1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to sidebar

Blogs

nhlsportsnetstudio-featured

Hockey Night in Canada Cheat Sheet: Jan. 31

Jeff Simmons | posted Saturday, Jan 31st, 2015

Get ready for a full day of hockey.

The action begins with an early afternoon game in Montreal before a six-game set that includes four Canadian teams.

In the Cheat Sheet each week, we provide everything you need to know for Hockey Night in Canada:

Note: All games below are listed in Eastern time.

THE 1 P.M. GAME:

Washington Capitals vs. Montreal Canadiens 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: John Bartlett, Jason York
Game notes: Entering Friday, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals… Carey Price has a .894 save percentage in 16 career games against the Capitals…Price is fresh off his 28th career shutout.

THE 7 P.M. GAMES:

Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Philadelphia Flyers 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Jim Hughson, Craig Simpson, Glenn Healy
Game notes: The Leafs are 3-15-1 in their past 19 games…Flyers defenceman Nicklas Grossmann practised Friday and could return to the lineup Saturday…During nine games in January, Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier has combined save percentage below .900.

Dallas Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets 
Channel: City
Broadcast crew: Dave Randorf, Garry Galley
Game notes: Stars forward Tyler Seguin has 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 17 career games against Winnipeg…Jets goalie Michael Hutchinson ranks second in the NHL in save percentage (.932) and third in goals-against average (2.00)…Winnipeg is 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

Los Angeles Kings vs. Boston Bruins 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: N/A
Game notes: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has allowed two goals or fewer in his each of his past five starts… The Kings have two wins in their past nine games and have not won consecutive games since Dec. 18 and 20…Boston has registered points in 12 of their past 13 games (8-1-4).

THE 10 P.M. GAME:

Edmonton Oilers vs. Calgary Flames 
Channel: CBC
Broadcast crew: Paul Romanuk, Mike Johnson
Game notes: Flames defenceman Mark Giordano has 19 points in 35 career games against the Oilers…Edmonton has a 5-5-0 record in their last 10 games…Calgary was shut out for the first time this season on Thursday night.

THE 10:30 P.M. GAME:

Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks 
Channel: Sportsnet
Broadcast crew: N/A
Game notes: Entering Friday, the Blackhawks have just a 5-6-0 record in January…Sharks forward Joe Thornton had a pair of assists on Thursday to move into 37th place on the career points list with 1,233.

Talk to Doc – End of Life

Leah Sarich | posted Friday, Jan 30th, 2015

death

We’re wrapping up the Talk to Doc series today with Dr. Raj Bhardwaj by talking about the end of life decisions we all need to make. Dr. Raj says doctors always try to cheat death, but the reality is we all die. And ideally we’d all love to die at home in our beds after a great night with family and friends, but sadly that rarely happens.

Dr. Raj says only about 1 to 2 percent of people found down with no heartbeat will return to meaningful life. We don’t realize that because on TV and in the movies a person who collapses gets shocked, gets up and says “wow that was crazy” and continues to go get the bad guy. This scenario, however, does not reflect real life. Nor do we have any idea when we’ll die. This is why it’s never too late to start thinking about what you want your death to look like.

Dr. Raj says you need to think about scenarios and ask yourself questions like, “If I’m found on the ground with no heartbeat, do I want medical professionals to do everything to bring me back?” “If I’ve had a stroke and I’m in the ICU, do I want to life to be prolonged even though I’ll have little quality of life afterward?” It’s also helpful to learn some of the language when it comes to end of life care, it will help you with your options.

These are tough decisions, but once you’ve made them, Dr. Raj says it’s time to record them… either in a will, in a letter or in a video and then you must communicate them to your loved ones.

Dr. Raj says even if you’ve written down what you want, but your loved one is there and contradicts what’s on paper, the doctors will likely follow your loved one. Dr. Raj says you should also communicate your wishes to more than one person. In fact, consider holding a family meeting and tell everyone what your end of life wishes are. This will make your final days easier on everyone.

For help making these challenging decisions visit this website. It will walk you through your options and will help you ask your family doctor the right questions.

Thanks so much to Dr. Raj Bhardwaj for all his insight this week!!

Hitting a high note with exclusive multiplatform coverage of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Breakfast Television | posted Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015

grammys2015-featured

All-Access Pass to Music’s Biggest Night® with Rogers’s Exclusive Multiplatform Coverage of the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards®, Feb. 2 to 9 

A Canadian first for the GRAMMYs – log on to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs during Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s for an interactive second-screen experience live from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live –

– Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson returns to join Rogers’s A-list team of on-air personalities –

To tweet this release: http://goo.gl/WgQ4bT

TORONTO (January 29, 2015) The Hollywood hills are alive with the sound of music as the countdown to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® gets underway. Whether it’s inside L.A.’s hottest parties, front and centre on the red carpet, backstage at the show, or interviewing music’s hottest stars  Rogers hits a high note, bringing fans live multiplatform coverage of Music’s Biggest Night®.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® air live on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings) on City, with coverage airing before and after across Rogers’s suite of media assets.

“Canadian music fans are getting more GRAMMYs than ever before, with our expanded rollout of multiplatform content,” said Jordan Schwartz, Vice President, In-House Productions, Rogers. “From our exclusive red carpet access to this year’s innovative new second-stream broadcast, Rogers’s exceptional on-air team are ensuring fans don’t miss a second of the action and get the most out of their GRAMMYs experience, no matter where they are.”

CITY/YOUR WORLD THIS WEEK

Monday, Feb. 2 to Friday, Feb. 6:

Entertainment City: Daily on Breakfast Television, Your World This Week, and CityNews

Beginning February 2, tune in to Entertainment City all week long, as host Brad Smith brings viewers exclusive behind-the-scenes highlights and interviews from all of L.A.’s biggest parties – including Clive Davis’s annual pre-GRAMMY party, the 25th anniversary of MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, honouring Bob Dylan, and the Canadian Consulate GRAMMY Gala.

Friday, Feb. 6:

Breakfast Television: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**National Edition**

As the countdown to the awards continues, Breakfast Television goes live from City’s exclusive GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live for a special national edition. Anchored by Kevin Frankish and featuring Rogers’s on-air red carpet team – Dina Pugliese (Breakfast Television Toronto), Tracy Moore (Cityline), Brad Smith, Tara Slone (Breakfast Television Calgary/Rogers Hometown Hockey), Alex Despatie (Breakfast Television Montreal), Winston Sih (Breakfast Television Toronto), HELLO! Canada editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood, and Chatelaine style correspondent Susie Wall – viewers will get the first sneak peek at all of the glamorous pre-GRAMMY events, straight from the heart of the action.

Cityline: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

Get red-carpet ready with a special GRAMMY-themed “Fashion Friday,” as host Tracy Moore and stylist Lynn Spence turn celebrity glamour into every-day wear and take viewers through trendy red-carpet looks. Plus, makeup artist Dino Dilio and hairstylist Janet Jackson provide tips on how to get a picture-perfect face and a head-turning hairstyle, and Kleinfeld’s Jessica Mulroney showcases accessories that rock.

Sunday, Feb. 8:

Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**Live Stream Available at Citytv.com/GRAMMYs**

As the exclusive Canadian broadcaster from the official GRAMMY red carpet, City’s A-list team of on-air personalities give viewers a front-row seat to all of the action with the night’s biggest celebrity appearances. Additionally, two-time GRAMMY nominee and Barenaked Ladies lead singer Ed Robertson returns to join the team as special guest host.

Plus, in a Canadian first for the GRAMMYs, music fans can log on to Citytv.com/GRAMMYs during the red carpet special, for a 90-minute, exclusive second-screen broadcast, produced live from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live. From this interactive hub, hosts will bring viewers behind the scenes of this innovative new experience, reacting to celebrity arrivals and sharing their expertise on fashion, music, and entertainment news. Tweet along using the hashtag #CityGRAMMYs.

Monday, Feb. 9:

Breakfast Television: 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

**National Edition**

Viewers get an insider’s tour of the music industry’s biggest event with another special national edition of Breakfast Television from L.A. Live, where Kevin Frankish and the GRAMMY red carpet team share highlights from the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

Cityline: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET/PT (check local listings)

Joining the action live from Los Angeles, host Tracy Moore takes viewers behind the scenes of her own GRAMMY experience, and Cityline’s fashion panel – including Alison Eastwood and LOULOU beauty director Katherine Lalancette – react to red carpet looks and recap the night’s hits and misses. Plus, digital media correspondent Winston Sih recaps results from the night’s interactive polls at Cityline.ca/GRAMMYs, including best dressed, best performance, funniest moments, and surprising snubs.

ROGERS RADIO

Bringing listeners the music they love most, Rogers Radio presents a one-hour special hosted by Cory Kimm (98.1 CHFI), featuring today’s hottest hits and intimate interviews from this year’s GRAMMY nominees, including Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams. The special will air on select Rogers Radio stations across Canada, beginning February 2. Plus, tune in to select stations countrywide leading up to the big show to hear special profiles on this year’s nominees, and log on to Rogers Radio websites for a new ‘Great GRAMMY Moment’ uploaded each day, featuring the most memorable highlights from GRAMMYs past.

Then, in addition to City’s expansive television coverage, Damnit Maurie (KiSS 92.5’s Roz & Mocha Show) lends an ear to listeners with behind-the-scenes backstage interviews live throughout the night.

DIGITAL 

A one-stop online shop for all things GRAMMY-related, Citytv.com/GRAMMYs invites viewers to immerse themselves in the music leading up and following the big night with tweets, photos, articles, and four exclusive live streams, including:

  • Entertainment City: Live at the GRAMMY®s broadcast special
  • Live 90-minute second screen broadcast from City’s GRAMMY headquarters at L.A. Live
  • Arrivals cam – be the first to see music’s biggest stars as they arrive
  • Fashion cam – get up close and personal with the most-talked-about looks of the night

Additionally, fans can get their GRAMMY on all week long leading up to the main event, with special online GRAMMYs content from Rogers magazines, including FLARE, LOULOU, and HELLO! Canada.

Social Media Links

About The Recording Academy®

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.

About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely local, urban-oriented, culturally diverse television programming.  A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats, such as Breakfast Television and Cityline, as well as local Canadian and acquired prime-time entertainment programming.  City is part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI), which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com.

Media Contacts

Stephanie Perron, City, stephanie.perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253
Stephanie Leslie, City, stephanie.leslie@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3191

Talk to Doc – 60s and 70s

Leah Sarich | posted Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015

elderly-couple-10044360

It’s day 4 of my Talk to Doc series and with Dr. Raj Bhardwaj we’re focusing on the 60s and 70s. At this age, you may have more time than ever to improve your quality of life… perhaps you’re retired, your children are adults and busy with their own families. Dr. Raj says it’s never too late to get healthy.

Exercise we know keeps people young, and with this age group, Dr. Raj recommends exercising with your partner or a friend. This way you not only get the exercise you need, but it’s also a social activity and staying social in your 60s and 70s is critical to maintaining a good quality of life.

Dr. Raj also says it’s really important at this age not to dismiss symptoms as “just aging.” As we age, our skin changes our muscles weaken and these changes can lead to things many unpleasant outcomes like heartburn or incontinence for example. Dr. Raj says talk to your doctor about these symptoms because there are many things your doctor can do to help.

It’s also a good time to talk to your doctor about the signs and symptoms of heart attack and stroke. Both of these conditions require immediate medical treatment to get the best outcome. So knowing the first signs of a stroke or heart attack can help you or your partner know when to call 911.

Dementia is also a concern at this age. Make sure to mention any changes to your memory, personality or if you’re experiencing mood changes for the first time. Again, if your doctor knows about your symptoms you can get a diagnosis and treatment which can help slow down the progression of some kinds of cognitive decline.

It’s also important to make sure you get your eyes checked and hearing tested. If you’re unable to hear or see properly, it can lead to social isolation, which is debilitating at this stage of life.

And it’s also a good time, for both men and women, to get tested for osteoporosis. Dr. Raj says you want to try and prevent that wrist fracture or broken hip, because these are very big injuries from which to recover. And even though you may recover from your injury you may not be able to return to the same quality of life.

Tomorrow we wrap up the Talk to Doc series looking at end of life decisions. How to talk to your doctor and family about your wishes and how to make sure those wishes are carried out.

Talk to Doc – 40s and 50s

Leah Sarich | posted Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015

50-balloon-shows-fiftieth-happy-birthday-celebration-100250106

It’s day three of our series Talk to Doc – what to ask your doctor about at each stage of life. Today we’re looking at the 40s and 50s and Dr. Raj Bhardwaj says you’re going to see a lot more cancer screening now. For women, mammograms start at age 50 or sooner depending on your family history. For men, it’s prostate testing which should start at age 50 or sooner, again depending on your family history.

(more…)

5 ways to keep your bread fresh

Chatelaine | posted Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015

breadloaf-featured

The truth is that baked goods – bread in particular – are at their prime the moment they come out of the oven. And, as soon as your loaf of bread begins to cool, the quality begins to diminish. If you plan on baking homemade bread, be sure to time it so it can be enjoyed as soon as it comes out of the oven. Whether your bread is homemade, from the grocery store or your local bakery, there are several ways to preserve the life of your bread.

Why does bread go stale?

There are two main culprits. The first is a chemical change with a particularly fancy name: starch retrogradation. As soon as bread is removed from the oven, the structure of the starch molecules change, and begin to crystallize. This crystallization forces water out of the bread and the result is staling. The second contributor is the loss of moisture due to exposure to air.

Storing bread in the fridge

Starch retrogradation occurs most rapidly at refrigerator temperatures. Therefore the fridge is your enemy when it comes to bread as it goes stale fastest in that environment. For those who swear by fridge storage, it does have one benefit – it delays the development of mold.

Storing bread in the freezer

Storing your bread in the freezer is a great solution. It prevents staling as freezer temperatures arrest starch retrogradation, holding the bread in a stable state. To get the most out of your frozen bread, freeze it as soon as possible after baking and cooling, and consume it equally as fast after thawing. Bread needs to be properly wrapped in plastic and it’s also a good idea to slice your bread into portions prior to freezing.

Storing bread at room temperature

Room temperature is the ideal environment for bread storage to maintain the proper crumb and crust texture. However, in addition to proper temperature, you also need to manage your bread’s exposure to air and this is done by properly wrapping your bread. The plastic bag is often criticized for trapping in moisture, which can speed up mold development, but it truly depends on the type of bread you are storing. For common store-bought loaves, or any other bread with a similarly tender crust, using a plastic bag stored at room temperature seems to work best. Hard-crusted breads however should be kept in a paper bag – hence how it is sold to you at the bakery. As a loaf of crusty bread dries, the moisture that is pushed out of the bread is absorbed by the hard crusts, turning them tough and rubbery.

Refreshing your loaf

The best way to refresh partially stale bread is to heat it in the oven. If you insist on storing your bread in the fridge, toast it prior to assembling your sandwich to reverse some of the the damage. Similarly, if you have a loaf of crusty bread that has begun to go slightly rubbery, heating it in the oven for a few minutes will help to draw the moisture out of the crust and enhance the quality of the bread. (Breads that are reheated this way should be consumed immediately.)

And after all this talk of bread, why not give some a try. Here are a few of these can’t-miss bread recipes:classic sandwich breadcinnamon raisin swirl bread, and gluten-free multi-grain bread.

Talk to Doc – 20s and 30s

Leah Sarich | posted Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015

close-up-of-smiling-businesspeople-100286336

It’s Day Two of my series Talk to Doc – what to ask your physician at each stage of life. Today, we’re focusing on the 20s and 30s. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj says now is the time to solidify your relationship with your family physician because it’s time for standard testing to begin. So you’re not seeing your doctor now just to treat problems like an infection, now you’re requiring pap tests, for example, for women. And it would be nice to know your doctor before a pap test and a pelvic exam. It’s also good to know what that pap test is for… to screen for cervical cancer. It’s not for, for example, testing for sexually transmitted infections.

(more…)

Talk to Doc – Teens

Leah Sarich | posted Monday, Jan 26th, 2015

happy-family-of-four-on-grass-10053466

This is day one of my week long series “Talk to Doc” –  what to ask your doctor at each stage of life. Acute Care Physician Dr. Raj Bhardwaj is in the hot seat and we start with the teen years.

Dr. Raj, as he is known, says the teenage years are a time of great hormonal change with wide-ranging impacts on your health. This is why it’s a great time to start a relationship with your family doctor. And it’s a great time for a teen to take ownership of their health. And Dr. Raj hopes that parents will help with this transition. For example, Dr. Raj says parents should bring their teenager to the doctor but then step out for the exam portion of the visit. This gives the teen a chance to talk to their doctor about topics they may not be comfortable talking to their parents about.

(more…)

Page 1 of 3123