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  • Famous stunt that carried the ashes of Calgary Evel Knievel fan part of new Disney film

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    A new Disney film about a Hollywood stuntman will include a 600-metre rocket jump that carried the ashes of a Calgary Evel Knievel fan.

  • A New Brunswick tea company's connection to an iconic American painter

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    Norman Rockwell illustrations may be as American as apple pie, but it turns out they’re also as New Brunswick as orange pekoe tea. The famous Saturday Evening Post cover artist created a series of paintings for the formerly Saint John-based Red Rose company.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH: 6 Canadian writers to watch in 2020

    Six Black Canadian Writers to Watch in 2020

    In honour of Black History Month 2020, CBC Books is highlighting six Canadian writers making their mark.

  • Why e-books, e-audiobooks could be harder to snag at your local library

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    E-books and e-audiobooks are the fastest growing area of borrowing at Canadian libraries. But it could get tougher to get your hands on them, according to library staffers, who are calling out major publishers for setting high prices, restrictive contract terms and exclusivity windows.

  • Your tea towels are probably teeming with bacteria and could pose a food poisoning risk

    Your tea towels are probably teeming with bacteria and could pose a food poisoning risk

    If you needed a reason to launder your dish cloths regularly, scientists have provided one
  • Finding Your Feet is as cozy as a cup of tea, and about as surprising

    Finding Your Feet is as cozy as a cup of tea, and about as surprising

    Chris Knight: Its lightweight drama includes everything but the kitchen-sink realism
  • Tusk

    Tusk

    Rated: R.

    An irreverent American podcaster interviews a Canadian adventurer whose wild tale of survival at sea masks sinister intentions in this twisted horror comedy from writer/director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Kevin Smith). Wallace (Justin Long) and Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) are the wisecracking co-hosts of "The Not-See Party", a popular podcast focused on bizarre viral videos and humorous interviews with the internet-famous. The concept is simple - Wallace travels the country conducting outlandish videos, and returns to their make-shift studio to share his stories with Teddy and the listeners. When Wallace ventures to Canada for an interview that falls through at the last minute, he stops at a local bar for a drink and finds a flyer posted by an old adventurer (Michael Parks) who seeks to share his stories with anyone who will listen. Arriving at the old man's secluded estate under the shroud of darkness, Wallace is promptly treated to a hot cup of tea, and a strange tale of being rescued by a walrus following a shipwreck at sea. It all seems like the perfect fodder for an unforgettable podcast -- that is until Wallace blacks out and regains consciousness bound to a wheelchair. Meanwhile, as Teddy and Wallace's girlfriend venture north to investigate his sudden disappearance, the old man subjects his terrified guest to a bizarre medical procedure that will transform more than just his perception of one of the sea's most majestic creatures. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


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