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Ottawa beacon, pipe bands, town criers to mark Queen's Plantinum Jubilee

OTTAWA — The Queen has made no secret of her affection for Canada, which she has visited 22 times during almost seven decades on the throne Now Canada is preparing to honour the 95-year-old royal — Canada's head of state and the world’s longest servi

Weber Grills apologizes for ill-timed meatloaf recipe email

NEW YORK (AP) — Weber picked the wrong day to suggest grilling meatloaf. The outdoor grill maker apologized on Friday for sending a recipe-of-the-week email earlier that day featuring instructions on how to prepare “BBQ Meat Loaf.
Canadian cattle producers desperate as feed shortage reaches crisis levels

Canadian cattle producers desperate as feed shortage reaches crisis levels

CALGARY — If the train that Leighton Kolk has been waiting on doesn't arrive by noon Sunday, the Iron Springs, Alta.-area feedlot operator says he won't be able to feed his cattle. Kolk has been waiting for days for Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.
Truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate, experts say

Truckers should have done more to prepare for vaccine mandate, experts say

MONTREAL — The trucking industry's hardline stance against the vaccine mandate for drivers marks a wrong turn, experts say, arguing the sector should have been better prepared for the January deadline.
Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks down the songs of 'Encanto'

Lin-Manuel Miranda breaks down the songs of 'Encanto'

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda went song by song through some of the hits of “Encanto” in a recent interview , from the breakout smash “We Don't Talk About Bruno” to his self-described “’90s Rock en Español throwback” “What Else Can I Do?” ___ “W

Miranda talks about Bruno, and the 'Encanto' phenomenon

NEW YORK (AP) — A month after “Encanto” debuted in theaters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the movie's Colombia-inflected songs, took a long vacation.
Next 'Mission: Impossible' movies delayed to 2023, 2024

Next 'Mission: Impossible' movies delayed to 2023, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — It will be another year before a new “Mission: Impossible” movie hits theaters. Paramount Pictures and Skydance announced Friday that the release of “Mission: Impossible 7” will be pushed from Sept. 20 to July 14, 2023.
Dior reconstructs Paris in spectacular Fashion Week show

Dior reconstructs Paris in spectacular Fashion Week show

PARIS (AP) — Dior took over Paris’ iconic Place de la Concorde for a menswear show Friday whose theme was none other than the city of Paris itself.
Liberals tout rapid-housing program as MPs delve anew into probe of home prices

Liberals tout rapid-housing program as MPs delve anew into probe of home prices

OTTAWA — The federal government finished the week by touting the popularity of a program designed to quickly build or buy affordable housing for the nation's most vulnerable — one piece of a larger home-price puzzle.
Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for 'Baskets,' dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” died Friday. He was 68.