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Sep 14, 2011

Polish drama “In Darkness” sheds light on Holocaust

TORONTO (Reuters) – With her new drama “In Darkness” Agnieszka Holland has returned to her native Poland to produce a haunting portrait of the Holocaust that could net the veteran director another Oscar nod.

The film, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, tells the true story of a group of Jews that hid for 14 months in the sewers beneath the then-Polish city of Lvov during World War II.

Sep 10, 2011
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“Ides of March” stars play politics, or not, at TIFF

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George Clooney and Ryan Gosling at TIFF

Politics may make for good films, but don’t expect the stars of “The Ides of March” to run for office any time soon.

George Clooney, who directs and stars as governor Mike Morris in the political drama, has already said he isn’t interested in a real-life political career.

Sep 10, 2011
Sep 9, 2011
Sep 9, 2011

For sale: rich but risky Alaska gold venture

TORONTO, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Alaska’s Pebble deposit, one of
the world’s largest known gold and copper resources, presents
big problems for Northern Dynasty (NDM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the junior Canadian
miner that wants to sell its 50 percent stake.

It’s too big for all but the largest buyers, and political
and environmental concerns could derail the multi-billion
dollar project before it even gets under way.

Sep 2, 2011

China-focused Silvercorp denies fraud allegations

TORONTO, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Silvercorp Metals (SVM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) on
Friday became the latest China-focused resource company listed
in North America to get caught up in fraud allegations
reminiscent of those that have upended Sino-Forest (TRE.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz).

Toronto-listed Silvercorp said it had obtained an anonymous
letter alleging a $1.3 billion fraud at the company, which
operates silver mines across China.

Aug 31, 2011

Dealtalk: Northgate bid a risky step in AuRico makeover

TORONTO (Reuters) – AuRico Gold (AUQ.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is having a difficult time escaping the image of being a miner more prone to delivering disappointment than gold bars.

The Mexico-focused, Toronto-based company announced a C$1.46 billion ($1.5 billion) takeover offer for Northgate Minerals (NGX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) this week, a deal that would double its production and expand its geographic footprint. Its stock price promptly dived.

Aug 31, 2011

Northgate bid a risky step in AuRico makeover

TORONTO, Aug 31 (Reuters) – AuRico Gold (AUQ.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) is having
a difficult time escaping the image of being a miner more prone
to delivering disappointment than gold bars.

The Mexico-focused, Toronto-based company announced a
C$1.46 billion ($1.5 billion) takeover offer for Northgate
Minerals (NGX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) this week, a deal that would double its
production and expand its geographic footprint. Its stock price
promptly dived.

Aug 29, 2011

AuRico Gold to buy Northgate in C$1.46 billion deal

TORONTO (Reuters) – Mexico-focused miner AuRico Gold (AUQ.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) has offered to buy Northgate Minerals (NGX.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) for C$1.46 billion ($1.5 billion) in a friendly deal that would nearly double its output and expand its geographic reach as gold prices soar.

The takeover offer, a 62 percent premium to Northgate’s closing share price on Friday, is the latest in a string of deals involving Canadian gold miners as prices for the metal climb faster than many of the most bullish analysts had forecast.

Aug 26, 2011

Cameco plans C$520 million hostile bid for Hathor

TORONTO/BANGALORE (Reuters) – Uranium producer Cameco (CCO.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) plans a C$520 million ($526 million) hostile takeover bid for Hathor Exploration (HAT.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) after talks aimed at a friendly deal with the junior uranium explorer failed.

Canada’s largest uranium producer said on Friday it would offer C$3.75 a share for Hathor, a 40 percent premium on its Thursday close of C$2.67.

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      "I currently cover mining and minerals out of the Toronto bureau, where I focus on uranium, silver, platinum, lithium and REEs. Prior to moving to the mining sector, I worked as an online editor and video producer for Reuters.com. I started at Reuters as a TV intern in Chile and before that, I freelanced in Eastern Europe and spent eight months living in the Galapagos Islands."
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