Rita Ora Helps Launch New Cybersmile Foundation Campaign

first_imgThe Cybersmile Foundation has announced the launch of an exciting new partnership with leading cosmetics brand Rimmel that will be addressing the issues surrounding Beauty Cyberbullying and online abuse.Rita Ora Helps Launch New Cybersmile CampaignThe three-year partnership will involve joint incentives and campaigns supported by online influencers and celebrities around the world who share a pro-active attitude to online abuse and to help young girls and women build resilience to Beauty Cyberbullying.The initiative launched at an event in London, with support from Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne.Rita Ora, Rimmel global brand ambassador, said: “I am really proud to work with Coty and Rimmel on this campaign and support the message that beauty cyberbullying is not okay. I hope that by working with a business the size of Coty, we can get this message out to millions of people worldwide and truly change things for the better.”Cara Delevingne, Rimmel global brand ambassador, added: “Cyberbullying related to beauty choices has a real impact on people long after the incident occurs. The idea that some people make decisions in anticipation or fear of potential bullying is heartbreaking. I look forward to working with Rimmel to try and find a way of addressing this growing issue.”Find out more about the campaign here.last_img read more

Twenty years later Canadian actor Victor Garber reflects on Titanic

first_img Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter The first time Canadian actor Victor Garber met director James Cameron on the set of Titanic, the Canuck filmmaker lived up to his reputation for being intensely committed to the job.“When I got there, they put me through hair and makeup and I got into costume and was taken to a tank where James Cameron was in one of those underwater suits with a snorkel,” Garber, who played shipbuilder Thomas Andrews in the blockbuster film, recalled in a recent telephone interview.“I just saw this huge tank and all these people in it and it was just crazy,” he said of the epic set in Mexico. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement “The set was otherworldly. It was like being in, well, it was literally another world.”As Cineplex Entertainment gets set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the romance disaster – with screenings on Feb. 5 and Feb. 15 to launch its Classic Film Series – Garber still marvels at the experience.“It’s one of the things I’m recognized most for wherever I go,” said the London, Ont., native, whose credits also include the TV series Alias and The Flash, and the films Godspell and Argo.“For me, it’s amazing. I sort of have to pinch myself when I think about being involved with that movie because it was such a cult and huge success. That story is something that grabs, especially young kids.”And yet, Garber said he and his castmates – from Leonardo DiCaprio to Kate Winslet and Billy Zane – didn’t fully realize just how epic the film would be.last_img read more

Local designers make bold statements at Vancouver Fashion Week

first_img Twitter When Jamal Abdourahman helped found Vancouver Fashion Week in 2001, it was to take local designs to the world by giving them a place to showcase their creations.Now, the world is coming to Vancouver to be part of a show and a program that has a reputation for pushing boundaries and embracing the many cultures that make up the city.“Every designer is unique, and they are always cutting edge and [trying] to one up each other every year,” said Abdourahman. An easy-to-wear, unisex design paired with a simple, elegant hair style. (CBC) Advertisement A travel-inspired piece with a Middle Eastern top and Italian linen. (CBC)Evan Clayton  This will be the 30th fashion week that Abdourahman has programmed.The event runs twice a year, showcasing collections for the upcoming season.This week, Our Vancouver got a sneak peak of what five local designers have created for their spring 2018 collections.A D A M  Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment An edgy look – with piercing and hair as sharp as the clothing. (CBC)Aiki District  Facebook With files from Our Vancouver An alien-like silhouette for both the dress and hair. (CBC)Sam Stringer  Theatrical colours and cut-outs, with samurai-inspired hair. (CBC)Mary Ebra  Advertisementlast_img read more

Miss Nunavut about more than beauty

first_imgAPTN National NewsEvery year contests are held to measure a person’s worth, based all too often on appearance.But that’s not the type of competition one young Nunavut resident is entering.She’s been asked to represent her territory in a contest where worth is based on a little bit more than fashion.APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers met with this young hopeful.last_img

Federal court hears First Nations child welfare case

first_imgAPTN National NewsA Canadian Human Rights case against the federal government will be heard in court this week.A First Nations child welfare complaint will go under a judicial review in Ottawa. The hearings begin Monday and will run to Wednesday.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Hunters face fines after 50 dead caribou found in Northwest Territories

first_imgAPTN National NewsOfficers with the Northwest Territories department of natural resources say the remains of at least 50 caribou have been uncovered.It’s believed they were left behind after a recent hunt.The remains included meat suitable for food, including legs above the knee, rumps and ribs.The caribou were found near the small community of Gameti, a popular hunting spot.The officers are asking for the public’s help in finding the hunters who may face fines.last_img

New Obomsawin film targets First Nations schools underfunding

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is being praised for her latest film called “Hi Ho Mistahey” that premiered at the Toronto international film festival.This documentary tells the story of Shannen’s dream, which sparked a national campaign for equitable funding for first nations schools.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has more.last_img

Solving Nunavuts suicide crisis not a quick fix says coroner

first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut has been trying to deal with its suicide epidemic through a coroner’s inquiry over the last few weeks.The jury for that inquiry made 30 recommendations.APTN’s Kent Driscoll sat down with Nunavut’s coroner.last_img

Indigenous Affairs asked to abolish BC First Nation election results amid corruption

Cannabis concerns calls for more Indigenous input dominate Senate committee

first_imgTodd Lamirande APTN NewsA Senate committee debating Bill C-45, the cannabis law, heard from a company advocating for full Indigenous participation on Monday.Mike Fontaine, of IndigiCo, a company that wants to help First Nations get on the cannabis bandwagon, told senators the new bill represents a “generational opportunity for creating economic dignity for Indigenous people.”“The ability to be a licensed producer provides the means to produce and or distribute cannabis outside of the reserves or traditional Indigenous territories leading to substantially larger positive participation in the economy,” added IndigiCo’s Sara Loft.Fontaine told the committee on Aboriginal peoples that marijuana is relatively safe in terms of its toxicity.“There’s no evidence anywhere that cannabis has killed one person,” he said. “I think the amount necessary to create a lethal dose in an individual is somewhere in the neighbourhood of 1,500 pounds ingested in 15 minutes.”That statement seemed to annoy Ontario Senator Vernon White.He quoted statistics from Colorado where traffic fatalities from marijuana influence had increased.“So when you say nobody’s ever died from marijuana use I have to say after 32 years in policing, I’ve seen a lot of death as a result of people using marijuana. So what research are you using?” he said.Meanwhile, a delegation from Nunavut expressed great concern over the new law.One elder, Isaac Shouyuk, said this could destroy the territory’s smallest communities.“Many many people committing suicide because of the alcohol and because of the cannabis,” he said in Inuktitut. “This is unacceptable. We don’t want any more problems being placed in front of us. Things we cannot deal with. Because there’s nothing in place to legalize cannabis in Nunavut.”The senate will next hear about Bill B-45 and how it affects Indigenous people.last_img read more

Nutrien shares begin trading on TSX and NYSE after Agrium Potash Corp

first_imgSASKATOON – Shares of Nutrien Ltd., the company created by the merger of Agrium Inc. and Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., started trading on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges today.The company traded under the ticker symbol NTR.The merger saw shareholders receive 0.40 Nutrien shares for each common share of PotashCorp they owned and 2.23 Nutrien shares for each Agrium share they owned.The companies first announced the deal in 2016 but did not receive the final regulatory permission required to complete the deal until last week.Chuck Magro, Agrium’s chief executive, assumed the same role at the merged company, while PotashCorp chief executive Jochen Tilk became executive chairman.Shares in the company (TSX:NTR) were up 74 cents at $65.19 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,452.64, up 44.98 points)Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up seven cents, or 1.91 per cent, to $3.73 on 17 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Down 72 cents, or 6.64 per cent, to $10.13 on 12.9 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 0.53 per cent, to $9.41 on 6.9 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down 36 cents, or 8.39 per cent, to $3.93 on 6.2 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down five cents, or 0.36 per cent, to $13.79 on 5.3 million shares.First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM). Miner. Down 58 cents, or 2.71 per cent, to $20.81 on 4.6 million shares.last_img

Canadian dairy farmers accuse Trump of trying to drive them out of

first_imgOTTAWA – After enduring months of withering fire from Donald Trump’s bombastic Twitter feed, Canada’s dairy industry waded into the fray on Monday by accusing the U.S. president of wanting to put Canadian farmers out of business.Yet even as it did so, some in this country were calling for major reforms to the very system of protections for Canada’s dairy, egg and chicken farmers that first ignited — and has continued to sustain — Trump’s anger: supply management.Trump’s most recent salvo came in a series of tweets from Singapore late Sunday, where he again blasted Canada for charging a 270 per cent tariff on U.S. dairy imports, and levelled more personal attacks at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Dairy Farmers of Canada president Pierre Lampron, which represents Canada’s roughly 12,000 dairy producers, fired back Monday by blasting Trump’s “personal attacks on our prime minister” and defending its supply-managed system.“Canadian dairy farmers and their families are concerned by the sustained attacks by President Trump with an aim to wiping out dairy farmers here at home,” Lampron added.The comments came as MPs from various parties followed what has become a tradition in Canada: declaring their unwavering support for farmers and the oft-maligned supply management system, which was first established in the 1970s.Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was grilled by the NDP during question period after Trudeau indicated on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last week that the government was open to relaxing the system as part of a new NAFTA deal.“Our government strongly supports and is fully committed to maintaining the supply management system,” MacAulay replied. “The prime minister has indicated this clearly … and our negotiators at the NAFTA table have also indicated this clearly.”Yet some say it is past time to phase out the system, which limits dairy, egg and chicken production in Canada and imposes steep tariffs on foreign imports beyond a certain amount to keep the market from becoming saturated.For dairy products, which has been the focus of Trump’s anger, those tariffs range from nearly 300 per cent for excess imports of butter and cream to 270 per cent for certain dairy powders to 240 per cent for cheese, whole milk and yogurt.“No one wants to look like they’re conceding anything to Trump,” said Martha Hall Findlay, a former Liberal MP and leadership candidate who is currently president of the Calgary-based Canada West Foundation and a longtime advocate of ending supply management.“But this is a huge opportunity. We should actually move beyond supply management. It’s good for Canada, it’s good for the dairy industry.”Proponents of the system as it stands say it protects Canadian dairy, egg and chicken farmers from damaging price fluctuations in a manner that’s comparable to the way other countries support their agricultural sectors with subsidies.Critics like Hall Findlay say it is a barrier to successful free-trade deals such as NAFTA, and increases the cost of dairy, eggs and chicken for consumers, which has an unfairly disproportionate impact on low-income families.Yet there is also a tacit acknowledgment of the reality that virtually all federal political leaders face when it comes to supply management: the farmers who benefit are grouped in key ridings, particularly in Ontario and Quebec.In his forthcoming new book, Conservative MP Maxime Bernier suggests that his opposition to supply management was one of the reasons — if not the main reason — that he lost last year’s Conservative leadership campaign to Andrew Scheer, who supports it.The Harper Conservatives planned to ease restrictions on foreign dairy imports in 2015 as part of its plan to sign onto the Trans Pacific Partnership, an 11-country free trade agreement.But the Harper government was uniquely positioned, said Christopher Sands, director of the Center for Canadian Studies at Johns Hopkins University, in that it had money to compensate farmers, few seats in Quebec and a massive trade deal to sell at the time.For Trudeau, “there are fewer things he can get in exchange, there isn’t money to splash around to get farmers who have a quota to give it up and this is an important issue in Quebec, which provides many seats for the Trudeau government.”Jason Clemens, executive vice-president of the Vancouver-based Fraser Institute, which has long opposed supply management, nevertheless suggested it is potential winner for Canadians — and any party brave enough to take a stand.“If we had a federal leader who’s willing to stand up and say: ‘Yes, I’m willing to lose those seats in Ontario and Quebec because this is a national issue and we need to reduce prices on staple goods for all Canadians, particularly the poor,’ I think there would be resounding support for that policy.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version erroneously said the Harper government planned to eliminate supply-managed dairy.last_img read more

The Latest Russia says critics politicizing Interpol

first_imgLONDON — The Latest on the Interpol general assembly and leadership election (all times local):1p.m.Russian authorities are accusing unnamed Kremlin critics of trying to politicize the upcoming election of the Interpol president.Kremlin foes including financier Bill Browder, Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Alexei Navalny have warned that naming a top Russian police official to lead the international law enforcement agency will undermine Interpol and politicize police co-operation across borders.In a Tuesday statement Russian Interior Ministry spokesman Irina Volk lashed out at critics, which she did not name, accusing them of running a “campaign to discredit” the Russian candidate Alexander Prokopchuk. She said that Prokopchuk, who is an Interpol vice-president, is a respected professional, and, if elected, he will be leading the organization “in the interests of the international police community.”Interpol’s general assembly is expected to elect its new president on Wednesday.___10:30 a.m.Kremlin critic Bill Browder says naming a top Russian police official as president of Interpol could undermine the international law enforcement agency.Browder says President Vladimir Putin has tried to use Interpol to hunt down critics and electing a Russian to lead the agency could intensify such efforts. Browder, who runs an investment fund that had operated in Moscow, has campaigned for sanctions against Russian officials charged with human rights abuses after his former lawyer died in custody.Alexander Prokopchuk, a general in the Russian Interior Ministry, is the front-runner to become Interpol’s next president.Browder told the BBC on Tuesday that Interpol shouldn’t put a Putin subordinate “in charge of the most important law enforcement” institution at a time when Russia is charged with using chemical weapons and hacking elections.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Interim boss at Audi named as permanent head of luxury brand

first_imgFRANKFURT — Volkswagen’s Audi division has named acting head Bram Schot as the luxury brand’s permanent boss after his predecessor was jailed.Schot took over on an acting basis in June after Rupert Stadler was jailed while prosecutors investigate possible illegal manipulation of diesel engine emissions. Stadler has since left the company.Schot, 57, was acting CEO along with his duties as marketing head at Audi, which also oversees the Volkswagen Group’s Lamborghini car and Ducati motorcycle brands.Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess, who also heads Audi’s board of directors, said in a statement Wednesday that with his new mandate Schot would “further accelerate the transformation of the enterprise.”Schot was also appointed to the Volkswagen Group’s management board, its top executive body.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the

first_imgTORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week:Cabinet shufflePrime Minister Justin Trudeau will shuffle his cabinet Monday to deal with the resignation of Treasury Board President Scott Brison who has said he won’t seek re-election this fall. Observers will be watching to see if Trudeau simply replaces Brison or uses the opportunity for a broader change to his cabinet.Shaw earningsShaw Communications Inc. will hold a conference call on Monday to discuss its first-quarter results. The Calgary-based company said in October that its federal regulator can best protect Canadians from problem sales practices by banning telecom companies from using outside contractors to do their door-to-door sales.2018 real estate numbersThe Canadian Real Estate Association will release its December and year-end home sales numbers on Tuesday. CREA predicted in December that national home sales will fall to a near decade low in 2019, as rising interest rates and strict mortgage stress-test rules continue to put a damper on buyer sentiment.Kinder Morgan updateKinder Morgan Canada Ltd. holds a conference call to discuss its fourth-quarter results on the Wednesday. The CEO of the company’s U.S.-based parent company recently said there’s a “seller’s market” for its assets such as crude tank storage and rail terminals in Alberta, the Vancouver Wharves Terminal and the Cochin Pipeline system.Inflation updateStatistics Canada will release its consumer price index for December on Friday. The numbers for November showed the annual pace of inflation slowed to 1.7 per cent as upward pressure from higher gasoline prices eased off, giving the Bank of Canada another reason to keep interest rates on hold. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Trans Mountain protester arrested one day after court grants injunction

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – Burnaby RCMP say they arrested a woman who chained herself to a work truck Friday morning, one day after the B.C. Supreme Court granted Trans Mountain an injunction against demonstrators.Just before 8 a.m., Mounties received a report of a demonstrator who had chained herself to a work vehicle, impeding its movement.Police say the 19-year-old woman was asked to remove the chains, but she refused and they arrested her for mischief. The RCMP say they want to remind those involved in the ongoing demonstrations that police are an impartial party and they are there to ensure the safety of everyone involved.On Thursday, a judge granted Trans Mountain an indefinite injunction aimed at preventing people from entering within fivemetres of work sites at the Burnaby and Westridge Marine terminals.(THE CANADIAN PRESS)last_img read more

Fort St John Fire Department to purchase new special operationshazardous materials vehicle

first_imgCORRECTION – An earlier version of this article said the total budget for the project was $850,000.  That was incorrect, the budgeted amount for the truck was $1,248,000.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John City Council has approved the purchase of a special operations and hazardous materials response vehicle for the Fort St. John Fire Department.The Fire Department received only one bid for the project from Safetek Emergency Vehicles of Abbotsford.  The bid for $1.4 million including taxes will be funded from money carried over from the 2017 budget and money budgeted in 2018 and 2019 since the vehicle takes 400 days to build. The Fire Department had budgeted $1,248,000 for the purchase, but due to the decline in the Canadian dollar, the price of the response vehicle increased to $1.4.last_img read more

BC Supreme Court case on Site C injunction begins today

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – A hearing to determine whether the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations will be awarded an injunction to stop work on the Site C Dam ahead of a treaty infringement lawsuit will start in B.C. Supreme Court today.The two First Nations filed the lawsuit and the injunction application on January 15, seeking either a complete stoppage on the dam, or for work to stop in so-called “critical areas” for a period of 18 months – which is the period of time for an expedited trial for the treaty infringement suit.Two weeks ago, a judge ruled against BC Hydro after it sought to have certain sections of the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations’ civil claim seeking an injunction to stop construction of the Site C Dam omitted. In a written decision on July 11th, Justice Warren Milman dismissed an application by Hydro to have three sections of the First Nations’ notice of civil claim thrown out.In section 14(c) of their civil claim notice, the First Nations claim that “The Crown’s solemn promises, in the context in which they were provided, guarantee the Plaintiffs’ rights to meaningfully: (c)  maintain access to resources and places which have a unique and central significance to their hunting, fishing, and trapping, or other aspects of their mode of life.”The injunction hearing is expected to run until August 4th.last_img read more

School District 60 has 16 million surplus for 20172018 school year

first_imgAuditors are now reviewing the district’s operations for next year and a final financial statement could be ready as soon as next month. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Board for School District 60 met Monday where they reviewed their finances for the 2017-2018 school year.As of June 30th, the total revenue for the district was $64,292,961 while their expenses were $61,586,219.The district had a cash surplus of $2.7 million but transfers into capital assets left the total operating surplus at $1.6 million.last_img