Which titles are being targeted and why

More books are being challenged or banned than ever before. LGBTQ books account for a third of all attempted bans. Some conservative politicians are leading the attack. Libraries are fighting back and expanding access to books. Banned books are not new, but they have gained new relevance in an escalating culture war that is endangering … Read more

+81 Harajuku Gallery Meguru Yamaguchi Art Exhibition

+81 Gallery has announced it will expand its reach by adding a new space in Tokyo’s Harajuku neighborhood. The inaugural exhibition will feature Japanese-born, New York-based artist Meguru Yamaguchi. In “Shadez of Blue” Yamaguchi experiments with aluminum sheets for the first time. The show marks a return for the artist, who first collaborated with the … Read more

Canada Travel Restrictions: Entry rules remain until at least September 30

The federal government announced on Wednesday that all existing border restrictions to enter Canada will remain in place until at least September 30. That means foreign travelers will still need to prove they are fully vaccinated to enter the country, and unvaccinated Canadians or permanent residents will need to pass a COVID-19 molecular test taken … Read more

Ottawa applied for permit for ‘Freedom Family Picnic’ in Strathcona Park on Friday

An Ottawa councilor is concerned that ‘Freedom’ groups planning to hold protests in Ottawa on Canada Day are inviting people to a picnic in a Sandy Hill park. The groups Police on Guard for Thee, Veterans 4 Freedom and Freedom Fighters Canada are planning a “Freedom Family Picnic” in Strathcona Park on Friday. The original … Read more

‘Back and better than ever’: Canada Day in-person events return in Ottawa

Links to breadcrumbs Local news Publication date: June 29, 2022 † 16 minutes ago † 3 minutes reading † Join the conversation Crews are preparing the grounds at LeBreton Flats for the Canada Day festivities earlier this week. Photo by Ashley Fraser †post media Article content After two quieter summers, Canada Day celebrations are back … Read more

Cast Announced for Original CTV Comedy Shelved; production underway in Toronto

June 29, 2022 21 minutes ago TORONTO — Bell Media’s CTV today announced the cast for the new original comedy series Shelved, which is being produced by Toronto-based independent production company Counterfeit Pictures. Currently in production in Toronto, Shelved was created by Anthony Q. Farrell (The Office), who also serves as showrunner and executive producer … Read more

Boris Johnson faces ‘kangaroo court’ over partygate ‘lies’ investigation, No. 10 fears

If MPs decide that Mr Johnson has knowingly lied to the House of Commons and he is suspended from the House, it will almost certainly lead to another vote of confidence in his leadership. The news came as Mr Johnson three times declined to say whether he plans snap elections this year, amid speculation a … Read more

Britain has had enough of a villain in number 10, warns Lord Mandelson

June 29, 2022, 7:05 PM Lord Mandelson has said the country is “in the mood for a little seriousness” in Labor because Britons are “tired with a number 10 villain”. Photo: Alamy Lord Mandelson has said the country is “in the mood for a little seriousness” in Labor because Britons are “tired with a number … Read more