‘The Gold Standard’: The Visual Effects Company Behind ‘Dune’ Officially Opens Its Toronto Studio

Academy Award-winning visual effects and animation company DNEG officially opened its Toronto studio on Friday. The studio, located on the corner of Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street W., already employs 150 people and the company says it is on track to hire 200 employees in its first year. “I’m really excited to make Toronto our … Read more

Ottawa students and parents outraged by ‘humiliating’ high school dress code blitz

Students at an Ottawa high school are protesting after teachers and staff conducted a dress code ‘blitz’ which students say left them feeling degraded and humiliated. The blitz at the Béatrice-Desloges Catholic high school in Orleans on Thursday provoked immediate outrage from parents and students, who believe the actions went too far and appeared to … Read more

4 low-budget free agents the Vancouver Canucks can target this summer

The Vancouver Canucks are unlikely to make any big leaps in free agency this summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t add value on July 13. Every year deep players are signed to short-term, low-cap contracts that end up making a big difference to a team’s bottom six. Whether it’s providing deep scoring, solid defensive … Read more

Drake announces the return of OVO Fest to Toronto this year

By Corey Atad. 33 seconds ago Toronto will heat up this year with the return of OVO Fest. Drake made a surprise appearance Thursday night in Toronto at British rapper Dave’s concert at Drake’s History Concert Hall, and he revealed the annual music festival will return later this year. ALSO: Drake follows commentator’s wife because … Read more

Ontario COVID News: 18 new deaths, ICU occupancy hits new one-month low

Ontario reported 18 new deaths from COVID-19 on Friday as the province’s intensive care burden caused by the coronavirus infection fell to its lowest level in more than a month. The Department of Health says all 18 deaths occurred in the past 30 days. Three of the deaths involved residents of the long-term care system. … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada backs new trial for Thomas Chan

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision Friday morning dismissing a Crown appeal, clearing the way for a new trial for Thomas Chan of Peterborough where he can use the “automatism” defence. On December 28, 2015, Chan consumed magic mushrooms before he hallucinated and stabbed his father, Dr. Andrew Chan, to death in Peterborough … Read more

Vancouver Development: Final Argument for the Broadway Plan

Vancouver’s mayor appears to be trying to position himself as the tenant’s candidate, just five months from the next municipal election. Kennedy Stewart sells voters on controversial Broadway plan. The proposal aims to build thousands of new homes along the planned subway in the Broadway corridor, but critics are calling it a pie-in-the-sky idea. The … Read more