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Feb 29th, 2008
Satnav sends tourists to Wales rather than Wales
Sat navs are sending tourists and lorry drivers trying to find Wales 186 miles off course to a Yorkshire village due to a post code mix-up. Foreign visitors expecting the beautiful...
Sadiq Khan balloon takes to the skies over London
A controversial giant balloon of London Mayor Sadiq Khan dressed in a bikini has been flown over Parliament Square. The 29ft blimp is part of a campaign that is trying to get him removed from office. Sadiq...
In Kapuskasing! The buzz at coffee this morning.... A quick survey of everyone in the Coffee shop... Not a single individual was...
Aug 29th, 2018 by JLM
HEADS UP- Protection from rental scams
According to a discussion I just heard on C.B.C. radio, rental scams are running rampant, especially in areas where rental availability is under 4%. Typically people make a deposit and the property doesn't materialize. I would suggest one should do...
U.N. agency sees Venezuelan exodus nearing a crisis point
Are we still doing that "open arms" thing? The exodus of migrants from Venezuela is building toward a "crisis moment" comparable to events involving refugees in the Mediterranean, the United Nations migration agency said on Friday. Growing numbers...
Aug 25th, 2018 by pgs
Pipe line protesting hypocrites
How many of these protestors obstructing the construction of the Pipe line drive cars to the protest site or travel by gas burning vehicles of other descriptions? How many of them heat their homes with oil? How many of them are packing cell phones (also...
Aug 23rd, 2018 by MHz
Trudeau Liberals say 'no' to Canadian oil and gas independence
Hooray for trade deficts killing GDP and mediocrity! With the Kinder Morgan pipeline hanging by a thread, the federal Liberals had a chance on the weekend to express support for Alberta and the national economy. They didn’t. The party’s annual...
FOX News #1
Still! Fox News Tops All Of Basic Cable In May; CNN Stays Ahead Of Improved MSNBC | Deadline
NAACP wants removal of Confederate generals from Stone Mountain
ICYMI a couple weeks back: The Atlanta chapter of the NAACP officially called for the elimination of all symbols of the Confederacy from Stone Mountain. This comes on the heels of the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina...
Aug 22nd, 2018 by MHz
Former Nazi camp guard, 95, deported from U.S. to Germany
Former Nazi camp guard, 95, deported from U.S. to Germany Associated Press Published: August 21, 2018 Updated: August 21, 2018 11:29 PM EDT BERLIN A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades...
Trump announces new “Space Force” military branch
www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-gwVFfTCnM So the POTUS who's so worried about the US' balance of trade deficit has decided to spend like a drunken sailor to grow that deficit even more. Oh no, he's raising tariffs to prevent that. OK, so just growing public...
Take a gander at it this morning. Trump is doing something right! :) :) :)
Take the Knee ?
Copy/paste (not politically correct but has to be said) The knee's not the problem . . . Children raised in fatherless homes, especially black children, are far more likely than children raised in two parent homes to engage in criminal behavior...
One carrot gold: Woman finds lost ring on vegetable
A gold ring that was lost in a vegetable garden 12 years ago has been found on a carrot dug up for dinner. Lin Keitch, 69, from Monkton Heathfield near Taunton, Somerset, noticed it while washing her home-grown vegetables. Somerset lost gold...
Aug 19th, 2018 by MHz
Trump doubles metal tariffs on Turkey as lira falls by 20%
Trump tweeted: 'I have just authorized a doubling of Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum with respect to Turkey as their currency, the Turkish Lira, slides rapidly downward against our very strong Dollar!...
Aug 18th, 2018 by petros
Why scientists suspect proof of a turning point in Earth's history is sitting in a lake in Milton, Ont. | CBC News As you know I normally eschew these climate related topics but this one is so cool. Trying to pinpoint the beginning of a geologic era....
HMS Queen Elizabeth to set sail to the US
The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is to set sail to the US where fighter jets will land on its flight deck for the first time. The Royal Navy's 3.1bn future flagship is expected to leave Portsmouth Naval Base at about 18:00 BST....
Aug 16th, 2018 by Durry
Honour, my a s s
Three family members arrested in Rideau Canal drownings July 22, 2009 Andrew Chung Torstar News Service MONTREAL Three members of the Montreal family in which three sisters and their aunt were found dead in their car that that plunged into...
Deadly tick-borne Powassan virus surfaces in New York state
A Saratoga County resident is recovering from a rare but emerging illness carried by deer ticks that transmit Lyme disease, according to a county health official. While extremely rare, Powassan virus is deadlier than other tick-borne illnesses ...
B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province declares state of emergency
B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province declares state of emergency | CBC News This is costing the taxpayer much money. We should ban smoking tobacco. Besides, e-cigarettes are less unhealthy anyway and, more importantly, pose less of a fire hazard.
Real American Revolution!
White supremacists held a rally in Washington on Sunday, but if they were hoping for a convention-size crowd, they ended up with a club meeting. Jason Kessler, one of the organizers of last year’s violent and deadly Unite the Right rally in...
Hundreds of sea potatoes cover beach
Hundreds of baseball-like sea creatures have washed up on a Cornish beach. The small heart-shaped orbs were sea potatoes, a sea urchin that lives buried in sandy and muddy sea beds all around UK coasts... Hundreds of sea potatoes cover Penzance...
Mystery of the tiny robots left on a beach
Tiny wooden robots have been found on a beach, sparking a social media appeal to track down their creator. The 6in high figures have been left at Portobello Beach, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, over recent weekends... Mystery over tiny robots left...
Aug 12th, 2018 by JLM
Gerald Stanley Not Guilty
Shouts of 'murderer' in courtroom after Gerald Stanley acquitted in Colten Boushie shooting. Several people in the courtroom yelled "Murderer!" seconds after a Saskatchewan jury found Gerald Stanley not guilty of killing Colten Boushie early Friday...
Tree flowers for the first time in 100 years
A rare Chinese tree in Cardiff has flowered for the first time since it was planted more than 100 years ago. The creamy-white flowers on Roath Park's Emmenopterys henryi are thought to be the result of a cold winter followed by heatwave conditions....
Why Aussies suddenly want a portrait of the Queen
Australians have emailed MPs with dozens of requests for free portraits of the Queen, after the little-known entitlement was publicised this week. Under official rules, citizens may ask for "nationhood" material - things such as Australian...