Daily Archives: June 3, 2018

Volcano eruption in Guatemala kills at least 7, injures 20

One of Central America’s most active volcanoes erupted in fiery explosions of ash and molten rock Sunday, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 while a towering cloud of smoke blanketed nearby villages in heavy ash. National disaster co-ordinator Sergio Cabanas said an undetermined number of people also are missing following Sunday’s eruption of the Volcan del Fuego, which ...

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Cree filmmaker from Manitoba to take part in San Diego Comic Con panel

An indigenous filmmaker from Manitoba got a little bit of celebrity help after she was selected to be a panellist at July’s San Diego Comic Con. Sonya Ballantyne, a Cree woman from Misipawistik First Nation, near Grand Rapids, Man. says the likes of Mark Hamill, Adam Beach, CBC’s Waubgeshig Rice and an anonymous but famous comedian helped promote her quest to raise funds to be ...

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Sick whale with dozens of plastic bags in stomach dies

About 80 plastic bags were found in the stomach of a small male pilot whale that died in Thailand after a five-day effort to save it, marine officials said on Sunday. The whale was discovered last Monday in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla and received treatment from a team of veterinarians. The whale spat out five plastic bags ...

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The number of new banks in America has fallen off a cliff

THE single-storey main branch of the Texas Hill Country Bank, in Kerrville, sits at the back of a tired shopping centre, in the shade of a six-storey Wells Fargo building. When Roy Thompson, the chief executive, was hired (from Wells) in 2012, three years after it opened, he ran a radio ad campaign to alert locals to its existence. It ...

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Keep your camera handy: Stories of Manitoba lake monsters told for centuries but proof remains elusive

As the weather heats up for another Manitoba summer, don’t forget the essential cottage country checklist: hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, binoculars for sighting lake monsters. Oh, and a camera. While there are plenty of stories, there’s little proof of the beasts known as Manipogo and Winnipogo. “For more than 100 years, many people in Manitoba have said that they have actually seen ...

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Russian space capsule with 3 crew lands in Kazakhstan

A Russian Soyuz space capsule carrying three astronauts from the International Space Station has landed safely in the steppes of Kazakhstan. The capsule hit the ground at 6:39 p.m. (1239 GMT) Sunday without apparent problems, descending under a red-and-white parachute. Aboard were Russian Anton Shkaplerov, American Scott Tingle and Japan’s Norishige Kanai, ending a 168-day mission. All three were extracted ...

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Ottawa looks at regulating imitation guns after police shootings

The Trudeau government is looking into whether it should regulate imitation firearms following three Toronto incidents which saw police shoot and kill men brandishing relatively harmless guns. Dr. Dirk ​Huyer, Ontario’s chief coroner, alerted federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and her officials to the cases, which led three coroner juries to recommend Ottawa revise the Criminal Code to help prevent such fatalities. The minister ...

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