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2 Police poke around farm Using ground-penetrating radar, Toronto police focus their search on what may be buried beneath murder suspect Dellen PAGE 4 Millard’s farmland

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DUFFY WAS ON TORY TIME BUT ON WHOSE DIME? SENATE OFFICIALS CONFIRM MIKE DUFFY’S IMPROPER EXPENSES; ASK FOR RCMP TO REVIEW THE MATTER

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It’s my birthday and I’ll ignore your questions if I want to New revelations. Mayor offers to speak to media about transit and taxes, but not about the new twists in the crack-video scandal

Protester Christine Brubaker holds a birthday cake intended for Mayor Rob Ford at city hall in Toronto on Tuesday. The mayor was celebrating his 44th birthday and handed out slices of his own cake to members of the media. CHRIS YOUNG/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Two of Mayor Rob Ford’s close allies, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday and Coun. Gary Crawford, said they believe the journalists who reported on a video Ford says doesn’t exist. The former provincial finance minister, recently retired Liberal Dwight Duncan, called for Ford’s resignation. And Ford was bombarded from morning until evening with questions on an ongoing crack-cocaine scandal that threatens his career. He refused to offer any answers. On his 44th birthday, Ford at-

tempted on Tuesday to complete a routine day of administration business: chairing his executive committee, meeting with schoolchildren, criticizing proposed new taxes. But the scandal continued to consume city hall even as the mayor maintained his silence. Ford was questioned by a large group of reporters upon his arrival at his office, whenever he left the committee meeting, and after a speech on Metrolinx’s transit-tax recommendations. He has not answered a single media question on the 12-day-old scandal in detail, and again provided no information. Torstar News Service reported Tuesday that Ford aide David Price had mentioned the video’s possible location to since-fired chief of staff Mark Towhey. When Ford was asked in the morning why members of his staff appear to think the

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“I think if we could just get the video then we could analyze the video, and see if it’s doctored or if it’s real and we can go from there.” While he is not sure if the video is real or fake, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday says he believes a video does exist.

video exists, he said, “Ask my staff.” Price did not respond to questions posed to him. When Ford was asked after the evening speech for even a general response to new revelations in the scandal, he said, “I’ve addressed those concerns.” Reporters shouted that he had not. Ignoring them, Ford offered to speak about transit and taxes, then left the room. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Murray Frum left legacy of philanthropy, art

Michelle Siu, a freelance photographer with The Canadian Press, is given a hard time by City Hall security guard Mike Toolaram, left, and Mayor Rob Ford’s interim press secretary Sunny Petrujkic, before a press conference by the mayor. Michelle did not have a Canadian-Pressissued credential because she is a freelance photographer who works for different clients. She was eventually let in to the press area. CARLOS OSORIO/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Cop denies assaulting G20 summit bystander Court. Glenn Weddell says he has little memory of interaction with Dorian Barton, Crown seeking digital photo expert opinion

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A police officer charged with assaulting a man at the Toronto G20 summit protests three years ago says he did not attack, but rather helped, the victim. Const. Glenn Weddell testified Tuesday he had virtually no memory of his interactions with Dorian Barton, whom he’s accused of beating near Queen’s Park on June 26,

Barbara and Murray Frum, circa 1981 TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

2010, because they were insignificant. Weddell testified that, from viewing videos and photos of the event and his sketchy memory, it appears his only contact with Barton was helping him up from the pavement, where he lay, and directing him northbound. “I’m picking him up by his shirt and getting him out of the area,” Weddell told his lawyer Peter Brauti, as he reviewed the images. “I’m asking him to leave or he’ll be arrested.” Barton appears to stumble and fall down on some grass as he’s being moved, he said. Weddell, 49, has pleaded not guilty in Ontario Superior Court to assault with

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a weapon and assault causing bodily harm in the first criminal trial of any officer charged in the controversial policing of the 2010 Toronto G20 summit. The married father of one testified he was part of a large group of officers in riot gear at Queen’s Park who gave dem-

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He was perhaps most recognized for his famous wife and children. But Murray Frum carved out his own legacy, combining his passion for philanthropy and art that defined his life to the end. Frum, a millionaire developer and art collector, died Monday in Toronto, just days after returning from Italy where he was trying to pin down the authenticity of one of his sculptures, which he believed was crafted by the Renaissance master Donatello. He was 81. “Every day I’m still discovering a new charity that he was involved in,” said his son David Frum, a journalist and a former speechwriter for then U.S. president George W. Bush. The elder Frum began collecting African art with his first wife, CBC broadcaster Barbara Frum, who died of leukemia in 1992. Frum donated more than 80 pieces to the Art Gallery of Ontario and, with son-in-law Howard Sokolowski, built the gallery they are housed in. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor St. W.

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onstrators several warnings to disperse or risk arrest. He denied hitting Barton with a riot shield or baton, as alleged. Earlier that day, Weddell said he had seen masked rioters dressed in black pelting police with rocks and bottles and smashing store windows at King and John streets. Prosecutor Philip Perlmutter suggested Barton was angry after a long day of provocations and lashed out. “You just lost control,” he said. Perlmutter suggested a video shows Weddell brandishing his baton aggressively and, with another officer, hurling Barton to the grass. “No,” Weddell replied. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Police return to Millard farm in search of evidence Investigation. Property comes under scrutiny as officers look into deaths of Toronto woman, murder suspect’s father

Police conduct their investigation at the farm belonging to Dellen Millard in the village of Ayr on Tuesday. torstar news service

Toronto homicide investigators descended on the farm Tuesday where Tim Bosma’s remains were found this month. Police are investigating two cases related to murder suspect Dellen Millard, 27 — the apparent suicide of his father Wayne and the disappearance of 23-year-old Toronto woman Laura Babcock. On Tuesday afternoon, officers executed a search warrant at the sprawling Ayr farm owned by Millard, who is charged with first-degree murder alongside 25-year-old Oakville man Mark Smich.

Laura Babcock contributed

Police refused to comment on what they were searching for, but officers on scene focused on what may be buried beneath farmland, using sophisticated radar equipment. Hamilton police cleared the scene last week after a comprehensive ground search in Bosma’s death. Babcock was last seen in the Queen Street West and Ronces-

valles Avenue area on June 26, 2012. Her phone records show she and Millard exchanged eight phone calls in the days leading up to her disappearance — including her last call on July 3. Police did not originally interview Millard in the case. Babcock’s parents say Millard and their daughter were friends. Laura’s mother, Linda Babcock, told Torstar News Service on Tuesday they had not heard anything about the search. Investigators are also reexamining the apparent suicide of Millard’s father, Wayne, who died last November at the Etobicoke home he shared with his son. Police eventually ruled out foul play, but a coroner’s investigation remained open even after the body was cremated. torstar news service

Walmart? Not in my neighbourhood, say downtowners

Augusta Avenue and Baldwin Street in Kensington Market. RICK MADONIK/torstar news service

RioCan, the country’s largest real-estate investment trust, has submitted plans to the City of Toronto to build a three-storey retail complex downtown, just past the western fringe of Kensington Market. If approved, it would house the mother of all discount retailers, the archetypal box store: Walmart. The prospective arrival of the American chain, whose presence has been long opposed by city-centre denizens, has neighbourhood residents and councillors fuming.

Second time’s the charm?

• In December, the Ontario Municipal Board agreed to quash an initial RioCan plan for the site, concluding the development proposal was significant enough to warrant a sitespecific rezoning bylaw amendment, rather than

“It’s something which must be fought at every single corner and on every single street,”

the series of minor variances being sought. • RioCan has since resubmitted its application accordingly, and the proposal is expected to go before community council in the coming weeks.

said Coun. Adam Vaughn, who spoke out adamantly against the proposed Walmart he fears

would gut small businesses in the Market and elsewhere in his ward. RioCan CEO Ed Sonshine confirmed Tuesday Walmart will be the building’s chief tenant, if the development gets the go-ahead, at the site of the Kromer Radio store, across from the Toronto Western Hospital at Bathurst and Nassau Streets. Sonshine said the store would create “hundreds” of jobs and provide cheap goods and groceries. torstar news service

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Man charged with causing indignity to body Human remains. Cause of death of woman found dismembered in bag not yet known A Toronto man has been charged with causing an indignity to a dead body after a woman’s dismembered remains were found in a duffel bag on a trail in the city’s west end, police said Tuesday. Investigators are searching

through garbage for evidence at a waste transfer station and are also searching two apartments, which they describe as potential crime scenes. Det. John Margetson says they are still looking for about two-thirds of the woman’s remains but aren’t sure they will be found. “There’s indications of forensic evidence at both scenes,” he said, but added the death can’t be ruled a homicide at this time. A post-mortem has been

conducted but the cause of death has not been determined. Police say they are treating the death as suspicious and will not be releasing the woman’s name until a forensic examination confirms her identity and her family is notified. The man charged in the case, Adonay Zekarias, 41, was arrested at his home Sunday. Margetson says the suspect and the person believed to be the victim were known to each other. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Senate committee votes to send Duffy’s claims to RCMP for review Expense scandal. From 2011-12, Tory senator asked for Ottawa-based living expenses for 49 days when he wasn’t there

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Senate officials confirmed they have found a troubling pattern of Sen. Mike Duffy improperly claiming living expenses, including several days in 2011 when he was campaigning across the country for the Conservatives. Senators meeting at a committee late Tuesday voted to send the matter of Duffy’s expenses to the RCMP, after hearing the new information. Duffy’s claims had originally been scrutinized to determine where his principal residence was — the latest information introduce a whole new wrinkle into the scandal. Duffy did not attend the meeting. Last week, he said he was looking forward to setting the record straight at the committee. Senate finance officials detailed how Duffy made claims for living expenses for being on Senate business in Ottawa, while he was elsewhere in the country. The Canadian Press first reported two weeks ago that Duffy had said he was on Senate business while campaigning with Conservative candidates. But it wasn’t until the

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The matter of a $90,000 payment by Harper’s exchief of staff Nigel Wright to cover Duffy’s expenses took up most of question period earlier Tuesday. • Eschewing the histrionics and partisan broadsides that normally dominate question period, opposition leaders posed short, sharp, relentless queries about when the Prime Minister Stephen Harper learned about Wright’s payment.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper answers a question in the House on Tuesday.

• The onslaught elicited no new information as Harper stuck resolutely to his story that Wright acted on his own, without informing the prime minister or anyone else in his office.

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latest report was tabled Tuesday night that an accounting was given on the precise days Duffy was claiming expenses. During the 2011 election, Duffy asked for Ottawa-based living expenses on seven separate days when he was out of town. In total, in 2011 and 2012, Duffy made claims on 49 days he was not in Ottawa. Senate finance officials rejected 24 of those claims at the time they were made, but didn’t raise alarm bells.

“It represents a pattern that raises concerns,” the report released Tuesday said. An independent audit by the firm Deloitte had raised the possibility that Duffy had been claiming expenses while not in Ottawa, but underlined that the senator had not provided them with adequate documentation and never met with auditors. The firm also pointed out one unusual situation where Duffy had claimed to be in Ottawa, but was actually va-

cationing in Florida. Duffy called it a “clerical error.” The Conservatives in the Senate declared the matter closed shortly after receiving the audit, pointing to the fact that Duffy had repaid the $90,000 in living expenses. The matter blew open again, however, when it was revealed that the $90,000 bill was actually paid with the help of the prime minister’s then chief of staff Nigel Wright. the canadian press

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Israel could strike Russia-Syria missile shipment Hardline warning. Government fears weapons could fall into hands of militant groups Israel’s defence chief said Tuesday a Russian plan to supply sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Syria was a “threat” and signalled that Israel is prepared to use force to stop the delivery.

The warning by Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon ratcheted up tensions with Moscow over the planned sale of S-300 air-defence missiles to Syria. Earlier in the day, a top Russian official said his government remained committed to the deal. Israel has been lobbying Moscow to halt the sale, fearing the missiles would upset the balance of power in the region and could slip into the hands of hostile groups, includ-

ing the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, a close ally of the Syrian regime. Israel has carried out several airstrikes in Syria in recent months that are believed to have destroyed weapons shipments bound for Hezbollah. The government has not confirmed carrying out the attacks. The delivery of the Russian missiles to Syria could limit the Israeli air force’s ability to act. the associated press

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Since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011, Israel has repeatedly voiced concerns that Syria’s arsenal, including chemical weapons, could either be transferred to Hezbollah or fall into the hands of al-Qaida-affiliated rebels battling the Syrian president.

This undated photo shows a Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system on display in Russia. Similar weapons are reportedly being shipped to Syria. the associated press

Eastern China. Firefighters rescue newborn baby lodged in sewer pipe Chinese firefighters have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet, sawing out an L-shaped section and then delicately dismantling it to free the cocooned baby, who greeted the rescuers with cries. A tenant heard the baby’s sounds in the public restroom of a residential building in Zhejiang province in eastern China on Saturday and notified authorities, according to the state-run news site Zhejiang News. A video of the twohour rescue that followed was broadcast widely on Chinese news programs and websites late Monday and Tuesday. The child — named Baby No. 59 from the number of

his hospital incubator — was reported safe in a nearby hospital, and news of the rescue prompted an outpouring from strangers who came to the hospital with diapers, baby clothes, powdered milk and offers to adopt the child. Police are treating the case as an attempted homicide, and are looking for the mother and anyone else involved in the incident. The landlord of the building in Pujiang county told Zhejiang News that it was unlikely the birth took place in the toilet room because there was no evidence of blood and she was not aware of any recent pregnancies among her tenants. the associated press

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Jailed Canadian has been released, nearly 6 years on Saudi Arabia. Kohail was freed in December but family has kept quiet to allow the case to play itself out

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and Interpol. “Extradition proceedings are being undertaken,” the statement said. Porter became head of the Security Intelligence Review Committee two years after he was appointed to the watchdog by the Harper government in 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS they’ve seen in Puerto Rico: a puppy found alive with all four legs largely cut off, leaving exposed bone. A veterinarian said the black mongrel puppy’s bones were rotting and the infection was too severe to be treated. It was euthanized Sunday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Mohamed’s brother, Sultan Kohail, had been sentenced to 200 lashes and a year in prison for being an accessory to the crime, before his case was appealed.

He and a Jordanian friend were both ordered beheaded, by sword, for their alleged involvement in the killing of a 19-year-old in a brawl that began with an insult to a girl by Kohail’s brother, Sultan. The brothers have repeatedly said they were acting in selfdefence and were not involved in inflicting the fatal wounds during the fight, which had involved dozens of teenagers. The country’s highest court overturned the death penalty for Mohamed Kohail in 2010. Both brothers remain in Saudi Arabia, awaiting news about any developments in their legal status. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Life is going swimmingly for Karl-Johan Persson, H&M’s young, handsome CEO — despite the global recession, the cheap-chic chain is doing well. But the recent collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh has put H&M in the spotlight, even though the retailer didn’t use the factories. Persson talks with Metro in an exclusive interview at H&M’s headquarters in Stockholm. Has the recession harmed H&M or has it instead benefitted you because people have turned to cheaper clothes? When the whole apparel market diminishes it affects H&M as well, but at the same time I think more people discover H&M in times like these because they start questioning their clothing purchases. People want a good look with a good quality for a low price, and that’s what H&M offers. Last month a clothing factory

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collapsed and killed over 1,000 workers. Now H&M, the biggest manufacturer of clothes in Bangladesh, has signed an agreement where you agree to help your Bangladeshi suppliers pay for safety measures. Are the factories safe now? The factory collapse was horrific, but our code of conduct bans use of factories in residential areas, so this was not an H&M supplier. But we’ve been working to improve conditions in Bangladesh for a long time. The major change with the agreement is that we join up with other buyers, with trade unions and with the government. But isn’t the problem that people want cheap clothes?

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In just 12 minutes The Great Train Robbery tells the tale of a group of bandits who hold up a train and rob the passengers. Made by Edwin Porter in 1903 it’s been placed on the United States National Film Registry for its innovative use of composite editing, camera movement and on-location shooting. It was one of the first narrative movies and it introduced moviegoers to the heist movie, a tradition that continues to this day. This weekend Now You See Me presents an elaborate Heist ethics

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The Maiden Heist stars Christopher Walken as a museum security guard infatuated with the painting that gives the movie its name. When it is announced that the artwork has been sold to a Danish gallery he’s distraught — “Do you know how far away Copenhagen is?”— and ropes Morgan Freeman and William H. Macy into stealing the painting and two others so they can enjoy them together. Not exactly Robin Hood — they’re stealing from the rich to give to

themselves — but their motives are artistically pure. Not so pure are the reasons behind the heist in The Good, the Bad, the Weird — an Asian take on the similarly named Sergio Leone spaghetti western. It’s a chaotic two-hour chase for a treasure map — and then the treasure — in 1930s wartime Manchuria between a bounty hunter (the Good, played by Jung Woosung), a leader of evil bandits (the Bad, Lee Byung-hun) and a train robber (the Weird,

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Now that Netflix has brought back the cult favourite Arrested Development, Seth Rogen is waiting for word of a Freaks and Geeks reboot. The Vancouver-bred movie star notes his short-lived 1999 NBC comedy has found new life on the online streaming service, where it has amassed even more fans — just as Arrested Development did before Netflix announced it would back fresh episodes about the dysfunctional Bluth clan. Rogen says he’d be open to a limited run of some kind of Freaks and Geeks reunion if the original cast, writers, directors and producers could be assembled, too. “If they were able to do that I would be very open to doing more Freaks and Geeks,” Rogen said Monday before attending a special screening of his big screen comedy This is the End in Toronto. “I bet a lot of the people would do it.” But the Knocked Up star put the kibosh on any sort of crowdfunded effort, such as the online fundraising campaigns that are fuelling a

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Rogen admitted it was not easy for him and Goldberg to convince a studio to back their apocalyptic comedy This Is The End — despite an A-list cast including pals James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride. • The plot. The metahorror comedy features Rogen and his real-life celeb friends playing outrageous versions of themselves, and that appeared to be a real sticking point with financial backers.

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Before Jack Warner and his brothers found pay dirt in the form of a singing and talking Al Jolson and changed commercial cinema, movies were silent, designed to be image driven and dialogue free works of art. In the more opulent and realized pictures, full scores were composed and performed live at grandiose screenings of the pictures, truly bridging the gap between cinema and theatre. That spirit of sound marrying image to create dreamlike narrative entertainment is alive, well and rapturous in writer/director Pablo Berger’s superlative magic-realist fable Blancanieves. Filmed in silvery black and white, this elegant Spanish flavoured revisit of Snow White blends bullfighting and strained parental relations in what is one of the most gorgeous films of this — or any other — year. “I have always believed cinema should be a sensorial experience,” Berger told Metro on the eve of the project’s Toronto theatrical opening. And Blancanieves is certainly that, as many critics instantly attested to when the film premiered at TIFF in 2012, including the recently late icon Roger Ebert, who was the first to rave about it in print. “He was key,” admits

Steeped in black and white cinematography, Blancanieves blends old with new world. Must be heard to be seen

“I have always believed cinema should be a sensorial experience.” Pablo Berger Writer/director of Blancanieves, which premiered at TIFF in 2012

Berger. “After our first screening at TIFF, the world premiere, the next day after Roger wrote that review, all the buyers and producers from around the world in Toronto at that time came to see it

and I’ll forever thank Roger for that. He was the essential element to the success of the film.” Blancanieves is a passionate fervor, with expressionist imagery and a novel storyline involving a girl who runs afoul of her stepmother while forging a belated relationship with her invalid father, a former decorated matador. It is a film as reliant on its director’s vision as it is the score by composer Alfonso de Villalonga. “These films I make are my children.

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Though all of them are never perfect, but they have their own life. I accept my films as they are. A film like Blancanieves is so personal and it took me eight years to bring it to screen. But now it is getting a new life. Just now in Madrid, we screened the film with a live orchestra performing Alfonso’s score. A film like this can have many lives and can be seen more than once and appreciated in different ways.”


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So you think you can top this summer show? Ask the expert Dancing queen. Mary Murphy talks about former contestants, fellow judges MEREDITH ENGEL

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So You Think You Can Dance may be in its 10th season, but judge Mary Murphy is having no less fun in her job. The bubbly ballroom pro spoke with us about season 10 while en route to the airport for a TV appearance, her chatter infused with a hint of Southern twang and that signature gregarious laughter of hers.

Mary Murphy is a reality show judge — and a ballroom pro. Getty images

The show is almost 10 years old — how does that make you feel? It went by in a snap. I’m very grateful and really proud of the show and all the dancers that come back.

I would say a good half of (this year’s contestants) are probably 18. They’ve just been waiting for the day (they can audition). So many of them say, “I started when I was 9, dreaming about the day I’d be on So You Think You Can Dance.” It’s starting to be like a rite of passage. Do you stay in touch with any former contestants? We certainly do. One of our guest judges this year is gonna be tWitch (Stephen Boss,) who was one of our past contestants, and he’s engaged to Allison Holker, another one of our contestants. I think they’re our first wedding, even though they weren’t on the same year — they met each other and did a lot of gigs together and fell in love. It’s just the coolest thing. I think one of our executive producers is even gonna be marrying them!

How do you keep the show fresh and exciting after nine seasons? As far as any new format twists, they haven’t let us know of anything. I do know that they do plan on keeping the two winners this season and that was new last year. We have more new guest judges, which is always fun. Minnie Driver is a new judge this season — she studied dance at the Royal Ballet in England. ... A lot of these people have dance in their background and they love, love, love the show. Off the set, what’s your relationship like with fellow judge Nigel Lythgoe? Me and Nigel met Prince Charles this year at Buckingham Palace. It was really surreal for me. Nigel’s a hard person to get something for, and I know he’s really involved with England still — their soccer teams and the BAFTA and everything else — that I just

felt really good about saying to him, “Would you like to go to Buckingham Palace and meet Prince Charles?” Joel McHale often teases you on The Soup. Does that ever get to you? I have to say, the first time he did it, it really hurt my feelings. It made me cry. And the next time, he brought me down (to the show), and everybody from the set was running over to me, talking about the contestants and this, that and the other. And he was in makeup and I said, “You know you made me cry a couple weeks ago.” And he said, “What? Mary, don’t you know I love you and I respect you?” He said, “I love what you guys do on that show, I love your enthusiasm. That’s why I brought you here today, because we love you.” And so then I was always looking forward to it, and then I just started getting bummed when he wasn’t showing me.


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A little bit country, a lot of hard work Sheryl Crow. Soak up the Sun singer shows she’s not sitting around waiting for fame to come to her as she dives into a new musical challenge For a couple of months now, Sheryl Crow has been loading her two young boys aboard a bus and taking off on a tour of country music radio stations around the United States. She’s visiting with DJs and programming directors, playing a few songs live, then hopping back on the bus to do it again a few hours down the road. It reminds her, fittingly, of a scene from Coal Miner’s Daughter, the life story of Loretta Lynn. “It really is like the scene where Doo zips up Loretta’s dress and she runs in with her new acetate, her 45, and says, ‘Here’s my new record,’ and she plays something on air, shakes a few hands and leaves,” Crow said. “It really is a throwback to that and it’s the most organic thing I’ve done in years.”

The image is fitting. It was Lynn’s handwritten note asking Crow to appear with the honky-tonk queen on the 2010 Country Music Association Awards that started this journey toward the genre for the 51-year-old singersongwriter. She has a single, Easy, at country radio and will release her first countryoriented album, Feels Like Home, on Sept. 10. When Crow finished that performance with Lynn and Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley met her backstage and beseeched her to come home to the format she really belonged in. She’d had some success at country in the past, teaming with Kid Rock on Picture in 2002. The song was a modest hit and even scored them a vocal event of the year nomination at the 2003 Country Music Association Awards. Crow thought about it and Paisley’s message took hold. But it meant she would have to change things up and embrace Nashville’s country music culture. Eventually, he helped kick start the new record, suggested producer Justin Niebank and introduced her to songwriter Chris Du-

bois, who served as a co-writer and informal song editor. She changed her songwriting tack, looking to match the more visceral, story-telling style of the genre. And no one succeeds in country music without courting radio — thus the bus. Most of country music’s biggest stars started that way and Crow — 20 years after releasing her first album, the

five times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club — didn’t see herself as exempt, no matter how many millions of albums she’s already sold. The first day of the radio tour she hit larger markets like Knoxville and Chattanooga in Tennessee, Atlanta, Orlando, and some privately owned stations in smaller towns, too. One day, three states. Welcome to country.

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“I say that it’s fun, but it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Crow said. “Because sitting on the bus and only getting the gratification of only playing like a couple of songs, and then driving for two more hours and then getting to play a couple more songs. It’s really hard, but it’s great, you know? ... I’ve felt really embraced.”

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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word

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Bieber’s reckless driving disturbing neighbourhood Justin Bieber is getting on his neighbours’ nerves once again, and this time it’s because he won’t slow down near his home. The Canadian pop star was visited by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in response to complaints about his reckless driving

on the streets around his home, according to E! News. Police reportedly received numerous calls about the singer’s driving on Monday alone, with many complaining that his speeding endangers the lives of neighborhood children playing outside.

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Kanye loses battle of the Alamo Kanye West’s bid to project his video for New Slaves on the Alamo in Texas turned out to be a losing battle when it became clear he had no permit for the spontaneous event, according to MySanAntonio.com. West announced his intentions to use the landmark on his

website, prompting around 500 people — both fans and protesters — to turn up. But police got there first. A similar event in Houston was also shut down. “It’s sad that people have such little respect for the Alamo,” said a spokesman for the Texas General Land Office.

It looks like Katy Perry might have been behind Robert Pattinson’s decision to call it quits with Kristen Stewart, according to Life & Style. Perry, a pal of Pattinson’s, reportedly told the Twilight star that he deserved better than Stewart after her affair with director Rupert Sanders came to light last summer. “Katy never really supported Rob’s decision to

get back with Kristen. She always said they wouldn’t last,” a source says. “Katy told Rob she didn’t think their relationship could withstand the cheating scandal. And he deserved better than someone who would destroy a family (like Rupert’s.)” Since his breakup, Pattinson has been spotted out and about with Perry in New York and in Santa Barbara, where the pair hung out at a hotel and spied on a wedding rehearsal, according to People magazine. “They just sat together and watched,” a source says. “They were not affiliated with the wedding party and were not seen mingling with guests.” Metro world news

Apparently Amanda Bynes has even more to say about her arrest last week for drug possession and reckless endangerment. “I’m so offended by all of this but so proud to not be a drug or alcohol user. I’m suing NYPD for illegally entering my apartment, lying about drugs on me and lying about me tampering with non existent drug paraphernalia,” she posted to Twitter over Memorial Day weekend.

“Then I’m suing for being put into a mental hospital against my will, then locked up overnight for coming home after a facial and working out with my trainer like the good girl that I am.” Bynes is also looking to the future, with a possible new career in the works: “I’m getting in shape and getting a nose job,” she posted. “I’m looking forward to a long and wonderful career as a singer/rapper.”

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A fist pump for the Jersey Shore The Jersey Shore isn’t going to let a superstorm get in the way of its summer fun. A good portion of the area is not only open and ready, but the folks there are pushing new ways for you to experience it — from big clubs to dog-friendly beach bars. DOROTHY ROBINSON

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The Muppets took Manhattan, now it’s time for Queens Museum opening. Kermit and all his pals are ready to take up permanent residence at the Museum of the Moving Image The Muppets are getting a new home in a Queens museum with a permanent exhibit that New York City hopes will persuade more tourists to venture beyond Manhattan. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert and Ernie of Sesame Street fame, the stars of Fraggle Rock and other puppets, costumes and items from throughout Muppets creator Jim Henson’s career have been donated to the Museum of the Moving Image, which is building a new gallery to house them, the institution announced Tuesday. Encompassing almost 400 items ranging from original puppets to behindthe-scenes footage, the gift is a boon for the 25-year-old museum, which saw attendance skyrocket during a temporary exhibit in 2011 and 2012 of Henson’s work. And it fulfills a cherished goal for Henson’s widow and collaborator, Jane Henson, who died last month at 78. “She loved the Muppet characters as though they were part of her own family,” and the actual pup-

pets themselves were very special to her, one of the couple’s daughters, Cheryl Henson, said at a news conference. “It was her dream to have these dear friends find a good home where they could be seen and enjoyed, and where new audiences could learn about the many facets of my father’s work.” The exhibit is to open next year at the museum in the Long Island City neighbourhood, across the East River from midtown Manhattan. The city is chipping in $2.75 million toward the $5 million cost for a project. “The only major item that I know will not be represented is the Muppet that they made of me,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg joked at the news conference, where he bantered with Miss Piggy about the city’s film and television industry and reminisced about their joint work in the 2008 TV special A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, which featured Bloomberg as himself. “You were wonderful — almost lifelike,” the por-

cine prima donna quipped Tuesday. (For the record, Bloomberg’s personal Muppet has a nice home of its own, in a reading room at the mayor’s Manhattan town house.) A puppeteer, screenwriter and producer, Henson introduced a raft of beloved and familiar characters during a career that spanned from the 1950s until his death in 1990, at 53. Some, including his Muppets and Fraggles, appeared in both television shows and movies — among them the 1984 film The Muppets Take Manhattan, which depicted the fuzzy crew striving to stage a Broadway musical. While being a shrewd and innovative businessman, “Jim Henson created indelible, memorable characters that live with us throughout a variety of media,” said Carl Goodman, executive director of the Museum of the Moving Image. Henson’s career showed “that you can march to the beat of a different drummer and succeed in this world,” Goodman said.

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The most popular time to go to Kenya is during the great migration, between the end of June to the end of September. loren christie/metro

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How to get the most out of Kenya Stress-free safari. Careful planning ensures your trip of a lifetime doesn’t turn into a trip to forget ON THE MOVE

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incredible week-long safari in Kenya. There were moments that literally rendered me speechless — riding horseback amid a journey of adult and baby giraffes, sitting next to a Maasi warrior while we shared a bush breakfast overlooking the savannah and watching 13 lions (half a pride) dig into their own breakfast of cape buffalo. If you are ready to plan this once-in-a-lifetime experience, consider the following: Book with a reputable tour operator accredited by KATO

and spent two nights at the ol Donyo Lodge nestled below the Chyulu Hills, where we were treated to some of the best hospitality I have ever experienced. I’ll never call a pre-dinner drink anything but a sundowner again! Request that your trip include some time in one of the conservancies. Unlike the national parks, which are run by the government, a conversancy is less restrictive on off-road exploring and a portion of the entrance fees collected go back

(Kenya Authorized Tour Operators). They will handle all the logistics of your trip. You can choose from a pre-set itinerary or ask them to customize a trip for you. I recommend sampling different areas of the country. In one week I visited the Maasi Mara National Reserve, which brought to life that postcard image of Africa with every imaginable animal from lions to zebras roaming the vast plains; Mt. Kenya, an area beloved by American actress and conservationist Stefanie Powers

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Ooh la la worthy French Toast French toast is synonymous with breakfast or brunch and this warm weather version is a must try. With its three golden slices of egg loaf topped with caramelized bananas and sliced strawberries finished with maple cream sauté, it’s simply delicious.

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To make French toast batter: Combine 1 cup of the cream, egg and spices in stainless steel bowl. Whisk thoroughly until smooth.

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• 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) 35% Cream • 1 egg • 1 tsp (5 ml) cinnamon • 1 tsp (5 ml) nutmeg • 1 tsp (5 ml) allspice • 12 egg bread slices • 1 banana, thinly sliced • 1 tbsp (15 ml) brown sugar • 2 tbsp (30 ml) pure maple syrup • 5 strawberries, thinly sliced • Icing sugar, for dusting

• 1 bottle (about 1/1/2 cups/ 350 ml) chocolate almond milk • 1 medium banana, broken into pieces • 1/2 cup (120 ml) ice cubes • 2 tbsp (30 ml) almond butter • 2 tbsp (30 ml) soy protein powder

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Disconnect from your desk at day-end At the end of last year, the number of smartphones used around the world reached a colossal one billion. For businesses, the perks of technology advancements are endless. This is the case most of the time for consumers as well. However, with the world at your fingertips 24/7, it’s easy to feel like you always need to be connected — especially when starting a new job. SO how do you leave work at work when it follows you home every day in the form of a mobile device? Meghan Greaves TalentEgg.ca

Speak up It’s likely that the person contacting you in the evening or on weekends has no comprehension of how you spend your time outside of work. If there seems to be a common denominator when it comes to who’s seeping into your “you” time, talk to them about it! Simply ask them to hold off on sending work-related emails during non-work hours unless it’s truly urgent. Most people will understand.

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Learn to separate the importance of notifications When you hear your phone go off, you likely go into a thought process that consists of: I wonder who that is? I wonder what it’s about? I wonder if it’s important? I wonder if I should check that? And so on. But not every alert is an urgent matter. Chances are, if it’s something truly earthshattering, the person trying to reach you will do so by calling.

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Eyes on the wise A guide to being guided. To make a search for your mentor successful, you must look for who you could learn the most from

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Roy, Sakic look for Stanley Cup hat trick with Colorado The Colorado Avalanche introduced Patrick Roy as their new coach Tuesday. The 47-year-old Roy joins forces with former teammateturnedexecutive Patrick Roy Joe Sakic THE ASSOCIATED PRESS to fix a squad that’s missed the playoffs three straight seasons. Roy and Sakic helped the Avs to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001. “Joe and I had an opportunity to be part of something in the past,” Roy said. “I think we’re going to be part of something special in the future.” Grappling for position

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Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow was ineffective against the Braves on Tuesday in Toronto. He was on the mound for just two innings. DAVID COOPER/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Whitfield’s mixed emotions on return to mixed discipline Olympic triathlon champion Simon Whitfield isn’t ready to officially retire just yet. The 38-year-old from Kingston said Tuesday that he considers himself “semi-retired,” and there’s just a “10 per cent” chance he’ll return to full-time racing. “I’m leaving the door open simply because I don’t want to pull a Brett Favre and say I’m done and then come back,” Whitfield said at a Toronto Triathlon Festival news conference. “Maybe I just haven’t come to terms with saying ‘Fully retired,’ so I’m putting

Simon Whitfield opened his fourth career Olympic competition as Canada’s flag-bearer in London last summer but suffered a broken collarbone in a bike crash during the triathlon. Torstar News service

semi in front of it to give myself an out.” Whitfield said although he’s currently training at less than 50 per cent, he could still de-

cide to race. But where it would normally take him 12 weeks to prepare for a competition, Whitfield said he’d likely need between 16 and 20 weeks to ensure he’s able to cover a triathlon’s 1.5-kilometre swim, 40-kilometre bike ride and 10-kilometre run at a high level. Trouble is, that would also mean being away from his wife, Jennie, and their two daughters, Pippa and Evelyn. “My family is my priority now and spending more time with them,” Whitfield said. “I know what it takes to be at that top level and I really didn’t like when people downplayed how much it took, so now for me to do both is very difficult.” “If I can find a place where I can balance it then I’ll do that. Right now I can’t so I’m not going to.” The Canadian Press

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Bluenosers bask in CHL glory Halifax Mooseheads assistant captain Trey Lewis, left, carries the QMJHL championship President Cup trophy alongside teammate Stefan Fournier carrying the Memorial Cup through the Grand Parade on Tuesday in Halifax. The Mooseheads won the Memorial Cup on Sunday night with a 6-4 win over the Portland Winterhawks in Saskatoon. Jeff Harper/Metro in Halifax

Whether Masai Ujiri ends up returning to the Raptors or not, we can presume this much from the way this prolonged pursuit has shaken out — he didn’t want the job. Not really. Ujiri earned $500,000 US as the Denver Nuggets’ GM last year. The Raptors have offered him somewhere in the region of $2.5 million to do the same thing here. Ujiri knows Toronto. He got his first big break here, rising from scout to assistant GM with the Raptors. He knows the organization top to bottom. But this is the Raptors’ problem. When an opportunity pops up to move to Toronto — no matter how good — everybody in the NBA wants to think about it. go to Metronews.ca/ voices for more from Cathal Kelly on the Raptors’ GM search.

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The good and bad guys of insurance Autopilot. Heroes and villains: A big money fraudster who bit off too much and those kind people who left letters on my car Auto pilot

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There’s been lots of talk recently about the high cost of vehicle insurance. A report by the Fraser Institute concluded that provinces with “government insurance monopolies” tend to have higher premiums than provinces with “private sector, competitive markets.” But Ontario has the highest premiums of them all — higher than provinces with so-called insurance monopolies. If the Ontario NDP gets its way, the Ontario Liberal Government will include some insurance cost reform in its

soon-to-be-tabled Budget. Through the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) the private insurers have just mounted a public campaign, to explain the Ontario discrepancy. Its argument, backed by the Fraser Report, is that most of the money is going to the wrong places — hidden legal fees, fraud, and excessive assessments by forprofit medical facilities. One criminal outfit called “Project 92” was estimated to bill $25 million in fraudulent insurance claims. Its ringleader, now behind bars, staged fake accidents and had corrupt accomplices in every link of the repair and medical chain, who over-billed for everything. When vehicles come together in noisy and expensive ways, it’s not always the worst in people that shows up; sometimes it’s the best. At least that’s been my experience. Over the years I’ve had three parked cars that have been hit by somebody when I wasn’t around, and in every

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Do you “hook” the wheel when you make a turn, reaching in and holding it with your palm facing you? If so, it’s a very bad habit that you need to change. Not only does it affect your driving, but it has the potential for serious injury. “You should drive with two hands at either side, at 10-and-2 or 9-and-3,” says

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“When you have two hands on the wheel, you should have a slight bend in your arms. “You can make adjustments with the back of the seat if you’re shorter. You can sit closer, but recline the seat.” The right side of the dash also contains an airbag. Passengers should sit as far back as possible. They should also never put their feet on the dash, since a deploying airbag can cause severe leg injuries.

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• Pets should be buckled up. A deploying airbag will kill a pet sitting on your lap. Pets should be in the back seat, buckled in with a travel harness or pet carrier. • Be aware of the airbag positions. Most newer vehicles have at least six airbags. Know where they are, and sit safely around them.


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See today’s answers at metronews.ca/answers. Crossword: Canada Across and Down

Horoscopes

Aries

March 21 - April 20 There is no point in trying to avoid obligations. Fortunately, what you have to do over the next few days won’t be as difficult as you fear. Once you start, you may enjoy it.

Taurus

April 21 - May 21 You’re avoiding a showdown with someone you love. It may be understandable but it’s not very smart. The sooner you let each other know why you are so angry, the sooner the healing process can begin.

Gemini

May 22 - June 21 Your luck is about to turn for the better and before you know it good things will be coming at you from all directions. Good people too. You will attract just the right person at just the right time.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 Aim to be a bit more tactful when dealing with colleagues. In a matter of days you will have a clearer picture of what needs to be done to turn a loss into a gain but you don’t have to be pushy about it.

Leo

July 24 - Aug. 23 Make sure your long-term plans are practical. If you have not thought them through properly, they could fall short of expectations. Know your goals and have a Plan B ready.

Virgo

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 You think too much and because of that, you worry too much as well. The message of the stars is that you should stop analyzing each and every detail. Go with the flow.

Libra

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 You may be yearning for things you are unlikely to get. But over the next two days a more realistic attitude will set in. Then, remarkably, you will find that what you desire suddenly comes easily to you.

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Don’t get so caught up in the social whirl today that you fail to notice a career opportunity of some kind. In a matter of weeks, you could move several rungs up the ladder of success.

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 You don’t have time to wallow in negativity — there are too many interesting things going on in the world. One special person needs help though. Spare them an hour of your time and get them smiling.

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 Do something that makes you feel good about yourself today. Your problems may seem huge but in reality they can’t hurt you in the slightest. What is it that makes you feel glad to be alive? Do it some more.

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Life will offer you opportunities but it is up to you whether or not you do anything with them. An interesting offer will come your way over the next few days. Make it your own.

Pisces

Feb. 20 - March 20 Fame and fortune can be yours if you want them but do you? As a Pisces, you may prefer to keep a low profile, but if so that’s a shame as you have so much to offer. SALLY BROMPTON

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bi-weekly for 60 months, amortized over 84 months with $0 DOWN PAYMENT. Offer includes delivery, destination and fees. Offer based on 2014 Rondo LX MT with a purchase price of $23,893. Excludes HST.

Kia’s new Customer Friendly Pricing includes delivery and destination fees, dealer admin. fee up to $399 and all mandatory government levies. Prices do not include licensing or applicable taxes.

Offer(s) available on select new 2014 models through participating dealers to qualified retail customers who take delivery by May 31, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,665, $34 tire recycling/filter charges, $5 OMVIC fee, environmental fee, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399) and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013/2014 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Optima (OP541D) with a selling price of $23,983, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. 130 bi-weekly payments equal $126 per payment with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. Some conditions apply and on approved credit. ∞“Don’t Pay For 60 Days” Offer is a 60-day payment deferral and applies to purchase financing offers on all 2013/2014 models. No interest will accrue during the first 30 days of the finance contract. After this period interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. See your Kia dealer for full details. Some conditions apply and on approved credit. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2014 Sorento 2.4L LX AT FWD (SR75BE)/2014 Forte LX MT (FO541E)/2014 Rondo LX MT (RN551E) based on a selling price of $28,893/$17,913/$23,893 is $159/$98/$131 with an APR of 0% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $8,255/$5,118/$6,827 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ΔModel shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2014 Sorento EX V6 AWD (SR75HE)/2014 Forte SX (FO748E)/2014 Rondo EX LUX (RN756E) is $34,195/$26,195/$32,195 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,665/$1,485/$1,665, environmental fee, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, tire recycling and filter charges of $34, OMVIC fee and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2014 Sorento LX 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2014 Forte 1.8L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2014 Rondo 2.0L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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