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X Company: the secret agents

February 10, 2015

If you appreciate wartime dramas like The Imitation Game, you may enjoy a new CBC TV series which premieres Feb. 18 at 9 p.m. X Company tells the daring stories of five Allied covert intelligence officers during the Second World War. While these characters are fictional, their dangerous missions are inspired by the real-life spy […]

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From the Beach to Hollywood

Actor Inga Cadranel is following in the footsteps of the many talented Canadian performers who have headed to sunny California. The Beach actress has been ‘promoted’ from playing a police detective on Orphan Black to a police chief on the new series Backstrom which debuts January 22. With the Academy Award nominations coming out this […]

Beauty and the Beach: a true love story

After a year of scandals, this is a good time for a tale of true romance in the Beach. Acclaimed director Norman Jewison grew up above his parents’ dry goods store on Queen Street East at Kippendavie. In his autobiography, This Terrible Business Has Been Good To Me, Jewison recalls how he met his future […]

Captain Arthur Roy Brown on film

In a recent column (Who really killed the Red Baron?) Gene Domagala wrote about Captain Arthur Roy Brown who lived on Wrenson Road in the 1920s. In 1918 the Royal Air Force officially credited the Canadian pilot with downing Manfred von Richthofen, the famous German flying ace of the First World War. Many of us […]


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