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‘Blizzard of 2015′ to hit the Maritimes Tuesday

globalnews.ca — HALIFAX - A powerful storm from the Eastern U-S is expected to hit the Maritimes today with heavy snow and strong winds that could knock out power and make for treacherous driving conditions. Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for Prince Edward Island, southeastern New Brunswick and most of Nova Scotia.

WATCH: Anti-pipeline protesters invade private dinner party

globalnews.ca — A North Vancouver restaurant owner is speaking out about an anti-pipeline protest that, he says, went too far. The same protesters who staged demonstrations on Burnaby Mountain invaded a private dinner at Fishworks restaurant attended by Kinder Morgan employees on Saturday night.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @GlobalBC: WATCH: Anti-pipeline protesters invade private dinner party glbn.ca/I1gMV

Jan 27, 2015

RT @GlobalBC: WATCH: Anti-pipeline protesters invade private dinner party glbn.ca/I1gMV

Meteorologist apologizes on Twitter for getting #BlizzardOf2015 forecast completely wrong

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - A snowstorm of epic proportions failed to live up to predictions in some areas of the U.S. east coast, prompting one meteorologist to apologize for getting the #BlizzardOf2015 forecast completely wrong. "My deepest apologies to many key decision makers and so many members of the general public," Gary Szatkowski tweeted.

UPDATED: Regina’s first licensed strip club proposal denied

globalnews.ca — REGINA - Stripping took centre stage at Regina city hall on Monday night - but it won't happen in a licensed establishment any time soon. In a 9-1 decision before an overflow crowd, city council voted to shoot down a proposed strip club at the former Whiskey Saloon location on Park Street.

Blizzard conditions pound northeast U.S.

globalnews.ca — BOSTON - A howling blizzard heaped snow on Boston, the rest of eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island on Tuesday, delivering wind gusts topping 75 mph, but it failed to live up to the hype farther south in Philadelphia and New York City, which cancelled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.

Jet-setting CSIS director racks up thousands in travel expenses

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - CSIS director Michel Coulombe claimed tens of thousands of dollars in travel expenses in less than a year on the job, and an agency spokesperson declined several opportunities to explain the spending. Documents obtained by Global News through an access to information request show that Coulombe submitted expense claims for flights and accommodations.
Jan 26, 2015

Interesting to note: CSIS doesn't have to post on its website the travel expenses of its top executives. .globalnews.ca/news/1793731/j…

Jan 26, 2015

RT @globalnews: Jet-setting CSIS director Michel Coulombe racks up thousands in travel expenses glbn.ca/HYDqS pic.twitter.com/9I18f7cRuD

Jan 26, 2015

Jet-setting CSIS director racks up thousands in travel expenses, agency refuses to comment/explain. globalnews.ca/news/1793731/j… (via @l_stone)

Jan 26, 2015

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Ontario announces plans to ban breeding, acquisition of killer whales

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - The Ontario government has announced guidelines for marine mammals in captivity that includes a ban on breeding and acquiring killer whales. The details are outlined in a government-commissioned report by David Rosen, a marine biologist with the University of British Columbia.
Jan 27, 2015

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2015 Juno Awards: Nickelback, MAGIC! among nominees

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - Nickleback, Avril Lavigne, Arkells and MAGIC! are among the act nominated for 2015 Juno Awards. Competing for Group of the Year are Arkells, Chromeo, Mother Mother, Nickelback and You + Me. Bryan Adams, deadmau5, Leonard Cohen, Sarah McLachlan and The Weeknd are vying for Artist of the Year.

Quebec Percussion Days 2015

globalnews.ca — Tue, Jan 27: The McGill percussion ensemble 'Sixtrum' talk about the upcoming show at l'Universite de Montreal as part of 'Quebec Percussion Days 2015′ which features professional ensembles, international guest artists and more than ten ensembles from high schools, CEGEPS and conservatories.
Jan 27, 2015

Quebec Percussion Days happen Friday & Saturday. Percussion ensemble @sixtrum will be part of the event. globalnews.ca/video/1795362/…

Guarding your pets from frostbite

Jan 27, 2015

Tuesday on #amMTL Dr Florence Erdman from Pierrefonds Animal Hospital talks about frostbite and pets. globalnews.ca/video/1795385/…

Derek Olive performs ‘Paper Wings’

globalnews.ca — Tue, Jan 27: Singer songwriter Derek Olive visits Global Montreal Morning News to talk about his Montreal show and to perform "Paper Wings", a song off his new album "Mystery and Dust".

Blizzard of 2015: Images of ‘historic’ storm bearing down on U.S. Northeast

globalnews.ca — WATCH ABOVE: Meteorologist Ross Hull gives us an update on the nor'easter sweeping over the U.S. east coast and Atlantic Canada. The message from U.S. government officials across the Northeast to residents Monday has been loud and clear: go home and stay there.

Keep calm and bundle up: Is it time to stop being surprised by winter weather?

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - It's January and, for the first time ever, most of Canada and the U.S. northeast is experiencing winter conditions, including cold temperatures and snowfalls. Alright, it's not the first time ever. In fact, winter conditions have been part of life in these regions for as long as anyone can remember.

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WATCH: West Vancouver unanimously votes to support warnings on gas pumps

globalnews.ca — West Vancouver Council took a historic vote last night. The Council unanimously supported warnings on gas pumps to warn motorists about the impact driving has on the environment. It is a Canadian first. "West Vancouver is always at the leading edge of things like this," says West Vancouver mayor Michael Smith.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @CUrquhartGlobal: A Canadian first. West Vancouver unanimously votes to support warnings on gas pumps glbn.ca/I1dXv@TeslaMotors @OurHorizonOrg

5 of the worst blizzards in New York City’s history

globalnews.ca — TORONTO - On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio held up a sheet of paper claiming that the blizzard set to hit the northeastern United States could be the worst in the city's history.

Toronto under extreme cold weather alert

globalnews.ca — TORONTO- Toronto is under an extreme cold weather alert. It is the 10th alert of the season. Environment Canada says temperatures will drop to -16 degrees Celsius Tuesday night, without the wind chill. The advisory opens up additional warming centres and services for those who are most vulnerable and the homeless.

Three people killed in crash near Hamilton airport

globalnews.ca — Glanbrook, Ont.- Three people have died after a major collision near Hamilton's John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt confirmed the fatalities to Global News, and says another patient suffered serious injuries. Schmidt says four to five vehicles were involved in the collision Monday morning.

The Morning News: Jan 27

Jan 27, 2015

RT @globalhalifax: WATCH: @Crystaljoyful and @PaulBrothers have your news headlines for Tuesday > globalnews.ca/video/1795247/… http://t.co/Zoai0x…