National Newswatch

Shatner, Obomsawin among 39 inductees to Order of Canada today

Nov 21 2019 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is honouring 39 people with the Order of Canada this morning, including actor William Shatner, writer Ann-Marie MacDonald and lawyer James Lockyer. Shatner is being given one of Canada's highest civilian honours for his 60-year career in theatre, television and film; MacDonald for her art and advocacy for women […]

Documentary series on online hunt for Luka Magnotta coming to Netflix

Nov 20 2019 — — A three-part documentary series about the online sleuths who helped track down the infamous killer Luka Magnotta is coming to Netflix. The streaming service says the series will follow the story of internet users across the world who jumped into action after a video of an unknown man killing two kittens was posted online. The […]

Ian Williams wins the 2019 Scotiabank Giller prize for debut novel

Nov 19 2019 — — Ian Williams has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award for fiction, for his novel Reproduction. Williams was revealed as the latest recipient of the $100,000 prize at a gala hosted by singer-songwriter, actor and writer Jann Arden in Toronto on Monday night.

Ford’s new Mustang is not only an SUV, it’s all-electric too

Nov 18 2019 — — Ford is unveiling its first all-electric SUV, marking the start of an avalanche of battery-powered vehicles coming from mainstream and luxury automakers during the next two years that industry analysts say will boost electric vehicle sales. The “Mustang Mach E,” which will go 230 miles to more 300 miles per charge depending on how it’s […]

Impeachment hearings a literal soap opera on latest ‘SNL’ cold open

Nov 17 2019 — — The latest Saturday Night Live cold open mocked coverage of the past week’s impeachment hearings by spoofing the Days of Our Lives intro. “Some complained the hearings were ‘lacking in pizzazz,’” a mysterious narrator said as words scrolled down the screen in the style of an old soap opera opening.

MacLean says “Coach’s Corner is no more” following Cherry’s dismissal from HNIC

Nov 16 2019 — — Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal with a lengthy monologue during the first period intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast, saying “Coach’s Corner is no more.” MacLean opened the intermission segment — the first since Sportsnet fired Cherry on Monday — by speaking alone on camera for nearly five minutes. “We are all […]

Sportsnet exploring new formats for first intermission, Hall of Fame feature on tap this week

Nov 15 2019 — — Don’t expect an immediate replacement for fired commentator Don Cherry on “Coach’s Corner.” In fact, it’s possible that Sportsnet may eventually take the long-running “Hockey Night in Canada” segment in a different direction. “We’re taking the time to explore new formats for the first intermission,” Sportsnet communications director Andrew Garas said in an email to […]

Tense TV: CNN’s Blitzer asks Kellyanne Conway about husband

Nov 14 2019 — David Bauder — NEW YORK — Kellyanne Conway told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he embarrassed himself following a tense exchange Thursday where he asked the White House counsellor to respond to her husband’s criticism of President Donald Trump on television. Lawyer George Conway has frequently attacked his wife’s boss on social media. MSNBC brought him into the studio […]

‘Days of our Lives’ cast reportedly released from contracts

Nov 13 2019 — — The entire cast Days of our Lives has reportedly been released from their contracts. The long-running soap opera will go on an “indefinite hiatus” at the end of November after laying off its entire staff, according to Variety. The outlet also reports that Days of our Lives has shot enough episodes to last through the […]

Neil Young says U.S. dual citizenship stalled because of marijuana use

Nov 10 2019 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Neil Young says his marijuana use has cast a cloud over his application to become a dual citizen in the United States. The legendary singer-songwriter and proud Canadian says in a statement on his website that he recently applied for American citizenship so he could vote in the 2020 presidential election. Young says […]