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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Yukon First Nations mark 45 years since historic trip to Ottawa

For Peter Johnston, grand chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations, it’s personal as well as political. Forty-five years ago this month, Johnston’s father — Chief Sam Johnston — went with the Yukon Native Brotherhood to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. The group made history by managing to convince the federal government to negotiate a…

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BAFTA Film Awards 2018: See All the Red Carpet Fashion

Before the Oscars, there is Britain’s equivalent: the BAFTAs. Celebs such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Sam Rockwell and longtime partner Leslie Bibb, Salma Hayek, Octavia Spencer, Lily James, Naomie Harris, Greta Gerwig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, married coupleJamie Bell and Kate Mara, Gemma Arterton and actress Cressida Bonas, Prince Harry‘s ex, walked the red carpet at the 2018 BAFTA Film Awards (aka the EE British Academy Film Awards), which took place at the…

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Becca Schofield, N.B. teen who inspired #BeccaToldMeTo campaign, has died

Becca Schofield, the Riverview, N.B., teen whose campaign to spread kindness became a global movement, has died at the age of 18.  Her family confirmed that Schofield died Saturday night after a battle with brain cancer.  She became internationally known after she asked people on social media to do something kind for someone else. That request sparked the #BeccaToldMeTo campaign. She…

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Berlin 2018: “Grass,” “Dovlatov,” “Transit”

One of the many double-edged joys of attending a film festival is accounting for one’s limitations as a critic. The challenge of understanding a new movie in relation to its director’s previous work—to name only one method of getting to grips with a movie—has always been compounded by accessibility (who is able to see what…

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Lindsey Vonn Fires Back at Twitter Trolls After Not Winning Medal in First 2018 Olympics Race

Stephan Jansen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Despite her recent loss at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn is not letting the trolls get her down. The games in Pyeongchang, South Korea mark the fourth Olympics the 33-year-old athlete, the most successful female alpine skier in World Cup history, is competing in. On Saturday, she failed to medal during the women’s Super-G,…

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