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CTV to air pre-taped Santa Claus Parade with remote performance from Dolly Parton

CTV to air pre-taped Santa Claus Parade with remote performance from Dolly Parton

TORONTO — CTV will air a two-hour nighttime Santa Claus parade special this year, featuring remote performances from an array of artists, including Dolly Parton.
"The Good Doctor" actor Richard Schiff hospitalized with COVID-19

"The Good Doctor" actor Richard Schiff hospitalized with COVID-19

VANCOUVER — Actor Richard Schiff, who appears on the Vancouver-filmed TV series "The Good Doctor," has been hospitalized with COVID-19, three weeks after testing positive for the virus.
Rogers cancels local Breakfast Television shows in Calgary and Vancouver

Rogers cancels local Breakfast Television shows in Calgary and Vancouver

TORONTO — Rogers Sports and Media is cancelling its Breakfast Television shows in Calgary and Vancouver, making adjustments to some local radio operations and laying off an unspecified number of staff.

Gil Adamson, Jessica Lee win book prizes at virtual Writers' Trust Awards

COVID-19 constraints may have muted the spectacle of the literary awards circuit, but Toronto author Gil Adamson says that didn't diminish the excitement of winning this year's Writers' Trust fiction prize.
NewsAlert: Gil Adamson, Jessica Lee win Writers' Trust books prizes

NewsAlert: Gil Adamson, Jessica Lee win Writers' Trust books prizes

Toronto author Gil Adamson is the fiction winner at this year's Writers' Trust Awards. Adamson received the $50,000 prize at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday for "Ridgerunner," published by House of Anansi Press.
Trump-friendly Newsmax a sudden competitor to Fox News

Trump-friendly Newsmax a sudden competitor to Fox News

NEW YORK — Now that his largely invisible network has suddenly been flooded by fans of President Donald Trump, Newsmax television personality Grant Stinchfield is puffing out his chest.
Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

Dolly Parton adds pandemic hero to list of accomplishments

BOSTON — Dolly Parton is being celebrated in song — a rewritten version of her own “Jolene” — for her contribution to an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
BBC names ex-judge to lead probe into 1995 Diana interview

BBC names ex-judge to lead probe into 1995 Diana interview

LONDON — The BBC’s board of directors has approved the appointment of a retired senior judge to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around a controversial 1995 TV interview with Princess Diana, the broadcaster said Wednesday.
Bloc to promote bill on French-language proficiency for new citizens

Bloc to promote bill on French-language proficiency for new citizens

OTTAWA — The Bloc Québécois will get to debate a bill Thursday that would require anyone applying for Canadian citizenship in Quebec to demonstrate functional proficiency in French.
Andrea Benoit wins National Business Book Award for look at beauty brand benevolence

Andrea Benoit wins National Business Book Award for look at beauty brand benevolence

TORONTO — Media studies researcher Andrea Benoit is the winner of this year's National Business Book Award. The doctoral candidate at Western University received the $30,000 honour for her look at corporate philanthropy in the cosmetics industry.
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