Spinning a web

NEW YORK – Five years is a quick period of adjustment for superhero fans, but that’s the amazing thing about The Amazing Spider-Man. The new film, opening to a great deal of anticipation on July 3, will spin a revamped tale in 3-D with the memories of the old one still vivid in people’s minds. The reboot has nothing to

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Leave it to Bieber

After you give Justin Bieber a high-five, he snaps his fingers in a move that can only be described as quintessential hip hop. The 18-year-old is releasing Believe, his third album, June 19, and was in Toronto for both this past Sunday’s MuchMusic Video Awards and to talk about his new work. “My fans are growing and I wanted to

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Sam Hurl is mane man with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA — Sam Hurl has made an impression at his first Saskatchewan Roughriders’ main training camp with his performance and his long blond hair. Hurl’s shoulder-length hair can be seen flowing behind him while the CFL rookie middle linebacker covers the field at the University of Regina. He considered getting a haircut after being selected by the Roughriders in the

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Cigarette packs sold in Canada to carry graphic new anti-smoking photos

OTTAWA – Smokers who get their fix from Canadian tobacco retailers can no longer avoid Ottawa’s latest in-your-face effort to convince them to quit. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq says as of today, packages of cigarettes and little cigars sold in Canada must carry large, dramatic anti-smoking images and messages. The new labelling, which covers 75 per cent of cigarette packages,

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Put nurses in charge for better, cheaper health care: report

An expanded role for Canada’s nurses would result in better care for more patients and significant cost savings for the health system, says a report written for the Canadian Nursing Association and released Monday. The report, A Nursing Call to Action, was prepared by the independent National Expert Commission in advance of the Canadian Nurses Association’s National Biennial Convention in

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