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Feb 29th, 2008
William and Kate meet king and queen of Bhutan
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan and met the country's young king and queen. The royal couple were allowed into the cockpit of their Royal Bhutan Airways chartered jet as it landed at Paro...
Apr 13th, 2016 by Locutus
Guilty plea in homeless murders
Three fatal beatings caught on surveillance video A man arrested in the killings of three street people will plead guilty to...
Zep being sued over "Stairway" infingement
Led Zeppelin Going to Trial Over "Stairway to Heaven" Copyright Claim | News | Pitchfork In my opinion: Not even close. Here's to hoping it's not some tin-eared judge from Oz who hears the case....
(by lone wolf)
Apr 11th, 2016 by Walter
Sir Tom Jones's wife Lady Melinda Rose Woodward dies aged 75
The wife of singer Sir Tom Jones has died after a "short but fierce battle with cancer", it has been announced. Lady Melinda Rose Woodward - known as Linda - who was married to the star for 59 years, died on Sunday morning at Cedars Sinai Hospital...
British Columbia School Districts
B.C. is divided into 60 School Districts. School Budgets are extremely tight right now and it seems to have come down to keeping under used schools open vs. closing them and transporting kids to other schools. I feel a third option is amalgamating some...
Where and what is the crisis?
B.C. to investigate case of sisters left stranded overnight by Greyhound driver - British Columbia - CBC News I fail to see the crisis involved for a 16 and 12 year old girls spending a few hours in an occupied commercial establishment where members...
Luton Labour councillor suspended over Hitler tweet
A Labour councillor has been suspended from the party over anti-Semitic comments on her Twitter account. A message on Luton councillor Aysegul Gurbuz's Twitter feed claimed Hitler was the "greatest man in history". Another tweet on Ms Gurbaz's...
Apr 10th, 2016 by Locutus
An unrepresentative media
The game of concentration: The Internet is pushing the American news business to New York and the coasts Rather than create geographic diversity, digital news has pushed the industry into a few tight clusters. That has real impacts on the...
Apr 10th, 2016 by gerryh
Montreal: CARS BURNED, Police station ATTACKED
throw the kettle at 'em boys! Europe really is tomorrow's newspaper for Canada today. Those who refuse to heed Europe's warning, will mirror its future here at home. This took place in North Montreal Wednesday night April 6 2016 A demonstration...
Some victims are more equal than others
Collateral victim of residential schools gets 15 months for burning child 27 times with cigarette, lighter MONTREAL A Quebec aboriginal man who repeatedly burned a five-year-old girl with a cigarette, leaving permanent scars on her face, arms,...
Canada finally returning a 149yr. old gift from the US
Its about time, after all. Just over 140 years ago, a man named Samuel Walking Coyote did something that arguably changed the course of history: he captured and raised several bison calves in Montana. It might not sound like much, but...
Indiana Man Accused of Raping, Killing Baby
An Indiana man accused in the killing of 1-year-old Shaylyn Ammerman faces additional charges in connection with the case, according to KTLA sister station WXIN. Kyle Parker,...
G20 class-action lawsuits against Toronto police over 'kettling' get go-ahead First class actions involving group arrests to be certified in Ontario More than 1,000 people arrested in large groups and held in "inhumane conditions" at a makeshift...
Canadian faces American Justice!
Chilliwack man charged with child enticement in Idaho - British Columbia - CBC News I doubt if this bastard (if guilty) will be bothering anyone for awhile. Canadian Justice system should pay close attention!
War-wounded military dog awarded medal
A military dog who lost her leg on duty in Afghanistan has received a vet charity's medal honouring the work of animals in war. Lucca, a 12-year-old German Shepherd, suffered injuries including the loss of a leg during a search for improvised...
Apr 4th, 2016 by MHz
Man Drove Six Miles With Wife Atop Car
--In what may be a new record for driving with a spouse clinging to the roof of a car, a Florida man was arrested last week after traveling six miles with his wife atop his vehicle, cops say According to investigators, Richard Addy, 69, and his wife...
NYC Taxis To Lose Their Uniqueness
New York taxi drivers to be banned from flirting with or ejaculating on passengers New York City officials have revealed new proposals that would ban taxi and hire car drivers from flirting with passengers or initiating any kind of unwanted physical...
Apr 3rd, 2016 by MHz
Third Vertical Landing a Success
American space firm Blue Origin successfully completed the third launch and vertical landing of its reusable New Shepard rocket on Saturday, company founder and Internet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos said. "Flawless BE-3 restart and perfect booster landing,"...
Ghomeshi's trial will begin next week
good times The trial of disgraced CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi gets underway next week in Toronto. Heres what we know about the judge, the Crown prosecutor and Ghomeshis defence lawyer: Ontario Court judge William Horkins The judge...
Ronnie Corbett, last of the Two Ronnies, dies aged 85
Entertainer Ronnie Corbett, best known for BBC comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies, died yesterday aged 85. His publicist said yesterday: "Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation's best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his...
Apr 1st, 2016 by gopher
State Dept Apologizes for Suggesting Americans Are Ugly
The State Department tweeted out a warning to Americans traveling overseas Wednesday and then deleted the tweet after a deluge of criticism from people who called it sexist. The tweet, sent from the State Department's @TravelGov account at 1:20...
Mar 29th, 2016 by Ludlow
Plane Crash Claims the Life of Jean Lapierre and Six others
Sad news. I had a lot of respect for Jean Lapierre. My deepest sympathies to his family. Jean Lapierre among 7 killed in Îles-de-la-Madeleine plane crash - Montreal - CBC News Absolutely heart-breaking news for Jean's Mum. Apparently Jean was...
Frog, meet scorpion
Liberal Teacher Takes In Muslim Refugee, His Colleague Finds Whats Left Of Him math teacher Mehdi Hushmand found out the hard way that the refugee crisis...
Lone gunman at White House
Looks like trouble has happened at the White House today. Thankfully the gun man has been captured.