Heritage Day 2017: What's open and what's closed in Halifax area

Monday marks Heritage Day in Nova Scotia, an annual holiday that falls on the third Monday of February. Here's a list of what's open and what's closed today in the Halifax region:GroceriesGateway Meat Market: Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sobeys: Closed. Propeller Brewing Company: Halifax location is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the Dartmouth location is open noon until 8 p.m.Garrison Brewing Company: Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Nine Locks Brewing Co.: Open noon to 5 p.m.Moosehead Cold Beer Store on Windmill Road: Open 10 a.m. until midnight. Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax recycling facility and municipal composting facility will all be closed. The Halifax Oval is open.

February 20, 2017 10:30 UTC

How saying yes to free Wi-Fi could mean 'you are the product' for businesses

Though Elder, 30, didn't know it at the time, she was being targeted by a Wi-Fi marketing campaign — anyone logged in to a store's free Wi-Fi is sent advertisements and promotions. "If you went to the average person on the street, they probably wouldn't be aware that [Wi-Fi marketing] is happening," he told CBC Toronto. But Shah said it feeds into a bigger phenomenon: jumping on free Wi-Fi networks without realizing the possible implications. Shah has a favourite saying about social media:' "If you're not paying for the product, you are the product." Gateway Newstands is trying out Wi-Fi marketing for three months in 25 of its GTA locations, including the one at First Canadian Place.

February 20, 2017 10:01 UTC

Bag returned to student 1 month after being lost by Air Canada

A visiting student from Brazil who was without his luggage for a month after it was lost by Air Canada in January says it was finally returned to him Sunday. Henrique Alves de Assis travelled to Toronto from his home in Brasilia after winter break to study at OCAD University. And that was the last time I saw my bag," Alves de Assis told CBC Toronto last week. At the time, Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick said the company was in the process of searching for Alves de Assis's bag and would be in touch with him. But on Sunday morning, he says an Air Canada official called him around 8 a.m., letting him know his bag had been mislabelled.

February 20, 2017 09:56 UTC

As Arctic warms, Canada's glaciers playing major role in sea level rise

Canada's glaciers are responding rapidly to a warming Arctic and are a major contributor to sea level rise, a new study suggests. (CBC)There are two ways in which glaciers lose ice: surface melt and the discharge of icebergs, known as calving. (NASA/NOAA/Aqua - MODIS)Sharp also said that sea level is anticipated to rise by as much as half a metre within the next 50 years. "There are two billion people who live within two metres of contemporary sea level," he said. "The scale of the refugee program that could be generated by significant sea level rise could make what's been going on in Europe in the last two years look trivial by comparison."

February 20, 2017 09:56 UTC

Trump and the Crown: Brits unsettled over U.S. president getting royal treatment

In contrast to last week, the U.S. president's performance in the upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom will, presumably, be highly scripted according to exacting protocol. And so, for the critics here, there is no higher offence than offering one to Donald Trump. British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump met at the White House in late January. The U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has already commented on the opposing petition, saying last week that Trump "should be extended the full courtesy of a state visit." "We look forward to welcoming President Trump once dates and arrangements are finalised."

February 20, 2017 09:56 UTC

Malaysia and N. Korea on verge of diplomatic row - Nation

KUALA LUMPUR: North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol (pic) continued his criticism of Malaysia's handling of Kim Jong-nam's murder, threatening to plunge the two countries into a diplomatic row. This comes after Malaysia recalled its ambassador to North Korea, as well as Kang himself being summoned to Wisma Putra on Monday morning. Kang had earlier accused Malaysia of colluding with South Korea, saying that North Korea could not trust the investigation results of Malaysian police, nor could it trust statements by Malaysian officials. Despite his accusations, Kang also called for a joint-investigation into the death of Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. He added that if Malaysia agreed with his proposal, North Korea was prepared to send a delegation of lawyers to assist.

February 20, 2017 09:50 UTC

West White Rose extension project to get sanction as early as March

Sources tell CBC News that Husky Energy is just weeks away from officially sanctioning the long-awaited West White Rose extension project, with construction to begin as early as this spring. The FPSO SeaRose is expected to process oil pumped at the West White Rose field. The West White Rose platform, meanwhile, will be similar to Hibernia and Hebron, but there's one major difference: the oil will be pumped to the nearby SeaRose FPSO — a vessel known as a floating production, storage and offloading unit — for processing. The extension will prolong the life of the White Rose oil field some 350 kilometres southeast of St. John's, on the eastern edge of the Jeanne d'Arc Basin. First oil from the West White Rose extension was originally scheduled for 2017.

February 20, 2017 09:32 UTC

Exclusive - Admit women or lose Tokyo Games golf, IOC tells club - Golf

SAPPORO, Japan (Reuters) - The club scheduled to host the golf at the 2020 Tokyo Games must allow women to have full membership or organisers will have to find another venue, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates told Reuters on Monday. "We made quite clear that there has to be gender equality," Coates told Reuters in an interview at the Asian Winter Games in the northern city of Sapporo. "If they can't achieve the gender equality then we have to get another course, but the organisers are very confident that they will." Japanese media reported that members of the club had met on Sunday to hear an explanation of the situation. Tokyo 2020 organisers unveiled a revised budget of $16.8 billion in December and vowed to seek further savings in cooperation with the IOC.

February 20, 2017 08:48 UTC

Video shows just how dangerous joyride cycling can be - Nation

PETALING JAYA: Since the horrific accident last Saturday which saw eight teenage cyclists killed and eight others injured, video clips have started emerging of these so-called “joyriding” groups. The sight of groups of cycling teenagers hogging Jalan Lingkaran Dalam in Johor Baru is common in the wee hours of the morning, especially during the weekends. Sometimes these “convoys” number in the hundreds and occupy all lanes of the road, making it tough for vehicles to pass through. A three-minute video, first posted by China Press on its Facebook page, has been widely shared on social media and messaging apps, and shows just how dangerous this past-time can be. Just after passing a petrol station on the left, the driver encounters a sudden congregation of cyclists on all three lanes of the road.

February 20, 2017 08:27 UTC

Brayden Schenn scores winner, Shayne Gostisbehere adds three assists as Flyers down Canucks 3-2

VANCOUVER — Brayden Schenn scored the winner in the second period and Shayne Gostisbehere had three assists for the first three-point game of his NHL career as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Sunday night. Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek had the other goals for Philadelphia (28-24-7), while Michael Neuvirth made 18 stops to get the win. RelatedTrailing 3-2 through 40 minutes, Vancouver’s toothless 28th-ranked power play got a chance early in the third, but failed to register a shot. … Sunday marked the first time this season the Canucks haven’t split starts in back-to-backs when both Miller and backup Jacob Markstrom are healthy. … The Canucks are scheduled to return to practice at 4 p.m. local time on Friday before welcoming San Jose to town Saturday.

February 20, 2017 06:25 UTC

Customs launches new GST compliance drive - Nation

PETALING JAYA: The Customs Department has launched its latest compliance drive, seeking to collect RM3bil in unpaid Goods and Services Tax (GST). Its director-general Datuk Seri Khazali Ahmad (pic) said the drive, called Customs Blue Operations Strategy (CBOS) 3.0, aims to collect twice the amount collected in its second operation conducted last year. CBOS 3.0 will see the department taking a friendlier approach, by educating companies on “Informed Compliance” instead of punishing them through “Enforced Compliance,” he said. Khazali said 600 officers from the Customs Department's GST, Compliance and Enforcement divisions would take part in the door-to-door operations. It was reported that Customs targets to collect up to RM42bil in GST this year, compared with RM41.2bil in 2016.

February 20, 2017 06:22 UTC

AP Source: Pelicans acquiring DeMarcus Cousins in multi-player deal

RelatedThe move also sends a message that the Pelicans are committed to a push for a playoff spot. Cousins, like Davis a former collegiate star at Kentucky, is averaging 27.8 points and 10.6 rebounds this season. But he is due to become a free agent in 2018 unless the Pelicans can sign him to an All-Star calibre extension. Hield is averaging 8.6 points but has been explosive at times, with a season high of 21 points. The 6-9 Casspi has been playing about 19 minutes per game for the Kings this season, averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.

February 20, 2017 06:08 UTC

Funeral for Abbotsford girl, 3, whose death sparks hospital review

More than 200 mourners attended a funeral Sunday for a three-year-old girl who died suddenly at an Abbotsford hospital. Nimrat Gill was taken to Abbotsford Regional Hospital Feb. 6 with a fever. Family and friends of 3-year-old Nimrat Gill attended a memorial for her at the Fraser River Funeral Home in Abbotsford on Sunday Feb. 19, 2017. - Daljit Sidhu, Nimrat Gill family friendThere is no timeline for when the review will be completed. Her mother, Balraj Gill, told CBC she was made to wait for treatment.

February 20, 2017 05:03 UTC

Prepare your lower body well for the Camel Pose: The Moves

Much like its namesake, Camel Pose has a bit of a reputation. Those who try it without the requisite strength and flexibility often find it to be a real pain in the neck, not to mention the middle and lower back. Prepare the lower body for Camel with this foundational exercise that builds strength and stability in all the right places. 4.Now keep your head, heart and hips in one straight line while you shoot straight up to stand on your knees. Be sure to use your glutes to Mick Jagger-thrust your hips forward at the very top of the movement.

February 20, 2017 05:03 UTC

Peace River Country circles around Wiebo Ludwig story: Review

Layne Coleman, front, with Benjamin Sutherland, Sarah Sherman and Janet Laine Green in Peace River Country at the Tarragon Theatre. ( Cylla von Tiedemann )Peace River CountryBy Maria Milisavljevic, directed by Richard Rose. Under Richard Rose’s direction, the Tarragon Theatre’s design team creates an intimate and beautiful environment. Milisavljevic attempts here to move beyond Ibsenite naturalism through poetic, non-linear dramaturgy, but the experiment does not really bear fruit. On the levels of structure and tone, the play circles and splutters and never really gets going.

February 20, 2017 05:03 UTC

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