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Nova Scotia Eatery’s Enormous Six-Pound Donair Eluding Extreme Eaters

Nova Scotia Eatery’s Enormous Six-Pound Donair Eluding Extreme Eaters

By Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press

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A six-pound donair is shown at Alexandra’s Pizza in Sydney, N.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Justin Ayre)

It’s six pounds of roasted meat, tomatoes, onions and sweet garlic sauce atop a pizza-sized pita — and so far no one has been able to eat it all.

Alexandra’s Pizza in Sydney, N.S., has been challenging people to devour its massive donair, but no one has finished it after 17 attempts in the last five months.

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Regulator is Throwing Consumers to ‘Telco Sales Dogs,’ Says Advocate

Regulator is Throwing Consumers to ‘Telco Sales Dogs,’ Says Advocate

By The Canadian Press

Bell
Bell Canada head office is seen on Nun’s Island, Wednesday, August 5, 2015, in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – A consumer watchdog group says Canada’s telecom regulator is abdicating its responsibility by refusing to launch a public inquiry into the sales practices of the country’s major telecommunications service providers.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre called for the inquiry early last month to investigate media reports about high-pressure sales tactics used by at least one major company.

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Commercial Airplane Incidents, Accidents Jump in 2017, Safety Board Says

Commercial Airplane Incidents, Accidents Jump in 2017, Safety Board Says

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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A airplane flying over Norfolk, Va., is silhouetted by the full moon on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. A national pilots associaiton is raising alarm bells over new accident numbers showing a year-over-year jump in incidents involving commercial airliners. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

OTTAWA – The number of incidents involving commercial aircraft flew above the average last year, raising calls from an airline pilots association for the Liberals to boost spending on safety oversight.

Figures released Tuesday from the Transportation Safety Board showed there were 94 incidents in 2017 involving commercial aircraft operators, a jump from the 63 recorded in 2016 and higher than the five-year average of 79 incidents.

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Dion Phaneuf Scores Third Goal in Four Games with Kings in 4-3 Win Over Jets

Dion Phaneuf Scores Third Goal in Four Games with Kings in 4-3 Win Over Jets

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mathieu Perreault
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Darcy Kuemper (35) reaches to stop a Winnipeg Jets’ shot with Kings’ Nate Thompson (44) and Jets’ Mathieu Perreault (85) in front of the net during first period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – John Stevens is getting more evidence that Dion Phaneuf is fitting in nicely with the Los Angeles Kings.

Phaneuf scored on the power play on Tuesday for his third goal in four games since being traded to the Kings from Ottawa last week, helping Los Angeles beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3.

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Justice for Tina Fontaine Should Not Mean Injustice for Accused: Defence

Justice for Tina Fontaine Should Not Mean Injustice for Accused: Defence

By Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press

Raymond Joseph Cormier
Raymond Joseph Cormier (WPS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – A defence lawyer is arguing that justice for a 15-year-old girl whose body was found dumped in a Winnipeg river shouldn’t mean injustice for the man charged with murder in her death.

Tony Kavanagh says there is no DNA evidence linking 56-year-old Raymond Cormier to Tina Fontaine or the duvet cover her body was concealed in when it was found in August 2014.

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Manitoba Independent MLA Steven Fletcher Wants to Be Conservative MP Again

Manitoba Independent MLA Steven Fletcher Wants to Be Conservative MP Again

By The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday, March 27, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A former federal Conservative MP who now sits as an Independent member of the Manitoba legislature says he’s making another run for federal politics.

Steven Fletcher announced Monday on Facebook that he will seek the Conservative nomination in the federal consistency of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley.

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CRTC’s Dilemma: Balance Consumer and Telecom’s Feelings on Broadcast’s Future

CRTC’s Dilemma: Balance Consumer and Telecom’s Feelings on Broadcast’s Future

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Melanie Joly
Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly speaks to reporters after leaving a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. A warning from Canada???s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

TORONTO – A warning from Canada’s biggest media companies that their survival is under threat from unregulated foreign rivals and illicit content pirates has sparked a massive influx of submissions to the federal telecommunications regulator from consumers with little sympathy for their cause.

Midway through a 30-day public consultation that is open until March 1, more than 5,440 responses have been posted with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission — predominantly focused on one issue.

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Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Win Second Olympic Ice Dance Gold

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir Win Second Olympic Ice Dance Gold

By The Canadian Press

Tessa Virtue - Scott Moir
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada react following the ice dance figure skating free dance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Canadian figure skating stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have won their second Olympic ice dancing title.

In what was likely their final competitive performance, Virtue and Moir captured a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Games after scoring 122.40 points in Tuesday’s free skate for a world-best combined score of 206.07.

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#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

#MeToo Movement Causing Confusion in Many Men, Fear of Missteps with Women: Experts

By Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press

Ayan Mukherjee
Registered psychotherapist Ayan Mukherjee poses in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

They keep falling like dominoes: Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Patrick Brown and most recently members of the Canadian pop-rock band Hedley, high-profile or celebrity men who have been accused of sexual misconduct as the #metoo and #timesup movements continue unabated.

Experts say these social media campaigns of outing males for alleged wrongdoing have created a climate of mistrust between the sexes and left many ordinary guys feeling confused, fearful and wondering whether any of their past actions towards women will somehow come back to haunt them.

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