first_imgCALGARY – The Calgary Zoo says the grey wolf has won a vote to be Canada’s Greatest Animal.The zoo says the grey wolf received over 3,000 of more than 11,000 online votes in a campaign launched in late March.The wolf beat out six other animals, including the beaver, which came second with 2,500 votes.Other contenders included the mountain goat, grizzly, bison, whooping crane and great grey owl.The zoo says the contest was meant to celebrate Canada’s diverse wildlife, while raising awareness about the need to protect it.Lindsey Galloway, the Calgary Zoo’s senior director, says since the campaign was launched on March 23, another 11 species have been added to Canada’s list of endangered species.last_img

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Twitter Facebook Among the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame presenters are Dr. Roberta Bondar (2011 CWOF Inductee), Chris Evert, Sharon Gless, Brad Goreski, Humble The Poet, Tatiana Maslany, Lanny McDonald, Kiefer Sutherland (2005 CWOF Inductee), Scott Thompson (2008 CWOF Inductee), Margaret Trudeau, and Nikki Yanofsky (2010 Inaugural Allan Slaight Honour Recipient). The special also includes performances from Nelly Furtado (2010 CWOF Inductee), Brett Kissel, and Ayaz V (2016 Grand Prize Winner, CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC).The 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame special brings the country’s most notable Canadians together, with show-stopping performances and heartfelt tributes, to honour individuals for their achievements in their respective fields, including: music, sports, film and television, literary, visual and performing arts, science, innovation, philanthropy, and social justice.Viewers can catch all the memorable moments from the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame broadcast the next day on GlobalTV.com and Global Go or catch the encore presentation on Saturday, December 24 at 7 p.m. ET. For more information about Canada’s Walk of Fame and the 2016 inductees, please visit www.canadaswalkoffame.com.SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:Twitter:@Global_TV @[email protected]@CWOFameFacebook:Global www.facebook.com/globaltelevisionCanada’s Walk of Fame https://www.facebook.com/CWOFame/Global Television is a Corus Entertainment Network.About Corus Entertainment Inc.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.About Canada’s Walk of FameEstablished in 1998, Canada’s Walk of Fame recognizes and celebrates Canadians who excel in their respective fields, fuelling our sense of Canadian pride and inspiring the next generation to follow in their footsteps. The foremost honour for cultural excellence in Canada, Canada’s Walk of Fame presents year-round events and programs to educate and foster pride among Canadians, support Canadian culture and provide a platform for emerging talent in Canada. Programs include a festival featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers, as well as emerging artists from across the country, the Peter Soumalias Unsung Hero Honour recognizing Canadians making a difference in their community, the Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, supported by RBC, and the nationally televised broadcast designated by the CRTC as a program of national interest. With 2016’s additions, 167 stars recognizing remarkable Canadians will have a permanent place of tribute on Canada’s Walk of Fame in the streets of Toronto’s Entertainment District. For a complete list of inductees along with more information on Canada’s Walk of Fame visit: www.canadaswalkoffame.com.Canada’s Walk of Fame became a national registered charity in 2012. Charitable Registration Number 889896924RR0001. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Global rolls out the red carpet in celebration of Canadian excellence with the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame broadcast special, airing on Monday, December 19 at 9 p.m. ET. The network’s annual tribute to extraordinary Canadians delivers viewers an exceptional night featuring electrifying performances and A-list presenters.“We are proud to honour this remarkable group of Canadians and share their achievements with Global’s broadcast of the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame,” said Maria Hale, Senior Vice President, Global Entertainment & Content Acquisition, Corus. “Having broadcast this special for 10 years, Global is committed to celebrating Canadian excellence with a star-studded event, and this year’s broadcast is no exception – with must-see performances, powerful storytelling, and non-stop entertainment.”Below are the 2016 Canada’s Walk of Fame Inductees:Jeanne Beker, Fashion Entrepreneur, Television Personality, JournalistCorey Hart, MusicianDeepa Mehta, FilmmakerJason Priestley, Actor, DirectorDarryl Sittler, Hockey Player, NHLAl Waxman, Actor, Director (Cineplex Legends Inductee)2016 Allan Slaight Honour Recipient: Brett Kissel, Country Music Artistlast_img read more

first_imgTodd LamirandeAPTN News Clarence Sumner drove over 2,300 kilometres, and spent the night across the street from 10 Wellington in Gatineau, Que, the country’s headquarters for Indigenous Affairs across the river from Ottawa to bring allegations of vote buying in his community.He wanted to meet Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan to see if anything can be done about the way elections are held in his community.“I want the leaders of this country to know I’m here,” he said.“I want them to know that the leaders of my community have a turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to try and be honest and do things fairly.”Sumner is appealing the 2017 election held on the Pinaymootang First Nation in Manitoba, where he alleges money is often exchanged for votes.“It’s a norm. it’s become a norm in my community to buy votes, mail in ballots preferably,” he said.Pinaymootang is located 240 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.He met with two bureaucrats from Crown Indigenous Relations, Yves Dennoncourt, acting director of Governance Operations Directorate, and Marc Boivin, director of research Policy and Legislative Initiatives.They told Sumner they would follow up on his complaint.Sumner also delivered a copy of his appeal to Indigenous Services.He travelled all the way to Ottawa because he believes it’s more productive to meet people in person.“I believe that the minister (O’Regan) can better exercise his judgement if he could read some of the appeal.”Sumner successfully appealed the 2011 election when then Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt threw out the results and banned chief Garnet Woodhouse and three councilors from running for six years.But Woodhouse declared himself innocent of vote buying and appealed Valcourt’s decision to Federal Court.He was successful in 2013.APTN News attempted to contact Woodhouse for comment but calls were not returned.“Rather than being upset and getting mad at my leaders and my community I decided to use that energy to good and physically bring myself here in my own vehicle,” said Sumner.Sumner said he will stick around southern Ontario until September 16th to try and meet the leaders of all the federal parties. On that date nominations for chief and council will begin for Pinaymootang’s next election.“I’m out here because I believe that honesty will prevail.”Sumner never did meet with O’[email protected]@toddlamirandelast_img read more