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Firefighters look for hotspots after knocking down a fire at 114 Maplewood Dr. in Cole Harbour on Thursday. Neighbours rescued three people from the blaze, which caused heavy damage to the home. Story, page 3. JEFF HARPER/METRO

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Livened by fiddle and cello music, community members and vendors gathered Thursday night at the Seaport Farmer’s Market to share their vision for the future of the space. The market changed hands in December when the Halifax Port Authority became its landlord and manager. Julie Chaisson, the market’s executive director, said the public-engagement sessions are a chance for the community to “dream along with us around what the market could be.” Yen Chen, a market vendor, attended Thursday night’s session and said she’s already seen improvements and knows more are coming. “I think they do so many things for us already,” she said. Breakhouse design firm is working on ways to improve the function of the building based on public feedback. Vincent Van der Brink, a

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Neighbours help Cole Harbour residents escape house fire

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Good Samaritans. Shaken residents pound on doors, windows RUTH DAVENPORT

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Three Cole Harbour residents have a lucky stroke of timing and two brave neighbours to thank for escaping a major house fire unharmed. Jillian Shipley said she saw smoke rising from the deck of a neighbour’s home just before 10 a.m. Thursday, and alerted her mother. “People around here, none of us neighbours are ever home at this time, and we were all home,” said the shaken woman as firefighters doused hotspots in the ruins of the house at 114 Maplewood Drive. As she watched flames consume the home’s back deck, Jillian called 911 while her mother, Janet, and another neighbour headed for the house. There were three people inside the house, all of whom were asleep at the time the fire broke out. Shipley and John Robicheau said they didn’t know whether anyone was home, but they didn’t leave anything to chance. “It was either somebody comes to the door, or I’m coming through it,” said Robicheau. “So I just banged on the winIrreplaceable

“A house can be replaced. Lives can’t.” Janet Shipley, neighbour

Firefighters take a break after knocking down a fire at 114 Maplewood Dr. in Cole Harbour on Thursday morning. JEFF HARPER/METRO Quick response

“Fire’s just very quick. We were here and had this fire knocked down and under control in under an hour, but you can see a lot of damage to the home.” Halifax fire divisional chief Dave Meldrum

dow and beside the door, and I was just about to try my shoulder into the door and I saw somebody coming down the hallway, so thank God I didn’t have to try that.” The three young residents — two men and a woman — politely declined to speak about their ordeal, but Jillian said she’d been told at least one of them awoke to find the flames

already in her room. “While we don’t want anyone to put themselves in harm’s way ... obviously, that’s a job well done, saving people from potential and serious harm,” said Halifax executive fire officer Phil McNulty. Although parts of the home’s façade and garage looked intact, the roof was destroyed and the interior com-

A firefighter gets hosed down. JEFF HARPER/METRO

pletely gutted. Divisional chief Dave Meldrum said at the scene that firefighters were forced to mostly fight the fire from the outside of the house after the roof was compromised. Fire investigators spent

most of the day at the scene, but hadn’t determined a cause by 5 p.m. “They have not completed their investigation yet,” said McNulty, adding there are no indications the fire is suspicious.


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Halifax woman. Missingpersons case turned over to major crime unit Police say the missing-persons case of a Halifax woman has been turned over to its major crime unit. Earlier this month, Tantallon RCMP say they received a report about the missing 34-year-old woman, Reita Louise Jordan, who was last seen on March 19 by friends in Halifax. She hasn’t been seen or heard from since. On Thursday, RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae confirmed that HRM’s integrated major crime unit is now looking into the file. MacRae said the case is still being treated as a missing person, however. “We have a lot of questions still unanswered,” MacRae said. “We don’t want to speculate. Everybody wants to locate Ms. Jordan, but without a lot of questions being answered, major crime is going to take the file on.” MacRae said an area of concern is that Jordan hasn’t been active on any forms of social media since she went

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missing. She is described as fivefoot-six, 123 pounds, with medium-length dark hair. She usually wears hoop earrings and has a heart-shaped tattoo on her left bicep and chest, and a tribal tattoo on her ankle. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Halifax police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. Philip Croucher/metro

Single-vehicle accident. Serious crash sends motorcyclist to hospital A 56-year-old man was airlifted to hospital with what were believed to be lifethreatening injuries after an accident on Highway 102 on Thursday afternoon. The single-vehicle accident happened near Exit 4C just after 3 p.m. and involved a motorcycle. Police say the motorcyclist left the highway and ended

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Phyllis Williams of Lawrencetown shows off her third-round Mooseheads tickets for this weekend at the Metro Centre box office on Thursday. Jeff Harper/metro

Playoff fever picks up steam in Moose Country Hockey town. First two games of Round 3 closing in on sellouts Clark Jang

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Highway 102 was shut down in both directions as the victim was airlifted to hospital.

up in the median, suffering serious injuries. Philip Croucher/metro

The Halifax Mooseheads are a very hot ticket these days. Fans started lining up at the crack of dawn Thursday to snap up tickets for the upcoming series against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. “They’re the hottest ticket in town,” says J.P. Martin

of Halifax, who lined up at 8 a.m. inside the Halifax Metro Centre box office. “I just want to get seven tickets together.” More than 100 people were lined up at the Metro Centre box office for the 10 a.m. sale time. “A guy at the front says he was here at 5 a.m.,” says Craig Fleming of Halifax, who was looking for five lower-bowl tickets. “That’s a little too early for me.” Dreary-eyed or not, fans were confident this would not be their last chance to buy Mooseheads tickets during the playoffs.

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“We’re all hoping for a sweep, but I don’t think it’s going to happen,” says Phyllis Williams of East Lawrencetown, in reference to the series against RouynNoranda. “The other team has had a pretty decent series.” After sweeping their first

two playoff rounds, the Herd kick off its semifinal series against Rouyn-Noranda with Games 1 and 2 on Saturday and Sunday at the Metro Centre at 7 p.m. As of late Thursday, the Mooseheads say there are “very few” tickets remaining for Saturday’s game, and just under 800 for Sunday. Crowds have been growing throughout the playoffs for Halifax. In its first-round series against the Saint John Sea Dogs, Halifax averaged 9,335 fans. Against the Gatineau Olympiques in Round 2, the average crowd at the Metro Centre was 10,068.


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Province proposes tax referendum

Hot topic. Government wants a referendum on HST, opposition says it’s not needed haley ryan

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Aquitaine spends weekend in Halifax The FREMM-class frigate Aquitaine can be seen docked in the Halifax Harbour near Casino Nova Scotia on Thursday. The ship is scheduled to be docked in the harbour over the weekend. Jeff Harper/metro

Teachers accept three-year agreement with wage bumps Nova Scotia’s 9,500 public school teachers have accepted a new three-year agreement with the province. Members of the Nova Scotia Teachers Union ratified the

agreement late Thursday. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Ramona Jennex says the agreement is fair to teachers. Teachers will receive a two

per cent wage increase in the first year, with increases of 2.5 and three per cent in following years. The last contract expired July 31, 2012. the canadian press

The government would like to see a referendum held before the provincial portion of the HST could be added back into essentials like home energy, but both opposition parties say it’s a non-issue. Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald proposed the changes to the Financial Measures Act on Thursday in Province House, which would also make budget measures into law. “We’re very pleased with the fact the first thing our government did was to take the HST off electricity and home energy, and we believe that to change those exemptions Nova Scotians should have a say,”

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“Nova Scotians have said that they want these items to be exempted from HST, they’ve been very vocal about that.” Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald

MacDonald said to reporters. If passed, the act would ensure anyone trying to impose the tax hike to energy, children’s diapers, feminine hygiene products, first-time home purchases, or a few other things would have to go to the public. Progressive Conservative Leader Jamie Baillie said while he supports rebates it would be best if the province went one step further and provided referendums on any future increase to the HST.

“Only then would Nova Scotia taxpayers feel protected from political parties that promise one thing before the election, and then do the opposite,” he said. “Clearly the government is scrambling because they have no credibility on tax promises again.” Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil said he has no idea why the government would choose to protect these items through a referendum. “It’s irrelevant to me. We’re not talking about adding HST to any of those items, we’ve been talking about the issues that matter to Nova Scotians, like high power rates,” McNeil said. He added if the referendum was so important to the government, they should have proposed it in the first financial budget act. “What they did was all about politics, nothing more,” McNeil said. “It’s funny, they want (Nova Scotians) to have a say on issues that no one’s talking about.”


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Police fear posters may spark vigilantism Rehtaeh Parsons case. Girl’s family call posters ‘disrespectful’ The RCMP say they’re concerned posters that have appeared on Halifax streets in support of four boys accused of sexually assaulting Rehtaeh Parsons could incite vigilante behaviour against the teens.

The posters urge people to support the boys, though it does not identify them. RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae said Thursday the posters don’t break any laws but police have received several complaints. He also said a Facebook page created in support of the four boys was recently taken down after the Mounties raised concerns that the identities of the boys could be made public.

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“I was outraged to think that people would be so callous, they would not respect a family who is grieving right now.” Angella Parsons, Rehtaeh’s cousin

Rehtaeh’s cousin, Angella

Parsons, said she believes posters that were put on display near the family’s home amount to harassment. Hundreds of people took to a Facebook page dedicated to Rehtaeh to express their anger. “I will walk my neighbourhood tonight and if I see any posters they will be removed!!!” wrote one. “I encourage everyone else to do the same.” The Canadian Press

Posters around Halifax have been urging people to “support the boys” in the Rehtaeh Parsons case. Jeff Harper/Metro

HRSB. Experts brought in to review how board handled Parsons case The province says two Canadian experts have begun the review process into how the Halifax Regional School Board handled the events leading up to Rehtaeh Parsons’ death. On Thursday, the province announced Debra Pepler and Penny Milton of Ontario will begin the review immediately and will report their findings to minister Marilyn More. “We need to take a close and sensitive look at the programs, supports and policies we have in place now and figure out how to improve them,” More said in a press release. Pepler is a professor of psychology at York University and has been on the Ontario Minister of Education’s Safe Schools Action Team since 2004. Milton is former CEO of the Canadian Education Association and a former deputy minister of the Premier’s Advisory Council on Health, Wellbeing and Social Justice in Ontario. Milton said a plan hasn’t been developed yet but that she is coming to Halifax “fairly soon” to meet with the board as well as the IWK and Capital Health. “It is such an important

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case, and sad as it is, it provides an opportunity for looking again at how we provide support,” Milton said by phone Thursday. She added she feels a real commitment to helping teens because they’re a “really important group.” “The world for young people today is a complex place,” Milton said. “Their lives are both enriched but also sometimes made more difficult by the access to modern ... technologies and the social behaviour that goes with it.” The panel has until June 14 to examine current policies and determine whether they were followed. An interim report is expected May 10. Haley Ryan/Metro


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‘Historic’. Halifax, CBRM mayors meet ... finally It was billed as a “historic meeting” between the two largest urban regions in the province — the first meeting between the mayor of Halifax and his poor cousin, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), since municipal amalgamation in 1995. CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke and HRM Mayor Mike Savage have kept in regular contact, discussing issues of interest to both municipalities. While the Halifax Regional Municipality struggles to manage its exponential growth, the CBRM is fighting to stabilize a declining population, a growing double-digit unemployment rate and a flat tax base. “We want to be a part of an economic state, not a welfare state,” Clarke said during Thursday’s special CBRM Sub-sea Maritime Link

Tories say second report questions value of Muskrat Falls project Nova Scotia’s opposition parties are continuing their assault on the NDP government’s support of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project. On Thursday, the Progressive Conservatives highlighted a report done for the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, which they say demonstrates the sub-sea

council meeting, which invited Savage and his chief administrative officer Richard Butts. T h e HRM Mayor C B R M Mike Savage has taken metro file steps in an attempt to improve its fiscal situation by reaching out to the province to support its five-year, $300-million capital infrastructure plan. Without it, there will be no road paving, sidewalk repairs or replacement of water mains, some of which are more than 100 years old, in this construction year. cape breton post

Maritime Link to Newfoundland is not the lowest-cost option. Party leader Jamie Baillie says the latest report is evidence the review board needs to be given the time to do a full review of the project, while setting its own terms of reference. On Wednesday, both the government and the Opposition Liberals tabled opposing consultants reports for and against the project. Premier Darrell Dexter says he’s not concerned by yet another report questioning the value of the project. the canadian press

Ian Penny, the vice-president of Commercial Banking at CIBC, speaks during a press conference on Thursday to announce a donation of $250,000 to the IWK Health Centre. Jeff Harper/metro

IWK Health Centre lands big bucks from bank $250K. Donation for new pre-operative area Clark Jang

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The IWK Health Centre is eying some much needed upgrades thanks to six-figure donation. CIBC announced on Thursday they are giving $250,000 to the IWK’s Women’s and Newborn Health Program. The money will go towards a new perioperative centre, which in-

cludes the pre-operating area, operating rooms and recovery area. Michelle LeDrew, director of Women’s and Newborn Health, says a new perioperative centre will focus on providing minimally invasive procedures. “That really allows women to have a better recovery time and get back to work and to their families quicker,” she said. Tracy Dryden, manager of women’s breast health ambulatory and perioperative, says the new centre will give the hospital more space to han-

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The amount of in-patient surgeries the IWK performed for women last year

dle demand. “We have fabulous staff. We do wonderful things. We’ve outgrown our space and we need new equipment,” she said. Last year the IWK treated more than 24,000 women in its ambulatory and breast

health clinics. “What we hope to do is make our space more comfortable,” said Dryden. LeDrew says the IWK doesn’t have a target date for a revamped perioperative centre yet. They still need to secure more funding. “Any redevelopment in a health-care centre costs quite a bit of money,” LeDrew said. “This donation will certainly go towards it, but we still have a ways to go before we break ground and start our renovations.”


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Former human rights boss a ‘tyrant’: Report Shirish Chotalia. Former head of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ‘belittled and insulted’ staff: Integrity Commissioner When an earthquake rattled the nation’s capital in 2010, the then-head of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered her frightened staff to stay inside their shaking building so they could attend a ceremony she had organized for herself, a withering new report says. Brushing aside the concerns of her employees during World fish supply

Some depleted fish stocks may never bounce back: Study The recovery of overexploited fish populations such as cod has been slower than expected and many depleted stocks may never be able to bounce back, a new study says. The study, to be published Friday in the journal Science, was compiled by researchers who examined 153 fish and invertebrate stocks from around the world. Most fish species are resilient enough to recover within a decade if swift action is taken to reduce pressure on depleted stocks, the researchers say. “But when you don’t take action rapidly ... not only does it result in a much longer potential recovery time, but the uncertainty as to whether recovery will happen at all increases exponentially,” said Jeff Hutchings, a professor of biology at Dalhousie University and one of the authors. He said that may explain why cod hasn’t bounced back. the canadian press

Edmonton lawyer Shirish Chotalia faces serious criticism. torstar news service

the earthquake is among the more egregious allegations of

“gross mismanagement” levelled against Shirish Chotalia in a report released Thursday by the public-sector integrity commissioner. Mario Dion’s two-year investigation concluded that Chotalia’s behaviour toward some employees and members of the tribunal constituted harassment and abuse of authority. The report casts Chotalia as a tyrant who belittled and insulted her staff to the point of tears. She spied on her staff and kept a secret file on one employee, the report said, even though that person had never been told of any problems. Her aggressive interrogations of some staff caused “severe anxiety.” the canadian press

Trudeau. New Liberal leader inaccurately attacked by PQ in Quebec Justin Trudeau made his first visit to meet Quebec politicians on Thursday and it was Trudeau 1, Parti Québécois 0 at the end of the day. The PQ couldn’t wait to confront its latest nemesis, the first-born son of old foe Pierre Elliott Trudeau. But its attack Thursday turned out to be a real clunker. A provincial PQ cabinet minister Jean-Francois Lisee, delivered a lengthy denunciation at a news conference where he accused Trudeau of behaving like some “young prince” because, he alleged, Trudeau had “demanded” to

meet the leaders of all parties at the same time. However, it turns out that information was wrong. People from various quarters, including the Quebec premier’s office, disputed the basis for the attack. “It was a communication error. And that error was transmitted to Mr. Lisee and Mr. Lisee ‘scrummed’ on bad information,” said a spokesman for Quebec’s PQ Premier Pauline Marois. “The request was to meet the three leaders — but individually.” the canadian press

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‘This town is hurt really bad’ Fertilizer plant explosion. West, Texas, tends to its wounds as investigators await clearance to enter the blast zone Rescuers searched the smoking remnants in West, Texas, Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer-plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead. Initial reports put the number of fatalities as high as 15, but later in the day, authorities backed away from any estimate and refused to elaborate. More than 160 people were hurt. A breathtaking band of destruction extended for blocks around the West Fertilizer Co. in the small community. The blast shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and

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32 kilometres north of Waco. Waco police Sgt. William Patrick Swanton described ongoing search-and-rescue efforts as “tedious and timeconsuming,” noting that crews had to shore up much of the wreckage before going in. Searchers “have not gotten to the point of no return where they don’t think that there’s anybody still alive,” Swanton said. He did not know how many people had been rescued. There was no indication the blast, which sent up a mushroom-shaped plume of smoke and left behind a crater, was anything other than an industrial accident, he said. The Wednesday-night explosion rained burning embers and debris down on terrified residents. The landscape was wrapped in acrid smoke and strewn with the shattered remains of buildings, furniture and personal belongings. The Associated Press

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FBI releases images of 2 suspects in Boston Marathon bombings Warning. ‘We consider them to be armed and extremely dangerous,’ says FBI agent The FBI released photos and video of two suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings and asked for the public’s help in identifying the men. The agency’s website crashed within moments Thursday. FBI agent Richard DesLauriers said the images are from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites shortly before Monday’s blasts at the world’s most famous marathon. The men are seen walking together in the crowd, and the man in the white cap is seen setting down a backpack at one site near the finish

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Lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell is trying to raise awareness of a fund that helps patients with the costs of waiting for a donor. “Basically there are a lot of out-of-pocket costs for transplant patients,” she said. She hopes to raise enough for 30 families in the first two months. The Transplant Patient and Family Support Fund launches on April 22.

Students at Calgary’s Alberta College of Art and Design were witness to a less-than-appetizing demonstration Thursday, as a student reportedly killed a chicken in the cafeteria. Student Morgan Fraser said a student pulled a chicken out of a box, slit its throat and proceeded to remove its head and feathers.

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‘Krrrpow,’ ‘krr-cchsshhh.’ Engineer aims to raise $250,000 for giant robot Mechanical engineer Jonathan Tippett is building a five-metretall electric-powered walking machine, and is trying to raise $250,000 in cash and parts in order to complete it by 2014. “Your body has four limbs, so I wanted to make a fourlimbed machine that could be controlled with one of each of your limbs,” said Tippett, who has been working on the project for the past six years. “You’ll just extend your legs and this 3,000-kilogram machine will just go ‘krrrpow’ up to two storeys tall, and then you throw your arms forward and these 500-kilogram steel legs will just go ‘krr-cchsshhh’ when you hit the ground,” he said.

A giant machine being built in Vancouver will stand five metres tall when complete. Contributed/Jonathan Tippett

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Modelling agencies have been trying to recruit Sweden’s next top catwalk talent at the country’s largest eating-disorder clinic in Stockholm, its doctors have claimed. “We find this absolutely reprehensible. They (talent scouts) have been standing outside our clinic and trying to pick up our girls beAngelica Karlsson, former patient at Stockholm Centre for Eating Disorders, says she was offered modelling cause they know that they jobs while she was sick. Karlsson weighed 44 pounds less than she does today when she was approached by are skinny,” Anna-Maria af a model scout. Urban Brådhe/Metro in Sweden Sandeberg, chief doctor at the Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders, told Metro co-ordinator at the clinic, Angelica’s Story said. recently. Some patients have a “It absolutely sends the wrong signals when what body mass index as low as 14. doctors told me that I would the girls need is treatment,” For adults, an ideal range is be committed to care if I between 18.5 and 24.9 BMI, she added. didn’t drink the nutritional The last incident took which is a measurement of drinks they gave me,” she place a year ago, when a person’s height-to-weight told Metro. Angelica Karlsson was outthe clinic was forced to stop ratio. But she saw it as a side the clinic when a man The Stockholm Centre for its arrangements for patients confirmation.“I was flattered approached, asking, “Do you Eating Disorders caters at any going outside on walks. and thought that I finally was want to become a model?” “The scouts have been given time to 1,700 patients, starting to reach the ideal I Karlsson’s anorexia put courting severely ill girls with a focus on “bringing was striving for.” Jenny Sköld/ her life was in danger. “I was aged 14 and 15,” Chris- starvation and binge-eating severely undernourished ... Metro World News in Stockholm tina Lillman-Ringbor, careT:10”and vomiting under control.”

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Shops bullish on cupcakes despite U.S. downturn Anything but halfbaked. Canadian goods still go down a treat jessica smith

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Don’t worry, the great cupcake crash of 2013 hasn’t hit Canada. Prominent bakers say our cupcake industry is better structured than its U.S. counterpart and will withstand the “cupcake crisis” going on south of the border. “Forget gold, the gourmetcupcake market is crashing,” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) declared Wednesday, in an article that chronicled the rise and fall of the Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. stock price. At the peak of the U.S. cupcake boom in mid-2011, Crumbs traded at $13 a share, the Journal reported. With 67 cupcake shops, Crumbs locations have nearly doubled in the last two years. As of Wednesday, it was $1.70 after a precipitous drop of 34 per cent on Friday, in the wake of Crumbs’ announcement of falling sales. The analysts weighed in. The problems are not confined to Crumbs, but reflect sectorwide decline. “The novelty has worn off,” Kevin Burke, managing partner of investment banking firm Trinity Capital LLC, told WSJ. “It’s a short-term trend and we’re starting to see a real saturation,” Darren Tristano, executive vice-president at Technomic Inc., a Chicago research and consulting firm that specializes in the food industry, told WSJ. “Demand is flat. And quite frankly, people can bake cupcakes.” Taking a fresh approach

“You have to ask yourself, do you want to become the McDonald’s of cupcakes? Our philosophy is freshly baked on-site cupcakes.” Verge Manuel, Dlish owner

None of that fazes cupcake baker and owner of Toronto’s Dlish shop, Verge Manuel. “I think the U.S. market is different than what you see in Canada,” he said. “They’re suffering from over-saturation — chain upon chain, selling franchises to anyone who can put up the money.” Business is booming for Dlish, which recently opened up a second location in Toronto’s tony Yorkville neighbourhood, to complement its Queen West flagship cupcake shop. Manuel plans to open up a third location by the end of 2013. Despite getting many offers from people wanting to buy a Dlish franchise, Manuel has resisted that fast money to keep quality high by making sure any Dlish cupcake shop remains under his control. “You have to ask yourself, do you want to become the McDonald’s of cupcakes?” he said. “Our philosophy is freshly baked on-site cupcakes.” While Crumbs is seeking to expand to suburban malls, Canadian gourmet cupcake shops have been generally confined to upscale and gentrifying neighbourhoods, so the idea that cupcakes in general will go down-market when chains expand into malls is a real concern, he said. Jean Blacklock, owner of Prairie Girl Bakery, is planning to open her third shop this week. She already has a store in Toronto’s First Canadian Place and said malls are now attracting high-end retailers, and gourmet cupcakes belong there. Blacklock is very familiar with Crumbs and believes the company’s stock price is only a reflection of the expenses related to its expansion — not a comment on the cupcake industry as a whole. “I don’t think cupcakes ever were a trend,” she said. “They’re individual-sized cakes with icing that kids love because they get to pick their own and adults like because they can choose their preferred flavour and size. The combination of cake and icing has been around for decades and will be around for decades to come.”

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Financial help and faith for shaky Crumbs Bake Shop Inc. has come from Canada. WSJ reported that the company signed a term sheet to sell $10 million in convertible promissory notes to a company controlled by the family of Michael Serruya, a Canadian and the co-founder of Yogen Fruz.


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CAN YOU BELIEB HE DID THAT? Here’s what’s dominating the water-cooler conversation this week:

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4 Unbeliebable.

Justin Bieber visits the Anne Frank museum and leaves this message: “Anne was a great girl. Hopefully she would have been a Belieber.” Once in every generation, a kid comes along who embodies the spirit of that generation. And once in every generation, a kid comes along who should just shut up.

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Terror in Boston. If the idea was to strike at the heart of the legendary Boston Marathon, America’s foremost road race, the bomber doesn’t know the running community very well. You can run but you can’t hide. Look over your shoulder: There are 23,000 runners on your tail.

Terror in Washington. In the wake of Bos2 ton, the U.S. Senate backs away from a bipartisan gun-control bill that would have expanded background checks for people seeking to acquire firepower. Is there such a thing as a self-inflicted act of terrorism?

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3 Justin Trudeau.

Everyone is asking if our new Liberal leader is a chip off the old block or a whole new shrub. Trudeau 2.0 is a kinder, gentler version, but does it have

’86, has died.

5 Another generation, a better voice.

Fortunately, Canada has other voices. Beautiful ones. Sadly, one of the sweetest has gone silent this week. Rita MacNeil, who sang her way into our hearts during Expo

6 Beam me up, Scotty.

It’s called the Goldilocks Zone, where a planet’s position of orbit around a star provides the conditions to support life as we know it. Now, the

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amazing planet-finding telescope Kepler has found the two most Earth-like objects ever, near a middle-aged dwarf star, right smack in the Goldilocks Zone. Even though they’re a mere 1,200 light years away, let me be among the first to volunteer to make the trip. Whatever’s out there, it’s as far away from Justin Bieber as I can get.

7 Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series.

Not. OK, so maybe the greatest team ever assembled needs a few more games to shake out the cobwebs. They better hurry, though, or the Maple Leafs will win the Stanley Cup first.

8 A man’s home is his … coffin?

Concerned about the high price of real estate on the West Coast, a developer has found a micro-niche in the marketplace and is selling brand new condos for under $110K. The catch? They’re less than 300 square feet — about the size of a Manhattan hotel room. Suitable for young urban profesFollow The Metro List on sional … munchkins. Twitter @TheMetroList Clickbait

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Cats may be the most ubiquitous comedians on YouTube, but did you know humans can also be very funny, too? Well, it’s true. Subscribe to these channels to see the evidence for yourself. 5 Second Films:

It takes a lot to establish yourself as the biggest time suck on a site littered with them, but this endless supply of funny, sweet and sad vignettes makes a pretty solid case. youtube.com/5secondfilms

Epic Rap Battles Of History:

Feel like learning? ERB’s MCs have you sorted with lessons like economics titans Keynes and Hayek swapping hot

Letters RE: Ontario Experts To Begin Halifax School Board Review Into Rehtaeh Parsons Case, published April 18

Spin it. Bake it. Eat it. Repeat.

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It takes a lot of dough to make it to World Series of pizza Bradley Johnson, of the United States, performs with his dough during a freestyle event, part of the Pizza World Championships, in Parma, northern Italy, Wednesday.

The 22nd edition of the championships ran from April 15 to 17. The top title went to 20-year-old Leone Coppola from Gavirate, in the northern part of Italy. The pizzaiolo, or pizza chef, told ANSA he learned the art in Naples, known as the birthplace of pizza. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A small piece of pie There were more than 600 competitors from 35 countries competing for the grand champion title. Awards were also given out for fastest pizza maker, largest dough stretch and best freestyle acrobatics routine. METRO

Alessandro Colluccino, of Italy, with his dough at the Pizza World Championships.

As a 40-year-old woman, having marginally lived through a similar circumstance as Rehtaeh Parsons, I feel compelled to comment. When funding is cut in programs such as violence prevention and education, this is the result. Females are not being educated on how to protect, defend, and care for themselves. Males are not being educated about respect, relationships, and sexual health. As a youth, I was raped, I was drunk and I was a virgin. I can speak for many friends who experienced their first sexual encounter the same

fire. Prefer a light chuckle? Take a few minutes to watch Mr. T and Mr. Rogers argue over their fashion choices. youtube.com/nicepeter

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Second City has perfected the comedian assembly line, and their talent-laden stables across North America keep their YouTube channel well stocked with absurd and original skits. youtube.com/thesecondcitynetwork

way, most of my friends in fact. The same problem existed over 20 years ago and is clearly still very prevalent. The education should come from home, community, and from school. We need to tell our girls that they are at risk when they drink. We need to tell them that their peers will take advantage of them, mock them, ostracize them, and, yes, even rape them. We need to teach them to stand up to what is ahead and that even their friends will hurt, crush, humiliate, and even rape them. I think we need to teach boys more about consent, responsibility, respect, and healthy sexual relationships. They need to be informed that a conversation should come before sex. They need to know that women live years in shame and guilt when they rape them. Doreen Coady, Enfield, N.S.

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Just another pretty film Oblivion. Tom Cruise’s new post-apocalyptic thriller is all style with very little substance Richard: Liz, this is one stylish movie. Every frame could be clipped and hung on the wall to garner oohs and ahhs from your house guests. Everything about it looks great. Morgan Freeman even wears a jaunty cape. But, I’m afraid the style took precedence over the substance. There is much to like here, but for me the story starts to go slightly out of orbit in the last hour and never quite becomes earthbound again.

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What did you think? Liz: Richard, I agree. The sights from Jack and Vika’s fabulous tower in the sky ... the sweeping aerial scenes ... and don’t get me started on Jack’s secret mountain hideaway where he listens to Zeppelin on vinyl — the stunning visuals made me crave life in a post-apocalyptic world. The wild tale was fun, until it turned into a renegade Armageddon. I don’t know if Joseph Kosinski ran out of ideas as he wrote, but the last half feels a bit hastily cobbled together. RC: It does. I won’t give away any spoilers from the last half because the plot

thickens near the end, but it still manages to be kind of standard. Of course there is a scene of Cruise outrunning a giant fireball, and does everyone in post apocalyptic worlds listen to classic rock? But, having said that, I liked a lot of this. This is the kind of movie Tom Cruise was born to star in, the sort of thing that made him a superstar. What did you think of costar Olga Kurylenko? LB: Olga’s Bond Girl cred makes her the perfect counterpoint to Cruise’s action hero swagger — his comfort in these types of roles is palpable and you can just sit back and enjoy the ride. After

a few flops last year, Tom is back in my good books! RC: Nobody outruns a fireball quite like Cruise and I thought Riseborough brought a lot of humanity to a character who isn’t required to do much. A lot of the heavy lifting is left to Olga’s character, and while she’s beautiful, I’m afraid she has the range of an emoticon. She does much better work in To the Wonder. LB: Riseborough was great in her role — though her character’s refusal to question the status quo irked me. I like my ladies a little stronger. This is no Minority Report, but it’s a fun futuristic adventure fronted by Tom Cruise.

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Tom Cruise plays Jack Harper, a security and drone maintenance man on planet Earth 60 years after a war with the alien Scavs destroyed all life on the planet. Nearing the end of his mission, he and girlfriend Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are due to return to home base, now located in outer space. Thing is, Jack doesn’t want to leave. He has memory jolts, shards of recollections of the life he led before the war and he wants to stay and explore them. When he discovers a survivor, Julia (Olga Kurylenko), he begins to question everything about his existence. Liz Brown sits in for Mark Breslin.


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Will and Jaden Smith are not only the stars of After Earth, the upcoming sci-fi adventure film, they’re also Metro’s special guests on Monday. The father and son sit down for an intimate and exclusive Q&A with Metro to discuss the Earth’s future and what impact we’re having on the environment. In the meantime, here’s a look at our future, as seen through the movie camera lens. Richard Crouse

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Idiocracy

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Idiocracy takes place in a world ruled by advertising and commercialism, where the average IQ has dropped into the low 20s. Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), an average American frozen for 500 years as part of an experiment, is thawed and released into the year 2505. The world has changed, and now he’s the smartest man on Earth. Best future Earth quote? “I’m Secretary of State, brought to you by Carl’s Jr.”

John Ritter and Meatloaf star in Americathon, a 1979 film set 20 years in the future. The U.S. is bankrupt and everyone gets around on bikes and roller skates because there’s no gas. To pay off a $400 million debt, the president fills the Statue of Liberty with jellybeans for a “guess how many” contest. Best future Earth quote: “Everyone all across the country was watching the telethon. From what was left of New York, to the first all-gay state, North Dakota.”

In WALL-E, set in the year 2700, Earth is now a dystopian world rendered uninhabitable by wasteful and excessive humans who exited the planet centuries ago. A waste removal robot named WALL-E lives alone, until a search robot named EVE changes his life. Best future Earth quote: “Too much garbage in your face? There’s plenty of space out in space!”

Silent Running is the story of a man (Bruce Dern) who tends all that is left of Earth’s plant life in large interplanetary greenhouses. When he is ordered to destroy the foliage and return to Earth, he takes another deadly, but more ecofriendly, path. Best future Earth quote: “On Earth, everywhere you go, the temperature is 75 degrees. Everything is the same; all the people are exactly the same. Now what kind of life is that?”

Children of Men Children of Men takes place in 2027 after 20 years of human infertility has left society on the brink of collapse. Clive Owen plays a civil servant who helps a pregnant West African refugee (ClareHope Ashitey) escape the chaos and possibly save the world. Best future Earth quote: “Your baby is the miracle the whole world has been waiting for.”


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Halfway through his latest film, director Michael Bay deems it necessary to remind the audience that what they’re watching is still based on a true story. The intertitle comes as the story descends into the surreal — Dwayne Johnson grills human hands, Mark Wahlberg hacks up a body in Calvin Klein underwear and Anthony Mackie tangles a

chainsaw in human hair as he tries to decapitate a corpse. Aside from a few creative liberties, everything in Pain & Gain did happen in Miami in the mid-90s, when a couple of bumbling bodybuilders came up with a get-rich quick scheme that involved kidnapping, extortion and eventually murder. The real-life criminals — Daniel Lugo and Noel Doorbal — now sit on Florida’s death row. Bay pulled the story from a three-part crime series by Pete Collins that was published in the Miami New Times in 1999. The series outlines the missteps Lugo and Doorbal took, from trying to return a bloodied chainsaw to Home Depot, to failing to ensure one of their intended victims was actually dead — after they blew him up in a

car and then ran him over twice. It’s hard to deny the story is darkly funny, something seemingly pulled from the brain of Quentin Tarantino, with torture scenes in warehouses filled with sex toys. But the fact that it’s been turned into a crime comedy doesn’t sit well with some people — including one of the victims, Marc Schiller, who last week told the Huffington Post he was “appalled” at the film. But Bay was expecting mixed reactions to the movie. “I want people to be conflicted (when they see this film),” he says. “I want to show a lot of grey areas. When you return a chainsaw that you’re trying to cut a body up with — with hair in it — to Home Depot, to get a bigger chain-

saw, you don’t think that’s kind of funny? It’s not your cookie cutter movie.” It’s smart storytelling, according to Johnson, who plays a character that was a composite of two real men who played lesser roles in the crimes. “In the beginning you want to go on the journey with these guys; they’re kind of likeable, but at the end, all that gets thrown out the window and you’re happy and satisfied that they get punished,” he says. Bay hopes that the movie shows crime from the perspective of the criminal. “(Criminals) sometimes think they’re not doing something morally bad, or they think they deserve (what they’re stealing). You really go into a criminal’s mind (with this movie).”

Kevin Zegers tries out life in The Colony While filming The Colony, Kevin Zegers forged a friendship with renowned actor Laurence Fishburne over a rather unique common bond. “He started (in the film industry) when he was really young too, so without being pushy, he was very open to talk about how he dealt with it all,” said the one-time child star (now 28) during a recent interview. “I still hear from him all the time.” Zegers has of course matured from earlier days playing opposite a basketball-dunking dog in 1997’s Air Bud. In fact, the young talent is more recognized these days for his acclaimed work in such awardwinning films as Transamerica and his stint on TV’s Gossip

Girl. In The Colony however, Zegers has atypically turned to sci-fi action, playing opposite Fishburne in the apocalyptic thriller. Set during a futuristic ice age, Zegers leads an outpost struggling to survive against an onslaught of virus and a maniacal mob. “That was kind of the draw for me going into it,” said Zegers of the uncharacteristic role. “I just finished a six-month period drama thing and I kind of wanted some fun and (to) run around and kick some ass and this thing came. Especially with Laurence and Bill (Paxton) already attached, I thought they had sent it to the wrong person.” steve gow, metro

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These pages cover movie start times from Fri. apr. 19 to Thurs. apr. 25. Times are subject to change.

Bayers Lake 190 Chain Lake Dr.

42 (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating, No Passes Fri-Thu 12:15-3:15-6:15-9:15 The Call (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Tue 1:15-4:15-7:25-9:55 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Wed 1:15-4:159:55 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 1:15-4:15-7:25-9:55 The Croods (G) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:10-6:10 The Croods 3D (G) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 3:50-9:10 Evil Dead (18) Dolby Stereo Fri-Thu 1-4:10-7:30-10:05 G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:55 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 4-6:35-9:20 Home Run (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:30-4:30-7:10-9:50 The Host (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:05-6:55 Identity Thief (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 4:05-9:45 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:20-3:256:25-9:25 Oblivion (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12-3-6:30-9:30 Olympus Has Fallen (14) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:10-3:107:15-10:05 Oz the Great and Powerful (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:359:40 Oz the Great and Powerful 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 3:35-6:45 Pain & Gain (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Thu 10 The Place Beyond the Pines (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:253:40-6:50-10:10 Revolution (STC) Dolby Stereo Fri-Wed 12:45-3:20-6:40-9:05 Dolby Stereo Thu 12:45-3:20-9:05 Scary Movie V (STC) Dolby Stereo FriThu 12:50-3:45-6:20-9 Trance (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Sun 1:25-4:20-7:05-9:35 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Mon 1:25-4:20-9:35 Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Tue-Thu 1:25-4:20-7:05-9:35 Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (PG) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 1:20-4:25-7:2010:15

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Oblivion: The IMAX Experience (STC) Dolby Stereo, Stadium Seating Fri-Thu 12:30-3:30-7-10

Oxford Theatre 6408 Quinpool Rd.

The Place Beyond the Pines (STC) Fri

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42 (PG) No Passes Fri 4:10-7:10-9:20 No Passes Sat 1:20-4:10-7:10-9:20 No Passes Sun 1:20-4:10-7:05-9:20 Mon 7:10-9:20 Tue 4:10-7:10-9:20 Wed-Thu 7:10-9:20 The Disappeared (STC) Stadium Seating Fri 3:45-7-9:45 Stadium Seating Sat 1:15-3:30-7-9:15 Stadium Seating Sun 1:15-3:45-7-9:15 Stadium Seating Mon 7-9:45 Stadium Seating Tue 3:45-7-9:45 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 7-9:45 Evil Dead (18) Stadium Seating Fri 4:15-6:35-9:55 Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:10-4:15-6:35-9:55 Stadium Seating Mon 6:35-9:55 Stadium Seating Tue 4:15-6:359:55 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:35-9:55 Ginger & Rosa (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 4:20-7:15-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat 1:30-4:20-7:15-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sun 1:30-4:20-7:15-9:35 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon 7:15-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Tue 4:20-7:15-9:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 7:15-9:45 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Stadium Seating Fri 3:30-6:30-9:10 Stadium Seating Sat 12:45-3:40-6:30-9:10 Stadium Seating Sun 12:45-3:30-6:30-9:10 Stadium Seating Mon 6:30-9:10 Stadium Seating Tue 3:30-6:30-9:10 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:30-9:10 The Metropolitan Opera: Parsifal Encore (STC) Stadium Seating Sat 12 Oblivion (STC) Stadium Seating Fri

3:55-6:40-9:30 Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 1:05-3:55-6:40-9:30 Stadium Seating Mon 6:40-9:30 Stadium Seating Tue 3:55-6:409:30 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:40-9:30 Olympus Has Fallen (14) Stadium Seating Fri-Sat 9 Stadium Seating Sun 9:05 Stadium Seating Mon-Wed 9 Pain & Gain (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Thu 9:15 Revolution (STC) Stadium Seating Fri 4-6:45 Stadium Seating Sat 12:55-6:45 Stadium Seating Sun 12:55-4 Stadium Seating Mon 6:45 Stadium Seating Tue 4-6:45 Stadium Seating Wed-Thu 6:45 Scary Movie V (STC) Stadium Seating Fri 3:40-6:55-9:15 Stadium Seating Sat 3:456:55-9:35 Stadium Seating Sun 1-3:406:55-9:45 Stadium Seating Mon 6:55-9:35 Stadium Seating Tue 3:40-6:55-9:15 Stadium Seating Wed 6:55-9:35 Stadium Seating Thu 9:35 Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds (STC) Thu 7

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42 (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating, No Passes Fri 6:05-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating, No Passes Sat-Sun 2-6:05-9:10 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:05-9:10 The Croods (G) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:30-6:40 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:40 The Croods 3D (G) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Wed 9 Evil Dead (18) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri 6:50-9:05 Stadium

Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Sat-Sun 2:406:50-9:05 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Mon-Thu 6:50-9:05 G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 9:20 Jurassic Park 3D (PG) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2-6 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6 Oblivion (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:25-8:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 2:506:25-8:55 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:25-8:55 Pain & Gain (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Thu 9 The Place Beyond the Pines (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:158:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Sat-Sun 3-6:15-8:45 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:15-8:45 Scary Movie V (STC) Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Fri 6:35-9:25 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating SatSun 2:10-6:35-9:25 Dolby Stereo Digital, Stadium Seating Mon-Thu 6:35-9:25

Dartmouth Crossing 145 Shubie Dr.

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Series explores life after prison Rectify. The Sundance Channel show looks at what happens after you’re set free michael freidson

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Thanks to advances in CSIlike technology, more convicts are being released from prison early, exonerated by DNA evidence. “I’m glad to be free,” they usually say, “and start my new life.” And then what? How do they ease back into a world that has left them behind? That’s the premise of the new Sundance Channel series Rectify, from a producer of Breaking Bad. Daniel Holden (Aden Young), convicted of raping and murdering his teenage girlfriend, is freed 19 years later, left in the care of his sister (Abigail Spencer) and worried mom (J. Smith Cameron). Meanwhile, a Senator fights to prove he’s guilty. Outside, Daniel is as trapped as in. The series was shot on location in Georgia — in a real house, among locals. Creator Ray McKinnon was inspired to do for the South what Scorsese did for New York. “I’m not from New York,” says the writer/director, best known as an actor on Deadwood and Sons of Anarchy, “but I knew something about ‘Mean Streets’ was authentic. And as someone from the South, I wanted to show the third dimension.” Every character — from Holden to his “hick” brotherin-law — is fully developed, far from a Deliverance caricature. “These are complex people.” The new Breaking Bad? Rectify is from a producer of Breaking Bad, but it’s a natural fit on the Sundance Channel — it’s languid, with dappled sunlight, long silences and a meditative quality. How will it be received, in an era of cliffhangers, hooks and binge-viewing? “There is a bit of a ‘did he do it, did he not do it,’ that’s an ongoing ‘what’s gonna happen?’ But ultimately, that’s not what the show is about. The show

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is about private lives. And as a viewer, I become very empathic because I really care about everybody,” says Spencer. “And it’s timely,” she adds, mentioning the West Memphis Three case. “People are spending their lives in prison and then getting off because of DNA. So it’s foreign and yet it’s known.” Spencer was a natural fit for the sister Amantha — she grew up partly in the Redneck Riveria of northern Florida. Jail time McKinnon has spent some

time in prison — “Mostly drinking offenses. My 20s were … a selfdestructive time. Well, teens too.” — but nothing compared to Daniel. “The time I spent in a jail cell was very short, so it was a completely different experience. “I just remember — there’s something about the idea of having something that restrictive and how that, in a strange way, because of the lack of choices, gives you a lack of freedom that too many choices don’t. This show taps into that.”

In honour of Earth Day and in advance of the duo’s highly anticipated action adventure film “After Earth,” father and son Will and Jaden Smith team up with Metro to create exclusive content by imagining ‘the future’ for the planet. Check out the issue on Earth Day — Monday, April 22! facebook.com/metrohalifax @MetroNewsCanada


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Baby trumps all in Bublé’s new world Fatherhood. The Canadian crooner has a new confidence about himself that comes through clearly on his album To Be Loved After the spectacular success of his Christmas album — eight times platinum in Canada, thrice in the U.S., a Juno award win for album of the year — Michael Bublé might have felt a certain pressure in trying to create a follow-up, the sleigh bells ringing in his ear turning gradually deafening. Instead, he says he went into To Be Loved — out Tuesday — feeling more blithely self-assured than he’d ever been in the past, committing to a breezy live-off-the-floor recording strategy and declining to polish away the resultant small blemishes in his production. He had the most fun he’s had recording an album, he says. And the principal reason he was so unfettered? He says that the news that his wife, Argentine model Luisana Lopilato, was expecting their first child made everything else seem a little less pressing. “I think the whole lack of trying (to top Christmas) came from me finding out I was having a baby — I think when that happened, it made me very brave,” Bublé said during a recent chat in Toronto. “The truth is, really, my

Michael Bublé says his impending fatherhood has already given him a strength and confidence that can be heard on his upcoming new album, To Be Loved. Michelle Siu/the canadian press

priorities just flip-flopped, and I went: ‘What’s important to me? My wife’s health. My baby’s health. My family. And then this record.’ If people love it, that’s awesome. If they don’t love it? You know what, I’ve done pretty well. “Not that I didn’t care, because of course I care, but I wasn’t insecure.” Bublé, of course, has been provided plenty of reasons for such validation within the industry. It’s clear he’s not immune from the influence of naysayers, whether imagined or not — when discussing the Junos, he calls it a “thankless job” because “no matter how good I do, or how funny it is, there will be people that just can’t stand me” — but the slights

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seem to weigh less on Bublé now than they did at a more diffident stage of his development. For instance, when asked about the dearth of similarminded crooners operating on such a large scale, he disagrees and points out that for a long time he felt he was in close competition with other artists intent on cruising

down the same lane. “When I started, I remember looking at (manager) Bruce Allen and saying: ‘Bruce, man, we’re in trouble here. We’ve got (Harry) Connick, we’ve got Jamie Cullum, we’ve got Matt Dusk, we’ve got Peter Cincotti — I’m going to get buried here.’ He used to say, ‘You’ll be the last man standing, kid.’” So why has Bublé succeeded to an extent that others haven’t? “Maybe I’m not following everybody else. I’m not doing the same thing everybody else does. I’m not just writing a song and having the rapper rap a thing over it. I’m doing something that maybe isn’t as commercially accessible but is really cool,” he said. The canadian Press


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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a big, giant movie Warm moments. Man of Steel director promises Superman reboot will have poignancy along with the action scenes everyone is looking for Zack Snyder is hoping his Superman reboot Man of Steel turns out to be not just a blockbuster, but a movie with a capital M. There are panoramic aerial battles on Krypton, there are touching moments between young Clark Kent and both his biological and adoptive fathers, there are closeups of a fist pounding into ice, and there is lots and lots of big-budget flying.

“I wanted the movie to be a big movie-going experience, full of action, full of emotion and full of the biggest super hero in the world,” Snyder said Tuesday before giving the Las Vegas movie theatre convention CinemaCon a brief glimpse. “I wanted to give to the cinemas of the world a big, giant ‘movie’ movie.” The film follows in the modern tradition of the naturalistic superhero movies. It takes place in a gritty-looking, colour-drained world of greys, brown and icy blues. All the better to set off that red cape, perhaps. Warner Bros. appears to be enjoying teasing fans with snippets of the film, which hits theatres at the height of blockbuster season on June 14. The Associated Press

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Super Boys turned men The tough, blue-collar roots of Superman’s creators are getting a fresh look on the superhero’s 75th anniversary. Creators Jerry Siegel

and Joe Shuster lived just a few blocks apart in the Cleveland neighbourhood that shaped their teenage lives, their dreams and the imagery of the Man of Steel. In the city’s Glenville neighbourhood, still in the throttling grip of the Great Depression, Siegel and

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story of Superman’s creation is mostly about their friendship: two boys dreaming of “fame, riches and girls.” “The Depression is all about ... you make your own, you find your own niche and we find that’s what they are doing,” Ricca said. the associated press


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Maybe Anne Frank would have been a Belieber? Maybe Justin Bieber wasn’t so off-base with his speculation that Anne Frank would’ve been a fan of his after all. Frank’s step-sister, Eva Schloss, is coming to the maligned pop star’s defense, calling the brouhaha over Bieber’s sentiments left in a guest book at the Anne Frank

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I don’t know if I should feel proud of Lisa Rinna’s tenacity in attempting to stay in the public’s eye or sad. In any case, it looks like the TV personality is angling for a comeback, this time on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Yes, Rinna is aiming for an injected-lip showdown on the Bravo show, apparently replacing Adrienne

Maloof. “Producers had initially asked Lisa to become a part of the show when it first launched, but she turned it down because she decided to do her own reality show for TV Land,” a source told RadarOnline.com. That show, Harry Loves Lisa, wasn’t long for this world. “Lisa might come across as very sweet, but she isn’t a pushover,” the source says. Interesting choice, RHOBH. And good for you, Rinna. I always feel like she’s teetering between some form of mainstream television greatness, or appearing on the cover of a Sky Mall magazine. Maybe this is a step in the right direction?

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As a James Bond aficionado, I was more than a bit disappointed that vodka didn’t make an official appearance in his blockbuster, Skyfall. I watched it again the other night, from the comfort of my own couch, and took a tally of the liquor brands that made their way into the flick. Heineken lager, The Macallan single malt scotch and Courvoisier VSOP cognac got plenty of screen time — all purchased no doubt. You’d have to be me to recognize the bottle of Bollinger champagne — its appearance obviously not purchased. But short of Bond sipping a martini, nary a mention of his favourite tipple, vodka. A vodka martini is a boozy cocktail that can turn off even the worldliest secret agent. That’s why producers have been scrambling to flavour their output with just about anything to make them more approachable both with and without mix. Three Olives Cake ($24.95- $28.98) is a neutral spirit from, coincidently, England that, well, tastes just like cake. Though I doubt Ian Fleming would approve, it’s a fine way to celebrate 007’s 50th birthday. Just forgo the candles. PRICES


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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.

Fundraiser: OBEY The OBEY Convention is putting the “fun” in “fundraiser.” Taking place Saturday, The Khyber will be hosting Slim Twig and U.S. Girls — merely the beginning of a fundraiser weekend for OBEY. Slim Twig was the headliner for OBEY 4 in 2010 who met U.S. Girls during the convention and fell in love. Their amazing convention romance story is enough to draw in the crowds. That, and awesome music.

Lord help you if you dilly-dally 2b’s theatre company presents The God that Comes. Having already taken Calgary by storm with a sold out run, this solo rock and roll cabaret starring Juno Award-winner Hawksley Workman, will come home to continue to wow Halifax audiences. Given the “sold-out-ness” in Calgary, best hop to it and grab your tickets now. With only five shows at the Marquee Ballroom from now through Sunday, it’s best not to dilly-dally. etixnow.com/events

John Dunsworth Is In the Studio With Charlie After a successful inaugural edition of In the Studio with Charlie featuring Daniel MacIvor, Eastern Front Theatre is pleased to announce the return of their live lunchtime talk show with very special guest John Dunsworth — a Canadian actor known for such roles as Mr. Lahey in The Trailer Park Boys and Dave Teagues in Haven. Dunsworth will appear on Neptune’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre stage in conversation with EFT Artistic Producer Charlie Rhindress at noon on Friday.

Calling All Talent The Khyber is still seeking interested performers for Inside Out Loud, a new event exploring linguistic performativity — written and spoken, read, thought, and dreamed, taking place Thursday, April 25. Those who wish to explore themes of language and expression NEED apply. This event is open to all types of performance-styles and all are welcome to perform.

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Find some Common Ground Featuring Still Life Paintings by Chris Wallace, George Spencer and Stuart Melanson, Argyle Fine Art welcomes you to join as they host the artists during the opening reception Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. On display through May 4, this extraordinary collection of paintings pulls together the common ground between these three distinct artists. Each artist has approached the subject of still life with completely unique backgrounds, and each achieve a completely unique effect.

Stop In: Record Store Day 2013 So much better than Rex Manning, stop into Taz Records Saturday at their new location at 1521 Grafton St. to celebrate Record Store Day. Listen to live instore performances by Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, Napeyes, Windom Earle, Jenna Barry, Al Tuck, and Billie Dre & the Poor Boys. And while you’re there, take advantage of some amazing deals. Drop the needle, baby.


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Jonathan Drouin is itching for game action. After another Halifax Mooseheads practice at the Forum on Thursday, exactly a week since the Moose swept away Gatineau, it seemed the Herd’s star forward spoke for

everyone on the team. “The break’s been good,” said Drouin. “We’ve watched the game clips. I feel good and we’re all ready to go.” It wouldn’t take a sports psychologist to know that going into their semifinal series against the RouynNoranda Huskies on Saturday, the Herd has a lot more to give than last year’s team, which entered Round 3 coming off a remarkable but emotionally draining sevengame series against Quebec. The Mooseheads clawed their way back from a 0-3

series deficit. But, in doing so, had little left for their next opponent, the Rimouski Oceanic, who dropped Halifax in six games. “We were exhausted,” said Drouin. Not so this time around. Boasting a healthy lineup, the Mooseheads are rested and hungry as they countdown for Game 1. “There’re a few guys here that have been around for a while and we’re all excited to get going,” said third-year Mooseheads forward Luca Ciampini.

As impressive as his offensive game has been, notching nine points in eight playoff games, he’s as enthusiastic about putting his developing defensive game to the test. He’s quick to attribute much of his growth to head coach Dominique Ducharme, who has spent countless hours with the 19-year-old both on the ice and in the video room breaking down game tape. Now it’s go time. “I feel more confident this year,” said Ciampini. “We just want to get the job done.”

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Dickey leaves, but Isles put another wrench MLB. Jays still top White Sox in the Leafs’ playoff plans R.A. Dickey pitched six innings of two-hit ball to go along with seven strikeouts Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the White Sox 3-1 to earn a series split with Chicago. Dickey (2-2) gave up two hits while walking one before leaving the game with what the team called a “precaution to neck and back stiffness.” It was the second straight quality outing for the knuckleballer after he allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings in a 3-2 win in Kansas City. Rajai Davis, Edwin Encarnacion and Munenori Kawasaki each had an RBI for Toronto (79), which won the opener of the four-game set before dropping the next two. With two outs in the sixth and leading 3-0, Dickey had trainer George Poulis and manager John Gibbons come to the mound for a talk. He finished the inning by getting White Sox infielder Jeff Keppinger to fly out. Right-hander Esmil Rogers

NHL. Tavares rallies Islanders to 5-3 road win in Toronto John Tavares had two goals and an assist Thursday as the New York Islanders rallied past the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3. The Islanders (23-16-5) came into the contest seventh in the Eastern Conference but moved to within two points of fifth-place Toronto (24-155) with the victory. New York overcame an early 2-0 deficit to win the first of five straight road games it will play to end the regular season. But the Islanders have excelled on the road, improving to 13-5-2 away from home. They earned their fifth win in six games as they chase their first Stanley Cup playoffs berth since 2007. The 22-year-old Tavares, a native of nearby Mississauga, Ont., who played his junior hockey with the Oshawa Generals and London Knights, sent a season-high Air Canada Centre gathering of 19,676 home disappointed while continuing to strengthen his case for consideration as a Hart Trophy candidate. Brad Boyes, with a goal and two assists, Matt Moulson and Frans Nielsen also scored for

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Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer and New York Islanders centre Frans Nielsen battle for the puck on Thursday night in Toronto. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

New York, which took the season series with Toronto 2-1. Cody Franson, Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf scored for the Leafs, while Phil Kessel, appearing in his 500th career NHL game, added three assists. Toronto will have to wait to clinch its first playoff berth

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