Monthly Archives: February 2018

Calgary radio station stops playing Hedley after DJ shares her story on air

A Calgary radio personality shared what she’s calling her #MeToo moment involving Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard live on-air Wednesday — prompting the station to stop playing the Canadian band’s tunes. Katie Summers says Hoggard made comments of a sexual nature toward her and grabbed her backside after an interview. “It happened so quickly, but I remember it so clearly,” Summers, one half of AMP Mornings With Katie & ...

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USOC chief Scott Blackmun stepping down amid gymnastics sex abuse scandal

Scott Blackmun had led the United States Olympic Committee since 2010.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –  Scott Blackmun is resigning as CEO of the US Olympic Committee, citing health problems as the reason he’ll depart after leading the federation for more than eight years. The 60-year-old CEO was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this winter, and did ...

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Astronauts, cosmonaut touch down on Earth after months at Space Station

A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed. The Soyuz spacecraft brought back Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and Alexander Misurkin, from Russian space agency Roscosmos. The ...

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Budget says some paper currency will no longer be legal tender

The Liberal government announced Tuesday — in an item buried deep in its 367-page 2018 budget document — that some paper currency will no longer be accepted as legal tender. While the Bank of Canada stopped printing the $1,000 note in 2000, there are still about 700,000 of those bills still in circulation across the country. As part of a plan to ...

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North Pole thaws mid-winter as temperatures 'smash' records in the Arctic

The North Pole thawed recently hitting above-freezing temperatures, and experts say that’s because of a burst of warm, southern air coupled with diminishing Arctic sea ice. “We’ve basically got a weather system that’s funnelling winds up into the Arctic from the Atlantic — from the south,” said Walt Meier, senior research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Centre ...

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What's fuelling the potential bitcoin mining boom in Canada

A strong winter wind whips across the frigid Alberta prairie just north of Drumheller. Hardy entrepreneurs have long searched for the oil and gas buried under these hills and fields, but these days, this harsh landscape is attracting a different kind of treasure hunter. The bitcoin miner. Toronto’s Hut Eight operates a mine that pops out on the horizon at the ...

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