News Unplugged March 5th 2015

News Unplugged March 5th 2015

Waterloo gives more money St. Paddies Tent Party

Wilfrid Laurier University and the City of Waterloo have increased funds to the St. Patrick’s Day tent party. This is the second year for the event which has been created to try and the traditional flow of people that flock to Ezra Avenue.

This funding was increased from 15000 to 2000 over 3600 tickets have been sold.

According to CTV News Kitchener, The Waterloo Regional Police say 70 officers will be assigned to the university district on that day.

“We will be very much present on the streets of Waterloo,” says police spokesperson Alana Holtom.

Holtom says the most common offence related to St. Patrick’s Day partying is carrying an open container of alcohol, which carries a penalty of a $150 ticket.

Rob Ford Sells Depreciated Goods

Rob Ford was able to get $23,000 selling some of his memorabilia during his time as Mayor of Toronto.

Late last month, Ford listed about a dozen items of “Rob Ford memorabilia” on the online auction site, eBay.ca.

“Everyone wants a piece of it while it’s hot, and in three, four years, people are going to be saying ‘Rob Who?’ —that’s my feeling,” said Mike Rice, a British Columbia-based specialist in Canadian political collectibles.

The most coveted item was a National Football League tie that he wore at a press conference where he officially admitted he had smoke crack cocaine at $16,100. Bottom of Form

Key Stone Pipeline Avoids the Veto

U.S. President Barack Obama’s recent veto of a bill that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, was upheld as the Republicans were not able to get enough votes to overrule him.

The final tally for the vote on this veto was lost 62-37 on Wednesday.

“If we don’t win the battle today, we will win the war because we will find another bill to attach this pipeline to,” said North Dakota Republican Senator John Hoeven,.

The TransCanada Corporation proposed that the $8 billion, 1,800-kilometre pipeline, would bring 800,000 barrels of Canadian oil to refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast every day.

This has been a controversial issue on both sides of the border as supporters look to the benefits that it create jobs and allows Americans to become more energy sufficient, but the opposition have expressed environmental grounds.

New York Children have some New Holidays:

New York will become the United States’ first major metropolis to close its public schools in observance of the two Muslim holy days.

According to the New York Times, Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat who has pledged “a more tolerant and inclusive city, described the policy that begins in the coming school year as a simple ‘matter of fairness.’”

When these holidays are recognized, it’s a sign that Muslims have a role in the political and social fabric of America,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

According to the New York Times, These holidays are known as Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the holy month of fasting for Ramadan, which is signaled by the sighting of the crescent moon.

 

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