July 24, 2014
July 22, 2014
A conversation with Patricia Pearson
July 21, 2014
Standard Interviews: Les Murray, president of Toronto’s Festival of Beer
July 17, 2014
Do Make Say Think (July 18-20)
How a Toronto company is helping the world’s creatives showcase their work
July 15, 2014
Five Toronto Designers You Should Know by Now
Morning Cable - May 2, 2012
Toronto Zoo's elephant move is hanging in mid-air, Conrad Black is allowed back in Canada, and the Genies and the Geminis will be broadcast together. Your Morning Cable

Toronto Zoo’s Elephant Move is Hanging in Mid-air

The Toronto Zoo’s elephants may not be on the move after all. Members of the elephant sanctuary in California and Toronto Council, the body that okayed the move, will meet with the CEO of the Toronto Zoo on Thursday to examine the medical records of the elephants in either hands. 

Animal activist and Happy Gilmore star Bob Barker offered to fund the $880, 000 plane ride flight for the elephants to the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) facility in California, but is publically reconsidering his move this week as a result of persistent rumours, on both sides, about the insufficient care of these pachyderms. 

Throughout the negotiating process, PAWS has allegedly refused to provide medical informaton for their facility, but Councillor Michelle Berardinetti, who spearheaded the Operation Dumbo Drop, told 680 News that the zoo has indeed received the required documentation from the sanctuary. Hopefully, this will help silence the rumours percolating online and in person about the standards of care at either facility, and the city’s three elephants will find a permanent home. 

Conrad Black is Allowed Back in Canada

Image: Flickr

Media baron and convicted felon, Conrad Black, will be allowed back in Canada once released from U.S. prison on Friday. However, Black may have to wait years to regain his Canadian citizenship, which he legally renounced years ago.

Black, who was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007, has spent more than three years in low-security, U.S. prisons. A past recipient of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour, immigration officials have guaranteed Black a one-year, temporary permit, allowing him back into Canuck borders. 

The permit is only good until 2013, but in order to obtain it, Black would have needed to have been deemed a low-risk reoffender, and a non-threat to Canadians. 

Genies and the Geminis Will Be Broadcast Together

The two Canadian awards shows that honour film and television, the Genies and the Geminis, will be combined into one superbroadcast (of Canuck proportions, of course) starting next year, in an announcement made late on Tuesday.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television has decided to combine the two telecasts and awards organizations in an effort to boost interest from both the industry and the public. The Genie Awards struck controversy earlier this year, not for their content, but for co-host, and Canadian comedy legend, Andrea Martin’s last-minute (literally) withdrawl from her co-hosting gig due to “rescheduled work commitments.” Ouch. Well, what better way is there to increase the visibility of the award show(s) than to combine them together in a Golden Globes-esque fashion?

Joanna Adams writes for Toronto Standard. Follow her on Twitter at‏ @nowstarringTO.

For more, follow us on Twitter at @TorontoStandard and subscribe to our newsletter.

By Igor Bonifacic
July 17th, 2014
Editors Pick How a Toronto company is helping the world's creatives showcase their work
Read More
By Claudia McNeilly
June 24th, 2014
Editors Pick This is What Happens When You Buy Fake Gucci Online
Read More
By Christian Borys
June 26th, 2014
Editors Pick Dispatches from the Valley: Julien Smith, CEO of Breather
Read More
By Igor Bonifacic
July 9th, 2014
Editors Pick Standard Interviews: Tom Paterson of Junction Craft Brewing
Read More
  • No article found.
  • By Amanda Lee
    July 22nd, 2014
    Books A conversation with Patricia Pearson
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    July 21st, 2014
    Editors Pick Standard Interviews: Les Murray, president of Toronto's Festival of Beer
    Read More
    By Lauren Pincente
    July 17th, 2014
    Editors Pick Do Make Say Think (July 18-20)
    Read More
    By Igor Bonifacic
    July 17th, 2014
    Editors Pick How a Toronto company is helping the world's creatives showcase their work
    Read More


    Society Snaps: Eric S. Margolis Foundation Launch

    Kristin Davis moved Toronto's philanthroists to tears ... then sent them all home with a baby elephant - Read More