National Newswatch

Paul Humphrey, suave frontman of ’80s Toronto new wave band Blue Peter, dies at 61

Apr 8 2021 — David Friend, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Singer-songwriter Paul Humphrey, whose Hollywood good looks and theatrical stage presence commanded attention as the frontman of 1980s new wave band Blue Peter, has died at 61.Bandmates of the Toronto performer said Humphrey died on Sunday after a long battle with multiple system atrophy, a rare degenerative disorder.Although Blue Peter was not a […]

Netflix conjures up ‘Game of Thrones’ energy with mystical series ‘Shadow and Bone’

Mar 31 2021 — David Friend, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Extraordinary times call for exemplary television and the April slate of new streaming options comes loaded with everything from sci-fi adventures to historic documentaries. Here's a roundup of streaming highlights for the month: "SHADOW AND BONE" Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) is just another soldier fighting in the war-torn land of Ravka, until […]