Skiers and boarders lay down for a world record attempt at Spring Hill
Skiers and boarders lay down for a world record attempt at Spring Hill

From the slopes to the record books, the Canadian Ski Patrol leads an effort on Ski Patrol Day to break the world record for making the most snow angels simultaneously in multiple locations. At more than 50 ski hills at noon Central time thousands of people were making snow angels in an attempt to break

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  • Calgary bobsled track accident kills 2 teens, injures 6

    Two teenagers are dead and six injured after attempting to use their own sled on the luge/bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park, according to Calgary police. "Part way down, the group hit a large gate used to separate the bobsled and luge tracks," according to police. Staff Sgt. Paul Wyatt said police are continuing their efforts to identify all those involved.

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  • 11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

    WATE-TV ( ) reports that Jefferson County Juvenile Court judge Dennis "Will" Roach II this week found the boy guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him to state custody until he turns 19. The boy is currently in detention and being evaluated as to where he should be placed, said Rob Johnson, a spokesman for the Department of Children's Services.

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  • UN head’s visit another opportunity for Trudeau to rebrand Canada’s reputation

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  • 2 planes crash in mid-air, plunge into ocean off LA

    Two small planes collided in midair Friday and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbour. The planes collided at around 3:30 p.m. and apparently went into the water about two miles outside the harbour entrance, U.S. Coast Guard and other officials said. "They found both a partial tail number and then a second tail number," Los Angeles County lifeguard Capt. Ken Haskett said.

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  • Laid-off Alberta workers retrain for non-trades jobs

    Brendon Cunningham used to see a future in oil-stained coveralls. Less than a week after being laid off, Cunningham said he decided to enroll in a business program at the University of Alberta. In January, the unemployment rate in Alberta hit a 20-year high at 7.4 per cent, according to Statistics Canada.

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  • High housing prices could turn Vancouver into economic ghost town: Hootsuite CEO

    Fri, Feb 5: Fears are growing Vancouver's skyrocketing real estate costs could turn the city into an economic ghost town, devoid of young, skilled workers. It's a sentiment Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes and other corporate recruiters are echoing. Jill Bennett looks at what may be needed to turn things around.

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  • Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

    Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

  • Couple wanted in crime spree led police on chase; 1 killed

    A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighbourhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle. Blake Fitzgerald died and Brittany Nicole Harper was at a hospital under armed guard with a wounded leg, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said at a news conference. The sheriff said the chase began shortly after reports of an armed robbery at a Famous Footwear store in Pensacola at 7:56 p.m. Thursday.

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  • Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border

    Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge. As many as 35,000 Syrians have massed along the closed border, according to Suleyman Tapsiz, governor of the Turkish border province of Kilis. The Norwegian Refugee Council said thousands of Syrians have arrived at seven of the main informal camps close to the Turkish border.

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  • Paramedic laid to rest as advocates call for PTSD help for first responders

    An Ontario paramedic was laid to rest Friday, at the end of a week in which Ontario promised to take action to help first responders deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. Martin Wood was a veteran paramedic who loved his job. Since the beginning of the year, seven first responders have died by suicide in Ontario.

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  • Shannon Park demolition to begin Monday

    One of the largest reconstruction projects in Nova Scotia will begin Monday when heavy machinery rolls into the Shannon Park neighbourhood in Dartmouth to make way for new development. The former military community, which spans nearly 40 hectares, has been sitting empty on Halifax's waterfront for 13 years. It's looked after by Canada Lands, a crown corporation.

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  • Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

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  • 'Bear was looking right at him': Close encounters with polar bears in Labrador

    What would you do if you came face to face with a polar bear in your kitchen window? Kate Turnbull and Tim Coombs live in Labrador and they know exactly how it feels. The couple got a terrible fright Monday evening, when one of the large furry animals decided to drop by their home in Domino near Black Tickle, a small island community off the southeastern coast of Labrador..

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  • Quebec man receives 57-month sentence for sexually assaulting young girls

    Mathieu Roy, 32, had initially pleaded not guilty but changed his plea Friday and was sentenced by Quebec court Judge Guylaine Tremblay. Roy broke down in tears after the judge read his sentence, a joint recommendation from the defence and Crown. With time served, Roy has 45 months left in his sentence.

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  • Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

    North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defence Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments that suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology. North Korea did not inform international organizations of any other changes in its plan, and the rocket's expected flight path remains the same, said South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Moon Sang Gyun, adding that the South believes the launch could come as soon as Sunday.

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  • Motorcycle noise petition gets 4,300 signatures in Kootenays

    Summer can be a noisy time of year in the Kootenays between motorboats zipping along the water, kids screaming at splash pads and modified motorcycles roaring through the streets. The petition asks Anton and the RCMP to crack down on excessive motorcycle noise. Kaslo's Art Mason, one of the people behind the petition effort, said the bikers are a real problem.

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  • Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

    Plan F is the most popular Medicare Supplement plan, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

  • Montreal hires doctor who violated code of ethics

    A orthopaedist who violated his professional code of ethics has been given a untendered contract potentially worth several thousand dollars by the City of Montreal. In 2011 Dr Chérif Tadros was suspended for three months by the disciplinary arm of the Quebec College of Physicians. Tadros was found to have received money from a pharmaceutical company between 2001 and 2006 for selling prosthetics in the hospital where he worked.

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  • Duclos says feds, provinces on fast-track to set up national child care program

    The federal families minister says he and his provincial counterparts appear to be on the fast-track towards a long-discussed national child care program. The federal and provincial governments should be able to quickly come to an agreement on a framework for a national early learning and child care program because they aren't starting from scratch, Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday. Duclos said the government wants to improve the quality of existing child care spaces, make those spaces more affordable for families and create new spaces for families that find it hard to access quality child care.

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  • Manitoba mom of dead girl hopes 2,000 DNA samples lead police to her killer

    The mother of a Manitoba girl found dead nearly a year ago has renewed hope that police will finally catch her killer. RCMP is collecting up to 2,000 DNA samples from men and boys between 15 and 66 on the Garden Hill First Nation. Teresa Robinson, who was 11, was last seen leaving a birthday party in the remote, fly-in community on May 5, 2015.

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  • In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

    In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present. U.N. officials also called on many Catholic-majority countries in Latin America to loosen their abortion laws to allow women to terminate pregnancies if they fear the fetus may be at risk for a rare birth defect that causes brain damage and an abnormally small head, which may be linked to the virus. The flurry of recommendations began in Brazil, where a top health official warned pregnant women to be cautious with their kisses.

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  • Rona Ambrose easing rifts with Atlantic Canadian Tories, says MLA

    Interim federal Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose met with all four Atlantic Progressive Conservative leaders this morning, a meeting members of Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative party say hasn't happened in 20 years. The party's annual general meeting is underway in Halifax. "Rona Ambrose has shown a little bit of leadership on this one, which we haven't seen a whole lot of up till now, when it comes to getting the premiers together or the leaders of the other parties together," said Chris d'Entremont, MLA for Argyle-Barrington.

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  • Exit Realty on the Rock in receivership, liquidating assets

    CBC News has obtained a letter revealing that real estate company Exit Realty on the Rock is being held in receivership by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

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  • Security fears heighten after Germany finds ISIS fighters disguised as refugees

    Fri, Feb 5: German security officials admit they have discovered ISIS fighters pretending to be refugees and then slipping into Europe. Tom Clark looks at whether Canada has the same concerns.

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  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

    Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to exploring physics, the mind, and unexplained phenomena such as psychics and aliens, has died in Florida. Mitchell died Thursday night at a West Palm Beach hospice after a short illness, his daughter, Kimberly Mitchell, said. Mitchell's passing coincides with the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 14 mission from Jan. 31-Feb. 9, 1971.

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  • Pope's sex abuse panel tells abuse survivor to take a leave

    Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of the Vatican's slow progress in taking measures to protect children and punish bishops who covered up for pedophile priests. During a commission meeting Saturday, "it was decided that Mr. Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence from his membership to consider how he might best support the commission's work," the Vatican said.

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  • Fitness trackers putting kids at risk, says child psychologist

    Anne Wareham, a child psychologist with the Janeway's Lifestyle Program, said if these devices, such as the FitBit, aren't used properly, those kids can be at risk. It depends really on whether you are in control — or whether the FitBit is in control," said Wareham. "The whole idea of wellness is lost.

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  • Seniors' home had some kind of fire plan, Tory says

    Tory — who returned to the city from meetings in Ottawa — surveyed the damage to the fifth floor of the Toronto Community Housing building on Neilson Road in Scarborough. An Ontario fire marshal investigator said earlier in the day that poor fire education may have been a factor, noting that some victims may have been overcome by smoke after fleeing their apartments and venturing into a top floor hallway.

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  • Auditor general's concerns prompt Alberta health card rethink

    Other provinces have plastic cards with expiry dates. In his October 2015 report, Saher said the lack of expiry dates on Alberta health cards leave them open to abuse, meaning the province could be paying for health care of ineligible recipients.

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  • Wind warning issued for south and central Saskatchewan

    Environment Canada is warning about a fast moving weather system that's making its way across Saskatchewan today, which could cause damage to buildings. 

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  • Police try to calm Chinatown fears ahead of Lunar New Year

    "This is a one-off, this is not something that's happening in Chinatown and Kensington Market on a regular basis," Greenaway told the news conference. "The Chinatown community is still safe for visitors, residents and businesses alike," added Tony Yu, chair of the Chinatown Business Association.

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  • 3 people dead, 15 others being treated for various injuries after Toronto fire

    Police say three people are dead, and 15 others are being treated in hospital for various injuries following a fire at a seniors' building in Toronto. Paramedic spokesman Peter Rotolo says four people were taken to hospital in critical condition after the Friday afternoon blaze — three have been pronounced dead. Division commander Bob O'Halloran says the origin of the fire remains under investigation, but notes that much of the damage appeared to have occurred in the fifth-floor hallway.

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  • RCMP communications centre fields hundreds of 911 calls every day

    "We know that around suppertime, everybody's heading home, so then we're hoping people are driving slow, taking their time, and when they forget that, that's when we get calls of cars off the road," said Cpl. Chantal Farrah. Farrah manages the centre where all calls outside of the Moncton area are received and where almost every RCMP investigation begins. The communications centre in Fredericton receives hundreds of calls each day that are handled by trained operators.

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  • 10 Cards for People Who Have Great Credit

    What card offers up to 5% cash back? And which one offers 24/7 concierge service? See the best credit cards of 2016. Apply online, quickly & easily.

  • DNA order in animal abuse case sparks privacy debate

    A southern Ontario man admits he bound a dog's snout, neck and legs with electrical tape and left it for dead behind a shopping centre in Windsor, Ont. As disturbing as the crime was, it's his punishment that has the legal and human rights communities talking. Michael Hill, of Amherstburg, Ont., a small town just southwest of Windsor, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years probation, and is banned from owning a pet for 25 years.

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  • 'Sewer stroll' bird tour of Sydney Harbour on Sunday

    It may not be the most alluring name for a weekend event, but organizers are hoping for a big turnout at this weekend's "Sewer Stroll" around Sydney Harbour. "Not so much directly for the food from the sewer outlet," said David McCorquodale, a biology professor at Cape Breton University. McCorquodale has been leading birdwatching tours of Cape Breton's sewer outfalls for 25 years, along with retired wildlife biologist Dave Harris.

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  • Bighorn sheep in B.C. dying from domestic sheep pneumonia

    A bighorn sheep herd in B.C.'s interior is in trouble after coming into contact with domestic sheep and the contagious disease they carry. The Chasm herd near Clinton, B.C. has lost more than two-thirds of its members since 2013, with the population decreasing from 110 to 28 members at last count. Scientists say bighorn sheep are dying from a particular type of pneumonia that domestic sheep are immune to but that wild sheep are not.

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  • Gary Doer's graduation: Long career in public life ends for US ambassador

    A college kid named Gary Doer had a plan to leave school for a while, get some work experience, then return to finish his degree in political science. "Ambassador, you have put a lot of pucks in the net," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

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  • 1 dead, 2 seriously hurt in Manhattan crane collapse

    A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street worker and leaving three people hurt by debris that scattered as the rig's lengthy boom fell, officials said. The mobile crane's boom landed across an intersection, smashed several car roofs and stretched much of a block after the accident around 8:25 a.m. at a historic building about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. Robert Harold heard a crashing sound as the rig fell right outside his office window at the Legal Aid Society.

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  • 7 things P.E.I. MLAs weren't supposed to say in the Legislature

    Maintaining and sometimes interpreting what that level of decorum should be is up to the various speakers of the legislative assemblies. It's generally accepted that anything that questions the honesty or personal integrity of a member is off-limits, as are personal attacks and obscene language.

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  • How Canadian NHL teams fared last night

    The Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets were the only two Canadian NHL teams in action on Friday. Here's a quick look at how they fared:

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  • Musical gaffe: Juno Awards replace nominee after realizing song was ineligible

    DJ and producer Kaytranada is fuming after Juno Awards organizers yanked his nomination on Friday once they realized his song was ineligible. "Shoutout to the Canadian music scene for being so out of touch," Kaytranada posted on his Twitter account shortly before the Junos issued an official announcement. "I've lot my respect to the Junos, cause they don't know what they're nominating," Kaytranada added on Twitter.

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  • Suncor Energy acquires nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares

    Suncor Energy has announced that nearly 73 per cent of Canadian Oil Sands shares and accompanying rights have been tendered to Suncor's offer. Suncor officials said that as a result, the company will be able to ensure that a subsequent acquisition transaction will be completed and Suncor (TSX:SU) will acquire the remainder of the outstanding COS shares. In mid-January, COS (TSX:COS) accepted a sweetened takeover offer from Suncor Energy as the market outlook for oilsands producers deteriorates.

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  • New year, new travel: more Chinese choose tourism over tradition

    While hundreds of millions of his Chinese compatriots pack into planes, trains, and automobiles to return to their ancestral homes for the Lunar New Year celebration, Zhang Hao, 30, is getting as far away as he can. Instead of making the 1,200 kilometre trek from Beijing, where he works as a designer, to his icy northern hometown of Harbin, Zhang booked a 20,000 yuan ($3,000) trip to Thailand for February 6 -- one day before Chinese custom would dictate he ought to be with his parents. "There was no choice" but to go abroad, Zhang said.

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  • Woody Harrelson applies for Hawaii marijuana dispensary

    Actor and marijuana advocate Woody Harrelson was one of nearly 60 applicants to apply to open one of Hawaii's first medical marijuana dispensaries. The Hawaii Department of Health posted the list of 66 applications on its website Friday. The state is now reviewing applications for dispensary permits, which they will award in April.

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  • French duo bring frigid freediving to Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut

    A pair of French freedivers are in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, this weekend to do something people rarely do: go swimming off Baffin Island in February. Cedric Batteur and Laurent Marie are part of L'Ane Bleue, an organization that uses the sport of freediving – deep diving without any artificial breathing apparatus – to teach people about the marine environment. The pair are there to teach local kids – and adults – about freediving, but they also want to learn about the Arctic environment and, with luck, swim with marine mammals such as narwhal.

    • CBC
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  • Carnival opens in Rio, defying growing Zika fears

    Rio's Carnival -- a five day festival of dancing, bared flesh and wild costumes -- got underway in the face of warnings that the Zika virus might make even kissing dangerous. Mayor Eduardo Paes handed a big golden key to the city to the Carnival's ceremonial King Momo, who promised a spectacular show. "With great happiness, brotherly love and peace, I declare the best Carnival on Earth open -- our Carnival in the Marvelous City," the dancing king, who is elected ahead of the festivities, said on Friday.

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  • Vintage Wayne Gretzky images going up for sale

    Only photographer Bob Peterson, his wife, and a few family members know where the secret archive is kept. Many of those are from the 1978-79 WHA season when Howe played for the Houston Aeros and Gretzky was with the Oilers.

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  • How Dan Hamhuis' face was rebuilt following devastating slap shot

    Fri, Feb 5: It's been about two months since Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis took that horrible slap shot to his face. Now, Global BC's Jay Janower has an exclusive, unprecedented look at the process of rebuilding Hamhuis' face.

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  • Merkel urges better protection of EU external borders

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for better protection at the European Union's external borders in order to maintain the passport-free Schengen zone. "We need to protect our external borders because we want to keep Schengen," Merkel said in her weekly podcast. Failing to protect the EU's external borders would jeopardize free movement of people which is the basis for the bloc's wealth, Merkel added.

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  • Push and pull, as fishermen debate proposed tourist fishery

    The notion that tourists should be able to drop a fishing line in the ocean all summer long has ignited a fierce debate on CBC Radio's The Broadcast. Mussel Bed Boat Tours in Lewisporte is lobbying the federal government on behalf of 40 tour boat operators. "We proposed that we would start the season the first of June and end it at the end of September or the first of October, and that we would retain two fish per tourist per trip," said Mussel Bed's owner Graham Wood.

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  • The doctor will see you now: New app slashes wait times in P.E.I. pilot project

    A Charlottetown walk-in clinic is taking part in an innovative pilot project that could dramatically shorten the time Canadians spend in doctors' waiting rooms. The app, called Skip the Waiting Room, allows patients to book their own appointments, but it also sends a text message or phone call to let users know when they should come in. P.E.I. software developer Mark Richardson came up with the idea in 2013 after he spent more than four hours waiting for medical attention at an Island walk-in clinic when the doctor was late.

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  • National Ballet of Canada dancer creates new work debuting in Kelowna

    Dancers with Ballet Kelowna are debuting two new works Friday night, including one choreographed by former National Ballet of Canada dancer Matjash Mrozewski.

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  • Fredericton's Lulujo Baby takes products to international market

    When Dawn Pottier sewed her first ring sling to carry her newborn baby around she says she never expected to be selling products on the international market. Lulujo Baby products are now being sold in France, Italy, United Kingdom and were recently launched at the world's largest toy fair in Germany.

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  • IceCaps wear jerseys commemorating Beaumont-Hamel

    Nearly one hundred years after the tragedy at Beaumont-Hamel, the St. John's IceCaps are taking to the ice wearing jerseys honouring the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. Local graphic designer Troy Birmingham designed the new jersey, which replaces the IceCaps logo with a silhouette of a Royal Newfoundland Regiment soldier kneeling before a ridge.

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  • New Waterford apartment building fire sends man to hospital

    A fire gutted the two storey, 11-unit apartment building on Plummer Avenue putting 15 people out of their homes, he said. Some got out thanks to one neighbour, said Jason Noseworthy, disaster management associate with the Red Cross.  Eleven people are now in lodging provided by the Red Cross, Noseworthy said.

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  • Souls Harbour celebrates Chinese New Year in Regina, thanks to donations

    Regina Souls Harbour patrons were treated to a special Chinese New Year meal Thursday night entirely from community donations. Several Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants donated food for the feast and a number of volunteers from the Chinese community helped serve about 250 guests. "We thought it's a very good idea to share some food at Souls Harbour," said Dr. Im Ooi, who organized the dinner.

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  • German competition watchdog wants 'big data' hoards considered in merger probes: paper

    The vast troves of consumer data held by big Internet companies should be scrutinized in merger probes because they have a big impact on competition, the president of the German antitrust watchdog told a newspaper. Collections of "big data" - covering billions of internet searches, messages and other online interactions - hand Internet companies huge power they can exercise in marketing and commerce and which potentially makes it difficult for smaller businesses to compete in those areas. Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of Whatsapp in 2014 almost escaped scrutiny from cartel authorities as the messaging service hardly had any revenues at the time, Mundt said, adding that it was apparently still of great strategic importance to Facebook.

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  • Q&A with Gwenda Blair: Trump biographer on the billionaire's uncanny knack for landing on top

    Republican candidate Donald Trump doesn't like to lose. So he's likely pretty happy knowing polls show him to be the favourite for the Republicans headed into Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. An ace on Twitter, he's been tweeting insults all week about Senator Ted Cruz, who won in the Iowa caucus Monday. Trump also launched a new ad campaign which highlights the diversity of Americans who say they support him. Few people have studied Trump as closely as Gwenda Blair.

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  • Man who gave name to "Peanuts'" Linus dies at age 90

    Linus Maurer, a cartoonist and illustrator whose old friend and colleague Charles M. Schulz borrowed his first name for Charlie Brown's blanket-wielding best friend Linus in his "Peanuts" comic strip and cartoons, has died at age 90. Maurer died Jan. 29 in Sonoma, California, his longtime partner Mary Jo Starsiak told The Associated Press on Friday night. About 65 years ago, Maurer and Schulz worked together at Art Instruction Schools Inc. in Minneapolis, when "Peanuts" was getting started.

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  • Nation2Nation basketball game promotes aboriginal culture

    A high school basketball game in Saint John this Saturday is aiming to build ties between First Nations and non-First Nations communities. Simonds High School is hosting the inaugural Nation2Nation Varsity Girls challenge against the Chief Allison Bernard Memorial High School from Eskasoni First Nation, in Cape Breton. Jason Peters coaches the Simonds Seabees varsity girls and organized the event to foster a greater cultural understanding at the school.

    • CBC
  • Two illegal salmon fishers fined, banned from inland waters

    An Appleton man was sentenced and fined $3,000 in Gander on January 19th for netting Atlantic salmon in inland waters. The man was also fined $1,000 for illegal possession of salmon, and an additional $500 for breaching probation.

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  • Cost of 2015 election soars, partly due to marathon 78-day campaign

    Elections Canada says last fall's marathon federal election campaign cost $443 million to administer — 53 per cent more than the 2011 election. The independent agency doesn't yet know how many millions it will have to pay out to political parties and their candidates, who are eligible for rebates of up to 50 per cent and 60 per cent respectively on their campaign expenses. Elections Canada estimates that rebates topped $60 million after the 2011 election — a figure that's bound to be significantly higher for the 2015 vote since the unusually long campaign meant spending limits for parties and candidates were effectively doubled.

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  • 2 books explore being human in a fast-paced world of consumerism

    Two challenging books tackle what it means to be human in a world of science, industrialization and consumerism — even though they take place two hundred years apart.

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