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5 Dead After City Bus Crashes Into Train In Ottawa

So scary! Officials have learned that a Via Rail train collided with an Ottawa Carlton Transit bus on September 18, and has resulted in at least five deaths.

At least a dozen injuries have been reported after a train crashed into a double-decker Oc Transpo bus at 8:48 a.m. Et on the southwest end of Ottawa, near the intersection of Woodroffe Ave. and Fallowfield Rd.

Ottawa Train Crashes Into Bus, Killing At Least 5

The Oc Transpo bus driver and four passengers are dead, Ottawa police confirmed according to the Ottawa Citizen.

One passenger, Robert Kurtenbach was riding on the upper level of the bus on his way to work, when he saw the bus. “The bus didn’t appear to slow down,” he told the Citizen.

“My thoughts are with the victims of this accident,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said, according to CNN. “Please pray for those affected and for
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Nominees for the 2010 Gémeaux Awards

Yesterday, the Quebecker section of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television revealed its full list of nominees at the 2010 Gémeaux Awards, the Quebecker equivalent of the Emmy Awards. Moreover, the award ceremony will be held in September. The following is a list of nominees mostly related to the entertainment sector of Quebecker television.

Best dramatic series:

* Aveux.

* C.A.

* Le Gentleman.

* Mirador.

* Musée Eden.

Best game show:

* Bluff.

* L'union fait la force.

* Le cercle

* Le moment de vérité.

* Tous pour un.

Best reality show:

* En route vers mon premier gala.

* Loft Story 6 - La revanche.

* Ma maison Rona.

* Rock n’Road II.

* VJ recherché.

Best comedy series:

* La galère.

* Les hauts et les bas de Sophie Paquin.

* Les Parent.

* Rock et Rolland.

* Taxi 0-22.

Best soap opera:

* Destinées

* L'auberge du chien noir

* Providence

* Yamaska

Best humour show:

* 3600 secondes d'extase

* Comicographie

* Et Dieu créa... Laflaque

* Infoman

* Les appendices

Best direction in a dramatic series:

* Aveux.
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[News] Trailer of Upcoming Film 'Lance et compte'

After Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, Quebeckers will see another cinematographic adaptation of a homegrown hit TV series. In fact, Lance et compte's trailer is already online and the film will hit Quebec's theatres on November 26, 2010.

The film talks about the National, a professional hockey team hailing from Quebec City. After an exhibition game in a small town, the players of the National must go back to Quebec City on the team's bus. However, because of an accident, half of the players in the team are dead. Besides, the team's general manager has to rebuild the National.

As always, Réjean Tremblay will pen the film's story and will be the producer alongside Caroline Héroux. Speaking about the director, it will be Frédéric D'Amours.

The film will star Marc Messier, Marina Orsini, Carl Marotte, Jason Roy-Léveillée, Denis Bouchard, Raymond Bouchard, Yvan Ponton, Hélène Florent, Pat Kiely, Elias Scoufaras and James A. Woods.
See full article at The Cultural Post »

Winners at the 25th Artis Gala

Yesterday, the 25th Artis Gala took place. For those who don't know, this is some sort of people choice award that regards only Quebec's TV industry. So, without further ado, let's have a look at what Quebeckers, who took the time to vote, had to say.

Best News Anchor - Sophie Thibault (Tva Nouvelles).

Best Host of a Public Affair Show - Jean-Luc Mongrain (Mongrain).

Best Host of a Morning Show - Gino Chouinard (Salut, bonjour!).

Best Host of a Variety or Entertainment Show - Éric Salvail (Dieu Merci!).

Best Host of a Cultural Magazine or Talk-Show - Guy A. Lepage (Tout le monde en parle).

Best Artist in a Humoristic Show - Louis-José Houde (Ici Louis-José Houde).

Best Host of a Game Show - Patrice L'Écuyer (Des squelettes dans le placard, Le moment de vérité et L'union fait la force).

Best Host of a Sport Show - Marie-Claude Savard
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Grande ourse: La clé des possibles (The Master Key)

Since genre films are almost absent from the Canadian big screen, the creators of Grande ourse: La clé des possibles deserve to be lauded. In fact, this film is technically well directed as much as its Asian or American counterparts. However, the appreciation of this film shouldn't be done at any price since the script is its weakest link. After all, is it that easy to adapt a TV series in less than two hours?

For those who don't live in Quebec (a predominantly French-speaking Canadian province), this film is a spin-off of a hit TV series I saw in High school. After the abduction of Émile Biron (Normand Daneau), his best friend, by an old witch (Monique Mercure), former journalist Louis-Bernard Lapointe (Marc Messier) learns from Charles Foucault (Frédéric Gilles), an academic, that he has to go in a parallel universe. Once in this universe, Lapointe must find
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