Canadian actors push for more diversity in TV, film casting

Canadian actors push for more diversity in TV, film casting

VANCOUVER—Raugi Yu was thrilled when he nabbed an audition to play a French ambassador. It was about 15 years ago, early in his acting career, and a rare time he’d been welcomed to try out for a role not specifically written for an Asian actor. In the waiting room, a middle-aged white actor auditioning for […]

New utility poles on Hazel Ave. push people off the sidewalk

New utility poles on Hazel Ave. push people off the sidewalk

You have to wonder about the decision-making of the people in charge, when new utility poles are put up in the middle of a sidewalk. For years, Toronto Hydro has been replacing aging utility poles across the city, a process that usually involves putting up new ones right next to the old ones, and then […]

Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime push back against Sarah Palin

Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime push back against Sarah Palin

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran. The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen “did not present himself as a disabled veteran” or wear any military apparel when he met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and […]

Celtics push Cavaliers to the brink

Celtics push Cavaliers to the brink

BOSTON—LeBron James is tired. The young Boston Celtics seem to be getting stronger. Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points — his ninth 20-point game of the post-season — and Boston beat Cleveland 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics held James to two fourth-quarter points, […]

Doctors should push for STI testing: Doctors’ Notes

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) worldwide. In Ontario alone, there were nearly 42,000 cases of this “silent” bacterial infection reported last year. But these numbers don’t tell the whole story. Chlamydia often doesn’t cause symptoms, so it’s important to screen for infection. And if you develop symptoms — such […]

Email from behind bars? Prisoner advocates push for access to laptops, tablets and internet

Email from behind bars? Prisoner advocates push for access to laptops, tablets and internet

As some countries move to give prisoners access to email, the internet and in-cell tablets, advocates say Canada is lagging behind by denying federal inmates access to essential technology. Correctional Investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger said personal computers were prohibited in penitentiaries in 2002, and now prisoners only have sparse access to off-line machines.  He called technology […]

Who will push for the Raptors to make a push?: Feschuk

Watching LeBron James rattle cages in Cleveland this week, questioning his franchise’s financial commitment to repeating as NBA champions, at least a couple of things became clear. For one, the Cavaliers, losers of six of their past eight games, are a surprisingly vulnerable team that’s alarmingly reliant on their best players. “Top heavy as s—,” […]