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More plastic going curbside All classes of plastics from one to seven will be recycled by September New plastics include most dish soap bottles, yogurt and margarine tubs Even plastic bottle caps will be recycled JENNIFER TAPLIN @METRONEWS.CA

A cyclist passes by a field full of dandelions on Bell Road yesterday. Halifax regional council voted yesterday to reject a herbicide already approved by the province. Story, page 4. RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

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Blue bags are going to plump up by the fall. That's because yesterday Halifax regional council approved the extra costs involved in recycling more plastics. Previously only Class 1 and Class 2 plastics were recycled, but council has voted -- over the strong opposition of a few councillors -- to include all plastics save Styrofoam. The new classes will have to be negotiated in a contract with Miller Waste Systems, and take effect by September. Coun. Reg Rankin said it will cost a lot more than the $59,000 net price tag offered in the staff report. When a loss in commercial tipping fees is included, it

will cost HRM $73,000 to recycle all the added plastics, he said. "Are we chasing diversion just for the sake of diversion?" he said. "We have to say does this make economic sense?" Every department is facing cutbacks, agreed Coun. Sue Uteck. "Somebody's going to pay for it and down the line it's going to be the taxpayer," she said. Richard Butts, chief administrative officer, said there is a good international market for recyclable plastics right now because of the high price of oil. Coun. Bill Karsten said making economic sense isn't the priority in this case. "It's the right thing to do and what people want us to do." For some councillors, it was about keeping their word to the public.

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Fourth person charged in Spryfield shooting A fourth person is facing charges in the death of a man who was shot in Spryfield last year. Halifax Regional Police say a 41-year-old man will appear in court today on a charge of accessory after the fact. Officers say the man, whose name was not released, will also face charges of possession of a weapon and a breach of a weapon prohibition. Twenty-year-old Brandon Hatcher was gunned down on Dec. 3 in the 100 block of Lavender Walk. Three other people also face charges in connection with the killing. They are 21-year-old Cody Muise, 24year-old Sarah Oakley and a 17-year-old youth who can't be named under legislation. THE CANADIAN PRESS

A Dartmouth volleyball coach facing sex charges involving a female teenager has been granted bail. Joseph Emile (Luc) Potvin, 53, was arrested on May 13 and is facing six charges, including luring a child, sexual assault, production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. In Dartmouth provincial court yesterday, Potvin

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anyone under the age of 18 unless an adult is present. He is also banned from using a cellphone. Police investigated Potvin, a volunteer girls' volleyball coach last fall at Prince Andrew High School and a longtime local youth team coach, after they received a complaint regarding his conduct with a 17-year-old girl. METRO



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Over the years Homicides in HRM since 2005: 2011: 9 2010: 11 2009: 13 2008: 7 2007: 7 2006: 5 2005: 12

HRM's latest homicide victim is described as a devoted family man who was a "brother, father and son." "He did not deserve this fate," Ashley Julien wrote about James Gregory Wareham on a Facebook group. She started the page the day after 37-yearold Wareham was stabbed to death at the Majestic Manor apartment complex in Dartmouth on Sunday night. "We will miss him and think of him every day." Wareham is from New Waterford in Cape Breton and, according to his uncle John Wilson, was living in Sackville for the past three months at an apartment building he was renovating. Police say they had no fixed address for Wareham

when he died, but that his last-known fixed address was in Sackville. Wilson believes his nephew was likely trying to help a friend when he was killed. "The guy pulled a knife on his friend and Jimmy jumped in to stop it," Wilson said. "That is all we know -- that is all we have heard at this time." Police had few new details about the homicide yesterday, other than nam-

ing the victim. "We are still in the information-gathering stage," Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said. "There are people we're looking to speak with, but whether or not they are involved, or whatever information they may be able to provide, we don't know." At around 11:15 p.m. on Sunday night, a man called police and reported his friend was stabbed while inside an apartment at 65 Primrose St. Wareham was rushed to the hospital but died there at around 1 a.m. Monday morning. Police believe a man known to the victim entered the apartment, an argument ensued and Wareham was stabbed. WITH FILES FROM THE CAPE BRETON POST

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It's official: Nova Scotians pay more tax A government report posted on the finance department's website last month backs up one of the opposition's favourite talking points: That Nova Scotians pay the highest taxes in the country. The report, titled Overview of Nova Scotia Tax System, puts the province at the top of the list of total taxes paid as a percentage of GDP -- more than 30 per cent. That includes federal, provincial and municipal portions. While the federal portion of taxes paid by Nova Scotia residents is equal to the national average, the provincial portion is marginally higher than average. The report goes on to say that the change in total taxes paid by Nova Scotians can be traced to adjustments in transfers from other levels of government. Though the government has for years maintained and updated statistics on taxes, this is the first time such a report has been posted publicly, a finance spokeswoman says. Premier Darrell Dexter downplayed the report yesterday, saying it is a broad overview of the system with no recommendations for change. "We have other competitive advantages that

A taxing issue Kevin Lacey, Atlantic director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, said the report is a strong argument for reducing the tax burden carried by Nova Scotians. "In fairness to the provincial government, it's not just the province," Lacey said. "If you look at our municipal and federal taxes as a combination, we lead the country."

One man's weed patch is another man's field of gold on Ahern Avenue yesterday.

Council votes for lawn order Banned herbicide sold commercially as Scotts EcoSense Weed B Gon and Neudorff Fiesta Weed Killer JENNIFER TAPLIN @METRONEWS.CA

other provinces don't have," Dexter said. "So tax rates are only one component of those." ALEX BOUTILIER

One vote tipped council into rejecting a herbicide already approved by the province. Staff had recommended that council put FeHEDTA on the approved list for HRM residents, but that it should rule against workers applying it on municipal property. However, in a close vote (11-10) yesterday, council rejected FeHEDTA altogether. Coun. Peter Lund said he was worried about adding iron, sodium nitrates and acidity to the soil and groundwater.

"I'm really concerned over what is a safe level of iron." COUN. DEBBIE HUN, ON THE USE OF THE HERBICIDE FEHEDTA

"I don't have a problem with people using spot applications on dandelions, but landscaping companies spreading it over an entire lawn," he said. Coun. Steve Adams fired back: "Sodium nitrates are in foods, for heaven's sake. Perhaps we should get out of pesticides altogether and let the province do it." Staff told council there could be problems in rejecting a herbicide already approved by the province.

Plus, provincial approval means there would be rules in place for its use, such as applying it only twice a year and not before it rains. Richard MacLellan, manager of the Sustainable Environment Management Office, said staff don't want to use the herbicide on municipal land because of the cost involved and because dandelions offer benefits to a healthy green space. Coun. Barry Dalrymple said he's concerned that too much regulation will encourage many people to break the law. "We have to leave a little room for people's decisions and common sense."

King's County company gets government juice RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

A King's County juicemaker is the beneficiary of a $140,000 incentive from the same provincial fund criticized by the auditor general. Percy Paris, the economic development minister, said yesterday that the funding will help Great Valley Juices upgrade its Port Williams facility. The money comes from the Industrial Expansion Fund, decried as a "slush fund" by opposition parties and criticized by auditor general Jacques Lapointe in a report deliv-

Darrell Dexter defends the IEF's effectiveness.

ered last Wednesday. Lapointe's office found the IEF had no application system and relied on secret

reports to cabinet to determine who gets funding. Premier Darrell Dexter defended yesterday's decision, saying it wasn't an IEF loan, but part of the jobsHere initiative. "The auditor general's report was about the process. It was about bookkeeping and accounting and record keeping," Dexter said. "It wasn't about the effectiveness of the fund." Oversight of the fund still rests with cabinet, however, not the department responsible. ALEX BOUTILIER

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Speed slated to drop near schools 30 km/h limit could give `extra split second needed to save a life': Estabrooks PHILIP CROUCHER RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

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The $452limitfineafor driving over the speed in school zone. states south of the border. The release also noted the planned legislation is supported by several interest groups, such as the Nova Scotia Chiefs of Police and the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities. "It's been proven when people slow down, their reaction times increase and it could possibly save lives," Halifax Regional School Board spokesman Doug Hadley said about the province's plan. "So we'd be supportive of this moving forward." Pamela Fuselli, the executive director at Safe Kids Canada, said in the release yesterday a pedestrian is eight times more likely to be killed by someone driving a car at 50 km/h, compared with 30 km/h.

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Barkhouse wants police to take a closer look at the legislation surrounding pawn shops. The Woodside-Eastern Passage councillor made a motion to council yesterday to ask the RCMP and Halifax Regional Police to review current legislation governing pawn shops and "buy and sells" and how they report to police. According to her motion, Barkhouse wants council to implement

on a replica of the Seaview United Baptist Church in Africville is set to commence in the coming weeks. The Africville Heritage Trust said yesterday that Dartmouth-based Eastin Construction has been selected for the project. Heritage Trust chair Daurene Lewis said Eastin had the lowest bid of the three companies vying for the contract. The reconstruction of the church building was part of the $3-million reparations deal HRM offered last year, after apologizing for the razing of the former black community to make way for the MacKay Bridge. METRO

Halifax police say they are behind the province's plan to reduce speed limits in school zones by 20 km/h. Transportation and Infrastructure Management Minister Bill Estabrooks announced yesterday he plans to bring forward legislation in the fall that would move speed limits in school zones down to 30 km/h from 50 km/h. "We support any actions or changes that help protect children as they go to school," Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said. "The faster you go, the less time you have to react." The department said in a release yesterday Alberta, British Columbia and New Brunswick already have the 30 km/h speed limit in place, along with some

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City to host military dinner Tribute event for military families to be held Nov. 4 at Cunard Centre Many dignitaries to attend ALEX BOUTILIER @METRONEWS.CA RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

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union representing more than 2,300 nurses in Nova Scotia's Capital District Health Authority have voted in favour of strike action to back contract demands. The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union says 71 per cent of the membership voted and 89 per cent supported a possible strike. The union said the outstanding issues include wages, job security, time between shifts and vacation entitlement. The union said it is asking a conciliator to file a report and, once filed, it would trigger a 14-day

Missing man located in search DARTMOUTH. Police say a search has located a 22year-old man who ran away from the Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth. RCMP say Andrew Forest of Lower Sackville was arrested on Cobequid Road around 12:55 a.m. yesterday. The search was mounted Monday out of concern for the man's safety. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Halifax will host political and military leaders in November for a black tie tribute dinner aimed at raising money for charities supporting veterans and their families in Atlantic Canada. The Atlantic Maple Leaf 2011 Nova Scotia Tribute Dinner, announced yesterday, already boasts some big-name organizers, including retired general Rick Hillier, Premier Darrell Dexter, former lieutenantgovernor Myra Freeman, and a slew of MLAs, MPs, senators and business leaders. Proceeds from the tribute dinner will go to the True Patriot Love Foundation, headed by Hillier, and will be distributed to the Military Family Resource

Charities The True Patriot Love Foundation, founded in 2009, funds charities that support military families, helping them quickly reunite in cases of injury or illness, as well as supporting the needs of the children of Armed Forces personnel.

Members of the military promote the Atlantic Maple Leaf 2011 Nova Scotia Tribute Dinner yesterday. The fundraiser will raise money for military families across Atlantic Canada.

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Canada gets tough on Syria No plans for NATO no-fly zone in Syria, says Baird Opposition Leader Jack Layton supports sanctions SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Canada has imposed economic sanctions against Syria in response to the Mideast country's violent suppression of anti-government protesters. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird called the Syrian regime's actions a grave breach of international peace yesterday. He said the measures -- effective immediately -- are intended to target Syrian rulers, not the people. The sanctions prevent Syrian leaders from travelling to Canada and essentially ban trade between the two countries. Canada exports only about $60

Status on Syria Human-rights groups estimate about 1,000 Syrians have been killed. The U.S. and the EU imposed sanctions on President Bashar Assad and other ministers. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird Canada is scrambling to follow suit before the G8 summit in France. The Arab uprisings will be a focus for Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the G8 meetings.

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Tornado toll hits 122 Emergency crews drilled through concrete at a ruined Home Depot in hopes of finding lost shoppers and employees. A dog clambered through the remains of a house, sniffing for any sign of the woman and infant who lived there. Across devastated Joplin, Mo., searchers moved from one enormous debris pile to another yesterday, racing to respond to any report of a possible survivor. As the death toll from the weekend tornado rose to at least 122, another line of severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas that killed at

Joplin twister the single deadliest in U.S. since 1950 least six people. The U.S. National Weather Service said the Joplin twister was an EF-5, the strongest. It was the deadliest single twister since the weather service began keeping official records in 1950 and the eighth deadliest in U.S. history. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano is bringing disruption and uncertainty to European air travel. Despite claims of a massive over-reaction, hundreds of flights were cancelled yesterday as winds blew the cloud of ash from the Grimsvotn volcano over Scotland and other parts of Europe. Experts say particles in the ash could stall jet engines. Officials in Germany said dozens of flights would be grounded today. The only comfort for frustrated passengers and airlines is that officials in Iceland said the amount of ash being released by the volcano was decreasing. The officials don't ex-

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Mystery videos spark sex scandal Graphic black-and-white videos have sparked a sex scandal in Turkey. They appear to show senior members of an opposition party in liaisons with women who are not their wives. The video spies did not just rig hidden cameras. They posted taunting screen text, a soundtrack and even an adults-only rating before slapping the footage on the Internet. The scandal could benefit the government in elections next month. If the opposition party, known by its Turkish acronym MHP, falls below a vote threshold of 10 per cent on June 12, it will lose a place in parliament. The mysterious group behind the videos urged the ouster of the MHP leadership. "If you have at least a little bit of shame ... you should all resign," said an on-screen message. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Canada Post turns down union offer Canada Post has rejected its union's latest contract offer, saying it would increase the Crown corporation's labour costs by $1.4 billion and include the possibility of raising postage prices. The Crown corporation would need to raise the price of postage by 15 per cent or request government support to offset the expense, Canada Post said in a statement yesterday. Canada Post said it has experienced a double-digit drop in the volume of mail in the last decade due to electronic alternatives. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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APOCALYPSE NOW: THE 2ND COMING You would think Harold Camping would know when to shut up already. Camping is the 89-year-old PAUL SULLIVAN evangelist from Oakland, METRO Calif., who managed to convince a lot of gullible people that the world was coming to an end Saturday (and it would have spoiled a long weekend, too). Then, as Saturday dawned on Business as Usual, Camping compounded his cuckoo quotient by claiming it was a mathematical error and the real end of the world is still coming Oct. 21. Those people who sold all their worldly possessions to prepare for Apocalypse Now are stuck and will have to make it until Oct. 21 with just the clothes on their backs until they are saved, or taken up, or whatever. Camping tried this trick before in 1994 and it didn't work then either. Same problem -- mathematical error. Camping may be one heck of a preacher, but he should "(Harold) consider remedial math. Still, it's hard to blame Camping tried Camping. He's a fire and this trick before brimstone evangelist who in 1994 and it predicts the end of the didn't work then world. It comes with the job description. When either. Same you're a hammer, problem -- everything looks like a nail. When you're a doomsayer, mathematical everything looks like doom. error. Camping And we in the media are may be one heck complicit, promoting of a preacher, Camping's Grand Delusion with unseemly glee, but he should lending credence to an old consider man's lunatic ravings. remedial math." As a story, it's been just too much fun to pass up. And I'm sure I wasn't alone as I opened my eyes Saturday morning and looked around with just a touch of smug relief. Still here. Cautionary note: Just because it's a bunch of baloney doesn't mean it's not going to happen. Stars explode every day; asteroids plow into planets. And come Oct. 21, we could be the victims of a cataclysmic coincidence, and there is Camping saying "I told you so" as he gets taken up. "Next time, you'll listen. Oops, my bad. There is no next time." The truth is (and I can't believe I need to say this) whatever does or does not happen to the world Oct. 21 will have nothing to do with some old guy from Oakland. There are 170-billion galaxies in the known universe and each galaxy has between 200-billion and 400-billion stars. It's more than a little difficult to believe that God will point a big old finger at the tiny third planet circling around one of those 400-billion stars and say "That's it, folks. Rapture time!" She is simply too busy to correct Harold Camping's bad math. Hallelujah, I say. Read more of Paul Sullivan's columns at

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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Worth mentioning ASUNCION, Paraguay. The Asuncion zoo is desperately seeking a mate for Coco, the last known male of his species left in Paraguay. Coco is an endangered hyacinth macaw, known in Paraguayan Spanish as a "papagayo azul." Scientists estimated several years ago that only 6,500 were left in the wild, mostly in an area of neighbouring Brazil that is quickly losing natural habitat for the birds. Capturing and exporting the Macaws is illegal and Coco was sent to the zoo eight years ago after authorities broke up a gang of animal traffickers. Only recently did a DNA test show he is male, zoo veterinarian Cristiane Rainner said. To avoid mixing species, the zoo has had to keep him apart from other Macaws, which has left him lonely and a bit bored, Rainner said. "He's quite sociable, although he's only learned to say `hello.' But when he hears the cumbia he dances," Rainner said. "The hyacinth macaw is a beauty, but if it doesn't reproduce, that'll be it. Coco is a male and his life expectancy is 80 years." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Stealth chopper at night is optional The official tourist map for Abbottabad, Pakistan, urges visitors to discover its "hidden" treasures. Some think that should include a peek behind the infamous walls of Osama bin Laden's compound. It makes sense to the deputy head of the tourism office. The threestorey villa is known around the world. Abbottabad is already popular as an alpine escape from the summer

heat. And a museum at the last stand of the al-Qaida leader could mine some long-term cash from the town's instant brush with notoriety. It's not a universal view by any stretch. Many want to demolish the building to try to recapture Abbottabad's ambiance as a quiet corner in a chaotic country. But those contemplating some way to profit from the May 2 raid that killed bin Laden seem to know there is a well-established market for infamy. The Tower of London -- and its sometimes role as a prison and execution hall -- is one of the city's main tourist draws. Tours abound for everything from Hollywood tragedies to the trail of the Boston Strangler. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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2 scene Box office With its themes of adoption and family, Kung Fu Panda 2 was a big hit in the JoliePitt household -- and not just because Angelia Jolie is one of the stars of the film. Jolie says her kids connected to the story of Jolie's character, Tigress, who is shown in an orphanage. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Daniel Radcliffe, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Chris Rock to help on Tony Awards night

The highs and lows of O Oprah Winfrey's last show airs today so what better time to look back at her TV career And it was good... Super-Oprah comes into the world on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Oprah gets her start, meets Gayle After three years of anchor news reporting, in 1976, Winfrey hosts the six o'clock news at Baltimore's WJZ-TV, where she meets future bestie-for-life, Gayle King, who was working there as a production assistant. The Color Purple Winfrey stars as Sofia in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple in 1985 and scores a Best Supporting Actress nod by the Academy Awards. The big break Since her move to Chicago in 1983, Winfrey was hosting localized version of what was to become The Oprah Winfrey Show, which first nationally broadcast on September 8th, 1986. The Emmys In 1987, Winfrey receives her first of more than 45 Daytime Emmy Awards that she would collect before removing the show from consideration in 2000. The weight struggles Winfrey starts what would become a 20-plus year public discussion about her weight fluctuation with the Diet Dreams Come True episode of November 15, 1988, in which she is a slim size 10. The engagement that would last a lifetime In 1992, Oprah Winfrey gets engaged to businessman Stedman Graham -- whom she has yet to actually marry. The Queen of Daytime and the King of Pop In 1993, it was only Winfrey who could get the pale Michael Jackson to explain that he had not bleached his skin, but that he had skin-pigment disorder known as vitiligo. This was to become one of her highest rated episodes, with 62 million viewers watching. The Oprah Book Club Oprah Winfrey launches her book club in 1996. More than 60 selections have instantaneously earned a lucky author boatloads of money and an immediate spot on the New York Times' Best Seller List. Forming an empire and defending free speech In 1998, Winfrey forms Oxygen Media, which would spawn the Oxygen cable channel. In the same year, she wins a "food disparagement" case against Texas cattlemen after her comments in a 1996 episode about Mad Cow Disease. Let the lifestyling begin Winfrey expands her reach with O Magazine, which offers advice on personal finance, fitness and spiritual wellness. Paging Dr. Phil Winfrey may be leaving but her self-help posse remains: Dr. Phil debuted in 2002, Rachael Ray in 2006, The Dr. Oz Show in 2009 and The Nate Berkus Show just last year. "You get a car!" On September 12, 2004, Winfrey shocked the audience: Each one of those lucky, well-deserving, loyal jerks got a Pontiac G6 -- 276 in all.In November 2010, she gave away VW Beetles. Tom Cruise gets excited talking about Katie Holmes Remember May 23, 2005? According to the Urban Dictionary "jump the couch" is "a defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end." Opens school in South Africa The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls debuts in January 2, 2007, lauded by humanitarians, and nearly overshadowed when a female employee is later accused of molestation. Denies being gay After years of dogged rumours about her sexuality, and questions about her relationship with friend Gayle King, Winfrey opens up to Barbara Walters in December 2010. "I'm not lesbian. I'm not even kind of lesbian," she said, soon tearing up while praising King. "She is ... the mother I never had. She is ... the sister everybody would want." Launches OWN network On January 1, 2001, an entire network launches devoted to Winfrey's self-help philosophy. The buzz is high but the ratings soon drop, and Winfrey vows to focus more on the programming when her syndicated show ends. MWN


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Bringing the Bible to TV Series to combine live action with computer-generated imagery to retell stories such as Noah and the Ark Some shooting planned for Middle East As a kid in the 1960s, reality TV king Mark Burnett was thrilled by the special-effects miracle of a sundered Red Sea in The Ten Commandments. "How cool was that?" said the producer of Survivor and The Apprentice, who watched Cecil B. DeMille's 1956 film when it aired on television. Now it's Burnett's turn to wow a small-screen audience with epic Scripture stories: He and his wife, actress Roma Downey, are producing the 10-part docudrama The Bible for the History channel. It's set to air in 2013, History channel President Nancy Dubuc said yesterday. Burnett said he and Downey (who starred in a different look at faith, the fantasy series Touched by an Angel) have been working on the project for two years. Both grew up with Scriptures, he in England and she in Northern Ireland, but aren't on a mission, Burnett said. "People apply personal meanings to the Bible. Our job is to tell the stories in an emotionally connected way," he said, adding that much of great literature and its characters are rooted in the book. For a new generation, The Bible provides a way to visit the work "in a visual and entertaining way" that may encourage viewers to seek more information, said Dubuc. There is no conflict between the new series and the channel's brand, she adds. "Regardless of your beliefs -- and we're not drawing on any feelings about the importance of faith -- this is the most-studied book of all time." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Docudrama The Bible also has global appeal, of value to the History Channel and its 150-country reach, Dubuc said. The Bible is among the channel's biggest ventures, she said, declining to detail the budget. A committee of theologians and scholars is being assembled to consult on the series, adds Dubuc.

Television producer Mark Burnett attends the 2011 NBC Upfront at The Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2011 in New York City.


ollywood loves a drunk. Not the self destructive drink-themselves-to-death kind, although Nicholas Cage won an Oscar for playing one of those in Leaving Las Vegas, but the playfully befuddled drinker whose behaviour provides the setup for some intoxicating come-


dy. W.C. Fields, who once said, "I drink therefore I am," made a career of playing silly souses and this weekend Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis are under the influence again in The Hangover Part II. From John Belushi as Animal House's boozy beast Blutarsky, who downs an entire bottle of Jack Daniels in one megagulp to Karen Allen, who drinks her way out of a sticky situation in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the movie's best boozers have been a varied group.

John Belushi in Animal House.

There's the happy drunk, a smashed stereotype best personified by Dudley Moore in Arthur. Rarely sober, the character

stumbles through life with the aid of his loyal butler and bottles of champagne. When his fianc�e Susan (Jill Eikenberry) tells him that "a real woman could stop you from drinking," he replies, "It'd have to be a real BIG woman." If Moore was most loveable, then Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa con man in is the least likeable. As a mall Santa who only takes the job to rob the place on Christmas Eve, he drinks, destroys a holiday display and scars an entire crowd of children. Drunk movie moments abound although the sight of a wob-

bly Santa Claus in a back alley swigging from a flask is the most indelible Jeff Bridges has played a variety of drunks in his day, most recently in True Grit and Crazy Heart, but his best known drinker is Jeffrey (The Dude) Lebowski who singlehandedly repopularized the white Russian. As laid-back party monster he drinks nine white Russians during the

course of the movie. Of course Hollywood occasionally uncorks a serious look at drinkers. Ray Milland showed the destructive side of boozing in The Lost Weekend, ditto Barfly's Mickey Rourke but few have brought as much boozy beauty to a role than Elizabeth Taylor as the cantankerous Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

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Interview tells of a heroin addicted Dylan OLD NEWS?. Bob Dylan, who just turned 70, admitted to a period of heroin addiction in a 45-year-old interview with journalist and friend Robert Shelton that has just been

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Schwarzenegger's illegitimate child that she instructed her team to leak word of it to the press, according to TMZ. And apparently Shriver initially wanted to hold a press conference to unveil the scandal, but, "Maria's

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released, according to BBC News. "I kicked a heroin habit in New York City," Dylan says in the 1966 chat. "I got very, very strung out for a while, I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had about a $25-a-day habit and I kicked it." METRO

"People should have known that Arnold Schwarzenegger was this kid's father. By age 2 and 1/2, he was benchpressing the pediatrician."

Taking January down a notch January Jones may have called Zach Galifianakis the funniest man she's ever met, but as Galifianakis tells it, she wasn't quite as friendly during their first meeting. "I sit at her table and talk for 10 minutes, and she goes, `I think it's time for you to leave now,'" Galifiankakis tells ShortList.

"She goes, `I think it's time for you to leave now.'" ZACH GALIFIANAKIS

Gaga's Judas a non-biblical revelation SHE WAS BETRAYED. Lady Gaga admits her new single, Judas, has some very non-biblical origins. "I've had a lot of exboyfriends betray me," she tells MTV. "I began to write a song about an ex-lover who betrayed me, who loved heavy metal music. And then I thought about the biblical implications and how Judas was the betrayer." Coincidentally, the

"So I say, `January, you are an actress in a show and everybody's going to forget about you in a few years, so f---ing be nice,'" METRO

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singer recently announced she'd split with heavy metal drummer Luc Carl, whom she'd also dated and broken up with before hitting it big. "I thought a more liberating way to tackle the message of the song -- we attack the idea by saying my ex betrayed me and this person haunts me, but I forgive them," Gaga says. METRO

Leo's Lively lover rumours persist Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively are doing nothing to quell speculation that they're fostering a romance. The pair jetted off to Portofino, Italy together over the weekend after turning heads at the Cannes International Film Festival, according to Hollyscoop. DiCaprio and Lively "seemed happy in each other's company" and were "laughing and walking" together, says an eye witness who spotted the pair in Italy. While in Cannes, DiCaprio entertained Lively during a party on a private yacht. METRO

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Indiana brings his goodies to Montreal Items from the four Indiana Jones movies go on display at Montreal Science Centre Exhibit aims to raise interest in archaeology and celebrate the 30th anniversary of franchise HANDOUT

3 life Travel in brief George Lucas figures he's working on his third generation of Star Wars fans. And plenty of them were standing in line with their parents Friday to get first crack at Walt Disney World's overhauled ride based on the iconic movie franchise. The venerable Star Tours motion simulator ride's 25-yearold story and visuals have been updated with a digital projection system and 3-D effects. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky approves tax rebates for biblical theme park that includes Noah's Ark. Scan code for story.

Fact, fiction and fun are melded together in a new exhibit in Montreal's Old Port which celebrates intrepid archeologist Indiana Jones 30 years after he burst onto the big screen with feats of daring and the crack of a bullwhip. Visitors to Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archeology at the Montreal Science Centre are welcomed by a bilingual message from no less than Harrison Ford, who brought Indy to life in the movies beginning with Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981. Jones' fabled leather jacket, fedora and bull-

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whip are among the first things people see when they walk into the show which has enough props and real relics to tickle the most diehard fan. "We're using the character of Indiana Jones as an invitation to discover what the world of archeology is today as well as what the world of archeology was in the past," said Genevieve Angio-Morneau, one of the show's creators. The original Raiders remains one of the top-grossing films of all time and was followed by three sequels and a TV series, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. There have also been comic books and video games with the character. Angio-Morneau, a designer and museologist with Montreal's X3 Productions, says the idea for the show came from Lucasfilm when it saw the success of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which came out in 2008. "Lucasfilm realized that there was a lot of attention and that he was still very famous, a well-loved character," she said. "Lucasfilm has all these amazing ob-

The 30th anniversary of Indiana Jones' big-screen debut is being marked with a new exhibit at the Montreal Science Centre showcasing props from the beloved movies as well as rare real-world artefacts that give patrons a glimpse into the world of archeology.

jects in their archives so I guess they quickly put one and one together and said it's time to let these objects leave the archives and have them tour the world." The Hollywood filmmakers found kindred spirits in X3 Productions for the show, which comes as the film franchise marks its 30th anniversary. The exhibit pays lavish tribute to the movies, with a selection of iconic props including the Ark of the Covenant from the first movie, a life-sized sarcophagus from the Well of Souls


The ark of the covenant from the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. It will be on display the Montreal Science Centre.

and a crystal skeleton from Akator on its throne. The Montreal exhibit is the show's premiere and

after it wraps up on Sept. 18. Montreal is the only Canadian stop. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Universal Orlando has big plans to revamp attractions for 2012 Spiderman ride ads 3-D animation, new Despicable Me ride in the works Universal Orlando says Spidey will soon go highdef, and lots of "minions" will be up to no good in a new attraction themed on the animated movie Despicable Me. The theme park announced plans Thursday to reanimate the iconic Spider-Man ride in digital highdefinition. Universal also said it will close its Jimmy Neutron-themed ride this summer and replace it with a 3-D attraction based on Despicable Me, which features minions as not-sosmart sidekicks to the villain Gru. Both revamped attractions will open at the park sometime in 2012, but specific dates have not been announced. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, whose combination of 3-D animation, roving motion vehicles and special effects has made it a crowd favourite for more than a decade, will be updated with the highest-quality HD resolution available, special effects and new details in the film, which is projected onto a towering screen. The cars hurtle riders along ravaged city streets as Spider-Man battles his archenemies, protecting innocent citizens from the likes of Doc Ock and Electro. "A big part of it is bringing it to a point where the imaging, the characters, the animation, the clarity, the details will be at a point where it's larger than life," said Thierry Coup, senior vice-president of Universal Creative. "You'll feel even more like you're in that world." Universal hasn't yet announced closing and reopening dates for the Spider-Man ride, which debuted in 1999 in the Islands of Adventure park. In the Universal Studios park, the Despicable Me ride will replace the Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast simulator, which has been running only part-time since April and closes permanently Aug. 18. Like the new Spider-Man experience, it will utilize a sophisticated Infitec 3-D projection system.

Universal Orlando is revamping its popular The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride by adding 3-D animation.

The animated film Despicable Me, which came out last year with Steve Carell voicing Gru, grossed more than $540 million US worldwide. Like the movie, the Universal ride will feature Gru, his three adopted daughters and, of course, the minions. Universal says

riders will be transformed into minions before embarking on the 3-D adventure and get to participate in a minion "dance party" at the end of the ride. "In the same way comedy and sweetness and emotion were critical parts of the film, they will also be-

come very essential parts of the experience in the ride," said Chris Meledandri, who produced the film and is involved in creating the ride. "That tonality that people loved in the movie is absolutely going to be consistent in the ride as well." THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Sleeping with the royals You don't have to get lucky with Prince Harry or Princess Eugenie to spend the night in a royal residence in Britain Plenty of castles are happy to open their portcullis to guests Get a feel for royal life behind the moat EMMA E. FORREST METRO WORLD NEWS

ot as wealthy as royalty? Not a problem. You can still stay in a castle; while some are now luxury havens, others are more modest B&Bs or offer self-catering. Spend a night in a four-poster bed and you'll feel like a queen or king, especially if you're protected by castle walls and a moat with the drawbridge pulled up.


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What's a moat? Moat: A protective, deep ditch of water around the base of the castle walls. Drawbridge: The bridge over the moat that can be raised to thwart attackers. Portcullis: The medieval answer to the garage door, a giant metal gate that is lowered overnight or to keep attackers at bay. Machicolation: Protected gaps at the top of a castle wall that allowed inhabitants to throw boiling oil and stones at potential invaders. Arrowslit: Skinny windows through which archers could send arrows.

Mull of Kintyre, Scotland This castle dating back to 1508 has a picturesque setting on the edge of Saddell Bay, with views over to the Isle of Arran. Once the home of the majestic Campbell



clan, it's now owned by the Landmark Trust, a charity that preserves and rents out unique historic houses. You can rent the castle, as well as the neighbouring mansion and three cottages. For unwelcome guests, remove the floor inside the front door so they drop into the pit below. From 487 ($76) for 4 nights,

AMBERLEY CASTLE Sussex, England This 900-year-old castle offers up everything you could ask for from a medieval royal fortress: 18-metre walls with crenellated turrets, a twin-tower gatehouse, fourposter beds, tapestries and heavy antique furniture in the castle's 19 rooms. From 264 ($417),


THORNBURY CASTLE Gloucestershire, England The famous king Henry VIII and one of his many wives, Anne Boleyn, were once house-guests at Thornbury, and nowadays plebians can pay to stay at the only Tudor-age castle in England that's now a hotel. From 219 ($364),


RUTHIN CASTLE Wales With a history that dates back to 1277, Ruthin Castle has been owned by King Edward I, Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth I and Charles I. It's a great place for treks up the Snowdonia mountains and visits to the North Welsh Coast. From 74 ($116),


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Two recent cases define the current state of workplace law in Canada above all others. Both cases have made a drastic impact, and unfortunately both are often misunderstood. When the Supreme Court mostly erased the substantial damages a lower court awarded to Kevin Keays, an assembly line worker at Honda's manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ont., employers in Canada collectively sighed in relief. According to the court, employers would no longer be responsible for "bad faith" damages based on how they treat their employees. Instead, it declared that employees could sue for mistreatment only if they could prove they actually suffered from harm. Most corporate lawyers leapt on the bandwagon and pronounced bad faith damages all but dead. An employee could be mistreated, they routinely argued, but without evidence of a medical illness, damages would be much more difficult to achieve. That is wrong. In the three years since the Supreme Court released its decision in Keays, low-

er courts have not applied it consistently and sometimes not at all. In one recent appellate case, the court upheld a bad faith damage award, as if the Supreme Court's decision had never been rendered at all. While the law may have changed, it is possibly only in the name. Similarly, when the Supreme Court ordered Donald Evans to return to work after his employer had already fired him, employers in this country felt they had gone from strength to strength. Employees have a duty to "mitigate" their losses following dismissal and, according to the Supreme Court, this duty includes taking a job with the company that has just fired them. Cognizant of the problems this finding could cause, the court thankfully made several exceptions. If returning to work was humiliating, for example, employees could refuse to return. Since then, companies have routinely relied on this decision in an effort to deny wrongful dismissal claims. Often employees are "invited" back to work, but ironically only after first threatening to sue. Very few judges agree that these invitations are legitimate or that returning to work is a reasonable demand to make. Despite the Supreme Court's decision, not much has changed. As I usually find with workplace law, the game may be different but the decisions are often the same. DANIEL LUBLIN IS AN EMPLOYMENT LAWYER WITH WHITTEN & LUBLIN LLP.

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rare, it was usually an "honorarium," so I was paid significantly under minimum wage to work full-time. Without going into detail, I will say that there are a lot of shady people out there, particularly in the film industry, and in some circumstances the "casting couch" story is absolutely true, even for people working behind the camera. The main recommendation I would give to employers would be to be completely and totally up front. Just be honest with us. If this unpaid internship will not lead to a job, tell us. TALENTEGG.CA, CANADA'S ONLINE CAREER RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADS, WANTS TO HEAR YOUR STUDENT VOICE. SHARE IT AT TALENTEGG.CA.

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City has three weeks to get owners on board for NBL Four Ontario teams expected to move forward MATTHEW WUEST

Franchise costs The Kingston Whig-Standard reports that NBL Canada's franchise fee is "six figures," while operating costs are pegged at $1 million per year. Ownership groups from Ottawa and Kitchener have also had talks with NBL Canada about the possibility of establishing a franchise.



One of the National Basketball League of Canada's top franchise candidates is at risk of missing the boat on the new circuit's inaugural season. Two weeks after NBL Canada launched, Moncton -- one of five prospective franchises pegged to join Halifax, Saint John, N.B., and Quebec City -- has no formal ownership group and thus has not submitted the letter of intent required to join the league. Letters of intent and accompanying deposits are due by June 15. "We can't wait for anyone," said Andre Levingston, Halifax Rainmen owner and interim league president. "If we don't have the things we need from any city, when we reach our deadline date, they will be excluded from participating (in 2011-12). We're not going to draw things out." At a press conference announcing the league's formation on May 12, officials said a Moncton-based ownership group had submitted a letter of intent. Levingston said yesterday that was incorrect and "may have been a slip." But he said he is laying

the groundwork for potential ownership by working with the City of Moncton to determine the specifics around a lease agreement for Moncton Coliseum. "We need everyone to be on board so that an ownership group coming into a city will be supported out of the gate," he said. As for the four Ontario teams that have already submitted letters of intent -- London, Oshawa, Barrie and Kingston -- their deposit cheques were supposed to be mailed by last Friday. Although he has yet to receive one, Levingston said he is "sure they're all coming in." "We're just moving forward," Levingston said. "We're meeting our timelines, people are working hard, and we're putting it together." FRANK GUNN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Halifax Rainmen point guard Taliek Brown drives the lane during Premier Basketball League action this past season.

"Fred Wilpon loves this team with all his heart and I know that, so we're just going to rally together and win as many games and play as well as we can play." METS MANAGER TERRY COLLINS

Sea Dogs heading to Mem. Cup final despite OT loss Matt Fraser scored at 3:55 of overtime as the Kootenay Ice kept their Memorial Cup hopes alive with a 5-4 victory over the Saint John Sea Dogs last night. Fraser snapped a shot through the legs of former Halifax Mooseheads goalie Mathieu Corbeil for his second goal of the game. Drew Czerwonka, Kevin King and Jesse Ismond had the other goals for WHL champion Kootenay. Nathan Lieuwen made 19 saves in goal for the win at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ont. Tomas Jurco had a pair of goals for the QMJHL champion Sea Dogs, including the game-tying goal that bounced off his head and in behind Lieuwen with just 15 seconds left in regulation. Ryan Tesink and Kevin Gagne scored the others for the Sea Dogs. Corbeil stopped 40 shots in defeat. The Owen Sound Attack and the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors wrap up round-robin play today. The winner clinches a spot in Friday's semifinal, while the loser faces the Ice in a thirdplace tiebreaker Thursday. Saint John already clinched its berth in the final with a thrilling comefrom-behind overtime victory over the Attack on Monday. The Sea Dogs now have four days off before the championship game on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sea Dogs goaltender Mathieu Corbeil, a former Halifax Moosehead, reacts after letting in an overtime goal last night.

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Woods says he'll be ready to play in U.S. Open Tiger Woods says he'll be ready to go for the U.S. Open. Good thing for Woods there's time to get healthy. The golfing great hasn't hit a ball in about two weeks. Woods needs crutches and a walking boot for relief on his aching left leg. He won't even start leg training until the end of next week. But Woods expects to tee off at the U.S. Open June 16-19 in Bethesda, Md. "You just play through these things," Woods said. He is bothered by pain in his left knee, left Achilles tendon, tightening in his calf, and has a sore lower back. Woods says doctors have not mentioned leg surgery. But he doubts he'll play the Memorial next week in Dublin, Ohio. How Woods' leg responds when he starts training next week will determine when he can start hitting balls again -- all but ruling out the Memorial. That means Woods would go to the U.S. Open with little competition, although this is nothing new for him. In 2008, he had arthroscopic surgery after the Masters and didn't play again until the U.S. Open. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point during his match against John Isner of the U.S. in Paris, France yesterday. MATTHEW STOCKMAN/GETTY IMAGES

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Rafael Nadal excelled when he needed to most, winning the final two sets against John Isner yesterday to advance to the second round at the French Open with a 6-4, 6-7 (2), 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-4 victory. The five-time champion, who is now 39-1 at Roland Garros, played a five-set match at the tourney for the first time in seven visits. "Tough, tough moments for me," Nadal said. "I played too nervous, in my opinion." The No. 1-seeded Nadal is trying to equal Bjorn Borg's record of six French Open titles. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bolts trust Roloson for Game 6 Facing elimination, Tampa Bay turns to 41-year-old goaltender `We're behind, but it doesn't scare us,' says Martin St. Louis Bruins shooting for first trip to Stanley Cup finals since 1990 The Tampa Bay Lightning are once again hitching their hopes of blocking Boston's path to the Stanley Cup finals on goaltender Dwayne Roloson. Down 3-2 to the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals, coach Guy Boucher said Roloson is "the guy that took us here," so he'll be in net for Game 6 when the Lightning try to even the best-of-seven series tonight. The Bruins are one victory away from their first Stanley Cup appearance in 21 years after beating Roloson's backup, Mike Smith, in Game 5. Boucher opted to give Smith his first career playoff start after pulling Roloson from two of the previous three games against the Bruins, saying he felt the veteran whose acquisition in January was critical to Tampa Bay's turnaround season needed a "breather." Although Smith was solid during Monday night's behind 3-0 in the opening period of Game 4, giving Tampa Bay a chance to rally for a 5-3 victory. He stopped 17-of-19 shots Monday night, with the Bruins adding an emptynet goal in the closing seconds. A Lightning victory sends the series back to Boston for Game 7 on Friday night. Tampa Bay is confident that could happen. After all, the Lightning trailed Pittsburgh 3-1 in the opening round before winning three straight to avoid elimination. "We've been down 3-1. So 3-2, we're behind but it doesn't scare us. We're going to come out and play," Tampa Bay forward Martin St. Louis said. "Our backs are against the wall, we have to respond," the six-time all-star added. "I know we will." Boston goalie Tim Thomas stopped 33 shots after falling behind just over a minute into Game 5, and Tampa Bay went 0-for4 on power-play opportunities to droop to 2-for-18 in the series. While Roloson will start the Lightning, there was no definitive word from Boucher on the status of forward Sean Bergenheim, who's scored a NHL-leading nine goals in the playoffs. Bergenheim sat out the last two periods of Game 5 with an undisclosed injury that the coach said would have kept Bergenheim from playing if Game 6 had been last night. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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3-1 loss, Boucher sounded as though it was an easy decision to go back to Roloson. "This is a perfect situation. He's going to be the only rested guy in the two teams," Boucher said yesterday, noting Roloson has responded well to breaks this season. "He's one of the hardest working guys on our team. He puts in a lot of hours and a lot of time," the Lightning coach added. "And he's like everybody else, at some point or another just needs to breathe a little bit." Smith shut down Boston after Roloson fell

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Two sturdy styles When ogling the attractive two- and fourdoor body styles, it's difficult to believe that the Evoque is the real deal when tackling the kind of off-road terrain that made its iconic ancestors so desirable. With its short front and rear overhang and ample ground clearance, the odds of becoming hung up on uneven terrain or stuck in some muddy bog would seem remote.

Traction Traction is supplied by a full-time allwheel-drive system with an electronically controlled centre differential that varies torque between the front and rear wheels depending on where the grip is greatest. The Evoque's underpinnings can be supplemented with an adjustable Adaptive Dynamics option that offers either a soft or firm (sporty) ride.

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"Sleek" and "sporty" are terms that don't usually describe any Land Rover product, but the upcoming Range Rover Evoque constitutes a major change of course for Britain's storied off-road brand. Its lack of formality and boxy practicality runs counter to a marque that cut its teeth tearing through the jungles of Botswana and Borneo, roaming the plains of the Serengeti and traversing the blistering Sahara sands. But that's exactly the point. Many of Land Rover's steeds spend their lives in urban settings and are rarely, if ever, tested anywhere near the limits of their considerable en-

durance. Although the Evoque arrives this fall in multi-terrain-capable condition, high style at a good price is where this Range Rover really shines. The Evoque appears more like a sport wagon derivative of a compact passenger car, especially in two-door livery. It's slightly shorter than a Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape, or Jeep Patriot and about 45 centimetres shorter than a Range Rover Sport. As well, with its steeply raked windshield and tapered roofline, it can also lay claim to being one of the slinkiest, wind-cheating-est rigs around. With a starting price in the $50,000 range, the Evoque should provoke fresh patrons to consider a Range Rover to carry them down a decidedly different path.

Although it appears as though the shift lever has been broken off, there's actually a knob that takes care of things.

Land Rover claims that the Evoque will accelerate to 100 km/h from zero in 7.6 seconds, no doubt aided by some significant weight-reducing measures that include the use of plastic front fenders and rear liftgate, aluminum hood and roof panels plus various suspension components.


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hat's the most efficient way to both beatify your vehicle and upgrade its performance? Simple. Get out of the car and let someone else drive... someone who's better looking and a faster driver. If that's not going to work for you, consider the second-best option -- a new set of wheels and tires. A well-chosen set of alloy rims fitted with aggressive tires looks awesome. And because they are lighter, stronger, and put more and stiffer rubber on the road than your stock pieces, your vehicle's handling dynamics will substantially improve as well. It's a no-brainer. But before you jump in the pool, may we suggest these safety tips, gleamed


from our conversation with Param Johl, owner and operator of Megawheelz in Mississauga, Ont., ( Megawheelz stocks over 5,000 wheels at any given time. The staff sees a lot of wheel consumers, from serious customizers, to those contemplating their first wheel upgrade. When they see those in the latter group, staff often start the consultation process with a reality check. Johl notes that 20inch and larger wheels are certainly in vogue and captivating, but that doesn't mean they should go on everything, particularly smaller cars. "People

`Two wheel-set' If you purchase a set of rims, whether for aesthetic or performance reasons, it creates the opportunity to enter the "two wheel-set" lifestyle -- one for summer, and one for winter. Keep your original rims for snow tire use. This also allows you to have a more aggressive tire for your summer setup. Just beware of pure performance tires, which are super-expensive, stiff, noisy, and don't last long. The new-generation of "touring" tires you see on luxury cars are a great compromise -- great looks, ride, performance and durability.

With so many cool rim designs out there, narrowing your choice will be a definite challenge. Check out this rim smorgasbord at Megawheelz in Mississauga, Ont.

see these large rims on the SUVs and trucks of their buddies and want them for their vehicles too ... but if they have a small car, we have to explain that it is just not going to work for them." For one thing, a small car will need sheet metal and other modifications to accommodate 20inchers. For another, huge rims necessitate extremely low profile tires, and that combination, while visually over-the-top, means the vehicle will ride

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hard -- very hard -- like you're riding on wheels of concrete. So unless you're building a show car, or a hobby car for occasional preening around the `hood, forget about "Dub" wheels. (Dub became the famous short form of "double dime," a cooler way of referring to tires that are 20 inches or larger.) For a daily driver, Johl suggests "plus one" or "plus two" sizing. For a vehicle that comes stock with 15-inch wheels, that means upgrading to 16-inch or 17inch wheel/tire sets. The rims are bigger and more beautiful, but by fitting them with tires with shorter sidewalls (called low-profile tires), the new tire is able to retain the same di-

ameter as the original one. This is crucial, because over-sized wheels/tires can cause problems with suspension travel, and various computer systems for braking, shifting and instrumentation. There is a bewildering array of wheel designs out there. While the big brands, (American Racing, Foose, O.Z., etc.) continue to set the fashion pace, many smaller brands have entered the market, offering cheaper takes on hit designs and cool designs of their own. Many websites have 3-D configurators, so you can visualize your ride with all the possibilities. Johl noted that matte, anodized and painted finishes are currently popular. But he adds that the king

of bling, chrome, continues to have its fans, even though the chroming process adds considerable weight to an alloy wheel. A good quality alloy wheel set, with good quality rubber, from a reputable and professional wheel shop, will set you back about $1,100 to $1,200. You can pay more of course, or less. Like your choice of design, it's all up to you. Express yourself. Then roll slowly through the neighbourhood, with the window down and a face that says, "Don't hate us because we're beautiful."



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tifreeze that circulates across the cells inside the battery pack. It's sealed, so owners don't have to check it or top it up. It's also engineered for safety. The water flows through separate channels across the battery surface, and goes nowhere near the terminals or any electrical components. Depending on the outside temperature, the system uses either a heating element to warm the fluid, or a heat exchanger to cool it, along with a pump to circulate it. Once the vehicle is plugged in to charge it, the system determines if the battery needs to be heated or cooled. If so, it then activates, getting its power strictly from the wall outlet. "It only happens while it's charging," Marakby says. "We manage that automatically, so the customer doesn't have to do anything. They just plug in the vehicle. In extreme temperatures, whether it's too hot or too cold, the chem-

Coming soon The Ford Focus Electric will be built in Michigan and is scheduled to go on sale in Canada in 2012. A portable 240-volt charger will be available, allowing it to be fully charged from depleted in just over three hours.

istry and the battery cells have limitations on how far and how fast they can charge. With this system, it allows the maximum performance from a charge standpoint. You can put more charge into the battery in extremely cold temperatures, and therefore more range." Marakby says that liquid cooling is more effective for regulating lithium-ion battery temperatures than an air-cooling system on the larger, more complex battery packs used in electric cars. The sealed battery retains the temperature for some time, he says, and will stay within its ideal range on the daily drive.


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What's the 4-1-1 Model: 1998 to 2007 Ford Ranger/Mazda B-Series Vehicle Type: Pickup Mazda B-Series

The Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickups might be the longest-lived models on the Canadian market. With a lifespan from 1998 to 2010, these small, cross-branded pickups lived from 1998 to 2010 with minimal changes. Cheap, capable and reliable, they offered plenty of selection to shoppers after anything from a simple two-wheel drive work truck to a nicely loaded 4x4. Low used prices and good overall reliability make these trucks worthy contenders for your used

pickup dollars. Selection is tremendous. Depending on the year and model selected, used shoppers can look for numerous engine, transmission, drivetrain and body configurations. Also depending on the year and model in question, feature content included such goodies as tire pressure monitoring, tip-up rear seats, ABS brakes, fog lamps, chrome accents and power accessories. Engine options included a 2.5-litre four-cylinder with 120 horsepower, and

both three and four-litre V6 units with 150 or 160 horsepower, respectively. From 2001 and on, a new four-litre V6 engine ramped output up to 200 horsepower. What Owners Like

engine, some owners even report good fuel mileage. Confident trailer towing and 4x4 operation round out the package. What Owners Dislike

drivers and passengers round out the list of common complaints. Common Issues

Owners seem most satisfied with the styling, comfort, interior space, legroom, offroad capability and overall value of their trucks. Depending on the model in question, ride quality is also highly rated, and depending on the equipped

Common complaints include small rear seats, subpar power output with the smaller engines, a bouncy ride (depending on the model), excessive fuel consumption with the larger engines, and a big turning circle. "Clumsy" rear doors and limited headroom for taller

Check your potential used Ranger or B-Series for rust at the rear cab corners, lower portions of the doors, driver's floor board, around the wheelwells, on the bottom of the tailgate, and on the corners of the roof. Owner's forums also suggest checking for cracks or leaks from the differentials and transfer case. Ensure the transfer case

switches between its various drive modes as outlined in the owner's manual, and note that any unwelcomed vibrations or sounds from beneath the vehicle could be the result of a worn out or damaged suspension component or driveshaft. Finally, note the quality of the gear shift between second and third on models with the automatic transmission. If the transmission feels like its slipping or "flaring" during said shift, there's likely a problem with a gearshift solenoid in the transmission. The Verdict

Search for as new a used model as possible, and note that a Ford or Mazda mechanic will be familiar with how to search for any potential issues. The low price of a used Ranger or B-Series, as well as its overall value and looks will be its biggest draw.

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**0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative financing example based on 2011 Kia Rondo (RN751B) with a selling price of $19,995 financed at 0% APR for 60 months. Monthly payments equal $333.25 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $19,995. Delivery and destination fees ($1,650), other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. �$500 Bonus Cash available for all qualified customers who purchase and take delivery of a 2010/2011 Kia model between May 25-28, 2011. "Don't Pay for 90 Days" on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on 2011 Forte, 2011 Forte Koup, 2011 Forte5, 2011 Rio, 2011 Rio5, 2011 Rondo, 2011 Optima and 2011 Soul models on approved credit (OAC). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. �Up to $7,000 'Bonus Cash' includes: $1000 in loan savings on Rondo (RN751B) /$6,000 cash purchase credit on Sedona (SD751B) plus additional $500 Competitive Bonus and $500 `Bonus Cash` offer ($500 Bonus cash offer includes $150 dealer participation)�. �Competitive Bonus offer available on the purchase or lease of new 2011 Rondo/2011 Sedona models at a value of $500 (deducted before tax) for owners of select competitive vehicles with proof of ownership. See dealer or for eligibility of competitive vehicles and full program details. Certain restrictions apply. Offer is transferrable within same household (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Offer ends May 31, 2011. $500 `BONUS CASH` available on purchase financing, cash purchase or lease of any new 2010 or 2011 Kia vehicle sold between May 25 � 28, 2011. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for full program details. Bi-weekly finance payment for 2011 Rondo (RN751B) based on an MSRP of $19,995 is $120 with an APR of 1.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $6,143 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650, $1,000 loan credit and $79 PPSA included. Cash purchase price for 2011 Sedona (SD751B) is $21,995 and includes a cash credit of $6,000 based on the MSRP of $27,995. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650 and $79 PPSA excluded. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and dealer administration fees. Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and finance options also available. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. Highway/city fuel consumption for 2011 Rondo (RN751B) is 7.5L (38 MPG)/10.6L (27 MPG); 2011 Sedona (SD751B) is 8.0L (35 MPG)/11.5L (25 MPG). The actual fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada's approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. >NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) test results. The award is applicable to 2010 Sedona models. Visit for full details. ^2011 Kia Sedona awarded Highest Possible Frontal and Side Safety Ratings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Visit for full details. �The Bluetooth� word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program and $750 Kia Mobility Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Offers end May 31, 2011. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.



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