'Superman' star Margot Kidder dies, plus 4 other things to know this evening

Good evening! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top Entertainment and Lifestyle stories.

1. ‘Superman’s’ Lois Lane dies. Read more>

2. FLOTUS Melania Trump is hospitalized. Read more>

3. Taraji P. Henson is engaged! Read more>

4. ‘Project Runway’ is headed back to Bravo. Read more>

5. Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart to tour. Read more>

Read our full roundup, here, and come back tomorrow morning for your a.m. pop culture roundup.

  • Ontario's highest court paves way for major cuts to size of Toronto city council
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    CBC

    Ontario's highest court paves way for major cuts to size of Toronto city council

    Ontario's highest court has paved the way for a considerable cut to the size of Toronto's city council just weeks from a municipal election.

  • Albertans are buckling up for a throwdown over pipelines, oilsands and Trans Mountain
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    Albertans are buckling up for a throwdown over pipelines, oilsands and Trans Mountain

    What has been the lesson from the latest turn in the saga of the Trans Mountain pipeline? The answer for me — after a few days in Fort McMurray and speaking at a oil conference that included industry delegates, suppliers, corporate players and First Nations — came with more than a touch of surprise. What I found from conversation, some panels, informal meetups and simply from the mood of the place (just two years after The Fire) was an unusual spirit of buoyancy, forward outlook — this despite the dread findings on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

  • Ontario won't push through new council-cutting bill if granted stay, court hears
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    The Canadian Press

    Ontario won't push through new council-cutting bill if granted stay, court hears

    The next twist in the convoluted battle over the Ontario government's plan to cut the size of Toronto city council is expected Wednesday. Three judges of the Court of Appeal for Ontario will decide whether to grant the province's request to stay an earlier court decision that ruled the government's attempt to drastically reduce the size of council in the middle of an election campaign unconstitutional. After that ruling, Premier Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative government said it would invoke the notwithstanding clause of the Constitution to overrule the court's decision in a new piece of legislation.

  • Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa
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    The Canadian Press

    Seek compromise with U.S. on cannabis at border, lawyers urge Ottawa

    Canadians involved in the legal cannabis industry are facing deep potholes on the road to entering the United States — and immigration lawyers say the federal government needs to help them navigate a way through. Despite the fact that some jurisdictions in North America permit the use of medical and recreational marijuana, U.S. federal law continues to prohibit its sale, possession, production and distribution, an agency spokesperson said in a statement.

  • Progressive Conservative carbon tax impact exaggerated, says expert
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    Progressive Conservative carbon tax impact exaggerated, says expert

    A leading expert on carbon taxes says New Brunswick's Progressive Conservatives may have dramatically exaggerated the impact of the tax on the province's families. Jennifer Winter of the University of Calgary says the $1,200-per-year cost estimate that PC leader Blaine Higgs has cited during the election campaign is twice as high as her own. "To me that means they made a math error … or they used inflated assumptions about driving habits or average vehicle fuel efficiency," she said in a blog post this week.

  • Q&A: Paul McCartney on social media, and 50 years of 'The White Album'
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    The Canadian Press

    Q&A: Paul McCartney on social media, and 50 years of 'The White Album'

    Touring the world is effectively a favourite pastime for Paul McCartney at this point. When considering his time in the Beatles, Wings and his solo career, the 76-year-old has trekked across seemingly every region over the past 60 years. "You're just getting back to speed like an athlete does," McCartney said, explaining how he's prepared for his Freshen Up concert tour.

  • Toxic gas leak gives guests breathing problems at Sydney hotel
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    Toxic gas leak gives guests breathing problems at Sydney hotel

    At least eight people at a publicly listed hotel in the Australian city of Sydney were hospitalized on Wednesday after breathing toxic gases flowing through the building's air conditioning system, an ambulance official said. A worker accidentally mixed pool chlorine and hydrochloric acid, used as a cleaning agent, at the Pullman Hotel, Steve Vaughan, acting superintendent of New South Wales Ambulance, told Reuters. Vaughan said the gas flowed through the air conditioning system in the building, which faces Hyde Park in the city center, at around 9 a.m. (2300 Tuesday GMT).

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    Mexican official fired over bodies stored in truck says he's a scapegoat

    Killings in the western state, home to one of Mexico's most violent and powerful drug gangs, the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, have already hit a record 16,339 so far this year, and the national homicide rate is rising having already hit its highest in modern history last year.     Accusations that authorities in Jalisco were mishandling bodies flared last week after the semi-trailer truck with 150 corpses was spotted in a warehouse on the outskirts of Mexico's second largest city Guadalajara, drawing the ire of the mayor of the borough, who said it was illegally parked. Jalisco state spokesman Gonzalez Sanchez told local radio that Luis Octavio Cotero, who had headed the forensic institute since 2015, was dismissed because he failed to take responsibility for storing the bodies.

  • Australia's strawberry needle scare spurs proposal for 15-year jail term
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    Australia's strawberry needle scare spurs proposal for 15-year jail term

    "If you do that sort of thing in this country we will come after you and we will throw the book at you." Australia's Attorney-General Christian Porter said that the government was looking at introducing a maximum 10-year jail sentence for hoaxers. Australia's banking industry said it is willing to offer financial assistance to affected farmers.

  • Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm
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    The Canadian Press

    Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

    A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. Police Senior Inspector Heherson Zambale said in an interview with The Associated Press that he was stunned after learning that the massive landslide had covered a chapel and bunkhouses in the mountain village where he and other officials had met with some of the victims a day before the tragedy struck on Saturday. Typhoon Mangkhut, the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines this year, left at least 81 people dead and 70 missing, mostly in the avalanche in the gold-mining town of Itogon in Benguet province.

  • Homicide detectives investigate death of man assaulted at downtown Edmonton bar
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    Homicide detectives investigate death of man assaulted at downtown Edmonton bar

    Edmonton homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 74-year-old man who was assaulted at a downtown bar earlier this month. The assault happened on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Central Social Hall at 109th Street and Jasper Avenue, police said Tuesday in a news release.

  • Sheep hunters stranded near Atlin rescued after cold night in mountain cave
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    Sheep hunters stranded near Atlin rescued after cold night in mountain cave

    Chad Girardin of Whitehorse and his nephew Matthew Westley from Atlin, B.C., will definitely remember their hunt last weekend — and not just because they got a ram. Girardin, an experienced outdoorsman, had to put his skills to use during the ordeal. Girardin, Westley, and Girardin's cousin Gord Loverin had gone after a thinhorn, or Dall, sheep in the backcountry area of McDonald Lake, near Atlin.

  • TSX rises 0.71 percent
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    Reuters

    TSX rises 0.71 percent

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX rose 113.73 points, or 0.71 percent, to 16,196.04. * Leading the index were Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 10.4 percent, Aphria Inc , up 6.6 percent, and Canopy Growth Corp  , higher by 6.5 percent. * Lagging shares were Interfor Corp , down 5.6 percent, West Fraser Timber Co Ltd, down 4.9 percent, and Canfor Corp, lower by 4.9 percent. * On the TSX 153 issues rose and 90 fell as a 1.7-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 3 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 228.0 million shares. ...

  • Britain's 'Wild West' crypto market should be regulated, say lawmakers
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    Britain's 'Wild West' crypto market should be regulated, say lawmakers

    The government's current approach to the sector is vague and unsustainable, Parliament's Treasury Committee said in a report, calling for regulation that protects consumers and prevents illicit uses such as money laundering. Cryptocurrencies are virtual tokens that can be used as forms of payments.

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    Microsoft introduces HoloLens to businesses through Dynamics 365 apps

    (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp announced on Tuesday new AI and mixed-reality applications for its Dynamics 365 online business software, putting to use its augmented-reality goggles HoloLens for businesses. The additions to its cloud-based software came two years after HoloLens was launched. The new AI applications, Dynamics 365 Layout and Dynamics 365 Remote Assistant, help connect live remote colleagues with the use of HoloLens, Microsoft said in a blog.

  • People prefer being lazy because our brains are wired that way, study says
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    People prefer being lazy because our brains are wired that way, study says

    People are inherently lazy because that's just how our brains are wired, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The answer, according to researchers, is that our brains are simply built to pick what's easier. For the study, researchers sat young adults in front of a computer and gave them a digital avatar to move around the screen.

  • RCMP introduce traffic 'scarecrow' in bid to prevent speeding in Coquitlam, B.C.
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    The Canadian Press

    RCMP introduce traffic 'scarecrow' in bid to prevent speeding in Coquitlam, B.C.

    The RCMP is borrowing an idea from the United Kingdom by using a cut-out of a police officer to try and slow down traffic in Coquitlam, B.C. The Mounties have dubbed the life-sized figure "Constable Scarecrow," which will be used on roads in the community in a pilot project for the next two months. The metal poster cut-out shows a police officer in a bright yellow RCMP jacket holding up a laser speed-reader.

  • Typhoon leaves death and destruction from Philippines to Hong Kong
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    Typhoon leaves death and destruction from Philippines to Hong Kong

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut has now killed at least 79 people, with millions of others still suffering across the region.

  • Calgary troupe explores 'sixth sense' with immersive theatre experience
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    Calgary troupe explores 'sixth sense' with immersive theatre experience

    Eric Rose, artistic director for Ghost River Theatre, told The Homestretch the project is an immersive, sensory experience where they investigate the sense of intuition. Rose says that, for him, intuition is a feeling you get at a specific moment often surrounding a decision or a instance of fear. During the interactive Intuition Project, theatregoers follow a group of "theatrical investigators," who since May have participated in a series of experiments such as meditation, Extra Sensory Perception (ESP) tasks, and psychometry readings.

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    The Canadian Press

    Mother of baby who died at Vancouver daycare claims negligence

    The mother of a baby who died at a Vancouver daycare describes the details of what she experienced that day in a lawsuit filed in B.C. Supreme Court. Yasmine Saad, identified in the lawsuit as the operator of the daycare, could not be reached for comment. The statement of claim accuses the landlords of allowing Saad to operate a daycare without a licence, failing to supervise operations and failing to ensure the premises were safe and suitable for an infant.

  • New bridge collapses into river in rural Saskatchewan hours after opening
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    The Canadian Press

    New bridge collapses into river in rural Saskatchewan hours after opening

    A rural politician in eastern Saskatchewan says he's at a loss to explain why a newly built bridge collapsed just hours after opening. Reeve Duane Hicks said the Dyck Memorial Bridge in the Rural Municipality of Clayton looked good on Friday morning when it opened to traffic. Hicks was in Yorkton, Sask., when he received a call around 2 p.m. Friday from the town's foreman who said the bridge wasn't looking right.

  • Is the internet killing our creativity? One Calgary designer says yes
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    Is the internet killing our creativity? One Calgary designer says yes

    Geoff Gosling is the co-founder and head of design at Calgary's DIRTT Environmental Solutions.  Gosling is one of Seven Wonderers sharing their stories at the annual Beakerhead Festival — celebrating science and art — this week.

  • Fort Edmonton Park locomotive destined to run again
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    Fort Edmonton Park locomotive destined to run again

    The iconic locomotive at Fort Edmonton Park is getting a new home and a new lease on life. The locomotive has been parked since an inspection in 2017 found the current 40-year-old barn where it is kept isn't safe. Councillors grappled with the cost but heard from city staff that if the train doesn't get a new shed, it won't run again.

  • Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly Brexit
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    Nearing divorce, May seeks goodwill from EU to avoid disorderly Brexit

    Just before an informal EU summit in Austria, May showed no sign of backing away from her Brexit plan, shrugging off criticism at home and in Brussels over her proposals for future trade after Britain quits the bloc, the biggest foreign policy shift for the country in almost half a century. The EU has called her Chequers plan, named after May's country residence where a deal was hashed out with ministers earlier this year, a good starting point but has baulked at her proposals for a future customs arrangement and Northern Ireland. With just over six months before Britain leaves the EU, time is pressing and May is keen to secure some kind of deal before the end of the year and ease concerns over a disorderly exit, which could plunge the economy into a downturn.

  • Using nature to defend against floods
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    Using nature to defend against floods

    A new report on combating rising flood costs in Canada suggests that natural infrastructure is underutilized.