Daily Archives: February 8, 2019

‘Walking Dead’ star Danai Gurira reportedly exiting zombie series

Danai Gurira is reportedly preparing to leave “The Walking Dead” television series. “The Walking Dead” is reportedly preparing to say goodbye to another of its main zombie fighters. Just months after the show saw the departures of lead Andrew Lincoln and co-star Lauren Cohan, multiple reports Friday claimed Danai Gurira would be exiting the show following its 10th season. According ...

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Singh calls for ethics probe into alleged political direction in SNC-Lavalin case

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling for an ethics investigation into allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help SNC-Lavalin avoid a criminal prosecution. If, as Justin Trudeau insists, the allegations are not true, Singh said the prime minister should have nothing to fear from an independent investigation by the federal ethics commissioner. “All ...

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Stop the pigeons! Birds fed birth-control drug at SkyTrain station to reduce population

Pigeons can seem pretty innocuous in the city, but according to TransLink, the birds can cause all kinds of problems along the SkyTrain system. Now, along with the BC SPCA, TransLink is testing a birth control drug on the birds to reduce the population. To start, there’s the issue of poop. CBC News first reported in December that pigeon droppings had dogged ...

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'A major challenge': Railway in fatal B.C. derailment had studied impacts of harsh winter conditions

A report by the railway company involved in this week’s deadly derailment in the Rocky Mountains details how challenging it is to run trains in frigid temperatures. “Harsh winter conditions are an inescapable reality in Canada’s northern climate,” says a document titled White Paper: Railroading in the Canadian Winter on Canadian Pacific Railway’s website. “Winter has a profound impact on ...

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos says National Enquirer tried to blackmail him over revealing photos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said Thursday he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained by the tabloid. Bezos, who is also owner of the Washington Post, detailed his interactions with ...

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Social engineering is the new method of choice for hackers. Here's how it works.

Is your name and your phone number all it takes for a hacker to take over your cellphone account? Marketplace‘s latest investigation has found that just a few pieces of personal information could leave you and your accounts vulnerable. It happened to Erynn Tomlinson. The former cryptocurrency executive lost about $30,000 in cryptocurrency after hackers used a few of her ...

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