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Canadians no slouches when it comes to playing hooky from work

We like our sack time and our TV shows, and sometimes the work ethic comes second.

Ten-year-old as sex symbol: Thylane Blondeau and the troubling choices of Vogue Enfant

Her sculpted cheekbones and natural grace in front of the camera has earned her over 3000 admiring fans on Facebook.  Sprawled seductively on a leopard print blanket, her provocative look has...

Ceremony sends Canadian Homeless World Cup teams off in style

Members of Canada's men's and women's squads will leave tomorrow to travel to Paris, France, where they will compete in this year’s Homeless World Cup. This year, five men and eight women from BC...

The Tree of Life, Green Lantern, Submarine, films from France and Argentina and Jimmy Stewart rides back

Brad Pitt plays a tough, bully of a father in The Tree of Life, a film that ponders no less than all human existence. (Read more)

Young pianist Tristan Teo strikes a chord with competition judges

Gruelling daily schedule lifts teen into the big leagues.

Canadian government evacuates Canadians from Fukushima Daiichi radiation zone

As Czech, French, and US planes flew into Japan today to evacuate nationals, Canada sent buses to take Canadians away from radiation-threatened areas in northeastern Japan. But Canada has stopped...

Country Strong, Season of the Witch and On Tour

The world of country music is scrutinized once again as Gwyneth Paltrow makes like Patsy Taylor and LeAnn in Country Strong. (read more)

Summer in Provence: stories from a wandering chef

The people I work for are generally the rich and not so famous. Gardeners, pool men, nannies, Range Rovers and myself as chef are all commonplace accessories, and a yacht or two often completes the...

Canada: a great power?

Could Canada become a great power? Ask this question to most Canadians and you will probably be rebuked with an emphatic no, or polite chuckles. It is a question, however, that Canadians and...

Weird around the world

A bionic cat, ugly dogs, a real-life Hannibal Lecter and more weird stories from around the world.