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Pictures of the boss not welcome at Montreal axe-throwing facility

Pictures of the boss not welcome at Montreal axe-throwing facility

MONTREAL — Do not bring pictures of the boss. That's what Anton Pushkar, the owner of an indoor Montreal axe-throwing facility, tells enthusiasts who may want a particular photo as their target.
Wrapping paper, tape, gift bags lead to more trash produced over holidays

Wrapping paper, tape, gift bags lead to more trash produced over holidays

OTTAWA — Canadians will send 100,000 elephants worth of wrapping paper to the dump this year and Christmas presents are a big culprit.
Family hires private investigators to probe Barry and Honey Sherman's deaths

Family hires private investigators to probe Barry and Honey Sherman's deaths

TORONTO — The family of a billionaire philanthropist couple found dead earlier this month has hired a team of former homicide detectives to investigate the deaths deemed "suspicious' by police, a lawyer for the family said Thursday.
Calgary photographer produces viral ice bubble video during cold snap

Calgary photographer produces viral ice bubble video during cold snap

CALGARY — It's cold enough on the prairies to make ice bubbles. Calgary photographer Chris Ratzlaff spent part of Boxing Day outside, freezing and photographing bubbles.

Police find owner of Pepsi machine abandoned in New Brunswick potato field

ST. LEONARD, N.B. — Police say they've found the owner of a wayward Pepsi machine discovered in a New Brunswick potato field. The vending machine was one of two found abandoned in a field southwest of Grand Falls, N.B., on Sept.

Chill in Yukon, need for volunteers in B.C., complicate annual bird counts

VANCOUVER — Bird enthusiasts in Yukon are battling the cold to conduct an annual Christmas bird count, while organizers of a yearly eagle tally in British Columbia are searching for new people to help in their survey.

Thermostats cranked, furnaces rumble as temperatures plummet across Saskatchewan

REGINA — A new daily natural gas consumption record has been set in Saskatchewan as homeowners and industry turn up the heat to cope with this week's bone-chilling temperatures. SaskEnergy says the record of 1.

Man jailed nine months for extorting ex-girlfriend with nude photos

CORNER BROOK, N.L. — A 22-year-old man who used nude photos to extort his ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to nine months in prison — a longer term than even prosecutors sought.

Arson suspected in fire at Aboriginal fisherman's lobster pound in N.S.

DIGBY, N.S. — The Mounties say a Christmas Day fire at an Aboriginal-owned lobster pound in southwestern Nova Scotia is considered to be an arson. Const. Jennifer Clarke said the fire marshal's office has been called in to probe the blaze in St.

Emergency call-takers at B.C.'s 911 centre report top-10 list of nuisance calls

VANCOUVER — British Columbia's largest emergency call centre has released its list of nuisance calls for 2017 and while the collection may sound amusing, those answering the phone say it also highlights the dangers caused by such thoughtlessness.