Tuesday, February 24, 2015

"Goodbye England" Laura Marling


Fort McMurray mother trying to kill bed bugs poisoned her children: fire department

Infant dead, four other children in critical condition after possible pesticide poisoning
By Otiena Ellwand and Marty Klinkenberg, Edmonton Journal

A pesticide used in a unit in this apartment building killed an infant and left several other children in critical condition.

Photograph by: Bradley Karp , MyMcMurray.com

A mother trying to kill bed bugs in her Fort McMurray apartment used an imported pesticide that fatally poisoned her infant and left her other children critically ill.
The substance used in the apartment was a pellet form of phosphine, an agricultural pesticide that is strictly controlled in Canada and requires special training to use.
When exposed to the air, the pellets react with moisture and release phosphine gas, said James Kehrer, a toxicologist at the University of Alberta. As a gas, it’s often used to fumigate large batches of grain.
“It will kill the bed bugs, but it’s nasty stuff,” said Kehrer. “Children are more susceptible to these things ... It should only be used by a professional.”
The pellets were mainly spread around one bedroom, but fire crews detected the substance throughout the unit, said Brad Grainger, deputy chief of operations for the Fort McMurray fire department.
“It’s airborne, but it’s low to the ground,” he said. “You can imagine children crawling on the ground.”...Continue reading...
SASKATOON – Bed bugs. Just the thought of them makes your skin crawl and according to local pest control experts, they’re becoming more prevalent.
“Bed bugs are simply a hitchhiker and you’ll pick up bed bugs in many, many different places,” said Murray Davison, branch manager for Poulin’s Professional Pest Control Services.
“They’re making a come-back because of international travel,you know lots of people traveling to different destinations around the world and they’re just bringing them back.”
Surviving up to a year without a blood meal, bed bugs can live in walls and transfer in between apartments.
“They’re quite happy to live in the top third of your bed, in your headboard, in your night stand that kinda stuff and as long as there’s a blood meal there every night, you know you’re sleeping in there and they’ll come and feed on you.” explained Davison.
Serina McKeen, a young mother of one, says she’s packing up after getting fed-up with a bug infestation in her apartment complex on Avenue O South.
“It’s not a safe place for my kid.”...Continue reading...

Highlights from the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

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Monday, February 23, 2015

"Reason To Cry" by Lucinda Williams


Jennifer Jones wins tight Scotties final over Val Sweeting

By , Toronto Sun

MOOSE JAW, SASK. - As tears streamed down her face, Saskatchewan skip Stefanie Lawton battled hard just to answer the questions from the media.
This was no throwaway bronze medal game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. After nine days playing in front of passionate, partisan crowds at Mosaic Place, Lawton wanted nothing more than to take that elusive step up to the podium right here at home.
However, it was not meant to be. Lawton finished fourth for the fourth time in as many appearances after a 7-5 loss to two-time defending champion Rachel Homan's Team Canada on Sunday.
"We wanted to play a good game out there and give the crowd something to cheer about," Lawton said. "They were pretty quiet today because we just weren't making the shots we had been all weekend."
No matter, Saskatchewan was the feel-good story of this event, overcoming plenty of hurdles en route to a very respectable finish...Continue reading...
Related: Regina curling fan meets her idol Jennifer Jones. Video
                                              Team Jennifer Jones sticking together for another run at the Olympics

Monday, February 16, 2015

Coldplay "See You Soon"


Canada confirms new case of mad cow disease, cattle prices rise


Cows graze in a pasture in the southern Alberta foothills near Dog Pound in this file photo taken on March 2, 2005.
Credit: Reuters/Patrick Price

(Reuters) - Canada confirmed its first case of mad cow disease since 2011 on Friday, but said the discovery should not hit a beef export sector worth C$2 billion ($1.6 billion) a year.
The news, however, helped boost U.S. cattle prices.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said no part of the animal, a beef cow from Alberta, had reached the human food or animal feed systems.
Mad cow disease, formally known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), is a progressive, fatal neurological disease. It is thought that the disease can be transmitted to people from food made from cows sick with BSE.
"The CFIA is seeking to confirm the age of the animal, its history and how it became infected. The investigation will focus in on the feed supplied to this animal during the first year of its life," the agency said...Continue reading...

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Please Don't Tell My Daddy" The Inspirations


Canadian Jihad - What radical imams are preaching in Canadian mosques.

[image] Canadian Jihad: Canadians believe in freedom of speech and freedom of religion. But when Muslim leaders preach violence against women, gays and non-Muslim “infidels”, and even support violent jihad and the creation of an Islamic state, our police and security services have a duty to investigate to see if Canadian laws are being broken...Canadian Jihad

Friday, February 13, 2015

Sun News shut down

By: The Canadian Press

Sun News Network shuts down after buyer fails to materialize

The Sun News Network went off the air Friday morning after negotiations to sell the troubled television channel were unsuccessful.
No on-air announcement was made as the screen went dark and was replaced moments later with the Sun TV logo.
The closure of the conservative-angled news channel follows months of uncertainty surrounding its fate, after Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced plans to purchase the Sun Media newspapers and websites from Quebecor for $316 million.
The Sun News channel was not included in the deal, which sparked outsiders to suggest the network could fold after years of struggling in the ratings.
In a news release to coincide with the early-morning shutdown, Sun Media Corp. said it spent months actively seeking a potential buyer.
But it said “no party capable of taking over the channel was found” and that in view of the financial losses “there was no alternative to closing Sun News.”
“This is an unfortunate outcome; shutting down Sun News was certainly not our goal,” said Julie Tremblay, president and CEO of Media Group and Sun Media Corporation.
“Over the past four years, we tried everything we could to achieve sufficient market penetration to generate the profits needed to operate a national news channel. Sadly, the numerous obstacles to carriage that we encountered spelled the end of this venture.”
Adding further questions about the future of the network was a short-term agreement with Postmedia which allowed Sun News to licence the rights for its existing logo for only a year before Postmedia required the broadcaster to distance itself from the brand.
“The closure is regrettable for the Canadian broadcasting system, which is losing a distinctively Canadian voice in the national news space,” said Tremblay.
“We thank all employees for their daily efforts and the talent they have contributed to the channel. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours.”...Read more...
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Canadian wins Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year

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Josiah Launstein (Photo: John Launstein)             
It’s been a busy few weeks for 10-year-old Josiah Launstein of Pincher Creek Alberta, as he was recently named Outdoor Photography Magazine's 2014 Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year based on his incredible photo of two Bighorn rams sparring in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. His winning entry was selected from over 10 000 images submitted to the international competition as the best among photographers aged 18 years or younger. Josiah and his father John recently took time away from snapping internationally renowned nature photos to speak with Canadian Geographic about his achievement...Continue reading...
 Josiah's winning photo. (Photo: Josiah Launstein)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Bibi the Goat’s Surprising Reaction After Being Kissed by a Horse

by | Epoch Times Bibi the goat loves to roam the Virginie Bourdes’ horse riding school. When Bibi approaches the horse, greets him with a kiss—and in return, Bibi stands on his hind legs and gently bumps the horse with his head. This silly goat might be a bit confused—he probably doesn’t realize that he’s a goat and not a human.