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‘Kangaroo court’ divides council Lund’s motion deferred to Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities HRM looking into how it can avoid paying $359,550 from loan issued last year for summer concerts on Common RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

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An “orchestrated� vote so enraged some councillors they stormed out of council chambers last night. Earlier in the day, Coun. Sue Uteck announced she would file a motion of censure against the mayor next Tuesday. She was hoping to suspend the mayor for a day or a week as punishment for his role in the concert cash scandal. Coun. Peter Lund made his own notice of motion to examine if the province could create legislation to make violating the HRM Charter illegal. But in what Uteck called an “orchestrated� deal done over the dinner break, council voted to suspend the rules and deal with the motions last night instead of next week. There were no members of the public or press in the room at that

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time, she said. Coun. Tim Outhit and Lund left the chambers before the vote, and Coun. Bob Harvey left his seat to observe the vote from the public seating. “I’m not participating in a kan-

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garoo court,� Outhit said in an interview last night. “It’s just absurd.� Several councillors urged their colleagues to give them time to research a censure motion that, until last night, they didn’t know existed. But Uteck’s motion was voted down 17-3, with Uteck, Deputy Mayor Jim Smith and Coun. Darren Fisher voting in favour. In an interview last night, a furious Uteck said she doesn’t plan to put forward any other motions regarding the mayor’s role in the concert-cash scandal. “My colleagues have voted and they’re not going to reprimand him,� she said. Kelly said the motion was debated for more than an hour. “It’s a reaffirmation that it’s time to move on to other matters,� he said. Mayor’s detractors to rally {page 03}

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Council signs off on harbour project With a round of applause and too many thank-yous to count, the Harbour Solutions project was officially signed off at Halifax regional council yesterday. But there were many hurdles along the way: Like the flood at the Halifax sewage-treatment plant in 2009 that caused a 17-month shutdown and $10.9 million in damage. Carl Yates, general man-

The project Some components of the Harbour Solutions project: Pumping stations. Sewage treatment plants. A 1,075 metre-tunnel. under Lower Water Street. A biosolids processing plant.

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council $10.4 million was recovered through insurance. The Dartmouth and Herring Cove sewage-treatment plants were fully completed in March. Another negative is the public complaint that even with the plant operating, harbour beaches were frequently closed because heavy rains overflowed the system.

“We heard that, but the system operates as it was designed,” said Yates. “This is common across North America that you don’t treat for all combined sewers because of the cost involved.” But new government rules are coming that will restrict the amount of overflows. Yates said they’re looking into options like holding tanks

and better monitoring to comply with any new standards. “It’s amazing the difference in the water,” said Coun. Steve Adams. “You can actually see the bottom now.” Construction on the $329.8-million Harbour Solutions project began in 2003 and is $3 million under budget. JENNIFER TAPLIN

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Mayor Peter Kelly, left, is photographed during a break from council yesterday. A new group calling for Kelly’s resignation is holding a rally next Tuesday.

A public rally demanding the mayor’s resignation is taking shape. Russell Gragg, spokesman for the citizens’ group Step Down Kelly, said he couldn’t speculate on what kinds of crowds will attend a rally next Tuesday. “I would simply say if every HRM citizen who feels like Mayor (Peter) Kelly has acted unethically and dishonestly came out, we’d be looking at tens of thousands,” he said. Kelly said the rally is just part of democracy. “In a democracy people are allowed to bring forth whatever views and perspectives they deem appropriate. That’s why democracy is the greatest form of government,” he told reporters yesterday. Kelly has repeatedly said

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Rally A rally to demand Mayor Peter Kelly’s resignation is scheduled for June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Victoria Park on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street.

he won’t resign over the cash-advance scandal, which broke in March, when it was discovered public funds were advanced to a concert promoter. An administrator cut the cheques, and Kelly said he didn’t know it was against policy. He told reporters he won’t bow to the demands of the public rally because there are too many projects going on right now, like the stadium study and the proposed convention centre. WITH FILES FROM

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The official opening of Dalhousie University’s Life Sciences Research Institute took place yesterday morning. The $70-million institute on Summer Street will be home to the Brain Repair Centre, Innovacorp and other research and incubator sectors. RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

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Premier worried about effects of greenhouse gas regulations Suggestions were welcomed by Harper in face-to-face meeting: Premier ‘I was satisfied that we were very well received,’ he adds Premier Darrell Dexter says he’s concerned new greenhouse gas regulations being drafted in Ottawa will drive up energy costs in Nova Scotia if the federal Environment Department moves too quickly on a plan to require the closure of coalfired generating plants. Dexter raised the issue with Prime Minister Stephen Harper when the two met Monday in Ottawa, the premier said yesterday after attending the opening of the new Life Sciences Research Institute at Dalhousie University. He said he told Harper his primary concern is the

regulations will make it difficult for the province to gradually shut down its four coal-fired generating plants. The sudden costs associated with quickly turning off the plants would be dumped on consumers, driving up electricity bills, he added. “My main concern is that we could drive up costs of electricity in the province by stranding costs in coal-fired generating stations that we would be unable to recover,” Dexter said. The province’s pulp and paper mills are particularly sensitive to rising energy costs, he said, giv-

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en the shaky state of world paper markets. “We want to make sure that we are fully engaged on the front end so that we don’t get surprises that we don’t want.... It’s much more difficult to undo things once they’ve been done than to get engaged in the file early on.” Dexter said he would prefer shutting down individual generators within each plant, rather than taking plants off-line all at once. By closing the plants in stages, the province would be able to maintain its ability to generate reserve power, he said. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Volcanic ash may pose problem for Tattoo A cloud of volcanic ash may present some performers from Australia and New Zealand from participating in this year’s Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Ash from a Chilean volcano that erupted on June

4 has grounded flights in both countries. In a press release issued yesterday, event spokeswoman Leah Whitehead said that the Tattoo is “hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.

“With a live show, there are always variables beyond the control of the production staff,” she said. “The Tattoo is hopeful that these teams will be able to arrive in Halifax in time for the show.” METRO

Dates The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo runs from July 1 to 8 at the Halifax Metro Centre.

The Conservatives have regained their seat in Cape Breton North following a byelection. Eddie Orrell, a physiotherapist from North Sydney, easily outdistanced his rivals yesterday to win the seat left vacant when Tory Cecil Clarke resigned to run federally last month. Orrell finished with 3,975 votes — about 1,700 more than his nearest rival. NDP candidate Russell MacDonald finished second with 2,265 votes while Brian McGean of the Liberals had 931 and Jonathan Dean of the Atlantica Party had 72.

Two men convicted in Hallet shooting Two men have been convicted of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to a 2008 shooting outside the IWK Health Centre. Jeremy Alvin Leblanc, 28, and Matthew James Murphy, 26, were found guilty for their roles in the shooting at a Halifax Supreme Court yesterday. Leblanc has been remanded into custody, where he is serving a 16-year sentence on a

‘A victory’ Tory Leader Jamie Baillie called the outcome “a victory for all Nova Scotians.”

The victory returns the Tories to seven seats in the 52-seat legislature. The New Democrats have 31 seats, the Liberals 13 and there is one Independent. Orrell campaigned against emergency-room closures, education cuts and the need to help small businesses. THE CANADIAN PRESS

separate conspiracy to commit murder charge. Murphy has been released on conditions. Both will appear for sentencing on September 22. Leblanc and Murphy were present on Nov. 18, 2008, when Aaron Gregory Marriott, 20, fired several shots at Jason Hallet. Hallet, who had ties to the Melvin crime family, was hit in the wrist. Marriott was convicted of attempted murder and is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence. Another accomplice, 26-year-old Shaun Smith, was recently handed a 10year jail term. ALEX BOUTILIER

Steven Page Witnesses to headline help nab at Natal Day vandals Former Barenaked Ladies lead singer Steven Page will headline one of two free outdoor concerts during Natal Day festivities at Alderney Landing in Dartmouth. Page will headline a show on Sunday, July 31, with Old Man Leduecke and Carmen Townsend also performing. Wintersleep is headlining another Natal Day show on Saturday, July 30. The popular fireworks are also taking place on July 30. METRO

Police say calls from the public have led to charges against six people for property damage from graffiti. The most recent incident came early yesterday, as police say three youths were caught spraypainting a business on Woodlawn Road in Dartmouth. Two incidents also took place on Monday, with police catching three people spray-painting the overpass where the Rails to Trails pathway goes under North West Arm Drive. METRO


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Police search yields more drugs, guns A Halifax man faces 25 new charges after police searched a storage unit on Monday morning and found weapons and drugs. Halifax Regional Police say Colin Nicholas Paris is charged with numerous drug and weapons offences after a

Tanker crash kills woman A 33-year-old woman behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a tractortrailer carrying thousands of litres of fuel died in hospital yesterday. The accident, which took place just before 3 p.m., closed a section of Highway 103 near Shelburne. RCMP said the tanker,

traffic stop on the Bedford Highway on Friday night — an arrest that led to Monday’s search. Police say officers with the HRP/RCMP integrated financial crime unit searched a storage unit on Chebucto Road and found three rifles and two handguns, plus cocaine, ecstasy and prescription medicine. Paris appeared in Halifax provincial court yesterday to face the new charges. METRO

carrying 32,000 litres of gasoline and 9,000 litres of diesel, collided with a car. Karen White of the environment department said there was a spill of fuel but a fire on the truck prevented crews from determining the amount. The victim was identified as Ronna Goreham of Upper Clyde. The truck driver, 58, was treated for minor injuries. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Trevor Zinck’s lawyer said he wants to review all the evidence against his client to determine if the Crown has enough to bring the matter to trial. Lyle Howe appeared in Halifax provincial court yesterday and requested that a full week be put aside for the preliminary hearing of the embattled Dartmouth North MLA. Howe said committal in the case — whether or not there is enough evidence for Zinck to stand trial — is an issue. “I definitely want to question whether there is enough evidence to take it to trial,” Howe told reporters. “It’s (the Crown’s” onus to demonstrate that

there is enough evidence, and we’d like to see them meet that burden before we head to trial.” Zinck is facing two counts of theft over $5,000, one count of fraud over $5,000 and one count of breach of public trust for alleged spending abuses. “We wouldn’t be proceeding if we weren’t confident that we had enough information to go to trial,” Crown attorney Andrew Macdonald said. “Our test is whether we have a realistic prospect of conviction, and we believe we have that.” Neither Zinck nor two former MLAs scheduled to appear in court — Richard Hurlburt and Russell MacKinnon, also facing expenserelated charges — turned up at the courthouse. So far, their lawyers have handled each appearance.

Lyle Howe, the lawyer for MLA Trevor Zinck, leaves a courtroom at Halifax provincial court yesterday.

Next dates Trevor Zinck: June 28, to set a date for the preliminary hearing. Dave Wilson: July 7, for election and plea.

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Metallica tickets closing in on sellout More than 75 per cent of tickets sold for Citadel Hill show: Promoter A promoter for next month’s Metallica concert in Halifax says the outdoor show is heading toward a sellout. “The capacity is 30,000 for the hill, and we are certainly on our way to having a full house for the show,” Michele MacKay, a promoter from Rock the Hill, said yesterday. “It’s one of the strongest numbers that we’ve had for a show, I would say, in this area.” MacKay, who is promot-

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would think a show as large as Sir Paul McCartney, the numbers would’ve been twice what they were, but it’s always a gamble. This one certainly seems to be working well.” About 26,000 tickets were sold for McCartney on the Halifax Common in July of 2009. MacKay noted over 12,000 of the tickets already gobbled up for Metallica are by people living outside of HRM. PHILIP CROUCHER

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Will and Kate’s Canadian tour revealed Prince William and his new bride, Catherine, will travel by passenger jet, bush plane, naval frigate and canoe as they tour Canada next month on their first official overseas trip since their April 29 wedding. The royal couple will attend Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, dragon boat races in Charlottetown, a street hockey game in Yellowknife and the Stampede Parade in Cal-

gary on their nineday visit. William and Kate’s official itinerary, just released, sets a busy pace for the young couple, beginning with their arrival in Ottawa June 30 and ending with their departure from Calgary July 8. William and Canadi-

an Prime Minister Stephen Harper plan to make speeches at the national celebration. There will be a

video link to Canadian forces in Afghanistan. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will also visit Quebec, where they’ll tour a children’s hospital in Montreal and attend a military ceremony in Quebec City. In between, they’ll spend a night aboard HMCS Montreal, a navy frigate, for a leisurely sail down the St. Lawrence River.

In Yellowknife, they’ll board a float plane for the isolated native community of Blachford Lake, where they’ll take a canoe ride before departing the Northwest Territories for the Calgary Stampede. “This will be perhaps the largest, most-watched royal visit in Canada’s history,” Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore said. “We do expect a record number of Canadians to come out to the public

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RCMP launches G8-fund probe Investigation prompted by complaint made during election campaign Mounties’ move comes after auditor general report into legacy fund The RCMP is looking into allegations the Harper government misappropriated funds in order to lavish $50 million on a cabinet minister’s riding prior to last year’s G8 summit.

The probe comes on the heels of an auditor general’s report earlier this month, which concluded the government “did not clearly or transparently” explain how the money was going to be spent

when it sought Parliament’s approval for a G8 legacy fund for Tony Clement’s riding. The Mounties’ involvement was prompted by a complaint from former Liberal MP Marlene Jen-

nings. She was interviewed last week by three RCMP officers. “My sense is that they’re taking it very seriously,” Jennings said in an interview yesterday. THE CANADIAN PRESS ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, goes to Question Period yesterday.

Hijab banned by soccer league Quebec teenager Sarah Benkirane says she’s going to fight back after being told she can no longer referee soccer while wearing her hijab. The 15-year-old says she

was told religious symbols like hijabs may not be worn on the pitch. She says she plans to put pressure on the Canadian Soccer Association to overturn the decision. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Pics are out of this world Cirque du soleil founder Guy Laliberte is giving a sneak peek of more than 150 photos he took during an 11-day stint on the International Space Station in 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird shrugged off news of police involvement in the G8 matter. “What this is, is a defeated Liberal candidate in the last election pulling off a public relations stunt,” he told the Commons. Former Liberal MP Marlene Jennings, who was defeated in the May 2 election, first sought an investigation in the midst of the election campaign. Her complaint was prompted by an early draft of the auditor general’s report, which was leaked midcampaign to The Canadian Press. The early draft was much more blunt than the final version released

on June 9. It concluded the government “misinformed” Parliament about the G8 legacy fund and suggested it may have acted illegally. In an April 15 letter to the director of public prosecutions, Jennings said the government may have wilfully violated two appropriations acts and the Financial Administration Act, which stipulate that the government must disclose how it intends to spend the money when it seeks parliamentary approval for funding. Jennings said she never heard back from the public prosecutor’s office. But she did eventually receive a May 24 letter from the RCMP, advising her that “the matter is with ‘A’ Division Commercial Crime Section.” The day after the final auditor general’s report was released, she received a call from Cpl. Ray Warner asking her to meet with him. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Health snapshot Six in 10 Canadians report they’re in “very good’’ or “excellent’’ health, but high blood pressure and stress are concerns for an increasing number of people, a new snapshot of the nation’s health indicates. The 2010 Canadian

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VATICAN’S iPOD IDEA HOLY HUSH? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT GREGORIO BORGIA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Vatican is using iPods to lower the tourguide noise level. From a tiny booth in the back of St. John Lateran, the Holy See’s pilgrim agency is asking tourists if they want to tour Rome’s oldest basilica with an iPod loaded with an app designed to access art, architecture and history. Agency boss Rev. Caesar Atuire said with a tap of a finger tourists can zoom in on high-resolution images of artistic details, such as the starry blue canopy above the high altar or decorated vaulted ceilings. Apps users also can refer to images from the Vatican Library. The iPod audio has a chatty format, with some narration by “char-

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acters” in history, such as Roman emperor Constantine. After the trial ends in December, the Vatican will decide whether to expand the iPod app to other Rome basilicas. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

When is comes to sexting, women are naughtier than men, it seems. Women are more likely to send online photos of themselves naked and engage in sexting — sending sexually explicit text messages, a new U.S.-based study suggests. Researchers Diane Kholos Wysocki and Cheryl Childers placed a survey on Ashleymadison.com, a website aimed at married people looking for sex outside marriage. More than two-thirds of women respondents claimed they have engaged in sexting outside their serious relationship, compared to just over half of men.

New U.S. research suggests females are the naughty ones in cyberspace.

About 77 per cent of women between the ages of 25 and 29 who were surveyed confessed to sexting. Some 5,187 adults responded to questions about Internet use, sexual behaviour and attitudes about sexual behaviours in

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So you wake up, get out of bed, drag a comb across your head. You open your iPad and the first thing that hits you is: “Mass extinction threatens

oceans.” You spill your coffee in your lap and read a little more: “Multiple ocean stresses threaten globally significant marine extinction.” This from an international meeting of marine scientists who say if things keep going the way they are we will suffer the kind of mass extinction that did in the dinosaurs millions of years ago. The scientists tick off the “multiple oceans stresses”: Global warming, acidification, lack of oxygen, pollution and overfishing. The scientists call for “urgent and unequivocal action” or we’re done for. How do you deal with this stuff ? Put down your toast and call 9-1-1? “Hello? The oceans are threatened with mass extinction? Can you come right away? The coral “Some people reefs are already starting to die! Hurry!” just take their That’s the trouble with heads and bury global warming. It’s just them at the too big to get your head around. Some people just beach. Global take their heads and bury warming? What them at the beach. Global global warming?” warming? What global warming? This is merely natural climate fluctuation. Except all these scientists say it isn’t. “In fact,” they say, this is “unprecedented in the Earth’s history because of the high rate and speed of change.” Scientists? What do they know? How about the real experts, the dissenting journalists and oil company executives — what are they saying? The guy at climate-resistance.org isn’t worried. He dismisses the whole thing as The Fishy, Wishy-Washy report: “Just a couple of dozen eco-warriors in a single room, chatting about their fears.” Well, not to worry. The guy at the climate-resistance website says to chill out. So here we sit, amidst the crumbs, trying to figure out if these greybeards are really just little boys crying wolf, or a bunch of chickens freaked out about the marine equivalent of a falling sky. It’s the same thing on the sky-is-falling front. I mean, greenhouse gases? Come on! Just a bunch of (bad) scientists trying to whip us into a frenzy in order to secure funding. Although I’m not quite sure how funding follows frenzy. The government is no help. It keeps getting the Fossil Award for its well-known addiction to the tar sands and fracking — which is as dirty as it sounds. Oh, well. A couple of nice summer days and all this oceans-dying stuff will be behind us. After all, we have to get ready for Kate and Wills’ state visit. I wonder what she’ll wear. How do you think she’ll look in a biohazard suit?

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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Worth mentioning LE BOURGET, France. The plane making one of the biggest splashes at the Paris Air Show carries a grand total of one person and is often delayed because there’s too much wind or too little sun. Andre Borschberg pilots the Solar Impulse, a prototype aircraft powered exclusively by sunlight. While that has put him into the record books as the first pilot to fly 24 hours in an entirely solar-powered plane, it also causes aggravations that travellers anywhere could relate to. Like the time it took him 16 hours to fly to Paris from Brussels — five hours to cover the distance and another 11 hours circling over the airport, waiting for wind conditions to settle down enough for him to land. The plane has a slim dragonfly fuselage with a cockpit that fits just one pilot. Its enormous wing is entirely covered with 10,000 energy-capturing solar cells similar to the ones used in some homes, which generate about 40 horsepower, “the same as a small motor scooter,” Borschberg said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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He should have taken the left at Albuquerque He’s healthy, well-fed and far from home. And he’s quickly become the most popular attraction on a New Zealand beach. If only he could talk. A young penguin apparently took a wrong turn while swimming near Antarctica and endured a 3,200-kilometre journey to New Zealand, the first time in 44 years that one of the creatures has been sighted there in the wild.

Christine Wilton was walking her dog Monday when she discovered the black-and-white bird. “It was out of this world to see it,” she said. “Like someone just dropped it from the sky.” Wilton said the scene on Peka Peka Beach reminded her of the 2006 movie Happy Feet, in which a young penguin finds himself stranded far from home. The bird “was totally in the wrong place,” she said. Estimated to be about 10 months old and 80 centimetres tall, the Emperor penguin was probably born during the last Antarctic winter and may have been searching for squid and krill when it got lost, experts said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The nationwide campaign, including a string of mall appearances, was recently interrupted. Sick Gomez was hospitalized in Los Angeles for exhaustion, malnourishment and low iron. The singeractress, is dating teen pop star Justin Bieber, who she recently went on vacation with to Hawaii. She has blamed the tour for her exhaustion and not her travels.

songs co-penned by Gomez herself — is out next week. Days after her disc’s release, Gomez will get another girl-power boost with the July 1 release of her new movie, Monte Carlo, which also stars Leighton Meester of Gossip Girl and was co-produced by Nicole Kidman. Gomez says leaving Los Angeles to shoot in Paris and Budapest was “so refreshing.” But the grueling promotional tour that has followed — maybe not so much. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The lights are going out for SpiderMan. Marvel said that Spider-Man, will die, finally succumbing to one of his most pernicious foes in the final issue of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man due out today. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Selena Gomez poses for photographs on the red carpet during the 2011 MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday.

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Seems like blonde power couple Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively are back on — and enjoying homemade whipped cream in California

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puccinos,” a source says. “One with whipped cream, and one without. But when she learned that the whipped cream was homemade, she added it to the second drink.” According to the source, DiCaprio waited outside with his baseball cap pulled down low while she ordered.

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A short hop and skip over the Ottawa River, Quebec’s Outaouais region offers a captivating contrast to the madness of Parliament Hill just minutes away. Here, Gatineau often takes the spotlight, drawing visitors to its Casino du Lac Leamy and Canadian Museum of Civilization. But look beyond the highrises and you’ll find the real Outaouais. In and around Gatineau Park, a playground to many of Ottawa’s VIPs, time slows as you coast through quaint boroughs like Wake-

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field, Chelsea and Montebello — chock-full of country charm and local artisans, dedicated to their craft, creating some unique specialty products and experiences for locals and visitors alike. The Artists’ Studio Tour is an award-winning trail that takes visitors to the workshops and studios of many specialized local artists and craftspeople. Meet people like Russ Zietz, a professional log builder who now creates wood art and mixed media furnishings with a creative Canadian flair, and Mud Pies Pottery’s Carrie Leavoy, a potter who creates

Japanese-inspired products. For those seeking artisanal edibles, visit the Boucanerie Chelsea, where owners Line Boyer and James Hargreaves have perfected the art of smoking fish and meat. Using only sustainable fish and the sawdust left over from carving out baseball bats, the smokehouse boasts delicately flavoured smoked salmon, scallops, shrimp and tuna. Nearby, don’t miss the award-winning restaurant, Les Fougères, where seasonal cuisine gets the fine dining treatment in a country-elegant dining room, recently named one of the

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Witchery and covens aside, there’s a lot more to this thriving community than haunted happenings Salem — the very name conjures witches. Witches hanged in the notorious trials of 1692, witch houses and covens, a Salem Witch Museum and the Witch Dungeon Museum. This city of 41,000 souls is so closely identified with its witch history that flying witch logos adorn police cars and firefighter uniforms — and Salem High School’s mascot is, shockingly, a witch. A thriving, modern witch community practises witchcraft and even has a new public relations outfit, the Witches Education Bureau. Tourists flock to the Salem Common during the town’s “Haunted Happenings,” a month-long celebration of Halloween. In the off-season in this historic Massachusetts seaport, warlock Christian Day

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Preparation: • Calories 35 • Protein 4 g • Carbohydrates 5 g • Fibre 0.1 g • Total fat 0.3 g • Saturated fat 0.1 g • Cholesterol 32 mg • Sodium 94 mg

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Ingredients: • 16 medium shrimp (about 12 oz), peeled and deveined • 16 wooden skewers (about 6 inches long) • 1/4 cup apricot jam • 1 tbsp oyster sauce • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil

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Cutting the steak against the grain ensures tenderness.

Ingredients: Nutritional Analysis per serving: • Calories 266 • Protein 26 g • Carbohydrates 11 g • Fibre 1 g • Total fat 13 g • Saturated fat 4 g • Cholesterol 44 mg • Sodium 568 mg

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As a full-time mixed-martial artist, T.J. Grant’s buddies sometimes give him the gears for what can come across as a pretty sweet gig. Although he pours in hours of training for his UFC fights — hitting the gym twice a day, six days a week for conditioning and martial-arts development — the 27-year-old gets a friendly ribbing for the time he spends recharging his battery, a necessity in his gruelling sport. “I have a lot of downtime, and my friends always laugh and say, ‘What do you do, just play Xbox all day?’” Grant said. “But if I trained twice a day and then tried to do a bunch of stuff, I’d just be so exhausted ... Rest is really important at this level and I make sure I get as much of it as I can.” Since his last fight in December, the Cole Harbour native said he has been more focused on training than ever before. He said he knew he “had to get better” after a loss to Ricardo Almeida in UFC 124 in Montreal. With a pivotal fight coming up on Saturday versus Charlie Brenneman (2-1) as part of UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh, Grant is full of confidence. “I feel like I’ve had the best training camp I’ve

According to the website mma-manifesto.com, T.J. Grant earned an estimated $20,000 US for three fights in 2010. His biggest UFC payday saw him collect a beefy $65,000 cheque for winning the submissionof-the-night bonus at UFC 107 on Dec. 12, 2009, in addition to his undisclosed base salary for the bout. UFC does not publish salaries.

ever had and I feel like my timing and conditioning are at an all-time high,” Grant said. “I’ve had a long time to work on certain things and I feel like I’m the best I’ve ever been.” Brenneman, a Hollidaysburg, Pa., native who will be fighting in front of his home-state fans at Consol Energy Centre, was an NCAA all-American wrestler who recently signed a four-fight contract with UFC. Grant, who has rotated wins with losses since his debut in UFC 97 in April 2009, expects a tough test but has no plans of falling into the first losing streak of his UFC career. “I’ll have my hands full, but it’s going to be a good fight and I expect to win,” Grant said.


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Serena Williams shows her emotions after winning her first-round match yesterday.

Williams in tears after winning return Health problems had kept her from playing in a Grand Slam event for a year Federer, Djokovic both advance to the next round of Wimbledon Returning to Grand Slam tennis after a year away with health problems, Serena Williams opened her Wimbledon title defence yesterday by beating Aravane Rezai in three sets — then burst into tears on Centre Court. After serving her 13th ace to close a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory, Williams buried her face in her towel and sobbed from her courtside chair. She was still crying as she left the court, overcome with emotion after enduring a long layoff that included two foot operations and treatment for blood clots in her lungs.

“It’s just been a long, arduous road. To stand up still is pretty awesome.” SERENA WILLIAMS

“I usually don’t cry ... but it’s just been so hard,” the four-time Wimbledon champion said. “I never dreamt I would be here right now. And then to win. I just wanted to win at least one match here.” Following Williams on Centre Court was Roger Federer, who began his chase for a record-equalling seventh Wimbledon championship by beating Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-2. Second-seeded Novak

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Djokovic, playing for the first time since his 43match winning streak was stopped by Federer at the French Open, sailed into the second round with a 64, 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jeremy Chardy of France. Canadians Rebecca Marino and Stephanie Dubois advanced to the second round after posting their first career wins at the All England club. But Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., struggling with her comeback

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from an elbow injury, lost her match to Czech Barbora Zahlavova Strycova 7-6 (7), 6-4. And Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., squandered two match points in a 3-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 6-2 loss to Brazilian Ricardo Mello. Vancouver’s Marino defeated Patricia MayrAchleitner of Austria 6-3, 7-6 (5). THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rematch takes much less time The rematch of the longest match in tennis history certainly was a lot shorter. A year after needing 11 hours five minutes spread over three days to finish a match that ended 70-68 in the fifth set, John Isner required only about two hours and a mere three sets to beat Nicolas Mahut of France in the first round at Wimbledon this time. Isner won 7-6 (4), 6-2, 76 (6) yesterday. “It wasn’t easy,” the American said, “but obviously it was considerably quicker than the last time we played.” Isner also won their first-round marathon at the All England Club in 2010, when play twice was suspended by darkness and the match shattered all sorts of records, including most time on court, most total games, longest set and most aces. “Nothing’s going to live up to that match,” Isner said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Last year, Isner hit 113 aces and Mahut 103. This year, each man finished with eight.

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No deal now for Reyes MLB. Jose Reyes has told the New York Mets he’s not interested in negotiating a new contract during the season. The star shortstop can become a free agent after the World Series and could be one of the biggest prizes on the open market next winter. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Philly to get Winter Classic? NHL. The New York Times is reporting the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will play at Citizens Bank Park in the next Winter Classic game. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ex-Maverick brought in to coach Raptors NBA. Former Mavericks assistant coach Dwane Casey was introduced as the new head coach of the Toronto Raptors yesterday, just nine days after winning an NBA championship with Dallas. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Lithium-ion batteries tend to generate a lot of heat, as anyone who has ever operated a laptop computer on their lap can readily attest. To help cool things down, an electric fan is used that draws air from a vent located on the parcel shelf behind the rear seat. According to Buick, the fan motor will not be noisy enough to disturb any passengers.

Buick promises that the driving experience with the new hardware won’t differ from piloting a regular gas-engine model. But what will be different is the fuel economy rating that the LaCrosse is expected to generate: 8.01/100 km in the city and 5.4 on the highway. Those numbers represent a significant 26 per cent improvement in city fuel economy and 16 per cent on the highway over the 2011 LaCrosse’s 10.8/6.5 city/highway rating.

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Seekers of fuel-efficient mid- and full-size luxury sedans have had little choice but to shell out a hefty premium demanded by Lexus, BMW and Mercedes-Benz for a luxury gaselectric hybrid model.

That’s about to change later this year when General Motors’ Buick division rolls out its 2012 LaCrosse equipped with the eAssist system. As the name implies, eAssist is an electrified helper motor that doesn’t independently power the car, but kicks in when the LaCrosse is accelerating or heading up hill.

But that’s only part of the story, so much so that GM avoids using the term “hybrid.” The technology begins with a 15-horsepower liquid-cooled electric motorgenerator that replaces the LaCrosse’s traditional alternator. Beyond providing power enrichment for the 182-horsepower 2.4-litre

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LaCrosse eAssist Quick facts about the Buick LaCrosse eAssist: Engine (hp): 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (182) combined with 15horsepower electric motor. Transmission and mileage: Six-speed automatic; L/100 km (city/hwy) 8.0/5.4.


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Tesla, maker of all-electric vehicles, is going mainstream — or at least to Tesla’s version of mainstream. California-based Tesla arrived on the Canadian automotive landscape last year, with one model — the Roadster, a little allelectric ditty offering lots of get-up-and-go, and lots of exclusivity with its starting price of $125,000. By next summer, Tesla will have another model — the Model S. A $57,400 luxury-sports sedan that will seat 5, or 7 with the optional rear-facing child seats. By 2013 we can expect Model X (a tall wagon or SUV kind of thing), and sometime after that, another sedan (a BMW 3 Series competitor kind of thing). Tesla is determined to build and sell about 100,000 vehicles a year, which is more or less capacity of the formerToyota plant (in Fremont, California) that Tesla took over last year.

The upcoming Model S. and future sale tactics expected from Tesla are almost — but not quite — a move toward mainstream.

This sounds like mainstream volume, but don’t be fooled. Tesla isn’t interested in anything mainstream. The technology of the cars isn’t mainstream, and either is how it intends to market and sell and service its growing volume. We caught up with Tesla’s main man in Canada, Hans Ulsrud in Toronto. While the Model S concept looks pretty fetching, Ulsrud assured me that the production car “looks even better.� Tesla Canada’s first sales facility will be located in Toronto later this year, but don’t go looking for it where dealerships usually congregate, like in those big, sprawling “auto malls� just outside the city. Ulsrud said the showroom will be in one of the premier shopping malls in the GTA. And for

style and feel, he said, “Think Apple Store‌â€? The same sales executive behind Apple’s infiltration into the malls is behind Tesla’s retail strategy — George Blankenship. Tesla Santana Row was the first such store (San Francisco), followed by Tesla Park Meadows is the second (Glendale, Colorado). This calls for separate service facilities. Toronto’s service facility opened just this week, near the airport. Tesla Service also does house calls. According to Ulsrud, other key Canadian cities for Tesla are Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. (All around late 2012, or early 2013.) You can now reserve a Model S, with a (refundable) deposit. The first 2,000 will be special “Signatureâ€? editions. Ulsrud noted that half of the 200 Signature models

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Bank on family-ready versatility JUSTIN PRITCHARD/FOR METRO

Compass with manual gearbox will be the safest bet

SECOND GEAR

mission, or a bucking or “jerking” sensation when decelerating, could be signs of trouble. Opt for a manual-equipped model where possible. Finally, check the ceiling liner around the map lights, as well as carpeting in the front footwells for signs of moisture — which could indicate a leaky sunroof or drain tubes.

What’s the 4-1-1 Model: 2007 to 2010 Jeep Compass. Vehicle type: Compact crossover/4x4.

JUSTIN PRITCHARD

DRIVE@METRONEWS.CA

Though the Jeep Compass wasn’t a diehard mudslinger like its siblings, it intended to attract a new buyer to the brand with its fuel efficiency, city-friendly sizing and promise of affordable adventure. All models got standard four-cylinder power and front wheel drive. The larger, 2.4-litre, 172 horsepower engine is typically preferred. Compass could be fitted with an “intelligent” AWD system that featured a driver-lockable centre differential for enhanced trac-

tion. Transmission choices were a manual five-speed box or a Continually Variable Transmission (CVT). Look for features like heated seats, Bluetooth, premium audio, a sunroof and multimedia connectivity. A household power outlet was also available, and split-folding seats enhanced cargo capacity when required. Sizing was in the same ballpark as a Toyota Matrix, Dodge Caliber or Mazda 3. End of the day, compact driving dynamics, fuel effi-

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Manoeuvrability, flexibility, all-season traction with 4x4 models and styling, all seem to be rated positively by the majority of Compass owners. Car-like ride quality, the up-level stereo and fuel mileage were also

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praised. What owners dislike

Owner-stated complaints tend to centre around cheap interior plastics, sluggish performance from models with the CVT transmission, road noise, blind spots and limited ground clearance and off-road abilities. Common issues

When test-driving a used Compass, “listen” to the vehicle’s front end for signs of clunking, popping or grind-

ing sounds while steering or travelling over bumps. Unwelcome noises could indicate a worn-out suspension component, and numerous owners have reported premature wear of these parts. Driveability issues with the CVT transmission, including reduced or sluggish acceleration, could be a computer-related problem fixed by rebooting or re-flashing the vehicle’s computer brain. Grinding sounds from the CVT trans-

Low resale values, good mileage and family-ready versatility will be the primary draws to the Jeep Compass in the used market. Shoppers seeking out a model with a manual transmission and a clean bill of health from a Chryslertrained mechanic should enjoy fairly solid reliability and affordable all-season driving confidence. Check out Justin’s video car reviews: youtube.com/mr2pritch.

Buy a used car, get a used car. Buy a used Honda, get a Honda. Honda reliability. Certified. When Honda certifies a used vehicle, you know it can be depended on. Every Certified Used Honda undergoes a series of thorough dealer inspections to ensure it upholds the reliability of the Honda name. You get the performance, safety and efficiency of a Honda, with the added assurance that comes with a factory warranty. Find yours at cuv.honda.ca • 6-year / 120,000-km transferable powertrain warranty • 7-day / 1,000-km exchange privilege • 100+ point inspection • CarProof Vehicle History Report

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Putting more Sport into a sporty car Many cars have ‘Eco’ buttons to help maximize fuel

DRIVING FORCE JIL MCINTOSH DRIVE@METRONEWS.CA

Some you just click ‘Sport’ option for special features JIL MCINTOSH/FOR METRO

It used to be that if you wanted to make your car sportier, you had to get out the wrenches. Today, with the electronic systems on many cars, you

simply need to push the “Sport” button on the console. Depending on the vehicle, activating the button might increase the steer-

ing resistance, change the throttle response or the transmission’s shift patterns, adjust the shock absorbers or vary the exhaust.

“Our cars have numerous options and it depends on what is fitted to the car,” says Laurance Yap, manager of public relations for Porsche Canada. “The more stuff on the car, the more the sport button does.” Traditional power steering relies on a hydraulic pump, but several new models have a combination of hydraulic and an electric motor, or completely electric-assisted steering. “The electro-hydraulic steering gives you more assist at lower speeds, gradually dialing it back at higher speeds,” Yap says. “When you hit the Sport button, it gives you less assistant all across the board. We want that because it feels a bit heftier, with a bit more feel through the steering wheel.” When activated, the Sport program quickens the engine’s response to your foot on the throttle. “You get more power earlier by pushing down less on the pedal, making it feel faster,” Yap says. The engine can’t make any more power in Sport mode, but it delivers it quicker. The automatic transmission also adjusts, holding each gear longer, keeping the engine at

Laurance Yap

higher r.p.m., and locking out the higher, fuel-efficient gears — which is why cars tend to use more fuel in Sport mode. If the suspension contains adjustable dampers, the Sport mode makes them stiffer, which improves handling. It also makes the ride firmer, but that’s part of the fun. If there’s an optional air suspension, the Sport mode will lower it to make the car more aerodynamic. Finally, if it’s a Porsche equipped with a special “sport” exhaust, there’s one more benefit. “It will open a flap in the exhaust to make it louder,” Yap says. “It doesn’t give you any more power, but it makes it louder.” And to a sports car fan, that definitely makes it better. PORSCHE

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Offer(s) available on all new 2011 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by June 25, 2011. Dealers may sell for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicle images shown may include optional accessories and upgrades. **0% purchase financing is available on all 2011 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for details. Representative financing example based on 2011 Kia Forte5 with a selling price of $16,695, financed at 0% APR for 48 months. Monthly payments equal $348 with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Cost of borrowing is $0, for a total obligation of $16,695. Delivery and destination fees ($1,455), other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing, PPSA ($79) and dealer fees are excluded. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ‡Cash purchase price for 2011 Rondo (RN751B) is 14,995 and includes a cash credit of $5000 ($5,000 includes $4,000 cash credit, $250 dealer participation, $750 Loyalty Bonus)based on the MSRP of $19,995. Delivery and destination fees of $1,650 and $79 PPSA excluded. Available at participating dealers. §Bonus Cash is available for all qualified customers who purchase and take delivery of a 2011/2012 Kia model between June 22 - 25, 2011. $750 bonus cash available on all 2011 or 2012 Kia Sportage/Sorento models and includes $250 dealer participation. $500 bonus cash available on all other 2011 or 2012 Kia models and includes $150 dealer participation. Bonus Cash is deducted from negotiated price before taxes. Offer available at participating dealers on in-stock vehicles only. ¥Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2011 Kia Rondo models at a value of $750 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2011MY Rondo. Offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase financing only before June 30, 2011. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details “Don’t Pay Until Fall” on select models (120-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on all models on approved credit (OAC) (2011 Sportage/Sorento/Borrego/Sedona excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 90 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. ÇThe actual fuel consumption of these vehicles may vary. These estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada publication EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. ^2011 Kia Sportage awarded the Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The award is applicable to all 2011 Sportage/ models manufactured after March 2010. Visit www.iihs.org for full details. U2011 Kia Sportage awarded Car of the Year by Motoring 2011 for Best SUV/CUV (under $40,000) and overall Car of the Year. Visit www.motoringtv.com for full details. °The Bluetooth® word mark and logo are registered trademarks and are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program and $750 Kia Mobility Program. See dealer for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of print. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia Canada is the official automotive sponsor of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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