Daily Archives: July 9, 2018

Just for Laughs drafts new anti-harassment policy in time for Wednesday's opening

As Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival prepares to kick off Wednesday, the company has released a new anti-harassment policy for employees and addressed the sexual misconduct scandal that forced Gilbert Rozon to walk away from the festival he founded. In a statement Monday, the newly restructured company said it supports “those who courageously came forward,” declaring: “harassment of any type is unacceptable and ...

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eBay takes on Prime Day with its own summer sale

Good news, deal hunters: eBay today kicked off a summer sale offering discounts on everything from TVs and action cameras to gaming gear, wearable computing devices, smart home gadgets, and more. EBay has more than 100 products discounted to $119 today, including: a 32-inch TCL Roku Smart LED HDTV (48 percent off), GoPro Hero5 Session (40 percent off), Fitbit Blaze ...

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Alberta likely to take equity stake in Trans Mountain pipeline, Notley says

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the province is likely to end up owning a piece of the Trans Mountain pipeline. The federal government agreed to buy the Alberta-to-British-Columbia crude conduit this spring for $4.5 billion from U.S. company Kinder Morgan. Kinder Morgan had threatened to walk away from a planned $7.4-billion expansion to the line because of resistance from the ...

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Scientists defy 'force of nature' to unlock secrets of Hawaii volcano

Dressed in heavy cotton, a helmet and respirator, Jessica Ball worked the night shift monitoring “fissure 8,” which has been spewing fountains of lava as high as a 15-storey building from a slope on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. The lava poured into a channel oozing toward the Pacific Ocean several miles away. In the eerie orange nightscape in the abandoned community of Leilani Estates, it looked like ...

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Japan says death toll from floods climbs to 100

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members use a boat to evacuate residents from a flooded area caused by heavy rains in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture  (Takumi Sato/Kyodo News via AP) The Japanese government says at least 100 people have died or are presumed dead from the heavy rains, floods and mudslides that have struck western Japan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told ...

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Shortages of carbon dioxide in Europe may get worse

Here’s to carbon capture IN THEORY, the world has too much carbon dioxide. In 2015 the Paris climate agreement set limits on emissions of the gas to prevent global temperatures rising by more than two degrees Celsius above those of pre-industrial times. But in practice, makers of food and drink in Europe have found that they cannot find enough of ...

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Opioid prescription rate up in N.L., down in every other Canadian province

​Newfoundland and Labrador was the only province in the country to see an increase in the rate of opioid prescriptions last year, according to a new Canadian Institute for Health Information report. This province saw a two per cent rise while provinces hardest hit by the ongoing opioid crisis — like B.C., Ontario, and Alberta — saw double-digit percentage drops. Pan-Canadian Trends ...

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