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Nov 3, 2010

TSX falls on golds, Fed and Potash in focus

TORONTO, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Toronto’s main stock index was
lower on Wednesday morning, with golds the main drag, but
activity was muted ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s monetary
policy decision later in the session.

Steadier U.S. economic data on Wednesday undercut prices
for safe-haven gold, pulling down Toronto-listed gold miners
such as Kinross Gold (K.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), off 1.3 percent at C$17.89, and
Agnico-Eagle (AEM.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) down 1.46 percent at C$76.85. Overall,
index’s the materials group was down 0.55 percent.

Oct 28, 2010

TSX ends flat as golds ‘save the day’

TORONTO, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Toronto’s main stock index
ended slightly lower on Thursday as strength in gold-mining
issues was not quite enough to offset broad weakness in other
index sectors and a drop in Potash Corp (POT.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) shares.

Eight of the index’s 10 main groups were lower, but a 1.3
percent rally in materials, home to gold-mining stocks,
balanced the losses, even a 3.8 percent decline by heavyweight
Potash Corp.

Oct 28, 2010

RioCan eyes acquisitions, higher rents in 2011

TORONTO, Oct 28 (Reuters) – RioCan Real Estate Investment
Trust (REI_u.TO: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Thursday it has earmarked C$600
million ($588 million) for acquisitions in the coming year and
expects rising competition for Canadian retail space will be
“good for a landlord” and translate into higher rents.

RioCan is estimating about C$150 million in acquisitions
next year in Canada and C$450 million in the United States.
That come on top of expectations it will complete around C$1
billion in acquisitions and investments in 2010 — twice what
it had forecast earlier in the year.

Oct 17, 2010

Prospect of profits rise doesn’t calm TSX nerves

TORONTO, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Rising profits at Canada’s
biggest companies may not be enough to shake the Toronto stock
market free of the vertigo that has accompanied its rapid
recent rise to two-year highs.

Fueled by rallying commodity prices and the prospect that
the U.S. Federal Reserve will put up extra economic stimulus,
the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index last week
hit its highest level since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Oct 12, 2010

TSX hits 2-yr high, fertilizer shares soar

TORONTO, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Toronto’s main stock index rose
to its highest level in more than two years on Tuesday as
fertilizer shares soared and as hopes were renewed that the
U.S. Federal Reserve will take further steps to stimulate the
anemic U.S. recovery.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index
.GSPTSE closed up 40.05 points, or 0.32 percent, at 12,575.64
after sitting in negative territory for much of the day. Eight
of the TSX’s 10 main groups ended higher.

Sep 15, 2010
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Zombie porn movie finds limited life at Toronto film festival

Let’s get this out of the way: If you find yourself aroused by this particular porn film, you should probably check your pulse. “L.A. Zombie”, which last month made headlines when an Australian film board banned the Canadian movie featuring “gay zombie porn” from screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival, provides a look into the world of zombie-on-zombie action, perhaps a world’s first. After hitting the festival circuit in Germany and Switzerland earlier in the year, the film has landed on home soil of the Canadian director Bruce La Bruce at the Toronto International Film Festival. Toronto film organizers described it like so in the program book: “L.A. Zombie is a hardcore gay porn film. There are numerous scenes of men having graphic sex shot in the manner of pornography, not art film erotica… But L.A. Zombie is very much an art film, too.” It’s definitely no “Dawn of the Dead”, “Shaun of the Dead”, or “Zombieland.” At first, the zombie, played by French porn star Francois Sagat who will appear in “Saw 6″, is met with laughter and several gasps of “Oh My God”. What else do you do when a zombie that has just emerged from the Pacific ocean is having graphic sex with an open chest cavity of a dead man and the heart suddenly starts beating again? Yes, the zombie gives back life in a sexual ressurection. Progressively, there is less chuckling as five sex scenes unfold. But the film, with very little dialogue, speaks about homelessness, schizophrenia, and rotting. At a press and industry screening, at least 10 people left within the first 20 minutes of the 63-minute film. By the end, some 30 people had left before the credits started rolling. NNotablye that the exits seemed to coincide as the intensity of some of the scenes ramped up — with lots of blood spraying, and let’s just say “money shots”.)

Let’s get this out of the way: if a film that combines full-on horror with necrophilia and gay porn  is not your thing, then avoid “L.A. Zombie.”