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Montreal's Hotels For The Homeless

CP | Posted 08.05.2011 | Home

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- ST-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. -- Quebec's once-in-a-century floods that have forced hundreds from their homes are transforming som...

Body of Israeli citizen, 29, found in suitcase in Canada

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Canada police on Saturday found the body of an Israeli man, 29, inside a suitcase in Montreal after a passerby noticed a foot sticking out of the case...

Iowa kosher slaughterhouse to hire local workers

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The new owner of a northeast Iowa kosher slaughterhouse said Tuesday he will hire local residents and use a federal verification system to ensure his employees are in the U.S. legally.

Hershey Friedman bought the Postville plant that was once the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse in July, more than a year after a massive immigration raid. The plant had been owned by Agriprocessors, Inc., which filed for bankruptcy months after the raid.

The first of two trials for the plant's former top manager began Tuesday.

In one of his first interviews since buying the company, Friedman told The Associated Press he'll use the government's E-Verify system for new hires and will pay new workers from Postville and the surrounding area more than minimum wage. Agriprocessors, where 389 illegal immigrants were arrested by federal agents, didn't use E-Verify.

"You have to do your best to get the local community first," said Friedman, who was born and raised in Montreal. If the plant can't find a local work force, "Then I'll have to worry about it afterward."

U2's Summer 2010 Tour To Rock Spartan Stadium

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

U2 is coming to rock Spartan Stadium. The acclaimed Irish rock group announced Sunday that its summer 2010 tour will take it to the Michigan St...

NHL Stays Put But Canadian Hockey Migrates South

GlobalPost | Sandro Contenta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Sandro Contenta TORONTO, Canada -- When acclaimed novelist Mordecai Richler was alive, he could often be found in the middle of the afternoon si...

DINING: No bull! This Montreal man will change your notion of pastrami forever

Brooklyn Paper | Brooklyn Paper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Noah Bernamoff is taking Brooklyn’s national dish to a new level. ...

Leonardo fingerprint reveals $150 million artwork

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TORONTO — Mona Lisa has something new to smile about.

A portrait of a young woman thought to be created by a 19th century German artist and sold two years ago for about $19,000 is now being attributed by art experts to Leonardo da Vinci and valued at more than $150 million.

The unsigned chalk, ink and pencil drawing, known as "La Bella Principessa," was matched to Leonardo via a technique more suited to a crime lab than an art studio – a fingerprint and palm print found on the 13 1/2-inch-by-10-inch work.

Peter Paul Biro, a Montreal-based forensic art expert, said the print of an index or middle finger matched a fingerprint found on Leonardo's "St. Jerome" in the Vatican.

Technical, stylistic and material composition evidence – including carbon dating – had art experts believing as early as last year that they had found another work by the creator of the "Mona Lisa."

Canadian central bank rebukes banks

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TORONTO — The head of Canada's central bank said Monday the global financial industry is in danger of becoming arrogant by resisting regulatory change and handing out bonuses that wouldn't be there if governments hadn't intervened during the financial crisis.

Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney warned bankers not to underestimate the determination of G20 countries to enforce new rules on executive pay and bank capitalization.

Carney said large financial institutions benefited disproportionately from government intervention. He said the response has profoundly shifted risk from the private to the public sector.

Carney, a former Goldman Sachs executive, said all G-20 countries agree that bonuses should be tied to long-term performance. He said banks would be well advised to make sure they have the sufficient capital rather than pay themselves handsome bonuses.

"Relief is in danger of giving way to hubris," Carney said in a speech hosted by Quebec's securities regulator in Montreal.

Canada: 20 Years After Montreal Massacre, Ottawa Debates Gun Control

New York Times | IAN AUSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OTTAWA -- Like public health care, Canada's tight gun-control laws help distinguish the country from its powerful neighbor to the south. But as Canadi...

Miller sharp, Sabres beat Maple Leafs 3-2

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ryan Miller made 23 saves to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in exhibition play Wednesday night.

Jason Pominville, Jochen Hecht and Cody McCormick scored for Buffalo (3-0-1), which played its second and final home game of the preseason.

Jiri Tlusty scored on a penalty shot and John Mitchell added a goal for Toronto (4-2-0). Joey MacDonald made 28 saves.

Monolith 2009, Day One: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Girl Talk, Of Montreal, the Walkmen and more

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Is this thing on? We're live from Red Rocks for Day One of Year Three of Monolith, the indie-hipster-Urban-Outfitted-neon-fest that mark...

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Guardian, Tori Amos, Conor Oberst, Tyrone Wells, Denison Witmer, Country Joe McDonald, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Comic-Con, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Sling Blade, Jonathan Groff, Rosa Agostino, Eric Rosse, Porno for Pyros, Matt Hires, John Mayer, Arcade Fire, Vienna Film Festival, Eugene Levy, One Tree Hill, Silver Mt. Zion, Martyn Lenoble, Screaming Trees, Sufjan Stevens, Gossip Girl, Queens of the Stone Age, Guy Picciotto, Elvis Costello, Mike Patton, Cowboy Junkies, Jem Cohen, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Battlestar Galactica, Modest Mouse, Rick Rubin, Dmetri Martin, Beth Ditto, Robert Moses, Brace Paine, P-Vine Records, Entertainment Weekly, Ry Cooder, Laurel Canyon, Marc Broussard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gossip, Supernatural, Vic Chestnutt, Townes Van Zandt, Emile Hirsch, Elephant Six, Robert Francis, Constellation Records, Farscape, Speed Racer, Michael Stipe, O.a.R., Danny Elfman, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Elf Power, Myspace, Melanie, Richard Warren, Imelda Staunton, Steve Earle, Grateful Dead, The BQE, Stephen Halker, Jane's Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, World's Fair, Paolo Nutini, Rosie Thomas, Osso Quartet, Janis Joplin, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Hannah Billie, Woodstock, Bill Frisell, The Hives, Mark Lanegan, Chinese Zodiac, Love, Richard Hawley, Empires of Tin, Spunk Records, Danielson Famile, Crosby Stills & Nash, Elliot Tiber, My Brightest Diamond, Npr, Liev Schrieber, Canned Heat, Iron Man II, Rough Trade Records, Howard Bilerman, Jason Pierce, Dennis Herring, The Doors, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Red Ghost, Richie Havens, Itunes, The Band, R.E.M., Taking Woodstock, The Observer, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Mutemath, Fugazi, Lambchop, Sparklehorse, Spiritualized, Viewmaster, 92ytribecca, Japan, Athens-Georgia, Detroit-Michigan, Louisiana, Tampa-Florida, Seattle-Washington, Montreal-Canada, Canada, New York-New York, Los Angeles-California, Salt Lake City-Utah, United Kingdom, Australia, New Orleans-Louisiana, Oxford-Mississippi, San Francisco-California, Chicago-Illinois, Portland-Oregon, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

Montreal Inaugurates Continent's Most Ambitious Bike-Sharing Program | Ian Austen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Bixi is nothing if not ambitious. The service is debuting with 3,000 of the specially designed bicycles distributed among 300 closely-spaced stations ...

Natasha Richardson Taken Off Life Support, Says Source Green | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Members of Natasha Richardson's family gathered at a New York hospital where the Tony-winning actress was reportedly taken with a serious head injur...

Ski Accident Leaves Natasha Richardson Brain Dead? Green | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Members of Actress Natasha Richardson's family were seen gathering at a New York hospital believed to be treating the Tony-winning actress for a rep...

Natasha Richardson hurt in skiing accident Green | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Actress Natasha Richardson, critically injured in a skiing accident, was on a flight to the United States, Britain's Press Association news agency sai...