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Housebound by snow, disability advocate pleads 'shovel your sidewalks'

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gatineau wheelchair travel feb. 17 2019

Trekking around in the winter is hard enough, but for people who depend on a wheelchair for mobility, it can particularly treacherous.

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UBC snowball fight postponed on account of snow

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UBC snowball fight

The snowmageddon that walloped Metro Vancouver has claimed an ironic victim.

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Plane dumps fuel over school in emergency landing to LAX

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At least 17 children are being treated after the aircraft released fuel over two playgrounds.
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Technicalleigh
2 days ago
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The hell?? The pilots specifically told ATC they didn't need to dump fuel and declined a holding pattern that would have allowed them to do so safely! 1:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIA90evz8gs

Though as noted in the uploader's comment, audio from another radio frequency was unavailable so we don't know what might have been said later. But this is pretty damning, and although a compressor stall is good reason to declare emergency, it's certainly not like the plane was falling out of the sky.
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Stop What You're Doing and Update Windows Right Now

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The National Security Agency disclosed a major vulnerability in the latest version of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 to Microsoft, which released a fix for the issue on Tuesday, the MIT Technology Review reported.

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Technicalleigh
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Alarmist headline is appropriate. This is actually severe. Go into Settings > Windows Update and "Check Now".
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B.C. funding decision on pricey drug leaves teen with rare disease facing 'scary' future

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Miles Ambridge

B.C. has expanded its coverage of an exorbitantly expensive drug that could make a huge difference for Miles Ambridge’s future, but at 14 years old, he’s just a bit too old to qualify.

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B.C. psychologist apologizes for one-sided opinion in family court

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When psychologist Dr. Cindy Hardy informed a judge that a nine-year-old B.C. boy might deliberately hurt himself if he had to visit his dad in Alberta, she did so without ever speaking to the father.

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Technicalleigh
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Okay, so this is all about _procedure_, not whether or not the 9 year old child was faced with an abusive father. But children are treated as property in this world, so it's hardly surprising. :(
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