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  • 19.05.2017 19:20

    Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizer

  • 19.05.2017 17:32

    The agency says the province's retail sales jumped 8.9 per cent from a year earlier and 2.3 per cent from the previous month. Sales province-wide were $6.8 billion.

  • 19.05.2017 17:32

    LONDON – British police are warning Harry Potter fans not to put themselves in danger by walking along an active railway line to a landmark from the fantasy films. British Transport police say there has been an increase in the number of people walki

  • 19.05.2017 16:56

    DETROIT – The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing “inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally” killed himself. The family said in a statement that without toxicology tests completed, they can’t be sure

  • 19.05.2017 16:56

    BERLIN – Germany’s culture minister has restituted a Camille Pissarro painting found in the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt’s massive art trove. Minister Monika Gruetters’ office said “The Seine seen from the Pont-Neuf, the

  • 19.05.2017 16:56

    CANNES, France – Netflix’s entry into the Cannes Film Festival produced new drama Friday as the first screening of its film “Okja” was met with boos for Netflix and a technical glitch that prompted the festival to restart the film

  • 19.05.2017 16:56

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – Big Sean, Major Lazer and Zedd are set to headline Billboard’s Hot 100 Music Festival on New York’s Jones Beach this summer. The two-day concert gets underway Aug. 19 and will feature more than 30 stars. Other acts inclu

  • 19.05.2017 16:56

    Amber Heard has given the world a first glimpse of her look as the underwater alien she plays in the upcoming “Aquaman” film. Heard and “Aquaman” director James Wan shared photos of Heard in character as Aquaman’s love intere

  • 19.05.2017 15:38

    Also a new Wimpy Kid, a forbidden teen romance, high school chaos in animation and Vancouver’s housing crisis exploredread more

  • 19.05.2017 15:08

    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s political leaders are back on the campaign trail today after squaring off in a debate that saw the opposition pile on Premier Stephen McNeil over health care, education and the economy. Progressive Conservative Leader J

  • 19.05.2017 14:32

    DETROIT – Chris Cornell, one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, hanged himself Wednesday in a Detroit hotel room, according to the city’s medical examiner. He was

  • 19.05.2017 13:20

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico’s oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon’s midcentury heyday. No longer needed and deemed a fire hazard, the

  • 19.05.2017 07:50

    BERKELEY, Calif. – A group of future number-crunchers had their commencement crashed by DJ Khaled. The hip-hop star and social media celebrity gave a surprise performance at the ceremony for statistics graduates at the University of California, Berk

  • 19.05.2017 07:14

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A 1982 artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for a record $110.5 million at Sotheby’s auction of contemporary art Thursday night. Sotheby’s said the sale of “Untitled” was an auction record for the artist. It

  • 19.05.2017 03:32

    VANCOUVER – The Pemberton Music Festival in British Columbia has filed for bankruptcy and this year’s event has been cancelled. Those who have already bought tickets to the event that was scheduled to start July 13 may also be out of luck when

  • 19.05.2017 03:06

    One of Canada's largest music festivals has abruptly been cancelled after the organizers filed for bankruptcy. On Thursday evening, those that visited the Pemberton Music Festival's website were greeted with a notice saying that the 2017 festival was cancelled, and that Ernst & Young Inc. have been appointed trustees in the organizers' bankruptcy. The festival's Twitter account was ...

  • 19.05.2017 02:56

    The festival scheduled for July 13 – 16, 2017 is cancelled and will not proceed as scheduled.

  • 19.05.2017 02:20

    TORONTO – Canadian historian and author Michael Bliss has died at the age of 76. The University of Toronto announced his death on its website on Thursday, but gave no cause of death. It said details of a memorial would be posted when they become ava

  • 19.05.2017 02:20

    The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP

  • 19.05.2017 01:12

    Vancouver looks to expand its Hollywood North repertoire by adding Canada’s largest performance capture studio to its resume. Vancouver Film School (VFS) and partner Mimic Performance Capture Inc. made a joint investment of $1,500,000 to construct a brand new 36, 000 sq. ft. studio in the heart of downtown. Equipped with 40 Vicon Vantage camera’s valued at $25,000 each and three 40’ stunt beams engineered ...

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