Daily Archives: August 4, 2017

Venezuela's controversial constitutional assembly meets for 1st time since election

Defying criticism from Washington to the Vatican, Venezuela’s ruling party on Friday installed a new super assembly that supporters promise will pacify the country and critics fear will be a tool for imposing dictatorship. The constitutional assembly’s first order of business was selecting its head, former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, aloyal follower of President Nicolas Maduro. The nomination was approved unanimously ...

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Bell, Telus service restored in Atlantic Canada

A widespread landline and cellphone outage that hit Bell’s network in Atlantic Canada and disrupted air travel across the region was caused by accidental damage to fibre lines.  Bell Aliant said the outage affected internet, wireless, television and landline phone services, and began around 11:20 a.m. AT Friday. The company said service was fully restored after repairs to its infrastructure around 4 p.m. AT.  “The outage was caused by accidental damage ...

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Muslims in Quebec City finally get land for burials

Quebec City’s Muslim community will now have a place to bury their loved ones, after the city announced Friday it has conditionally accepted an offer from the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre to buy land near a well-known local cemetery. The land is the site of a former snow dump next to the Notre-Dame-de-Belmont cemetery, close to the centre, the mosque where six men were ...

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Plan for pot paradise: California Gold Rush town to be rebuilt as cannabis-themed resort

One of the U.S.’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, with plans to turn it into a marijuana resort destination. The question remains: What will the new owners call the place? The name Weed already belongs to an old mill town in Northern California. American Green Inc. announced Thursday it is buying all 32 hectares ...

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Thelma Krull's husband seeks court order declaring her dead

The husband of a Winnipeg woman who mysteriously vanished while out walking two years ago says he has no reason to believe she’s alive and is asking the courts to declare her presumed dead. Thelma Krull’s husband, Robert, filed an application in the Court of Queen’s Bench this week seeking a judge’s order under Manitoba’s Presumption of Death Act to ...

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Canadian Goldy McJohn, founding member of Steppenwolf, dead at 72

Steppenwolf founding member Goldy McJohn, whose roaring organ sounds and big hair brought a powerful presence to the group behind the classic-rock staples Born to be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride, has died. The Canadian keyboard player died on Tuesday of a heart attack, according to a post on his Facebook page. He was 72. A funeral service has been scheduled for next Friday in Seattle. ...

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