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Police to phone in evidence to traffic court

By Kent Spencer

Allowing police officers to phone in their testimony to traffic courts will tilt the judicial balance in favour of the government, critics said yesterday.

“In an ideal world, we wouldn’t do this,” said Simon Fraser University criminology professor Neil Boyd. “Even for a traffic ticket, it’s best if a person has . . . → Read More: Police to phone in evidence to traffic court

Leader left Divine Light behind him

Michael Cecil, whose father helped found the 4,000-member religion, walked away when adherents refused to embrace the outside world

By Douglas Todd

Lord Michael Cecil Exeter once led one of the most successful New Age religions in North America. But he walked away from it all.

Michael Cecil, as he prefers to be known, . . . → Read More: Leader left Divine Light behind him

Natives, government to co-manage park

By Glenn Bohn and Amy O’Brian

An aboriginal group and the B.C. government agreed Sunday to jointly manage a massive marine park of pristine beaches and old-growth forests near Bella Bella.

In the language of the Heiltsuk Nation, the mid-coast area is the Hakai Luxvblais, which roughly translates to “waves rolling in.

The already . . . → Read More: Natives, government to co-manage park

Missouri school officials halt Gideons’ Bible giveaways

Officials in one Lincoln County school district say they will no longer allow Gideons International to distribute Bibles to students.

The decision from the Elsberry School District came this week after a parent called the St. Louis Post-Dispatch to complain about students returning home with Bibles. The Gideons had been allowed to make a presentation . . . → Read More: Missouri school officials halt Gideons’ Bible giveaways

Delay marijuana reform: provinces

Cauchon pushed to drop bill, address more pressing needs

By Janice Tibbetts

Provincial justice ministers say they will lobby their federal counterpart, Martin Cauchon, to abandon his controversial bill to decriminalize marijuana in favour of more pressing justice initiatives that have been in the works for years.

The provinces will make their unified pitch . . . → Read More: Delay marijuana reform: provinces

The pope’s succession planning

Pope John Paul has appointed 31 new cardinals, months earlier than expected. As most of them will have a vote on choosing his successor, some suspect that the ailing pontiff is trying to ensure that the next leader of the Catholic church will be in his conservative image.

In the past few years, the world’s . . . → Read More: The pope’s succession planning

Ghostbusting clergy on the case

By Renee Kiriona

A packaging firm has called in spiritual help to bless its premises because of staff fears that the factory might be haunted.

The Auckland company Rapak Asia Pacific has asked five ministers from different denominations to solve its problem.

General manager Andy Lewis said since moving into its new purpose-built premises . . . → Read More: Ghostbusting clergy on the case

The Fisherman And The Jinni

The Arabian NightsSir Richard Burton, translator1850

The Fisherman And The Jinni

IT hath reached me, O auspicious King, that there was a fisherman well stricken in years who had a wife and three children, and withal was of poor condition. Now it was his custom to cast his net every day four times, and no . . . → Read More: The Fisherman And The Jinni

Manitoba looking at becoming first province to ban smoking provincewide

By Scott Edmonds

Manitoba could become the first province to go cold turkey and ban smoking wherever people work, indoors or out, with no ifs ands or butts.

Some say that would make the province the most progressive government in Canada; others compare the move to Nazi Germany. Bland opinion seems hard to find . . . → Read More: Manitoba looking at becoming first province to ban smoking provincewide

The Titanic – Christian vs. Pagan

It’s a visual joke.. 2.4 Meg download. Scroll down the page a bit and you’ll see the clip starting. A little prophetic on the ‘Terminator 3’ comment as well.

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I also recommend the game ‘Poke the Bunny‘ which is found on the same site. Bunnies do have a temper.. eventually.

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