Riverdale brings $60M boost, more than 1,000 jobs to B.C. film economy

Betty Cooper’s ponytail is “iconic and beyond reproach,” to quote a recent Riverdale episode – and also a massive boost to B.C.’s film economy. According to an impact study released Wednesday, the CW’s breakout teen drama Riverdale has brought more than $60 million in spending and created more than 1,000 jobs in B.C. over two […]

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CM Radio – Nov. 29, 2017 – APA's Ralph James & Miss Emily

We’re thrilled to have industry icon Ralph James on the show. An inductee of the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame, James helped to launch APA’s new Toronto office earlier this year after UTA ceased its Canadian operations. He tells Mike about his recent move, the health of Canada’s live music market, how he recognizes talents like Marianas Trench and Nickelback early on, and a lot more. Miss Emily has been turning heads for years…

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A peacekeeping force on the Russia-Ukraine border?

Canadian Army instructors discuss mechanized infantry defence tactics with their Ukrainian Armed Forces colleagues during Exercise RAPID TRIDENT in Starychi, Ukraine, on June 30, 2016. (Joint Task Force Ukraine) The strangest thing began to happen this autumn: signs of Canadian support for an international peacekeeping mission in Eastern Ukraine. In September, during a visit by Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said “there is definitely a very strong potential role” for peacekeepers, nearly…

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Video: Vancouver comic Ivan Decker kills on Conan

Rising Vancouver comedian Ivan Decker made his U.S. television debut Monday with an appearance on Conan. The 30-year-old standup earned the spot with a standout performance earlier this month at Conan O’Brien’s eighth annual “Comics to Watch” standup showcase at Caroline’s in New York. Former showcase alumni include Michael Che and Brooks Whelan, who went on […]

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Why Trudeau will be his best advertisement—and worst enemy—in 2018

Justin Trudeau. (Adam Scotti/PMO) It’s standard operating procedure when predicting an entire year’s worth of politics in advance to protest that it can’t be done. The ritual incantations are many: if a week’s a long time in politics, then a year’s an eternity. Events, dear boy, events. And so on. Yet for all his supposed dynamism, what’s striking about Justin Trudeau at the dawn of 2018 is how closely his prospects and pitfalls resemble what…

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