Saskatchewan Roughriders still undecided about No. 1 draft pick

REGINA — Saskatchewan Roughriders general manager Brendan Taman said Tuesday he expects the team will hold on to the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s CFL draft. As to who the team will take with that selection … “We’ve got it down to … a couple,â€� a chuckling Taman said during a media get-together at Mosaic Stadium. University of Saskatchewan offensive

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John Legend replacing Lionel Richie on Duets

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – John Legend has signed on for ABC’s upcoming music series Duets, joining a cast that already includes Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles and Robin Thicke. The series, which premieres May 24, will follow the foursome as they journey across America searching for the ultimate singing partner, with the winner of the competition receiving a recording contract with

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Behind scenes, Health Canada experts clashed with minister’s views on food labels

OTTAWA — Health Canada’s top nutrition experts are at odds over their minister’s laissez-faire approach to company-sponsored nutrition labels on the front of food packages, internal records suggest. The schism, chronicled in documents released to Postmedia News under access to information, comes as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers options to develop a front-of-packaging (FOP) labelling system. It would

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Breastfeeding mothers taking codeine aren’t harming babies: study

Breastfeeding mothers who take codeine for post-childbirth pain aren’t putting their babies at a higher risk of danger, a large new Canadian study finds. Many women were frightened off the painkiller several years ago after Toronto researchers reported the case of a healthy breastfed baby found dead when he was just 13 days old. His mother had been prescribed Tylenol

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The green Avenger

LOS ANGELES – Easygoing Mark Ruffalo says he has “no visible actor pretensions” for two reasons: First, when he initially made the rounds of Hollywood in the 1990s, he booked more gigs as a bartender than an actor. Second, he considers himself fortunate, and humbled, by the fact that he survived surgery in 2001 to remove a benign brain tumour,

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Guy Maddin’s odyssey

TORONTO – Strange things happen in Guy Maddin movies, but, oftentimes, stranger things happen in Guy Maddin interviews. Winnipeg’s noted auteur savant of cinema has a knack for finding the crevices of human experience and crawling around inside them on screen. But the same curiosity infects his conversation, as a recent encounter with Maddin and the cast for Keyhole proved.

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