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Fun police? Montreal man says he was given $149 ticket after singing while driving

A Montreal driver says his passionate rendition of a cheesy 1990s pop hit has netted him a $149 fine. On Sept. 27, Taoufik Moalla was on his way to buy a bottle of water, happily singing along to C+C Music Factory’s 1990 song “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” when he says he heard a police siren blaring behind him. “I was thinking they wanted to pass, but they called on the speaker, ‘Please go to the right side,’” Moalla told CTV Montreal. “I stopped and four police came,Read More

Tillerson lands in Riyadh at start of Gulf, South Asia tour

RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Riyadh on Saturday to attend a landmark meeting between officials from Saudi Arabia and Iraq aimed at improving relations between the two countries and countering Iran’s growing regional influence. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gathers his things to board his plane to depart for a several day Mideast trip, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. REUTERS/Alex Brandon/Pool The chief U.S. diplomat flew into King Salman Air Base a little more than a week afterRead More

Outspoken Mountie assigned to admin duties for refusing to shave goatee

SUNNY CORNER, N.B. — A New Brunswick RCMP corporal who was rebuked for publicly criticizing the force’s top brass said Thursday he was assigned to administrative duties for refusing to shave off his goatee. Cpl. Patrick Bouchard said he has had the goatee for two months, grown in support of the member’s yellow stripe campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about RCMP working conditions. Bouchard said he was told on Tuesday afternoon, in the middle of his shift, to go home and shave the goatee. The 40-year-old said the RCMPRead More

U.S. EPA to shrink response time for permit requests -Pruitt

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will cut response times to permit requests to within six months by the end of 2018, part of the agency’s goal to reduce regulations and delays, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday. The move comes as President Donald Trump pushes to shrink the size of government and cut regulations, especially on the coal and oil sectors. “Regulatory uncertainty is the biggest reason why the U.S. economy isn’t growing faster,” Pruitt said in a panel discussion at the Texas Oil &Read More

A ‘monster’ discovery: Tiny translucent crustacean a 1st in Canada’s Arctic – Manitoba

Bryce Hoye It’s a phantom that’s haunted the subsurface waters of the frozen Arctic for untold millennia in secret — until now.  University of Manitoba researcher Aurelie Delaforge accidentally discovered a new form of Monstrillopsis zooplankton in the cold aquatic environment of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in 2014. The findings were published in the journal ZooKeys on Thursday. “Everybody in their job has something that they want to achieve, and for a taxonomist, discovering a new species is pretty special,” Delaforge told CBC News. “You kind of want to be like, ‘Oh my god, when they’re goingRead More

Saskatoon man from Somalia in shock after weekend attack; uncle injured in explosion

The recent attack in Somalia has left a Saskatoon principal in shock and disbelief, as his uncle was one of the hundreds of people injured in a truck bomb explosion that left over 300 people dead. Mohamed Hajinoor was born in Somalia and is the principal of Saskatoon’s only Islamic school, the Saskatoon Hisbah School. He said his uncle was staying in a hotel in the same area as the explosion. Hajinoor said his uncle suffered a minor leg injury in the explosion and is expected to make a fullRead More

Harvey Weinstein fired from his company, says ‘I gotta get help’: Part 5 Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Transcript for Harvey Weinstein fired from his company, says ‘I gotta get help’: Part 5 Reporter: Time lapse, sunset Los Angeles 2017 and Harvey Weinstein is in a familiar routine gearing up and campaigning for the 89 lt academy awards. Executive producer of another best picture contender. “Lion”. I have to find my way back home. And his now decades old secret. Al dwlegations of sexual harassment and assault is guarded from the public. The culture of silence exists became it is a scary thing to go public. But thatRead More

Human remains found in burned out vehicle north of Drumheller

An autopsy will be performed in Calgary on human remains that were found by emergency crews after they extinguished a vehicle fire near the community of Morrin on Monday. Police were called to a report of a burning vehicle in a rural area south of the village at about 8:00 a.m. Firefighters doused the blaze and found human remains inside. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating and officials say they have spoken with the last known registered owner of the vehicle. An autopsy is scheduled to take place inRead More

Legault sees new CAQ MNA Genevieve Guilbault as a voice for young parents

The newest MNA on Francois Legault’s team might be the right person to challenge the government on issues families are facing, the CAQ leader says. After the recent by-election win for the CAQ, political newcomer Genevieve Guilbault was sworn in at the National Assembly Monday. Guilbault won in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Hebert on Oct. 2, unseating the Liberals of the seat held by Sam Hamad since 2003. Guilbault is 34 years old and pregnant – due to give birth sometime over the Christmas holidays. Legault sees her asRead More

Hydrothermal vents found on Mars raise hope in search for life – Technology & Science

Bob McDonald ​Evidence of ancient hydrothermal vents, similar to those found in the depths of the Earth’s oceans, have been spotted on the surface of Mars in an area that used to be covered in water. The volcanic features are around 3.8 billion years old, dating from a time when life was emerging on Earth. If similar conditions existed on Mars at that time, it raises the possibility that life took hold on the Red Planet as well. Hydrothermal vents are hot springs on the ocean floor, where warm water oozesRead More