After 18 months, employees and Halifax Chronicle Herald reach deal

The union representing the employees of the paper and the Halifax Chronicle Herald have reached after the authorities intervened in the labour dispute that was bitter.Unionized reporters, photographers, editors and support staff walked off the job on Jan. 23, 2016, after bargaining over the paper's union contract broke down because of issues involving wage and jobs reductions and increased operating hours. The company said the changes were needed to deal with challenges. Read more [...]

Actor Harvey Atkin had a gift for Humor

Together with his bright-yellow bucket hat, chunky glasses and Groucho Marx moustache, Harvey Atkin's Morty Melnick, the hapless manager of crummy Camp North Star, was the perfect foil for Bill Murray's character in Meatballs.Morty was the officious nebbish who composed the camp principles that Mr. Murray's freewheeling mind counsellor, Tripper Harrison, blithely tore up. A sleeper, as he was the butt of Tripper practical jokes and such got the last laughs of the movie. Read more [...]

Owen King looks back on one of the most unconventional Books of his father

Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes isn't a conventional horror novel. No ghosts, no vampires. The protagonist of the book is a police detective. Hodges is a denizen of a town that feels something like Detroit. He is haunted by an unsolved case, the mass murder of eight people, run down by a stolen Mercedes out of a job fair in the wee hours of a cold April morning, and once we meet him, he is watching a Jerry Springer-esque talk show and giving serious contemplation to shooting Read more [...]

Dukes of Hazzard star Tom Wopat faces drug charges, assault

The actor who played Luke Duke from the 1980s television series "The Dukes of Hazzard" is facing indecent assault and battery and drug charges in Massachusetts.The office of the Middlesex district attorney says 65-year-old Tom Wopat is scheduled to be arraigned in Waltham District Court.Waltham police said they couldn't immediately release details. An attorney was not listed for him.Wopat was scheduled to appear in Greater Boston, which is based in Waltham's Reagle Read more [...]

HBO says Information hacked, Game of Thrones targeted

U.S. cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen forthcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft contained a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show "Game of Thrones."A unit of Time-Warner Inc, HBO, declined to comment on the programming. "As most of you have likely heard by now, there's been a cyber event directed at the firm that has led to some stolen proprietary information, including a number of our programming," Read more [...]