An ISIS-Suspected Blast in Turkey
From the BBC:
A suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group has killed 10 people, at least eight of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
They say the Syrian national carried out the attack in the Sultanahmet district, near the famous Blue Mosque.
Last February, the Supreme Court of Canada looked at the right of consenting adults to end their lives with the help of a doctor, for those suffering from physical or mental pain. The deadline for Parliament to submit a response after the court suspended its decision for a year is fast approaching, February 6th, less than a month away.
Premier Kathleen Wynne wants Ontario to be prepared in case an extension is not granted to Parliament and the request is denied. She says our province is now in the process of drafting our own practice and procedures for doctor-assisted death.
The Loonie Tumbles…Even Lower
Today, our Canadian Loonie is worth below 70 cents American for the first time in almost 13 Years, April 2003. Around noon today it hit 69.92 cents American.
Trudeau’s 10,000th Syrian Refugee
Better late than never, today could be the day Canada official welcomes it’s 10 thousandth Syrian Refugee into the country, two weeks after Trudeau’s original deadline of December 31st.
How can YOU help?
Chair of the Board of London’s Muslim Mosque, Ali Joma, told our brother station AM980:
“There were 170 people that came from Syria over the past couple of weeks, [Monday], 75 people came in from Syria…We had maybe around 20 volunteers with one call come yesterday. Over the past few days there’s a lot of volunteers throughout the city who have been donating their time and have been very generous.”
Here’s a list of the type of donations that would helpful:
Baby strollers, high chairs, diapers, baby formula, personal hygiene items such as razors, shampoo, and soap, new underwear, socks, pyjamas, boots, and winter clothing.
Volunteers can help prepare and sort the donations.
Donations can be made between 12 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 797 York Street Unit 2.
For more, visit the Salam Community Donation Centre Facebook page
Apple’s Iphone 7 Headphone Jack
What does that mean for Apple-product lovers? That decision forces millions of customers to ditch headphones and other hardware that connects to the port
In their place, your options will be bluetooth headphones, or using the Lightning cable port if you’re looking for a wired-headphone.