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‘Motive’ star Victor Zinck Jr. talks Detective Mitch Kennecki and series finale

CTV's procedural drama, Motive, experienced a changing of the guard in season four. Warren Christie's Sergeant Mark Cross disappeared, while Victor Zinck Jr. joined the series' homicide team as Detective Mitch Kennecki. The son of District Commander Walter Kennecki, Mitch's cocky attitude and brash work demeanour initially rubbed Detective Angie Flynn [Kristin Lehman] the wrong way. He's been missing in action lately, but Mitch Kennecki returns in a major way in August 23's "Chronology of Pain" and for the series finale, "We'll Always Have Homicide", on August 30.

Food & Style

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Get creative: TIFF cocktail inspiration

The Toronto International Film Festival is back, the films are rolling, and the stars are glamming it up around town and on the red carpet. To celebrate, The GATE has some cocktail inspiration for you courtesy of The Macallan, Courvoisier, Grey Goose, Cîroc, and Baileys. Whether you're celebrating TIFF, or just hosting a party, these cocktails will help add a little star power.

Technology & Gadgets

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Xbox showcases upcoming fall titles at X16

Microsoft took the press and public alike through the opportunity to go hands-on last week with their fall Xbox One lineup at the X16 Media Showcase event in Toronto. They had a full complement of first- and third-party titles set for release between now and December, with a handful of already available games to try out. I was able to play a number of the games on display, read on for my impressions.
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Review: Samsung Gear IconX wireless earphones

Wireless earphones are tricky. The idea of having earphones without wires is very freeing, and I've looked forward to owning a pair since the idea seemed even remotely possible, but because of limitations with current technology, there are certainly drawbacks. Make the battery too big, and they're too bulky, or too small, and the battery life is too short. The Samsung Gear IconX achieves a good balance, with a design that fits beautifully in your ears, but not without some drawbacks.

Travel

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Gallery: Ford #EscapeAndDiscover weekend

Over the weekend, Ford took a few writers and photographers out of Toronto to #EscapeAndDiscover parts of Ontario, while getting a chance to check out the new 2017 Ford Escape, Titanium Edition, and what it had to offer. My team--Team Green--was whisked away to Sarnia where we picked up the Escape and drove on to Owen Sound. Read the full story, and scroll down to check out the gallery from each part of the trip.

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