National Newswatch

Discovery Plus to launch in Canada on Oct. 19 under partnership with Corus

Oct 12 2021 — David Friend, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Discovery Plus is coming to Canada next week. The newly minted streaming platform, which specializes in non-fiction programming, says it will launch Oct. 19 for Canadian subscribers. With it comes more than 200 exclusive and original series as well as 60,000 episodes of programming from its library of cable TV networks, including HGTV, […]

Glenn Gould Prize winner Alanis Obomsawin strikes tone of hope for Indigenous future

Oct 5 2021 — David Friend, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin shared hope for the future of Indigenous Peoples as she accepted the Glenn Gould Prize on Monday for her lifetime contribution to the arts. Nearly one year after the 89-year-old documentary filmmaker was named by an international jury of her peers, she appeared at an in-person ceremony for the $100,000 honour. […]

Shawn Mendes books three Canadian stops on 2022 world tour

Sep 23 2021 — David Friend, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Shawn Mendes is plotting his return to Canadian concert stages as part of a massive 2022 world tour. The Pickering, Ont.-born pop singer raised the curtain Thursday on plans for a 64-date arena tour of North America, the United Kingdom and Europe that includes stops in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal. Wonder: The World […]