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Winnipeg-Based Callia Flowers Lands Deal on Dragons’ Den

Winnipeg-Based Callia Flowers Lands Deal on Dragons’ Den

Callia Flowers
Callia Flowers founder Catherine Metrycki holding one of their bouquets. (HANDOUT)
Manjit Minhas
Investor and entrepreneur Manjit Minhas holds a Callia Flowers bouquet on “Dragons’ Den.” (CBC / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg-based online flower delivery start-up that stepped inside the “Dragons’ Den” has walked away with a fresh-smelling deal.

Callia Flowers and its 29-year-old tech entrepreneur, Catherine Metrycki, appeared on the CBC reality show Thursday night. Metrycki pitched her company to the venture capitalists and landed a $500,000 investment from Manjit Minhas for a 12.5 percent stake.

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MacLean Says “Coach’s Corner is No More” Following Cherry’s Dismissal from HNIC

MacLean Says “Coach’s Corner is No More” Following Cherry’s Dismissal from HNIC

By The Canadian Press

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Ron MacLean (left) sits beside Don Cherry as Rogers TV unveils their team for the station’s NHL coverage in Toronto on Monday, March 10, 2014. MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal during the first intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Ron MacLean addressed Don Cherry’s dismissal with a lengthy monologue during the first-period intermission of Saturday’s “Hockey Night in Canada” broadcast, saying “Coach’s Corner is no more.”

MacLean opened the intermission segment — the first since Sportsnet fired Cherry on Monday — by speaking alone on camera for nearly five minutes.

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Sportsnet Exploring New Formats for First Intermission, Hall of Fame Feature on Tap This Week

Sportsnet Exploring New Formats for First Intermission, Hall of Fame Feature on Tap This Week

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

Don Cherry
Hockey commentator Don Cherry is shown in Toronto on February 15, 2011. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

TORONTO — Don’t expect an immediate replacement for fired commentator Don Cherry on “Coach’s Corner.”

In fact, it’s possible that Sportsnet may eventually take the long-running “Hockey Night in Canada” segment in a different direction.

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CTV, Jessica Allen Apologize for Her Hockey Remarks After Don Cherry’s Firing

CTV, Jessica Allen Apologize for Her Hockey Remarks After Don Cherry’s Firing

By The Canadian Press

Jessica Allen
Jessica Allen of CTV’s “The Social” is shown in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Bell Media)

TORONTO — CTV says it is apologizing to anyone who was offended by comments made by a correspondent on its show The Social following the firing of hockey commentator Don Cherry.

During the program on Tuesday, Jessica Allen said she doesn’t “worship at the altar of hockey” and found in her experience that those who did “all tended to be white boys who weren’t, let’s say, very nice.”

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Disney Plus Warns Viewers of Scenes with ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions,’ Tobacco Smoking

Disney Plus Warns Viewers of Scenes with ‘Outdated Cultural Depictions,’ Tobacco Smoking

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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TORONTO — Disney Plus is warning subscribers that some of Walt Disney’s most beloved classics might contain “outdated cultural depictions.”

A number of films available on the streaming platform, which launched Tuesday, included cautionary notes in the plot descriptions about problematic representations in some of the characters.

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Winnipeg Start-Up Callia Flowers Pitching on Dragons’ Den

Winnipeg Start-Up Callia Flowers Pitching on Dragons’ Den

Catherine Metrycki
Catherine Metrycki, founder of Callia Flowers, appears during a taping of CBC’s Dragons’ Den. (CBC)

An online flower delivery service that blossomed out of a Winnipeg woman’s home three years ago is going big with an upcoming pitch on CBC’s “Dragons’ Den.”

Catherine Metrycki‘s Callia Flowers recently expanded to the Toronto market and is currently in 22 cities from Victoria to Halifax.

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Popular ‘Coach’s Corner’ Segment at Crossroads After Cherry Departure

Popular ‘Coach’s Corner’ Segment at Crossroads After Cherry Departure

By Gregory Strong, The Canadian Press

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Brian Burke is shown on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Former NHL executive Brian Burke is listed as the heavy favourite to be Don Cherry’s successor on “Hockey Night in Canada” on one sports betting site. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

TORONTO — Sportsnet brass made the call to end Don Cherry’s nearly four-decade run on Hockey Night in Canada’s “Coach’s Corner” after his rant over the weekend. Their next big decision may be even tougher.

With his bombast, insight, experience and over-the-top delivery, Cherry created an institution with his appearances on the popular Saturday evening segment.

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Canadian Households with Streaming TV Expected to Eclipse Cable, Satellite Next Year: Report

Canadian Households with Streaming TV Expected to Eclipse Cable, Satellite Next Year: Report

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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This March 19, 2018 photo shows the Netflix app on an iPad in Baltimore. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Patrick Semansky)

TORONTO — The number Canadian households paying for at least one streaming video service will eclipse traditional TV subscribers for the first time next year, predicts an annual report on consumer habits.

Convergence Research Group says the growing popularity of an array of streaming options — ranging from Netflix and Crave to sports platform DAZN — is leading to a gradual shift in where viewers invest their entertainment dollars.

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Trudeau to Be Portrayed on Canuck-Themed Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Trudeau to Be Portrayed on Canuck-Themed Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be portrayed in Sunday’s Canadian-themed episode of “The Simpsons,” which is titled “D’Oh Canada.” Toronto journalist Lucas Meyer tweeted on Monday that he got to guest-voice Trudeau for the segment after putting together an impressions video on YouTube. (HE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-City TV)

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be portrayed in Sunday’s Canadian-themed episode of “The Simpsons,” which is titled “D’Oh Canada.”

Toronto journalist Lucas Meyer tweeted on Monday that he got to guest-voice Trudeau for the segment after putting together an impressions video on YouTube.

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