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Do you think an electronic billboard is a good idea on the harbourfront?

No, it will cause too many accidents
No, there is a bylaw prohibiting it
No, it's bright and ugly
No, they belong in Las Vegas
No, CP should have to take all the old signs down
Rules are rules...variances are for hypocrites.
Yes, I think it would benefit Kenora
Yes, I enjoy watching people hit head on
Yes, Kenora needs to look more like a brothel


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Malaysia detains woman, seeking others in connection with North Korean murder

Kim Jong Nam arrives at Beijing airport in Beijing, China, in this photo taken by KyodoBy Ju-min Park and A. Ananthalakshmi SEOUL/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian police on Wednesday detained a woman holding Vietnam travel papers and are looking for a "few" other foreign suspects in connection with the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half-brother, police said. Lawmakers in South Korea had earlier cited their spy agency as saying it suspected two female North Korean agents had murdered Kim Jong Nam, and U.S. government sources also told Reuters they believed North Korean assassins were responsible. The portly and gregarious Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, was assaulted on Monday morning in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur International Airport and died on the way to hospital, Malaysian police said.

Trump to welcome Netanyahu as Palestinians fear U.S. shift

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in JerusalemBy Luke Baker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump prepared to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday for talks that could shape the contours of future Middle East policy as Palestinians warned the White House not to abandon their goal of an independent state. For decades, the idea of creating a Palestine living peacefully alongside Israel has been a bedrock U.S. position, though the last negotiations broke down in 2014. Netanyahu committed, with conditions, to the two-state goal in a speech in 2009 and has broadly reiterated the aim since.

Kremlin denies allegations it violated U.S. missile treaty

Kremlin spokesman Peskov speaks during the annual end-of-year news conference of Russian President Putin in MoscowRussia is committed to honoring its international obligations, including in relation to missiles, the Kremlin said on Wednesday, responding to reports it had violated a treaty with the United States by deploying a new ground-based missile. "Russia has been and remains committed to its international commitments, including to the treaty in question," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a daily telephone briefing. "Nobody has formally accused Russia of violating the treaty," he said.

Nervous NATO allies put on brave face for Trump era

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon in ArlingtonBy Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Nervous European allies put a brave face on the troubled debut of President Donald Trump's administration, expressing confidence in U.S. engagement with NATO as they prepared to hear from Trump's defense chief at talks in Brussels on Wednesday. The meeting at NATO headquarters is seen as an opportunity for Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reaffirm U.S. commitment to European security after an election campaign in which Trump appeared to question the value of the alliance.

Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

The Rostov-On-Don submarine sails past the guided missile cruiser Moskva during the Navy Day celebrations in Sevastopol, CrimeaBy Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it would not hand back Crimea to Ukraine or discuss the matter with foreign partners after the White House said U.S. President Donald Trump expected the annexed Black Sea peninsula to be returned. Moscow says an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to become part of Russia in a 2014 referendum wanting protection from what the Kremlin cast as an illegal coup in Kiev. Ukraine says the referendum was a sham held at gunpoint after Russian troops illegally annexed the peninsula, that Russia-friendly president Viktor Yanukovych was ousted by people power, and that Moscow should return Crimea.

China warns U.S. against fresh naval patrols in South China Sea

REUTERS PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2016China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the United States was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea. On Sunday, the Navy Times reported that U.S. Navy and Pacific Command leaders were considering freedom of navigation patrols in the busy waterway by the San Diego-based Carl Vinson carrier strike group, citing unnamed defense officials. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said tension in the South China Sea had stabilized due to the hard work between China and Southeast Asia countries, and urged foreign nations including the U.S. to respect this.

The Latest: Trump denounces 'Russian connection non-sense'

White House Press secretary Sean Spicer points as he answers questions from members of the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Officials: Trump knew Flynn misled WH weeks before ouster

In this image made from a video taken on Dec. 10, 2015 and made available on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, US President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, right, shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow. Flynn, who resigned following reports that he misled White House officials about his contacts with Russia, was seen attending the 10th anniversary of the Russian television network RT in 2015 where Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech. A US official has told The Associated Press that Flynn was in frequent contact with Ambassador Sergey Kislyak on the day the Obama administration imposed sanctions on Russia after US intelligence reported that Russia had interfered with the US elections. (Ruptly via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House officials said.

Global stocks gain as Fed shows confidence in rate hikes

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. Stock markets around the world downshifted into neutral on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, and U.S. indexes were close to flat in early trading. Bond yields were also steady, while the price of oil rose. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates as soon as next month, a sign of confidence in the strength of the world's largest economy.

Ousted coach says he didn't resign from Glasgow club Rangers
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Mark Warburton has asked Rangers to explain why it said he resigned as manager of the Glasgow club.

Montenegro: Immunity lifted for 2 alleged coup suspects
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin lawmakers voted on Wednesday to lift the immunity of two key opposition leaders allegedly involved in a pro-Russian plot to overthrow the government over its NATO bid.

WHO declares end to yellow fever outbreak in Congo, Angola
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization has declared an end to the yellow fever outbreak that killed about 400 people in Congo and Angola, calling it "one of the largest and most challenging" in recent years.

Top Asian News 12:19 p.m. GMT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother. Police released a statement saying the woman was carrying Vietnamese travel documents when she was arrested at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Kim Jong Nam died Monday after suddenly falling ill at the budget terminal of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, said a senior Malaysian government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the case involves sensitive diplomacy. Kim, who died on the way to a hospital, told medical workers that he had been attacked with a chemical spray, the official said.

Egypt extends detention of prominent activist
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has ordered the detention of an activist for failing to report to a police station because he had been detained elsewhere.

Hits and misses: Notable N. Korea assassinations or attempts

FILE - This Feb. 16, 1996, file photo shows Lee Han-young, a North Korean defector and a nephew of one of the former wives of North Korea's second leader Kim Jong Il in Seoul, South Korea. Lee was found dead of gunshot wounds in front of a Seoul apartment in 1997. The investigation into his death concluded that Lee was killed by North Korean agents sent to deliver Pyongyang's payback and the assailants returned to North Korea before they could be captured. (Yonhap via AP, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The killing of the North Korean leader's outcast half brother could be the latest addition to a long list of high-profile assassinations or attempts in which the country is suspected of targeting estranged relatives of the Kim clan, turncoats and South Korean public figures.

Shaharyar says PCB won't spare match-fixers

FILE -- In this Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed speaks during a press conference in Lahore, Pakistan. Left-handed opening batsman Nasir Jamshed became the third player to be provisionally suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday in its on-going investigation into corruption in Pakistan Super League.(AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary,file)ISLAMABAD (AP) — A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board says two players accused of involvement in spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League tournament will face maximum punishments if they confess.

EU financial affairs chief in Athens as bailout talks drag

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, listens to EU Finance Commissioner Pierre Moscovici during their meeting at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The European Union's financial affairs chief is in Greece for talks on the bailout-dependent country's slow-moving negotiations with its international creditors. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks "need to see a light at the end of the austerity tunnel," the European Union's financial affairs chief said Wednesday during a visit to discuss the bailout-dependent country's slow-moving negotiations with its international creditors.

Russia denies intelligence contacts with Trump campaign team
MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday denied reports of intercepted phone calls between Russian intelligence officials and members of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Greek soccer hero helps refugees win battle against boredom

FOR STORY: GREECE TEAM CALLED HOPE - In this Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, coach of Hope Refugee Football Club Antreas Sampanis, right, gives directions to his players before a soccer match in western Athens. On weekends they play in an amateur league against teams made up of professional groups like lawyers, telecom workers, and accountants. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)SKARAMANGAS, Greece (AP) — Soccer fans of a certain age may still remember Antonis Nikopolidis for his resemblance to American actor George Clooney and as the goalkeeper who helped Greece become surprise European Champions in 2004.

Bucking the anti-trade trend, EU clears deal with Canada

Activists stage a demonstration against the so-called CETA trade deal outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Wednesday, Feb.15, 2017. The European Union Commission and most of the major parliamentary groups made a final push to approve a landmark trade deal with Canada ahead of a decisive noon vote in the EU's legislature. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's parliament approved a trade deal with Canada on Wednesday, extolling the pact as a sign of cooperation at a time when many political forces, including U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, are trying to halt globalization.

Philippines eyes more airports to unclog Manila hub
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government is considering adding airports to serve the capital Manila and nearby areas, including a sprawling airport city complex that could handle 100 million passengers a year, officials said Wednesday.

U.N. warns of catastrophic dam failure in Syria battle

A file photo shows a view of the Euphrates river during sunset in Raqqa provinceBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations is warning of catastrophic flooding in Syria from the Tabqa dam, which is at risk from high water levels, deliberate sabotage by Islamic State (IS) and further damage from air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition. The earth-filled dam holds back the Euphrates River 40 km (25 miles) upstream of the IS stronghold of Raqqa and has been controlled by IS since 2014. Water levels on the river have risen by about 10 meters since Jan. 24, due partly to heavy rainfall and snow and partly to IS opening three turbines of the dam, flooding riverside areas downstream, according to a U.N. report seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Jordan commander: IS expands hold in border camp for Syrians

In this picture taken Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, a Jordanian soldier stands at the north eastern border with Syria, close to the informal Rukban camp. The commander of Jordan's border guards says Islamic State extremists are expanding their influence in the sprawling border camp for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians, posing a growing threat to the U.S.-allied kingdom. (AP Photo/ Raad Adayleh)JORDAN-SYRIA BORDER (AP) — The commander of Jordan's border guards says Islamic State extremists are expanding their influence in a sprawling border camp for displaced Syrians, posing a growing threat to the U.S.-allied kingdom.

Asian confederation imposes life bans for Laos match-fixing
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation has banned 15 current or former players for life for match-fixing.

UK Supreme Court rules against royal wedding protesters
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court has ruled against protesters who were arrested and searched by police when Prince William married Kate Middleton more than five years ago.

Kazakhstan postpones Syria talks by a day
BEIRUT (AP) — Kazakhstan says it has postponed talks aimed at firming up a Syrian cease-fire by one day.

UAE ambassador wounded in Afghanistan bombing dies

FILE- In this Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, file photo released by Emirates News Agency, WAM, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visits Juma Al Kaabi, the UAE Ambassador to Afghanistan, who was injured in the Kandahar terrorist attack at Al Mafraq hospital in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates says its ambassador to Afghanistan has died after sustaining injuries in the January bombing that claimed the lives of five of his compatriots.(Crown Prince Court via AP)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says its ambassador to Afghanistan has died of wounds sustained in a January bombing that also claimed the lives of five other Emirati nationals.

Russia recruiting Australian cyclist for Olympic team

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 file photo bronze medalist Shane Perkins, of Australia, poses for photographs after the track cycling men's sprint event at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Russia is hoping to recruit former world champion track cyclist Shane Perkins of Australia in a push for medals at the 2020 Olympics. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev, File)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is hoping to recruit former world champion track cyclist Shane Perkins of Australia in a push for medals at the 2020 Olympics.

NATO vows 'unity' at Trump defence chief's debut

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has voiced support for NATO, in contrast with the sceptical President Donald Trump, and has been tougher on Russia than his bossNATO allies will show "transatlantic unity" in their first talks with new Pentagon boss James Mattis on Wednesday, the alliance's chief said against a backdrop of concerns about US President Donald Trump's commitment. Defence Secretary Mattis has voiced support for NATO in contrast with the sceptical Trump, and has been tougher on Russia than his boss, whose views worry the alliance's eastern European member states in particular. Mattis's visit has been overshadowed by the resignation of Trump's national security adviser Michael Flynn over allegations he had discussed US sanctions with Russia's ambassador before taking office.

New Zealand wildfires prompt hundreds of evacuations

A helicopter dumps water on a wild fire in the Port Hills near Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. Up to 15 helicopters, and over a 100 firefighters have been battling two massive wildfires that have burnt over 700 hectares since erupting on Monday evening. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people in New Zealand's second-largest city were evacuated from their homes Wednesday as wildfires burned down several houses and threatened to encroach further into some suburbs.

Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader's half brother

Woman arrested in killing of N. Korean leader's half brotherKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police arrested a woman Wednesday in connection with the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother.

Top human rights official urges Turkey to 'change course'

In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, a protester holding a placard demonstrates across the street from the headquarters of a media company that owns opposition television stations Bugun TV and Kanal Turk, the Bugun and Millet newspapers and other business interests, after was seized by the government, in Istanbul. Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights institution urged Turkey's leaders Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 to "urgently change course" and reverse violations of media freedoms and the rule of law, voicing alarm over democracy in the country. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Europe's top human rights institution on Wednesday urged Turkey's leaders to "urgently change course" and reverse violations of media freedoms and the rule of law, voicing alarm over democracy in the country.

NATO chief concerned if Russia missile reports prove true

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. NATO defense ministers will begin a two-day ministerial beginning on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's chief says the military alliance would be concerned if reports that Russia has violated a Cold War-era treaty by deploying a cruise missile prove true.

UN temporarily pausing aid to eastern Mosul due to security

A worker carried aid supplied at a camp for people displaced by fighting between security forces and Islamic State militants east of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. The United Nations says they are temporarily pausing aid operations to neighborhoods in eastern Mosul retaken from the Islamic State group for security reasons as IS insurgent and counter attacks continue to inflict heavy civilian casualties there.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen)HASSAN SHAM CAMP, Iraq (AP) — The United Nations announced on Wednesday it was temporarily pausing aid operations to neighborhoods in the eastern half of the Iraqi city of Mosul as attacks by the Islamic State group continue to inflict heavy civilian casualties there.

Pope Francis wades into US oil pipeline dispute
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis insisted Wednesday that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands — an indirect critique as the Donald Trump administration seeks to advance construction on a $3.8 billion oil pipeline over opposition from American Indians.

Portugal cuts budget deficit to lowest level in 4 decades

FILE- In this Friday, Feb. 5 2016 file photo, Portuguese Finance Minister Mario Centeno listens to journalists' questions during the presentation of his government's 2016 state budget, at the finance ministry in Lisbon. After calling a news conference to explain his widely criticized handling of a state-owned bank appointment, Centeno earned public statements of support from the prime minister and president, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal's government has proved its critics wrong, slashing the debt-heavy country's budget deficit to its lowest level in more than 40 years despite warnings that its anti-austerity policies could spell financial disaster.

Afghanistan gunmen kidnap 52 farmers, regional officials say
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Afghanistan kidnapped 52 farmers on Wednesday, most of them members of the minority Uzbek community in the remote northern province of Jowzjan, regional officials said, but the motive for the abductions was not immediately clear. Afghanistan's once-stable north has become a hotbed of kidnappings and shootings in recent years, as the militant Taliban gains ground, along with small groups loyal to Islamic State, mostly defectors from the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban. The men seized in Wednesday's incident were kidnapped from three villages in the district of Darz Ab in Jowzjan, while they were at work on their land.

Palestinians caution Trump against abandoning two-state concept
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians warned the United States on Wednesday against abandoning a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel after a White House official said peace did not necessarily have to entail Palestinian statehood. U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet later in the day for the first time since the U.S. election in November that brought the Republican to office. On the eve of the meeting, a senior White House official said it was up to the Israelis and Palestinians themselves to decide on the shape of any future peace.

EU Parliament approves contested Canada trade deal

Protestors demonstrate against the EU-Canada trade deal outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, FranceThe European Parliament backed a contested EU-Canada free trade deal on Wednesday, facing down protests by activists and Donald Trump-inspired calls for protectionism. MEPs meeting in Strasbourg, France, approved the pact with 408 votes in favour, 254 against and 33 abstentions. Approval by the parliament allows the provisional implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement as early as next month.

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