B.C. brothers’ glow-in-the-dark toonie enters circulation

Glow-in-the-dark coins are lighting up Canadians’ pocket change and making headlines internationally. The Royal Canadian Mint released the new toonie a few weeks ago and there are now three million of the coins circulating to commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The two brothers behind the new design, both from Richmond, B.C., joined CBC’s guest host of On The Coast, Gloria Macarenko, to talk about the ...

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Writer sues All Eyez on Me for copyright infringement, saying he recognizes parts he ’embellished’

New York-based writer Kevin Powell is suing the filmmakers behind All Eyez on Me, arguing the Tupac Shakur biopic pulls information from a series of articles he wrote about the late rapper in the 1990s. And he should know — since he also admits that some of the details in his stories were, in fact, fabricated. “While some of the content in these articles ...

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Schwarzenegger, Macron riff on Trump’s campaign slogan in selfie video

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron are showing their commitment to fighting climate change — and their condemnation of U.S. President Donald Trump — in a not-so-subtle selfie video. The pair met at the Elysée Palace in Paris Friday to discuss environmental matters. Schwarzenegger heads up R20 Regions of Climate Action, a non-profit organization geared toward helping build a ...

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Boyhood actress gets deferred sentence for drug charge

Lorelei Grace Linklater, daughter of Boyhood director Richard Linklater, was found with cocaine in car The Associated Press Posted: Jun 24, 2017 11:10 AM ET Last Updated: Jun 24, 2017 11:10 AM ET A 24-year-old actress from the Oscar-nominated movie Boyhood has been given a three-year deferred sentence for a drug possession charge in Texas. Lorelei Grace Linklater will have no ...

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‘It’s about making people think’: Trademark ruling on The Slants motivates Canadians

Asian-American band The Slants triumphed this week when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a law banning offensive trademarks. The ruling, hailed as a landmark victory for freedom of expression, has inspired Canadian free-speech proponents and Canadian bands who’ve faced similar treatment north of the border. For the members of Portland-based The Slants, their name transforms a derisive, racist ...

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Trudeau to appear at Sunday’s Pride parade in Toronto

Pride Toronto organizers say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be making an appearance at this Sunday’s parade. Trudeau made history last year when he became the first sitting prime minister to take part in a Pride parade. This year, he’ll be joined by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Assembly of First Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde, among others. Toronto’s long-running Pride ...

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Freezing frenzy: Cryotherapy makes big promises despite dearth of evidence

When torn knee cartilage threatened a Calgary man’s career as a professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter, he kept his cool, stripped down to his underwear and climbed into a metal canister chilled to -145 C. Tim Blanchard exposed his nearly naked body to temperatures lower than anything recorded in the natural world, in a controversial but increasingly popular treatment known as cryotherapy. “I popped into cryo pretty regularly ...

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Drone captures unique view of Ottawa’s iconic landmarks

They’re some of Ottawa’s — and Canada’s — most iconic landmarks like you’ve never seen before. In May, a CBC crew got special access to Parliament Hill and nearby monuments including the Supreme Court of Canada, where they used a drone to shoot video and images. The result is spectacular aerial footage that will serve as an important visual archive of Ottawa ...

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All Power to the People: MMFA’s Revolution exhibit celebrates the radical 1960s

To say the late 1960s altered how we see and think about the world is something of an understatement, as a new exhibit at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts makes graphically clear. Movements led by predominantly young activists for peace, black civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights and environmental rights turned people power into a political force for equality, freedom and justice. Harlem ...

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The most popular political Facebook group in Ontario targets Kathleen Wynne

A new political force in Ontario is exploding on social media, with defeating Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals in the 2018 election as its key goal. It’s called Ontario Proud, and its Facebook page has amassed nearly 145,000 followers — more than the provincial Liberals, PCs and NDP combined. Created little more than a year ago, it has become the province’s biggest online political group. ...

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