is it really a surprise that a kale smoothie is low on energy?

If your lockdown fitness regime has been anything like mine, it will have started on a high note with daily Joe Wicks sessions, progressed to brief consideration of a Pilates Zoom session, and currently be at the stage of walking to the fridge and back. According to The Truth About Getting Fit at Home (BBC … Read more

painstaking realism, but paperwork just isn’t that dramatic

We went into the final part of The Pembrokeshire Murders (ITV) knowing who did it, knowing that he was in custody, and feeling pretty certain of what the trial outcome would be. So what was left? This final stretch tried to ramp up the tension with an interrogation scene and a race against time to … Read more

Air Canada reduces first-quarter capacity by 25 per cent, cuts 1,700 jobs

MONTREAL — Air Canada says it will cut 1,700 jobs as it scales down operations in response to a new wave of lockdown restrictions. The 25 per cent reduction in service for the first quarter of 2021 will also affect 200 employees at Air Canada’s Express carriers, the company said Wednesday morning. “We regret the … Read more

The Latest: Group of House Republicans Wants Trump Censured | Political News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): A group of moderate House Republicans has introduced a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for his role in last week’s attack at the Capitol and for “attempting to unlawfully overturn … Read more

The Pembrokeshire Murders, ep 1 review: A solid drama, where even the accents hit the bullseye

The first episode of The Pembrokeshire Murders (ITV) was proceeding as police procedurals tend to do. Creepy serial killer, hard-working detective with personal problems, capable young sidekick, Jim Bowen in Bullseye – hang on,  Jim Bowen? In Bullseye? If you remember the details of the case, that image probably made sense. For everyone else, it was … Read more

A compelling case but an uneasy watch

Jiah Khan was a beautiful Bollywood actress whose star burned briefly before she was found dead at her home, aged 25. The police quickly declared it a suicide, but Jiah’s family suspect foul play. The first episode of Death in Bollywood (BBC Two), a three-part investigation, presented the family’s case. It wasn’t clear if the … Read more

Pfizer could withdraw vaccine supply from Quebec if two-dose schedule not followed: Legault

MONTREAL — Quebec’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines could take a hit if the province continues to follow a schedule that isn’t recommended by its maker, provincial leaders suggested Monday. On Monday, Premier Francois Legault said Ottawa is talking to the provincial government around how closely it will need to comply with the two-dose schedule laid … Read more

Montreal police hand out nearly 200 tickets for illegal outings in the first weekend under curfew

MONTREAL — Over the first weekend under curfew, police officers across Quebec handed out thousands of dollars in fines to people caught out after 8 p.m. In Montreal, the police department said they delivered 185 tickets for at least $1,000 each. Those tickets were split up evenly over the two nights, even as anti-curfew protesters … Read more

Revival of hit show Sex and the City announced

Parker, who will also produce alongside Nixon, Davis and Michael Patrick King, posted a teaser trailer on Instagram Sunday. The short video is a montage of classic New York City shots, intercut with images of Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic computer screen, on which the phrases “And just like that…” and “The story continues…” are … Read more

Que. doctor’s death by suicide raises alarms over COVID-19 stress

MONTREAL — A Granby, Que. doctor’s death by suicide shocked Quebec’s medical community. Now, Karine Dion’s family is speaking out, saying stress from the COVID-19 pandemic led to her death. Dion was 35 at the time of her death and had been practicing medicine for a decade. “I lost my wife, my life,” said her … Read more

Quebec now officially under curfew for the next four weeks

MONTREAL — Quebec is now officially under a curfew. The extraordinary measure, the first of its kind in Canada, was first announced by Premier Francois Legault earlier this week. Citing the exploding number of COVID-19 cases in the province and the extreme stress its placing on the healthcare system, Legault said the curfew would extend … Read more

Quebec QAnon conspiracy theorist Alexis Cossette-Trudel banned from Twitter

MONTREAL — The Twitter account of conspiratorial influencer Alexis Cossette-Trudel was suspended on Friday, the same day that several conspiracy theorists from the QAnon movement were also banned from the social network. Several Twitter accounts linked to the QAnon movement promoted Wednesday’s demonstration on the US Capitol, a protest that turned into a deadly insurgency … Read more

A Discovery of Witches: season two episode 1 review

From Shakespeare in Love to Upstart Crow, Elizabethan England has long cast a spell over film and television. So when season two of Sky’s solidly silly supernatural romance A Discovery of Witches (Sky One) splashed down in the hey nonny nonny land of statement ruffs and Catholics hiding in attics, it was with an overpowering sense … Read more

Several protests across Quebec are planned for first night under curfew

Several gatherings are planned across Quebec on Saturday in protest of the province’s new 8 p.m. curfew. People are preparing to gather at 7:30 in several locations, including in Montreal, to hold a march extending into the night. In a statement posted to social media, the group responsible for planning the gatherings called for the … Read more

Quebec reports 2,588 new cases of COVID-19 and 45 more deaths

Quebec reported 2,588 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 45 deaths in the province on Friday, Of those deaths, 14 occurred in the last 24 hours, 27 between Jan. 1-6, three before Jan. 1, and one happened at an unknown date. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 8,606 have died. One previously reported death … Read more

Pooch Perfect, review: Throw me a bone – we’re now shampooing dogs on TV

Ok, I’m doing the contestants a disservice. They also trim and blow-dry dogs. And when tasked with zhushing up a Shih Tzu, they have the option of giving them a top knot with a cutesy bow.  The presence of the immensely likeable Sheridan Smith saves it from total disaster. She hosts the show with a dog … Read more

this sweary chef act has gone rotten

At the end of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back (Channel 4) came a preview of next week’s episode, in which the TV chef expressed horror at seeing a restaurant boss be abusive to his staff. Which was strange, because the programme I’d just watched featured Ramsay yelling himself puce and rounding off … Read more

Quebec issues province-wide curfew starting Saturday in effort to combat surging COVID-19 cases

MONTREAL — As of Saturday, Quebecers will be living under a curfew while the province struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. As expected, Premier Francois Legault announced a “shock therapy” of several new lockdown measures on Wednesday afternoon. Among the measures is a curfew that will require Quebecers to be in their homes by 8 … Read more

For Media Following Georgia, Nail-Biting and Lots of Numbers | Entertainment News

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For news organizations chronicling the vote count in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, Tuesday felt like a rerun from two months ago: nerves on edge, an avalanche of numbers and a lot of Steve Kornacki. The two Senate elections, with the U.S. Senate’s balance of … Read more

Quebec is mulling a province-wide coronavirus curfew, which would be a first in Canada

MONTREAL — The Quebec government is talking to public health authorities about whether it would be worthwhile to impose an overnight curfew as the local COVID-19 situation spirals out of control. Premier François Legault has a press conference scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday. If a decision is announced about a curfew, it would make Quebec … Read more

Overcapacity: London, Ont. hospital brings in mobile ‘body holding’ facility

MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. — Officials with the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) confirm additional capacity for holding bodies had to be brought in as a result of the pandemic. The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) unit at LHSC can hold up to 28 bodies, but officials say temporary alternative measures have been needed after the … Read more

price, app and how to watch Home Alone on your TV

What’s new on Disney Plus UK? The latest Disney+ premiere is Godmothered, an enchanted Christmas comedy starring Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers) and Jillian Bell (Brittany Runs a Marathon, Rough Night) which refreshes the idea of “Happily Ever After” for a new generation. During the festive season, Disney+ also released a phenomenal selection … Read more

A Great British Year and more

Camilla: Making of a Mistress Channel 5, 9.30pm Given an added topical piquancy by the ongoing controversy over Netflix’s The Crown, this documentary aims to set the record straight about the Duchess of Cornwall and how she went “from Britain’s most hated woman to loved royal”. Starting in 1989, when the Prince of Wales’s affair … Read more

an incredible story hampered by its attention-hogging filmmaker 

Every so often, an awful story will appear in the news, of a stowaway falling to their death from the wheel well of an aircraft. In 2015, the body of one such man, Carlito Vale, was discovered on the roof of an office building in west London. Incredibly, a second man survived the journey and … Read more

Quebec reports 2,546 new COVID-19 cases, as 69 more patients hospitalized

MONTREAL — Quebec public health officials are reporting 2,546 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 69 more hospitalizations. With the new cases, Quebec reported on Monday a total of 212,850 positive novel coronavirus tests since the start of the pandemic in March, though 181,205 have recovered thus far, including 1,749 in the … Read more

never mind the charmless killer, it’s 1970s Bangkok that most impresses

The problem with The Serpent (BBC One) is that it is a whodunit where we already know who did it. As this retelling of the true story of Seventies serial killer Charles Sobhraj meandered through the second of eight episodes, no attempt was made to conceal the French ex-pat’s criminality or to cloak him in … Read more

Bond girl and Charlie’s Angels star Tanya Roberts dies, aged 65

American actress Tanya Roberts – born Victorian Leigh Blum – died on January 3 at the age of 65 after collapsing while walking her dogs in Los Angeles. She was best known for playing Bond girl Stacey Sutton in 1985’s A View To Kill and Julie Rogers on ABC’s show Charlie’s Angels. The Hollywood actress made her film debut … Read more

Girl, 7, declared dead in Laval hospital; police investigating cause

LAVAL — An autopsy is underway as police investigate the cause of a seven-year-old’s death in Laval. Emergency services were called to a home in Chomedey at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday where they found the girl, who wasn’t breathing. “We tried some CPR but her death was confirmed at the hospital. An investigation is ongoing … Read more