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‘We’re all incriminated:’ Behind the scenes with Ed Burtynsky as he prepares to mount his immersive, scathing new film, In the Wake of Progress

Shipbreaking #23, Chittagong, Bangladesh, 2000.© Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto The boy on the screen leans against his metal tools in Chittagong, Bangladesh, to the sound of a warped orchestra. He’s dwarfed by the blackened hull of a ship looming behind him. It’s no longer being covered by insurance, so somebody, somewhere, has …

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Judge makes jury’s $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury’s award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as an abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. Judge Penney Azcarate entered a judgment order into …

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Worker in Japan loses USB flash drive with data on entire city’s residents after night out

(CNN) — Drinks after work probably seemed like a good idea — but for one worker in Japan the hangover is likely to last for some time. The unnamed worker lost a USB flash drive containing the personal details of every resident of the city of Amagasaki, northwest of Osaka, after going for drinks this …

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To reach affordability, 3.5 million more homes need to be built by 2030: CMHC

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:41AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, June 23, 2022 3:41PM EDT The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) says 3.5 million more homes need to be built by 2030 to reach affordability. The agency released a report Thursday explaining …

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Ontario school cancels ‘Lightyear’ viewing

An Hamilton elementary school planning a field trip to the movies this week deems Disney’s Pixar film ‘Lightyear’ unsuitable for students due “questionable content,” announcing a last minute decision to see a different movie in a letter to parents. The animated ‘Toy Story’ spin-off, with main character Buzz voiced by actor Chris Evans, contains the …

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Tinkering with price and appearance helps move double-sized North York suite

18 William Carson Cres., No. 510, Toronto Asking price: $1.979-million (February, 2022) Previous asking prices: $1,999,000 (January, 2022); $1,999,000 (November, 2021) Selling price: $1.97-million (March, 2022) Previous selling prices: $1,580,000 (August, 2015); $496,532 (August, 2000) Taxes: $6,433 (2021) Days on the market: Eight Listing agents: Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Portfolio Realty The …

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‘How are people surviving?’: Gas spike detrimental for rural mail carriers, residents

A mail carrier says her out-of-pocket costs for delivering packages along her rural route have doubled because of the steep hike in gas prices and cost of living being experienced by many Canadians. “The stress is exhausting,” said Jennifer Henson, a Calgary mother of two boys and one of 11,000 rural and suburban mail carriers …

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Ontario 10-a-day childcare: most of the Greater Toronto Area now accepting applications

Licensed childcare facilities in the Greater Toronto Area are now able to apply for the Canada-wide $10-a-day program, bringing parents one step closer to their promised rebate cheques. Ontario inked a deal with the federal government for $10-a-day childcare back in March and promised that fees would be reduced by up to 25 per cent …

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Toronto’s BlueCat sells for $700-million plus amid slew of deals for Canadian tech firms

BlueCat co-founders Richard Hyatt, left, and Michael Hyatt._Beyond Infiniti Photography/Handout Toronto network security vendor BlueCat Networks has been purchased by an American private equity firm for more than $700-million, one of a flurry of Canadian technology takeovers announced this week. The purchase by Audax Private Equity comes five years after US private equity firm Madison …

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