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A daytime shooting on a Metro Transit bus in Dartmouth is being called both “brazen” and “concerning” by police. Just before 1 p.m. Thursday, Halifax Regional Police were called to Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth after a report of shots being fired on the No. 72 Portland Hills bus. “It’s extremely concerning,” said police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages. “You’re talking about an act that was very brazen ... in broad daylight, on a travelling bus. There were four (other) passengers on board but there could have easily been more than that.” Police say three teenagers Caught on camera

“If you commit a crime on board transit or at one of its terminals, you will be caught on camera.” HRM spokesperson Michaelyn Thompson

on the bus got into a verbal dispute and started fighting. The bus pulled over in the 100 block of Pinecrest Drive and one of the teens began shooting. No one was hurt. All three teens got off the bus and ran away, police say. Nakita Nicholas lives on Pinecrest Drive and said it was “scary” that something like this could happen on a bus. “I feel kind of sketchy,” Nicholas said. A 16-year-old male was taken into custody at a Dartmouth home around 4:30 p.m., and by late Thursday evening police alleged he was the shooter and charged him with various firearm offences. He is scheduled to appear in Halifax youth court on Friday. Police are still looking to track down the other two individuals. They are described as a white male youth and a black female youth, both aged 16 to 17. Bourdages said the suspect was taken into custody after reviewing the camera tape on-board the bus. “That’s the great thing about Metro Transit ... every bus is equipped with veryhigh-quality video, inside and out,” Bourdages said. “Reviewing these will be invaluable in actually determining what happened.”

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Police officers remove evidence from a Metro Transit bus on Pinecrest Drive in Dartmouth on Thursday. A 16-year-old has been charged, and police are looking for two other teens after shots were fired on the bus when a fight broke out. Jeff Harper/the canadian press

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Premier Darrell Dexter, left, and Andrew MacLeod, BlackBerry’s managing director for Canada, share a laugh at the start of a press conference in Hammonds Plains on Thursday. JEFF HARPER/METRO

Province recharges BlackBerry facility with $10M investment Tech talk. Money comes just days after the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone was launched in Canada ALY THOMSON

The province has recharged BlackBerry’s Bedford facility with a $10-million investment over five years following a “difficult year” for the tech giants, a company spokesman said Thursday. Premier Darrell Dexter said the province will invest $2 million a year for five years. Andrew MacLeod, BlackBerry’s managing director


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for Canada, said in turn, the company will employ at least 400 people. MacLeod would not say how many people currently work at the facility, citing company policy. BlackBerry will also invest $4 million a year to purchase new equipment, hardware and software and to conduct research and development. Dexter said he approached BlackBerry about potential support for the company last summer after it cut 95 employees. The layoffs were part of a global reduction of

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5,000 workers. “If we wanted to have them here in Nova Scotia, the simple fact of the matter is that we’re competing with other jurisdictions,” said Dexter. MacLeod said shutting down the Bedford operation was considered. “All options were on the table,” said MacLeod at a press conference in Hammond Plains, near BlackBerry’s Bedford office. “We are in an incredibly competitive, dynamic environment.


A major winter storm is expected to hit Nova Scotia starting overnight on Friday, bringing strong winds and about 30 centimetres of snow to the region when all is said and done. Paula Sutherland, Environment Canada meteorologist, said on Thursday that HRM should see anywhere between 25 and 30 centimetres of snow, which is the high range for the province. “It looks like it will intensify as it tracks towards the Maritimes,” Sutherland said. She said the storm should track along the United States coast and combine with a system over the Great Lakes before hitting western parts of the province. The storm is expected to then spread to the east of Nova Scotia throughout Saturday before moving on to Newfoundland. On Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada issued a winter storm watch for the province, with some areas possibly exceeding 30 centimetres. They also warn of potential periods of ice pellets or freezing rain along the eastern Atlantic coast. Sutherland said strong, northeast winds are also expected to cause blowing snow. Michaelyn Thompson, spokesperson for HRM, said the city’s winter operations group will meet Friday morning to make a plan of action based on what type of snow will fall and when to begin icing. “It does look like it’s going to be severe weather,” Thompson said. She said if families want to make an emergency plan there is information on the HRM website.

“Due to the intervention of Premier Dexter, we were able to have this exciting announcement today.” Robert Bruce, a technical lead analyst for BlackBerry, said the past year has been a stressful time for employees at the Bedford facility. “When you read stuff in the media all the time about the company you work for, you start to worry about your family and things like that,” said Bruce. “I was worried just like everyone else was. All you could do really was come to work and hope we got through it. “Now the mood has totally swung around.” When BlackBerry — then Research In Motion — opened the facility in 2008, it said it would create 1,200 high-tech jobs.

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Sex-worker murder. Guilty plea possibly coming in case Nova Scotia’s Public Prosecution Service says there is “an indication” that a man accused of killing a Halifax sex worker will plead guilty in the case. The Public Prosecution Service says 38-year-old Steven Elliot Laffin, charged with second-degree murder, is expected to be in court on Feb. 21 to set a date for sentencing. Nadine Taylor, 29, disappeared in July 2010, but her body was never found. In October, Laffin pleaded guilty to charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping and unlawful confinement against another sextrade worker. Dartmouth

16-year-old in custody after gun fired in house Police say a shot fired inside a Dartmouth residence on Thursday night wasn’t directed at anyone. At about 6:40 p.m., police were called to Valkyrie Crescent in Dartmouth after

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Those charges stem from an incident in August 2010, when a woman, who cannot be named due to a publication ban, escaped from the trunk of a moving car on Old Sambro Road after being attacked. Metro a gunshot went off inside a home. A 16-year-old male fled the residence before officers arrived, but was taken into custody a short time later and is believed to be the one who fired the shot. A 16-year-old female was also inside the residence, but wasn’t the target, police say. There was no word late Thursday on any charges. Philip Croucher/metro

Halifax. Cop charged with sexual assault A Halifax police officer is facing charges including sexual assault after an incident at a home last year. Halifax Regional Police Const. Chris Mosher, 29, is charged with sexual assault and administering a noxious thing with intent to aggrieve. The province’s Serious Incident Response Team says in a statement the charges stem from incidents on Nov. 2 and 3. The independent team says it launched an investigation after receiving a complaint

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Const. Chris Mosher is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 13.

from a woman alleging that a police officer had sexually assaulted her at the home of the accused. Mosher, a four-year member of the force, was arrested on Dec. 11 and released on conditions. Metro

Motorists gas up at the Irving on Kearney Lake Road on Thursday. Jeff Harper/metro

N.S. gas prices product of speculators, shortfall Pump pain. Industry pundit says Canadian refineries need access to competitively priced product, or prices will keep climbing RUTH DAVENPORT

One petroleum industry watchdog says speculators get some of the blame for recent jumps in gas prices, but Nova Scotians will keep paying more if Canada’s refining

capacity doesn’t improve. “Whatever happens in North America with crude, we have to come back to simple fundamentals,” said oil and gas blogger and pundit Dan McTeague on Thursday. “We don’t produce enough gasoline in this country.” Nova Scotia’s regulated gas prices have climbed steadily for the last three weeks despite falling demand and healthy inventory supply. Last year, speculation about a summer fuel shortage drove a four-month rising trend, but McTeague said that’s not the case this time. “I think the market is mis-

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reading the good economic news out of the U.S.. I think it’s very premature and excessive,” said McTeague. “My sense is that this is what you’re going to see for the foreseeable future, up and down by five cents a litre.” McTeague said that, because of a shortfall in domestic product, Canadians are forced to rely on imports,

which are heavily influenced by speculators and cost six to 10 cents a litre more than the speculated price. McTeague said it’s time for the federal government to “put both oars in the water” on TransCanada’s East Coast pipeline, saying it could solve a multitude of problems currently driving prices up. “We have the tale of two cities in Canada,” said the former MP. “The East Coast can’t get access to an affordable product and it’s prepared to close refineries, and the West can’t get its product to market and is prepared to scale back.”


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City may lose $5M in deposit-refund plan Change. Tinkering with provincial program could cost HRM millions over next five years HRM’s deputy mayor isn’t happy about a new business plan for the provincial deposit-refund program on beverage containers that would strip at least 30 per cent of the revenues from city coffers.

“They’re grasping for oxygen … (it’s) absolute idiocy,” said Coun. Reg Rankin during the city’s environment and sustainability standing committee meeting Thursday. The board of the Resource Recovery Fund Board has approved a business plan in response to a report showing expenses would exceed revenues by 2016. HRM’s share of the program revenues would fall by

at least $1 million a year. “It’s a five-year agreement, so that’s $5 million that HRM would no longer receive,” solid-waste resources manager Gord Helm told the committee. “That’s based on 201112 numbers, they could get worse … as costs go up.” Helm said HRM has proposed cutting the consumer deposit to five cents from 10, and letting municipalities, instead of enviro depots, handle the recycling.

“As opposed to increasing the deposit to support the system that’s redundant and broken, we’re suggesting ... we can do it with the existing system that exists across all municipalities for less,” said Helm. HRM would make about $3 million a year under the new scenario. Rankin said it’s “bad policy” for municipalities to be forced to compete with a provincial program.

“Let’s do something for the consumer, get it down to five cents, let’s get the stuff into our system,” he said. “That’s more money for Resource Recovery to give back to us, rather than compete in a small province, it’s just bad economics.” The committee is recommending writing to the provincial environment minister asking him to consider changes to the program. Ruth Davenport/metro

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Concrete, cement added to mix. Wood-first policy shelved after ‘divisive’ industry responses There will be no official woodfirst policy in HRM. The city’s environmental and sustainability standing committee accepted a staff recommendation Thursday to “not make a further policy recommendation” on the issue. The Atlantic Wood Works group, a program of the Maritime Lumber Bureau, had asked HRM to implement a policy that would consider wood first as a primary construction material in future HRM construction projects. The request prompted an immediate response from the concrete and cement industries, which staff were asked to review. The ensuing report called the industry responses “divisive,” and the discussion “not constructive.” Earlier this year Nancy Conrad, senior vice-president of the Halifax Chamber of ComNo injuries


“I would have preferred the discussion from industry to have been much more positive, I would have preferred to see each one extol their virtues rather than attack others.” Committee chair Coun. Barry Dalrymple, saying he was disappointed by the tenor of the debate

merce, said that the suggestion of a wood-first policy was a “slippery slope.” “We think that the city should be ... encouraging the best procurement policies that say, ‘What are the best products for this particular project,’” said Conrad. Ruth Davenport/metro


Driver, 66, ticketed for hitting pedestrian

Dartmouth drug search unearths cocaine, pot, paraphernalia

A man was ticketed Wednesday evening after a woman was hit while walking in a crosswalk in downtown Halifax. Halifax Regional Police say a 23-year-old woman was crossing Quinpool Road towards Harvard Street around 10 p.m. when she was hit by a Dodge Caravan. Police say the van was making a left turn onto Quinpool from Harvard when the accident happened. The pedestrian was knocked to the ground but was not injured. The driver of the van, a 66-year-old man, was given a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Metro

A 36-year-old man is facing numerous charges after a drug search in Dartmouth Thursday night. Police say officers searched an apartment on Highfield Park Drive around 5:45 p.m. They say a quantity of cocaine and marijuana was seized, as well as drug paraphernalia and cash. Police say the man resisted arrested and allegedly assaulted two police officers, although no one was injured. Andrew Curt Wint of Dartmouth is facing charges including possession and trafficking drugs, resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting a police officer. metro

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Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle of Bedford arrives at Halifax provincial court for a sentencing hearing last Friday.

CSIS made no attempt to talk to spy, says lawyer andrew vaughan/the canadian press

Decision day. Jeffrey Delisle to be sentenced Friday Canadian intelligence officials made no attempt to get more information from a navy spy who confessed to selling military secrets to Russia for years, said his lawyer on the eve of sentencing for Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle. Mike Taylor said he was taken aback that no one from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and other agencies expressed any interest in talking to Delisle, who pleaded guilty to funnelling classified data to Russian agents. “I do find it surprising,” Taylor said Thursday. “It just seems like a common sense perspective.” Delisle, a 41-year-old from Bedford, pleaded guilty last October to one count of breach of trust and two charges of passing information

to a foreign entity that could harm Canada’s interests. Taylor said Delisle was interviewed only once by the RCMP in January 2012, when the navy officer confessed and described how he routinely smuggled sensitive information out of the secure military facilities where he worked and passed it on to the Russians through a shared email account. After that, he says there were no overtures from CSIS, the Communications Security Establishment or National Defence to interview Delisle as he awaited trial. Officials at National Defence refused to address the issue, only saying in an email Thursday: “We cannot comment on the substance of the investigation until the case has been concluded.” The issue of how much damage Delisle did is expected to be a key question for provincial court Judge Patrick Curran in his sentence,


Both the Crown and defence have agreed to a fine of $111,817, which was based on the amount of money Delisle collected from his Russian bosses over the years.

which is the first one to be handed down under the Security of Information Act. Crown attorney Lyne Decarie argued over a twoday sentencing hearing that Delisle did irrevocable and severe damage to Canada’s position in the international intelligence-sharing network. She asked for a sentence of at least 20 years for communicating information to a foreign entity, and five years for the breach-of-trust charge. They would be served concurrently. The defence is seeking a sentence of about nine to 10 years for all of the offences. the canadian press

Offer from striking faculty too rich: StFX president The president of St. Francis Xavier University says the school can’t “reasonably accept” a contract counter-offer from its striking faculty. In a news release Sean Riley says the union’s proposals would add more than $700,000 to the university’s latest offer tabled Tuesday. Riley says the union’s of-

fer is well beyond the university’s financial capability and would threaten both shortterm and long-term stability. He says the administration stands by its latest four-year offer, which would increase salaries 1.5 per cent for two years, then by two per cent in the third year and 2.25 per cent in the final year. the canadian press


Talks are ongoing between the two sides. The strike by 400 faculty and other academic staff went into its 11th day on Thursday.


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Brazeau believed to be in custody Domestic violence? Controversial, outspoken senator kicked out of Tory caucus amid reports he was arrested Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau was turfed from his party’s caucus and believed to be behind bars Thursday after a 911 call summoned police to his home to investigate a complaint of domestic violence. Brazeau, long a prominent and polarizing figure both within Canada’s aboriginal community and beyond, was swiftly removed from the Conservative caucus after police arrived at his home in Gatineau, Que., around 9 a.m. About three hours later — with Brazeau believed to be in custody, a red police tape cordon around his house and a cruiser parked in the driveway — a letter was circulated among caucus that he was no longer a member. “It’s known that in light of the serious events that have been reported today, I have re-

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moved Sen. Brazeau from the Conservative caucus,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Commons. “Our understanding is that these are matters of a personal nature rather than Senate business, but they are very serious and we expect they will be dealt with through the courts.” House Leader Peter Van Loan later confirmed in the House that Brazeau’s departure was directly linked to reports of a domestic incident. Brazeau, T:4.921” however, has been a thorn in the Conserva-

tive caucus’ side for months, most recently over allegations that he was using other people’s addresses in order to qualify for a Senate housing allowance and an aboriginal tax exemption. Police described Brazeau’s house as a crime scene, although they refused to confirm it was indeed the senator who was in custody, saying only that a man was arrested at the Gatineau address after a call to 911. By the dinner hour Thursday, no charges had been formally laid. Police said they would keep the suspect in custody pending a possible court appearance Friday morning. “There’s no charge right now at the moment, but we will continue our investigation,” said Gatineau police spokesman Pierre Lanthier. Lanthier would not comment on the condition of the victim. Brazeau’s office said Thursday that he would remain in the Senate as independent. Were he to face charges, Brazeau would be placed on


Pocket-dialling horror story When a woman in Victoria got a call from her daughter’s cellphone and heard terrified screams, she immediately dialled 911. It turned out the daughter was at a horror movie and had inadvertently called her mother. But police say they were forced to check on the daughter to make sure she was okay. the canadian press

Close call?

Massive asteroid about to soar past Earth

fence. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said he hoped the Senate scrutinizes those rules if it ever comes time to apply them.

An asteroid measuring 150 feet will zip past Earth next week. The megarock will pass within 27,400 kilometres of the planet — the closestknown approach ever for an object of this size. But NASA scientists said Thursday there’s no reason to worry. They insist there is absolutely no chance of a collision next Friday.

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A police officer talks on a cellphone outside the house of Sen. Patrick Brazeau in Gatineau, Que., Thursday. Adrian Wyld/the canadian press

leave from the Senate, and though he could still attend sessions, his access to benefits would be curtailed. He would only be suspended if convicted of an indictable of-

Captain Kirk spaces out. Shatner chats with Canadian astronaut There was a surreal moment in outer space Thursday, as the man who played Captain James T. Kirk chatted with a real-life astronaut aboard the International Space Station. William Shatner, the Canadian-born actor of Star Trek fame, spoke for a few minutes with Chris Hadfield, who is currently on a five-month space voyage. The actor asked serious questions about Hadfield’s hopes for space travel, as well as his fears, and the emotions he felt as he stared out from beyond Earth. They also exchanged a few jokes. Shatner quipped that if he flopped while performing,

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the worst thing that could happen is he might sweat a little bit. “In your case,” he told Hadfield, “you burn up.” He also asked Hadfield how he felt, being away from his home planet for so long. That prompted a philosophical reply from the astronaut about how far humanity has come since the original Star Trek era. Hadfield responded that in the 1960s, having a phone chat with someone in outer space was the stuff of science fiction. Today, Hadfield said, it’s a reality, and it helps make astronauts feel more closely connected to loved ones back home. the canadian press

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City websites redirect visitors to pornography It could be two weeks before Owen Sound’s city websites, pulled down following a virus attack, are back online. Owen Sound officials say they’re dealing with a problem that occurred on Sunday, when specific links on the city sites redirected users to a pornography website. Owen Sound Mayor Deb Haswell wants to assure residents that no private information has been compromised. the canadian press

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A Tennessee maintenance worker says he quit his job because his income-tax form was stamped with the number 666. Walter Slonopas said accepting the number would have condemned his soul to hell. That number is considered the mark of the beast in the Bible’s Book of Revelation describing the apocalypse. the associated press



Mr. Baird goes to Washington Cross-border relations. Canada first on the list to meet with America’s new secretary of state John Baird will be the first foreign minister to sit down with America’s newest secretary of state on Friday when he meets with John Kerry at the U.S. State Department to discuss an array of bilateral and international issues. The two men will “discuss ways to deepen co-operation in the extensive Canada-U.S. relationship,” including efforts to streamline trade and travel at the border, department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Thursday. Kerry, who was officially sworn in on Wednesday, insisted that he meet first with Canada’s foreign minister. “The secretary felt very strongly that our Canadian neighbour and ally should come first,” Nuland said. In a statement, Baird said he was looking forward to working with Kerry “to find new

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Israel. Facebook helps Syria. Soldiers shake woman beat traffic ticket their booty to Usher An Israeli woman has turned to Facebook to beat a parking ticket — and expose a Tel Aviv road crew. Hila Ben Baruch says she parked her car legally near her Tel Aviv home only to find it gone and replaced with a handicapped parking sign. City hall slapped her with more than $300 US in fines. Making matters worse, she says a city representative accused her of lying when she called to complain. Determined to prove her innocence, she obtained footage from a security camera

showing municipal workers painting the handicapped symbol under her car, then towing the vehicle away. She told Channel 2 she was “shocked.” The video, put on Facebook, has gone viral. The Tel Aviv municipality has apologized and refunded the fines. the associated press On the web To see the video, visit

A video posted online purportedly shows Syrian soldiers taking a break from the country’s civil war by bopping around to American R&B star Usher’s hit song, Yeah! The soldiers dressed in camouflage combat gear — some armed with automatic rifles or rocket-propelled grenades poking out of their flak jackets — form a conga line and shimmy past the camera grinning. The video, which was allegedly filmed in southern Syria, appeared to be authentic and the uniforms consist-

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ent with those worn by Syrian soldiers. It appeared on both pro-regime social networking sites and anti-regime YouTube channels. the associated press

for Keystone approval during a weekend phone conversation with Kerry. The State Department will make the ultimate decision on Keystone because it crosses an international border.

ways to create jobs, growth and opportunity on both sides of our shared border.” Nuland wouldn’t bite on questions about who might become America’s next ambassador to Canada. Several names are being bandied about by prognosticators in Canada-U.S. circles, including that of Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of assassinated former president John F. Kennedy. the canadian press

A smog-free ride through Bogota on a Day Without Cars Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird takes part in a press conference in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Tuesday. sean kilpatrick/the canadian press Kashmir

3 arrested for intimidating all-girl rock band Three people have been arrested in Indian-controlled Kashmir for allegedly threatening the first Kashmiri all-girl rock band, which disbanded after its debut concert following abusive comments on social media and a demand from a top Muslim cleric that they stop performing, police said Thursday. The three have been booked for criminal intimidation and violat-

ing Internet laws, police officer Afadul Mujtaba said. If convicted, they could be jailed for up to seven years each. They were arrested Wednesday night The controversy over the band Pragaash, or “First Light” in Kashmiri, highlights the simmering tension between modernity and tradition in Muslimmajority Kashmir, where an armed uprising against Indian rule and a crackdown by government forces have killed more than 68,000 people since 1989. Police are looking for at least a dozen other people whose comments were abusive. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cyclists ride along an empty avenue that leads to the airport in Bogota, Colombia, on Thursday. Residents of Colombia’s capital walked, biked or used public transport during a Day Without Cars, on the 13th year that cars have been banned for a day to promote alternative transportation as a way to reduce smog. fernando vergara/the associated press

U.S. Boy Scouts given 14 weeks before vote to ease ban on gays The Boy Scouts of America will be the focus of prayers, petitions and pressure tactics for the next 14 weeks as advocates on both sides of the U.S. cultural divide aim at swaying a vote on easing the ban on gays as Scouts or adult leaders. After a campaign that promises to be as passionate and dramatic as any big election, a decision will be made the week of May 20 by the roughly 1,400 voting members of the BSA’s National Council. The policy was supposed to be settled Wednesday by the Scouts’

70-member national executive board, but board members said the issue is so complex, the organization needed more time to study it. Gay-rights groups say the plan is inadequate, and that no units should be allowed to discriminate. Some conservative religious leaders and advocacy groups want the ban to stay in place nationwide. Both sides are girding for intensive lobbying between now and late May, hoping to influence the outcome. “Keep the pressure on,” was

the message Thursday from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to its supporters. The Human Rights Campaign, a major gay-rights group, said it will caution the BSA’s corporate donors that they would lose points in an annual “equality index” if they continued to support the Scouts as long as any units were allowed to exclude gays. Similar campaigns were being waged by conservative groups seeking to keep the ban in place. Several groups have joined

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At stake is a proposal to ease the ban that would allow sponsors of local Scout units to decide for themselves whether to admit gays.

in an online campaign calling for the resignation of BSA executive board member Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, who said last year he would try to move the Scouts away from the ban on gays. the associated press

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! OOM B a Sask Province is Canada’s economic Kevlar vest While most of the country is feeling economically crunched, with fewer job opportunities and budgets blanketed in red, Saskatchewan is booming. It’s a boom that could help protect the country against a shaky global economy. “We have what the world wants right now, not just with respect to natural resources, but also in terms of agriculture,” said Premier Brad Wall. Wall highlights a 7.7 per cent growth in exports — the highest rate of growth in the country between November 2011 and November 2012 — saying the province is blessed to rely on multiple resources rather than just one. Currently, Saskatchewan is a major producer of potash, uranium, oil and natural gas, and is a world leader in pulse crops. In late 2012 the Conference Board of Canada reported that Saskatchewan is poised to have the fastest-growing economy in 2013 and 2014, which boils down to two things: more money and more jobs. “It’s a great quality of life here,” said Wall. “When you take a look at the rest of the country, it’s very competitive from a cost-of-living standpoint, and there are jobs here that we can offer and jobs that are available right now.” With growth comes growing pains — which Wall said his government is working on keeping to a minimum by way of major investments in infrastructure and appropriate tax exemptions. Perhaps most important is that the boom is nowhere near slowing down. “It’s continuing.... That’s the first thing other Canadians should know: that this is real what’s happening here in Saskatchewan,” said Wall. Jane caulfield/metro in saskatoon

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1911 Rosthern farmer Seager Wheeler wins first of five world wheat championships with his entry of Marquis at the New York Land Show. He soon develops new varieties of barley, wheat and oats.

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For many Canadians, Saskatchewan is a ‘fly-over’ province, its sparsely populated countryside and (mostly) But Saskatchewan is maturing — and darn if she isn’t filling out nicely. Here’s a grain elevator full of reasons

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Rural allure

Fresh as a daisy — dukes, that is, and just as cheeky You know what they say. Country is so hot right now, and they’re not just talking about the sunny summers in the Prairies. Daisy dukes and cowboy boots may have made their pop-culture comeback, but they never went out of style in Saskatchewan. Hockey broadcast

1923 Saskatchewan’s first radio station, CKCK Regina, airs one of the world’s first live broadcasts of a pro hockey game: the Regina Capitals vs. the Edmonton Eskimos.

Baby, you can drive my car

Hot as all get out

She digs football

Just call ’em sugar daddy

A future so bright, it needs shades

She’s into the game: A fantasy come true

Saskatchewan ain’t no scrub. You know the old joke about cash being the ultimate aphrodisiac? Well, Saskatchewan is well on its way to becoming the sugar-daddy province, with its high employment, high levels of business ownership and luxury shopping to match, like Saskatchewan’s first Porsche dealership.

An international spotlight has been shining down on this province’s sizzling talent, like soccer dynamo Kaylyn Kyle, pictured here, who claimed bronze at the 2012 Olympics, and Saskatoon rockers The Sheepdogs. And keep an eye on up-andcoming folk-rockers Young Benjamins. Nothing’s sexier than young blood.

Hey guys, you know how you’ve always wanted a girlfriend who’d watch a football game? Well Saskatchewan women — and not just Roughriders fans — will also pick up the ball. The province boasts the 2012 champs of the Western Women’s Canadian Football League. And these ladies are serious, forgoing the cutesy lingerie.

Marketing giant

1924 Cooperative Wheat Producers Limited (a.k.a. Saskatchewan’s Wheat Pool) becomes the largest co-operative marketing organization in the world.

Pumped on natural gas

Uranium rules

Baby, it’s warm inside

Staying stoked all night long is what they do best During the harsh Prairie winters there’s nothing better than staying inside and keeping each other warm. While the methods of escaping severe winds and cold temperatures vary, it usually involves a fireplace, some sultry tunes and a 12 of Pilsner. Plentiful potash




Saskatchewan’s first successful natural-gas well, Discovery No. 1, near Lloydminster, inaugurates the era of commercial production in the province that continues to this day.

The province’s first major oil field is discovered and EMRL begins uranium production. The oil pumps for 40 years; uranium production marks the beginning of a 50-year reign as world’s largest uranium producer.

The potash mine at Esterhazy, which would become the world’s largest, starts producing in earnest thanks to the Blairmore Ring, a technology that prevents mine-shaft flooding, which had stalled previous efforts.

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flat landscape having long been the butt of jokes. why the province is now the object of hungry eyes


Five things you didn’t know about Saskatchewan



‘It’ place. Why people love it here Metro talked to people who have lived in Saskatchewan all their lives, others who have come back and those who are new to the province. Here’s what they told us. Morgan


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“Here I can be a bigger fish in a small pond.” Ryan Smith, 32, CEO of Varial Technologies Inc. and co-founder of Ominocity, a musicand-culture blog. Sask. local.


“The quality of life that I have here (is) comparable to or better than ... a lot of other parts of Canada.”


Bronwyn Stoddard, 27, copy writer at the Marketing Den. Sask. local.


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Rider pride. Most passionate fans

Riders merch accounts for approximately 70 per cent of all CFL sales. Why wouldn’t you want your toothbrush, baby’s onesie and golf tees in green and white?

Let it shine. Sunniest province

Not only do Saskatchewanians get the most sunrays, the province also has the highest number of hot days (more than 30 C) and one of the clearest skies annually.


They’ve got the nightlife

Brew pubs & bars & nightclubs — oh yeah! Sure, sure — in Saskatchewan you may think it’s all farming and no play, but with brew pubs, bars, nightclubs, concert venues and restaurants cropping up all over the place, they’re defying the notion that they don’t know how to party.

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Growing culture

Great big art throb Saskatchewan takes its art seriously. Local talent is fiercely supported by the citizens of the province, which has encouraged musicians, performers and visual artists to put down roots. And the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, slated to begin construction in Saskatoon in March, will feature a collection of original Picassos that is sure to wow and inspire. 1st debit card

1974 The University of Regina is created as the Regina campus of the University of Saskatchewan becomes a separate institution.

Big on all outdoors

Rockin’ the rugged wilderness Do you like a certain lumberjack quality in your significant other? If so, then look no further than the frontiersmen and women of Saskatchewan. Many have been braving the untamed wilderness on boats, skis and snowmobiles since they were no taller than a stalk of wheat. Jeff mackey/metro in regina

One-century young

“I figured opportunity seems to be everywhere but here, but things really changed here.” Paul Chavady, 25, real estate agent. Came to Sask. in 2001 from India, moved to Calgary in 2006, returned to Sask. in 2007.

“ I knew things had changed.... I felt it was the right time for me to come back.” Blair Braitenbach, 33, communications co-ordinator, FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan Inc. Sask. local, left for Calgary in 2003, returned in 2012.

Time stands still. No DST shift

Saskatchewan stays the same time year-round, the only province to shun daylight savings time. It switches between central and mountain time by simply not “springing ahead” and people like it that way.

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It ain’t so flat. Cypress Hills

Cypress Hills in the southwest part of the province is 4,567 feet above sea level, making it the highest point in Canada between Labrador and the Rocky Mountains.

Nautical history. Shipwreck

In 2012, archeologists discovered the wreck of a steamship in the South Saskatchewan River that sunk in Saskatoon in 1908. No one was killed in the centuryold accident, which was called the “greatest nautical disaster in Prairie history.” Alyssa McDonald/metro in regina

Unemployment falls

Population rises

“I know there’s going to be no issues finding a job here in my field.” Millie Lemieux, 27, grad student at the University of Saskatchewan in animal behaviour. Grew up in the Ottawa Valley, moved to Sask. in 2011.

“I noticed right away ... just how friendly and open people were, and accepting.” Laurence Nixon, 25, account manager at zu web strategy, design and development agency. Recruited by U of S Huskies football program in 2005, grew up in Richmond, B.C.

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The first debit card in North America is tested at a Swift Current Pioneer Co-op. In 1981, the same credit union in Regina that brought Canada the ATM was busy working on the debit-card concept.

The province celebrates its 100th birthday.

While Canada was in the midst of a recession, Saskatchewan was the only province to record a decline in unemployment.

As the economy grows, so does the population. The province’s population reaches an all-time record of 1,086,564. Saskatchewan also sees the highest employment rate in July with 542,600 employed.

According to the Conference Board of Canada, Saskatchewan will have the top-ranked economy among the provinces, with a growth rate of 3.4 per cent. Jonathan russell and Ali zafar/metro in toronto


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Investor activism

Apple sued over cash stockpiling With its annual meeting looming and its stock on the decline, Apple is facing a rebellion from an activist investor who wants the company to stop stockpiling cash and give it to shareholders instead. Greenlight Capital said it is suing Apple over the company’s proposal to eliminate preferred stock. David Einhorn, who heads the investment fund, said the proposal would close down one avenue for Apple to reward shareholders with more cash. Apple is still the world’s most valuable company, but its stock has lost 35 per cent of its value since September, as it’s become obvious that its once-rapid growth has slowed down. The company is fabulously profitable, and Wall Street wants the company to share more of that money with its shareholders rather than tucking it away in lowyielding bank accounts. “Apple has $145 per share of cash on its balance sheet. As a shareholder, this is your money,” Einhorn said in a letter to the company. The Associated Press

‘I do not have political ambitions,’ Carney says Central banking. At U.K. confirmation hearing, incoming BoE governor puts rumours to rest Mark Carney wanted to make one thing perfectly clear Thursday before submitting to his unofficial, and ultimately successful, job interview for governor of the Bank of England — “I do not have political ambitions.” The proof, Carney said, is in his choice of taking on the extremely challenging post as England’s top banker. The statement before his hearing in London was perhaps the most categorical disavowal of any political interest for now, or when he is expected to return to Canada in five years. The issue arose after it was revealed in December that Carney had been courted for — and in some eyes appeared somewhat interested in — the Liberal leadership, as well as having vacationed in the summer home of the Liberal finance critic during the summer. The speculation in Canada is that Carney would be ready to jump into the political ring

Horseburger scandal. Polish official refutes Irish claims Investigations in Poland have found no evidence backing Irish claims that Poland was the source of horsemeat that ended up in Irish and British burgers, a top Polish veterinarian says Jaroslaw Naze, deputy head of Poland’s General Veterinary Inspectorate, said Ireland needed to hand over more documentary evidence, including labels on the suspected meat supplies, so Polish officials can complete their own investigation. Tensions have emerged in recent days between the two countries, both major meat producers whose industries could



There “are no signs that the horsemeat was in Polish beef. My investigation shows that the beef was beef.” Jaroslaw Naze, deputy head of Poland’s General Veterinary Inspectorate

be damaged by the scandal. Irish officials and an Irish meat company have blamed the contamination of beef patties with horsemeat on meat imported from Poland. The Associated Press


“I’m moving from one of the least expensive cities in the world, Ottawa, to one of the most expensive.” Mark Carney, defending his pay packet before the Treasury select committee.

Mark Carney, the current head of the Bank of Canada, will become governor of the Bank of England on July 1. The Canadian press File

after returning from England in 2018. “I’m surprised it has been suggested that taking one of the most challenging jobs in central banking in another country would be politically advantageous in my home country,” he told the Treasury select committee. “If I had political ambitions, I would have pursued them in Canada and so I think this is revealed preference. I do not have political ambitions.” In what appeared a shocking decision last fall, Carney was hand-picked by U.K. ChanMarket Minute

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cellor George Osborne to take charge of the storied, 319-yearold institution on July 1, the first foreigner to ever do so. The session began with some uncomfortable questions from chairman Andrew Tyrie, a Conservative MP, including why the Canadian changed his mind after first refusing the offer and whether he was worth his estimated $1.36 million pay packet, including a $390,000 housing allowance. Carney was asked if he realized that Bank of England staff were under a pay freeze, and would he have taken the job for less? The outgoing Bank of Canada governor responded he did not know about the wage freeze, but added he did not feel the remuneration was excessive. The Canadian Press

Art market weathers Europe’s economic storm This 1932 painting by Pablo Picasso entitled Woman Sitting Near a Window fetched almost $45 million US at auction Tuesday at Sotheby’s in London. Sales of impressionist, modern and surrealist art this week at Sotheby’s and rival Christie’s saw pre-sale estimates shattered, proving the high-end art market is weathering Europe’s economic storm. The Associated Press File



this might sound cheesy ... It’s officially time for the unofficial list of everything Paul Sullivan noteworthy or maybe just crazy. If it’s worth talking about, it’s here. If it’s not listed, welp, then don’t even think about bringing it up around the watercooler. Bilieb it. Justin Bieber, often the butt of the Metro List, is elevated to No. 1 in honour of being the youngest artist to have five No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200. He turns 19 on March 1. Somewhere out there, Mozart’s feeling old. A gravy state of affairs. A fire destroys the St. Albert cheese factory, setting off a poutine panic in the nation’s capital, as the supply of curds is cut off. Other cheese factories have offered to leap into the breach and produce emergency curds. Meanwhile, that sigh of relief is coming from Ottawa-area arteries. Speaking of clogged arteries. Sen. Mike Duffy is in big trouble for claiming the expense allowance that goes with representing the good people of Prince Edward Island and maintaining a residence on The Gentle Island. The wags are calling him “Senator Come-From-Away,” and the opposition demands to know the last time he actually set foot in Cavendish, where he allegedly lives. Mike, who spent many years demanding answers as a national political correspondent, is uncharacteristically silent. Ottawa Babylon. What’s with the Senate? Usually little more than a dormitory for burned-out bagmen, the Senate’s on fire with scandal. Now Canada’s youngest senator, Patrick Brazeau, has been linked to an alleged domestic disturbance and kicked out of the Tory caucus. When unelected political hacks behave badly, I say, “Off with their expense accounts!” Speaking of Prince Edward Island. CreateSpace (owned by Amazon) has reinvented Anne of Green Gables as a blonde, complete with heaving bosom and come-hither look. Huh? Anne fans are not amused. Where are the carroty pigtails and freckles? And who, exactly, is the world’s largest bookseller trying to reach by sexing up the patron saint of P.E.I.? Definitely not your mother’s Anne. Maybe your kid brother’s? My kingdom for a hearse. The bones of King Richard III, epic Shakespearean villain, are dug up in a parking lot in Leicester, England. His final resting place will likely be a tomb in the more royally suitable Leicester Cathedral. And along with the up-grave, he’s getting an image makeover. Turns out the last Plantagenet wasn’t a nasty, scheming hunchback after all, but the victim of 16thcentury Tudor attack ads. BlackBerries ripe for picking. RIM changed its name to BlackBerry and launched the sleek new Z10 phon, which hit stores in Canada this week. But it won’t be on sale in the U.S. until mid-March (where they’ll call it the Zee10). Meanwhile, BlackBerry has hired songbird Alicia Keys to spread the musical word across America. Now, if only they can get her to stop tweeting from her iPhone. Year of the Snake. If you’ve already booted your new year’s resolutions, no problem. Lunar New Year, Feb. 10, gives you a chance to reboot. Let’s just hope 2013 doesn’t turn out like 1929, Follow The Metro List on a previous snake-bit year! Twitter @TheMetroList WEEKEND, February 8-10, 2013

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Around 400 marines from South Korea and the United States shed their shirts in sub-zero temperatures as part of a training exercise near the town of Pyeongchang, 180 kilometres east of Seoul. To test their limits in extreme conditions, the bare-chested soldiers traversed icy waters and, as pictured, climbed onto each other’s shoulders for “cavalry” battle. Metro

Despite a penchant for serious training, South Korea’s armed forces show they can have fun, too. The country’s air force has posted a Les Misérables parody on YouTube, complete with snow-shovelling airmen, a lovesick military conscript and a vengeful superior officer. The clip, entitled Les Militaribles, has amassed around a million views in just a few days. Metro

“Through this training session, Marine Corps of South Korea and the U.S. will learn how to adapt to various combat environments, including extreme cold and snow.”

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18 days The length of the marines’ gruelling training, during which temperatures can dip below -20 C.

Lt.-Col. Lee Keun-soo to the Yonhap News Agency. It is the first time that the marine corps of the two allied nations have held such joint winter drills, officials said.

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@christiannadams: ••••• All I wanted was one of those wool winter headbands and apparently every store in Halifax is sold out. Wow. #firstworldprobs

@RobertHawley: ••••• Shots fired on a Metro Transit bus in Halifax?!?!?! WTF people?!?!?!

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‘Comedy’ a time thief Identity Thief. Even Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy can’t save this plastic farce of a plot that hinges on stolen credit cards

Richard: Mark, there is suspension of disbelief. Then there’s stretching the limits of believability. And then there is Identity Thief. I don’t demand that my movies make perfect sense. Far from it. If I am enjoying the story I’m willing to overlook some leaps in logic. But the plot twists here simply don’t work. For one thing, I guess simply cancelling the stolen credit cards lacks comedic possibilities, but it would have been the right thing to do and it would have spared us this mostly unfunny “comedy.” Mark: Richard, this is a very,

very broad comedy, and I don’t just mean Melissa McCarthy’s pants. Frankly, I found it hard to sit through what felt like a bad remake of Trains, Planes and Automobiles with John Candy in drag and assassins just behind. But I don’t know which I found more dispiriting — the actors trying to wring a few drops of laughter from the nonsensical yet predictable script or the sentimental relationship between the main characters, which would NEVER, EVER happen if ANY detail of the film were real. RC: The sickly sentimentality of the last half of the movie — he learns confidence, she gains a conscience — tries to humanize two characters who don’t behave like humans. It would be like the Three Stooges unloading onscreen about childhood trauma. You can’t make us feel for these characters no mater how often you show McCarthy crying, because there

isn’t an ounce of authenticity anywhere in the film. MB: Correct! But what you might feel, as I did, is what a fine actor McCarthy is, even with this bogus material, and how badly you want her to be paired with another script of Bridesmaids quality. As far as Bateman goes, he’s Paul Rudd lite, but even Rudd would not have made a difference here. I knew from the early scene with Jon Favreau that there was nothing grounding this flick. RC: McCarthy’s timing is perfect. Over dinner when she’s asked, “Do you know what a sociopath is?” She replies, “Do they like ribs?” Not a great gag but her timing sells it. Imagine what she might have done with actual jokes. MB: Usually in a movie like this one, there’s one supporting actor who’s rises above the rest of the movie. In


After struggling midlevel executive Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) foolishly divulges his credit card information over the phone to Diana (Melissa McCarthy), she steals his identity and quickly racks up five-digit debt on his cards. When the cops in his home state of Colorado inform him they can’t do anything unless she comes to Denver, he goes to Florida, finds her and vows to drive her back, across the country, to justice. Star ratings: •

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Actors venture out of their Safe Haven Improving on improv. Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel worked their thespian chops under the direction of Lasse Hallström

Side Effects Director. Steven Soderbergh

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Stars. Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law

••••• If this is in fact to be Steven Soderbergh’s final film as a director released in theatres, he’s going out on a pretty good note. There are better entries in his filmography — like Traffic or last year’s Magic Mike or even Ocean’s 11 — but the eclectic director can still count this one as a high point. The twisty, intrigue-filled plot — which we can’t go into too much detail about because spoilers abound — has an engaging neo-Hitchcock vibe, but Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns employ one twist too many, making things feel a bit silly at times and keeping the film from being truly spectacular. ned ehrbar

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In Safe Haven, a new romantic thriller from director Lasse Hallström and writer Nicholas Sparks, Julianne Hough plays a woman on the run from her past, a role she says was “liberating.” “Everything that I’ve done prior to this has obviously been performance based,” says the star of Footloose and Rock of Ages, “but also very, ‘Here is your mark, stand on it. These are your exact lines and these are the songs you are singing.’ “This was very freeing for me. I really felt like they hired me to act. I felt like I grew so much in this because it was scary. “It is scary to do something that you’ve never done before. I always say that if I’m afraid, I should probably do it. But you’re on your tippy-

toes because you don’t know what he’s going to say next because a lot of it was improvised.” The “he” she refers to is Josh Duhamel, who takes a break from playing Lennox in the Tranformers movies to take on the role of Hough’s love interest. “When I first heard of Lasse’s style of shooting, I knew that he liked to be free,” he says. “It’s liberating but it also forces you to do much more work because if you change it up you still have to know what each scene is about in order to make the whole movie work. You can’t just improv the whole thing because then one scene won’t bleed into the next. They started working two weeks before I did and Julianne was like, ‘It’s great, we improv all day.’ What do you mean we improv all day?!” “The first scene I did with (co-star) Dave Lyons they had us sitting across the table from each other talking,” Hough chimes in. “They said, ‘Just talk about anything.’ We literally talked about upside down pineapple cake and nothing made sense, and we were like, ‘What are we doing?’”

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A good day for McClane in Moscow? Die Hard. Bruce Willis reprises his role as a comedic cop — this time blasting his way around Eastern Europe

The origins of yippee-ki-yay

It turns out possibly the most famous line of dialogue in Bruce Willis’ career, “yippeeki-yay, motherf---er,” wasn’t even in the original Die Hard script. “It was an ad-lib,” Bruce Willis admits. “Alan Rickman was such a good bad guy, he was constantly picking on me. He said something to me and I just happen to let that line slip out and it just became part of the fabric of the film. It’s just amazing to me that the line has lasted this long. Kids say it to me on the street. Grandmothers. It’s a little awkward. But I’m happy that they say it.”

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Bruce Willis is the first to admit that, five movies in, the titles of the Die Hard franchise are getting a bit ridiculous. “We only do another Die Hard when they have another really complicated title that no one quite understands,” Willis jokes. “We had just gotten to where we understand (2007’s) Live Free or Die Hard, and then now we have A Good Day to Die Hard, which, I have to be honest with you, I’m a little baffled still by that one.” Twenty-five years after the first Die Hard turned Willis from a funny TV guy into a bona fide action star, he’s back in A Good Day to Die Hard as Det. John McClane, the wisecracking New York cop who always manages to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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This go round, that wrong place is Moscow, where he’s tracking down his estranged son (Jai Courtney). “Moscow was really built for a couple of fish out of water like us. I can’t imagine a bigger ocean of non-communication than Eastern Europe and Russia,” Willis says. “I don’t speak any other languages really. We

got a couple jokes out of that. It just opens it up. I like seeing myself not be able to figure things out — not being able to figure out how the car works, not being able to figure out what someone is saying to me. I can hardly understand English.” The fourth film found McLane reconciling with his

daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who has a small part here. With John Jr. featuring in this film, does that mean a sixth might reunite McClane and his wife, Holly, played by Bonnie Bedelia? “I always think of Bonnie Bedelia and having her coming back,” Willis says. “Those things are unfortunately out of

my hands. It has to do with the story.” Bedelia, for her part, has been keeping busy on NBC’s Parenthood. Willis is already the fourth member of the Expendables team to hit theatres with a headlining film in 2013, following Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Last Stand), Jason

Statham (Parker) and Sylvester Stallone (Bullet to the Head). But Willis isn’t concerned with how his latest outing will stack up against his colleagues’. “I don’t compete with anyone. I compete with myself,” he says. “I wish everyone well. I’m still a big film fan. I still go to see other action films and I go to see comedies and all kinds of weird things. There is no competition.”












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Halifax Bayers Lake 190 Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake 902-876-4800

Beautiful Creatures (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 1:053:50-7:10-10 Broken City (14) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 7:25-10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital Wed 7:25 Bullet to the Head (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 12:55-3:556:40-9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 12:55-3:55-7:50-10:25 Die Hard Marathon (STC) Wed 12:10 Gangster Squad (14) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 9:40 A Good Day to Die Hard (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 10:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 1:40-4:10-7-9:50 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:25 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating FriWed 4:10-7:20-9:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 4:10-7:05-9:35 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating FriWed 12:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 12-4-8 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 3:45-8 Hyde Park on Hudson (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:504:05-6:25-9 Identity Thief (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 12:15-12:453-3:30-6:15-6:45-9:15-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 12:15-12:453-3:30-6:50-7:20-9:30-10 Life of Pi (PG) Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 6:10 Stadium Seating Thu 12:10-3:05-6 Life of Pi 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 12:25-3:15-9:25 Lincoln (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital FriWed 12-3:25-6:55 Mama (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Tue 12:35-3:10-7:45-10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 3:10-10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 3:30-10:15 Parental Guidance (G) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 1:153:50-7:10 Parker (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 1:30-4:20-7:55-10:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 1:30-4:20-8:10-9:40 Safe Haven (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 12:15-3:05-6:4010:10 Side Effects (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 1:20-4-7:15-10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 1:20-4-7:40-10:20 Silver Linings Playbook (14) Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Wed 12:30-3:35-6:35-9:55 Dolby Stereo Digital Thu 12:10-3:15-

6:10-9:10 Warm Bodies (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 1-4:15-7:05-9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 1-4:15-7:30-10:30 Wreck-It Ralph (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 1:10-4:25 Zero Dark Thirty (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Tue 12:05-3:407:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 12:05-7:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 12:05-6:30

Imax 190 Chain Lake Dr., Bayers Lake 902-876-4800

A Good Day to Die Hard: The IMAX Experience (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 12:20-3:20-6:20-9:20 Top Gun: An IMAX 3D Experience (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 12:20-3:20-6:20-9:20

Oxford Theatre 6408 Quinpool Rd. 902-423-7488

Silver Linings Playbook (14) Fri 6:309:15 Sat-Sun 3:45-6:30-9:15 Mon-Thu 6:30-9:15

Park Lane 5657 Spring Garden Rd. 902-423-4860

Beautiful Creatures (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 6:30-9:15 Bullet to the Head (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Sat 4:05-7:05-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:30-4:15-7:05-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 4:05-7:059:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 7:05-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 9:45 A Good Day to Die Hard (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 6:45-9:05 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 1:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 4:15 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 7:15-9:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 4:15-7:15-9:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 4:25-7:159:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Tue 7:15-9:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 7:15 Identity Thief (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:50-6:40-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 1-3:506:40-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:15-3:50-6:40-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 6:409:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 3:50-6:40-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:40-9:10

The Impossible (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:30-6:30-9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 12:403:30-6:30-9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1-3:35-6:30-9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 6:309:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 3:30-6:30-9:05 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:30 The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera Encore (STC) Stadium Seating Sat 12 Quartet (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4-7:10-9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 1:304-7:10-9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:25-4-7:10-9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 7:10-9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 4-7:10-9:30 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 7:10-9:30 Safe Haven (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 7:05-9:45 Side Effects (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:10-7-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 12:504:25-7-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:40-4:10-7-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 7-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 4:10-7-9:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 7-9:40 Stand Up Guys (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:45-6:35-9 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 1:403:45-6:35-9 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:05-3:40-6:35-9 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 6:35-9 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 3:45-6:35-9 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 6:35-9 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 6:35 Warm Bodies (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:40-6:50-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 1:10-3:40-6:50-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:50-4:20-6:50-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 6:50-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 3:40-6:50-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:50-9:20

Lower Sackville Lower Sackville 760 Sackville Dr., Downsview Plaza 902-869-2022

Beautiful Creatures (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Thu 6:25-9:10 Bullet to the Head (14) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:35-9:35 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 2:30-6:35-9:35 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Wed 6:35-9:35 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Thu 7:15-9:40 A Good Day to Die Hard (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Thu 7-9 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:15-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium


Seating Sat-Sun 2:50-6:15-9:20 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating MonWed 6:15-9:20 Identity Thief (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:45-9:30 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 2:40-6:45-9:30 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 6:45-9:30 Lincoln (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 7:15 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 2-7:15 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Wed 7:15 Safe Haven (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 6:30-9:15 Side Effects (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:55-9:10 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 3-6:55-9:10 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Wed 6:55-9:10 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Thu 6:15-9:20 Silver Linings Playbook (14) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Wed 6:25-9 Warm Bodies (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 7:05-8:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:10-7:05-8:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 7:05-8:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 7:10-9:35 Wreck-It Ralph (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:20

Dartmouth Dartmouth Crossing 145 Shubie Dr., Dartmouth Crossing 902-481-3251

Argo (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Sat 6:20-9:10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sun 3-6:20-9:10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 6:20-9:10 Beautiful Creatures (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 3:10-6:50-9:50 Bullet to the Head (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 4-6:55-9:20 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat 3:40-6:559:20 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sun 1:15-3:40-6:55-9:20 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 4-6:55-9:20 A Good Day to Die Hard (STC) Dolby Stereo, No Passes, Stadium Seating Wed 10:10 Dolby Stereo, No Passes, Stadium Seating Thu 3:15-3:55-6:45-7:15-9:3510:05 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Fri 4:20-7:30-10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Sat-Sun 1:15-4-7:30-10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Mon-Tue 4:20-7:30-10:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, No Passes Wed 4:20-7:30 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Wed 9:45 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 4:10-7:30-10:15 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 4:15 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating SatSun 12:20 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 4:15 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seat-



ing Fri 8 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 4:10-8 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 8 Identity Thief (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 3:30-4:05-6:40-7:209:30-10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:25-1-3-3:50-6:40-7:20-9:30-10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:30-4:05-6:40-7:20-9:30-10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 3:30-4:056:30-7-9:20-9:40 Mama (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 3:35-6:25-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:35-3:35-6:25-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:356:25-9:15 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 3:35-7:35-10:10 The Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera Encore (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat 12 Parker (14) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:05-7:05-9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:30-3:20-7:05-9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Tue 4:057:05-9:50 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed 4:05-7:05 Quartet (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 3:40-6:30-9:10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:45-3:156:30-9:10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:40-6:30-9:10 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 3:40-6:55-9:25 Safe Haven (STC) Dolby Stereo, No Passes, Stadium Seating Thu 3:50-7:25-10 Side Effects (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 3:50-7-9:50 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:50-3:30-7-9:50 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:50-7-9:50 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 3:50-7:10-9:55 Silver Linings Playbook (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 3:15-6:45-9:35 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:10-3:10-6:45-9:35 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:15-6:459:35 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 3:25-6:20-9:30 Warm Bodies (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 3:45-7:10-10:05 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:10-4:15-7:1010:05 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:45-7:10-10:05 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 3:45-6:40-9:10 Wreck-It Ralph (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri 3:20 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 12:15 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 3:20

Truro Truro 20 Treaty Trail, Millbrook 902-895-8020

Beautiful Creatures (STC) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 6:40-8:55 A Good Day to Die Hard (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating, Digital Thu 6:35-9:25 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (14) Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 3 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (14)

Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 7-9:10 Identity Thief (STC) Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:30-9 Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:30-6:30-9 Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:30-9 Mama (14) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri-Wed 6:50-9:25 Parker (14) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:40-9:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:40-6:40-9:10 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating MonWed 6:40-9:10 Safe Haven (STC) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 6:50-9:35 Side Effects (STC) Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:55-9:30 Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:45-6:55-9:30 Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:55-9:30 Silver Linings Playbook (14) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:40-9:20 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:55-6:40-9:20 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 6:40-9:20 Warm Bodies (14) Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:45-9:05 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:50-6:45-9:05 Digital, Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:45-9:05 Wreck-It Ralph (PG) Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:35

Bridgewater Bridgewater 349 Lahave St., 902-527-4020

Beautiful Creatures (STC) No Passes, Stadium Seating Thu 7:10 A Good Day to Die Hard (STC) No Passes, Stadium Seating Thu 8 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (14) Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 3:20 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters 3D (14) Stadium Seating Fri-Sat 7:15-9:30 Stadium Seating Sun-Wed 8 Identity Thief (STC) Stadium Seating Fri 6:25-9:05 Stadium Seating Sat 2:506:25-9:05 Stadium Seating Sun 2:50-7:20 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 7:20 Mama (14) Stadium Seating Fri-Sat 7:059:25 Stadium Seating Sun-Wed 7:40 Parker (14) Stadium Seating Fri 6:35-9:15 Stadium Seating Sat 3-6:35-9:15 Stadium Seating Sun 3-7:10 Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 7:10 Safe Haven (STC) Stadium Seating Thu 7:40 Side Effects (STC) Stadium Seating Fri 6:55-9:20 Stadium Seating Sat 3:10-6:559:20 Stadium Seating Sun 3:10-7:50 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 7:50 Silver Linings Playbook (14) Stadium Seating Fri 6:15-9 Stadium Seating Sat 2:40-6:15-9 Stadium Seating Sun 2:40-7 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 7 Warm Bodies (14) Stadium Seating Fri 6:45-9:10 Stadium Seating Sat 3:30-6:459:10 Stadium Seating Sun 3:30-7:30 Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 7:30 Wreck-It Ralph (PG) Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:30

scene WEEKEND, February 8-10, 2013


CBS bans breasts, all things fun from Grammys Dress code. Network proves that it stands for Can’t Bare Skin with its new policy for celebrities attending this year’s show MARY ANN GEORGANTOPOULOS Metro World News

Who would have thought the 55th Annual Grammy Awards would have a strict dress

code? With award show season in full swing, the Grammys is supposed to be the fun show. At the Grammys, it is acceptable for stars to let loose. It’s not like at the Oscars where the atmosphere is a little stuffier. This year, though, musicians might need to rethink their wardrobe. CBS Standard and Practice is instilling a strict no boobs, no butts policy. This is the email that went out by the S&P department

Too bootylicious for ya babe

“Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered. Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack.” CBS Standard and Practice department

via Deadline: “CBS Program Practices advises that all talent appearing on camera please ad-

here to Network policy concerning wardrobe. Please be sure that buttocks and female breasts are adequately cov-

ered. Thong-type costumes are problematic. Please avoid exposing bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack. Bare sides or under curvature of the breasts is also problematic. Please avoid sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples. Please be sure the genital region is adequately covered so that there is no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure. Please avoid commercial identifica-

tion of actual brand name products on T-shirts. Foreign language on wardrobe will need to be cleared.” Got that, ladies? No thongs. CBS is taking this situation seriously. They’re not even allowing foreign language on clothes unless it’s been cleared. Our strict, private high school was more fun than the Grammys. What can we say, c’est la vie — that’s ‘such is life’ for you, CBS.

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Dev Patel and Freida Pinto all photos getty images

Everyday is Valentine’s Day for Slumdog couple Slumdog Millionaire costars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, who have been dating for four years, don’t have anything special planned for Valentine’s Day this year — or any year — they tell Us Weekly. “I actually am not a big

Valentine’s Day supporter,” Pinto says. “I don’t really celebrate it.” Which leaves the perfect opening for Patel to prove what a great boyfriend he is: “Everyday should be a celebration of love,” he says. Top that, gentlemen.

‘No one commits a crime because they saw a film,’ Willis says Bruce Willis, star of many bullet-ridden films, thinks it’s a mistake to try to link violence in entertainment with real-life shootings like the recent incidents in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. “No one commits a crime because they saw a

Spielberg got it wrong, Conn. congressman alleges

David Beckham

Beckham’s pink kicks draw lots of attention David Beckham has been spotted on the field lately sporting a pair of pink sneakers, which got the attention of a few fans. During a Twitter chat for clothing retailer H&M, the soccer star acknowledged his love for the interesting footwear choice when a fan asked which sneakers were his favour-

film. There’s nothing to support that,” Willis tells the Associated Press. “We’re not making movies about people that have gone berserk, or gone nuts. Those kind of movies wouldn’t last very long at all.” Furthermore, Willis isn’t a fan of more gun control legislation. “I think that you can’t start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it’s all going to become undone,” he says. “If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” Metro world news

ite. “That would have to be my current Adidas boots,” Beckham replied. “They are pink, which I chose because of (baby daughter) Harper.” Beckham also revealed that he expects his family will be spending a “huge amount of time in the U.S. in the future” despite a recent move back to England.

At least one congressman is challenging Steven Spielberg’s fact-checking for Lincoln, arguing that the film’s depiction of two Connecticut legislators voting against the amendment to abolish slavery is incorrect, according to the Hartford Courant. “How could congressmen from Connecticut — a state that supported President Lincoln and lost thousands of her sons fighting against slavery on the Union side of the Civil War — have been on the wrong side of history?” Connecticut Rep. Joe Court-

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan keeping calm and carrying on Despite her ongoing legal troubles and reports of her being difficult to work with, Lindsay Lohan insists she’s keeping calm and carrying on. So what’s her secret? “Family,” she tells E! News. “You can’t get through anything without the family. Family is

everything.” Lohan, it should be noted, has had public meltdowns with her mom, Dina Lohan, in recent months, and her dad, Michael Lohan, has been pushing on numerous occasions for an intervention and rehab for his daughter.


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Liquid Assets

I love you in a wine glass LIQUID ASSETS

Peter Rockwell @therealwineguy



Easy romantic dinner frees up time for love Crab and Hearts of Palm Gratin with Arugula Salad. Makeahead dish won’t keep you in the kitchen Not planning to go out for Valentine’s Day? Time to start planning a special menu for a romantic night in. This dish is warm, comforting and rich with flavours that say “you’re special.” It cooks up in a gratin dish, so you can assemble it ahead of time, then when you’re ready to eat, just pop it in the oven. While the gratin bakes, as-

semble the salad and serve everything together with a crusty baguette.

1. Heat oven to 375 F. Place 2

shallow individual-sized casserole or gratin dishes on baking sheet.

2. Chop

artichoke hearts and hearts of palm into 1/2-inch pieces. In bowl, stir artichokes and hearts of palm with thyme, lemon zest, cream, fontina, white pepper and crab. Spoon mixture into the gratin dishes.


In bowl, stir breadcrumbs, paprika, salt and melted butter. Sprinkle over gratins. Bake 30 minutes, or until bubbling.


While gratins bake, make salad. In medium bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, mustard and maple syrup. Add aru-


This one is for all the lovers in the world. Well, at least for all you guys out there who haven’t realized that Valentine’s Day is this coming Thursday. Why didn’t Cupid just make V-Day the second Sunday of February so we could cook up an easy breakfast in bed for our sweeties accompanied by a glass of bubbly? That would be too easy. This year, it’s a weekday. So, if you’re not going out on the town to show your devotion, at least bring her home (or him, girls) a bottle that’s the liquid equivalent of an Enrique Iglesias album. It wouldn’t hurt if that vino paired well with a heart-shaped box of bonbons. Chocolate is a palate coating confection, so many wines lose their nuance when paired with it. Reds work best, with Old Vine Zinfandels, ripe and ready Pinot Noirs and plump, thick-fruited Merlots all having a natural sweetness that gives them the edge if you’re trying to match one wine with a variety of chocolate styles. J. Lohr Estates’ 2010 Los Osos Merlot ($19.95 to $22.99) from California’s Paso Robles is a chewy burst of deep berry fruit that definitely brings the love.

gula, cherries and almonds and gently toss to coat. Serve topped with sea salt and black pepper. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ingredients For the gratin • 14-oz each cans artichoke hearts and hearts of palm, drained • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme • Zest of 1 lemon • 1/2 cup heavy cream • 1/2 cup grated fontina cheese • 1/4 tsp ground white pepper • 12 oz lump crab meat • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs • 1/4 tsp sweet paprika

• Pinch of salt • 1 tbsp butter, melted For the salad: • 1 tbsp olive oil • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar • 1 tsp Dijon mustard • 1 tsp maple syrup • 2 cups baby arugula • 1/4 cup fresh or dried cherries • 2 tbsp toasted almonds • Sea salt and ground black pepper


every Monday & Wednesday.


WELLNESS WEEKEND, February 8-10, 2013

Have a few gaps in your schedule you’re looking to fill? Whether you’re hoping to dance, drink or just relax, check out these hot upcoming events.

On Stage: The (Post) Mistress Running through Feb. 17 in Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Studio, The (Post) Mistress tells the tale of Marie-Louise, played by Martha Irving, a longtime postmistress in the fictional town of Lovely, Ont. Marie-Louise knows all the stories and gossip of the community. The play was written by world-renowned aboriginal playwright, novelist and songwriter Tomson Highway, who MacLean’s magazine named one of the 100 most important people in Canadian history. Visit:

Take a Sip: Nova Scotia Winter Wine Festival Did you know that Nova Scotia has a long and rich tradition for growing grapes for wine dating back to the 1600s. Back then, our little peninsula was one of the first areas to cultivate grapes in North America. More trivia? Maybe later. For now check out the details about this year’s wine festival and make sure to take a sip or two. It’s part of our history. Visit:

Run, Halifax. RUN: Hypothermic Half-Marathon I’m sure we all have one of those friends that finds this sort of thing exciting, so why don’t we peel ourselves out of bed and go support them in this year’s HypoHalf Marathon. The first big race of the season will take place in Eastern passage, near the aviation museum. Walkers start at 8 a.m. with the runners beginning at 9 a.m. Visit: events.

Easy Rider: International Motorcycle Show Using the city of Halifax as a backdrop for these beautiful machines, this unique showcase has everything new for the 2013 riding season. Motorcycle enthusiasts of every level will find something to surprise and delight, from new models to the latest in accessories. Taking over the Cunard Centre from Feb. 8 to 10, exhibitors from all over North America will be on hand to convince you to buy your next toy. Visit: the realmotorcycleshow. com.

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Sing Along: Emily Shute and Friends Friday at the Bus Stop Theatre, come enjoy an evening of music with local singer-songwriter Emily Shute, Jeff Miller on standup bass and Melanie Moore on vocals and something called a glockenspiel. Just a free evening, perhaps a small donation, and a chance to get out of the cold and listen to Shute’s latest album Baja Bliss, including recordings like Jump With Me. Visit:

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Moose looking to shine on national TV Canadian exposure. Halifax visits rival Moncton Friday in game being carried by Sportsnet ANDREW RANKIN

Halifax Mooseheads forward Nathan MacKinnon is hoping to enact some revenge on the Moncton Wildcats. The last time the 17-yearold and his linemates Jonathan Drouin and Martin Frk faced the Wildcats (33-17-1) they fell to 3-0 on the road. That was back on Nov. 25, before the trio departed for the world junior tryout camps.

Ever since, the loss has left a bad taste in MacKinnon’s mouth. “For us we just really want to get them back,” said MacKinnon, speaking on behalf of his linemates. “They have a tough team, but at the same time I think we can get the win and it’s going to be fun.” The game on Friday will air nationally on Sportsnet at 8 p.m. For MacKinnon, that only adds fuel to the fire. “It definitely adds something to the game. It will be a great atmosphere. We’re looking to have some fun.” Halifax (42-5-2-1) has won its last three games and sits comfortable atop the QMJHL standings. But Moncton has been on a roll since acquiring Phillip Danault from the Victoriaville Tigres on Jan. 8, win-

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ning nine of its last 10 games. Mooseheads defenceman MacKenzie Weegar is approaching the game as seriously as his first-line teammates. “It’s going to be a playoff game and we have to be willing to do all of the things we have to do, get all of the little things right to get the win,” he said. The Mooseheads will have less than 24 hours to regroup and welcome the Bathurst Titan (21-27-5-1) to the Metro Centre on Saturday at 7 p.m. Whether facing the Ti-

tan or the surging Wildcats, Mooseheads netminder Zach Fucale is preparing for both games the same way. “It’s definitely nice that the game is televised, but I really approach every game the same way: Be prepared, be focused and do the things that I have to do to give us a chance to win,” said Fucale.


Peter Burgess desperately needed a win, and he got it. Burgess and his host Truro curling club foursome of mate Craig Burgess, second Jared Bent and lead Todd Burgess, kept his slim playoff hopes alive Thursday with a crucial 6-4 victory over Mayflower’s Mark Dacey at the Molson Coors Tankard provincial men’s curling championship on Thursday night. The result lifted Burgess to 2-3 as he enters play Friday against CFB Halifax’s Alan O’Leary at 2 p.m. “Anytime you beat Mark Dacey it’s a pretty good day,” Burgess said. “It felt good.” In other action Thursday night, defending champion Jamie Murphy, of Lakeshore, defeated O’Leary 7-4, while Flemming defeated Mayflower’s Ian Juurlink 8-1. Mayflower’s Chad Stevens nipped clubmate Shea Steele 6-5. Murphy is alone in first at 4-1, followed by Dacey, Flemming and O’Leary at 3-2. Action runs through the weekend, with the final set for Sunday at 2 p.m. TRURO DAILY NEWS


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Warm welcome awaits Olympians Countdown to Sochi. Weather could prove to be a stumbling block at next Winter Games The Sochi Olympics are a year away and already there are worries about Circassian Muslim unrest, transportation headaches and even earthquakes. But the weather may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for Russia to claim a success story. If you thought the 2010 Vancouver Games had issues, just wait. “In Canada, if somebody said, ‘Pick the least likely place for a Winter Games,’ I would have picked Vancouver and, in Russia, I would have picked Sochi,” says Environment Canada’s senior climatologist David Phillips. “I think we think we can fool Mother Nature sometimes.” Think of Sochi as Russia’s Florida, festooned with palm trees and located on the northeastern coast of the Black Sea,


Guay gives course the thumbs-down Defending champion Erik Guay of Canada criticized the men’s downhill course at the world ski championships in Schladming, Austria, after training on Thursday, calling one of the jumps “way too big.” Guay said he hurt his back while landing after the 30-metre jump. “That’s ridiculous,”

Guay said. “Any course you should be able to push in the first training run and not have to worry about injuries like that.” The height of the jump was causing problems because racers land on a flat part of the slope, he said. FIS men’s race director Guenter Hujara said course workers would try to slightly lower the jump ahead of Friday’s second training. “It’s very difficult there. We can’t take it down too far,” Hujara said. The Associated Press

just a little north of Turkey and northeast of Greece. The climate is classified as subtropical. Phillips looked at data both for Sochi and the ski resort of Krasnaya Polyana and compared them with Vancouver and Whistler. The city will be the site of the “coastal cluster,” as or-

ganizers have dubbed it, for arena-based sports, while the “mountain cluster” will host skiing, snowboarding and bobsledding events. Each will have its own Olympic village. “In Sochi you can enjoy a warm southern sea as well as high, snow-covered mountains,” organizers boast. The Canadian Press

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Former Blue Jays outfielder George Bell and Montreal Expos outfielder Tim Raines headline the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2013. Also included in the class of 2013 is former outfielder Rob Ducey as well as former announcer Tom Cheek and longtime minor-league owner Nat Bailey.



The sun shines over the ski stadium during the FIS Cross-Country World Cup in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 3. The Sochi Olympics are a year away and the weather may be the biggest hurdle to overcome for Russia to claim a success story. Igor Yakunin/The Associated PRess

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Thursday’s results Florida 3 Philadelphia 2 (SO) Pittsburgh 5 Washington 2 New Jersey 4 Tampa Bay 2 Calgary 4 Columbus 3 (OT) NY Rangers 4 NY Islanders 1 Buffalo 5 Montreal 4 (SO) Carolina 3 Ottawa 2 (OT) Toronto 3 Winnipeg 2 Nashville 3 Los Angeles 0 Detroit 5 St. Louis 1 Vancouver 4 Minnesota 1 Chicago 6 Phoenix 2 Wednesday’s results Boston 2 Montreal 1 Anaheim 3 Colorado 0 Dallas 3 Edmonton 2 (OT) Friday’s games All Times Eastern Anaheim at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Carolina at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Winnipeg at Ottawa, 2 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 2 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 4 p.m. Buffalo at NY Islanders, 7 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 7 p.m. Florida at Washington, 7 p.m. Anaheim at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

MAPLE LEAFS 3, JETS 2 First Period — No Scoring Penalties — Phaneuf Tor (Hooking) 3:53, McLaren Tor (Fighting) 14:26, Thorburn Win (Fighting) 14:26, Kane Win (Concealing puck) 16:10, van Riemsdyk Tor (Concealing puck) 17:25. Second Period 1. Winnipeg, Redmond 1 (Little, Enstrom) 3:32 (SH) 2. Toronto, Bozak 3 (Unassisted) 6:21 (SH) Penalties — Antropov Win (Cross-checking) 2:40, Orr Tor (Roughing) 5:50, Kulemin Tor (Interference) 15:08. Third Period 3. Winnipeg, Ladd 4 (Clitsome, Little) 3:46 4. Toronto, Frattin 6 (Franson, Kadri) 14:58 5. Toronto, Kessel 1 (Bozak) 15:52 (PP) Penalties — Stuart Win (Holding) 6:30, Ponikarovsky Win (Holding) 15:24. Shots Toronto 5 7 6—18 Winnipeg 7 9 9—25 Goal — Toronto: Reimer (W, 4-3-0). Winnipeg: Pavelec (L, 3-5-1). Power plays (goal-chances) — Toronto: 1-4. Winnipeg: 0-4. Referees — Ghislain Hebert, Eric Furlatt. Linesmen — Darren Gibbs, Thor Nelson. Att. — 15,004 (MTS Centre).

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Thursday’s results Boston 116 L.A. Lakers 95 Chicago at Denver Friday’s games All Times Eastern L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m. Brooklyn at Washington, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Miami, 8 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Portland at Houston, 8 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 10:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Denver at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

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March 21 - April 20 It’s OK to get angry if someone has done you wrong but don’t take it too far and turn it into a vendetta. It may be frustrating that you can’t seem to change their ways but that’s just the way it is. Live with it.


April 21 - May 21 Read between the lines if you want to find out what is really going on. Once you have cracked the code, you can use what you learn to strengthen your own position. Are we talking blackmail here? Maybe!


May 22 - June 21 Your intuition is trying to tell you something important but the rational part of your mind refuses to accept it. Turn your logic circuits off for a bit and let the deeper part of your nature come through.


June 22 - July 23 Be nice to partners and loved ones today because you will need their assistance over the weekend. Think before you speak or act. Try to see what effect your words might have. It never hurts to look ahead.


July 24 - Aug. 23 The planets will expand your horizons today and help you find interesting things in even the most tedious of tasks. It’s not what you do that matters so much as the attitude you choose to take while doing it.


Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Today’s Mars-Mercury link in your opposite sign may make it seem as if the world is against you but you know it’s not true. End this week and start the next in the same fashion: Don’t take anything too seriously.

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Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 You will be rather suspicious as to other people’s motives today, to the extent that you turn down their offers of assistance. Later on, you may look back and wish you had not been quite so distrustful.


Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Certain people need reminding that you are a free individual and not a servant to be used as they see fit. If your present work environment does not suit you, it’s time to change it.


Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Put your own needs first and ignore those who say you are being selfish. Maybe you are but there were plenty of times in the past when you sacrificed your own desires to help other people. Remind them of that.


Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 Try not to be suspicious if a rival pays you a compliment. According to the planets, they are making a genuine attempt to bury the hatchet. Respond in kind and show them you appreciate the effort.


Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 If you rely on what other people tell you today, chances are you will head off in completely the wrong direction. The words people use are important, of course, but trust your intuition if it tells you something different.


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