PEI police warn extremely dangerous fentanyl hidden in pills

first_imgCHARLOTTTOWN, – Police in P.E.I. are warning people about fake prescription drugs containing “extremely dangerous” fentanyl.The RCMP in the district surrounding Charlottetown say they recently seized three types of pills containing fentanyl that were stamped as Oxycontin, Percocet and Xanax.But they say they are fakes and contain the dangerous opiate.Police say two milligrams of pure fentanyl — which is the size of about two grains of salt — is enough to kill the average adult.They say it is odourless and tasteless and can be hard to detect.Police say abstinence “is always the best choice,” but suggest those who do use illicit drugs have a sober friend who can call for help.“Fentanyl is a fast-acting opiate that is estimated to be 100 times more potent than morphine and 20 to 50 times more toxic than heroin. It has legitimate clinical uses for treating chronic pain, but is extremely dangerous when consumed illicitly,” the RCMP said in a release.“Perhaps even more dangerous is the fact that fentanyl can be added to other drugs without the user’s knowledge.”last_img read more

Distribution360 inks development deal with Partners in Motion

first_imgAdvertisement “Development is a real priority for us going forward, as it is for D360 who thinks similarly,” says Ron Goetz, principal of Partners in Motion.  “Their creative and financial involvement at an early stage really does make it easier for us as producers to get on with the business of making great shows.”About Distribution360Distribution360, a marblemedia company, is a rapidly growing leader in international distribution and global rights management, representing a robust catalogue of kids and factual programming and digital media content from award-winning production companies around the world.  Learn more Partners in MotionSince its creation in 1993, Partners In Motion has grown and matured into a multi-dimensional, multi-purpose entertainment entity engaged in the development, production and distribution of comprehensive, award-winning media programming and is a favored supplier for networks including Discovery International, History Television, A&E Biography, The Travel Channel, HBO and TLC.  Learn more at Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement TORONTO, CANADA (July 26, 2016) – Distribution360, a marblemedia company, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Emmy Award-winning Vancouver production company Partners in Motion. The deal will see the two companies co-develop a slate of new factual content and Distribution360 take on the  international distribution of the full Partners in Motion catalogue in all territories.  “Strong, collaborative partnerships with producers are part of our DNA at D360,” says Diane Rankin, SVP, International. “We were immediately excited by the Partners in Motion development slate and look forward to working with them to bring their new productions to market, alongside their strong catalogue of factual series like Crime Stories and Edge of War.”Earlier this year, Partners in Motion principal Ron Goetz took sole leadership at the company’s helm with new direction and priorities including a focus on new and original titles.last_img read more

Anishinabe artist Caroline Monnet to take part in Whitney Museum of American

first_imgSophie-Claude MillerAPTN NewsCaroline Monnet enjoys working with various mediums, cinema, visual arts, sculpture, painting but she says it herself, video is her first love.The artist’s work is one of the two artists from Canada selected for the Whitney Museum’s Biennial exhibition.Three of her videos will be presented in the course of the exhibition.“They are important videos for me because they have a lot of energy in the video and I think that’s where were at right now,” Monnet says. “We want to put positive images in the world. We want to break away from, you know, preconceptions.“And so it’s very interesting to put images of Indigenous people on the screen.Sky Hopinka, an Indigenous movie director from the Ho-Chunk Nation in the U.S., selected Monnet’s work for the biennial exhibition.He had met her at the Sundance Festival in 2015 while they were both presenting.“I have seen some of her earlier works, some of her recent work and there is always this attention to detail and care, which I’m really drawn to and which, you know, compliments obviously a bunch of other works that I have been thinking about, especially as far as what it means to be an indigenous experimental film maker,” says Hopinka.(Caroline Monnet in her workshop, “When you use humor I think you can talk about a lot of things.” Photo: Sophie-Claude Miller/APTN)At 33, the Algonquin- French and self-taught multi-disciplinary artist already has been programmed in exhibitions and festivals all around the world:The Cannes Film Festival, Sundance, the Quebec Museum of Fine Arts, the National Art Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Montreal to name a few.APTN News met her in her studio where she was working on future creations.Monnet studied sociology in university and it’s easy to see it in all her work.She uses geometrical shapes that are inspired by birch bark biting patterns and the Algonquin embroidery and beadwork, usually in a contemporary treatment.Her late mother-in-law is the one that passed patterns to her.As was a way of honouring and keeping her memory alive, Monnet started drawing them and did paintings. She enjoys exploring these as traditional Anishinabe designs that she can revisit from a contemporary perspective.Monnet says she inspires herself from tradition and then transposing into her own reality, using the computer and having kind of the digital being in relationship with tradition.“I became obsessed with these patterns and designs when my mother-in-law passed away and I did an entire exhibition in memory of her,” says Monnet.For the artist, the patterns are like subliminal messages, microchips, or even city maps.She feels like there is always a message in them.In Anishinabe tradition, each family has their own designs and she finds it very interesting to explore. Her creativity with these patterns is a way for her to reconnect with that part of her identity both as an artist and as an individual.Her early work in all mediums usually was in black and white and it’s recent that she adds colors to it.‘’Maybe the topic is very heavy, and has a lot of things to it and but then with the color it makes it more accessible a little bit more fun. When you use humor I think you can talk about a lot of things, ’’ Monnet says.The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial exhibition will be presented from May 17 to September 22 in New York read more