovus shares closed up nine per cent after the oilsands producer said it signed three-year deals with Canada’s major rail companies to move 100,000 barrels per day of heavy crude oil by rail. CEO Alex Pourbaix said after markets closed on Wednesday that the deals will allow the company to go around clogged pipelines that are linked to multi-year high discounts in prices for Canadian heavy oil versus New York-traded benchmark crude.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Air Canada CEO brushes off trade woes amid higher revenues and lower

first_imgMONTREAL – The head of Canada’s largest airline brushed off concerns around U.S.-China trade woes and wavering stock markets, saying demand for Air Canada flights will hold firm in the near term.“The trade dispute, the softening of the economy, the bumpy equity markets the last few weeks — despite that, in our markets we continue to see strong demand,” said chief executive Calin Rovinescu on a conference call with investors Wednesday.Despite a tumble in profits caused by rising fuel prices, the Montreal-based carrier saw premium fare classes and ancillary fees propel it to better yields in the third quarter, with a healthy outlook for the fourth.“We’ve invested very heavily in the top end of our business, and we think that that is something that helps sustain us,” Rovinescu told analysts.Air Canada’s net income fell 63 per cent year-over-year to $645 million — or $2.34 per diluted share — in the quarter ended Sept. 30. That compared with $1.72 billion, or $6.22 per diluted share a year ago — when the company benefited from an income tax recovery of $758 million.Operating revenues jumped 11 per cent to $5.42 billion from $4.88 billion a year earlier.Excluding one-time items, adjusted earnings decreased 39 per cent to $561 million or $2.03 per diluted share, from $922 million or $3.33 per share a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of $2.09 per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.“Fuel was the dragon slayer, the huge impact on the operating line,” said Robert Kokonis, president of Toronto-based consulting firm AirTrav Inc.Air Canada’s per-litre fuel costs skyrocketted 40 per cent to 83 cents in the third quarter from 59.4 cents a year earlier. Though its operating cost per available seat mile — a key cost-efficiency metric — ballooned by nearly 10 per cent, that same metric adjusted to exclude fuel costs nudged up by only 1.1 per cent.If the economy holds, so will demand, Kokonis said.“Air travel is one of the first sectors to show that there’s going to be an economic retraction because travel is such a discretionary expense — not as much for corporate travel, but certainly leisure travel.”Business and premium economy passengers helped Air Canada offset its fuel expense. Revenue from the business cabin rose by $98 million, a 13 per cent bump, said chief commercial officer Lucie Guillemette. Premium fares helped produce a 4.2 per cent increase in passenger revenue per available seat mile.Ancillary revenues, meanwhile, shot up by 14 per cent over the past nine months compared to the same period last year, driven by baggage fees, upgrades and seat selection.Carriers have been adding fees for a decade and now charge more for seats with leg room, early boarding, meals and beverages, entertainment and wireless access. Air Canada earned more than $1 billion from these payments last year while WestJet Airlines Ltd. collected about $440 million.Rovinescu confirmed Wednesday that Air Canada still expects to seal the Aeroplan deal by the end of the year. In August, Aimia Inc. reached a tentative $450-million agreement to sell the rewards program to an Air Canada-led consortium that, if closed, would end more than a year of confusion over the airline’s commitment to the program it founded.The quarterly results should be viewed “favourably” given “volatile” fuel prices, said Canaccord Genuity Corp. analyst Doug Taylor. Air Canada’s 3.4 per cent uptick in passenger revenue per mile contrasted sharply with WestJet’s 4.4 per cent decline, he noted.“What will be striking over the next year is that even in a scenario where Air Canada’s performance is flat, there are enough other items — the loyalty program…the free cash flow of the company — that there’s a lot of catalysts for share price improvement.”Air Canada’s shares gained $1.50 or 6.4 per cent at $24.91 in afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:WJA, TSX:AIM)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version reported Air Canada’s net income per diluted share as $6.22.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Travel advisory issued for the North Peace

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A travel advisory has been issued for all highways north of the Peace River.A winter storm warning remains in place for the B.C. Peace.  The heavy snow and strong winds have caused dangerous road conditions. YRB North Peace Quality Manager Greg McNeil said the travel advisory was issued just before midnight Friday morning. McNeil said that heavy winds and snowfall have caused hazardous driving conditions, and road maintenance crews are recommending that all non-essential travel stop until the travel advisory has ended.Caribou Road Services previously issued a travel advisory for Highway 97 between Chetwynd and Taylor on Thursday evening. The arctic front that brought the winter storm warning will stick around until Friday with some areas receiving up to 25 cm of snow.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Scarlet Sway finishes CBC Searchlight contest as Top 10 finalists

first_imgHalifax, Nova Scotia-based Lance Sampson, a.k.a. aquakultre was announced as the winner of the nation-wide contest on CBC Radio One’s q. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — Though the band was not announced today as the grand prize winner of the CBC Searchlight contest, Dawson Creek-based Scarlet Sway still managed the impressive feat of finishing the contest as one of the Top 10 finalists.Searchlight is an annual competition by CBC Music to discover up-and-coming musicians from across the country, with the winner partaking in a residency at the National Music Centre in Calgary, as well as getting to perform at JUNOFest 2019. The group, which has performed at Northern GrooveFest, CanolaFest, and GrizFest in addition to a number of other local music venues, made the contest’s Top 10 after they ranked in the top five for number of votes cast out of the Top 100 artists.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Experts to work with energy industry on oil price solutions for Alberta

first_imgNotley calls the price gap a “real and present” danger that hasto be addressed in the long term with more pipelines.The premier is travelling to Ottawa and Toronto next week to makeher case.The experts are Robert Skinner of the University of Calgary’sSchool of Public Policy, deputy energy minister Coleen Volk andBrian Topp, Notley’s former chief of staff and a policy consultant.She is giving them two to four weeks to report back to her.Last week, Cenovus Energy and Canadian Natural Resources calledfor government-imposed temporary cuts until the oil glut clears up,but Suncor Energy and Husky Energy have rejected the idea. EDMONTON, A.B. – Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has appointed threeexperts to work with the energy industry to find ways to close anoil price gap that is costing Canada tens of millions a day.Notley says the Canadian economy is losing $80 million every daybecause oil from Alberta is selling about $45 a barrel less thanWest Texas Intermediate in the United States.She says that’s because there is an oversupply of Alberta oil dueto a lack of pipeline capacity to move it to markets.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Hearing put over to April for Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters in BC

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Fourteen people arrested while protesting a pipeline in northwestern British Columbia will have to wait about two months to learn if contempt charges against them will be pursued as a criminal or civil matter.The 14 were in court in Prince George Monday after being arrested Jan. 7 when heavily armed RCMP officers dismantled a blockade south of Houston, B.C.Justice Marguerite Church agreed with a request to put the matter over to April 15 to give more time to go over disclosure and allow the B.C. Criminal Justice Branch to consider how to proceed. Whether to move to the matter to Smithers, closer to where the defendants live, will also be considered at the April hearing.Arrests began after Coastal GasLink won an interim injunction prohibiting protesters from impeding pre-construction work on the $6.2-billion pipeline which would carry natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat.The gas would then be liquefied for shipment overseas as part of the recently approved $40-billion LNG Canada project.Meanwhile, those opposing a permanent injunction against any further blockades of the pipeline now have until Feb. 20 to make their case after the deadline was extended from Jan. 31.Coastal GasLink has been given until May 31 to file its response. (Prince George Citizen)last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

DCPCR to approach police, civic bodies regarding child labour at spa centres

first_imgNew Delhi: To curb child labour, the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) will soon be approaching the Deputy Commissioner of Police of 15 districts and civic bodies seeking the details of spa centres running in their respective areas.The child rights body noticed irregularities in several spa centres in East Delhi during their inspection. The DCPCR members Roop Sudesh Vimal, Rita Singh and Ranjana Prasad conducted an inspection in more than a dozen spas running in East Delhi area. “We found many irregularities like staff registers were not maintained, no fire safety measures, no proper verification, the positioning of CCTV,” said Roop. He further stated that they will write to DCPs and Police Commissioner to seek details regarding spas operating in their respective jurisdiction. “We can conduct surprise check to know whether these spas are employing children,” Roop further said adding that they will also write civic bodies regarding the data. Meanwhile, three girls appeared to be minor rescued from a prominent mall in Shahdara district area. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Joy Tirkey said that in a joint operation of crime branch, local police, DCPCR and Child Line, on March 14, a search operation was carried at the spa centres at the mall. “Three girls who were appearing to be minor were rescued during the raid. They were handed over to the local police for their age verification and further course of action,” said DCP Crime. The DCPCR had recently launched the initiative where they will reward good samaritans for credible information on child labour. The DCPCR notice said that for the rescue of one child, there is a reward of Rs 1,000 whereas rescue of two-five children Rs 2000 is the reward whereas for six to 10 children, the reward increases to Rs 5,000. “The reward for the rescue of 11 or more children is Rs 10,000,” reads the notice.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

first_imgSittwe (Myanmar): A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters outside the court in Rakhine state capital Sittwe as Aye Maung was escorted to a waiting police van following the verdict. Aye Maung, the former chairman of the Arakan National Party — which is renowned for hardline views against the Rohingya Muslim minority — was sentenced for treason and defamation over an allegedly inflammatory speech in January 2018, a day before deadly riots. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USState-backed media at the time said he railed against the central government for treating the ethnic Rakhine as “slaves” and said it was the “right time” for the community to launch an armed struggle. The following evening, Rakhine protesters briefly seized a government building and police opened fire, killing seven people. Aye Maung and a fellow detainee — writer Wai Hin Aung, who also gave a speech at the same rally — were detained days later. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”Both Dr Aye Maung and writer Wai Hin Aung were sentenced to 20 years each… for the charge of high treason and two years each for defamation of the state,” Wai Hin Aung’s defence lawyer Aye Nu Sein said. Myanmar’s Rakhine state is cut by violence and hatred. A brutal military crackdown in 2017 forced some 740,000 Rohingya Muslims over the border into Bangladesh. Yet the ethnic Rakhine Buddhist population, some of whom are accused of aiding soldiers in the anti-Rohingya campaign, also feels marginalised by the state. The lawyer said they were discussing whether to appeal. Treason can carry the death sentence. Supporters of the pair were enraged by the perceived persecution of two prominent Rakhine figures. “This is not fair. This is oppression and bullying of ethnic Rakhine people,” one woman shouted in front of court, as the protesters spread to the centre of the town. In recent weeks, the military has waged war on the Arakan Army (AA), an armed group claiming to represent the ethnic Rakhine. The group launched a brazen attack on police posts in early January that killed 13 officers and killed nine more policemen earlier this month. The violence has spread to the ancient temple city of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom and a popular tourist site — the same town where Aye Maung gave his controversial speech last year. Support for the AA has grown with the fighting, even though several thousand Rakhine have been forced from their homes by the violence. A further 600,000 Rohingya remain in Rakhine without citizenship, restricted to either camps or their villages, many unable to access medical care. Much of northern Rakhine is in lockdown and information is difficult to verify independently.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0