Archive for December, 2016

Professional fireworks display to headline Iqaluit's New Years celebrations

Saturday, December 31st, 2016:

Plans have been underway for months, but the wait is finally over: tonight, people in Iqaluit will get their looks at Canada 150 fireworks. Beginning at 8:17 p.m., the display will be launched from the sea ice near the breakwater by Fireworks FX, a company up from Nova Scotia. “We’re going to see bombshells rising over 600 feet, which is a 60-story building, bursting with fire flowers 600 feet in diameter,” said Fred Wade, the president of Fireworks FX. “It’s going to be loud, and very bright, and magical. “Fireworks look their absolute best over the water and over the snow because of their reflections.” […] Read More →

3 reasons the FFAW says FISH-NL can't be trusted

Saturday, December 31st, 2016:

Under the leadership of Ryan Cleary, FISH-NL has been campaigning against the FFAW with a list of grievances fish harvesters have against what some of them call “the saltwater mafia.”  The Federation of Independent Seafood Harvesters (FISH-NL) says fishers’ best interests are not being represented by the Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW). Friday morning in St. John’s, FISH-NL formally filed for union certification with the Labour Relations Board so its members can leave the FFAW. The board will review the signed membership cards to determine if FISH-NL has enough support to trigger an official certification vote via secret ballot.  FFAW secretary-treasurer Dave […] Read More →

Would you want to live next to an outlaw biker gang?

Saturday, December 31st, 2016:

There are some who believe the presence of outlaw bikers has a calming effect on a neighbourhood, but one expert says that’s a myth. In recent months, two clubs tied to well-known biker gangs have set up new bases in the Halifax area and their presence has some people in those areas worried. Others think it might deter other criminals from operating in the area. Stephen Schneider, a Saint Mary’s University criminologist and author of books on organized crime, said club houses can be “a prime target for a conflict.” “[Residents] should be wary of indiscriminate violence, and to some extent […] Read More →

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