18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman told CP24 television there are multiple fatalities and a number are injured from the bus but no injuries on the train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Terry Pedwell) Officials respond to the scene where a city bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman told CP24 television there are multiple fatalities and a number are injured from the bus with no injuries on the train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Terry Pedwell) Officials investigate at the scene of a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa’s west end Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The collision at a level crossing took place at the peak of the morning commute. Passengers on the bus say they screamed at the driver to stop just before the crash, and witnesses on the ground said the bus plowed directly into the side of the passing, four-car train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) Emergency personnel look over the crash scene following a collision between a Via Rail train and a city bus at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman said there are multiple fatalities and a number of people injured from the bus. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) A police officer checks the scene following a Via Rail train and city bus collision in Ottawa’s west end Wednesday, Sept.
TORONTO Canada’s search for its own version of One Direction and The Fifth Harmony has begun. our editor recommends Former OWN COO John MacDonald Joins Canada’s Corus Entertainment YTV’s The Next Star, a music talent competition series to find a Canadian singing superstar 15 years of age and under, on Sunday evening unveiled a spinoff series to scour the country for a made-for-TV super group. The news came as 15-year-old Alicia Moffet from Saint-Lazare, Quebec was crowned YTVs The Next Star for season six. PHOTOS:THR Emmy Roundtable: Behind-the-Scenes With Reality TV’s Top Stars The Next Star: SuperGroup, to be hosted by Camp Rock’s Jordan Francis, will see star mentors work with young Canadian talent to put together the next popular five-piece boy band or girl band. The series from The Next Star creator Tricon Films & Television will see performance coaches like The X Factor’s Damon Sharpe and actress and recording artist Cory Lee put the teenage groups through a boot-camp to hone their voices, hairstyles and synchronized dance moves. The spinoff series will follow the same format as The Next Star, as 30 finalists travel to Toronto and compete in groups of five. Eventually two groups will go head to head in the live finale in Toronto, with TV viewers to vote on who wins the grand prize and the title of The Next Star: SuperGroup. PHOTOS:The Kardashian Family’s Summer of Bummers And, as with The Next Star, the spinoff series will be Canadian in discovering and nurturing young talent, as young TV viewers are encouraged to faint with excitement over their favorite boy or girl bands. “We’ll be trying to solicit votes and try to get people to like them (contestants). But it’s done with a lot of fun. Just like all of our reality shows, we do it with a positive mindset,” Jocelyn Hamilton, vp of programming and original production at YTV-parent Corus Kids, insisted. “Yes, there’s a winner of the show, but all of them have learnt something and grown with this experience,” Marc Kell Whitehead, general manager of production at indie producer and distributor Tricon, added about The Next Star format. The Next Star is a summer series for YTV, while the spinoff series, to debut in spring 2014, aims to keep the brand in front of TV viewers for more of the year.
at the 2012 Olympics, scored eight points off the bench in Sunday’s FIBA Americas opener against Jamaica. Canada opened strong, outscoring the Jamaicans 21-7 in the first quarter. Jamaica came back in the second quarter by finding success in the paint, cutting the lead to 33-25 at halftime. Canada took control of the game with a dominant third quarter, outscoring Jamaica 21-4 for a 51-29 lead. The Canadians continued to control the game over the final 10 minutes to secure the win. I think the most impressive stat after the game was 22 assists on 27 field goals, Canada coach Lisa Thomaidis said. If anything, I think this team can be a little bit too unselfish. Theyre willing to make that extra pass for a better shot. We got a lot of open looks. In the first half some of them didnt fall for us, but by the second we were able to make good on a lot of perimeter shots. Tamara Tatham had five rebounds and nine points for Canada, while Natalie Achonwa, Lizanne Murphy and Kendel Ross each had eight points off the bench. Player-coach Simone Edwards led Jamaica with 12 points. Canada faces Chile on Monday. The team needs to finish in the top three to qualify for the 2014 FIBA world championship.