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Paul Massey among Canadian Oscar nods

TORONTO—Animator Dean DeBlois, sound engineer Paul Massey, production designer Dennis Gassner, and filmmaker Meryam Joobeur will be among those representing Canada at this year's Oscars.

DeBlois, who hails from Aylmer, Que., got a nod for best animated feature this morning for “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” which he wrote and directed.

Food rewards: Way to a dog’s heart IS through its stomach

Why train your dog with food rewards? A growing body of research says it’s the easiest and most effective way to train.

“Using treats during training is the best way to guarantee that your dog will repeat the behaviour you want,” says the American Kennel Club.

Other methods don’t work as well, experts say, and can even harm your dog and the pet-owner relationship.

Gaming heavyweights raise $17M for esports network

NEW YORK—A new venture backed by many of video gaming's biggest publishers is unveiling a network that hopes to be to esports what ESPN has been to traditional sports.

VENN is set to launch in 2020 and aims to give the fragmented esports scene a home base for content with higher production value than gamers are used to with online streaming.