There is no shortage of reaction to U-S President Donald Trump’s first-ever State of the Union address last night.
Highlights included Trump heralding a booming American economy, stock market and employment, while calling on Congress to unite to improve security, immigration laws and trade agreements.
He warned of the dangers from so-called “rivals” like China and Russia that he said challenge U-S interests, its economy and value system.
China is calling on the U-S to drop what it terms a “Cold War mentality and zero-sum ideology.”
And Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders asks on Facebook how a president can not talk about how Russia interfered in the 2016 U-S election through cyber-warfare
Jason Kenney is vowing his new United Conservative Party in Alberta will rigorously check prospective candidates for conduct related to sexual harassment.
The ex-federal Conservative cabinet minister was sworn in this week as a member of the Alberta legislature after winning a Calgary byelection in December, and says his party has zero-tolerance toward sexual misconduct.
The U-C-P’s stance on women’s issues has come into question amid the “Me Too” movement after a party official recently criticized mass women’s marches as events that purpose.
And only two of the 26 U-C-P caucus members are women.
It turns out the now-fired Hawaii emergency worker who sent a false alert about an incoming missile and caused widespread panic and confusion had performance issues in the past.
A report released yesterday from an internal investigation into the January 13th alert says the worker confused real-life events and drills at least two previous times.
Night-sky gazers will get a show today and tonight that might warrant some popcorn!
Most of the world will get to see what scientists are calling a lunar trifecta — a triple lineup not seen since 1982.
Not only will there be a supermoon tonight and a blue moon since it’s the second full moon of the month — but there will also be a total lunar eclipse when the moon moves into the Earth’s shadow.
The lunar eclipse will be best visible in the western half of Canada and the U-S before the moon sets early this morning.
Southwestern Ontario will get the beginning of the eclipse at 6:48 a-m, with the moon setting about 20 minutes later
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