Lack of patrol putting seabirds at risk, advocate warns
Lack of patrol putting seabirds at risk, advocate warns

Perry Cooper says the Canadian Wildlife Service no longer has an enforcement officer working on Newfoundland's northeast coast and he is concerned that too many migratory birds are being killed by hunters. "With the encroaching northern ice, eider ducks and turrs will be pushed closer to shore

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  • Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

    An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter died Friday less than a year into her life-without-parole sentence for the killing. Joyce Hardin Garrard, 50, died five days after being stricken at the state's women's prison, prison spokesman Bob Horton said. The cause of death wasn't immediately available, but defence attorney Dani Bone said Garrard apparently suffered a heart attack Sunday minutes after visiting relatives at the state women's prison.

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  • Woman plans death on her own terms despite Alberta Bishops' opposition

    During the last moments of her life, Barb Gibson-Clifford will drink a large glass of her husband's delicious wine. It's something the Sherwood Park woman thinks about often after having had 11 cancer-related surgeries over the past 10 years. "Dying a peaceful, dignified death is part of my healthcare plan and I feel very strongly that should be everyone's option," Gibson-Clifford said.

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  • NDP dropped 20 points in 48 hours after supporting niqab, Tom Mulcair says

    NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says decisions he made around TV debates and the niqab helped sink the party's fortunes with voters. While admitting he is partly to blame for the NDP's third-place finish, Mulcair insists he should be leading the party into the next election, and will take that message to party members ahead of April's leadership review. Mulcair said a short-sighted desire to hold on to that lead made the party risk-averse.

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  • Carnation milk mystery substance turns out to be mould

    A Fall River, N.S., woman who found a mysterious substance at the bottom of a can of Carnation milk says an official with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency told her the substance was mould. On Thursday night, Ellen Chesal prepared a chicken dish that included Carnation milk, punctured the top of the can and poured the milk. Chesal says a friend of hers called the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and it sent out an inspector on Friday to take a look at the substance.

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  • Two 15-year-old girls fatally shot at Phoenix-area school

    Police announced that a suicide note was found at the shooting scene near the cafeteria area of Independence High School in Glendale. "Information gathered by detectives reveal the two girls were very close friends, appeared to also be in a relationship," Glendale police spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said in a statement Friday afternoon. Cheryl Rice said she went to a store after a friend called about the shooting and asked about Rice's 15-year-old daughter.

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  • Justin Trudeau and his family visit the Carnival in Quebec City

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and their children, met mascot Bonhomme Carnaval as they spent Saturday, at Quebec City's Winter Carnival.

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  • Drug abuse in rural communities: 'It's everywhere'

    Underneath the idyllic exteriors of Carbonear and the surrounding communities in Conception Bay North, there are people living with serious drug addiction issues, according to local recovering addicts and the people who work with them. Andrea, the mother of a teenager who is battling an addiction to painkillers, said hard drugs are available near the local schools. "The drug dealers go in there and wait for the kids to come out on recess and lunch and they can buy whatever they want.

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  • US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

    The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defence in a move that has worried China and Russia. The new tough stance follows South Korea's decision to shut down an inter-Korean factory park that had been the rival Koreas' last major symbol of co-operation, but that Seoul said had been used by North Korea to fund its nuclear and missile programs. North Korea responded by deporting South Korean citizens, seizing South Korean assets and vowing to militarize the park.

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  • Royal visit helps palliative care centre raise close to a half-million dollars

    The residence hosted its annual Valentine's Day Ball at the Château Vaudreuil, with this year's event given a London theme, complete with a vintage red phone box. Peter Phillips, Queen Elizabeth's eldest grandson, attended the event with his wife, Autumn. "It's an amazing place," Calvillo said of the palliative care residence.

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  • Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot

    The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday. The two prison officials were also charged with abuse of authority. On Thursday, rival factions of the Zetas drug cartel slaughtered each other inside the Topo Chico prison.

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  • NBA All-Stars in Toronto 'is a dream come true,' says Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia

    Nav Bhatia, the official Toronto Raptors superfan, says the NBA All-Star weekend is a great opportunity to showcase Toronto's diversity and multiculturalism to the world. "This is a dream come true," Bhatia, who says hasn't missed or even been late for a Toronto Raptors game in 21 years, told CBC News Network.

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  • Sask. family weathers massive storm on cruise ship

    A Regina family is happy to be on solid ground after a harrowing experience on a cruise ship this week. 

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  • 2 men treated for hypothermia as Ottawa temperatures plunge

    Two people were treated for hypothermia and frostbite overnight as the wind made it feel like  –40 C in Ottawa. In the first incident, a man in his 40s was found by the RCMP at the intersection of Bank and Wellington Streets, said the Ottawa Paramedic Service. Later Friday night, bystanders found a man in his 20s suffering from hypothermia on the Rideau Canal near Carleton University.

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  • Surgeries postponed in Newfoundland after stain found on surgical equipment

    ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador's largest health authority is postponing all elective surgeries scheduled for Monday and Tuesday because of concerns with the sterilization of surgical equipment. Eastern Health says the issue was discovered during a routine visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital in St. John's when a stain was noticed on equipment by surgical staff. The authority says during its investigation, officials found other instances of sterile devices failing visual inspection at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital and two other St. John's hospitals: the Heath Sciences Centre and Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

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  • Ontario First Nation pleads with federal government to replace aging ferry

    An Ontario aboriginal community on an island in the southeastern portion of Georgian Bay is in danger of losing its only link to the outside world — an aging ferry the chief of the Beausoleil First Nation says is on the verge of sinking. Beausoleil, about 5,400 hectares of Ojibwa territory, is located primarily on Christian Island. The picturesque First Nation — widely considered to be one of the real-life backdrops in "The Orenda," the critically acclaimed novel by author Joseph Boyden —is dependent on the ferry, which makes its hour-long round trip to the island and back 14 times a day, seven days a week.

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  • How to keep your pipes from freezing

    It's going to be a bitterly cold weekend in Montreal and that could mean frozen pipes if you're not careful. CBC Montreal spoke with plumber Benjamin Lessard about ways to keep your pipes warm and your water flowing. Lessard says you should keep the temperature in your house above 21 C.

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  • Recaptured jail inmate says he never intended to harm anyone

    The suspected mastermind of a three-man escape from a Southern California jail says he never intended to harm anyone during his eight days on the run. In a jailhouse interview, Hossein Nayeri told the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1VbZNER) he didn't want anyone to get hurt and asserted that he's innocent of the kidnapping and torture charges that landed him in jail two years ago. Nayeri, 37, who was recaptured Jan. 30 after travelling 400 miles to the San Francisco Bay Area, added that being a fugitive was more stressful than liberating.

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  • 2 firefighters recovering from burns after Bruce Avenue blaze

    Two firefighters are recovering at home following a blaze on Winnipeg's Bruce Avenue that left them with significant burns. "We had almost 60 firefighters on scene assisting the firefighters. Forrest said working as a team can be credited for the successful rescue of both firefighters on Saturday.

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  • Scotian WindFields windmills climbed and vandalized in Beaver Bank

    Four wind turbines at the North Beaver Bank Community Wind Project, run by Scotian WindFields, appear to be vandalized, after police were called around 6 a.m. Feb. 4, RCMP Const. "Somehow they were able to enter the access doors of the windmills and then climb around inside," Skinner said. One or two of the turbines were shut off and a rescue kit was stolen from each, according to Gay Harley, a community manager at the site.

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  • Gander using technology to track leaky pipes

    The town of Gander is investing in a computer program to help track and manage leaky water lines. 

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  • Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

    Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military manoeuvrs and troop deployments to countries neighbouring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told a meeting of top defence officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and new moves by NATO "only aggravate" tensions. "NATO's policies related to Russia remain unfriendly and opaque — one could go so far as to say we have slid back to a new Cold War," Medvedev said.

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  • B.C. man attempting 5-year motorless trip around the globe

    He may not be the first person to circumnavigate Earth, but 33-year-old adventurer Markus Pukonen may be attempting the quirkiest journey around the globe yet.

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  • Ethical flowers: Buying consciously for your Valentine

    Less than 24 hours before Valentine's Day, a Toronto-based florist says that besides fair-trade coffee, chocolate and many other items, there are also fair-trade flowers available for people interested in ethical gift-giving. Joseph Delarge, who owns and operates Eco-Stems on King Street West in Toronto, says that locally grown flowers are always the first choice.

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  • 5.1 and 3.9 magnitude earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

    A 5.1 magnitude earthquake shook northwest Oklahoma and was felt in seven other states on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the third-largest temblor ever recorded in the state where the power and frequency of earthquakes has dramatically increased in recent years. The earthquake centred about 17 miles north of Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma occurred at 11:07 a.m. and was reportedly felt across Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas, the USGS said. A second quake measured at 3.9 magnitude struck ten minutes later, followed at 11:41 a.m. by a 2.5 magnitude quake.

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  • Gaelic teacher working to bring Irish culture, language to P.E.I.

    Gaelic teacher Eoin Ó Beaglaoich plans to spend a two-month visit to Prince Edward Island building a strong link between the Island and Ireland and develop formal Irish language training. Ó Beaglaoich is on special assignment in his role as representative of the Ireland Canada University Foundation. During his visit, Ó Beaglaoich wants to become better acquainted with P.E.I.'s Irish community, for instance, by connecting with people such as Cian Ó Móráin who came to the Island as a touring musician and and decided to stay.

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  • MLA criticized for comments made at Hinton train crash memorial

    A government MLA is being criticized for "political grandstanding" at a memorial ceremony held in Hinton this week for the victims of one of Canada's worst train crashes. A plaque was unveiled in the town on Monday to remember the 23 people who died in 1986 when a freight train and a VIA passenger train collided near Hinton. Michael Peleshaty, the engineer of the VIA train, was one of those killed.

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  • Bob McGrath Returns for 50th Show of Hearts

    Sat, Feb 13: Longtime Variety supporter Bob McGrath returns to BC to celebrate Variety's 50th Show of Hearts Telethon.

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  • Wildlife Institute rescues thick-billed murres blown to shore

    The black and white birds are related to the puffin and spend most of their lives at sea. "Probably some of these birds, as they were flying through the area, they got caught in these winds and got blown off course," Novak said in an interview on Shift.

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  • Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn

    In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot's trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears," said Dr. Lori Leibold of Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. For healthy children, the auditory system is pretty well developed by a few months of age.

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  • Sherbrooke's friendly scaremonger passes away

    A legendary character of Sherbrooke's downtown scene, who for years was known for putting a good-natured scare into strangers, has died. Francine Lafond, better known by locals as Madame Bou, was found at her home on Friday. Lafond earned her nickname for her habit of offering a "boo" to startled passersby.

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  • Urbanization leads to change in type of bacteria in the home

    Whether it's a jungle hut or a high-rise apartment, your home is covered in bacteria, and new research from the Amazon suggests city dwellers might want to open a window. "Very little is known about the microbes of the built environment," microbiologist Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello of New York University, who led the pilot study, said at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Everyone carries a customized set of microbes on the skin, in the nose and in the gut, a microbial zoo that starts forming at birth and help with such things as digestion and immune development.

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  • DA: Suspect shot first in battle injuring suspect, officers

    A local prosecutor says he believes police were justified in firing back at a man they had chased through a Baton Rouge neighbourhood before dawn Saturday. Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. said the officers' injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening. The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Calvin Smith by authorities, was critically injured.

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  • Uluhaktok, N.W.T., student-run popup coffee shop a hit

    Students at Helen KalvakElihakvik School in this N.W.T. hamlet of 475 people hold a coffee shop every two weeks. While it started three years ago as a simple fundraiser for the school's grad party, teacher Kathy Tollenaar said the coffee shop, which runs every second Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., has grown from coffee and baked goods to include lunches and take-out. In the process, Tollenaar said students learn about taking orders, making change, managing time, multitasking and working under pressure.

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  • Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb

    Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. The explosion targeted Western and Turkish intelligence agents aboard the Daallo Airlines flight to Djibouti on Feb. 2, al-Shabab said in a statement. Al-Shabab, who are allied to al-Qaida, said they will continue such attacks.

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  • Vancouver Island cycling route proposed for Highway 19A

    The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition is lobbying local and provincial governments to invest in Highway 19A for cycling and brand it the Inside Passage Bike Route. 19A runs from Nanaimo to Campbell River, and the group believes it has potential as a major piece of cycling infrastructure on Vancouver Island that connects to the Sunshine Coast. "[Local communities] are very interested to work together and to go ahead with this particular initiative," said Leo Boon, chair of the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, in conversation with On The Coast guest host Gloria Macarenko.

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  • Glace Bay fire destroys former Guildwood building

    Cape Breton police and the fire marshal's office are sifting through what remains of a Glace Bay landmark after a massive fire burned the unused building to the ground Friday night. Staff Sgt. Ken O'Neill says they have information that a homeless person could have been in the building at the time of the fire. Glace Bay Fire Chief John Chant says it was fresh footprints in the snow that led authorities to believe someone could have been inside, but the weather, amount of debris and almost three metres of water within the foundation means it could take between 24 and 36 hours before authorities will be able to know for sure.

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  • New Iqaluit mosque opens doors

    After years in the making, Iqaluit's new mosque held its inauguration Friday, officially opening as a place of worship. The building will serve as a prayer space and a community centre for Iqaluit's 100 or so Muslims, as well as a place to learn about Islam. Members of the foundation, along with the Islamic Association of Nunavut, built the mosque themselves at a cost of $800,000.

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  • Presidential contenders fight for minority voters

    DENMARK, S.C. - 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls fighting for black voters looked for an edge in South Carolina on Friday as Republicans crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump's long shadow. Democrat Hillary Clinton stepped up her hammering of rival Bernie Sanders for what she said are his false claims on President Barack Obama's legacy. Prominent black leaders echoed the theme — an effort to use the first African-American president as a wedge between Sanders and black voters.

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  • UN Secretary General praises Montreal's anti-radicalization efforts

    It is a "highest priority" to work with countries like Canada to stem the rise of radicalization and extremism, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday while praising Montreal's preventative approach to the problem. "We are living in a world of peril because of the spread of radicalism, extremism and violent terrorism," he told reporters in Montreal. Ban praised Montreal's preventative approach during a visit to the city's anti-radicalization centre.

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  • Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economics

    Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. The late-night TV host spoke to an audience of Harvard University students on Friday about the value of a liberal-arts education and about his time at the Ivy League school. Harvard President Drew Faust hosted the discussion with O'Brien, who graduated from Harvard in 1985 with a concentration in history and literature.

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  • France's 104-year-old twins say closeness is the secret

    When they were born premature in 1912, doctors gave Paulette and Simone the slimmest chance of survival. With their long white hair tied back in ponytails and gold spectacles perched on their noses, Paulette Olivier and Simone Thiot are happy to pose for the camera at their retirement home in Onzain, central France. There is no official confirmation that Paulette and Simone are the oldest twins in France, but they appear to be the likely holders of the title.

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  • Hong Kong brings east meets west to New York Fashion Week

    Three leading Hong Kong designers sent a riot of color and tailoring down the New York runway in a push to broaden their US client base and put the tiny territory more firmly on the global fashion map. The catwalk show at Moynihan Station, one block from Madison Square Garden, followed by a pop-up showroom in Soho marks the first time in 12 years that the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is sending local designers to take part in New York's fashion week.

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  • Speed friending gains momentum at Saint Mary's University

    After all, that's what speed friending is all about. "It's like speed dating, but we're not dating, we're just friending," said Scott Xing, co-president of the Speak Up! Society. "Because of technology, it's really hard to talk to people these days," said Gaius St.Marie, a Saint Mary's student.

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  • NHL legend Paul Coffey inspires Regina students to become champions

    If there's someone you want talking about what it's like to be a champion, it's Paul Coffey. 

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  • Calgary businesses barter during Alberta's economic downturn

    Some Calgary businesses have reverted to the age-old system of bartering in order to cut costs during this economic downturn — but with a modern upgrade. Liem says bartering also helps businesses clear old inventory, and introduces new businesses to each other.

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  • Vancouver police issue warning to women after attacks in Oakridge area

    Fri, Feb 12: Vancouver police have issued a warning to women in the Oakridge neighbourhood after two attacks. Rumina Daya reports on whom investigators are searching for.

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  • Winter driving: 7 tips to keep you safe on the roads

    In this video item, host Bruce Sellery takes the wheel while Law offers his top seven tips for staying safe on icy roads. Unlike all-season radials that come installed on most new cars, winter tires are designed to handle cold, slippery conditions and offer far greater control on icy roads than cynics, who think they're not worth the expense, believe. Winter tires are ade from a special type of rubber that stays soft in cold weather, which helps grab the road.

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  • Fishing for China: How a little lobster is making a big impact

    Perhaps one of the best and most recent examples showing the potential of the Chinese market involves the humble Canadian lobster.

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  • Survivors torn as Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris

    As Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris on Tuesday to 'finish' their fateful November rock concert that ended with jihadi gunmen killing 90 of their fans, survivors are torn over whether to go to the gig. "I want to go," said Guillaume Munier, who escaped the gunmen with a friend by hiding in a tiny upstairs toilet for two hours. Jihadists killed 130 people and injured hundreds more in a series of coordinated gun and suicide bomb attacks across Paris that night.

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  • Family Day activities: free, fun and family-friendly

    You may not have to work this Monday, but that's no excuse to stay at home all day. There's way too much stuff happening in the city.

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  • Saskatoon dog rescue agency looks to find pooches' perfect match

    A Saskatoon-based non-profit group was looking to put a new twist on finding your perfect match Saturday at the city's Market Mall. Putting a twist on the well-known bachelor or bachelorette auction, the group used a runway and an announcer as foster parents walked their dogs in front of potential adopters. The announcer made sure to sweet-talk each and every dog that made its way down the runway.

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  • Swedish police investigate killing at refugee center

    Police are investigating a killing at an asylum center in Sweden after a fight broke out among residents. It is the second such incident in a month after a 22-year- old employee at a refugee center for unaccompanied minors was stabbed to death, prompting concerns that authorities were being overwhelmed by the number of asylum seekers in the country. Police said the fight broke out on Saturday afternoon in Ljusne, a town of about 2,500 people on Sweden's east coast, some 240 km north of Stockholm, but gave no further details.

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  • Sydney Chase the Ace jackpot climbs to $430K

    The excitement is building around Sydney's Chase the Ace as the number of cards remaining in the deck stands at only 13. This week's jackpot is estimated to reach $430,000 and Stephen Tobin, the business development manager for the Horizon Achievement Centre, says the freezing weather hasn't impacted ticket sales at the event. To help organizers deal with the growing crowds, last week two additional ticket sale locations were added and organizers began livestreaming the event online, which is projected on 3.6-metre screens on all six ticket sale locations.

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  • Where we call home: Homegrown play takes on 100 years of history in Eaton Corner, Que.

    Tiny Eaton Corner, Que., is home to about 100 people. A homegrown play that takes 100 years of those stories to the stage premieres this weekend. Where we call home was written by a grandmother-and-granddaughter writing team, Sharon and Bethany Rothney.

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  • Oscar goes to 4 Vancouver grips for new green screen

    Four local film industry key grips are in L.A. to receive a Technical Achievement Academy Award for developing a new type of green screen. The Air Cover green screen is an inflatable green screen that co-inventor Steve Smith says is safer and faster to use than traditional green screens, which are usually held up with metal scaffolding. Smith, along with co-inventors David McIntosh, Mike Branham and Mike Kirilenko first used their new green screen while filming the new Godzilla movie in 2013, when the shoot called for a 720-foot long green screen.

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  • Agrofolie personality not sure full time farming is for him

    A man who hoped to farm enough food for his family to be self-sufficient, while filming a reality TV show about his experience, says he's not sure full time farming is for him. During the first season, former Moncton teacher Patrick Thibeault used the Lewis Family Farm near Salisbury and, while it was challenging, he had some success and a lot of fun — so much so he signed on for another year.

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  • Inuit translators want to create support network, standardize language

    Inuit interpreters and translators made a number of recommendations on the final day of the Inuit language authority's week-long conference, including creating a better support network for those who suffer from 'vicarious trauma.'

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  • City of Fredericton, transit union reach tentative agreement

    The city of Fredericton and the Canadian Union of Public Employees 1783 have reached a tentative agreement. 

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  • Police open games room for Dixon Road children

    Police in the city's north end have opened a new recreational centre today as part of an effort to connect with Toronto's Somali community. The Big Blue Door games room, as it's known, is a space for kids in the Dixon Road neighbourhood to hang out after school. It stems from 23 Division's Somali Liaison Unit.

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  • Atomic Vaudeville opening new show in February

    Victoria theatre company Atomic Vaudeville is launching a new show that explores masculinity what is regarded as a very masculine setting: a boxing ring. Action Revue, which opens Feb. 18 at Metro Studio Theatre, takes on questions about masculine identity in a vaudeville setting. "[Exploring masculinity] has always been in our wheelhouse, it's one of the things we keep coming back to," Britt Small, one of the show's three co-writers, told All Points West host Robyn Burns.

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