Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron new faces of Chinese anti-meat campaign

November 21st, 2018

Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron have been tapped by Chinese officials to help lead a campaign encouraging Chinese to eat less meat.

The Hollywood celebrities’ photos will appear on billboards across China alongside Chinese actress Li Bingbing, and they will appear in commercials urging people to eat less meat, according to environmental advocacy group WildAid, which has partnered with the Chinese Nutrition Society in this campaign.

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    The government’s new dietary guidelines, released in May, suggest that Chinese people eat between 40-75 grams of meat per day — reducing their current meat consumption by half.

    By comparison, Canadians eat about 237 grams of meat per day, according to 2014 statistics from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

    In a video produced by WildAid, Cameron says that he supports eating less meat for environmental reasons. “How can I call myself an environmentalist if I’m contributing to environmental degradation by what I eat?”

    In one of the commercials, Schwarzenegger staggers through a desert, presumably blighted by the environmental effects of meat agriculture.

    “Less meat. Less heat. More life,” says the sweaty celebrity in the commercial.

    Like the American food pyramid, China’s new “dietary pagoda” has a base of grains, followed by fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, dairy and sweets.

What’s open and closed this Fête nationale

November 21st, 2018

MONTREAL – Rushing out the door to head to the bank? Need to stock up on goodies at the grocery store for your Fête nationale barbecue party?

You might want to check this list of what’s open and closed this Saint-Jean-Baptiste holiday:

What’s open

Small grocery stores and dépanneurs as well as some restaurants, gas stations, bookstores and other local stores will be open.

Montreal ecocentres will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in keeping with regular summer schedules

Pickup services for household garbage, green waste, kitchen waste, recyclables and bulky items will take place following regular schedules, except in the following boroughs:

Lachine: Garbage pickup will take place on Monday, June 27.Ville-Marie: Pickups are cancelled.Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension: Garbage and bulky item pickups are cancelled. The food waste pickup scheduled for Friday, June 24 in designated areas is postponed until Saturday, June 25.

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Public markets, including Jean-Talon, Maisonneuve and Atwater, will be open to allow you to celebrate the culinary arts of the province. Schedules differ.

The Bonsecours Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

The Biodome will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Botanical Garden and the Insectatarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What’s closed

Federal and provincial government offices, as well as most municipal offices will be closed inlcuding borough offices, Accès Montréal and other points of service.

The municipal courthouse on Gosford Street will also be closed. For information, call: 514 872-2964

Banks, large grocery stores, most retail stores and malls will be closed as will all SAQ locations.

Most arenas, swimming pools, libraries and sports centres, will be closed, though exterior pools and tennis courts may be open.

Transport

The STM, STL and RTL will be running on a holiday schedule. Certain STM bus routes have been modified to accommodate Fête Nationale celebrations, check the STM website to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

AMT commuter trains will run on modified schedules depending on the line.

Parking meters are still operational and parking restrictions apply.

Jessica Mitchell, Canadian country singer, hears her song on radio for first time

November 21st, 2018

It’s rare to capture the moment when a musician catapults into the next realm — from obscurity into the public eye — but Toronto-based country singer Jessica Mitchell managed to do just that.

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Mitchell, born in Toronto but raised in London, Ont., shot a video of herself in her car hearing her new song Workin’ on Whiskey on the radio for the very first time. The singer posted to Facebook, and as of this writing, the video has over 50,000 likes.

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In the video, which you can watch above, Mitchell chokes back tears and is blown away by the experience.

“All of this has been overwhelming in such a great way,” Mitchell said to Global News. “My heart is full of love and appreciation for the people in my corner right now, both fans and family. I’m taking it all in stride and enjoying reading the amazing messages from everyone that are full of love and hope. The world is a wonderful place. I’m grateful.”

Mitchell has a debut EP out, Hold Onto The Light, which is available on iTunes. She has spent the last few years travelling between Toronto and Nashville, collaborating with some of the top songwriters in country music.

Previously, she had been repeatedly told that she’s “not a radio artist,” and several stations refused to play her music, deeming it “too dark.”

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At the CMAO Awards, Mitchell’s performance of Workin’ on Whiskey got the night’s only standing ovation.

Country 104 in London played the single Wednesday in what could very well be the start of an amazing career; she has been called “Country’s Adele.”

Mitchell is currently touring as the opening act for actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland.

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Chris Brown sued by his manager for ‘brutally’ attacking him

August 24th, 2019

Chris Brown is in trouble, and once again he’s being accused of violence.

Michael Guirguis, also known as Mike G in the music industry, has filed a lawsuit against Brown for assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, breach of contract and breach of implied covenant of good faith.

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Guirguis claims that Brown “brutally” attacked him in May during a drug-fuelled rage, and then went onto social media to brag about it. (Global News hasn’t been able to find any social media posts by Brown that supports this claim.)

Allegedly, the singer went after him and punched him four times in the face and neck. Guirguis says he had to go to the hospital for his injuries.

The music manager was originally hired in 2009 to “fix” Brown’s image, after Brown pleaded guilty to viciously assaulting his then-girlfriend, Rihanna.

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“We did everything we could to resolve this in a non-public way to avoid damage to Chris Brown,” Guirguis’ lawyer told TMZ. “Regrettably, as outlined in our complaint, Chris Brown has proven to be his own worst enemy.”

In response to the charges Brown took to Instagram, saying that he fired Guirguis for stealing money from him. (Note: the video contains foul language.)

These claims are all still alleged, and nothing has been proven in a court of law.

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Smoothie bowl recipes: Basic, mocha almond, green coconut

August 24th, 2019

Shake up breakfast with a smoothie bowl. The combinations are endless.

It’s easy. Make a smoothie, but reduce the fluid content so it’s extra thick. Pour it in a small bowl and add toppings, so you’re eating rather than drinking your meal. It’s similar to cereal and milk, but without any processed or refined grains, and with an infusion of whole-food nuts, seeds and fruit, says registered dietitian Cara Rosenbloom.

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    Even though the ingredients are healthy, she cautions that eating large quantities can provide too many calories. Use a small bowl and limit the toppings. For children, use a 250-ml (1-cup) serving bowl for the smoothie, and top it with 15 ml (1 tbsp) each of nuts, seeds and fruit. That will make a well-rounded kid-sized breakfast (about 300 calories).

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    Elaine Nessman, who writes the blog Flavour and Savour, provides this checklist of smoothie components. Choose your favourites:

    Liquid: Water, milk (almond, coconut, cashew, rice, cow’s), juice or green tea. Lewis likes to use coconut water in summer when it’s important to stay hydrated.

    Thickener: Banana, yogurt or kefir. Alison Lewis, author of “200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes,” also suggests protein powder, which comes in a vegan version.

    Fat: Nut butter, avocado.

    Protein: Hemp seeds, chia seeds.

    Vegetables/fruit: Any fruit or berries, greens such as kale or spinach, or carrots, celery, cucumber, sea vegetables (use sea veggies sparingly as they have strong flavours).

    Flavour add-ins: Dates, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla.

    Here are Rosenbloom’s suggestions for toppings. Use 15 ml (1 tbsp) of a few of these options:

    Nuts: almonds, pecans, cashews, walnuts.

    Seeds: Hemp, chia, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame.

    Dried fruit: Coconut, raisins, acai berries, dried apricots, dates.

    Fresh fruit: Sliced banana or kiwi; diced apple, peach, mango or pear; berries.

    Toasted oats or granola.

    Optional extras: Cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, fresh mint leaves.

    BASIC THICK SMOOTHIE

    1 ripe frozen banana, sliced250 ml (1 cup) plain 2 per cent Greek yogurt125 ml (1/2 cup) frozen fruit or vegetable or mixture of your choice (kale, berries, peaches, etc.)125 ml (1/2 cup) milk of your choice (skim, soy, almond, etc.)Assorted toppings (fruit, nuts, seeds, coconut, cacao nibs)

    In a blender, place all ingredients except toppings. Puree until smooth. Pour into a bowl and decorate with desired toppings.

    This recipe makes enough for 2 smoothie bowls.

    Source: Cara Rosenbloom, Words to Eat By.

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    MOCHA ALMOND SMOOTHIE BOWL

    This smoothie bowl is brimming with almond milk and chia seeds, sweetened with dates and gets a kick from Nessman’s secret ingredient: a little leftover coffee from the pot.

    “That mere 1/4 cup of coffee transforms this smoothie bowl from chocolate to mocha in two seconds flat,” she says. If you’re not a coffee drinker, leave it out.

    1/2 ripe banana, fresh or frozen175 ml (3/4 cup) almond or other milk50 to 125 ml (1/4 to 1/2 cup) brewed coffee15 ml (1 tbsp) almond butter15 ml (1 tbsp) cocoa15 ml (1 tbsp) chia seeds2 Medjool dates, pitted2 ice cubes

    Garnish:

    Flaked almonds, sliced banana, fresh or frozen raspberries

    Put all ingredients except garnish in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. You may have to scrape the sides once partway through.

    Pour into a bowl. It will thicken within an hour or two. Garnish with almonds, banana slices and raspberries.

    Makes 1 serving.

    Source: Elaine Nessman, Flavour and Savour

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    GREEN COCONUT SMOOTHIE BOWL

    The sweetness of the mango takes away any bitterness of the greens in this recipe, says Lewis.

    Use leftover coconut milk in soup recipes, Thai recipes, hot chocolate and breakfast cereal.

    If you prefer, you can use store-bought granola to top your smoothie bowl.

    50 mL (1/4 cup) unsweetened coconut milk beverage1/2 frozen banana, cut into pieces if necessary75 ml (1/3 cup) frozen chopped mango250 ml (1 cup) trimmed kale leaves30 ml (2 tbsp) unsweetened shredded or flaked coconutIce cubes (optional)

    Suggested Toppings:

    Sliced banana, blueberries, raspberriesUnsweetened shredded or flaked coconutChia seeds

    In a blender, combine coconut milk, banana, mango, kale and coconut. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth. If a thicker consistency is desired, add ice, one cube at a time, and blend until smooth.

    Pour into a bowl and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.

    Makes 1 serving.

    Source: “200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes” by Alison Lewis (Robert Rose Inc.)

Questions raised over Syrian refugee ads featuring woman in a head scarf

August 24th, 2019

OTTAWA – Concerns raised by Canadians over the Liberal government’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees included questions about whether the program should be advertised with a photo of a woman wearing a head scarf.

The photo was one of five put before eight focus groups run last November and December by the civil servants supporting the Prime Minister’s Office.

They were testing ads to promote the resettlement program and were told using that photo might create a problem, a perception most common in the two Montreal groups.

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“Some felt that by showing a single mother wearing a head scarf, this image may generate negative reactions among members of the general public who were reluctant to accept refugees by reinforcing some negative stereotypes associated with Syrian refugees,” said a report on the discussions, posted online recently by the Privy Council Office.

Those who liked the picture said it sent an important message.

“The image showing a mother and a child was seen to elicit compassion and showed the love of a mother for her child,” the report said. “It elicited a desire to help them make a better living in Canada.”

The photo of the woman in the head scarf and one featuring a group of children still appear on the Immigration Department’s website as the push continues to settle Syrians.

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The effort to bring 25,000 to Canada in a matter of four months began in November and, a few days later, questions about it were added to the regular meetings the Privy Council Office holds with groups across the country to discuss current events.

Those in Halifax and Vancouver, B.C. were most supportive, while participants from Toronto and Montreal were more divided.

Those who supported the plan felt it was what Canada was about, the report said.

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“They viewed Canada as a country of immigrants that welcomed those in need: ‘This is what we do’.”

Those ambivalent also felt that way, the report said, but wanted more time taken to ensure everything was done right. Those who opposed it said Canadian needs should be met first. Concerns were also raised about a lack of resources to integrate new arrivals.

Even as concepts were being tested, an online advertising campaign was rolled out.

Between Nov. 27, 2015 and the end of March, the Immigration Department spent about $166,300 for online ads, according to information released in the House of Commons.

The campaign included ads on Facebook and 桑拿会所 and $60,000 for ads that would show up on search engine websites if anyone looked up dozens of related terms, including “how to help refugees.”

UN Security Council says North Korean missile launches are ‘grave violation’

August 24th, 2019

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The U.N. Security Council on Thursday strongly condemned two North Korean ballistic missile launches this week, calling them a “grave violation” of a ban on all ballistic missile activity that is contributing to the country’s nuclear weapons program.

The council reiterated its demand that North Korea end its “flagrant” violations, halt all nuclear tests and ballistic missile activity, and comply with five U.N. sanctions resolutions imposed since the country’s first nuclear test in 2006.

In a statement approved by all 15 members, the council said Wednesday’s launches contribute to North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons delivery systems and increase tensions in the region.

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One launch failed, but North Korean state media said another missile flew more than 1,400 kilometres which would allow it to strike U.S. forces throughout the region. It was the first successful test of the Musudan mid-range missile – with a potential 3,500-kilometre range that puts much of Asia and the Pacific within reach – after five failures in about two months.

The Security Council urged all countries “to redouble their efforts” to fully implement sanctions against North Korea, especially those imposed in March which were the toughest in two decades. Those sanctions include mandatory inspections of cargo leaving and entering North Korea by land, sea or air; a ban on all sales or transfers of small arms and light weapons to Pyongyang; and expulsion of diplomats from the North who engage in “illicit activities.”

Approval of the press statement by the U.N.’s most powerful body followed an emergency council meeting on Wednesday called by the United States and Japan after consulting South Korea.

The council had strongly condemned three previous ballistic missile launches on June 1.

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The March sanctions reflected growing anger at what Pyongyang claims was its first hydrogen bomb test on Jan. 6 and a rocket launch in defiance of a ban on all nuclear-related activity. The ballistic missile tests have added to that anger and North Korea’s total disregard of the five sanctions resolutions which are legally binding.

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power sharply criticized North Korea’s “inherently destabilizing behaviour” on Wednesday and stressed that a press statement would be a first step to respond to Pyongyang’s latest launches.

“We’re again looking to ensure accountability – looking to identify again individuals, entities who may be responsible for this repeated series of tests that pose such a threat to international peace and security,” she said.

Those people, companies and individuals could be added to the U.N. sanctions blacklist and be subjected to a global asset freeze and travel ban.

The Security Council statement on Thursday expressed regret that North Korea is diverting resources to the pursuit of ballistic missiles wen its citizens “gave great unmet needs.”

Members reiterated “the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in northeast Asia,” and expressed the council’s commitment to “a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the situation.”

The council also welcomed efforts by unnamed council members and other countries “to facilitate a peaceful and comprehensive solution through dialogue.”

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2 charged after collared grizzly bear shot and killed in Alberta

August 24th, 2019

Two Alberta men have been charged after a collared grizzly bear was shot and killed near Edson in May.

The male bear, who was around three to four years old and weighed about 200 pounds, was part of a grizzly bear research program. He had originally been collared in Jasper in the spring, according to Brendan Cox, a Fish and Wildlife spokesperson.

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    A biologist with the fRI Research in Hinton reported the collar on the grizzly had stopped working on May 26.

    “Fish and Wildlife were notified within 24 hours,” said Sean Kinney, a spokesman for fRI Research.

    An investigation showed the bear was in fact shot and killed by a poacher.

    Ronald Raymond Motkoski, of Edson, is charged with hunting wildlife during a closed season, possessing wildlife and providing false information. John Peter Grant, of Fort McMurray, is charged with possessing wildlife, contrary to section 55(1) of the Wildlife Act.

    Collars continue to play an important role in the protection of grizzly bears, as the bears are a protected species in Alberta.

    “Collar data is used by a number of our research projects that inform land and resource management and support the long-term conservation of grizzly bears,” Kinney wrote in an email to Global News.

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    Grizzly bears can travel long distances and these collars play a role in being able to track and locate them, he said.

    While poaching isn’t a common occurrence in the province, Kinney said that three collared grizzly bears were killed illegally in 2013.

    The biggest cause of grizzly bear deaths between 2006 and 2013 resulted from illegal hunting and also from collisions with cars, according to the province’s Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan.

    According to the Report a Poacher program, there have been over 10,000 calls to the hotline, and over 2,000 of those calls regarded “suspected illegal activity.”

    If you suspect that someone is hunting illegally, you can contact the Report a Poacher hotline at 1-800-642-3900.

    More information on the government’s Alberta Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan can be found here.

    Edson is located about 200 kilometres west of Edmonton.

Brexit: U.K. votes to leave the European Union, Cameron to step down as PM

July 24th, 2019

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The UK has voted to leave the European UnionBritish Prime Minister David Cameron said he will resign by OctoberThe pound and stock markets plunged Friday morningAn overwhelming majority of young voters wanted to remain What is next for Britain after EU referendum

Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the government Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.

The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United Kingdom and what will become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to complete.

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“The dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom,” said Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party. “Let June 23 go down in our history as our independence day!”

Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October and left it to his successor to decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from European Union.

“I will do everything I can as prime minister to steady the ship over the coming weeks and months,” he said, “but I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers the country to its next destination.”

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A majority of voters in England and Wales voted to leave the EU while most voters in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay.

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The national result, which has caused the British pound to plummet to its lowest levels since 1985, it expected to launch years of negotiations over Britain’s trade, business and political links with the EU. Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney sought to reassure the markets.

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The plunge began shortly after the results in Newcastle and Sunderland contributed to a six per cent drop in the value of the British pound early Friday morning, even though though only seven out of 382 counting areas had reported their results (as of 7:55 p.m. ET).

“We are well prepared for this,” Carney said. “The Treasury and the Bank of England have engaged in extensive contingency planning. … We have taken all the necessary steps to prepare for today’s events,” Carney said.

The U.K. is the first major country to decide to leave the bloc, which evolved from the ashes of the war as the region’s leaders sought to build links and avert future hostility.

Carney, a former governor of the Bank of Canada, says the Bank of England can provide liquidity in foreign currency if needed.

Financial authorities around the world have warned that a British exit will reverberate through a delicate global economy.

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The result saw British stocks plunge as the market opened as investors scrambled to react to the news that Britain voted to exit the EU.

The main stock index, the FTSE 100, nosedived 8.7 per cent to 5,790 points shortly after the open while the British pound plunged to a 31-year low.

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Leaders react to Brexit vote

Top European Union officials are hunkering down in Brussels trying to work out how to navigate uncharted waters after the shocking decision by British voters to leave the bloc.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is hosting talks Friday with the leaders of the European Council and Parliament, along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose country holds the EU’s rotating presidency.

The four will try to agree a European position on the vote, which could see a member country leave the bloc for the first time ever, ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels starting on Tuesday.

Parliamentary leaders were meeting separately, and European commissioners – the EU’s executive body – could hold separate talks later.

European People’s Party chairman Manfred Weber, the head of the biggest political bloc in the European Parliament, says Friday that the vote “causes major damage to both sides, but in first line to the U.K.”

Weber added that “this was a British vote, not a European vote. People in the other states don’t want to leave Europe.”

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As dawn broke over London, those who wanted Britain to stay in the European Union woke up to grim news.

Veteran Labour lawmaker Keith Vaz says “this is a crushing, crushing decision. This is a terrible day for Europe.”

Green lawmaker Caroline Lucas said she was devastated by the news, blaming “alienation, anger and frustration” for the results of Thursday’s vote.

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With a significant enough lead in votes to leave the European Union, hours before the final result was in, U.K. Independence Party leader and top Brexit proponent Nigel Farage told a crowd of cheering supporters to “Let June 23rd go down in history as our Independence Day.”

“If the predictions now are right,” Farage said, “this will be a victory for real people, for ordinary people, a victory for decent people!”

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Analysts say anti-EU sentiment ran unexpectedly strong in northern English cities hits hard hit by industrial decline and job losses, with broad swathes of England and Wales recording leave majorities.

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The vote constituted a rebellion against the political, economic and social Establishment. All manner of groups — CEOs, scientists, soldiers — had written open letters warning of the consequences of an exit. Farage called the result “a victory for ordinary people against the big banks, big business and big politics.”

Donald Trump praised the decision during a visit to one of his golf courses in Scotland, saying Britons “took back their country. It’s a great thing.” He likened the vote to the U.S. sentiment that has propelled him to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, saying people in the United States and the United Kingdom are angry about similar things.

“People are angry all over the world,” he said.

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After winning a majority in Parliament in the last election, Cameron negotiated a package of reforms that he said would protect Britain’s sovereignty and prevent EU migrants from moving to the U.K. to claim generous public benefits.

Critics charged that those reforms were hollow, leaving Britain at the mercy of bureaucrats in Brussels and doing nothing to stem the tide of European immigrants who have come to the U.K. since the EU expanded eastward in 2004. The “leave” campaign accuses the immigrants of taxing Britain’s housing market, public services and employment rolls.

Those concerns were magnified by the refugee crisis of the past year that saw more than 1 million people from the Middle East and Africa flood into the EU as the continent’s leaders struggled to come up with a unified response.

Cameron’s efforts to find a slogan to counter the “leave” campaign’s emotive “take back control” settled on “Brits don’t quit.” But the appeal to a Churchillian bulldog spirit and stoicism proved too little, too late.

WATCH: Celebrations in Sunderland after 82,394 votes to leave the European Union.

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French President Francois Hollande said he profoundly regrets the British vote to leave the European Union, but that the union must make changes in order to move forward. In a brief televised statement, Hollande said the vote will put Europe to the test, and he called for bolstering security and industrial policies.

He also called for reinforcement of the zone of countries that use the euro.

He said, “To move forward, Europe cannot act as before.”

It’s no trick: there’s been a magic museum in Manitoba for 25 years

July 24th, 2019

WINNIPEG —; In rural Manitoba, in a tiny church, is a place full of magic. It may not be well known to people who live in Winnipeg, but a map with pinpoints hung on the wall shows where visitors have come from. People from all over the world have been through Philip’s Magical Paradise.

The unassuming building holds items from famous magicians like Harry Houdini and Dean Gunnerson. The idea all started with a little boy who loved magic.

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“An elderly gentleman showed him how to do a few tricks. And then when he got sick, he met Dean Gunnerson at the hospital and from there it just grew,” Marilyn Hornan, the owner of the museum said.

Marilyn’s son Philip was just 10-years-old when he was diagnosed with cancer. He spent the last five years of his life performing magic tricks for people in between treatments.

“He couldn’t do things that the other kids were doing,” Marilyn said.  “It was just not possible to run with them or ride bikes the way they could. It was his outlet.”

Philip wrote a letter to his parents before he died requesting that a room in their home be dedicated to his magic. His parents did far more than that. They built a museum for him. It’s in its 25th year, and after Marilyn’s husband Gordon passed away she continued running it on her own. It’s not an easy task for a 72-year-old.

“It’s a lot of work, but there’s enjoyment in it. I sort of get revived when I come over here. It’s special to me,” Marilyn said.

Marilyn receives a lot of support from Winnipeg’s Magic Club. On Sundays, volunteer magicians come by to perform for visitors.

“When people come out to this unique little spot in rural Manitoba, they have no idea what they’re getting into,” Scott Carnegie, one of the volunteers said.

Carnegie said the best part of sharing his magic is seeing the reaction.

“Magic is so fun,” Carnegie said. “The best part of magic is when you see that look in people’s faces when you wow them.”

Carnegie hopes that the museum is preserved when Marilyn can’t run it on her own anymore.

“It’s part of our history.”

Marilyn said for her, it’s a way to keep her son Philip alive every day.

Philip’s Magical Paradise is located on Provincial Road 311 in Giroux, MB. The museum is open throughout the summer. Admission is donation based and that money goes towards running the museum and cancer research.

WATCH: One-on-one with Sarah McLachlan ahead of Vancouver Jazz Fest

July 24th, 2019

As the Vancouver International Jazz Festival readies their stages for the first day of the 2016 concert series on Friday, Vancouver’s own Sarah McLachlan spoke to Global News’ Sonia Beeksma ahead of her headlining performance, tackling life as a mom and singer, and of course, her music.

McLachlan is set to perform on Monday, June 27 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre after weekend stops at the Toronto and Ottawa jazz festivals. It’s a busy weekend for the Canadian singer, who has seen no shortage of acclaim in her career.

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With 28 years in the business, 26 Juno Award nominations, three Grammy Awards, an Order of Canada, and a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, McLachlan has managed to stay grounded and connected to the local music community.

“The subject I write about is pretty universal, so many fans come up to me saying ‘that song really resonated with me and it made me feel like I was less alone’ and and I think it’s the greatest gift music has to offer, myself and everyone else,” said McLachlan, explaining why so many people are able to connect with her music on an emotional level.

But with the changing music industry, the onslaught of streaming players like Spotify and Apple Music, the way music is bought and sold is something McLachlan is adapting to better than some.

“I think it is very much song by song now, I like the arch of an album, I like putting together a body of work, but that being said it takes a year or two. Right now I have a song that’s almost finished … why wait for an album? Let’s just put it out.”

“You may not be able to get as much noise and get as much traction with that one song but it’s still out there in the world,” she added.

And that strategy allows her to play never-before-heard songs at shows like the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Her latest, “The Long Goodbye”, is already on the setlist for Monday.

The way McLachlan selects the song list for some of her shows is another way she honours her community and fans.

With over a dozen albums, she says putting the question out on 桑拿会所 is one of the best ways to make her fans happy.

“I want to play what they want to hear. Obviously a lot of the songs people requested are sort of the obvious choices, and I’m happy to play all of those and I play some new ones.”

But regardless of what she plays, her performances at three jazz festivals across Canada in the next week isn’t without some minor controversy. Critics say she should not have been included in the line-up since she is not a jazz artist.

“Of course it doesn’t fit. But in the same way I’m not a folk artist and I’m playing folk festivals. These days in order to survive you need to diversify. No, I’m not a jazz artist at all, I don’t profess to even know very much about jazz. It’s an opportunity for me to play, so I said yes.”

She adds she won’t be incorporating any jazz influences into her set either.

“I’ve got a horn player though,” she laughed.

Her next big shows will be on the road touring the U.S. with singer Josh Groban this summer.

Sussex hopes New Brunswick government will lift fracking ban for community

July 24th, 2019

The government of New Brunswick says it’s willing to work with the town of Sussex about potentially lifting the fracking moratorium that’s been indefinitely put in place across the entire province.

Residents and businesses in Sussex want their region exempted from the fracking ban, and say the town’s good track record with natural gas exploration should allow them the exception.

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Stephen Moffett lives on a farm in Penobsquis and has leased part of the land to Corridor Resources natural gas facility for a number of years. Their use of the land includes wells for hydraulic fracking, which Moffett says has been an ideal situation.

“They’ve been here all this time and there just have been no issues what so ever,” Moffett said.

Moffett was part of a large gathering Thursday speaking out against the government’s decision to continue the fracking moratorium. He told the group he has no issues with safety when it comes to fracking in the region.

There are five conditions Sussex must achieve in order to have the ban lifted, and the community is calling on the government to help.

“If industry can meet the five conditions that have been set, our government will revisit the moratorium,” Energy Minister Rick Doucet said.

However, he added that global market conditions for natural gas makes it “unlikely that industry will invest the necessary efforts to address the conditions in the short- or medium-term.”

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The five conditions that must be met include:

Ensuring a social licence is in placeClear and credible information is available about the impacts of hydraulic fracturing on public health, the environment and waterA plan is in place to mitigate the impacts on public infrastructure and to address issues such as waste water disposalA process is in place to respect the duty of the provincial government to consult with First NationsA mechanism is in place to ensure that benefits are maximized for New Brunswickers

Fundy Royal Liberal MP Alaina Lockhart says the ban on fracking is a provincial issue, but the Sussex is unique.

“Where we had the exploration and development of natural gas in this area and as you’ve seen today there’s many cases of that being a positive experience,” Lockhart said.

“Not everyone in New Brunswick has that experience.”

‘Winnepeg’ Jets? Woman buys official NHL shirt with spelling error

July 24th, 2019

KELOWNA, B.C. – A lifelong Winnipeg Jets fan was shocked to learn she’d bought a team T-shirt with the city’s name misspelled as Winnepeg.

Heather Prevalnig, 33, said she paid $30 for the T-shirt at a Winnipeg airport store on her way home to Kelowna, B.C.

Her brother had been teasing her for days about her loyalties to her childhood hometown team.

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“He was bugging me all weekend: ‘Are you a Jets fan, are you a (Vancouver) Canucks fan?’ I’m like, No, I’m a Jets fan, born and raised,” she said.

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Prevalnig, a recreation clerk with the City of Kelowna, said her dedication to the Jets began when she was a youngster playing minor hockey.

“I went to all the Jets games as a kid and I was part of the ’90s Save the Jets campaign and sold 50/50 tickets at Jets games in their old stadium.”

So she snapped a selfie holding the shirt and fired it off to him.

He immediately pointed out the spelling mistake.

Prevalnig couldn’t believe the error, especially because the T-shirt bore a tag with the NHL’s official logo.

The shirt was manufactured by a Wareham, Mass., company called Soft As a Grape, and owner Allen Katzen said an employee who made the error feels awful about it.

“It was an honest error from an employee and for some reason it didn’t go through a quality inspection like it should have,” Katzen said.

“It’s a serious situation, we made a mistake and we’re doing everything we can to rectify it. The shirts have been recalled and we’re reprinting them correctly.”

Katzen said 48 shirts were produced with Winnipeg spelled incorrectly and not all of them were sold.

“We’re apologetic to the city, we’re apologetic to the fans. We’re hockey fans, and of Canada.”

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Katzen said his company has had a licence to manufacture apparel for all NHL teams for about five years.

“We don’t have rights to sell into Canada, except for this one exception.”

Prevalnig said she has heard from the gift shop in Winnipeg, which has promised to “make it right.”

“I was really looking forward to wearing it and feeling pride about wearing it,” she said. “I have come to realize after moving to Kelowna that when you see somebody with Jets apparel it’s an instant connection, it’s an instant bond.”

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Heather Prevalnig, contributed

Winnipeg Jets spokesman Scott Brown said it’s unfortunate that the manufacturer made the mistake on Jets merchandise, “but mistakes happen.”

“It’s really unfortunate that the mistake made it all the way onto the shelves and someone had to make the purchase and then discover it a little late.”

Brown said the Jets have alerted the NHL’s merchandising staff about the error.

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— By Camille Bains in Vancouver with files from Beth Leighton.