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N.L. ‘mermaid men’ calendar raises $300,000 for mental health

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The Canadian Press Published Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:32PM EST Last Updated Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:40PM EST ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A calendar of bearded, mermaid-tailed Newfoundlanders has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for mental health. Last year, around 30 burly guys donned sparkly mermaid tails to pose as “merb’ys” — a portmanteau of “mermaid” and “b’y,” a Newfoundland term meaning “boy” or “buddy.” The whimsically dressed models posed by the sea, at a barber shop and in a pumpkin patch for the 2018 calendar. The Newfoundland andRead More


World media struggle to translate Trump’s Africa insult

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Warning: This story contains vulgar language NAIROBI, Kenya — U.S. President Donald Trump’s vulgar insult of Africa was a puzzle for many foreign media organizations, which didn’t have a ready translation of his epithet for their readers or listeners. Their answers ranged from “dirty” to, well, dirtier. While meeting with senators on immigration, Trump had questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and “shithole countries” in Africa, according to one participant and people briefed on the conversation. His comments Thursday revived accusations of racism, roiled immigration talks,Read More


Saturday will be the final day for Sears in Barrie

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Saturday will be the final day Sears will be open in Barrie. The retailer has been in a state of liquidation since announcing the closure of its 74 department stores across the country. Sears Canada says Saturday will be the final day for the store at Georgian Mall. The company has offered discounts of up to 50 per cent since October. The final closure of the Barrie store means more than 100 people will be out of a job. The retailer has been under creditor protection since June. Source linkRead More


Some Saint Johners waiting to return home after butane pipeline leak

Some Saint Johners waiting to return home after butane pipeline leak

It’s now more than 24 hours since an evacuation zone was widened following a butane leak in Saint John, and some residents are still waiting to go home.  Police say the rupture happened Monday at about 11 a.m. in a line that runs from the Canaport facility on Bayside Drive to the Irving Oil refinery. Bayside Drive and River Avenue were shut down and businesses were evacuated. Part of a causeway in the area was also temporarily shut down, as well. Officials say the small pipeline leak has been located.Read More


Young B.C. girl dies after being hit by transit bus

Young B.C. girl dies after being hit by transit bus Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines


FIFA says doping is not widespread in Russian soccer

MOSCOW — FIFA defended Russia’s right to host the World Cup amid a series of doping scandals, saying Tuesday that there is no sign of “widespread” drug use in Russian soccer. Russia has been stripped of dozens of Olympic medals for doping and coverups, including tampering with samples. Soccer is among the sports where positive tests were apparently covered up, according to a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation last year. “From the information we have, we cannot talk about widespread doping in football in Russia,” FIFA general secretary Fatma Samoura saidRead More


Cape Breton First Nations protest mining on Kellys Mountain

CTV Atlantic Published Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:26PM AST Last Updated Saturday, November 25, 2017 7:37PM AST The Mining Association of Nova Scotia hopes to develop a quarry in the area of Kellys mountain in Cape Breton, but the Mi’kmaq say the land is sacred. The picturesque landscape is covered by the Kluscap wilderness and considered First Nation’s holy ground, but the association believes there’s an aggregate deposit of over 2 billion tonnes on the mountain in New Harris, N.S. Protesters from First Nations communities gathered near the mountain toRead More


Grey Cup weekend in Ottawa

Grey Cup weekend is here. If you’re looking to enjoy some festivities, here is a full breakdown. EVENTS Saturday only The Grey Cup Festival HQ (presented by Shaw): 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Lansdowne Park; free Family Fun Zone (presented by Canada 150): 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Thursday and 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Landsdowne Park skate court, basketball court, and Great Lawn; free Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at TD Place Arena; free Nissan Titan StreetRead More


Shediac residents left in the dark after malfunction at sewage pumping station

It’s been nearly a month since a lift station pumped 795 cubic meters of untreated wastewater into the Shediac Bay as a result of detector equipment failing to activate pumps. The Greater Shediac Sewerage Commission says it was a quick fix, but residents aren’t happy to be finding out about it weeks later. “Why wait over 20 days to advise the public when apparently, according to one of the reports, the fix was done very quickly because it was not a big fix putting that third censor in there,” saysRead More


North Bay to get innovative Microgrid

From CTV Northern Ontario: Renewable energy system will power several community centres in North Bay. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from around the world USA Today News Headlines USA News Headlines ABC NEWS Headlines