Toy Story: 20 Years Later

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 20 years since the release of Toy Story. In those two decades, two sequels have been released (with another coming in 2018), two television specials have aired and three of Disney’s theme parks around the world have a Toy Story-themed attraction. In the first five days of Toy Story’s release (on Thanksgiving weekend, November 22nd 1995), it earned over $39 million. It placed first at that weekend’s box office and it stayed at number one for the next two weekends.  Toy Story was the highest-grossing domestic film of 1995, beating out Batman Forever and Apollo 13. The film gained a total of more than $362 million worldwide. It also was the third highest-grossing animated film after The Lion King (1994) and Aladdin (1992).
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The rise of Canadian music

The number of Canadian singers and bands with songs on the Billboard Top 100 chart has increased drastically since 2006. This is because people discover artists and music via sites like YouTube or apps like Vines. Some artists share their music online on their own website and allow people to download them for free.

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Durham College receives donation from rotary club for CFF

The Rotary Club of Whitby has donated $20,000 to Durham College’s Centre for Food (CFF), located at the DC Whitby campus.

Lovisa says the donation from the Rotary Club will be used to build an arboretum at the Centre for Food, which is a garden area with a collection of trees and shrubs. These will be used for educational purposes.

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Back To The Future: 30 Years Later

In the words of Doc Brown, Great Scott! It’s crazy to think that it has been 30 years since the first Back To The Future movie was released back in 1985. While the actual 30th anniversary was back in July, celebrations are underway for Back To The Future day, which is on October 21st 2015.

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Tim McTiernan reappointed as UOIT president

Dr. Tim McTiernan will get to keep his position as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) for another four years as the Board of Governors of the university renewed his contract. His first term began on July 1st, 2011 and his second term will begin on July 1st 2016 and last until 2020.

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