Though no single feature is the most beautiful, each inch of Newfoundland is pretty, except the suburbs of St. John's and the strip malls of Clarenville. If Newfoundland isn't sustaining itself from the ocean in the ways it used to, pack it up in Technicolor and sell it. I was a geoscientist working for an oil company in Houston and wanted a transfer to a real ocean. Emily Deming, a freelance writer in St. John's, takes in the summer cod fishery off Newfoundland. On this island of perpetual tempest, our rare jewel in the world is our uncaring ocean and the terrible wonderful weather that reveals it.
January 21, 2018 22:30 UTC
A man in his 20s has been rushed to hospital with serious, possibly life-threatening injuries following a shooting in Etobicoke, paramedics say. and The West Wall around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The victim was the only person with injuries, paramedics say. Toronto Police are looking for a white, four-door Honda sedan that was seen leaving the scene. The shooting took place outside, they say.
January 21, 2018 22:30 UTC
The man accused of killing two men who disappeared from Toronto's Gay Village in 2017 sold his van to an auto parts shop last fall, the shop owner says, and police came looking for the vehicle in early October. A month later police came looking for exactly that vehicle. "According to our salesman, the day [McArthur] came in to sell the van, it was just a regular purchase. A frequent visitor to Toronto's Gay Village, 66-year-old Bruce McArthur is charged in the killing of two men and police believe there may be more victims. Many in Toronto's gay community have expressed frustration with how police have handled the investigation into the disappearances of several men from the city's Gay Village, including Kinsman and Esen.
January 21, 2018 22:25 UTC
A strip of roadway in Burnaby, B.C., where residents are worried about traffic safety, has added another statistic. On Saturday, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the 7200 block of Cariboo Road, police say. In the latest incident Saturday, Burnaby RCMP say the driver of the car alleged to have struck the pedestrian did not remain at the scene. Remain alertIn the meantime, Burnaby RCMP is urging all pedestrians, cyclists and drivers to remain alert in low light and wet weather conditions. Drivers should look twice for pedestrians crossing the road and pedestrians should make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street.
January 21, 2018 22:18 UTC
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.—A North Carolina man who made headlines when he was caught for break-ins after winning a doughnut-eating contest has been arrested again. And this time he’s accused of stealing from a doughnut shop. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports 27-year-old Bradley Hardison of Elizabeth City was charged Thursday with stealing from a Dunkin’ Donuts in November. An Elizabeth City Police Department statement says he’s charged with felonies including breaking and entering and larceny. The Virginian-Pilot reported that in 2014, Hardison won a doughnut-eating contest put on by Elizabeth City police while he was wanted on suspicion of several break-ins.
January 21, 2018 21:56 UTC
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team, has died on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. “We lost a true friend in Jim Johannson today,” said U.S. coach and 1988 teammate Tony Granato said. A great man, who will always be remembered.”Johannson began working for USA Hockey in 2000 after spending five years as the general manager of the Twin Cities Vulcans in the United States Hockey League. “When we heard of JJ’s passing, we are reminded of what an enjoyable person he was to be around, and also what he meant to USA Hockey and hockey worldwide,” Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, who have a strong connection to USA Hockey, said in a release. Jim Johannson, you have moved on, but you will not be forgotten.
January 21, 2018 21:33 UTC
Canadian pilot Justin Kripps finished seventh in the 4-man bobsleigh race at the final World Cup event of the season in Konigssee, Germany on Sunday. As a result, Kripps concluded the season fourth in the overall standings, just one point shy of earning the bronze Crystal Globe. Kripps finished in 7th place at the IBSF World Cup 4-man event in Königssee, Germany on Sunday. The win also allowed him to finish third in the World Cup overall standings. On Saturday, Kripps secured the top spot in the two-man overall standings, ahead of Friedrich and Spring, respectively.
January 21, 2018 21:22 UTC
Environment Canada has issued freezing rain warnings for a wide swath of eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Several centimetres of snow and ice pellets are likely before the freezing rain arrives, Environment Canada said. People should prepare for treacherous roads and highways, as well as power outages and falling tree branches, Environment Canada said. Most places will likely transition to regular rain Monday night as temperatures rise above the freezing mark, the agency said. However, eastern regions of the Ottawa Valley could see freezing rain persist until Tuesday morning.
January 21, 2018 21:11 UTC
A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies — only to realize later they were not ordinary candies. “She thought she was sharing candy, and if you saw the picture on the box, it did look like candy,” Del Curto told the paper. The student later felt dizzy during class and was sent to the school nurse. After school officials determined the fifth-grader had eaten THC-laced gummies, students were asked over the school’s public address system who else had the candies, the paper reported. Del Curto said five other students had gummies.
January 21, 2018 21:11 UTC
BERLIN—Thousands took to the streets of European capitals, among them Berlin, Paris and London, on Sunday as part of the global “Women’s March” movement. One day after large crowds attended protests across the United States and all over the world, including in Rome, Sydney and Buenos Aires, it was northern Europe’s turn. The number of rally participants worldwide was lower than the millions who took to the streets a year ago, but the “resistance” against Trump still drew hundreds of thousands. Under the slogan “Time’s Up,” speakers such as women’s rights activists Helen Pankhurst were invited to raise more public awareness for persistent gender inequalities and the global #MeToo movement in London on Sunday. “I’m an artist living in Berlin, and I’m here because most museums are run by men, and we female artists can’t get in.
January 21, 2018 21:06 UTC
When Sheila Rivers arrived at work at Mount Washington Alpine Resort Sunday morning, she found a troop of stranded Boy Scouts sleeping on the lodge floor. The Vancouver Island ski resort received more than 100 centimetres of snow in 24 hours, forcing the resort and access roads to close due to dangerous conditions. It is the first time in almost a decade the resort has closed because of too much snow. ski resorts are also restricting activities because of weekend weather conditions. Whistler Blackcomb also closed the resort's alpine lifts and all terrain parks due to strong winds and heavy snowfall.
January 21, 2018 21:01 UTC
Winter can be a prime time for pruning and Master Gardener Brian Minter has tips to help you cut through some of the damage the season may have caused. Minter says this offers more air to flow through the tree, making it more resilient against damage. Evergreens can use a good cleaning this time of year to prevent big branches from snapping in the case of late season heavy snow. "With the exception of spruce and pine … the pine trees produce candles, let those candles evolve in the spring, and the spruce. "When you've done pruning in your yard, it's like great house cleaning, the place just looks so much better but the trees will be stronger."
January 21, 2018 21:00 UTC
Their choice of words suggests immigrants are taking advantage of the United States and are a drain on society. An impasse on immigration was at the centre of the budget fight that led to a partial shutdown of the federal government on Saturday. The starkly different terms show why it’s so hard for Washington to agree on major immigration reform. Breitbart published recent stories with headlines such as “Illegal Aliens Escalate Amnesty Demands” and “Anchor Baby Population in U.S. The Department of Homeland, for example, continues to use the phrases “illegal alien” and “criminal alien” in reports, news releases and on Twitter.
January 21, 2018 20:59 UTC
An index of extreme weather in Canada compiled by the insurance industry backs that up. The method reveals a slow, gradual increase in extreme weather. The overall Canadian index indicates that during the entire three decades between 1961 and 1990, extreme weather fell outside the range of normal variability only five times. Across Canada, the average number of days with heavy rain or snow has been outside the norm since spring 2013. Likewise for sea level — unless you live in the Maritimes, where sea level has been higher than the normal range for the last 12 years.
January 21, 2018 20:37 UTC
Greece and the Republic of Macedonia, which share a border, have been locked in the name dispute since Macedonia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Greeks feel deeply the use of the name Macedonia is a usurpation of their heritage and implies territorial claims on their province. Macedonia is represented in international organizations as The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and is seated in the United Nations under the letter T, right after Thailand. Sunday’s rally was staged in front of a statue of Alexander the Great, the most famous ruler of the ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia. “Demonstrate, my brothers for Macedonia ... Skopje will never be accepted with the name Macedonia by the people’s conscience,” Anthimos thundered from the pulpit during his sermon.
January 21, 2018 20:37 UTC