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City man injured in shooting Officers search Romans Avenue for clues

Danny Boy Stephens from Millbrook competes in the men's traditional division at the Mawio’mi 2011 Halifax International Powwow yesterday. RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

Mi’kmaq culture celebrated by 60,000 The three-day powwow on the Halifax Common wrapped up last night. More coverage, page 4.

A man is suffering from life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Halifax yesterday. Police were called to the 3300 block of Federal Avenue at 1:10 p.m. Const. Brian Palmeter said someone had seen the injured man and called the police. “We located an adult male suffering from at least one gunshot wound,” Palmeter said. The injured man was found outside a residence and he was rushed to the hospital with very serious injuries. Palmeter said there were no suspects arrested at the scene and that police were canvassing the neighbourhood looking for witnesses yesterday. Officers were combing for evi-

dence around strollers and toys on nearby Romans Avenue, home to many young families. A toddler’s birthday party was happening in the area at the time of the shooting. Officers searched near the house on Romans Avenue where bullet holes remain in the roof from a shooting last October. Four houses were hit by bullets in that incident and no one was injured. One neighbour, who didn’t want to be identified, said she is tired of recurring crime but that she can’t afford to move. She added she feels the violence in the area has escalated recently. Police have been unable to talk to the victim because of his injuries, Palmeter said. JENNIFER TAPLIN

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Turbine distance debated


Celebrate. Culture

Will not be permitted in urban core areas like Halifax, Dartmouth ALEX BOUTILIER


After nearly five years of consultations and reports, Halifax Regional Council will consider regulations surrounding the construction of wind turbines. A staff report to be delivered to council tomorrow sets out guidelines for wind turbines, including restricted areas, setback distances from residential properties and height restrictions. The guidelines are divided into two sections — urban and rural. All types of turbines would be considered for rural areas, while urban turbines would be micro, small and medium categories, with a maximum height of 60 metres. The report also recommends turbines in urban areas be limited to busi-

Right to a turbine Choosing to adopt proposed wind-turbine guidelines would not prevent council from nixing a particularly controversial project should one arise, according to Cole Harbour Coun. Lorelei


ness parks and select marine industrial areas, while rural turbines would be kept 550 metres from adjacent residences. But Eastern ShoreMusquodoboit Valley Coun. Steve Streatch wants that distance doubled for large-scale windfarm projects. “One turbine is one thing, but when you have 15 or 20 ganged together ... the repercussions are exponential,” said Streatch. “It creates a much larger problem.” One project in particular has drawn Streatch’s attention to the issue: a wind farm planned for the Jeddore area. He thinks large-scale projects should have their own set of rules within the proposed guidelines. “The issue of one small turbine are much greater with a series of turbines,” he said. Nicoll, who sits on the municipality’s environment subcommittee. That’s because the staff report recommends processing turbine projects on an as-of-right basis. Nicoll said proposed projects can be reviewed by the appropriate community council. ALEX BOUTILIER

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On the web at Diana Huang, left, and Rebecca Loke from Toronto’s Chi-Ping dance group perform at the 27th annual Multicultural Festival at the Halifax Seaport yesterday afternoon. RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

A real taste of cultural diversity The 27th annual RBC Multicultural Festival wrapped up yesterday at the Halifax Seaport. More than 20,000 visitors enjoyed the diverse sights, sounds and tastes of the city over four days. Hundreds of performers participated in this music, dance and art extravaganza. It’s the largest festival of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

Man killed in crash A young man is dead and a girl in hospital after a single-vehicle accident on a Nova Scotia highway on Canada Day. RCMP say five people were in the vehicle Friday night when it crashed on Highway 202 and rolled several times. The 21-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene in East Hants. RCMP identified the victim as Steven Edward


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News in brief

Changes to Tory caucus Nova Scotia Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie has made changes to the critic responsibilities in his seven-member caucus. Member Eddie Orrell has been assigned education, tourism and economic development. Baillie has

added finance and treasury board to his own responsibilities. Member Allan MacMaster will take on justice, and member Chuck Porter will take on energy matters and oversee the party’s intervention at Utility and Review board hearings in the fall. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Drug bust inside vehicle RCMP officers made an

interesting find when they checked out a car parked in the 7,000 block of St. Margaret’s Bay Road on Saturday. A 23-year-old man was arrested after police recovered large quantities of ecstasy, marijuana, brass knuckles and an open bottle of rum. He is facing several charges and his licence was suspended after tests confirmed he was over the legal alcohol limit. THE CANADIAN PRESS

In the wake of the Kabul hotel attack, Defence Minister Peter MacKay says that Canadian soldiers in the city are safe. Video at Follow us on Twitter @metrohalifax


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Firms get two more weeks for shipbuilding bids

Mawio’mi puts the ‘wow’ in powwow Great weather, activities bring hordes to North Common over weekend Drum, dance and song competition a crowd favourite RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

Ottawa is extending the deadline for bids on a lucrative shipbuilding contract by two weeks, to July 21, after two companies requested more time. The companies had asked for an extension of two months, to Sept. 12, but a federal committee denied the request, saying it would “have significant and unacceptable impacts.” Companies including Irving Shipbuilding Inc., in Halifax, are bidding on a $35-billion contract to build new navy warships and other vessels as part of a 20-year shipbuilding plan. The development is sure to upset the premiers of Nova Scotia and British Columbia, who oppose JUST THE TICKET

Dancers take part in the Grand Entry yesterday at the Mawio’mi 2011 Halifax International Powwow.



Organizers of Atlantic Canada’s largest international powwow are so pleased with the response to the event that they hope to make it an annual staple. An estimated 60,000 people attended Mawio’mi 2011, held over three days on Halifax’s North Common, said Moira MacLeod, one of the organizers. She estimates that 30,000 people came out on Canada Day alone.

“It was just a fabulous experience to see so many people outside of the First Nations community come out and absolutely embrace the culture and get immersed in it in a way that they very often don’t have the opportunity to.” MOIRA MACLEOD, CO-ORGANIZER, MAWIO’MI 2011

“We’re really pleased with the turnout and the response from people who were on the common,” MacLeod said yesterday, as the event was wrapping up. “It was a fabulous weekend, and a wonderful opportunity again to celebrate Mi’kmaq culture.”

Mawio’mi 2011 built on the success of the Membertou 400 celebrations last year, when an estimated 80,000 people came to the common to mark the 400th anniversary of Chief Henri Membertou’s conversion to Christianity. MacLeod said event-go-

ers have been telling her they’ll be back next year. But before Mawio’mi 2012 comes the hard work of raising the funds necessary to run another powwow. “We’ll be looking for sponsors to help put it on, so we’ll be analyzing that within the next couple of weeks and go from there,” she said. “We’re extremely pleased with the response of the general public, and the community is once again very proud of its efforts to showcase the culture to a broader audience.”

Lifeguards head to stations at N.S. beaches 400,000 Nova Scotia’s lifeguards have begun keeping watch at popular beaches around the province. The supervision began on Canada Day. The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service is in its 39th year of operation and will monitor 23 of the province’s beaches. The NSLS says no one

has drowned on a beach supervised by its lifeguards. Last year, lifeguards responded to 219 rescues, injuries and medical emergencies. The service advises that people swim between the red and yellow flags that mark the supervised portion of the beach. Parents

should keep their children within arm’s reach on the beach and in the water. And people should remember it is illegal to drink alcohol on beaches, since an overwhelming number of drownings and accidents are linked to alcohol consumption. CAPE BRETON POST

Approximately 400,000 people visited Nova Scotia’s supervised beaches last summer. The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service says no one has drowned on a beach under its watch.

Drivers nabbed on Canada Day More than 40 motorists were ticketed on Canada Day while driving on the Trans-Canada Highway in Colchester County. During a three-hour enforcement along High-

Boat race Both Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and Seaspan Marine Inc., a bidder from British Columbia, are opposed to extending the deadline. Only two other shipyards — Seaway Marine and Industrial of St. Catharines, Ont., and Quebec’s Davie Yards — are on the shortlist for the contract.

the extension. After the bidders asked for more time last week, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter told Public Works that it would “create the impression that the process is being adjusted to favour some bids over others.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

way 104, RCMP Northern Traffic Services laid charges on 38 speeders, including one stunting charge for a vehicle that was travelling 168 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. Two people were also ticketed for not wearing seatbelts, while another was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle. TRURO DAILY NEWS

CAO regains Council power to backs pilot procure projects Proposed changes to Halifax Regional Municipality’s procurement policy would allow the city’s top bureaucrat to approve contracts up to $50,000 while council is on summer and winter holidays. That means CAO Richard Butts could approve singlesourced contracts without the approval of council. The CAO’s procurement policy was limited in March, largely in response to cost overruns on the Washmill Lake Court underpass. But the power to approve contracts up to $50,000 was omitted due to an “administrative error.” ALEX BOUTILIER

Halifax Regional Council will consider changing the municipal charter today to allow for pilot projects. Peninsula Community Council has asked members to commission a staff report on the amendments, which would allow the municipality to undertake pilot projects. The issue originated in a May 30 meeting of the District 12 planning advisory committee, when the contentious issue of backyard-laying hens was discussed. The committee was informed then that HRM’s charter does not allow for pilot projects. ALEX BOUTILIER



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Landside victory in Thai election

Photogenic Yingluck Shinawatra has long been seen as front-runner Set to be country’s first female PM The sister of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led Thailand’s main opposition party to a landslide victory in elections yesterday, heralding an extraordinary political turnaround five tumultuous years after her fugitive billionaire brother was toppled in an army coup. The vote paves the way for 44-year-old Yingluck Shinawatra, who has never held office, to become this Southeast Asian kingdom’s first female prime minister. A large mandate to govern could help the new government navigate a way out of the crisis that

has plagued Thailand since Thaksin’s 2006 overthrow. But the question remains whether the nation’s elite power brokers, including the monarchy and the army, would accept the result. Thaksin was barred from politics in 2007 and convicted on graft charges the next year. The U.S.-educated Yingluck, who he has called “my clone,” is widely considered his proxy. The incumbent premier, Abhisit Vejjajiva, conceded defeat last night and said he was ready to become the opposition.


Yingluck Shinawatra, the Pheu Thai Party’s candidate for prime minister and youngest sister of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, gestures as she attends a press conference at the party headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday.


Flotilla activists continue with plans Organizers of a Gaza-bound flotilla said yesterday they have not abandoned their plans to breach Israel’s sea blockade of the territory despite a Greek government ban on their vessels leaving the country’s ports. The campaign experienced a major setback when Greece announced its restrictions Friday, and authorities arrested the captain of a boat carrying American activists that tried to leave Greece without permission. However, co-ordinators of the flotilla were trying to maintain momentum with small protests in Athens in the face of increasing calls for them to scrap their campaign. On Saturday, the Middle East Quartet of Mideast mediators — the U.S., UN, EU and Russia — urged governments to discourage Gaza-bound flotillas that could escalate tension in the region. Several protesters from the American vessel briefly protested outside the U.S. Embassy before leaving. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011



The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, accepts flowers upon arriving in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island as part of a royal tour with Prince William yesterday.

Royals arrive in P.E.I. at busy day’s end Royal couple to take part in dragonboat race against Premier Robert Ghiz today Prince William and Kate arrived on Prince Edward Island yesterday, after spending much of their day in Quebec. A few hundred people gathered at the airport in Charlottetown to welcome the royal couple. Sarah Simpson, 18, said she was very excited to be part of the welcoming party. Her seven-member piping band, The College of Piping and Celtic Arts of Canada, played as the couple stepped off the plane. EUROPEAN OUTBREAK

New strain of E. coli claims life A 78-year-old French woman died early Saturday morning from complications of an E. coli infection but a doctor said she was not suffering from the strain that has infected many other people in France and Germany. The source of the French woman’s E. coli contamination was not

“I've been a huge fan of the monarchy since I was really little,” Simpson said moments before the plane touched down. “This is like a dream come true playing for William and Kate.” The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up day four of their royal tour with an informal reception at a famous Charlottetown restaurant. It’s a casual end to a hectic day that saw the royal couple make several stops in Quebec City identified. Seven other patients remain in stable condition at the same French hospital, six of whom have been confirmed to have the same strain of E.coli as in the outbreak that originated in Germany. European health experts said Thursday that contaminated Egyptian fenugreek seeds were likely the source of that deadly outbreak. German authorities on Friday reported another death in the European E. coli outbreak — bringing the total to 50. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

where William addressed Quebecers in French at one point, hailing their “vitality and vigour.” The pair was also exposed to protests from sovereigntists who don’t support the monarchy, but the demonstrators weren’t able to disrupt the royal itinerary. William and Kate explore parts of P.E.I. today with stops in Dalvay-bythe-Sea and Summerside where they’ll take part in a number of hands-on activities. THE CANADIAN PRESS

A gluttony competition of their own This year’s Fourth of July race to stuff your face with hotdogs has a new women-only pigout. Diminutive Sonya Thomas, known as The Black Widow of competitive eating, and eight other women will compete today on Coney Island just before the men’s stomach-churning hot dog feast at Nathan’s Famous fast-food restaurant. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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750 to 1,000 barrels was the estimated amount of oil leaked before the pipe was shut down, said ExxonMobil spokeswoman Pam Malek. absorbent material as the plume moved downstream at around 10 kilometres per hour.

The river has no dams on its way to its confluence with the Missouri River just across the Montana border in North Dakota. It was unclear how far the plume might travel. “The parties responsible will restore the Yellowstone River,” Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said. ExxonMobil said it was sending a team to help with cleanup, and that state and federal authorities had been alerted to the spill. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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In his first major public act as the city’s new chief administrative officer, Richard Butts stared down concert STEPHEN KIMBER promoter Harold MacKay — METRO HALIFAX and won. Sort of. Last year, the mayor and the former CAO fronted MacKay $400,000 toward the costs of two concerts on the Common. It was a sweet deal that allowed MacKay to walk away from repaying the money if he didn’t sell enough tickets to his events. He didn’t. And he did. The deal violated the city charter and led to the resignation of the then-CAO and demands the mayor do “the honourable thing,” too, but the deal itself was legal and binding. Score one for Harold. Flash forward to this spring. MacKay’s original promotions business is out of business. But he’s back, Lazurus-like, under a new name. His wife is now the “The new/old promoter. And she/he is plumping a soon-to-be-soldpromoter isn’t Metallica concert for looking for cash out mid-July. from the city The new/old promoter isn’t looking for cash from this time — a city this time — a nonnon-starter after the starter after last year — but last year — she/he wants the city to provide, at cost, the usual but she/he wants the city to municipal services for such events. provide, at cost, Why not? Old forgivable the usual loan forgiven. New company, new name. New day.... municipal Not so fast, says the new services for CAO. such events. We don’t know the details — transparency is Why not? Old not the Halifax way — but forgivable loan we can surmise Butts forgiven. New squeezed MacKay. Pay back last year’s grant or no servcompany, new ices — and no concert. name. New day It wasn’t pretty. And it … Not so fast, may not have been entirely says the legal. But Butts had MacKay by the same short hairs new CAO.” MacKay employed in reverse to such great effect last year — the threat to cancel the concert, but this time if MacKay didn’t come up with cash. In the end, he did. Not much. Probably about $40,000 of the $350,000 the city shelled out to him last year. Some councillors fretted publicly that Butts’ legally questionable manoeuvre could further sully our already sullied reputation as a how-much-do-you-want, can-wegive-you-more concert venue for mega-acts that don’t draw mega-audiences but cost mega-bucks. So be it. Richard Butts didn’t create Concertgate. But he has now sent a signal to all concerned that someone new and different is now in charge of administration at city hall. And that can’t be a bad thing.


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Firefighter takes to sky for cancer research NEWS WORTH SHARING Media will always have to report on the tough stuff. But we know that Canada is full of compassionate individuals, inspiring projects and stories worth celebrating. Here is just one. When Hants County’s

third annual Relay for Life moved to a new exhibition grounds location, Dougie Matheson took to the sky to let people know about it. Perched atop a 100-foot aerial ladder for 22 hours, the Windsor-based volunteer firefighter acted as a human beacon as he collected donations. Matheson’s

commitment to promoting cancer research is rooted in the memory of his mother, the late Ena Matheson, one of only three Nova Scotians to receive the Canadian Cancer Society’s Citation of Merit for her work to fight the disease. “I did this in memory of my mom, but without the great support of the Windsor Fire Department, this

would not have been possible.” This year’s relay raised a record $100,000. CRAIG AND MARC KIELBURGER

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Cartoon by Michael de Adder Tweets @andreexo: heading out for last day of Mawio’miHalifax international Powwow, another hugely successful and moving event! @HaligonianAgent: Spent the day driving along St. Margaret’s Bay Road from Halifax to the three churches in Mahone Bay; what an awesome day trip. @CaitLovesWWE: Went to dartmouth crossing today at walmart, nothing really new. Just toys r us coming in the fall @DevynMckillop: Going out to breakfast would be nice right now if I wasn’t half asleep. There for. UGH. @JasonRondeau: Queen Mary 2’s in Halifax today! Anyone DT or heading that way? Looking for something to do here!! #QM2 love this weather! @AngelMWray: Went to #Halifax Market yesterday. It was amazing. Everyone has to go!! @sharonhnanny: #Royals get mixed reaction in #Montreal — cheers & some jeers. No surprise but kinda sad, shld hv visited #Halifax


Baboon wasn’t amused with this park A wayward baboon that apparently escaped from an amusement park and became a mini-celebrity — appearing at a golf course and being followed on Twitter — was captured Saturday after spending three days on the lam. The animal appeared to be unharmed when it was found and tranquilized at a farm in southern New Jersey. The farm isn’t far from Six Flags Great Adventure’s Monkey Jun-

gle in Jackson Township, which has about 150 baboons that are part of a drive-thru safari. Park officials confirmed the capture and said they believed the animal was theirs. But they won’t know for sure until it’s assessed and they can see if it has a microchip that’s embedded in all their baboons. Numerous online followers tracked the baboon’s travels after it initially was spotted Thursday. Many posted on a tongue-in-cheek Twitter account created by a person posing as the baboon. Officials had said the baboon didn’t pose a threat to residents but as a precaution warned them not to approach it if they encountered it. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Transformers robots have lost some of their money-making power but still have delivered the biggest opening weekend domestically so far this year. Distributor Paramount Pictures said yesterday that Transformers: Dark of the Moon took in $97.4 million domestically in its first weekend. That beat the $90.2 million debut of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. But the domestic haul for the sci-fi sequel was down from the $127.9 million first weekend for 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Since opening Tuesday night, the new Transformers pulled in $162 million through Sunday, a drop from $200.1 million for Revenge of the Fallen in its first five days.


Chris Cornell on getting the band back together — and making sure it doesn’t fall apart again PAT HEALY

Chris Cornell has a very practical approach to Soundgarden these days. He does what he does because he and his band like it, not because a record company says they have to. You’ve been doing a lot of solo touring. How different is the mindset for doing that from the mindset you have to have for these Soundgarden shows?

Lately I’ve been doing what I call the Songbook tour, which is pretty much just me and an acoustic guitar, so it’s about as opposite as you can get. … The only way to get any further

“We’re just as adventurous as we’ve always been, so there are song arrangements and styles that are different than anything we’ve ever done, but no matter what, we would be doing that.” CHRIS CORNELL ON SOUNDGARDEN

away is if it was just me and a puppet. Then it would be a completely different genre of entertainment. And in that way, you don’t really have to strive for balance. One kind of takes care of the other. After touring around for a month and a half, doing that [acoustic tour], I was really looking forward to getting in the studio with Soundgarden and playing loud, aggressive rock music and then after doing that for a while it will feel great to just sit alone and play an acoustic guitar, so in that way I think I’m pretty fortunate to be able to have such dramatic extremes happening. On these new dates are you guys doing any of the new stuff you’ve been recording?

I’m not sure if we will do that now mainly because we haven’t toured in 12 years or whatever it’s been. It’s hard to actually come up with a set list that’s inclusive of all the stuff that we would play even if we weren’t working on new material. We felt like we haven’t played in so long, haven’t toured and haven’t played in front of these different people in so long.

How are we going to really make everyone happy? We don’t want people to show up and be like “It was great, but they didn’t play this or that.” So to throw in new material, we don’t know if it’s something we want to do right now. From the new songs, is there anything you’re really psyched about that’s almost ready to go, that you would love to play?

The whole album is close enough that I kind of get a sense of the overall feeling of it and I’m pretty happy with that. It’s pretty great. It’s very different. But then again, they all were, so it’s not like we completely changed. Musically, at some point, I think we were always kind of doing that. And there’s always familiar elements going on but it’s also new. Is there any feeling of proceeding with caution as far as hoping you don’t get involved in any of the pitfalls that caused the tension that led to the breakup?

Well, I think the main one is avoiding concerns about scheduling. I suppose there was always a factor of record companies worrying

Chris Cornell , fresh off a solo tour, says he is looking forward to the release that playing aggressive music with his old band will give him.

about competition, other record labels and what they’re releasing by what bands that would be in direct competition with our band. And that’s concerned with a lot of different things — with touring, with radio airplay, with TV airplay and all the things

that go along with it. And we’re not really in that position anymore. We’re just Soundgarden and we’re just in that stage of being a band that there isn’t really competition. There isn’t really another band that can rush in and take our place if we’re not ready.

Album took 8 years to make: Welch KARL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES


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Gillian Welch

As Gillian Welch has promoted her long-awaited new album, The Harrow & The Harvest, there comes a point early in each interview when a reporter asks her why it took her eight years to deliver it. Every. Single. Time. There’s no good answer, of course. These things occasionally take a while. “No one wanted this record out faster than we did,” Welch said with a small laugh. “That’s just a

fact. There’s no way. I don’t actually believe that anyone was more miserable than myself about the eight-year wait because it isn’t like we took a vacation. We actually were working the entire time. But the creative breakthrough really came when we kind of somehow managed to step outside the stress and the panic about it, you know? That’s just no way to work.” By “we,” she means her

life (and music) partner, David Rawlings. They’ve been working as a duo under a soloist’s name for more than 15 years now. The couple has inspired a generation of musicians who look to acoustic instruments with a kind of rock ‘n’ roll fervour that didn’t exist when Welch and Rawlings first met at the Berklee College of Music in Boston as students in the early ’90s. The pair wrote hun-

dreds of songs for the new album, recorded them in rough form and eventually discarded them in “a song cemetery.” Welch also found the simple act of travelling helped as well. The couple makes a conscious effort to take things slow in life, skipping planes for four wheels on the open highway and remaining disconnected as much as possible from the hustle of modern life. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Kate gives Canadian designer regal replay Duchess of Cambridge gives homegrown talent second nod on tour She first wore ensemble by designer on day one of royal Canadian visit CHRIS JACKSON/GETTY IMAGES

It was a regal repeat for Kate as she opted to wear a dress from Canadian designer Erdem for the second time during the royal tour. The Duchess of Cambridge appeared at a prayer service in Quebec City on Sunday wearing a navy lace Jacquenta dress from Erdem Moralioglu, who is a native of the province. A model is seen wearing the dress in a photo on the Erdem website categorized under the prefall 2011 collection. The Montreal-born, London-based Moralioglu behind the Erdem label created another lacy frock worn by Kate on the first day of her first official visit abroad. Kate stepped off of a Canadian Forces jet Thursday in Ottawa donning a elbow-length, darkcoloured Erdem dress. She wore the dress to attend a wreath-laying ceremony with Prince William at the National War Memorial in the heart of the city’s downtown core.

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Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie’s latest project is characteristically dark and has exactly the kind of vibe you’d expect from the hard-rocking musician and filmmaker. A creepy soundtrack accompanies a string of unsettling images, among them a masked man ominously dragging a heavy sack through a smoky field.



Swimming in bling made for a princess At her royal wedding, Britain’s Kate Middleton donned an heirloom tiara charged with historical significance. Princess Charlene of Monaco opted for something much more personal, choosing a bold, asymmetrical creation in diamond and white gold that symbolizes the onetime Olympic swimmer’s love for the sea. Made by French-German jeweler Lorenz Baumer, the “Diamond Foam” tiara in white gold and nearly 60 karats worth of diamonds evokes the spray thrown off a crashing wave. Thin strips of precision-cut diamonds arch up from behind the

left ear and fan out in an almost punk-ish explosion at the temple. Large round cut diamonds, the largest weighing 8 karats, punctuate the ends of the sparkling arcs. “Princess Charlene is a swimmer and Monaco is this little contort on the Mediterranean, so the reference to the sea was something very personal for her and at the same time a symbol of the Monegasque people,” Baumer told The Associated Press. The princess wore the headpiece to the lavish multi-course gala dinner that capped the two-daylong festivities around Charlene’s long-awaited marriage to Monaco’s ruling prince, Albertzqz II, the palace said Sunday. Baumer submitted three sketches. The designer declined to give the price of the tiara, but hinted at a consequent sum. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOEL RYAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, attend a Freedom of the City Ceremony outside City Hall yesterday in Quebec.

That was followed by a walkabout among the thousands of people lin-

But it’s not Zombie’s latest film project — it’s a 30-second spot is for Woolite laundry detergent. Some critics have accused Zombie of “selling out.” “Whenever anyone talks about selling out it’s the most absurd statement anyone could make. I’ve never done anything I didn’t want to do. To me selling out is changing your music, your image, everything based on some sort of corporate manipulation to become rich and famous. I’ve never done that. “When someone says I’ve sold out I say, ‘What do you do for a living?’ and maybe they’ll say, ‘Oh, I work at Walmart.’ So they’re corporate whores for the largest corporation in the world but have the nerve to (call me a) ‘sellout?” THE CANADIAN PRESS

ing the memorial square. The pair then made their way to an official wel-

come ceremony at Rideau Hall. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco depart the Monaco palace after their religious wedding ceremony on Saturday.


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The authors of two different cookbooks, Time for Dinner and The Sneaky Chef, provide a meal that’s healthy for you and your children There are hidden veggies in those cookies You may have already discovered how cedar planks on the grill keep salmon moist and imbue it with rich, smoky flavour. But if you don’t own a grill, why not try it in the oven?



Soak the cedar plank in water for 4 hours; place it on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.

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Preheat oven to 500° F.


In a bowl, combine the syrup, mustard, soy sauce, and lime juice. Put the fish in this mixture to marinate while you cook the rice. In a saucepan, bring the broth and coconut milk

Dinner. Maple-glazed plank salmon with coconut rice

Ingredients: • 1 cedar plank (for cooking) • 1/3 cup maple syrup • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • ½ teaspoon soy sauce juice of 1 large lime • 1 ½ pounds salmon fillet • 2 cups chicken broth • 1 13.5-ounce can light coconut milk • 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice • salt

to a boil.


Stir in the rice, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes.


Place the fish on the plank skin-side down, sprinkle it with the salt,

Dessert. Unbelievable Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove butter from fridge to let soften.


In bowl, whisk flour. Blend, baking soda, salt, ground oats, ground almonds. Set aside.


In the bowl of mixer, beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Beat in egg, vanilla, and White Bean Puree. Add dry ingredients. Make two-bite cookies by

4 portions Prep time: 20 min. Total time: 4 hr 30 min

dropping rounded half tea spoonfuls, spaced 2 inches apart,

White Puree • 2 cups cauliflower florets • 2 zucchini, peeled and roughly chopped • 1 teaspoon lemon juice • 3–4 tablespoons water, if necessary Steam cauliflower in steamer over 2 inches of water, using a tightly-covered pot, about 10 mins.

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and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until it flakes easily but is not dry. onto nonstick baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on a metal rack.

Pulse peeled zucchini with lemon juice. Drain cooked cauliflower. Add to pulsed zucchini in bowl of processor with two tablespoons of water. Puree on high until smooth. Stop occasionally and push contents from top to bottom. If necessary, add rest of water. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Transfer marinade to saucepan and heat over low-medium heat until

Ingredients: • 1 cup Flour Blend • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt • 1⁄4 cup rolled oats, finely ground in a food processor • 2 tablespoons blanched, slivered almonds, finely ground in a food processor

The Flour Blend • 1 cup all-purpose, unbleached white flour • 1 cup whole wheat flour • 1 cup wheat germ,

slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Drizzle over the fish before serving. • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1⁄4 cup sugar • 1⁄4 cup brown sugar • 1 large egg • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1⁄4 cup White Bean Puree • 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

unsweetened Combine flours and wheat germ in a bowl. It can be stored in a sealed, labelled plastic bag for months.

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Grilled Baked Potatoes

Go back to delicious basics with garlic steak and grilled baked potatoes THE CANADIAN PRESS/ TIM TURNER

lic cloves. Cook at a low simmer until garlic starts to brown, about 20 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let garlic cool in oil. Set aside.


3 If you love garlic, this steak is for you. It uses 25 cloves.




with 125 ml (1/2 cup) to 250 ml (1 cup) of oil, making sure you have enough oil to cover gar-

In saucepan over low heat, combine garlic and red pepper ďŹ&#x201A;akes

Pour 50 ml (1/4 cup) of garlic oil onto sheet pan. Dredge steaks through oil, coating both sides. Season evenly with salt and pepper. Let steaks stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.

Ingredients: â&#x20AC;˘ 25 garlic cloves, peeled, plus extra for garnish â&#x20AC;˘ 0.5 ml (1/8 tsp) crushed red pepper flakes â&#x20AC;˘ 125 ml to 250 ml (1/2 cup to 1 cup) extra-virgin olive oil â&#x20AC;˘ 4 bone-in steaks (each 280 to 350 g/10 to 12 oz and 2.5 cm/1 inch thick), trimmed of excess fat â&#x20AC;˘ Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

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Prepare grill for direct cooking over high (230 to 290 C/450 to 550 F).

rare. Turn once or twice. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes.


Serve steaks topped with sprinkling of salt and garlic. Spoon garlic oil over the steaks. THE

drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll potatoes to coat, then wrap.


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Wash and pat dry each potato. Use fork to pierce each potato several times. Tear 6 sheets of foil, then use the fork to pierce each one several times. Place potato on each piece of foil;


Reduce one side of grill to medium. If using charcoal grill, bank most coals to one side. Arrange potatoes on cooler side. Cook 40 minutes or until cooked. Topping Suggestions: Baked beans, grated cheese, sour cream, crumbled bacon, diced tomates, diced onion. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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juice and tarragon. Refrigerate until chilled.


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WWF-Canada expanding a Living Planet @ Work program Opening eligibility to any size workplace BEN KNIGHT


So you know your workplace could easily reduce its environmental footprint and you’re eager to help make a difference. The problem? Knowing exactly what to do — and where to start. A year ago, WWF-Canada launched its Living Planet @ Work program, helping some of Canada’s largest companies take firm, decisive action to become gentler on the planet. Each corporation paid in, and the program was based in Ontario. A year later, the program is being hugely ex-

panded. Starting very soon, any size company anywhere in Canada can take part. And the best news of all? It’s free. “It’s all customized tools and activities and support programs for our corporate partners to educate and inspire their employees for sustainability initiatives,” says Hadley Archer, WWF-Canada’s VP of strategic partnerships and fundraising. “Often, these companies already know all this stuff. What they struggle with is how to meaningfully engage their employees.” Alicia Nixon is the environmental lead for Accenture Canada, one of this nation’s top management

The WWF-Canada website will soon have tools online for any size office to implement environmental changes in their workplace.

consulting, technology services and outsourcing firms. She says the program has benefited the company in multiple ways. “We’ve incorporated all 11 of our offices across

Canada into this program,” she says. “It’s becoming more and more important to incoming employees to be part of a company that is a responsible corporate citizen.

These types of initiatives are very well received by the employees.” “There’s a series of things that are common for most companies that we help them develop,”

Archer adds. “This is to get people in an office environment educated and inspired — everything from paper use to lighting to how companies can meet in a more environmentally responsible way. And also how to tap into some of our campaigns — like Earth Hour and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.” And coming this fall, the doors will be open to any Canadian company that wants to take part. “In partnership with Hewlett-Packard, we are launching a new second tier that will be free, aimed really at small and medium-sized businesses, to provide them a whole suite of online tools to support their initiatives,” Archer explains. “We’re hoping to get upwards of 500 companies to join.”

ENSURING YOU GET ORGANIC HONEY Is there such a thing as organic honey? Amanda of Halifax


There are organic beekeepers but organic honey is a little more complex. Beekeepers have to meet stringent production standards and conditions to be certified organic. Not only do

plants — the bees’ source of nectar — need to be pesticide-free, their entire foraging area does, too. This means honey has to come from areas where there is no human activity. Today, it’s almost impossible to imagine such a place. And it’s not as simple as staying away from conventional crops sprayed with pesticides. Governments also use pesticides to pests.

But organic certification bodies consult with landowners within a fivekilometer radius of the hives, and regularly test honey samples to guarantee they don’t contain any pesticide residues or environmental pollutants. Organic hives cannot use non-organic honey, sugar, or antibiotics.

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Take a look at him now, skeptics! Once pegged as a poor business planner, Mike Riehm did a workplace 180 and showed his critics who’s boss


For 11 months the CBC TV crew followed Mike Riehm as he worked to build his business called EnviroBOND. With his family and friends gathered to watch the debut, a hush filled the room as the host faced the camera and said,


“Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Here is an example of what NOT to do. Meet Mike Riehm.” Portrayed as a hard worker with a good product, the program slammed him for not having a sound business plan. Mike was devastated. His girlfriend left him. “I stared at a wall and cried for three days,” Riehm says. “When you’re going down like that you have two choices: sink or swim.” Today, 10 years later, Mike Riehm has learned some tough lessons, but the

EnviroBOND products of sand, stone and organic paving materials are now being sold by 150 dealers across North America and are in seven countries around the world. He recently bought a beautiful

Riehm’s Notes Riehm on surviving a tough startup. Confront the bull by the horns — strive to learn the things that you are afraid to know.

new home, upgraded his business facility and got engaged to an amazing real estate agent. Hey CBC, looking for a story on how a successful business is run? Meet Mike Riehm. Build a flat workplace where it is OK to tell someone (even the boss) how they can improve their role. If you chose not to decide, you still have made a choice. Sitting on the fence is still a choice.

Mike Riehm, president and CEO of EnviroBOND.

How to work when home is the office Folks say it’s lonely at the top DREW HINSHAW


Keeping a sense of perspective as you run a business out of a spare bedroom can be a job unto itself, small business advisors say. With no boss keeping tabs on the company math, it’s all too easy, says John Jantsch, author of Duct Tape Marketing, to allow yourself the leisurely lunch breaks and hammock days that can sink your entrepreneurship. “It’s eye opening to people when they learn how

But often it’s even lonelier when you work from home for your own company ISTOCK

much an hour costs,” he said. “If you want to make $100,000 a year working 40 hour weeks, the entire time you have to be doing work worth $50 an hour.” Which is why, he advises, you have to obey your to-do list religiously. Tack a project list to your wall to make sure you’re chasing the big goals, he adds. “You need to constantly have that discipline to focus on the pay-off work,” Jantsch warns. “Reading a magazine or cleaning the office probably isn’t worth

$100 an hour.” Leaving the office, however, could be the most profitable thing you do all day. “For people just starting off, the highest pay-off work you can do is get out of the office,” Jantsch says. “Go network, and start meeting people.” Assemble a Board of Advisors.

Every business, no matter how miniscule, needs a set of advisors, says Jim Blasingame, author of Small Business Is Like a

friend,” he stresses. “It needs to be someone you’re paying for absolute brutal, brutal bloodletting, gutwrenching, eviscerating candor. It’s easier to abandon your post, when your post is next door to your bed.

Bunch of Bananas. “The dream is that you have lunch once a month with your attorney, your insurance agent, your accountant, your consultant, and you all sit around the table and talk,” he says.

It almost never happens, he adds. For a one-businessperson show, you’d do better to start with a single consultant paid for keeping an eye on the company’s bottom line. “It doesn’t need to be a

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There’s one sort of advice you can seek that’s free, plus it’s always right: the customer’s “About once a quarter, bring five or six of your customers for lunch,” Jantsch suggests. “Not only will you get out of the house, you’ll create a networking opportunity.”



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Turple back in winning form MATT JACQUES/SUBMITTED

Shawn Turple shook out of an early-season rut in a big way on Saturday at Scotia Speedworld. The Enfield native, who started the Maritime Pro Stock Tour season with four consecutive finishes outside of the top five, picked up a victory in the Lockhart Truck Centre 100.

Turple, who won the event for the second straight year, sat in second for most of the race before taking the lead after a restart in the 84th lap. “We’ve been kind of stinkin’ it up, not running that good so far this year, so it was nice to break out of that spell,” said Turple, who won the tour champi-

onship in 2009. The 32-year-old was behind the wheel of last year’s backup car after the engine of his new car overheated last week. The change served him well. Turple was sixth on the tour coming into the race, 14 points behind fifthplace Darren MacKinnon.

Peter MacGillvray, left, and David Lockhart, right, present the winning trophy to Shawn Turple on Saturday night.


United in strong position RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

Matt Brannon scores, keeper Andrew MacCormack gets shutout Dartmouth United now 4-1-4 MATTHEW WUEST



Tyson Cave is getting a crack at the World Boxing Organization’s fifthranked bantamweight. Cave, from Halifax, will put his 15-1 record to the test against A.J. Banal (24-1) on July 30 in Cebu, Philippines. Cave, who is ranked 30th by the World Boxing Council, is looking to put himself on the map with a win over Banal, who currently holds the WBO’s Asia Pacific crown.

Dartmouth United is in strong position as the Nova Scotia Soccer League EastLink Premiership schedule hits full swing. With its second 1-0 victory of the season over defending champion Halifax Dunbrack yesterday at Harbour East Turf in Burnside, the squad improved to second in the Premiership. They’ve also earned two 1-1 ties against first-place Halifax City. “Any one of the top four teams could win at the end of the year from what I’ve seen,” said Dartmouth United head coach Matthew Serieys. Serieys said Dartmouth has the oldest team in the league, featuring veteran mainstays such as Jay Robinson, Dan Fournier, Phil Serieys, Brian Francis


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and Joel Grandy. “Our youngest player is 24, which on Dunbrack would make him the second oldest,” said Serieys, who wasn’t reading anything into beating the defending champions. “They’re going to get better as the season goes on,” Serieys said.

Halifax Dunbrack’s Vasili Garonis and Dartmouth United’s Joel Grandy leap for the ball during yesterday’s NSSL EastLink Premiership soccer game at Harbour East Turf in Dartmouth.

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Jakub Voracek got a new one-year, $2.25-million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on the weekend — and learned he’ll be on the same ice surface as his childhood hero, Jaromir Jagr, next season. The former Halifax

Mooseheads star, who, like his hero, hails from Kladno, Czech Republic, inked the new deal after being traded from the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jeff Carter last month. Jagr is returning to the NHL after three seasons in Russia. METRO

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Nova Scotians sign NHL deals HOCKEY. Andrew Joudrey

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of Bedford and Andrew Gordon of Porters Lake both signed two-year, twoway NHL contracts on the weekend, Joudrey with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Gordon with the


Moncton in NBL Canada talks NBL. The National Basket-

ball League of Canada, which hopes to begin play for its inaugural 20112012 season in October, announced Kingston, Ont., is out as an option and talks have resumed to put a team in Moncton. METRO


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Jays blast past Phillies with 3 home runs in 8th


Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates championship point at Wimbledon yesterday after defeating Rafael Nadal of Spain.

Djokovic seals spot atop new tennis order World’s new No. 1 wins first Wimbledon in four sets (6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3) Serb 5-0 against Nadal in 2011 Gets first Grand Slam win over Spaniard Until yesterday, Novak Djokovic never managed to win a grass-court tournament of any sort, let alone Wimbledon. Until this marvellous -— and nearly perfect — year, Djokovic was very good. Now he’s great. After outrunning, outswinging and, for stretches, dominating defending champion Rafael Nadal for his third major championship overall, Djokovic crouched on Centre Court, reached down, plucked some blades of grass and shoved them in his mouth. “I felt like an animal. I wanted to see how it tastes.

It tastes good,” Djokovic said later, his eyes wide and his smile contagious. “It came spontaneously, really. I didn’t plan to do it. I didn’t know what to do for my excitement and joy.” Putting together one of the best seasons by any athlete in any sport in recent memory, Djokovic claimed major trophies from the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Today, he will rise from No. 2 to No. 1 in the ATP rankings, overtaking Nadal, a switch guaranteed by virtue of Djokovic’s win in the semifinals Friday. “I want to win more Grand Slams,” said Djokovic, the first man

Bautista leads all-star voting Jose Bautista received a record 7,454,753 fan votes ahead of the all-star game at Chase Field in Phoenix on July 12. Bautista is the first Blue Jay to lead voting for the game and the first Toron-

Bautista’s total surpassed the previous mark of 6,069,688 set by Ken Griffey Jr. in 1994.


to player to be voted to the game since first base-

man Carlos Delgado in 2003. “It’s a good feeling, something I’ll never forget,” Bautista said before yesterday’s game against the Phillies. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Women’s final Petra Kvitova won her first Grand Slam title Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4 in the Womens’ final at Wimbledon.

since Andre Agassi in 1992 to win his first grass title at Wimbledon. “I will not definitely stop here, even though I have achieved (the) two biggest things in my life in three days.” Which, perhaps, is why he engaged in such a lengthy and original celebration, even tossing several rackets into the stands, the sort of crowd-pleasing

gesture for which Djokovic has long been known. Indeed, early in his career, Djokovic stood out less for his shot-making than for his showmanship — check out his spot-on impersonations of other pros, including Nadal, on YouTube — and a hard-toexplain propensity for losing, or even quitting, during late-round matches at majors. For years, Roger Federer and Nadal ruled tennis. One or the other was No. 1 every week since February 2004. One or the other won 22 of the last 26 Grand Slam tournaments, including Nadal’s 10 titles. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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Newly named all-star Jose Bautista blasted his MLBleading 27th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays cooled off Phillies lefty Cliff Lee with a 7-4 win over Philadelphia yesterday afternoon. Lee’s day unravelled in the eighth when Eric Thames tied the game with a no-doubt solo shot over the centre-field wall on the first pitch he saw. That set up Bautista’s heroics when he crushed Lee’s 2-1 fastball to his usual sweet spot over the left field wall, sending the 26,204 at Rogers Centre into a frenzy. Adam Lind singled, Juan Rivera went deep on a 91 m.p.h. fastball and all of a sudden the Blue Jays had a three-run cushion. That brought out the hook for Lee as Phillies manager Charlie Manuel replaced him with Michael Stutes. Lee (9-6), who heading into the game was riding a tremendous hot streak having surrendered a measly one earned run over his last five outings (42 innings), was tagged for 10 hits and seven runs (six earned) over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out nine and walked none. Over five starts in June, Lee was 5-0 and hadn’t lost since May 31 at Washington. Lee was vying to become the first pitcher in more than 22 years to fire four consecutive shutouts. Reyes, looking for his first career victory against Philadelphia, finished with eight hits and four runs through six innings of work. He walked two batters and didn’t register a single strikeout.



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Sharks deal Heatley to Wild for Havlat The San Jose Sharks have traded forward Dany Heatley to the Minnesota Wild for forward Martin Havlat. The trade yesterday is the second major deal this off-season between the two teams. San Jose acquired all-star defenceman Brent Burns from Minnesota late last month for a package headlined by Devin Setoguchi. The 30-year-old Havlat had 22 goals and 40 assists in 78 games last season. He has 209 goals and 303 assists in a 10year career with Minnesota, Chicago and Ottawa. The Sharks acquired Heatley from Ottawa two years ago, hoping he would be the piece that lifted them to the Stanley Cup. He had 39 goals his first season but only 26 last year. He also scored five goals in 32 playoff games with San Jose. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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