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‘Every season is tick season’: Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk – Nova Scotia

Marina von Stackelberg Laurenne Schiller loves taking her dog Cousteau for walks along Halifax trails as the weather cools. But even after the first dusting of snow this week, each walk finishes with a head-to-toe check for blacklegged ticks on her and her collie. “Talking to other dog owners, people have said they will pick 12 or 15 [ticks] off their dog in an hour-long walk on the trails here,” she said. Schiller now keeps her furry companion on tick medication year-round. Bit while Christmas tree shopping Experts say there is aRead More

Bell customers, employees flood CBC with complaints about high-pressure sales – Business

Erica Johnson Bell Canada customers and employees from coast to coast are speaking out in the wake of a Go Public investigation into customer upselling at Canada’s biggest telecom. “Enough is enough,” said Shaelene McInnis of Oshawa, Ont., who discovered that Bell was charging her aging in-laws for internet service, unbeknownst to them. “They’ve never even turned on a computer!” McInnis said. “They have absolutely no need for internet services.” When she called to find out why the Bell bill was so high, she learned that a customer service representative hadRead More

Health Canada releases proposed pot regulations for public feedback

OTTAWA – Health Canada has unveiled a consultation paper with a suite of proposed cannabis regulations, including mandatory warnings on all products, similar to those on tobacco. The regulations released today are now up for public consultation for the next 60 days. They include a proposal for the development of health warning messages for areas including the risks associated with cannabis use during pregnancy, the dangers of impaired driving and dangers of combining cannabis with other substances, including alcohol. Health Canada says the purpose of the consultation paper is toRead More

Uncertainty surrounds N.B. government’s pot plan

After sealing a deal with a third marijuana producer, New Brunswick says it’s become the first province to secure a full supply of cannabis ahead of legalization next July. But the news is being met with a mixed reaction and more questions. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories,Us news today #hourlyweather #Cbcnews #CBC

David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star and ’70s teen idol, dies at 67

Hillel Italie, The Associated Press Published Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:18PM EST Last Updated Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:47PM EST NEW YORK — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist JoAnn Geffen said. No further details were immediately available, but GeffenRead More

Sask. introduces legislation to repeal provisions of Bill 40

The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation to reverse changes that resulted from the passing of Bill 40 last spring. The legislation tabled Tuesday will repeal the provisions implemented by Bill 40 that allow for the sale of a partial-equity position of a Crown corporation. “We have listened to Saskatchewan people and are making these changes because of what we heard,” Deputy Premier and Justice Minister Don Morgan said in a news release. “Saskatchewan people were concerned about this legislation and the potential sale of even a small stake in aRead More

Autonomous ships on the horizon for Great Lakes – Windsor

Dale Molnar One day the freighter you see coming up the Detroit River might not have a crew aboard. The day of autonomous ships is soon dawning. A Norwegian company will be launching a container vessel next year that it expects will not only navigate a river in Norway fully autonomously by 2020, but be battery powered as well. Industry players say autonomous vessels will be cheaper to run — with no crew to feed and house — and take the danger out of sailing as well. Guy Meadows, the director of theRead More

Kids gather in Ottawa to develop Canadian Children’s Charter Staff Published Monday, November 20, 2017 9:13PM EST Last Updated Monday, November 20, 2017 9:16PM EST Dozens of youth gathered in Ottawa on Monday to mark National Child Day and to develop Canada’s first “Children’s Charter,” which will be unveiled in Parliament on Wednesday. Sara Austin, who runs the advocacy group Children First Canada, says the charter is needed to draw attention to the fact that children’s rights are not being adequately protected. “Millions of kids in our country are growing up in poverty, experiencing abuse and neglect, andRead More

Male artists win big but female singers dominate American Music Awards stage

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pink, Lady Gaga and Christina Aguilera led female artists of pop music dominating the American Music Awards stage on Sunday with powerful performances, despite being edged out by male artists in most award categories this year. 2017 American Music Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 19/11/2017 – (L-R) Rob Bourdon, Mike Shinoda, and Brad Delson of music group Linkin Park accept the Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Bruno Mars won Artist of the Year, former One Direction member Niall Horan wonRead More

Conservation Authority issues safety bulletin due to rainfall

The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority has issued a safety bulletin due to rainfall amounts. People should take extra caution and avoid the river, ditches, and streams, it says. On Saturday, the watershed received rainfall totals between 10 and 50 millimetres, with higher amounts received in the western portion of the watershed.  The authority says in the areas that received heavy rainfall, smaller local watercourses saw levels rise.  In some places, watercourses  spilled their banks.  The LTVCA operated the Indian-McGregor Creek Diversion Channel Saturday night.  Water levels on these smallerRead More