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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ hits High Park with energy and style Special

Toronto - “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the Shakespeare tragedies that’s hard to make fresh. Even for those who don’t care for the Bard, it’s too familiar, over-referenced and over-parodied, and everything about it now seems like a stale cliché.

Russia must 'account for role' in MH17 tragedy: G7

Ottawa - Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial democracies said on Sunday.

Review: ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ scores in High Park with unique choices Special

Toronto - Tanja Jacobs knows how to make Shakespeare fun. Fresh off last year’s funny, colourful production of “Twelfth Night” in Toronto’s High Park, the director scores another winner with her quick-paced take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

New attempt made to build a flying car

A flying car sounds like something from a science fiction movie, shades of Fifth Element or Blade Runner. However, a tech company believe trey are close to launching a model, and it doesn't even need a pilot's licence.

Artificial intelligence accelerator opens in Montréal

Montreal - NEXT Canada has announced it has expanded its startup accelerator scheme, focused on artificial intelligence, to Montréal. Prospective startups can begin pitching for places in the program in September, although one place is up for grabs in July.

Op-Ed: Greyhound to cease service in western Canada

Dallas - Until now one could get on a bus on the west coast of Canada in Vancouver and travel by Greyhound all the way to the capital of Ontario in the south of the province.

Canadians looking forward to benefits of automotive technologies

INFINITI LAB has released a report which details that Canadians are looking forward to the enhanced safety and cost saving benefits associated with smart city and automotive technologies.

How Canadian charities can work better with technology

Toronto - The recent Capital One Digital For Good Summit presented findings that showed around half of all Canadian charities state they are not able to keep up with today’s technology-driven society.

More human remains linked to alleged Canada serial killer found

Montr - Canadian police Thursday announced the discovery of more human remains buried at a Toronto property where body parts of the victims of an suspected serial killer were previously found.

Death toll from Canada heat wave rises to 33

Montr - A heat wave in Quebec has killed 33 people in the past week as high summer temperatures scorched eastern Canada, officials said Thursday.

Trudeau to visit Latvia ahead of NATO summit

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will fly to Latvia for a two-day visit starting July 9, ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels, his office said Tuesday.

Canadian PM Trudeau denies groping reporter at 2000 music festival

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has responded for the first time to an allegation of sexual misconduct dating back almost two decades, saying he does not recall any "negative interactions" on the day in question.

Downside of DX? Manulife cuts jobs to make space for technology

Toronto - The process of digital transformation will lead to the creation of new jobs, but other jobs will inevitably fall by the wayside. As an example of the latter, Manulife Financial Corp., based in Canada, is cutting 700 jobs.

North American auto industry in crisis Canadian CEO claims

Linda Hasenfratz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Canadian parts supplier Linamar Corp. says that the North American auto industry is facing a crisis. When added to the existing tariffs on steel and aluminum Trump's added tariffs would be unbearable.

Recent Nanos poll shows low Canadian consumer confidence level

Ottawa - Canadian consumer confidence slides as trade friction between Canada and the U.S. escalates. A new poll by Nanos Research shows a sharp drop in household sentiment two weeks after Trudeau and Trump had a tiff after a G7 summit.

‘Jerusalem’, ‘Life After’, ‘Orphée’ dominate this year’s Doras Special

Toronto - It was an evening of rampant rule-breaking at the thirty-ninth Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night – the annual ceremony recognizing the best in Toronto theatre – as winners littered the stage with random F-bombs and overlong speeches.

Canada sanctions top Myanmar military over Rohingya abuses

Ottawa - Canada on Monday announced sanctions in coordination with the European Union against seven senior Myanmar officials over the Rohingya crisis, accusing them of human rights violations including killings and sexual violence.

City of Toronto launches 'Startup Passport' for entrepreneurs

Toronto - The City of Toronto has partnered with WeWork, an operator of shared workspaces, for the new Startup Passport program to give Toronto-based startups access to a network of co-working sites locally and internationally.

Q&A: Insight into Toronto’s developing tech scene Special

Toronto - Toronto is becoming synonymous with innovative technology startups and there’s talk about the city coming to rival Silicon Valley. A spokesperson from startup support community OneEleven helps interpret this dynamic.

OneEleven to host fifth summer social Special

Toronto - OneEleven is ready to welcome Toronto’s startup community and technology innovators to its fifth annual Technology Summer Social, an event that takes place on July 19.
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