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Vegas gun range billboard changed to ‘Shoot a School Kid’


LAS VEGAS — A freeway-side billboard for a Las Vegas gun range was vandalized late Wednesday or before dawn Thursday to change an advertisement inviting tourists to fire an assault-style rifle to say, “Shoot A School Kid Only $29.” The message, which had said “Shoot a .50 calibre only $29,” was taken down within hours and police were investigating. Officer Larry Hadfield said authorities were called a little before 5:30 a.m. Thursday. A local guerrilla art collective called INDECLINE took credit for the act with a statement to KTNV-TV inRead More

PM's problem-plagued trip has island connection

PM's problem-plagued trip has island connection

An embarrassing invitation to a dinner with Justin Trudeau has brought to light an island story that played out in Campbell River. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

Efforts underway to break up ice jams that flooded Quebec City neighbourhood

Canadian Coast Guard

QUEBEC — Authorities warned Monday there could be more evacuations after weekend flooding forced residents out of about 40 homes in a Quebec city neighbourhood. Heavy equipment had to be brought in to help break up ice jams on the St. Charles River which have been blamed for the flooding. Backhoes were being used to reduce one major ice jam that is more than 100 metres long. Michel Therrien, a Quebec civil protection spokesman, said people living in 30 other residences were advised they may also need to evacuate theirRead More

Alleged scissor attack 'did not happen': Toronto police

Alleged scissor attack 'did not happen': Toronto police Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

‘Not knowing is the worst’: family continues search for missing Sydney woman

The family of a Cape Breton woman whose been missing since Easter weekend is speaking out in the hopes that a renewed interested in the case will help them find answers. Debbie Ann Hutchinson, 59, of Sydney was last seen on April 14. She was reported missing by her family on April 24, who told police they haven’t been able to contact her. Debbie’s brother John Hutchinson says her disappearance has been a total mystery to the family and has caused a great deal of heartache. “It’s been hard,” heRead More

Third day of Lac-Megantic deliberations ends; no verdict reached

Lac-Megantic destruction

SHERBROOKE, Que. – The jurors at the trial of three men charged with criminal negligence causing death in the Lac-Megantic railway disaster will deliberate for a fourth day Sunday after failing to reach a verdict today. Day 3 of deliberations passed without any questions or messages from the 12 jurors. The jury is deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in which 47 people were killed when a runaway train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded.Read More

Video hopes to encourage more youth to become hockey referees


Thousands of Calgary kids are taking to the ice for Minor Hockey Week at the Max Bell Centre but a growing number of youngsters are slipping into striped shirts rather than pads for the tournament. As a result of the resounding interest in officiating at events, a group of hockey officials put together a video that they hope will encourage more young people to get involved. The video follows one of the youngest linesmen on the ice in the city, 13-year-old Mason Rockley. In the video, Rockley reveals why heRead More

Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke dies at 67


LONDON – British hard rock band Motorhead says former guitarist Edward “Fast Eddie” Clarke has died aged 67. Motorhead says on Facebook that Clarke died Wednesday in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia. Clarke joined Motorhead soon after it was founded in 1975 by former Hawkwind bassist Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. He was the final survivor of the band’s classic lineup: Lemmy, Clarke and drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor. Kilmister and Taylor both died in 2015. Clarke’s time in Motorhead produced some of the band’s biggest hits, including the ferociousRead More

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over, agency says

Romaine lettuce

Peter Cameron, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018 6:08PM EST The Public Health Agency of Canada says a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over. The agency says as of Wednesday there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces — eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador. Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died. It says there have been no reports on the onsetRead More

Dolly Parton removes ‘Dixie’ from Stampede dinner show

Dolly Parton

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Country singer Dolly Parton has discarded “Dixie” from the name of a popular dinner show. From now on, the attraction will simply be known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Parton said in a statement that the name change was spurred by changing attitudes and “will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows” as the company that operates the attraction expands into new markets. World Choice Investments LLC currently operates the Stampede dinner show for Parton in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Branson, Missouri. World Choice spokesman PeteRead More