Halifax man strips down and dives into harbour to rescue seagull

How far would you go to save a seagull? For a Halifax man, the sight of a distressed bird entangled in a fishing line was enough for him to strip down to his underwear and leap into the Atlantic Ocean. Erik Nolan was working at a restaurant in the Halifax Harbour on Thursday when a co-worker told him about a crowd nearby. Onlookers gathered around to watch a juvenile bird frantically flap its wings in the water. Within moments of arriving at the scene, Nolan turned to a young womanRead More

Alan Doyle song ‘Bully Boys’ takes on its own life through YouTubers

TORONTO — Traditional folk music thrives on being reshaped by each generation that embraces it, but Alan Doyle didn’t expect his Celtic-spirited song for Russell Crowe’s “Robin Hood” to take on a life of its own. Nearly seven years after the Hollywood film was released, the former Great Big Sea frontman was clicking around on YouTube in search of a particular scene in which he belts out a hearty rendition of his tune “Row Me Bully Boys Row.” It lasts barely a minute, but Doyle thought hearing it might jogRead More

Sears Canada liquidation sales offer discounts up to 50 per cent

Everything must go is the mantra at Sears Canada locations across the country as the one-time mainstay of Canada’s retail landscape prepares to close its doors for good. Liquidation sales at the 64-year-old department store chain began on Thursday, following an ill-fated 18-month-long in-store revival effort that failed to gain traction with consumers. The final clearance sale will stretch through the busy holiday shopping season, finishing no later than Jan. 21 at 74 full department store locations, eight Sears Home Stores and 49 Sears Hometown stores. The struggling retailer wasRead More

Just for Laughs president Gilbert Rozon steps down amid allegations

The founder and president of the Just for Laughs / Juste Pour Rire comedy festival, Gilbert Rozon, has resigned amid “serious allegations of sexual misconduct.” Rozon, who was also the public face of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, made the announcement Wednesday night on his Facebook page. “I am announcing that I am leaving immediately as President of the Just for Laughs Group, as Commissioner of Celebrations for the 375th Montreal and as Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal,” he said. Multiple reports claim numerous women have comeRead More

High hydro rates contributing to manufacturing decline: report

High hydro rates are forcing Ontario’s manufacturing sector into a dark corner, according to a new report. The Fraser Institute says Ontario lost more than 116,000 manufacturing jobs between 2008 and 2015. The report says that 64 per cent of that decline can be attributed to higher electricity prices. John Bamford, owner of Stainless Outfitters, makes steel pieces for boats, range hoods, and even the signature hockey sticks on the side of the Barrie Molson Centre. He says the high cost of hydro is hurting his bottom line. “It affectsRead More

Jury asked to decide if injury that left Paralympian a quadriplegic was from unsafe pool

Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:32PM EDT REGINA – A jury in Saskatchewan is being asked to decide whether an injury that left a Paralympian a quadriplegic was a tragic accident or because of an unsafe pool. Miranda Biletski is suing the University of Regina for negligence. Biletski dove into a pool from competition starting blocks at the university during a swim club practice in June 2005. The then-16-year-old hit the bottom and fractured her cervical vertebrae, leaving her a quadriplegic. “The pool was unsafe,”Read More

Halifax police seek help locating missing man who requires medication

CTV Atlantic Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:05PM ADT Last Updated Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:29PM ADT Halifax Regional Police are turning to the public to help find a missing 63-year-old man who hasn’t been seen since last week. Police say Neil Parks was last seen Thursday night near the Portland Street bus terminal in Dartmouth. Parks is described as a five-foot-10, 180-pound white man with a grey beard. He was last seen wearing a dark windbreaker-style jacket with cloth cuffs, white “Brooks” sneakers and carrying a “Tracker” backpack. PoliceRead More

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Napoleon, tourists, divers and flu: flight opens up remote St. Helena

JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (Reuters) – On St. Helena, the remote volcanic outcrop in the South Atlantic where Napoleon breathed his last, big changes are afoot – well, big by St. Helena standards. In the heart of the capital, Jamestown (population 600), Constable Cowie is worried about the Christmas traffic; Craig, the dive-master, is checking his emails twice a day; and Lucille, the local taxi magnate, is introducing 24-hour shifts. For the 4,500 residents of the island, separated from Africa by nearly 2,000 km (1,240 miles) of ocean, the arrival thisRead More

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – More than 300 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught up in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade. The death toll has steadily risen since Saturday, when the blasts – for which no organization had claimed responsibility by Monday morning – struck at two busy junctions in the heart of the city. “We have confirmed 300 people died in the blast. The death toll will still be higher because someRead More