Monthly Archives: August 2016

Edmonton now home to 899,447 people, municipal census shows

Edmonton’s population reached 899,447 as of April 1, according to the latest municipal census data. The city’s first paperless census shows the population grew by 2.5 per cent over the last two years, greater than the national average of two per cent. The total population was a few thousand shy of the anticipated growth, which had been…

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Africa's elephants are being wiped out, census shows

The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday. Africa’s savanna elephant population plummeted by about 30 per cent from 2007 to 2014 and is declining at…

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Tropical storm bears down on Florida while Hawaii braces for 2 hurricanes

Florida and Hawaii have both declared emergencies as potentially devastating tropical weather systems approach.  Tropical storm Hermine has formed about 665 kilometres west-southwest of Tampa, Fl., with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometres per hour, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Gov. Rick Scott declared an emergency in 42 of the state’s 67 counties in advance of the storm.  Hermine is forecast to strengthen…

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Rob Lowe Makes Another Sex Tape Ahead of Comedy Central Roast

[embedded content] Rob Lowe knows how to laugh at himself.  But that goes without saying, given that the actor willingly signed up to participate in his very own Comedy Central Roast. In the latest promo for Lowe’s pre-filmed insult fest, the Parks and Recreation alum makes light of that infamous 1988 sex tape scandal that all but flushed…

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FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives

The Food and Drug Administration said it will add a boxed warning to more than 400 medications, including opioid painkillers, opioid-containing cough medicines and benzodiazepines used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Health officials are warnings doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which…

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