Canada 'happy memories' for royal couple

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have praised Canada for leaving their family with “happy memories” as their tour of Canada came to an end.Prince William said they felt “very lucky” to have introduced Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the Commonwealth country.The royal children stole the limelight during a trip to an outdoor fun day as part of the eight-day engagement.The visit was their first official overseas trip as a family of four.

Prince William said he and Kate were “incredibly grateful” to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they had experienced as …
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The Duchess of Cambridge relies on high street stalwarts Zara and H&M on her final day in Canada

So far on the Royal Tour of Canada the Duchess of Cambridge has upped the ante with her wardrobe – think a killer £2,000 Dolce & Gabbana dress and being the first mum in history to wear cream to a children’s tea party. But today, for the final day of events, Kate proved she can make just as much of a sartorial statement wearing high street.
For her visit to Cridge Centre, an agency that offers shelter, care and hope for children, women, families and the elderly, the ever-appropriate Duchess wore a jeans and jacket from Zara and a top from …
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Gorgeous Prince George steals the show as Kate, Wills and the children wave a fond farewell to Canada after an action-packed eight-day Royal visit 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge bade farewell to Canada alongside Prince George and Princess CharlotteThe family, who have undertaken a successful eight-day tour of the country, took a float plane out of the cityGreeting dignitaries and walking past a guard of honour, Charlotte insisted on toddling to the plane herselfFamily’s last overseas tour as the Prince and Princess unlikely to accompany their parents for several yearsWilliam said: ‘This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit’By

Rebecca English Royal Correspondent In Victoria, Canada, …
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Prince William thanks Canada for the family memories at end of royal tour

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press on October 1, 2016.
The Duchess of Cambridge help to hoist the sails on a tallship, in Victoria on Saturday, October 1, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan HaywardVICTORIA – The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expressed their gratitude Saturday for the welcome they received as they wrapped up their tour of B.C. and Yukon by bringing attention to social and mental health programs.
Prince William and Kate said the trip was memorable because they brought Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, who is 16 months, with them for the children’s first visit to Canada.
“We feel very lucky to …
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Cambridges go fishing in Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge went fishing for salmon in waters that residents say are threatened by a liquid natural gas project, during the penultimate day of their Canadian tour.The royal couple joined a group of teenagers on a fishing boat trip in the waters of the Haida Gwaii archipelago off the British Columbia coast.They had earlier paddled into the heart of wilderness community in a canoe.Haida Gwaii means “islands of the people”.Archaeological evidence suggests the area has been inhabited for at least 10,000 years.The royal couple travelled to the area in a 25ft canoe for about 20 minutes before docking at a pebble beach close to a heritage centre on Graham Island, one of 150 islands in the chain.Meanwhile, residents staged a silent protest against a multi-billion pound liquid natural gas (LNG) pipeline and export terminal they say will have a detrimental effect on the …
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Rogers announces magazine overhaul, will stop printing Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business

TORONTO — Rogers Media has announced a major overhaul of its magazines — with Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business becoming online-only publications — as print advertising revenues dwindle and the number of subscribers declines.
“What we’ve seen is over the past five years a gradual dwindling of the subscriber business across most of our titles,” Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing at Rogers Media, said in an interview.
“There are certainly exceptions. But the bigger issue is our ability to monetize those audiences through advertising. The magazine business held up relative to the newspaper business quite well for a long time, but in recent years what we’ve found is the advertising dedicated to Canadian magazines has started to drop off quite rapidly.”
Print advertising revenue plunged more than 30 per cent this year compared to last, Maich said.
Other changes include Maclean’s, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent …

Canada's Rogers to cut back on print magazines, sell titles

(Adds titles for sale, company statement, media analyst
comment, background, byline)By Alastair Sharp Rogers Communications Inc
will stop printing four of its biggest magazines next
year and sell all its French-language and trade publications as
more readers and advertisers move online, the Canadian company’s
media arm said on Friday.Rogers, one of the country’s biggest magazine publishers,
said Canadian Business, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Flare will
have digital-only versions starting next year. It will also
print Maclean’s, Châtelaine and Today’s Parent less frequently.Rogers’ French-language titles are Châtelaine, L’actualité
and Loulou. Its trade publications include Canadian Insurance
Top Broker, Advisor’s Edge and Benefits Canada.Rogers, which also owns television and radio stations, has
committed C$35 million ($26.7 million) to create and promote
digital content, it said in a statement.

“We are going where our audiences are,” Rogers Media
President Rick Brace said in the statement.The company declined to …

Rogers will stop printing 4 publications: Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business

TORONTO – Rogers Communications announced Friday an overhaul of its magazines that will see Flare, Sportsnet, MoneySense and Canadian Business disappear from store shelves and move to online only.In addition, magazines including Maclean’s, Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will reduce the number of print editions that they publish.Maclean’s will go from weekly to monthly issues, while Chatelaine and Today’s Parent will now be published six times a year.The changes will take effect in January. Story continues below

READ MORE: Rogers Media to cut 200 jobs, or 4% of workforceRogers said the decision is in response to declining print revenue, adding that advertisers are moving increasingly to digital platforms.“It’s been clear for some time now that Canadians are moving from print to digital, and our job is to keep pace with the changes our audiences are demanding,” Steve Maich, senior vice-president of digital content and publishing …

Lawrence Solomon: The (mostly) good news about Trump for Canadian conservatives

We heard a lot about Donald Trump’s bombast but little about where he promises to take the U.S. and less about what that would mean for Canada. Now that a Trump presidency is thinkable — according to some polls, he’s leading — here’s the (mostly) bad news for left-leaning Canadians and the (mostly) good news for Canadian conservatives.
Trump is an unabashed climate skeptic, calling global warming a hoax, vowing to rip up the Paris climate agreement and, like other Republicans, to defund the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change along with domestic global warming programs.

Once …
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge take to the water as they travel by war canoe on tour of Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paddled a 25ft Haida war canoe to a remote archipelago off the west coast of Canada today – to be greeted with a lunch of mushy peas.
The Royal couple joined ten rowers to make the 25-minute journey to the beat of a pacer’s drum.
They visited Haida Gwaii, formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands, in British Columbia on the penultimate day of their eight-day tour of Canada.

The Duke and Duchess paddled to a remote archipelago off Canada’s west coast


Their fibreglass canoe was a replica of the traditional red cedar vessels …
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