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Postal debate goes into overtime Thursday was scheduled to be the final day of the parliamentary session MPs debate late into the night on back-to-work legislation SEAN KILPATRICK/THE CANADIAN PRESS


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is damaging the economy. “We will sit here as long as we need to sit here,� Labour Minister Lisa Raitt told the Commons as debate began. The Opposition New Democrats had initially suggested they would stall passage of the bill to give the two sides more time to come up with an agreement on their own. But after talks collapsed, the NDP was focusing on amendments. The postal union is seeking a change that could strip the bill of a provision where an arbitrator must choose between the two offers on all other outstanding issues — a so-called winner-takesall approach. Critics are also uncomfortable with the wage provisions in the bill, saying they are inferior to the last offer Canada Post had on the table. Earlier Thursday, the Conservatives didn’t rule out making changes. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Cory Feres, an instructor with Halifax Circus, juggles bowling pins as he tries to keep his balance on a slackline Thursday in downtown Halifax. Feres was out enjoying the beautiful summer weather, though rain is forecast for the weekend.

Bad weather never keeps a postal worker from his appointed rounds, and the chance to go home and enjoy some summer weather wasn’t keeping MPs from their official tasks either. Parliamentarians debated late into the night Thursday to pass legislation that would see Canada’s locked-out mail workers sent back on their routes. Talks between the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and Canada Post broke down late Wednesday. Debate on the bill itself began just before 9 p.m. Ottawa time, after almost a day’s worth of debate on a procedural motion connected to it. The Conservative government had tabled back-to-work legislation on Monday after Canada Post locked out the union, claiming rotating strikes that began on June 3 were costing the company tens of millions of dollars in lost business. The government says the bill is necessary because the lockout

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School name change proving debatable A new name for Cornwallis Junior High might not happen until 2012 School and community will come up with suggestions for a new name RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

Sharon Pinaud looks over the statue of Edward Cornwallis in Cornwallis Park Thursday.



It’s possible more people than pigeons visited the Edward Cornwallis statue in Halifax on Thursday. “I was down here shopping and I thought about the statue. I wanted to see it and think about if it’s controversial,” said Sharon Pinaud at the park across from the Via Rail train station. She was intrigued by the controversy surrounding Cornwallis, the founder of Halifax and the man who

put a bounty on the scalps of the Mi’kmaq people. The Halifax Regional School Board voted on Wednesday to strip his name from a Halifax junior high school. There’s also a park and a street in Halifax with his name on it. The statue “glorifies him and he wasn’t like that. He was a human being and that happened,” Pinaud said, adding a plaque should be added to outline his darker side. But she disagrees with taking his name off the


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school. “Because it happened,” she said. “It’s history and it should make us more tolerant to others.” Doug Hadley, spokesman for the board, said it will be some time before a new name will be attached to Cornwallis Junior High School on Preston Street. A new principal is coming to the school in the fall and that person will strike up a committee to come up with names. The school board will pick from the suggestions.

Uncertain future Board: The school’s future is also uncertain. The board’s long-term plan involves asking the province to build a new junior high, which will absorb the students from Cornwallis and Gorsebrook schools. Approval: “It hasn’t been approved, so it could be anywhere from three to 10 years if the province approves it,” said Doug Hadley, spokesman for the Halifax Regional School Board.

Historian questions board decision A Canadian historian is questioning a decision by Halifax educators to change the name of a school in a bid to distance themselves from a historic figure who aboriginals say was guilty of ethnic cleansing. Jack Granatstein said Thursday that the Halifax Regional School Board is trying to rewrite history by severing the connection to Edward Cornwallis, a British governor who founded the city in 1749. “You can’t go around trying to undo history or make history perfect,” Granatstein, a historian with the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, said from Toronto. Native elder and author Daniel Paul launched the fight about 25 years ago to have monuments and public tributes to Cornwallis changed or taken down. “You can’t remove him from history, but it should be taught that he issued this proclamation for the scalps of people in an effort to ethnically cleanse the province,” Granatstein said. “Do you need to celebrate him as a hero? The answer is no.”



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WEEKEND, JUNE 24-26, 2011


Conflict seen in expansion, protection plans: Watts RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

A pedestrian crosses Bayers Road during the start of rush hour on Thursday afternoon.

Debate on widening road gets deferred Counsellors Blumenthal, Watts want public information session on potential Bayers Road plans ALEX BOUTILIER


The question of whether to prepare for a potential widening of Bayers Road was deferred by the municipality’s transportation committee on Thursday. Coun. Jennifer Watts moved to delay the discussion, to allow enough time for regional council to discuss and debate the Road Network Functional Plan. “We’re being asked to provide leadership around a really critical issue in our community, which is the issue of how people move around here in a sustain-

Expansion A staff report projected Bayers Road will require six mainline lanes by 2036.

able way that protects communities,” Watts told the committee. Municipal staff recommended moving the issue of widening the road to a full council meeting, and approving it in principle there. That would allow staff to keep an eye on the three apartment buildings and four residential properties

that would be directly affected by any future widening plans. But the report noted more than once there are no current plans to widen the road. However, it added, the potential should be preserved. “We know it will come to council and we know what the reality will be,” Watts said. “We’ll buy those properties. Because we’re in the business of looking at this road widening in a significant way.” Coun. Jerry Blumenthal, whose district borders the north side of Bayers Road, spoke in support of Watts’ motion.

Coun. Jennifer Watts says there seems to be a contradiction in HRM’s emphasis on both expansion and peninsular protection. In a meeting of the municipality’s transportation committee on Thursday, Watts referred to plans to facilitate expansion in places like Bedford on the one hand, and protecting the downtown and peninsula on the other. “I don’t have the confidence, right now, that there’s actual integrated and understandable process about why we’re proceeding in different ways with different parts of this plan,” Watts said. Thursday’s debate centred around the potential to expand Bayers Road to accommodate traffic congestion. A staff report projected Bayers Road would need to be expanded to

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six lanes by 2036, at an estimated cost of $16 million. The issue has been deferred until the early fall, when regional council has

an opportunity to debate the larger Road Network Functional Plan. But it revealed divergent views on the future expansion of the municipality, perhaps most clearly in the form of strained metaphors about the heart of the city. “(The expansion of Bayers Road) is long overdue,” said Coun. David Hendsbee. “They talk about trying to maintain a vibrant downtown? Well, to keep the heart of the downtown, you’ve got to have the arteries.” “I’m glad you brought up that (Bayers Road) is the artery,” responded Watts. “This, in fact, could be seen to be the hardening of the artery. Which could, in fact, end up having a significant impact on the health of our community as a whole.” ALEX BOUTILIER

Keep your eyes on your drink Halifax Regional Police are cautioning Haligonians to revel cautiously after an incident at a downtown club last month. Police were called to a downtown Halifax bar around 2:30 a.m. on May 29 after receiving reports of a man pouring vials of a substance into a drink. Staff at the bar confronted the man, but he fled after they tried to detain him. They did, however, manage to retrieve one of

Location Police aren’t identifying the bar where the incident took place.

the vials. Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said the test results received this week identified the substance as GHB, a date-rape drug. “We don’t think the drink was ever given to

anybody,” said Palmeter. “The staff did a great job. They noticed it, they acted right away.” Palmeter said it’s unlikely the man will be caught. “At this point, unless new information comes, it doesn’t look like we’re going to be able to identify him,” he said. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers. ALEX BOUTILIER

WEEKEND, JUNE 24-26, 2011

Clans get ready for festival RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

Gathering held every four years Event promotes Nova Scotia, accomplishments of its Scottish people JENNIFER TAPLIN


Attention all Scots (and wannabes): It’s time for the International Gathering of the Clans. The main events kick off this weekend for a monthlong celebration around the province, but “shoulder� events started in April and will go into October. A Scottish street parade and a Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans will take over Annapolis Royal this weekend. The HRM-based events are scheduled for July. “The opening is in Annapolis Royal and that’s because the first Scots in the province settled there in 1620,� said organizer Carol Dobson. Clan-gathering festivals started back in the ’70s

Events Some of the HRM events for the International Gathering of Clans: July 8: A flag will be raised in Grand Parade by Mayor Peter Kelly. “Clans night� at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. July 17: A tartan fashion show at Halifax City Club. July 24: The closing ceremony will be held at St. Matthew’s United Church on Barrington Street.

when Scotland and Nova Scotia decided to trade off locations every few years. It soon fizzled out in Scotland but roared with popularity in Nova Scotia. “I think it’s because people here in Nova Scotia


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— new Scotland — have kept up with a lot of their traditions,� Dobson said. “We’ve just hung on to our roots, where over in Scotland with the castles they’re there every day. I mean, how many Haligonians go to the Citadel?� Usually organizers market to clan chiefs in Scotland, but this year Dobson said it will be different. “We decided to direct our marketing to people who came from Scotland to Nova Scotia who moved on to Ontario or to the States, etc., and use this as an occasion to draw them back to their Nova Scotia roots,� she said. According to their website, the festival is a showcase for “the tourism industry, linguists, artisans, musicians, dancers and Scottish enthusiasts.�

Matt Doherty, from Antigonish, celebrates after winning the ďŹ ve-pound weight for height event at the last Halifax Highland Games and Scottish Festival held in 2009. The Highland Games in Antigonish next month will have a “clans dayâ€? for the International Gathering of the Clans festival taking place in locations across the province.

HALIFAX HIGHLAND GAMES STILL A NO-GO Another local Scottish event — the Halifax Highland Games — is still facing troubles. In 2009 the games moved from Halifax to Dartmouth, then it was cancelled in 2010. A recent Facebook post says the event will be cancelled again this summer. “We still do not have a committee to take the reins of the event,� organizers wrote. Carol Dobson, organizer of the International Gathering of the Clans, said the Highland Games team is having trouble with getting enough volunteers, funding and sponsorship. “If they were on, we’d be there with flags flying,� she said. JENNIFER TAPLIN






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Woman tells court she didn’t dare try to overpower her accused captor A New Brunswick woman testifying at the trial of her accused abductor said Thursday she never tried to create a disturbance or attack the man because she knew she would fail. “I just know that if I went at him with a knife, he would overpower me,”

she said. The 55-year-old woman, who can’t be identified, had already testified that she was leaving work outside a Moncton mall on Feb. 26, 2010, when Romeo Cormier grabbed her, threatened her with a knife and forced her to walk to a basement

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Shooting leads to charges A female resident was inside apartment when a gunshot was fired, but she wasn’t injured PHILIP CROUCHER



A woman and a female youth are facing charges in connection with a shooting at a Dartmouth apartment complex on Wednesday afternoon. But Halifax Regional Police said Thursday the charges relate only to weapons being seized from an apartment inside the building at 44 Primrose St., where it’s believed the shooting took place. “The two people arrested (Thursday) face a number of weapons-related charges in connection for being in possession of a firearm,” said police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter. A 42-year-old woman and 17-year-old girl, both of Dartmouth, are scheduled to be in court on Friday to face various weapons-related offences.

Rally for Lanes event drawing out cyclists, joggers Four-wheeled traffic will slow considerably on Hammonds Plains Road this weekend as the twowheeled variety takes over. A Rally for Lanes event, hosted by the Greater Hammonds Plains Communities Association, will see many bicyclists, joggers and walkers take over the road to show support for active transporta-

Police say the shooting may have been accidental in nature.

The pair were first arrested after the shooting around 1 p.m. They were released and then re-arrested around lunchtime on Thursday. Two long-barrelled weapons were seized by police when they searched the apartment where they believe the shot originated. Police are looking for a 21-year-old Dartmouth man in relation to their investigation. “At this time we are expecting charges to be laid with the actual shot being fired, but it’s too early to say what form these charges will take,” Palmeter said. “We’ll have to see where the information leads us.”

Meeting up The two groups will meet up at the Hammonds Plains Fire Hall.

tion lanes. Police put out an advisory Thursday to warn motorists there will be a delay and to make sure motorists give the cyclists room on the road. The rally starts at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday and participants will be meeting at two starting points: The Cornerstone Wesleyan Church parking lot and the Tantallon Public Library parking lot. METRO


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WEEKEND, JUNE 24-26, 2011

Travelling roads closer to home RYAN TAPLIN/METRO

Summer vacation plans have many eyeing our own province: Poll



It seems many Haligonians plan to vacation close to home this summer. According to my research, 51 per cent of HRM residents surveyed are planning to vacation in Nova Scotia this year, for at least part of their time off. And almost 80 per cent say they will vacation in the Atlantic Canada region. The rest of us are not planning to go very far. If we add those who plan to go to the northeastern part of the United States or Ontario, we’re left with only six per cent planning their summer holiday in “faraway” places. The United Kingdom remains the destination of choice for those planning distant vacations. This may not be that surprising given the rising cost of gasoline and the slow recovery from the recession. These concerns also seem to be impacting the number of nights we plan to spend away from home and how much cash we’ll put down. Forty-five per cent of Haligonians surveyed expect to spend less than seven days on the road, and 70 per cent are planning to visit family and friends. The value of the dollar is

The province says it will be stepping up patrols this weekend against owners who allow their dogs to run off-leash in 15 provincial parks in HRM. A government release issued Thursday says offleash dogs continue to be a problem, despite education through verbal or written warnings and park signs. Officials say they’ll be issuing warnings and, where warranted, tickets. “In recent years, park staff and visitors have been knocked down, intimidated and bitten by off-leash dogs,” said conservation officer Chris MacLean. A first-time offence will net a fine of $167.71.

Methodology The poll interviewed 460 HRM residents and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 per cent.

also having an impact on summer travel plans, with 65 per cent of respondents indicating they had already taken a vacation in 2011. Almost half of them said they travelled down south or to another international destination. And what about our spending intentions? Seventy-two per cent expect to spend less this year on their vacation compared to 2010, with only six per cent expecting to spend more. As to our favourite things to do while getting away, much hasn’t changed. In addition to the 70 per cent spending at least a portion of their vacation visiting friends or relatives, 57 per cent said they will take a touring and sightseeing break, 39 per cent will go camping, and 36 per cent expect to visit historic sites Although there appears to be some concern in the tourism industry about a drop in outside visitors, the increase in locals touring the region may more than make up for the shortfall. Rick Emberley is senior counsel at Marketquest-Omnifacts, an Atlantic Canada research firm. He has conducted public opinion research in the region for over 25 years.


Re-enactors march through the Fortress of Louisbourg in Cape Breton in this file photo. Many Nova Scotians plan to stay in the province for at least part of their vacations this summer.

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ABCs of baby fat Daycares must promote good habits: Report With one in five U.S. youngsters already overweight or obese by the time they start school, a new report urges steps to help prevent babies, toddlers and preschoolers from getting too pudgy too soon. Topping the list: Better dietary guidelines to help parents and caregivers know just how much toddlers should eat as they transition from baby food to bigger-kid fare. Contrary to popular belief, children don’t usually outgrow their baby fat — and that can lead to lasting bad effects on their health as they grow, suggests the

Healthy weight The new report is not about putting the very young on a diet. At the top of the report’s list: Daycare and preschool operators should be trained in proper physical activity for young children, providing at least 15 minutes of it per hour the child spends there. Regulations should limit how long kids sit or stand still to a maximum 30 minutes — and limit holding babies in swings, bouncy seats or other equipment while they’re awake.

report. “It’s a huge opportunity to instil good habits at a time when you don’t have to change old ones,”

said Leann Birch, director of Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Childhood Obesity Research, who chaired the institute’s panel. Consider: Babies drink milk until they’re full and then turn away. But children as young as two or three are sensitive to portion size. “If you give them larger portions, they eat more,” Birch explained. The report makes the case children’s habits are influenced by far more than parents — and thus it is time to expand obesity prevention to more of the other places kids spend time. For example, nearly three-fourths of children ages two to five spend at least part of their day in some form of child care. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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On her first visit to South Africa, U.S. first lady Michelle Obama met with former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the country’s leader in the fight for racial equality. With her daughters, she also visited Cape Town’s District Six Museum, which memorializes the forced segregation of a once vibrant and racially mixed area of this coastal city. A long-planned ferry ride to Nelson Mandela’s island prison cell was cancelled because of high winds.

T.O. mayor backs out of Pride Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will miss the city’s Pride Parade next weekend because he will be at the family cottage. Ford says going to the Huntsville cottage on the Canada Day long weekend has been a tradition in his family for 30 years. The mayor’s office says Ford will also not be at-

tending the Pride flag-raising ceremony next week. Francisco Alvarez, the co-chair of Pride Toronto, calls the decision disappointing and regrettable. Ex-mayors David Miller, Mel Lastman and Barbara Hall all marched in the parade, which attracts more than one million people. THE CANADIAN PRESS



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G20 cops too slow: Audit TORONTO. As “radical ele-

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ments” broke free of a G20 protest and began causing the unprecedented destruction of downtown Toronto, officers were simply unprepared

to deal with the magnitude of the disorder, an internal police report concludes. An audit by the Toronto Police Service of the force’s actions during the G20 summit over June 26 and 27, 2010, was released yesterday with 10 recommendations. The report paints a picture of police resources being overwhelmed. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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The daring secret mission to get Osama bin Laden by elite U.S. forces will be told in the pages of a new graphic novel that aims to shed more light — with a bit of creative licence — on the event. Written by retired U.S. Marine Capt. Dale Dye and Julia Dye, the 88-page hardcover Code Word: Geronimo takes a look at the mission the authors said was aimed at keeping the focus on those who planned, conducted and executed the raid. IDW, a San Diego-based publisher known for its line of comics that includes G.I. Joe and Star Trek, said the story of how bin Laden was killed would appeal to both

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Syrian workers who live in Lebanon hold up portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah as they shout slogans during a pro-Assad demonstration to show their support, in Saksakiyeh village, south Lebanon, on Thursday. MOHAMMED ZAATARI/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Crackdown expands in Syria Syrian troops pushed to the Turkish border Thursday in their sweep against a three-month-old pro-democracy movement, sending panicked refugees, including children, rushing across the frontier to safe havens in Turkey.

The boundaries of free speech in Europe widened Thursday after a Dutch court acquitted politician Geert Wilders of inciting hatred against Muslims when he compared Islam with Nazism and called for a ban on the Qur’an. Political analysts say the ruling will likely embolden Wilders and other rightwing populists across the continent to ramp up their anti-immigrant rhetoric, with remarks like Wilders’ call for a “head rag tax” now squarely within the boundaries of fair political debate. The ruling did lay down a clear limit: Calls for violence remain out of bounds. Wilders, who has lived under constant police protection due to death threats since 2004, has never called for violence or endorsed it. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



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commanders of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Obama, perhaps responding to the flank of criticism from the right, said that he is not pulling home troops “precipitously” or risking the gain they’ve achieved. “We’re going to do it in a

steady way to make sure that the gains that all of you helped to bring about are going to be sustained,” he said. Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said later that he, too, had recommended a more gradual withdrawal — as had Marine Gen. James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command. Obama’s plan will leave 68,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the drawdown. Most of those troops would gradually come home over the next two years, and the U.S. plans to close out its combat role in Afghanistan by 2015. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The details of the troubled life of British teen Ryan Cleary, who has been charged with hacking into a British crime intelligence website, have begun to filter out. The 19-year-old said to have been closeted in the bedroom of his mother’s home in Wickford, Essex, in southeast England, appeared in court yesterday. Details revealed by his mother paint a picture of a seriously disturbed teen who was emotionally vulnerable and attempted suicide. By all accounts, he was the ultimate reclusive computer nerd, squirreled away in his room targeting the world’s computer networks for attack. Cleary had a history of emotional and mental problems from an early age, appearing completely fearless and unable to grasp the consequences of his actions, his mother told the Daily Mail. He has jumped into the path of traffic and started fires in the family home. He was first expelled from school when he was five for disruptive behaviour, said Rita Cleary, 45, who suffers

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PM unveils last national marker to 1985 tragedy Montreal memorial joins Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in the memorial service yesterday in Montreal.

On the anniversary of the Air India bombings, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is looking both to the past and to the future. Harper was in Montreal yesterday unveiling the last of four national memorials to the 1985 bombing victims. This new memorial in the waterfront community of Lachine, a polished black stone, follows three similar

ones in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Harper said it was a day to remember the worst terrorist attack in Canadian history, when 331 people were killed. The federal government created the Kanishka project to fund $10 million worth of initiatives designed to increase anti-terrorism knowledge —

including conferences, publications and major research projects. “Terrorism has not and will not undermine our way of life,” Harper said. “Our society remains resilient because of the basic values that bind us and make us stronger — freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Late Transition. You may have seen commercials about an analog shutdown on August MIKE BENHAIM 31. This transition to “all digiMETRO tal” only impacts people that still use an antennas to receive their TV signal. Not to alienate the dozens of people who still adjust their image via wire hanger attached to the back of Uncle Lenny’s wheelchair, but a cable-conversion box is available. Now, I’m not the most techsavvy person in town, but isn’t this like adding a Touch-Tone converter to your rotary phone? Hey, it’s 2011. People are watching HBO on their wristwatches. You don’t have to dance, but the least you could do is come to the party, Huckleberry. Jeez! Amy Winehouse. After two years of supposed sobriety, her European comeback tour began with her “coming back” to rehab. I suddenly thought it ironic that a notorious alcoholic/junkie should be named “Winehouse,” but then I discovered that like many immigrants, her parents had changed their name. The original name was “Crackhouse.” (My apologies. I couldn’t resist.) Drop the puck. Winnipeg’s new NHL franchise was unanimously approved by the league’s board of governors. Within three days of announcing the sale, the franchise sold 13,000 season tickets. I’ve always said that the two best things about Winnipeg in the ‘80s were hockey and Burton Cummings. Now if they combine the two and have him sing every anthem, I’m watching. Disservice with a smile. Two of our nation’s most important service providers, Air Canada and Canada Post, went on strike, forcing consumers to employ other alternatives. Unfortunately, Canadians are having a difficult time adjusting, as they are unaccustomed to receiving good service while being treated well at the same time. Royal economics. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in an effort to save taxpayers’ money, will reduce the number of valets or dressers on their foreign tour this month. This simply means that instead of the 14 aides with which daddy, Prince Charles, routinely travels, they will tough it out with a mere six or seven. I don’t mean to appear ungrateful for the extra McFlurry I can afford with my tax refund in 2013, but I keep getting distracted by repeated footage of their $80million wedding! Sotto Voce. The Voice has officially eclipsed American Idol in talent, quality and class. Not a single contestant, even in the opening rounds, was there for the sole purpose of public mockery. Every contestant had chops. I also believe they have identified a great new artist in Javier Colon. If you haven’t been watching, check him out on YouTube. Who’s the boss? Every Springsteen fan knows the story of that stormy night at Asbury Park in 1971 when Bruce met some football player who apparently “played a little sax.” And anyone who’s seen a Springsteen show recalls Bruce’s introduction of the band. Right before breaking into a rendition of Thunder Road, he’d say, “On saxophone, the incomparable, the big man … Clarence Clemons!” Clarence is gone now, but his music remains.

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Black’s fate in judge’s hands Former press baron to be resentenced Friday Whether Conrad Black goes to jail or walks free, neither side a victory, legal experts say For the record

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Conrad Black will learn whether his days of wearing an orange jumpsuit and sleeping in a cell are behind him when he appears on Friday in the same Chicago courtroom where he was sentenced four years ago. The Canadian-born former press magnate, who has been free on bail for nearly a year, will appear before U.S. Justice Amy St. Eve at a resentencing hearing.

a convicted felon on two counts and having served 29 months a victory, then let him call it a victory.” St. Eve sentenced Black in 2007 to six-and-a-halfyears in prison for three fraud convictions and another for obstruction of justice, to be served concurrently. Black had served twoand-a-half-years in a penitentiary in Coleman, Fla., before being released on bond last July awaiting an appeal after a Supreme Court ruling that exposed flaws in a federal fraud law. An appeals court in October reversed two of his fraud convictions. But Andrew Stoltmann, a Chicago lawyer who has been following Black’s case, believes the remaining charges are so serious that he is headed back to jail to

Conrad Black, shown in Chicago in 2006, will learn his fate on Friday when he returns to court for resentencing.

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Canadians ‘heart’ Apple Apple products accounted for 83 per cent of Internet traffic in Canada in May on non-computer devices, a comScore

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Android devices drove only 0.4 per cent of non-computer Internet traffic, while Research In Motion’s PlayBook accounted for only 1.3 per cent.


Samsung to release report Samsung plans to soon release the results of a probe into health and safety conditions at its South Korean semiconductor factories after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks. Samsung Electronics

Co. commissioned an investigation by occupational health and safety experts last July after more than 20 of its chip plant workers were diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma since 1998. A total of 10 died. The announcement of the release came after a South Korean court ruled Thursday that the leukemia deaths of two women were linked to working at a Samsung semiconductor factory.

Wind Mobile chief leaving

Sears Canada Inc. says its chief executive Dene Rogers has resigned and the retailer has lured a replacement from the top ranks of supermarket giant Loblaw. The chain said Calvin McDonald will take the role that Rogers held for the last five years.

The chief executive of Wind Mobile, Ken Campbell, is exiting the company and will be replaced by founder and chairman Anthony Lacavera. The new wireless player did not disclose the reason for Campbell’s departure in its announcement Thursday.



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The Harvard University classmates of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are ending the legal battle made famous by the Hollywood movie The Social Network. In a one-paragraph court filing Wednesday, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss said they would accept a settlement that was worth $65 million US when agreed upon in 2008. The twins had sought to undo the settlement of $20

million cash and $45 million in stock. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the twins, saying they had been represented by a squadron of Silicon Valley lawyers and their father, a noted business professor. The twins said Wednesday they would forgo a trip to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their stock is now worth more than $100 million. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Cogeco calls for tighter CRTC controls Cogeco Cable is calling on the federal broadcast regulator to slap tighter controls on Canada’s increasingly concentrated telecommunications and broadcast sector.

The Montreal-based cable TV company told the CRTC on Thursday that a string of takeovers in the industry requires tougher regulation. Specifically, Cogeco

said, the regulator needs to crack down on corporate discrimination, undue preferences, refusal to deal, tied selling and margin squeezing that could hurt independent competi-

tors in the industry. The commission has been looking into the ownership of television channels by the big cable and satellite companies. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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In the new Cameron Diaz movie, Bad Teacher, she plays – you guessed it – a bad teacher! More concerned with hooking up with a wealthy co-worker (played by her real-life ex Justin Timberlake) than with her students, she doesn’t make much of an effort to actually educate until she learns there’s a cash bonus for the teacher with the highest classroom grade average.


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Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake in Bad Teacher.

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Turn up the raunch

Richard Crouse and Tony Krolo agree Bad Teacher could have afforded more vulgarity But Cameron Diaz shines, as does her supporting cast


Comedian Tony Krolo is sitting in for Mark Breslin this week. Richard Crouse: Tony, having seen the red band trailer for Bad Teacher I went in expecting a vulgar, funny swear-fest along the same lines as The Hangover. Instead I got a funny, only somewhat vulgar movie that I think could have benefitted from a bit more raunch. Don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but my expectations were higher... or, I guess, lower. What did you think? (Remember you have big shoes to fill here!) Tony Krolo: First let me thank you for the opportunity to temporarily replace the vacationing Mark Bres-



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lin. I wanted to like this movie... so I did. From the opening song Teacher, Teacher by Rockpile, something I still have on original vinyl, to the great casting in even the smallest of roles to the sweet moments followed immediately by gross sight gags to the nicely paced direction by Jake Kasdan, Bad Teacher had a little bit of everything. But it could have had a lot more raunch, you’re right. RC: Yeah, it seems a bit afraid to go all the way. Diaz’s character, a desperate, pretty-on-the-outside but ugly underneath is an odd character to hang a comedy on, but she pulls it off. She’ll never be the funny, fresh face she was in

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There’s Something About Mary and The Mask, and for this movie that’s a good thing. The very slight patina of age and experience in her manner adds some extra desperation to Elizabeth. Having said that, I don’t think this movie would work nearly as well without the supporting cast. You? TK: The cast was incredible. Justin Timberlake really shines here. Jason Segel, John Michael Higgins, Phyllis Smith from The Office, they do their usual, great characters, but Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family played opposite to what you would expect, to really funny results. The only sad thing was the


grossly underused Molly Shannon. It’s sad. If she was 15 years younger, she’d have been perfect to play Lucy Punch’s Amy Squirrel character, who I felt was doing a great Molly Shannon. RC: The supporting cast don’t exactly rescue this movie – it doesn’t need rescuing – but without them Bad Teacher wouldn’t be nearly as much fun. TK: It is very funny if you can allow your suspension of disbelief to ignore the premise that Cameron Diaz’s character actually worked at the school for a full year and gets hired back to have the shenanigans in this movie.

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Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Gladys Knight, Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj are coming to the BET Awards. The entertainers will appear on Sunday’s ceremony, which will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The awards honour the year’s top actors, athletes and musicians. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Hanks up against summer superheros


His new comedy, Larry Crowne, faces stiff competition this movie season About a middle-aged man in college NED EHRBAR


Tom Hanks is the first to admit that Larry Crowne, his new comedy about a middle-aged man who goes back to college after losing his job, is something of a hard sell in the crowded, superhero-heavy summer movie season. “How do we compete in the marketplace? Forgive me, I haven’t the slightest f---ing idea. It’s going to be interesting,” Hanks says. “Here we are in a summer of big-time blockbusters. It’s not the summer — it’s yearround,” he says. “You could

interview all the marketing gurus and they’ll all talk about release dates and counter-programming and blah blah blah. But at the end of the day, it’s got to be a good movie, it’s got to be a funny movie and it’s got to make people think, ‘Hey, I couldn’t have spent my time any better.’” A tall order, to be sure. But as director, co-writer and the face of the titular Crowne, Hanks is more than up to the challenge. Besides, he’s not actually that worried about the competition. “By the way, that thing about the guy who wore a suit and the planet exploded and he

still got the girl by travelling through time? That movie sucked,” Hanks says with a laugh. “I’m not saying any movie sucked, but you know what I’m talking about,” he’s quick to add, his inherent Mr. Nice Guy kicking in. The story of a man heading to college in his 50s might make most people think midlife crisis, but for Hanks that doesn’t begin to cover it. “It’s not a midlife crisis, it’s a midlife disaster,” he says. “Midlife crisis is when you wake up with everything — ‘Oh, I have everything but I’m still unhappy.’ That doesn’t happen to Larry. Larry thinks

Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks star in Larry Crowne.

it’s the greatest day in the world and he gets fired.” And while not graduating college did work out OK for Hanks, he is quick to point out that he and his leading lady, Julia Roberts, still remember the tough times, Oscars or



no Oscars. “There is a time for both of us where we’re living in a rented house in the Valley that we cannot afford, we have been fired from the job that we had and it’s now been 13 months since you’ve actually


worked in the city and the phone still is not yet ringing,” Hanks says. “And you wonder if in fact you’re going to take the job at the Wienerschnitzel on Laurel Canyon. When you have that moment, that never quite goes away.”


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Cars 2 Genre: Animated Director: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis Stars: Larry The Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Caine 88 1⁄2

After Pixar’s ambitious work on titles such as Ratatouille and Wall-E, this is a disappointment. The first Cars was arguably the weakest Pixar outing, but it at least had moments of pathos and the mature storytelling. Cars 2 shoves Lightening McQueen to the side-

lines of his own franchise in favour of an ill-conceived James Bond homage starring the comic relief character Mater. The material might have worked as a direct-to-DVD sequel exclusively for children, but as a big-screen outing that will draw in all ages it’s a letdown. The convoluted plot wants to comment on the ruthless tactics of corporations determined to maintain fossil fuel dominance, but quickly turns into an mistaken identity comedy

with Larry The Cable Guy playing spy games with Michael Caine. The jokes are tired and the message about accepting friends in spite of their differences was already covered last time. The animation is stunning and there are a handful of funny sequences, but it’s impossible not to compare it to the original movie. Pixar set the bar pretty high for animated fare and at this point simple family escapism like Cars 2 isn’t enough. PHIL BROWN

The Tree of Life

winner at the Cannes Film Festival explores a 1950s family (led by Brad Pitt in a stunning performance) dealing with the loss of a child intercut with lengthy musings on the evolution of life and the universe. It can be a cumbersome experience at times but a refreshing pause from the mindless summer blockbuster. STEVE GOW

Genre: Drama Director: Terrence Malick Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn 8811

Terrence Malick’s movies aren’t for everyone. The auteur behind films like Badlands doesn’t conventionally direct a narrative rather than suggest it. Impossible to describe in a sentence, the big prize-

Tyrese Gibson, the handsome singer and actor, thinks big. Making his new film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, was intense, he says, because “we were working on something the world is anticipating.” Later he mentions Michelle Obama is a fan of his book How to Get Out of Your Own Way. “I’m going to meet her one day.” Gibson doesn’t regard these overblown statements as hubris but as simple statements of fact. It’s hard to argue with him. The third Transformers movie is one of the most anticipated of the year and his book is on the New York Times Bestseller list. The key to his success

Josh Duhamel plays Lennox and Tyrese Gibson plays Epps in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

is something called “maximizing the stage,” he says. “You want to become or be a part of the things that you see. There is only so much in your life that you can plan out. It’s arrogant to believe that the next second belongs to you. Tomorrow is a promise so now that we’re here it’s about maximizing.”

“I shot both Fast Five and Transformers simultaneously over seven months,” he says. “Hanging out with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then getting on a private plane to get to Michael Bay. The same day; two different movie sets. That’s a good life right there baby.”






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super-less superhero films

For all the enduring superhero movies that have been made over the years — The Dark Knight, the original Christopher Reeve Superman, Tobey Maguire’s first two turns as Spider-Man — there are just as many that don’t exactly live up to their own mythology or the expectations of their legions of followers. Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds as the reluctant new member of an intergalactic peacekeeping corps, would fall squarely into the latter category. Jeered by critics last week as just a muddled, joyless bore, it made $53.2 million opening weekend, good enough for a No. 1 finish but a modest start compared to other superhero adventures. But it gives us a great chance to compile an ignominious list of superhero movies that are less than super. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Catwoman (2004)

Daredevil (2003)

Batman & Robin (1997)

Hulk (2003)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

So few films in the genre are about female dogooders — it’s usually the job of the women in these movies to look pretty in peril and wait around for the men in tights to save them — which is why it was such a bummer that this was a laughable disaster. Halle Berry is indeed a sight to behold in her Catwoman get-up, and you’ve gotta love the fact that she had enough of a sense of humour to show up at the Razzie Award ceremony to pick up her worst-actress prize. (It also “won” for worst picture, worst director and worst screenplay.) But Berry’s jawdropping good looks alone can’t save this, and since all the scenes in which she kicks butt and leaps about with feline agility are sped-up, you don’t get to ogle her for long anyway.

This was a rough year for Ben Affleck. Besides this slick and formulaic adaptation of the Marvel Comic, in which Affleck played the blind lawyercrimefighter Matt Murdock, he also starred in the notorious turkey Gigli. To be fair, he was an easy target at this point in his career, when he was half of the tabloid sensation Bennifer with then-fiancée and Gigli co-star Jennifer Lopez. Still, Daredevil stands on its own two feet for its failures. The character is flawed and tormented, not at all the good guy he’d seem to be on the surface, which might have been intriguing if Affleck hadn’t played him so stiffly. Daredevil also has the dubious distinction of spinning off 2005’s Elektra, starring the current Mrs. Affleck, Jennifer Garner. Both have bounced back nicely from their superhero period.

Nipples in the bat suit. This is pretty much all you need to know, and it’s completely reflective of Joel Schumacher’s campy style. The steam has clearly run out in this, the fourth film in the franchise (and we’re a long way at the point from Christopher Nolan’s masterful re-envisioning of The Caped Crusader). Arnold Schwarzenegger cheeses it up big time (even by his standards) as the villainous Mr. Freeze, and Uma Thurman never generates much heat as the toxic Poison Ivy. Full of glib popculture references and gimmicky gadgets, this version worked hard to be silly and fun, and never revealed an understanding of Batman’s true nature.

This would be Ang Lee’s Hulk starring Eric Bana, not to be confused with Louis Leterrier’s 2008 The Incredible Hulk starring Edward Norton, which was actually fun and action-packed. Nobody’s career was permanently damaged by this; everyone turned out fine afterward. Lee went on to win the best-director Oscar for Brokeback Mountain, Bana starred in the gripping Munich, and co-star Jennifer Connelly went on to do excellent work in films including House of Sand and Fog. But man, at the time, this was just a selfserious drag: sombre and introspective, with none of the zippy escape you’d like to see in a summer blockbuster based on a comic book. You’d want to see Bruce Banner when he’s angry, just because it would be a refreshing change from watching him brood.

This would have felt like a bloated behemoth on its own. The fact that two thrilling and imaginative films preceded it — with Spider-Man 2 emerging as a rare sequel that surpasses the original — made it feel like even more of a letdown. Director and co-writer Sam Raimi overloads us with more villains, more supporting characters and more plot lines spread out across more time. People and threats come and go, and the narrative feels scattered. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) must battle human foes Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) and Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) but also their alter egos, the Sandman and Venom. And Peter, as Spider-Man, must fight his own dark urges when a pesky black goop from outer space attaches itself onto him of all people — what are the odds?



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Usually, the route to fame requires help: publicists, pluggers, and plenty of public appearances (cf. Lady Gaga). But in the ultra-short attention span world of today’s music, I’ve noticed that an increasing number of performers are becoming famous by staying anonymous. The publishing world has known about the marketing power for anonymity for decades. Now some quarters of the music world seems to be applying the same methods. Smart, this, since the intrigued are forced to embark on competitive detective work that may go on for weeks or months, creating buzz and increasing chances of a breakthrough in a noisy market. An example is Cults, the boy-girl indie pop outfit from Manhattan who created a stir in the hipster blogger community when they released a well-received EP in 2010 without offering any information about themselves. That mystery parlayed it-

self — intentionally or otherwise — into a major label deal. The British music media recently fell for Manchester’s Wu Lyf. They gave no interviews and made no appearances. All communication was one-way through their website, which consisted of weird mission statements in language that bordered on nonsensical. There was one picture: four people wearing bandanas in a smoky parking lot. Only now that they have an album coming out has Wu Lyf begun to talk. Their manager has been revealed as the founder of a creative agency whose clients include Adidas and Virgin. All this was carefully staged. At first, all anyone knew about Brighton’s YAAKS was that the lineup included someone named Thom and five mates. Their identity is still pretty unclear, but that hasn’t stopped a sizeable number of people from freaking out about a single called HRHRHYTHM. Lest you think that this a new thing, consider the Residents, the San Francisco art collective whose members have never been identified since forming in San Francisco in 1966. Hey, who says you have to be famous and recognizable?

The new kings of Sweden PAT HEALY


Liam Gallagher, minus his brother Noel, fronts Beady Eye.

Raising their game Beady Eye not resting on success from Oasis’ days LINDA LABAN


Beady Eye sees the former members of Oasis, including frontman Liam Gallagher, but minus brother Noel, downsizing tours and playing smaller venues. However, forging ahead with this new band has upped their game. “It’s weird, man,” says guitarist Gem Archer, “because I think a lot more bands should split up.” Known for the sibling rivalry of the Gallagher

brothers as much as their melodic Brit-pop hits, Oasis suddenly, though not too surprisingly, fractured in 2009. As Archer considers the quote he just provided, he laughs at how it could be taken as typically acerbic for these Brit-pop vets. “I mean as an exercise,” he adds. “Imagine if every band said, ‘Look, for the next tour we’re going to do all the new songs and only sticking in three or four (old ones).’” That is exactly what

Beady Eye’s challenge is. Though they look and sound familiar, they don’t want to lazily rest on old laurels and play Oasis hits on this first world tour, which includes only a handful of U.S. dates and a promise, says Gem, to return for more before the end of the year. “It was a bit of a mindf— to sort of go, ‘Look this is all we’ve got,’” Gem says of the band’s debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding, which was released in February. “It raises your game.”

It can be difficult to take what Royal Republic singer Adam Grahn says seriously. It’s not just his huge handlebar mustache or that he sings lyrics like, “I can see your underwear!” in the chorus of one of his band’s biggest hits. It’s that he makes a lot of jokes in conversation that are in perfect keeping with the Swedish band’s hardrocking party tunes. It sounds like you’re having a lot of fun singing these songs…

We’re having too much fun. This album is all about having fun. We’re just four dudes. It’s just bullshit. There’s nothing in there really, just stupid music stories about stupid made up people. Humour is definitely a big component of the first album. How important to you is that?

For us, it was really important. We didn’t want to be a heavy band, lyrically. We’re happy guys. We have a lot of energy and this is what came out. Playing so many shows with this one album, I’d imagine you’re always looking for a way to keep yourself interested in what you’re doing onstage.


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We kind of had an incident the other week in Germany... And I just lost it. I started saying, ‘Everybody look at the dude with the mustache on the stage. Everybody do what the guy with the mustache is doing. Hands up!’ And I was putting my arm out straight and going, ‘Up, up!’ (in German). And none of us thought about it until four days after in the van, our tour manager just turned his head in horror and was like, ‘Adam, do you realize what we did the other day?’



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Tobey Maguire among celebs reportedly caught ante-ing up at unlicensed poker matches Spidey actor caught in a web of lawsuits Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire and other celebrities have been caught in a web of lawsuits seeking to reclaim more than $4 million won during unlicensed poker matches at upscale Beverly Hills hotels, court records show. The lawsuits were filed by a bankruptcy trustee attempting to recoup money for investors who were duped in a Ponzi scheme. The legal actions claim the clandestine Texas Hold 'em matches were played between 2006 and 2009, with some of the money taken in the Ponzi scheme used to pay off debts incurred by its architect, Bradley Ruderman. Maguire is being sued for $311,000 plus interest that the lawsuit says was won from Ruderman. In all, 22 people have been individually sued to try to recoup money. Among them was Nick Cassavettes, director of The Notebook. The trustee is attempting to recover nearly $73,000 plus interest from the actor-director. Maguire's attorney, Robert Barta, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment but was expected to file a response to the suit later this week. Cassavettes' agent Jeff Berg also did not immediately respond to a phone message. Also being

sued is billionaire businessman Alec Gores, who

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$445,500. Phone message left for Frank Stefanik, a spokesman at The Gores Group, and his attorney, Patricia Glaser, were not immediately returned. Ruderman was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud, two counts of investment

adviser fraud and wilful failure to file taxes. Bankruptcy trustee Howard Ehrenberg filed the lawsuits in late March, attempting to recoup money on behalf of people who invested in what the legal action called a Ponzi scheme organized by Ruderman. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis have split up, they announced in a statement this week. “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy,” the statement reads. Canalis, who had been dating Clooney since 2009, recently said in an interview that she hoped to be married some day, which many assumed wouldn’t sit well with the marriage-

along with his brother attempted to buy Miramax

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Sharon would have pulled a ‘Bobbit’ Sharon Osbourne says she wouldn’t have reacted as calmly as Maria Shriver did to news that her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had an illegitimate child with a housekeeper. “I would have chopped his willy off. Arnie’s willy would have been down the disposal unit spinning around, that's where it'd be,” Osbourne says, accord-

ing to Hollyscoop. “I was really, really disappointed at him for being so horribly disrespectful and deceitful to do that in your own home. He can do whatever he wants in hotels on the road, whatever, knock yourself out, but you don't disrespect your family by doing it in your own home. To me it’s just unthinkable." METRO

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield reportedly had so much fun filming The Amazing Spider-Man that they’ve continued their friendship even after production wrapped up — and have become more than

friends, according to Us Weekly. “They got close during filming and have been hooking up,” a source says. METRO

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Today, Judd Apatow is branching out, Hugh Hefner is on a field trip, Seth MacFarlane is looking for a new hobby, and Paris Hilton is watching her own reality show.


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Pizza pie heaven This pizza takes the Italian favourite to a whole new level Grilling this Sweet Potato and Sausage Pizza infuses delicious smoky flavours MATTHEW MEAD/ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Start to finish: 30 min. Makes: 8 slices

• 1 medium sweet potato • 2 sweet or spicy Italian chicken sausage, each cut diagonally into 8 slices • 1 ball (about 567 g/20 oz) pizza dough • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil • 1 ball (500 g/16 oz) fresh mozzarella, sliced • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh thyme

move from grill and set aside.


Clean grill grates and brush with oil. Stretch pizza dough into a rough circle, about 35 centimetres in diameter. Reduce grill to medium heat, set dough on grate. Close lid and grill for 7 minutes or until bottom is golden.


Brush top of pizza crust with half of olive oil and flip over. Brush again with remaining oil. Top with sweet potato slices, cooked sausage pieces and mozzarella slices. Close grill and cook for 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bottom of crust is golden and crispy. Remove from grill and sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme.

Grilling pizza offers a new flavour.

Summer grilling season is a great excuse to give the pizza delivery guy a break. Grilling infuses pizza with a wonderful smoky flavour and a crisp, chewy crust. But you need to know a few basics. First, your toppings need to be precooked because the pizza won’t be on the grill long enough to cook them there. Second, it’s important to start with clean, well-oiled grates because the dough will stick to charred food left on them.

Finally, start by grilling the dough plain until the bottom is lightly browned. Then oil the top, flip and add your sauce and other toppings to finish cooking. We’ve opted for a slightly unusual combination of sausage and sweet potato. Classic sliced tomatoes and mozzarella (with fresh basil thrown on after it comes off the grill) or sauteed peppers, onions and zucchini topped with pepper jack cheese also would be great summery options.


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Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Peel sweet potato and slice it into 3-mm (1/8-inch) slices. Drop slices into boiling water and boil until just tender, but not falling apart, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain sweet potatoes, then set aside. Heat grill to mediumhigh. Grill sausage slices until charred and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Re-


When you’re a wine it’s not that easy being pink. Caught between a red and a white place you’re often accused of being designed for folks looking to take a step up from coolers. Though California’s White Zinfandel may be the best known pinky, Europe and South America have long histories of making rosé wines. Theirs are typically drier with crisp berry fruit flavours. Light in acid and tannin they make a perfect match with pasta with tomato sauce and pizza, as well as grilled meats. That harmony between body and fruit also gives them an edge over red wines when looking for a liquid partner for white meats and fresh fish; and they pair nicely with Asian dishes and brunch items. Selection varies, with a wine like Folonari’s 2010 Pink Pinot Grigio ($11.95 - $12.99) from Italy, a soft, strawberry-infused twist on the world’s most popular white grape variety.

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Iron Chef Battle Roger Mooking is the latest Canadian chef to enter kitchen stadium for an Iron Chef America battle. Food Network Canada says the Everyday Exotic host will face off against Michael Symon as part of three back-to-back battles featuring Canuck cooks. Mooking’s episode premieres July 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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stir. Cook until juices thicken and bubble, about 1 minute. Set filling aside to cool.

In bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside. In skillet over mediumhigh heat, melt butter. Add apples and 75 ml (1/3 cup) of the sugar mixture. Sauté 3 mins. In bowl, stir cornstarch, lemon juice and water, then add to apples and

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Heat oven to 180 C (350 F). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. One at a time, on a lightly floured surface unroll each of the 4 rounds of pie dough. Using a 7.5-cm (3-inch) cir-

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In a small bowl, beat together egg and milk. To assemble pies, place 1 dough round in front of you. Brush around edges with egg mix. Place 10 ml (2 tsp) of apple filling in centre of dough. Top with a sec-


Place pies on baking sheets, leaving 2.5 cm (1 inch) between them. Bake for 18 mins or until

Ingredients: • 150 ml (2/3 cup) sugar • 10 ml (2 tsp) cinnamon • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) nutmeg • 15 ml (1 tbsp) butter • 3 small baking apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and diced

crust is golden. Let cool 5 mins; transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS • 10 ml (2 tsp) cornstarch • 5 ml (1 tsp) lemon juice • 15 ml (1 tbsp) water • 2 pkgs (each 397 g/14.1 oz) refrigerated pie dough (each package contains 2 rounds of dough) • 1 egg • 15 ml (1 tbsp) milk


evenly over sugar mixture. Whisk 1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice with vanilla; drizzle evenly over the cherries. Sprinkle remaining sugar mixture evenly over top. This pie will feed an entire crowd of 12.



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ond round of dough. Gently press down so filling is enclosed and edges of top round meet edges of bottom. Use fork to crimp and seal all around edges. Brush top with more of egg mix and sprinkle with reserved cinnamon sugar. Use paring knife to poke hole in top to vent steam. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.

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In food processor, pulse flour, butter, lard and salt until crumbly. Whisk 1 egg with 2 tsp (10 mL) of lemon juice; add enough ice water to make 2/3 cup (150 mL). Add to flour mix and pulse until dough comes together. Form into an oblong disk; chill for at least 30 minutes. On a well–floured surface, roll dough into

rectangle, about 1/8– inch (3 mm) thick. Trim dough into a 13 x 18– inch (32.5 cm x 45 cm) rectangle. Transfer dough to parchment– lined baking sheet.


Stir sugar with cornstarch and lemon zest until combined. Sprinkle half of mix evenly down length of one side of rectangle, leaving a 1–inch (2.5 cm) border. Arrange cherries



Fold dough over to cover filling. Fold additional 1/2–inch (1 cm) of dough from bottom layer over top layer along edges; crimp with fork to seal. Whisk remaining egg with a little water; brush over pastry. Slash 4 vent holes in top. Bake in 375 F (190 C) oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until golden. Let cool on sheet. Glaze: Blend icing sugar with milk until smooth. Drizzle evenly over the

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Ingredients: • 3 cups (750 mL) all– purpose flour • 1/2 cup (125 mL) each cold, cubed butter and lard or shortening • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt • 2 eggs, divided • 1 lemon, zested and juiced • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cornstarch • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vanilla extract • 2 lb (1 kg) sweet cherries, pitted and halved (about 6 cups/1.5 L) Glaze • 2/3 cup (150 mL) icing sugar • 1 tbsp (15 mL) milk


Shaw tops Bluenose draft prospects MIKE SULLIVAN/CAPE BRETON POST

If any Nova Scotians are picked in Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NHL draft, Glace Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Logan Shaw will almost certainly head the list. The six-foot-three, 197pound Cape Breton Screaming Eagles winger is ranked 42nd among North American skaters by Central Scouting, after climbing 10 spots from his mid-season position of No. 52 in January. No other Bluenosers

Provincial pride Top Nova Scotian NHL draft choices of all time: Sidney Crosby, Cole Harbour (1st, Pittsburgh, 2005)

cracked the ranking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got size, he can skate, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got skills ... I real-

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a third-line winger. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s got the size to be a power winger and the skills to go

along with that.â&#x20AC;? Shaw is ranked 109th overall by the International Scouting Service and was listed among TSN.caâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top85 prospects. He had 26 goals and 46 points in 68 games last season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to get drafted and, not only drafted, I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to play one day in the NHL,â&#x20AC;? Bordeleau said. MATTHEW WUEST

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It could be a lean weekend for the Halifax Mooseheads at the NHL entry draft. Centre Brent Andrews of Hunter River, P.E.I., is the lone Mooseheads player ranked by Central Scouting heading into the two-day event starting Friday at 8 p.m. in St. Paul, Minn., and likely has the best chance of being picked. The six-foot-two 197pounder sits No. 129 among North Americans on Central Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoever drafts him will get a very solid two-way player,â&#x20AC;? said Mooseheads general manager Cam Russell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strong, he skates well, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good defensively, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good down low ... Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your prototypical third-line centre.â&#x20AC;? Andrews, who the Mooseheads took 15th overall in the 2009 QMJHL

Past standouts Top past Mooseheads NHL draft choices: Jakub Voracek (7th, 2007, Columbus) Pascal Leclaire (8th, 2001, Columbus) Alex Tanguay (12th, 1998, Colorado) J-S Giguere (13th, 1995, Hartford) Logan MacMillan (19th, 2007, Anaheim)

draft, was fifth in team scoring last season with 12 goals among 29 points in 68 games. He was also 11th in the league in faceoff wins with a 55.1 success rate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just got great work ethic,â&#x20AC;? said Central Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s QMJHL scout Chris Bordeleau. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He lacks a little bit in the skill category, but he works so hard. Guys that work hard like that always find a way to play some-

how.â&#x20AC;? Central Scoutingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stamp of approval isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the be-all, end-all, of course. Mooseheads defenceman Sawyer Hannay wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ranked last year, but went in the seventh round to the Vancouver Canucks. Mooseheads winger Gabriel Desjardins, who had an injury-plagued season, has experience on the national under-18 team and could be considered by some teams. Russell also advocated for the selection of six-foot-three, 188-pound centre Francis Turbide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very underrated,â&#x20AC;? Russell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defensively solid, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not ranked for whatever reason ... But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just an intelligent, good kid who understands the game.â&#x20AC;? Alexandre Grenier, who the Mooseheads acquired from the Quebec Remparts earlier this month, is another candidate to be selected.

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Flyers trade may set up draft flurry

Wimbledon. Upset

Philadelphia radically shakes up core of team Former Halifax Moosehead Jakub Voracek now a Flyer


Sabine Lisicki lines up a shot during her second-round match on Thursday. CLIVE MASON/GETTY IMAGES

Wild day for Lisicki at Wimbledon French Open champion Li Na squandered two match points and lost in the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday to German wild card Sabine Lisicki, in the biggest upset of the tournament so far. The 62nd-ranked Lisicki erased both match points with service winners in the ninth game of the third set and beat the third-seeded Chinese player 3-6, 6-4, 7-6. Other winners on Day 4 included six-time champion Roger Federer, women’s defending titlist Serena Williams and No. 2 Novak Djokovic. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

What was thought to be a straightforward NHL draft highlighted by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins being picked first by the Edmonton Oilers became more mysterious Thursday after an explosion of trades by the Philadelphia Flyers. Now the question going into St. Paul, Minn., Friday is not only where the top dozen or so highly regarded 18-year-olds in this year’s pool will be selected, but what moves may be made. Already, the Columbus Blue Jackets have dealt away the eighth-overall pick, plus 21-year-old Jakub Voracek and a thirdrounder, to the Flyers for centre Jeff Carter. That came just before Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren sent Mike Richards to Los Angeles and then signed goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to a $51-million US, nine-year contract. Columbus GM Scott Howson said his team needs to start making the playoffs and now he has a scoring centre to go with Rick Nash. “The time has come for us to do something like this to try and get an immediate impact on our team,” said Howson.

The Flyers traded key players Jeff Carter, left, and Mike Richards on Thursday.

“I don’t take trading away a Jake Voracek — a 21-year-old player that’s got tremendous upside — or the eighthoverall pick lightly, but our fans have been very patient. It’s been 10 years now.” COLUMBUS GM SCOTT HOWSON ON TRADING AWAY FORMER MOOSEHEAD JAKUB VORACEK

It was already a tough draft to call, with widely varying opinions among scouts on what order to place the strong crop of prospects that come after Nugent-Hopkins. The rebuilding Oilers have indicated they will add the playmaking centre from the Red Deer Rebels. “I joined a rebuilding team in Red Deer a couple

of years ago and I really liked that,” he said. “Id love to join a rebuilding team like that and help them to the ultimate goal, which is the Stanley Cup, eventually.” If the draft goes as expected, Burnaby’s Nugent-Hopkins will be the first British Columbian ever to go first overall. THE CANADIAN PRESS



Cavs take Irving with No. 1 pick The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick Thursday in an NBA draft that quickly became filled with international players. Three of the first six players taken were from Europe, capitalizing on the absence of some American college players who might have gone in their spots if it wasn’t for the league’s uncertain labour situation. Irving was loudly

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cheered by family and friends in attendance in Newark, N.J. The point guard played high school basketball at nearby St. Patrick’s High School in Elizabeth, N.J. The draft gives the Cavs a chance to rebuild less than a year after LeBron James left for Miami, as they also owned the No. 4 selection that they used on forward Tristan

Thompson from Brampton, Ont. The Minnesota Timberwolves took Arizona forward Derrick Williams with the No. 2 pick. The Utah Jazz then took Turkish big man Enes Kanter third. The Toronto Raptors selected Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas with the fifthoverall pick. The six-foot11 centre played in his country’s top league last season. It was the Raptors’ highest draft pick since they took Andrea Bargnani first overall in 2006. Jan Vesely of the Czech Republic was taken sixth by Washington. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/ THE CANADIAN PRESS

HELP WANTED General Help


Flurries Sheepskin is seeking retail sales supervisor Selling shoes and apparel at Sunnyside Mall. $13.12/hr email resume:

WEEKEND, JUNE 24-26, 2011

Cars & Trucks for Sale

Cars & Trucks for Sale 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Reg Cab 6cyl. Auto, A/C, 4x4 51,000kms Stock #U86174 $16,985 AFM Motor MART - 407-4200

Cars & Trucks for Sale 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie V8, Loaded, Leather, 4x4 87,000kms Stock #U86166

Flurries Sheepskin is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling shoes and apparel at Sunnyside Mall. $11.60/hr email resume:

2008 Ford Mustang Convr't 6cyl. Auto, Loaded, Leather 33,000kms Stock #U86161 $23,985

$17,985 AFM Motor MART - 407-4200

AFM Motor MART - 407-4200

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2008 Hummer H3 Alpha V8 Loaded, Leather, 4x4, Very rare, 50k kms Stock #U85535A $29,985 AFM Motor MART - 407-4200

2007 Pontiac G5 Sedan 4cyl. 5spd, A/C, Cloth, 79,000kms Stock #U85952 $8,985 AFM Motor MART - 407-4200

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Cars & Trucks for Sale

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2008 Mazda Tribute 4x4 6cyl. Auto, Loaded, Cloth 98,000kms Stock # U85709A $15,985

2009 Mazda 3 sport 4cyl. Auto, Loaded, Leather, Sunroof, 61,000kms Stock #U86217 $18,985

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2008 Subaru Impreza 4cyl. Auto, Loaded, Cloth, AWD, 60,000kms Stock #U85805 $14,985

2010 Ford Mustang Coupe 6cyl. 5 speed, Loaded, Cloth 13,000kms Stock #U86149 $24,985 AFM Motor MART - 407-4200

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2009 Ford Ranger Ext Cab 6cyl, Auto, A/C, 4x4, 115k kms Stock #U86139 $15,985


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Garage/Yard Sales Auto Services Saturday June 25th 9am to 2pm

9 Spring St in Bedford

Cars & Trucks for Sale

Rain date June 26th (or following wkd) all processed go to the Hospice Society . Wide variety of items. For more information about the sale or the Hospice Society call 446-0929

Cars & Trucks for Sale , 05’ Infiniti G35X

945 Sackville Drive Lower Sackville (902) 497 4644 07’ Dodge Nitro Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) is Nova Scotia's private sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, we assist local companies and attract international companies to Nova Scotia. Job Opportunity:

4X4, V6, Auto 134K/Kms $11995.00

AWD, V6, 3.5L Loaded Only 107K/Kms $13995.00

Forum Flea Market

07’ Jeep X Unlimited

(since 1975) Windsor + Almon St.

4X4, Great Shape Comes with both Tops Soft and Hard 142K/Kms $15995.00

Over 200 Sellers (Over 1000 Buyers) Sunday 9-2pm Space Only: $10 outside or $15 inside

Business Manager - Investment Attraction (13 Month Term – August 2011 to September 2012)

Reporting to the Managing Director of Investment Attraction, this role will provide strong project, due diligence and financial analysis in support of the Managing Director of Investment Attraction and the Business Development team. The candidate will also play a lead role in the preparation of detailed proposals, risk assessments and related reports.

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As the Business Manager, you will be expected to: • Provide project support including due diligence/assessment, financial analysis and process support to the Managing Director of Investment Attraction and the Business Development team; • Be responsible for the final review and assessment of all project proposals prior to their submission to NSBI Senior Management; • Evaluate, assess risk and complete due diligence for potential investments; • Manage and track the project flow for all Investment Attraction proposals; • Assist the Business Development team to ensure all approved project files are accurately documented; • Effectively manage and administer the payroll rebate program ensuring that NSBI`s interests in the negotiated agreement are protected; and • Provide mentorship and supervision for the role of the IA Business Support Coordinator. The successful candidate for this position will be able to demonstrate: • • • • • • • •

University degree in Business / Commerce and/or MBA or CMA/CGA; 3-5 years of experience in a consulting or financial services environment; High degree of business acumen; Strong financial & business analytical skills; Superior writing skills; Excellent organization and communication skills; Proven ability to deliver results under tight timelines; Experience in project development/management and/or investment industry would be an asset.

2010 Dodge Caliber SE 4 cyl, 5 speed, ac BRAND NEW!! STK# LP563675 Reduced to Just $14,977 or $69 WEEKLY 2010 Sebring Convertible 2.7l V6, auto, ac,cd,pw,pl,cm,alloys Only 21kms STK# CH171857 Just $23,977 or $99 WEEKLY

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4l, auto, ac, cd, pw, pl, pm, alloys Only 21kms STK# CH211717 Just $13,977 or $79 WEEKLY 2007 Honda Civic DX

2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

Only 60kms MUST BE SEEN

Only 92kms

2009 Hyundai Sante Fe

Your resume and cover letter will be used to screen applicants for this role, please clearly articulate in your cover letter how your skills and attributes apply to the requirements of this position.


3.3L, auto, fully equipped Only 57kms

Please forward your resume to the attention of: Nova Scotia Business Inc. World Trade and Convention Centre, 1800 Argyle Street, Suite 701, PO Box 2374 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3E4 or by fax (902-424-4572). Application can also be made via E-Mail. Send your resume and cover letter merged as one word document to - the competition number must be included in the subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500

3.0L, 4X4, leather, sun roof & more Only 63kms

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2010 Mazda Tribute GS

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Condos, Townhouses & Duplexes For Sale

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2006 Dodge Caravan SE

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3 Barry Allen Drive $287,500 4 Level Side Split, 4 Bdrms, 1.5 Bath, Hrdwd , Elec. Therm.Storage Htrs & Wood Stove patio,J Open House Sun. 2-4pm MLS #00387795. Lg fenced back yardshed. Yolande Mason- 478-3197 or Yolande Mason John Foster ABR- 483-3136

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Open Houses 130 27 Nancy C130 Cole Osborne Harbour Ln Rd $264,900 Split entry Fabulous Split Entry 4 Bdrm, 2 oceanRec view. Walking Bath, distance to & golf Room, Lg deck stone course, near schools, transit, & Fisherman’s Cove. MLS #40840068. Open House Sun. 2-4pm Call Yolande Mason - 478-3197

902 478 31ason 18 Provost St. Harbour Rd These Open Houses are part of @nympatico.caole $152,900 Split Entry 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Rec EXIT Realty Citadel’s 2 Bdrm’s, 1 Bath, & stone patio, Room, Lg deck OPEN HOUSE EXTRAVAGANGA Carpet Free Bungalow, Lg fenced back yardshed. For more information, visit Pellet Stove, Yolande MasonNew Roof, Large Deck.

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1055 Lucknow Street 2 bedroom avail. immediately. Security building in Southend. Parquet floors, elevator, storage, laundry, and roof top terrace.

$1202 Call Barry: 223-5864



Rent includes heat & hot water. No security deposit for seniors!

5264 Morris Street

3055 Olivet Street

1 bedroom apartment avail. Bachelor apartment avail. July June 1st. Westend security and August. Security building in building. Carpets, storage, Southend. Carpet, balcony, laundry, storage, and elevators. elevators, laundry on bus route.

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