Norfolk, NE (68701)TodaySome sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph..TonightMostly cloudy with snow showers during the evening. Some rain may mix in. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 50%.
January 25, 2023 16:46 UTC
Mohamad Bsat — a volunteer coach of an under 14 recreational basketball team with the Steel Town Athletic Club — requested 15 copies of the book Do Hard Things by Steve Magness, and assigned them to the members of his basketball team as part of their off-court development. (Submitted by Mohamad Bsat - image credit)When Sandra Pellegrini's 12-year-old son, Jackson, came home with a book from his basketball coach, she knew right away that "it was a great idea." Pellegrini didn't know it, but earlier in January, his son's basketball coach Mohamad Bsat took to Twitter with an unconventional request for donations to the team. "It talks about what it is to be tough, different types of toughness — like old school versus now — [and] perseverance. It sounds like a pretty good book for them to be reading," Jackson's mother told CBC Hamilton on Sunday.
January 25, 2023 16:45 UTC
TORONTO — "Jeopardy" champ Mattea Roach will go to bat for a graphic memoir on CBC's "Canada Reads" this year. TORONTO — "Jeopardy" champ Mattea Roach will go to bat for a graphic memoir on CBC's "Canada Reads" this year. The on-air literary contest returns March 27, with Roach championing "Ducks" by Nova Scotia author Kate Beaton, which was on former president Barack Obama's list of favourite books of 2022. Actor-filmmaker Keegan Connor Tracy will argue on behalf of Michael Christie's "Greenwood," while Yukon-based bhangra artist and educator Gurdeep Pandher will defend "Hotline" by Dimitri Nasrallah. Comedian Ali Hassan, who stars in the CBC comedy "Run the Burbs" and has hosted "Canada Reads" for the last six years, will return to moderate.
January 25, 2023 15:55 UTC
Despite all the announcements on housing affordability from the new David Eby government in Victoria, a recent report by one of Canada’s largest banks shows things on the ground have never been worse. The NDP has tried desperately to stake out a position of having done something about housing affordability during its first five years in office, as well as the first two months under Eby. “No doubt the interest rates have a big part to play in the prices and where the housing goes,” said Housing Minister Ravi Kahlon. The new affordability report plays well for the Liberals, whose repeated calls for the NDP to show “results” in areas of affordability, housing and health care have proven effective attacks against the government’s credibility. It’s not clear how bad things will continue to get on housing affordability in 2023.
January 25, 2023 15:34 UTC
Rent Rage: You need to earn how much to live in Toronto? Duration: 05:28For the first time ever, the average rent in Canada has soared past $2,000/month — and it's even higher for people living in Toronto. CBC’s Ellen Mauro breaks down how it got so bad and what it will take to fix the problem.
January 25, 2023 15:26 UTC
The next season, Brule put together another impressive showing, scoring 39 goals and 87 points along with a whopping 169 penalty minutes. When he was healthy, the Blue Jackets returned him to the WHL, where he’d score 38 points in 27 regular-season games and 30 points in 18 playoff games. The following season, Brule was able to stay healthy but he scored just 19 points over 78 games. The Blue Jackets dealt him to Edmonton that following summer in exchange for Torres. Over 65 games, Brule scored 17 goals and 37 points, making him one of the lone bright spots on a team that finished dead last in the league standings…
January 25, 2023 14:55 UTC
Snow is falling in Ottawa as most of eastern Ontario remains under a snowfall warning Wednesday and Thursday, with 15 to 20 centimetres of snow expected as a winter storm moves from west to east. Further east, including in Kingston and Ottawa, snow started later in the afternoon and is expected to stretch further into Thursday morning. © Vikta Paulo/CBC This weather map shows the storm's track for Ottawa and the surrounding region at midnight. It's been a warmer than average autumn and winter in Ottawa. Ottawa has a forecasted high of –8 C Wednesday that's expected to rise to –5 C by Thursday morning and then fall to –15 C Thursday night.
January 25, 2023 14:44 UTC
Created by Madrid-based agency Mono, the spot was released towards the end of last year, addressing Black Friday and Christmas, the biggest retail period of the year. Filmed entirely in black-and-white, the ad takes an unexpectedly arty approach for a postal service. But it’s hard to deny the power of its message of responsibility in the face of climate change. Credits:Creative Agency: Mono MadridCCOs: Sito Morillo, Bitan Franco, Nando Vega OlmosCreatives: David Manzano, Mario Mínguez, Esther Matas, Irene San José. Production company: Lee FilmsDirector: SegaDOP: Charly GómezPost: Lee Films / Estudios La PanaderíaMusic: Chaco Music House
January 25, 2023 13:32 UTC
In the thread that followed from EMSC's report of his tour with Mustang, we discussed Avalanche.ca's warning that this year's snowpack in the region may be the worst in 20 years, including a layer of faceted November snow at the bottom of the snowpack that is likely to continue to pose problems for the foreseeable future and perhaps to the end of the season. https://www.firsttracksonline.com/boards/threads/mustang-powder-cat-jan-13-15-2023.14651/#post-87129 Since then, the daily avalanche forecasts have reported numerous instances in the region of large avalanches running on the November facets.This happened yesterday, just south of Revelstoke: https://www.revelstokereview.com/news/2-heli-skiers-killed-in-avalanche-near-revelstoke/ This happened Saturday, south of Valemount: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/avalanche-snowmobile-killed-1.6722657 The Avalanche.ca report confirms that this slide ran on the November facets.Tragic.I'll be at Mustang 2/18-20. Of, course I'm hoping things stabilize by then, but the forecasts and reports are not encouraging. It will be interesting to see what the conditions will allow us to ski and how the vibe of this year's tour compares to our previous tours.For everybody headed to BC in the coming weeks, be careful out there.
January 25, 2023 09:34 UTC
© Isha Bhargava/ CBC News 3M's London, Ont., manufacturing plant employs approximately 150 people. The head of 3M announced Tuesday that poor returns this past year means the U.S.-based company will cut 2,500 manufacturing jobs, but hasn't yet provided details on whether Canadian workers will be impacted. 3M Canada also has plants in Perth, Ont., Manitoba and Quebec. No word yet on impact on 1,800 workers in CanadaMinnesota-based 3M employs 95,000 people worldwide. There are 150 employees at the London manufacturing facility — one of eight manufacturing facilities in Canada — where products such as adhesives and abrasives are produced.
January 25, 2023 03:42 UTC
I’d been wandering through some residential neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, pulling away from the noisy banging of the pots and pans that defined the political crisis in the streets. I’ve spent 30 years covering the area where economics, public policy, business and politics intersect: 24 federal budgets, four prime ministers, seven finance ministers, a decade of Parliament Hill bureau-chiefing. The Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s and the ripple effects felt later in Argentina showed us that contagion is just not rational. The Great Financial Crisis is a case in point. Your respectful participation in the conversation is what makes for better ideas, better policy and better journalism.
January 25, 2023 03:33 UTC
And they looked like they were going down the same path Monday against the Islanders, a listless first period. You could say they played down to their opponent, but their opponent — a team with two wins in January — actually outplayed them. Costello played two games for the Leafs, Strong played 11. The drafting of Ihnacak (102 goals in 417 games over eight seasons) saves it from being the worst Leafs trade. Only the New Jersey Devils (.357 winning percentage) were worse than the Leafs (.388) over the 800 games of the ’80s.
January 24, 2023 23:35 UTC
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra promised Tuesday that changes to the air passenger bill of rights are coming this spring. Nick Iwanyshyn/The Canadian PressAlghabra said regulatory reform — and possibly new legislation — will be introduced this spring to bolster passengers' rights. While bad weather is hard to avoid in a country like Canada, Alghabra said changes are still necessary to make the travel experience more tolerable. During a heated House of Commons transport committee meeting earlier this month, officials from Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing expressed frustration with how the regime operates. Asked if Air Canada would support additional fines or penalties for airlines, Rheault said no.
January 24, 2023 23:13 UTC
Gaglardi, president of Northland Properties Corp., reflected on the Stars’ 2022-23 success, the team’s young core, Dallas’ recent coaching change and more. Here are his takeaways on the Western Conference-leading Stars and their future:Is this Stars team the best yet under Gaglardi’s tenure as owner? “It’s probably the best team we’ve had in terms of young guys being our best players and driving things,” he said. When Gaglardi purchased the Stars in 2011, he received a call from Rangers owner Ray Davis. Asked if the Mavericks’ 23-year-old superstar was — or will become — a fan of the Stars, Gaglardi was unsure.
January 24, 2023 22:10 UTC