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Thousands could receive partial ticket refund after fee delay

Service Alberta defers $15 for licence plate queries until September Council to decide on motion to reimburse those who have paid extra on parking tickets aimed at covering fee JEREMY NOLAIS


Mayor Naheed Nenshi appears glum after being coerced into donning a Vancouver Canucks jersey by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. PHILIP CROUCHER/METRO

Say it ain’t so, Mr. Mayor! Mayor Naheed Nenshi was in Halifax for a national mayors’ meeting Thursday. Find out on page 4 what was said when Metro corralled the rookie mayor on the East Coast and asked him about his hockey allegiance.

Delaying the implementation of a provincial service fee could put some spending money back in the pockets of Calgary parking violators. The decision by Service Alberta on Thursday to delay a $15 fee for licence plate queries came after much criticism from municipalities, who will be facing millions in lost revenue. In response to the planned fee, city council voted in favour of raising the cost of a parking ticket by $15 last month, and roughly 10,000 fines have been issued since, said Calgary Parking Authority interim general manager Troy McLeod. He said the authority will now recommend to city council that the fee-increase schedule be amended — reducing the fee back to the orig-

inal cost for the time being — and those who have paid extra be reimbursed. Despite the logistical headache, McLeod said the province’s decision was a step in the right direction. “We appreciate the time that we’re being granted to look at this ... because then we will have better knowledge around the number of times that we are looking up licence plates.” Service Alberta has maintained the fee increase is necessary to cover rising costs of maintaining a provincial licence plate database. Spokesperson Sharon Lopatka cautioned that though the fee has been deferred, it will still be a reality in the fall. “It’s giving municipalities time to adjust to the search fee, as we will continue to talk with them and look at ways to manage that search fee,” she said.

Mixed reaction While the Calgary Parking Authority was happy with Thursday’s decision on the licence plate fee, it was met with mix reaction by other public figures. Real solution: Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi called it a “partial solution at best,” adding, “the real solution is for the provincial government to reduce its costs so that this new fee is not charged at all.” Police: Calgary Police Commission chair Mike Shaikh said the added time will help as the local police service looks at ways to counter a $10,000 hit daily to cover the fee. “What we need to do is find solutions and the solution could be adding to user pay,” he said.


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Three Hills planning to fight for future of Guzoo

news This contributed photo was taken at Guzoo this year by a veterinarian. Wednesday, the roadside zoo had its licence revoked.

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Aid offered as Guzoo critters seek new home Guzoo owner has been charged previously for failing to relieve the distress of an animal, animal trafficking and illegal possession of exotic animals SHELLEY WILLIAMSON


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With the fate of an estimated 400 animals in the balance, groups are coming forward offering the safe transport of Guzoo’s threatened residents. Terra Johnston, executive director of the Alberta SPCA, said the society’s role has become one of protector during the roadside zoo’s decommission process. “We have a member

there to ensure the animals are being cared for humanely,” she said. “Beyond that, we have not been asked to participate.” Julie Woodyer, campaigns director with watchdog Zoocheck Canada, calls the province’s move to close Guzoo “a big, big step in its history.” Next, new homes will be needed and Zoocheck is prepared to foot the bill. “(Guzoo owner Lynn Gustafson) will be losing the controlled species. He has no say in that,” Woody-

er said. While neither the Calgary Zoo nor the Edmonton Valley Zoo are on her list of recommended relocations, about 24 accredited zoos and sanctuaries are. “I also offered to Mr. Gustafson directly and initially he sent me a note saying he was looking at downsizing, and (asked if we would) take these few animals,” Woodyer said. “I said I only agreed if he would guarantee he wouldn’t replace them. I never heard back.”



Alberta SPCA has the authority to press charges but has said it has no plans to do so.


Lynn Gustafson told Metro on Wednesday he was not sure what would become of his seized animals, but said he had heard talk of some going to slaughter.

In the face of one of its major attractions facing closure, Three Hills Mayor Tim Shearlaw is planning a future for the town he hopes will include Guzoo. “My feeling is that of disappointment,” Shearlaw said. The mayor of the town 127 kilometres from Calgary said he thought when the conditional permit was issued April 1, owner Lynn Gustafson would be told to make changes. Instead, the town — which sees a number of visitors each year from Guzoo traffic — learned with everybody else Wednesday that results of a third-party review had led the province to revoke Guzoo’s licence. He plans to discuss options for the zoo with Gustafson over the weekend. “We’re not done. We will work with Lynn and we will work with the province of Alberta. If they say there’s not a chance for appeal, I will recommend Lynn get a lawyer.” The mayor said the town is “in shock,” and he intends to band with nearby municipalities in the fight. SHELLEY WILLIAMSON

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Calgary Transit planning to announce new rules for compact vessels by July Currently, just three bus routes in city allow bikes on board JEREMY NOLAIS/METRO

Mayor Naheed Nenshi speaks at a press conference in Halifax Thursday.

CLOTHED IN CANUCKS JERSEY, STRIPPED OF PRIDE Mayor Naheed Nenshi was in Halifax Thursday for the big-city mayors’ conference, and was cornered by Metro Halifax on his donning of a Vancouver Canucks jersey. He refused to take off his sport jacket — the only male mayor there to do that. Q: How was it to wear that jersey?

Sean Carter, owner of BikeBike Calgary, called new rules that will allow folding bikes on Calgary Transit a “big victory.”



Selina Renfrow knows all too well the troubles plaguing Calgary cyclists attempting to use transit. One afternoon last month, she took her fiveyear-old daughter downtown for the afternoon and the youngster brought her tricycle along to ride. But trouble emerged when it came time to board the bus home. “The driver said, ‘You know there are no bikes allowed on here, right?’ and I said, ‘Even tricycles?’” Renfrow recalled. “He said, ‘Yep.’”

The driver refused to budge, and the two were forced to get off. Calgary Transit later apologized for the incident. Now the organization is planning to unveil new regulations that would allow bikes that fold onboard all buses and C-Trains, said Neil McKendrick, manager of transit planning. “Essentially when you have a folding bike and you put them into the bag most of them come with, it looks like every other sports bag,“ he said. “We think this is a marvelous opportunity to basically make the entire transit system accessible to cy-

clists, providing they are willing to make an individual investment.” Stewart Midwinter with Bike Calgary said many people already smuggle folding bikes onto transit. “I think this is really positive,” he said. “Gas is getting expensive, the economy’s not too strong ... This is about making transit more flexible.” Renfrow, who owns a folding bike herself, is in favour of the new policy. “That’s awesome,” she said. “That’s kind of what’s prevented me from commuting to work. I have a little bike, it’s not capable of riding ridiculous distances.”

Bike policy The city’s transit bylaw prohibits bikes from being allowed on transit unless bike racks are provided, but Neil McKendrick with Calgary Transit said the new folding bike policy would skirt around that rule. Calgary Transit is currently working to notify 2,200 operators, as well as supervisors and peace officers, about the new folding bike policy. Stewart Midwinter with Bike Calgary said some folding bikes retail for as little as $200.

Allowing regular bikes on transit creates headaches METRO FILE

Calgary Transit has run as many as six pilot projects over the years where bike racks were installed on buses for a few select routes, but numerous logistical issues emerged,

said manager of planning Neil McKendrick. “Bike racks add about 18 inches to the length of a bus,” he said. “So when you stack up a row of bike-equipped buses ...

suddenly you don’t have room (in a parking garage).” McKendrick added that use of the racks by cyclists was sporadic. JEREMY NOLAIS

Buses will soon be more cyclist friendly.

A: Not much fun. I want to believe in Canadian unity, I really do, but it doesn’t mean I really have to cheer for them, does it? Remember that not only do I live in Calgary, I went to school in Boston. Q: At least it’s not an Ed-

monton Oilers jersey.

A: No, this is worse. Yeah, the rivalry between the Flames and the Oilers has fizzled out a little because they’re so bad. Q: How did you get talked into wearing that?

A: They said it was all or nothing. They wouldn’t let me come to the press conference otherwise. It’s under great protest, but it’s all right and I wish them well. I like (Vancouver) Mayor (Gregor) Robertson and Mayor (Dianne) Watts from Surrey, so at least let them have brief, fleeting happiness in their lives. PHILIP CROUCHER

Northwest fire still a mystery A fire that occurred in the Royal Oak area and damaged one house Tuesday night is still under investigation. Neighbourhood residents reported seeing someone throw something into the house before the fire started. “We have no evidence of anyone throwing anything into the house,” said Calgary police Duty Insp. Keith Cain. “The cause of the fire is still unknown.” Some residents believe that there may be bad blood between the former

tenants and the home owner. “It’s probably due to the fact that they were maybe a little uptight with the landlord. Maybe he was evicting them,” said neighbour Beverley Cepcik. YASMIN JASWAL

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Hotel makes royal reno Fairmont Palliser has hosted both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles The Royal Suite at the Fairmont Palliser will soon be fit for a King and Queen — or potentially, a Duke and Duchess. Spokesperson Jessica Reynolds remained mum

on whether William and Kate have chosen to stay at the Palliser during their two days in Calgary, but said their most prestigious suite is undergoing some major changes.

Children’s hospital goes high-tech YASMIN JASWAL/METRO

The Alberta Children’s Hospital has come a long way from one desktop computer 13 years ago to its current four-dozen computers and 200 game consoles available to patients. The Child Health Computer Program uses technology to help patients pass the time during their stay in the hospital, connect with family and friends, and even stay up to date with schoolwork. Family members can also use the laptops, desktops and even gaming consoles while in the hospital. The program is funded solely on donations made to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. The program’s aim is to make life easier for patients and their families. That’s why they constantly update their technology and take suggestions. “We always take sugges-

Police seek identity of dead man Police are looking for help in identifying a deceased man whose body was found near Prince George, B.C., in November of last year. Because of a CJ92 radio logo found on the deceased’s backpack, he is believed to be from Southern Alberta. He is described as east African, 20 to 30 years old and from five foot six to five foot 10. Anyone with information is asked to contact Prince George police or Crime Stoppers. METRO

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tions from families and our volunteers,” said Linh Lam, child health computer specialist. “We want to continue to provide more access to patients and families.” The hospital just introduced a new “super gaming cart” that includes a 40inch LCD TV, game consoles (Xbox, Wii, Playstation) and over 300 games. YASMIN JASWAL

News in brief

Kitchen fire A kitchen fire early Thursday morning on 37 Street SE is under investigation. Two adults and their grandchild escaped the complex without injury. METRO

Man dies in police custody A 48-year-old man arrested on the Blood Tribe Reserve for breach of recognizance on Wednesday died while in police custody. The incident is being investigated. METRO

“We’ve re-designed the room entirely and will be continuing to enhance it to ensure that is has a royal feel.” Reynolds said all the renovations that have tak-

en place at the Palliser since October total around $9 million, with an extra $15,000 to $20,000 going directly into the Royal Suite KATIE TURNER

Jessica Reynolds, spokesperson for the Fairmont Palliser, stands outside the Royal Suite. The cost to rent the suite is $2,500 per night.


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DOG DAYS There’s no such thing OF SUMMER as a free ride? Hah! IN DEFENCE OF ... MIKE MORRISON METRO CALGARY

One of the best parts about summer in Calgary is all the street festivals. You name a neighbourhood and we’ve got a street festival that celebrates it. Since we’re such a sprawling city, they’re a great way to explore unfamiliar communities, all the while working on your base tan, eating mini-doughnuts and enjoying the company of strangers. But as our city grows, so does the festivals’ popularity, which means you have to put up with any number of nuisances including: Stepping on at least six dogs, getting your sandalclad foot run over by four over-sized strollers and, more likely than not, finding a lost child. Ahh, summer. If you went to last week’s Lilac Festival, you know exactly what I’m talking about. While it was great to see so many people strolling down 4th Street, it was also frustrating having to deal with the habits of some Calgarians who seem intent on ruining it for everyone else. Look, I love dogs. I love big dogs and I love small dogs. Basically, if you sort of

look like a dog, I instantly love you. I love dogs so much that I know a street filled with 100,000 people is no place for them. While I get that people might think their dog would enjoy a leisurely afternoon city stroll, I’m here to tell you they don’t. Imagine for a moment that you’re two feet tall and all of a sudden you’re surrounded by people, babies, food and hipsters. No one would like that, especially not our canine friends. Speaking of kids, when did strollers get so big? More important, what are parents even putting in them? Wandering through Mission, I swear I saw strollers that were bigger than my car. Do you really need a Hummer-sized stroller to enjoy a street festival? If your kid isn’t capable of handling a few hours of fresh air without a week’s supply of toys, maybe you should just stay at home. The great thing about Calgary’s street festivals is they really do bring out so many different people. But sometimes it would be nice to know that, before people left their houses, they were thinking about the rest of us. (Of course, this is all subject to change once I get a dog or a child. Either way, they’ll be on leashes.)

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For the past two weeks, Calgary Transit has been giving a free pass to Calgarians who failed to purchase a C-Train ticket, as long as they fill out a survey. In an effort to understand why some Calgarians fork over for their fare and others don’t, Brian Whitelaw, co-ordinator of public safety and enforcement, said the transit authority spent the past two weeks surveying users. Those who are unable to present a ticket have two options: Take the survey or pay the fine. While fare-evaders throughout the city are rejoicing, those who pay for transit on a daily basis are less than impressed. “I have to pay when I get on, so other people who get a free ride really annoy me,” said Robert Dennis, who uses transit as his main mode of transportation. Melissa Fulin agreed that letting some people off is unfair. “There was a time in the past when I didn’t have a ticket for the train — I lost my ticket — and I got a $150 fine. So I think it should be the same for everyone.” However, Whitelaw said

About 96 per cent of transit riders pay for their tickets, says Calgary Transit’s Brian Whitelaw. The four per cent who don’t are being asked to explain themselves.

there are still uniformed peace officers patrolling the trains and issuing fines. “If they get caught by the folks doing the study, that will be their lucky day if they choose to take the survey.”

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Creek’s vitality celebrated Creekfest will teach people how everyday activities impact our water Fish Creek Park will launch a campaign in 18 communities after festival YASMIN JASWAL


Learning about the environment and having fun

are not two things often placed together, but Fish Creek Park’s Creekfest on Saturday is planning to change that. The festival will raise

Underwear. Affair

The Vigilanties in Panties, from left, Brenda Davies, Kim Cousins Comeau, Rebecca Stanway, Iona Chaytors and Vera Simms. will don their finest attire in a walk Saturday to raise awareness of cancers below the waistline. JEREMY NOLAIS/METRO

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Man gets 8 years for soccer kidnappings A Calgary man was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of kidnapping two of his former soccer teammates. According to reports, Mupha Kwambanda, 34, was sentenced to eight years in prison after a judge ruled he was guilty of kidnapping Ahmed Hassan and Arafat Baktiyan and holding the two for ransom in 2008. The two hostages were held for between 33 and 36 hours while a ransom of $100,000 was negotiated. METRO

Honouring seniors Starting June 6, the City of Calgary will be holding a variety of events and activities to honour seniors and their contributions to our communities. Seniors’ Week will end June 12. METRO

Safety patrol appreciation Almost 7,000 student safety patrollers were at Heritage Park on Thursday as part of an act of appreciation for their hard work during the school year. The top patrol teams received awards for their efforts. METRO

awareness about protecting and conserving water, specifically in Fish Creek, for our future generations along with the variety of species living in the park.

The festival will include information booths, games and music. It will be held at the Glennfield Day Use Area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Creekfest will be held here, in Glennfield Day Use Area.

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Looking for a few good babysitters Lullaby League first started in Vancouver

Mixer takes place June 21 at 6:30 p.m. at I Bambini in the southwest KATIE TURNER/METRO



Two Calgary-area moms are putting their own spin on speed-dating in hopes of uniting parents with qualified babysitters. Much like speed-dating, participants in the Lullaby League mixers will leave with a list of phone numbers to call on date night. “At the end of the night,

the parents all get to leave with the Lullaby List, as we call it, and that’s the resumés of all the babysitters that were there that night and all their contact information,” said Jill Calderwood, one half of the Lullaby League. Calderwood and her friend Christina Buhler, both mothers to four kids, decided to form the Lullaby League in Calgary because finding consistent help can

be difficult. “I have family in town but I find that I feel bad asking them all the time,” said Buhler. During the hour-long mixer, parents will have roughly three to five minutes to meet with the prescreened, college-aged babysitters. Parents pay around $50 to attend the mixer; babysitters are able to come for free.

As mothers to four kids each, Christina Buhler, left, and Jill Calderwood say that finding a babysitter can be challenging. The have formed the Lullaby League to help Calgary parents find qualified babysitters.

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Another attack on ship HMCS Charlottetown commander was given clearance to speak publicly about the May 30 rocket attack, which was first reported Thursday by Metro’s Jennifer Taplin




If you saw it live, or even on TV, watching Vancouver’s streets erupt in celebration Wednesday night was pretty neat. On Granville Street, a strip of bars and clubs downtown, more than 40,000 celebrated the 1-0 win, hugging, waving flags and chanting, “We want the cup.” It was reminiscent of the 2010 Olympic celebrations.

Police, who poured out 325 bottles of booze, warned of larger crowds for Saturday’s game. For the Bruins, reality bites. Talk Thursday involved Alex Burrows’ alleged chomp on the finger of Bruin forward Patrice Bergeron. Burrows escaped any discipline. JEFF HODSON IS MANAGING EDITOR OF METRO VANCOUVER



About a dozen rockets were fired at the HMCS Charlottetown off the coast of Libya early Monday. Crew members aboard the Halifax-based ship witnessed the BM-21 rockets fired in their direction. None of the rockets struck the Charlottetown and there were no casualties. Cmdr. Craig Skjerpen said the rockets were rapidfired from a truck on shore. The ship has been primarily stationed outside the Libyan port city of Misrata for several weeks. Skjerpen said the ship was out of the range of the rockets, but


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New Speaker in the House Eight candidates had five minutes to make a stump speech to the Commons Campaigns included free ice cream and Starbucks offerings

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer is seen with his son Henry prior to being elected as the new Speaker of the House of Commons on Thursday.

Conservative MP Andrew Scheer has been elected Speaker of the House of Commons. The Saskatchewan politician beat out seven other candidates for the position, including six other Tories. The race came down to a sixth ballot between Scheer and New Democrat MP Denise Savoie — the

only woman in the running. Scheer won, supported by the Conservative majority. The Speaker’s job comes with a $233,000 salary, a car and driver, country estate, parliamentary apartment, and considerable power. In 2005, former Speaker Peter Milliken cast a tiebreaking ballot that saved

the Paul Martin government from defeat on a budget vote. This spring, he ruled that there were grounds to find the Harper government in contempt of Parliament — a judgment that helped trigger the May 2 election. He also cast the tie-breaker in a contentious vote on same-sex marriage.

Scheer, a deputy speaker in the last Parliament, was considered the front-runner for the position. “I have heard some feedback about my age,” said the 32-year-old father of four, to laughter. “I know I am getting quite old now.” This was the first order of business for the 41st session of Parliament. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Islamist militants burst out of Afghanistan U.S., NATO criticized Islamist militants who flowed out of Afghanistan fought a second day of fierce battles with Pakistani security forces Thursday. It was one of the deadliest clashes on the Pakistan side of the frontier in months. Authorities said 63 people were dead. Pakistan’s military initially said the assault was the work of about 200 militants, but a government statement put the number at between 300 and 400. It said the fighters “attacked villages and burned schools.” The new battles bolstered Pakistan army complaints that NATO is failing to crack down on militants sheltering on the

Taliban haven Pakistan’s northwestern border with Afghanistan is home to thousands of local and international al-Qaida and Taliban militants. They focus attacks on international and Afghan forces across the border, the Pakistani state, or spend time plotting and training for international terrorist attacks.

Afghan side of the rugged frontier. The government statement stressed the need for stern action by the Afghan army, and the U.S. and NATO forces in the area. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Canada Post workers officially on strike Proposed changes to sick leave a key sticking point for union Postal strike of 1997 lasted two weeks Canada Post workers are walking off the job. About 150 workers in Winnipeg have taken to the picket line for the first in a series of rotating 24hour strikes. The Canadian Union of Postal Workers announced plans to strike on Thursday after a last-ditch attempt by the Crown Corporation failed to head off job action. The union is hoping the strike will encourage management to return to the bargaining table with a proposal that meets the needs of its members. CUPW says it expects to meet senior post-office management on Friday. The union says it picked Winnipeg as the first rotating strike location because it was the first city to feel the impact of Canada Post’s modernization program.


Canada Post has said it wants to keep negotiating.

Canada Post has said it needs to address labour costs. It notes the lettermail business has fallen by more than 17 per cent since 2006 due to digital communications. Businesses and charities have been preparing for a big financial hit because of the postal strike, while ri-

val courier services have been making plans to accommodate a potential boost in customers. Dan Kelly of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business estimates the postal strike will cost small businesses between $200 to $250 daily. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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The mayors of Canada’s largest cities will be closely watching Friday’s federal throne speech for signs of critical funding commitments and a possible shift in tone from the newly elected majority government. Several municipal leaders said Thursday they were confident they can secure core funding from the Conservatives, despite the party’s newfound dominance in Parliament and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s vow to cut costs. Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly, who is hosting this year’s annual gathering of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, said he will be looking for any suggestions the government might change the way it does business with municipalities. “We’ll know that after the throne speech,” he

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson

said. “That will set the tone as to how we’re going to move forward, and certainly the budget will also be reflective of that tone.” The mayors indicated they weren’t necessarily

looking for new funding in some key areas, but wanted pledges from Ottawa that funds would be renewed. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, chairman of a big-city caucus in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, said he didn’t expect the government’s majority status would make any difference in its relations with the cities. Robertson said the priority for the mayors is getting Ottawa to renew the $1.9 billion for the Building Canada Fund, police officers’ recruitment fund and housing programs. He said they’re hoping to meet with the Tories to develop a far-reaching infrastructure plan, which they expect to be formalized in Monday’s federal budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS WEEKEND, JUNE 3-5, 2011


200 lost as storm hits migrant boat About 800 desperate for a new life were packed on vessel Voyage from Libya to Italy meets disaster A fishing boat loaded with hundreds of people desperate for a new life has met disaster in a storm. At least 200 people were missing Thursday and two were dead after the vessel sank off Tunisia. The boat was believed to have set sail from Libya and was en route to Italy with an estimated 800 would-be immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa and Asia jammed on board, including women and chil-

They’re alive Survivors were transferred to the Choucha refugee camp on the TunisianLibyan border. The camp is providing shelter to sub-Saharan Africans and others who fled the conflict between Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi and rebels.

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The boat stalled some 32 kilometres off the lowlying Kerkennah islands off southern Tunisia on Tuesday night in foul weather. Some 570 passengers were rescued by the Tunisian coast guard and army on Wednesday. Authorities attributed the large number of missing to the stampede to get off the ship during the storm. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Canada watching for E. coli veggies The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it’s enhancing border and surveillance controls for cucumbers, lettuce and tomatoes from European countries affected by an E. coli outbreak. It will intensify testing for Shiga toxin-producing

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Marketing ‘Jobless Paddy’ More than 50,000 people, mostly university graduates, are forecast to leave Ireland by the end of the year Unemployment nears 15 per cent

no settlement could be reached and no arrangements were made for the two sides to meet again. U.S. Target is awaiting a verdict on its request for an injunction to block the company that owns the Fairweather womenswear chain from using the name “Target Apparel” in its stores. Clothing chain Fairweather Ltd., which has owned the Canadian rights to the name for 10 years, filed its own lawsuit seeking up to $250 million in damages from Target for trademark infringement.


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U.S. retailer Target Corp. and Canada’s Fairweather Ltd. have failed to reach a settlement in a legal dispute over who has the right to use the Target name in Canada after a mediation session in Federal Court. Justice Roger Hughes filed documents Thursday after meeting with both parties together and separately, saying

Feilim Mac An Iomaire stands next to a billboard he paid for in Dublin last Wednesday.


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sharing their thoughts, photos and links. It’s a troubling trend for Google because much of the information posted by

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ed in Metro’s choice of column. Paul Sullivan is a hypocrite for criticizing Mark Zuckerberg for killing animals for his dinner while Sullivan eats meat! I admire Zuckerberg for taking this step and not shying away from the reality of how meat ends up on our plates — the animal has to be killed first. Sullivan is coddling and reassuring himself and meat eaters that it’s OK to not think about the fact that the piece of meat they eat during meals was actually once a live animal. Sullivan also criticizes Zuckerberg for not killing animals that he catches himself, but rather those that are caged/farmed. Really? What have you done to put that animal on your plate? You buy already slaughtered, nicely cut-up and packaged meat at the grocery store. Then he makes a snide comment at the end of the article. Sullivan is hypocritical.


Not the same effect as a blackboard A Malaysian social activist will apologize 100 times on Twitter in an unusual settlement with a magazine publisher in a defamation case, his lawyer said Thursday. The penalty has sparked debate among Internet users about the pitfalls of social media in Malaysia, where authorities have warned people to be more cautious about what they write on blogs, Facebook and Twitter.

Fahmi Fadzil, an opposition politician’s aide and respected commentator on social issues, claimed on Twitter in January that his pregnant friend had been poorly treated by her employers at a magazine run by BluInc Media. Fahmi wrote an apology to BluInc on Twitter a few hours after making that allegation, but the company’s lawyers later sent him a letter demanding unspecified financial damages for defamation and another apology in major newspapers, said Fahmi’s lawyer, Syahredzan Johan. Syahredzan said Fahmi settled the case this week by agreeing to apologize 100 times over three days on Twitter, where he has more than 4,200 followers. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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From concentration camps in Poland to a mansion in Westchester, N.Y., X-Men: First Class details the evolution of the mutant band of X-Men (and Women). We learn how the two most powerful mutants, Eric Lehnsherr/Magneto (Michael Fassbender) and Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) get along long enough to put together a team of mutants, but soon find themselves on opposite sides in a game of free-to-be-you-and-me. Ratings: Richard: 8888 Mark: 8888


Michael Fassbender, left, Caleb Landry Jones, James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence and Lucas Till star in X-Men: First Class.

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A First Class triumph

Richard Crouse and Mark Breslin debate the merits of X-Men: First Class Story, dialogue and great acting lifts movie above standard superhero fare

Richard Crouse: Mark, XMen: The Younguns has its share of things that go boom but it doesn’t follow the summer blockbuster format. There aren’t action sequences every 10 minutes, the characters actually talk to one another and there’s even subtitles! What a relief. After the heavy metal bombast of Thor and the like, X-Men is more like a Radiohead disc — brainy but still fun. What’s your take? Mark Breslin: I’ve always thought the X-Men franchise was the brainiest of the comic book movies. But this one exceeds all expectations. Setting it in 1962 and weaving real-

world events — like the Cuban Missile Crisis — into the plot was a stroke of brilliance. Although … the setting may be ’62 but the hemlines are definitely ’67! RC: The setting may be ’62 and the hemlines ’67, but the themes are definitely 2011. One quote in particular, “Security is more important than liberty,” sounds scarily up-to-date. Add to that some groovy space age design, and Kevin Bacon as best bad guy of the summer so far, and you have a great example of how big blockbuster entertainment can entertain the eye (thank you January Jones and Jennifer Lawrence) and the mind.

MB: January Jones looks great in Barbarella drag, but I still maintain she can’t act. But the rest of the cast sure can. James McAvoy brings great humanity — and a great collection of tweed jackets — to his role as a young Professor X. Michael Fassbender seethes as the Holocaust-haunted Magneto. But a clever cameo by a major star beats them all with one succinct and unprintable line. The rest of the film is talky, but it’s mostly good dialogue, except for the constant reminders that “we’re all outsiders, blah-blah-blah.” RC: It is a bit talkier than you might expect from a

big budget comic book movie, but at least they’re saying something. It isn’t just chatter. I think the reason this movie works so well is that it has the best of both worlds, good blow-’em-up, great villains, cool characters and a script that respects all of the above. If they wanted to make it less chatty, I suppose they could cut some of January Jones’s lines. One thing is for sure, acting is not her super power. MB: I also liked some of the director’s ’60s touches, like the split screen effects that I haven’t seen since The Thomas Crowne Affair — the first one.

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The former captain of the starship Enterprise told university graduates in his hometown that they should boldly go forward to seek out their future. William Shatner was given an honourary doctorate of Letters at Montreal’s McGill University. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Super 8 star not growing up too fast 15-year-old Ryan Lee stars in the new J.J. Abrams thriller Actor knows the importance of secrets Didn’t even know what movie he was trying out for

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The Collapsed is a very low budget Canadian thriller that is filled with ideas and atmosphere and boasts a decent performance by its lead actor (John Fantasia). But its ambitions unfortunately

outreach its budgetary restraints and the supporting actors are given more dialogue than they can believably handle. Still, director Justin McConnell’s examination of the end of days at the hand of a plague of madness and the effect it has on an average family is never dull and builds to a suitably berserk climax. CHRIS ALEXANDER

Abrams’ pal Grunberg shows up in Super 8 Greg Grunberg is revealing that he has a small role in Super 8, the latest film from his longtime friend J.J. Abrams. Grunberg previously said only that he'd beg for a part in the film. But he told The Associated Press on Wednesday that people will have to “really, really search to find me” as he portrays a sitcom actor in Super 8. Grunberg and Abrams have been friends since

kindergarten. Grunberg starred in Abrams’ home movies growing up and has appeared in most of his professional films and TV shows, including Felicity, Alias, Lost and Star Trek. Grunberg says of Abrams: “He calls me his lucky charm.” Grunberg stars in the comedy Love Bites, which premieres on NBC Thursday at 10 p.m. Eastern. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



Who says kid actors can’t have normal childhoods? During a phone interview with Ryan Lee, the 15-yearold Super 8 star, he briefly interrupts our chat to act like a youngster. “I just saw a stray dog and I’m trying to catch him right now. What was your question again?” I had just asked the Austin, Texas native about working with director J.J. Abrams, the megamind behind TV and movie hits like Lost and Star Trek. “He’s just one of those guys who can really make you feel comfortable during a scene,” said Ryan. “He’s really good at what he does. He’s really hands on, down to earth and just an amazing director all round.” Like all of Abrams’s projects, the plot of Super 8 has been kept under wraps. Ryan plays one of six kids who witness a mysterious train wreck. “Then everything starts to go crazy,” he says, picking up the story. “Once we get away things start to go weird in the town; like

Ryan Lee, second from left, stars in Super 8, which comes out in theatres next Friday.

people going missing, dogs going missing, home appliances going missing. Nothing can really be explained!” Other than that he’s been sworn to secrecy. “Once I got the call back I had to sign confidentiality papers,” he says. “I had to bring them home to my family and they had to sign them too. It was really secretive.” So secretive he didn’t know what he was auditioning for when he first


went out for the part. “My agent sent me on the audition and I had no idea it was for J.J. or for Super 8,” he says. “The audition was about a girl and a boy fighting about math homework. It had nothing to do with Super 8. Then at the first audition with him this girl next to me said, ‘J.J.’s waiting.” I said, ‘J.J. who?’ Her mouth dropped. I had no idea he was going to be working on this.” Working with Abrams,

he says, was a breeze. “He never yells and with a group of six kids …” Ryan said. “Not yelling? How do you even do that?” There’s a great buzz around Super 8 right now, even Ryan feels it — “I want to see the movie so bad, just like everybody else,” he says — but right now in the days before the movie opens it’s back to being a kid and catching that dog. “I’m trying,” he says. “He’s fast.”

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Canadian actor says he wasn’t ready for how scary it would be filming Cell 213 Movie was filmed at a closed down prison in Guelph, Ontario TREVOR PARKER


The new supernatural thriller Cell 213 oozes with creepy atmosphere. Filmed on location at the now-decommissioned Guelph Correctional Centre, it’s the story of a hotshot defence attorney (Eric Balfour) locked down in a decaying penitentiary and plagued by nightmarish visions. The movie also marks the return of Boogeyman director Stephen Kay to the horror genre after a sixyear absence. Metro got the chance to chat with three

of the film’s co-stars about their stretch behind bars: venerable Canadian Bruce Greenwood (The Sweet Hereafter), newcomer Deborah Valente, and Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer). “I play the warden of a prison that is singularly peculiar in that one of the cells, number 213, is essentially a holding cell between heaven and hell,” Greenwood says about his role. Rooker portrays the warden’s thuggish sidekick, a guard who “does whatever my boss tells me to do,” Rooker says with an omi-

nous smile. “I control the guy inside 213, making sure he does what he’s told.” Valente plays “a government official working on a case regarding excessive force and suicides taking place at the prison.” With Rooker already having made his bones in horror over the years, Greenwood and Valente were excited for their own chance to chill viewers’ blood. “I’m not that familiar with the genre,” says Greenwood. “I haven’t been in that many movies dealing with the horrific. I

wasn’t aware how spooky and weird the finished project was going to feel, even though we were shooting in this wet, dark, hideous, enclosed, oppressive prison. While as an actor you absorb that to some degree, I wasn’t ready for how scary this film ended up being.” It takes you on a roller coaster, and that’s the fun about making a movie like this, letting the audience go with you on the ride,” says Valente. “A roller coaster where the ceilings are low,” Rooker adds. “Just remember to duck.”

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CANYON MEADOWS Bay 110 13226 Macleod Trail, 403-670-5444 The Adjustment Bureau (PG) Fri-Thu 1:254-7:25-9:50 Arthur (PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:30-6:50-9:35 Barney’s Version (14A) Fri-Thu 12:55-9:25 Battle: Los Angeles (14A) Fri-Thu 9:30 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (G) Fri-Thu 1:05-3:40-7:10 Gnomeo and Juliet (G) Fri-Thu 1:35-3:507:20 Hall Pass (18A) Fri-Thu 9:30 Hop (G) Fri-Thu 1:30-3:55-7:15 Insidious (14A) Fri-Thu 9:20 Just Go With It (PG) Fri-Thu 3:40-6:45 The King’s Speech (STC) Fri-Thu 1:10-4:057:05-9:40 Paul (14A) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:35-6:55-9:45 Rango (PG) Fri-Thu 1:20-4:10-7 Soul Surfer (PG) Fri-Thu 1-3:45-7:25-9:50 Sucker Punch (14A) Fri-Thu 9:45

CROWFOOT CROSSING 91 Crowfoot Terrace, 403-547-3316 Bridesmaids (14A) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:35-7-9:55 Fast Five (14A) Fri 1:10-4:10-7:45-10:35 Sat 4:10-7:45-10:35 Sun-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:45-10:35 The Hangover Part II (18A) No Passes FriTue 12:35-1:05-3:05-4:20-5:30-7:05-8-10-10:30 No Passes Wed 12:35-3:05-4:20-5:30-7:05-8-10-10:30 No Passes Thu 12:35-1:05-3:05-4:20-5:30-7:05-810-10:30 Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes Wed 1 Kung Fu Panda 2 (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:30-3-5:15-7:40-10:10 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12-2:30-4:50-7:15-9:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore Encore (STC) Sat 11 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG) Fri-Sat 1-4-7:50-10:50 Sun-Thu 1-47:50 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-3:30-6:50-10:05 Something Borrowed (PG) Fri-Thu 12:203:20-7:10-9:45 Thor 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-4:15-7:30-10:25 X-Men: First Class (PG) No Passes Fri-Tue 11:50-12:50-2:50-3:50-6:40-7:25-9:40-10:20 No Passes Wed 11:50-2:50-3:50-6:40-7:25-9:40-10:20 No Passes Thu 11:50-12:50-2:50-3:50-6:40-7:259:40-10:20 Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes Wed 1

EAU CLAIRE MARKET 200 Barlay Parade, 403-263-3166 Bridesmaids (14A) Fri 6:45-9:50 Sat 12:203:20-6:45-9:50 Sun 12:20-3:20-6:40-9:45 Mon-Thu 6:40-9:45 The Hangover Part II (18A) No Passes Fri 7:30-10:30 No Passes Sat 1-4:15-7:30-10:30 No Passes Sun 1-4:15-7:20-9:55 No Passes Mon-Thu 7:20-9:55 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Fri 7-10:10 Sat 12:30-3:40-7-10:10 Sun 12:30-3:40-6:50-10 Mon-Thu 6:50-10 Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (PG) Fri 6:30-9:40 SatSun 1:10-3:30-6:30-9:40 Mon-Thu 6:30-9:40 Thor (PG) Fri 7:15-10 Sat 12:50-4-7:15-10 Sun 12:50-4-7:10-9:50 Mon-Thu 7:10-9:50

The wolf pack is back in the hugely anticipated sequel to The Hangover, The Hangover Part II. X-Men: First Class (PG) No Passes Fri 7:1510:20 No Passes Sat 12:40-3:50-7:15-10:20 No Passes Sun 12:40-3:50-7-10:05 No Passes Mon-Thu 7-10:05

EMPIRE STUDIO 16 COUNTRY HILLS 388 Country Hills Blvd., 403-686-8491 Bridesmaids (14A) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:35-3:50-6:50-9:40 Fast Five (14A) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:20-4:20-7:20-10:15 The Hangover Part II (18A) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:50-1:30-2-4-4:30-5-77:30-8-9:30-10 Kung Fu Panda 2 (G) No Passes, SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:45-3-6:40-9 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (G) No Passes, SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Sun 1:15-1:45-3:30-47:10-7:40-9:30-10 SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 1:15-1:45-3:30-4-7:10-7:40-9:30-10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating FriThu 12:30-1:30-3:35-4:40-6:45-7:50-9:50 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1-4:05-7:15-10:20 Priest (14A) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 9:15 Ready (STC) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:40-4:50-8 Something Borrowed (PG) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:30-3:15-6:30 Thor 3D (PG) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:05-9:45 X-Men: First Class (PG) SR Dolby Digital, Stadium Seating, No Passes Fri-Thu 12:40-1:35-3:454:40-7:05-7:45-10:05


MACLEOD TRAIL 100-16061 MacLeod Trail, 403-974-0470 Bridesmaids (14A) Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:40-4-7-10:10 The Hangover Part II (18A) Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Thu 1-1:45-4:20-4:45-7:308-10:20-10:45 Kung Fu Panda 2 (G) Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Thu 12:30-3:15 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (G) Digital Presentation, Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Thu 1:15-3:45-6:15-9:30 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Digital Presentation, Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Thu 12:15-3:30-6:4510 Thor 3D (PG) Digital Presentation, Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Sun 1:30-4:30-7:4510:40 Digital Presentation, Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Mon 4:30-7:45-10:40 Digital Presentation, Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Tue-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:45-10:40 X-Men: First Class (PG) Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Thu 6:30-9:45 Stadium Seating, SR Dolby Digital Fri-Thu 12:50-4:10-7:15-10:30

GLOBE CINEMA 617-8 Avenue, 403-262-3308 The Beaver (PG) Fri 7-9:10 Sat-Sun 1-3:10-79:10 Mon-Thu 7-9:10 Bill Cunningham New York (PG) Fri 7:109:20 Sat-Sun 1:10-3:20-7:10-9:20 Mon-Tue 7:109:20 Wed 9:20 Thu 7:10-9:20

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3:30-6:45-9:30 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (G) Fri-Thu 12:55-3:40 Hop (G) Fri-Thu 1-4-6:40-9:25 Paul (14A) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:50-7:10-9:55 Prom (PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:55-7:05-9:45 Rango (PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:35 Ready (STC) Fri-Thu 2-6:30-8:30 Scream 4 (14A) Fri-Thu 12:45-3:35-6:50-9:35 Soul Surfer (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-3:45-7-9:50 Your Highness (18A) Fri-Thu 10

SCOTIABANK CHINOOK 6455 MacLeod Trail, 403-212-8994 Bridesmaids (14A) Fri-Sat 12:25-3:40-7:1010:25 Sun 12:20-3:40-7:10-10:25 Mon-Thu 12:253:40-7:10-10:25 Fast Five (14A) Fri-Sat 12:20-3:30-7:15-10:25 Sun 12:20-7:15-10:25 Mon-Thu 12:20-3:30-7:1510:25 The Hangover Part II (18A) No Passes FriWed 11:20-12:40-1:20-2-3:30-4-4:40-6:45-7-7:259:30-9:50-10:15 No Passes Thu 11:20-12:40-1:20-2-3:30-4-4:40-6:45-7:25-9:309:50-10:15 No Passes Fri-Tue 12-2:40-5:15-7:5010:40 No Passes Wed 12-2:45-5:15-7:50-10:40 No Passes Thu 12-2:40-5:10-7:50-10:40 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG) Sat 10:30 Mon 7 Kung Fu Panda 2 (G) No Passes Fri 1:10-4:107:05-9:35 No Passes Sat-Sun 11:15-1:45-4:10-7:059:35 No Passes Mon-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:05-9:35 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12:10-2:45-5:05-7:35-10:10 L.A. Philharmonic Live: Dudamel Conducts Brahms 4 (STC) Sun 3 The Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore Encore (STC) Sat 11 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger

10:25 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Fast Five (14A) Fri-Sun 12:05-3:05-6:50-10:05 Mon 12:05-3:05-10:05 Tue-Thu 12:05-3:05-6:5010:05 The Hangover Part II (18A) No Passes FriTue 11:40-12:25-12:50-2:10-3:15-3:30-4:45-6:457:15-7:45-9:35-9:55-10:30 No Passes Wed 11:40-12:25-2:10-3:15-3:30-4:45-6:45-7:15-7:459:35-9:55-10:30 No Passes Thu 11:40-12:25-12:502:10-3:15-3:30-4:45-6:45-7:15-7:45-9:35-9:55-10:3 0 Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes Wed 1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (PG) Sat 10:30 Mon 7 In the Name of Love (PG) Fri-Thu 12:10-36:55-9:45 Kung Fu Panda 2 (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 11:30-2-4:30-7:05-9:30 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Thu 12-2:30-5-7:30-10 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG) Fri-Thu 11:35-2:50-6:30-9:40 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:40-7:10-10:20 Thor 3D (PG) Fri-Thu 12:20-3:10-6:40-9:25 X-Men: First Class (PG) No Passes Fri-Thu 11:45-2:55-6:35-9:50 No Passes Fri 12:15-3:25-710:15 No Passes Sat 1:25-4:15-7:15-10:20 No Passes Sun-Thu 12:15-3:25-7-10:15 No Passes Fri-Thu 12:40-3:50-7:20-10:35

THE UPTOWN STAGE & SCREEN 612 8th Ave. S.W., 403-265-0120 Tides (PG) Fri 1:45-5-8 Sat 5-8 Sun-Wed 1:45-5-8 Thu 5-8 Star & Strollers Screening Thu 1 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Fri 11:45-12:45-3-4-6:40-7:159:50-10:25 Sat 11:45-12:45-3-4-7-7:15-9:50-10:25 Sun-Tue 11:45-12:45-3-4-6:40-7:15-9:50-10:25 Wed 11:45-12:45-3-4-7:15-9:50-10:25 Thu 11:4512:45-3-4-6:40-7:15-9:50-10:25 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) FriWed 12:30-3:45-7-10:15 Priest (14A) Fri-Thu 10:05 Something Borrowed (PG) Fri-Sun 12:454:05-7:20 Mon 12:45-4:05 Tue-Thu 12:45-4:057:20 Thor 3D (PG) Fri 1-4-7:10-10:10 Sat 1:30-4-7:1010:10 Sun-Thu 1-4-7:10-10:10 X-Men: First Class (PG) No Passes Fri-Wed 12:45-3:50-7:15-10:15 No Passes Thu 3:50-7:1510:15 No Passes Fri-Thu 12-3:15-6:50-10 No Passes Fri-Thu 1:15-4:20-7:30-10:35 Star & Strollers Screening, No Passes Thu 1

PLAZA THEATRE 1133 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-283-3636 Boy (14A) Sat 7 Kill the Irishman (14A) Sat 2:20 Sun 2:207:10 Mon-Thu 9:10 Local Aboriginal Shorts (STC) Fri 7 Nurse.Fighter.Boy (STC) Tue 7 Pages at the Plaza: John Elder Robison (STC) Sun 11 Source Code (PG) Fri 9:20 Sat 12:30-9:20 Sun 4:30-9:20 Mon 7:20 Tue 9:20 Wed-Thu 7:20

SUNRIDGE SPECTRUM 2555 32nd Street, 403-717-1200 Bridesmaids (14A) Fri-Tue 12:45-3:45-7:2510:25 Wed 3:45-7:25-10:25 Thu 12:45-3:45-7:25-

The Bang Bang Club (14A) Fri 4:40 Sat-Thu 4:40-9:20 Certified Copy (PG) Fri 4:50 Sat-Sun 12:202:30-4:50 Mon-Thu 4:50 The Collapsed (STC) Fri 11:30 Sat 9:30 Hanna (14A) Fri 9:10 Sat 7 Sun-Thu 7-9:10 Jane Eyre (PG) Fri 6:50 Sat-Sun 11:50-2:20-6:50 Mon-Thu 6:50 Loose Cannons (STC) Fri 7

WESTHILLS 10 165 Stewart Green, 403-246-5291 Bridesmaids (14A) Fri-Sun 1:30-4:30-7:3510:30 Mon-Thu 5:35-8:15 The Hangover Part II (18A) No Passes Fri 12:20-1:20-2:40-4:20-5:10-6:55-7:50-9:25-10:25 No Passes Sat 12:20-2:40-4:20-5:10-6:55-7:509:25-10:25 No Passes Sun 12:20-1:20-2:40-4:205:10-6:55-7:50-9:25-10:25 No Passes Mon-Thu 5:40-6:15-8-8:45 Kung Fu Panda 2 (G) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:50-3:20-6:50-9:10 No Passes Mon-Thu 6-8:40 Kung Fu Panda 2 3D (G) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:15-2:30-4:40-7:25-9:40 No Passes Mon-Thu 5:30-7:45 L.A. Philharmonic Live: Dudamel Conducts Brahms 4 (STC) Sun 3 The Metropolitan Opera: Il Trovatore Encore (STC) Sat 11 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (PG) Fri-Sun 12:30-3:30-6:30-9:35 MonThu 5:25-8:20 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 3D (PG) Fri-Sun 1-4-7-10:10 Mon-Thu 68:55 Thor (PG) Fri-Sat 12:10-3:50-7:15-10 Sun 12:107:15-10 Mon-Thu 6:10-8:50 X-Men: First Class (PG) No Passes Fri-Sun 12:40-1:10-3:40-4:10-6:40-7:10-9:50-10:20 No Passes Mon-Thu 5:20-5:55-8:10-9 WEEKEND, JUNE 3-5, 2011


James Blake hits the circuit He took the booming bass of dubstep, melded it with minimal songwriting PAT HEALY


James Blake says he’s looking forward to playing the eight festivals that he’s booked to play this summer, including Glastonbury, the Pitchfork Music Festival and San Miguel Primavera Sound in Spain. But during Blake’s 22 years of growing up in London, he didn’t actually go to that many. The pianist and singer, who incorporates a dubstep sound, says he attended the Exit Festival once, but didn’t spend much time looking at the stage. “If the music is good, I can have an amazing time, but not even necessarily related to that music,” he says. “It gives you the space to have a laugh in, but you know that if all else fails, you can just go and listen to some really good music.” You’re playing so many different festivals this summer. And I first saw you at the SXSW festival in Texas. Do you ever get to check out any of the other acts?

There are some people I’m really excited to see. I was

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well. But it was mainly dubstep, because dubstep just harnessed that power that dub had. It harnessed that sort of sub-bass pressure and just made it a bit more snappy, I think.

“Once the backlash happened, there was a backlash against the backlash.”

When you first started writing songs for your album, did you know that you wanted that to be an element of your sound?


Believe it or not, this is James Blake happy

fascinated by Odd Future at SXSW. To me, it looked like that festival kind of broke them. They did really well to show people what they can do. I saw them twice. The second time it took me a while to get in. It was like ridiculous hype, to the point that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. Well, some might argue that the hype surrounding you comes close.

I just think it’s a different kind of hype. It’s gone at different speeds and I think they’re burning at a different temperature.

It has been interesting to watch the online thermometer, so to speak. There was the hype and then there was the backlash…

I loved the backlash. It was really cool. Oh yeah? Why?

Because once the backlash happened, there was a backlash against the backlash, and it was really interesting to see. To be honest though, I’m not really part of it. I think that’s what I’ve liked about it. Are you saying you don’t have a Google Alert with your


(Laughs) I don’t think anyone can say they’ve never done that, but I think it just matters so little to the creation of music what 6 million Internet people think that it didn’t really bother me too much. But from what people told me, for every negative thing that was written, there were about 100 positive things. How different is your new work?

I think it’s getting more outward. I’ve come quite a long way, personally and

musically in the last year or so. I’ve had a lot of new experiences, I’ve been to a lot of new places, I’ve met a lot of new people and listened to a lot of new music. That’s what touring does. I think my music has kind of developed. I think it’s better? I don’t know. When I saw you play live I was really blown away by how deep your bass sound is. When did you first realize its power?

In London, in several clubs that I went to that were just playing dubstep and grime and some garage as

It wasn’t really an epiphany as much as an odd process of making a song. With (Feist cover) Limit to Your Love I just recorded the song and then I was writing a beat alongside it, but not related to it, and thought, ‘Well, maybe these things go together. They’re at a similar tempo. Maybe I could just put a beat under that and see how it sounds.’ There are so few lyrics in your songs. After performing them over and over for the past year, do you find that you’re … Bored? No, I wasn’t going to say that, I swear. Do you find you get something entirely different out of the few words?

I love it, actually, because singing something that is so distilled means that you have to really care about it while you’re singing it.


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electronic producer Deadmau5 is challenging fans to help him design the next gigantic faux mouse head he'll don during gigs and promotional events. Deadmau5 — whose real name is Joel Zimmerman— is accepting design submissions until July 12. The winner will receive 2 VIP passes to a Deadmau5 performance in L.A. as well as travel accommodation.

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One of the many great pleasures that come with travelling abroad is the opportunity to sit back and read foreign newspapers. As I made my way back to Paris to connect with the Eurostar to London, I read an article in the International Herald Tribune that started by congratulating Bob Dylan on his 70th birthday on May 24. But then the author, David Hajdu, a journalism professor at Columbia University, pointed out an interesting fact: Dylan was far from the only legendary rocker turning 70 in the next 18 months.

Bob Dylan is one of many legendary rockers who were born in the early 1940s.

John Lennon would have hit 70 last October. George Clinton, Joan Baez and Paul Simon will reach 70 by the end of the year. In 2012, Paul McCartney, Lou Reed, Brian Wilson and Aretha Franklin will all hit that milestone. And were Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia still with us, they’d enter their eighth decade, too.

Coincidence? Not really. All these performers were born in 1941 and 1942, which means they were 14 when they first heard Elvis in 1955 and 1956. Think back to when you were that age. It was an era of constant discovery, a time when something new about the world revealed itself every day if not every hour. Everything was a

wonder and you were open to anything. As you entered the ninth grade, hormones ran amuck, emotional reactions were strong and much of what you experienced at that magical age became imprinted upon you for the rest of your life. Including music. Now imagine it’s 1955. Previous generations

didn’t have the concept of being a teenager. But in the post-war years — the first years of the Baby Boom — the special social construct, a new developmental framework of teenagerism was invented. Along with that came the new sounds of rock’n’roll, delivered by a new invention called the transistor radio. Together, rock and radio acted as a Trojan Horse for demographic, social, economic, political and sexual revolution that changed the world. Imagine a 14-year-old Robert Zimmerman hearing Elvis That’s All Right Mama after class in Hibbing, Minnesota. Or Lou Reed tuning a late-night rock’n’roll station from New York. Full of dreams, impressionable and inspired, they decided to make this music their life’s work. It must have been a magical time for them. And we’re all richer for it.


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Things come full Circuital ED REINKE/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Always searching, Jim James leads My Morning Jacket on new journey with release of Circuital Website If you want to find the album, check out their tour dates or get in touch with the band you can check out their website. Website:

anymore. I don’t want to be searching anymore.” Don’t get James wrong. He understands he’s living the life millions dream of as the head of an increasingly important and influential rock band. That part of his life is great. James is looking for solace in other

Members of My Morning Jacket, from left, Bo Koster, Carl Broemel, Jim James, Tom Blankenship and Patrick Hallahan pose for a photograph in Louisville, Ky.

places as well, however. He jokingly calls himself a recovering Catholic and says he’s given up on organized religion. He’s now seeking comfort from other sources. “There’s so much stuff

that you just don’t need in your brain that they hammered there so young and you're trying to deal with it,” James said. “I don’t consider myself any faith. I just try to listen to all faiths and all ideas and sift

out what I believe and what I don’t.” Increasingly James is finding answers in music. Long a rock ‘n’ roll fan, he started to grow uninterested and turned to different forms of music to feed his

need for new sounds. His discovery of soul music has influenced his own music over the last five years. More important, it’s opened his mind about the possibilities of life. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Jim James is on a spiritual quest of sorts, and you’re invited to listen in. The My Morning Jacket frontman sat in the prayer room of a church in a quiet neighbourhood of his hometown last month, talking about old records, religion, philosophy and his perpetual yearning for understanding. These things colour the Kentucky quintet’s much-anticipated new album, Circuital, and James says the record reflects a search he’s been on for some time. “I just want to be peaceful,” James said. “I just want to find peace. I don’t want to be questioning

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Shania goes alternative AND TRIES ROCK CLIMBING.

On Friday’s episode of Why Not? With Shania Twain, entitled Fear is Just a Four-Letter Word, the Canadian country star goes rock climbing and tries alternative methods to regain her singing voice. (OWN) THE CANADIAN PRESS

Here’s hoping the Canucks go all the way

Finding love in the jungle NOW THERE’S A TWIST ON DATING. If you missed it

most-watched event of Saturday evening will likely be the biggest Hockey Night in Canada broadcast of the year. The Vancouver Canucks will face off in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final. (CBC)

earlier in the week, the premiere of the new reality dating show Love in the Wild is on again Friday. Twenty singles are dropped in the remote jungles of Costa Rica, compete in adventurous competitions and look for love. (E!)




Break out the fuzzy slippers MAKE IT A MOVIE NIGHT. If

you’re looking for a movie to watch Saturday there’s plenty to choose from, including He’s Just Not That Into You, a Kill Bill marathon and I Love You, Man. (W, Peachtree, Showcase) THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sudeikis to host MTV Movie Awards MIGHT BE ONE BIG TWILIGHT FEST. This year’s

MTV Movie Awards show is being hosted by Jason Sudeikis and is to include appearances from Nicki Minaj, Emma Stone, Selena Gomez and Shia LaBeouf. The leading nominee is Eclipse, based on the third novel in the Twilight series. The show airs Sunday. (MTV Canada) THE CANADIAN PRESS

A whole lot of Broadcaster adds Simon Cowell, Spielberg musical More music, more female leads and more daytime talk are on their way to CTV, the top-rated network announced Thursday as it paraded stars Debra Messing, Anderson Cooper, Christina Ricci and the supporting cast of The Big Bang Theory for media and ad buyers. The broadcaster says it’s adding 16 shows to the fall lineups of CTV and CTV Two, previously known as A Channel. They include Simon Cowell’s new singing competition The X Factor; Messing’s Broadwaythemed drama Smash, produced by Steven Spielberg; Cooper’s Donahue-inspired chat show Anderson; and Ricci’s ’60s-era flight attendant drama Pan Am. The main network’s new titles include the Whitney Cummings come-

dy Whitney; the crime/mystery Unforgettable; a reboot of Charlie’s Angels; the fairy-taleinspired crime drama Grimm; and the fantasy drama Once Upon a Time. Pan Am features a quartet of female leads including francophone actress Karine Vanasse, a native of Drummondville, Que., who makes her major network debut after 15 years of working mostly in Quebec film. “It’s so unusual to have a French character as one of the leads,” Vanasse said at a morning press conference. “It was amazing for me. It was completely unexpected.” Vanasse plays a French flight attendant who has an affair with a married man in the show opener. She says she had watched

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‘booty-shaking’ set for CTV series and Anderson Cooper to roster of new TV shows

The Ellen Degeneres Show also joins daytime lineup


crowd with some local humour. “We are really thrilled to be back in Vancou... — in Toronto,” joked Simon Helberg, who plays the hapless Howard Wolowitz on the show. “I know you guys take that really seriously. I don’t want you to throw hockey pucks at me or anything.” Other stars offered a hint at what was to come next fall, including reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson. “I promise you one thing: You’ll see me, and a lot of parenting, a lot of being a wife and a mother, and a whole lot more booty-shaking. Woo!” said Wilkinson, who stars on Kendra. Cooper took the opportunity to poke fun at her only a few minutes later. “I actually have pre-

pared a talk for you about what the show is. Unfortunately, Kendra stole all my lines — because if there is one term to describe Anderson, it’s ‘booty-shaking,’” he teased. “So there’s going to be two booty-shaking shows on, but you’re going to have to pick and choose.” Citytv announced a lineup Monday that includes Spielberg’s dinosaur drama Terra Nova, while Global detailed its slate Tuesday, including a North American adaptation of the U.K. crime series Prime Suspect. CBC-TV is set to unveil its shows on June 8. Returning series on CTV include The Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, Flashpoint, The Amazing Race, The Mentalist, Dancing With the Stars and Castle. THE CANADIAN PRESS

CTV shakeup The fresh lineups follow a year of industry consolidation and a new management regime that saw CTV taken over by phone giant BCE. Changes: Five of CTV’s top executives left the company under the shakeup, including Ivan Fecan and Susanne Boyce, who had determined the broadcaster’s programming for more than a decade. New CTV programming president Phil King said in a statement that the network’s lineup was deep with veteran performers, sophomore series and bigbuzz rookie shows.

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Pan Am, a ’60s-era flight attendant drama about the early glamour of air travel, stars, from left, Kelli Garner, Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Drummondville, Que., native Karine Vanasse.

friends shoot U.S. TV pilots over the years, but never thought it was for her. “I always thought it would be really difficult for me to get something there,” says Vanasse, who got the job with her first audition for U.S. television. “It’s good to see that now it’s possible. To think that there’s a place for a French girl, it’s cool.” Messing’s Smash; the gossipy dramedy G.C.B. with Kristen Chenoweth; and Ashley Judd’s Missing are slated for midseason. Many of those celebs attended a splashy presentation for ad buyers Thursday in an annual tradition known as the “upfront,” when broadcasters seek early ad deals for their upcoming season. The supporting cast of Big Bang appeased the

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Paul Gross develops horse movie CTV talking up the project

Paul Gross is developing a TV movie about a father and daughter who inspire a community to save two horses trapped on a snowy B.C. mountainside.


Production set to begin in early 2012

CTV says The Horses Of McBride is scheduled to begin production in early 2012. It’s one of several upcoming projects the net-

work is touting as it prepares to detail a fall and winter lineup at a formal presentation for ad buyers Thursday. Citytv and Global an-

nounced their lineups earlier this week, listing big U.S. purchases including Citytv’s dinosaur drama Terra Nova and Global’s crime series Prime Suspect.

Actor Paul Gross

Bell Media says their schedule will include new seasons of Flashpoint, The Listener and The Borgias. It has also ordered the drama Highland Gardensfor MuchMusic and MuchMore, and the animation and sketch comedy series, Picnicface for The Comedy Network. It will also soon begin production on two previ-

ously announced pilots, Saving Hope and Stay With Me. Erica Durance of Smallville stars in the Toronto-set medical drama Saving Hope, while Stay with Me centres on an at-home mother turned lawyer who uses her wit and maternal intuition to find justice for her clients. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Global reveals its fall lineup


A new take on the British drama Prime Suspect, an animated version of Napoleon Dynamite and the return of Dave Foley and Sarah Michelle Gellar to series television are among the highlights of Global TV’s fall lineup. Global’s parent company, Shaw Media, announced a prime-time roster that includes six new dramas and six new comedies. They include a smallscreen adaptation of John Grisham’s The Firm; Gellar as a woman who takes over her estranged twin sister’s identity in Ringer; the rookie cop drama The 2-2, executive produced by Robert De Niro; and Foley’s sitcom How to be a Gentleman. Over on specialty channel Slice, two reality show staples get a Canadian spin: Real Housewives Vancouver and Intervention Canada.

Maria Bello stars in the TV show Prime Suspect.

The new shows were to be detailed at a glitzy downtown presentation aimed at ad buyers. Citytv announced its lineup Monday, touting buzzed-about series including the dinosaur drama Terra Nova and J.J. Abrams’ thriller Person of Interest. Fresh comedies include Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, inspired by comedian Chelsea Handler’s memoir and the animated series Allen Gregory with the voice of Jonah Hill as a precocious seven-year-old. THE CANADIAN PRESS



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No reality show for this star KATY WINN/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Honolulu native Tia Carrere has come a long way since playing rock singer Cassandra on Wayne’s World ley song Dirty Laundry. Everyone wants to see. They’re scripted for drama, for conflict, for marketing. It’s not reality. So don’t compare your reality to it and think there’s something wrong where you are.” You can take it from the tone of her remarks that she will not be following the example of some other stars and looking for her own reality show, although she was a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. “There are things I could be doing right now but do I want to do a reality show? No. Sometimes taking just anything that comes along isn’t the best choice.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Back to the music These days Carrere is living in Los Angeles and focusing on her first love — music. She has recorded four CDs has won two Grammy Awards in the now discontinued category of best Hawaiian music album. “It’s soul put into sound. I started out singing. I never wanted to be an actress which is the weirdest thing. I always wanted to be a singer and that’s how I express myself best is by singing,” said Carrere. “We're actually looking to do an English language record next,” she adds.

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Tia Carrere arrives at the Sports Spectacular event on May 22, in Los Angeles, Calif. Carrere will be a guest at this month’s Calgary Entertainment and Comic Expo, where she will likely run into fans of both her acting and singing.

Tia Carrere has found success in movies, TV and the music world. But there’s one project the diverse performer likely won’t be tackling anytime soon: a reality show about her life. “Having all of these — quote — ‘reality’ shows where cameras follow you around and that sort of thing? I just think it creates a slow erosion of our sense of well-being,” the Relic Hunter star said in a telephone interview with The Canadian Press. “We feel like we have to live a more glamorous life and there’s something wrong with our reality. The average viewer doesn’t realize that those things are the furthest thing from reality,” she added. “It’s like the Don Hen-

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From tweet to novel

Inspiration for Caissie St. Onge’s new vampire book came from Twitter NATASHA LEVINGER SCENE@METRONEWS.CA

What started out as funny banter on Twitter became

“I was on Twitter making fun of vampire movies and TV shows,” remembers St. Onge. “I said that if you were a

the inspiration for television writer Caissie St. Onge’s first young-adult novel, Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever.



teenager who suddenly became a vampire in real life it would be dreadful. It would make you even more different and an outsider, and with my luck I would be blood-intolerant.” With that tweet, her novel was born. And while the protagonist is indeed an ageless blood-intolerant teenage vampire, Jane Jones reads more like a humorous coming-of-age novel than a Twilight rip-off. This was St. Onge’s intention all along. “The vampire part is the hook, but it’s not just about that. It’s about a girl and her relationship to her family and peers and finding people that you fit in with,” she says. To capture that unique angst, St. Onge channelled her own awkward high school years. “I remember my teenage years very clearly; feeling trapped and wanting so many things. In the case of Jane Jones, she is

“I felt like the vampire part is the hook, but it’s not just about that. It’s about a girl and her relationship to her family and peers and finding people that you fit in with.” AUTHOR CAISSIE ST. ONGE, ON JANE JONES

stuck and is never going to get beyond this period in her life unless something really drastic happens,” she says. Unlike many current young-adult novels which are so serious and heavy, Jane Jones is funny; St. Onge cultivated her humour as the assistant to such greats as David Letterman and Rosie O’Donnell. She especially credits O’Donnell with cultivating her talent. “She always introduced me as a writer,” St. Onge says. “It made me understand that just because you’re not drawing a paycheck for your writing doesn’t mean that you’re not a writer. If you’re writing things, that makes you one.” GETTY IMAGES




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Watson, Dan Savage, among Webby honourees The Jeopardy-playing IBM computer Watson has been named person of the year by the Webby Awards. The Webbys, which honour Internet achievement, announced their special honourees Thursday. The recently disbanded rock group LCD Soundsystem was chosen artist of the year. The band presented their final concert at Madison Square Garden in a live webcast in April. It Gets Better Project founder Dan Savage will be

honoured for special achievement. Savage’s online video campaign has urged young people to stand up to bullying against lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender teens. Director Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, cofounders of the comedy website Funny or Die, will be honoured as film and video person of the year. In the earlier-announced Webby winners, Funny or Die led with a total of nine awards. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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From Friends to frenemies?

Reported ‘tension’ brewing between Aniston, Cox ALBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ/GETTY IMAGES

Former Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox may be on their way to being former friends in real life, according to Popeater. Sources say the actresses no longer hang out as frequently as they used to and haven’t been photographed together in nearly a year. Plus, one source adds, there is “tension” between the two over Cox’s behaviour since her separation from David Arquette and rumoured fling with Cougar Town co-star Brian Van Holt. “Jen thinks Courteney is acting callous by running around with this guy but refusing to file divorce papers. Like she’s playing mind games with David,” the source says. Aniston’s rep, however, tells E! Online the story is “a complete fabrication.”

Phillippe, Seyfried off again: Report BREAK UP. After seven

Justin Timberlake

Justin ‘hooking up’ with Olson twin, says source Justin Timberlake has been a busy man since he broke up with Jessica Biel, dodging romance rumours about him and Olivia Wilde and Friends with Benefits co-star Mila Kunis. Now Timberlake is said to be spending quality time with Ashley Olsen,

according to Hollyscoop. “They are hooking up,” a source says of the pair, who have been spotted together at an SNL after-party, two Broadway shows and a polo match recently. “They’re really trying to keep it on the down-low.” METRO

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Jennifer Aniston, left, and Courteney Cox.


Kravitz wears the pants in this one X-Men: First Class co-stars Michael Fassbender and Zoe Kravitz have been turning heads in New York lately as the pair reportedly can’t keep their hands off each other, according to Us Weekly.

Talking points

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together just talking music or movies. “They really didn’t want to be a topic of conversation during the press for X-Men,” a source says, adding that Kravitz tends to wear the pants in the relationship. METRO

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months of on-again, offagain dating, Amanda Seyfried and Ryan Phillippe have reportedly called it quits once again — and this time for good, according to Us Weekly. But from what sources say, the split was hardly a rough one. “They were always seeing other people,” a source tells the magazine “There’s no bad blood. They’re cool.” METRO

Lautner’s dad causing trouble FATHER-SON. While Tay-

lor Lautner is trying to transition from Twilight heartthrob to action star with his upcoming film choices, he won’t be doing it with publicity firm Slate PR by his side, as the company reportedly dropped Lautner as a client after just three months, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The reason for the split? Lautner’s father and producing partner, Daniel Lautner, “isn’t the easiest guy to work with” and proved to be too involved in the young actor’s career choices. METRO

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No ice-cream maker? No problem This simple malted ice cream takes just 15 minutes to make


This ice cream is made without the need for an ice-cream maker. So if you haven’t bought one — or don’t have the space for one — this luscious and super-rich frozen treat is the perfect thing for you. We opted for an oldfashioned malt flavour, but you can leave that out if you’d prefer plain vanilla. If you want to make chocolate, simply whisk 75 ml (1/3 cup) cocoa powder into the cream. You also can freeze the mixture in individual dishes if you like.

Easy Malted Ice Cream

Ingredients: Start to finish: 8 hours (15 mins. active) Makes: 2 L (8 cups)

• 300 ml (1 1/4 cups) sugar, divided • 9 egg yolks • 1 l (4 cups) heavy cream • 175 ml (3/4 cup) malted milk powder • Pinch of salt • 15 ml (1 tbsp) vanilla extract


When mixture is completely chilled, beat with an electric mixer until thick, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a freezer-safe, airtight container and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Enjoy within 3 days. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS





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In a large bowl, whisk half of the sugar with egg yolks. Set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, malted milk powder, salt and remaining sugar. Bring to a simmer. Once cream mixture is hot, while whisking eggs pour cream slowly into bowl of eggs. Stir in vanilla. Refrigerate mixture until completely chilled, about 4 hours.

Nutritional Info Wondering how this ice cream stack up nutritionwise? Check it out: Nutrition information per 125-ml (1/2-cup) serving. Values are rounded to the nearest whole number. Calories: 344; 236 calories from fat (69 per cent of total calories) Fat: 26 g (15 g saturated; 0 g trans fats) Cholesterol: 204 mg Carbohydrates: 25 g Protein: 5 g Fibre: 0 g Sodium: 106 mg



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Grilled taste of Canada Celebrate summer with this maple-basted salmon and asparagus THE CANADIAN PRESS H/O

Dive into the outdoor grilling season with this delectable maple salmon. This recipe was created by Toronto-based Ted Reader, “King of the Q� and cookbook author.



This refreshing floral-infused lemonade combines flowers with lemonade.


Ingredients: • 1 l (4 cups) water • 500 ml (2 cups) sugar • 4 bags chamomile tea • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) dried lavender • 2 sprigs fresh basil


2 3

In a bowl, combine sweet and mild condiment, maple syrup, lemon juice, water and chopped dill. Set aside. Grill salmon for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until lightly charred and just cooked through, basting with the sauce. Remove from grill and garnish with fresh dill sprigs.

This recipe makes four servings.

Serve with grilled asparagus and condiment for dipping. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ TED READER/ MAILLE


• 250 ml (1 cup) freshly squeezed lemon juice • 250 ml (1 cup) elderflower liqueur • 250 ml (1 cup) vodka • 125 ml (1/2 cup) gin • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

Ingredients: • 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets (165 g/6 oz each) • 15 ml (1 tbsp) cracked black pepper • 10 ml (2 tsp) sea salt • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil

• 60 ml (4 tbsp) sweet and mild condiment, plus extra for dipping • 30 ml (2 tbsp) maple syrup • 15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice • 15 ml (1 tbsp) cold water • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh dill • 4 sprigs fresh dill

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Li through to French Open final



Li Na is back in a Grand Slam final, reaching her second straight major championship match by defeating Maria Sharapova 6-4, 7-5 Thursday in the French Open semifinals. The Australian Open runner-up, who became the first Chinese player to reach a Grand Slam final, was able to chase down


nearly everything Sharapova had to offer on Court Philippe Chatrier. “I’m sure they showed the match ... in China, so ... maybe children, they saw the match, and they think that maybe one day they can do the same — or even better,� said Li, who is the first Chinese player to reach the French

Open final. In Saturday’s final, Li will face defending champion Francesca Schiavone. The fifth-seeded Schiavone, who last year became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title, defeated No. 11 Marion Bartoli of France 6-3, 6-3.

Li Na celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova.


Dirk’s left leaves Heat in shock


Nowitzki undeterred by injury NBA final even heading to Dallas Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks put a stunning end to their misery in Miami. Now they have a chance to win their first NBA title without ever coming back to South Florida. Nowitzki made the tiebreaking layup with 3.6 seconds left, and the Mavericks roared back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Heat 95-93 on Thursday night and tied the NBA final at one game apiece. Capping a furious rally by scoring Dallas’s final nine points, Nowitzki’s final two baskets were lefthanded — despite a torn tendon on that non-shooting hand. He finished with 24 points. Dwyane Wade had 36 points for Miami, but his desperation three-pointer was off at the buzzer. Seemingly out of the game when the Heat led 8873 with 7:15 remaining, Dallas held the Heat to just one field goal from there. A three-pointer by Mario Chalmers with 24.5 seconds

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left tied it just two seconds after a Nowitzki three made it 93-90. But after a timeout, Jason Kidd ran the clock down before getting the ball to Nowitzki, who drove into the lane, spun back to the left and made the layup. Jason Terry fuelled the comeback with a couple of jumpers and finished with 16 points. Shawn Marion had 20 points for the Mavericks, who had lost four straight finals games in Miami since taking a 2-0 lead in the 2006 series. LeBron James scored 20 points for the Heat. Games 3, 4 and 5 will be played in Dallas.

The Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki puts up the game-winning layup against the Heat Thursday night.


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MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed DH Jim Thome and DH Jason Kubel on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ben Revere from Rochester (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Manny Delcarmen on a minor league and assigned him to Round Rock (PCL).

New York Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore



(Vancouver leads series 1-0) Wednesday’s result Vancouver 1 Boston 0 Tomorrow’s game Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday, June 6 Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8 Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. Friday, June 10 x-Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday, June 13 x-Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 x-Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. x — if necessary.

(Houston leads series 2-1) Wednesday’s result Houston 2 Binghamton 1 Tonight’s game Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s game Houston at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 x-Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, June 9 x-Binghamton at Houston, 8:05 p.m. x — if necessary.


9 8

10 14

36 34

Goal — Boston: Thomas (L,12-7); Vancouver: Luongo (W,13-6). Power plays (goals-chances) — Boston: 0-6; Vancouver: 0-6. Referees — Stephen Walkom, Dan O’Rourke. Linesmen — Pierre Racicot, Steve Miller. Attendance — 18,860 at Vancouver. G 2 10 7 6 10 8 6 3 8 4 6 4 4 7 7 2 7 7 6 6 5 1 9 5

A 19 10 12 13 7 9 11 14 8 12 9 11 11 7 7 12 6 6 7 6 7 11 2 6

PT 21 20 19 19 17 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15 14 14 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 11


BUFFALO SABRES — Announced the contract of associate coach Brian McCutcheon will not be renewed. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Signed D Brandon Burlon to a three-year contract. NEW YORK RANGERS — Agreed to terms with D Blake Parlett. PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed D Justin Weller to a three-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Re-signed D Roman Polak to a five-year contract extension.

MAVS 95, HEAT 93

DALLAS (95) Marion 9-14 2-2 20, Nowitzki 10-22 3-3 24, Chandler 4-6 5-8 13, Kidd 2-7 0-0 6, Stevenson 3-6 0-0 9, Stojakovic 0-0 0-0 0, Terry 5-11 6-6 16, Haywood 1-2 0-0 2, Barea 2-7 1-2 5, Cardinal 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-75 17-21 95. MIAMI (93) James 8-15 2-4 20, Bosh 4-16 4-4 12, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Bibby 5-8 0-0 14, Wade 13-20 8-12 36, Haslem 1-3 0-0 2, Chalmers 3-8 2-4 9, Miller 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 34-73 16-24 93. Dallas Miami

28 23 20 28 23 24

24 18

95 93

3-Point Goals—Dallas 6-17 (Stevenson 3-5, Kidd 2-5, Nowitzki 1-2, Terry 0-2, Barea 0-3), Miami 9-30 (Bibby 4-7, Wade 2-7, James 2-7, Chalmers 1-6, Miller 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Dallas 51 (Nowitzki 11), Miami 39 (Bosh, James 8). Assists—Dallas 18 (Kidd, Terry 5), Miami 13 (Wade 6). Total Fouls— Dallas 20, Miami 17. Technicals—Dallas Coach Carlisle, Miller. A—20,003 (19,600) at Miami.

SCORING AVERAGE Durant, OKC Nowitzki, DAL Rose, CHI Howard, ORL Anthony, NYK James, MIA Westbrook, OKC Wade, MIA Bryant, LAL Randolph, MEM

Texas Seattle Los Angeles Oakland

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Agreed to terms with DL Ted Laurent.

(Series tied at 1-1) Last night’s result Dallas 95 Miami 93 Sunday’s game Miami at Dallas, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. Thursday, June 9 x-Miami at Dallas, 9 p.m. Sunday, June 12 x-Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 x - Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. x - played only if necessary.

G 17 16 16 6 4 16 17 16 10 13

FG 155 147 149 51 33 140 135 131 83 100

FT PTS 140 487 142 453 111 434 60 162 29 104 109 414 121 405 107 378 50 228 87 289

Not including last night’s game

AVG 28.6 28.3 27.1 27.0 26.0 25.9 23.8 23.6 22.8 22.2

SOCCER MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE Philadelphia New York D.C. United Houston Columbus New England Toronto Chicago Kansas City

GP W L 11 6 3 11 4 2 11 4 4 13 3 4 11 3 3 12 3 5 13 2 5 11 1 4 9 1 6

T 2 5 3 6 5 4 6 6 2

GF GA 14 9 16 9 16 20 17 15 11 13 10 15 13 23 15 19 12 19

WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles Dallas Seattle Real Salt Lake Portland Colorado Chivas USA San Jose Vancouver

15 13 14 9 11 12 12 10 13

Cleveland Detroit Chicago Kansas City Minnesota

8 6 5 5 5 4 3 2 1

2 3 4 2 4 3 4 4 5

5 4 5 2 2 5 5 4 7

20 16 16 10 15 13 15 12 14

12 12 13 4 17 11 14 13 18

Note: 3 points for victory, 1 point for tie. Wednesday’s result Vancouver 1 Chivas USA 1 Tonight’s game D.C. United at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. Saturday’s games Kansas City at Toronto, 7 p.m. Columbus at New York, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. New England at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. D.C. United at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Houston at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

Pt 20 17 15 15 14 13 12 9 5

29 22 20 17 17 17 14 10 10


EAST DIVISION W 31 30 29 28 25

L 23 26 26 28 29

Pct .574 .536 .527 .500 .463

GB — 2 21/2 4 6

W 33 29 27 25 18

L 21 26 31 31 37

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First Period No Scoring. Penalties — D. Sedin Vcr (double high-sticking) 4:03, Kelly Bos (high-sticking) 8:47, Burrows Vcr (holding) 10:18, Marchand Bos (holding stick) 13:25, Bergeron Bos (roughing), Burrows Vcr (double roughing) 20:00. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Bieksa Vcr (high-sticking) 0:28, Krejci Bos(cross-checking) 4:00, Seidenberg Bos (kneeing) 9:28, Peverley Bos (hooking) 9:54, Burrows Vcr (tripping) 10:02, Bergeron Bos (tripping) 17:50. Third Period 1. Vancouver, Torres 3 (Hansen, Kesler) 19:41 Penalties — None. Shots



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NEW YORK METS — Activated SS Jose Reyes from the bereavement list. Optioned LHP Mike O’Connor to Buffalo (IL).







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Last night’s results Texas 7 Cleveland 4 Minnesota 8 Kansas City 2 Tampa Bay at Seattle Wednesday’s results Texas 3, Tampa Bay 0 Chicago White Sox 7, Boston 4 N.Y. Yankees 4, Oakland 2 Baltimore 2, Seattle 1 Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 0 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Cleveland 13, Toronto 9 Tonight’s games Texas (Ogando 5-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Villanueva 2-0) at Baltimore (Britton 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Oakland (Outman 1-0) at Boston (C.Buchholz 4-3), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (A.Oliver 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 4-4), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 2-5) at Kansas City (Duffy 0-0), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 4-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-4), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Sonnanstine 0-1) at Seattle (Vargas 3-3), 10:10 p.m.


1918 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched his second no-hitter, blanking the Detroit Tigers 5-0. 1932 — Lou Gehrig became the first American League player to hit four home runs in a game, helping the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia A’s 20-13. The event was overshadowed by the resignation of John McGraw as manager of the New York Giants. 1954 — Henry Thompson of the New York Giants hit three home runs and drove in eight runs in a 13-8 win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Willie Mays drove in the other five runs with two homers. 1971 — Ken Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter, beating the Cincinnati Reds 1-0. 1978 — Dave Johnson became the first major leaguer to hit two pinch-hit grand slams in a season. His grand slam in the ninth inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1989 — Los Angeles and Houston played 22 innings at the Astrodome in the longest night game in National League history — 7 hours, 14 minutes. The Astros won the game on Rafael Ramirez’s RBI single off Jeff Hamilton, normally the Dodgers’ third baseman. When the game ended, Fernando Valenzuela was playing first and Eddie Murray was at third.

Last night’s results N.Y. Mets 9 Pittsburgh 8 San Francisco 12 St. Louis 7 Washington at Arizona Houston at San Diego Wednesday’s results Washington 2 Philadelphia 1 Houston 3 Chicago Cubs 1 Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 3 Pittsburgh 9 N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 4 San Diego 3 Arizona 6 Florida 5 San Francisco 7 St. Louis 5 (11 inn.) Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 0 Tonight’s games Philadelphia (Hamels 7-2) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 3-4), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 4-5), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-5) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-5), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 4-4) at Florida (Nolasco 4-1), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 4-4) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 5-1), 8:15 p.m. Washington (Maya 0-0) at Arizona (Collmenter 3-1), 9:40 p.m. Houston (Happ 3-6) at San Diego (Moseley 16), 10:05 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 1-0) at San Francisco (Cain 3-4), 10:15 p.m.

TENNIS FRENCH OPEN At Paris Singles Women — Semifinals Francesca Schiavone (5), Italy, def. Marion Bartoli (11), France, 6-3, 6-3. Li Na (6), China, def. Maria Sharapova (7), Russia, 6-4, 7-5. Doubles — Men Semifinals Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Daniel Nestor (2), Toronto, def. Michael Llodra, France, and Nenad Zimonjic (4), Serbia, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). Juan Sebastian Cabal, Colombia, and Eduardo Schwank, Argentina, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), U.S., 7-6 (4), 6-3. Mixed — Championship Casey Dellacqua, Australia, and Scott Lipsky, U.S., def. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, and Nenad Zimonjic (1), Serbia, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 10-7 tiebreak.

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