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Another crazy cat lady story kids:
CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Charges laid following the discovery of nearly 200 cats at a home in Corner Brook, N.L., have been dropped following an agreement between the city and the home’s owner. The city laid charges against the owner for failing to comply with orders to either remediate the dilapidated and waste-filled home, or have it torn down.
Those charges were dropped in court today after an agreement that could see the house torn down soon.
The home first made headlines just over a year ago when the owner ended up in hospital and the cats started escaping into the neighbourhood.  Demolition work on the house will begin as soon as the chosen contractor can get work underway.

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Sen. Mike Duffy said Thursday he’ll be “happy to co-operate” with anyone investigating the expense scandal that forced him to leave the Conservative caucus, but he won’t quit the Senate.
“I’m not leaving” he said! (From the size of him ……….., I doubt if anyone could make him!)
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Corruption in Quebec has reached a new high, kids! (Pun intended!)
MONTREAL — Two Montreal police officers and two other cops from a nearby suburb have been arrested on drug-trafficking charges.
In addition to trafficking, Montreal constables Charles Lavallee and Amir El Alfy are accused of importing narcotics.
This year’s Atlantic hurricane season hasn’t kicked off yet, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an even more active season than we saw in 2012, with the possibility that it could end up being extremely active.
NOAA released its forecast earlier today, stating that we can expect to see between 13 to 20 named storms (tropical storm or hurricane) in the Atlantic Ocean this year, from the beginning of June through the end of November. Of those named storms, somewhere between seven and 11 of them are expected to develop into hurricanes of Category 1 or higher, and three to six of those hurricanes are likely to develop into major hurricanes of Category 3, 4 or even 5.
A sports car enthusiast claimed he couldn’t find his car — a Porsche — on a B.C. Ferry bound for the Lower Mainland so he left without it and took the bus.
The driver was sailing with his luxury vehicle Wednesday from Swartz Bay, B.C., to Tsawwassen, B.C., when police said he abandoned the high-priced wheels aboard the vessel.  “(The driver) said that he couldn’t find his vehicle when he went to get off the ferry,” Delta police Const. Ciaran Feenan said, adding the man opted instead to take a bus home to Vancouver.
(I don’t know about you folks, but a story like this makes me think there was some sort of drugs involved! -Ed.)
SAINT-JEROME, Que. — A school board north of Montreal has launched an internal investigation after school staff strip-searched 28 high school students to find a cellphone during a year-end exam.
The board admits that staff at Cap-Jeunesse high school in Saint-Jerome, Que., “lacked judgment” for asking 28 Grade 10 students to remove their clothes when a phone went missing last week.
The students were ordered to put their phones on a teacher’s desk to prevent cheating during a math exam but one phone was unaccounted for, prompting teachers to order the strip search.
“They put us in a small room,” one teenage girl, who didn’t give her name, told QMI Agency. “(They said) ‘take off your bra, then raise your arms.’ They even tapped us on the back.”
School board spokeswoman Nadyne Brochu admits the teachers went too far.
“It was a disproportionate action under the circumstances,” she said.
Who says turtles can’t fly?
Not a group of volunteers who went the distance to help a 13 lb. snapping turtle this weekend.
When a driver found Porter the turtle critically injured on a Port Franks road Friday, wildlife rescuers knew he would need more help than they could provide locally.
“We patched up his shell, but his upper and lower jaws were injured so severely,” said Peggy Jenkins, of Heaven’s Wildlife Rescue in Oil Springs. “The quickest way we could think to get him to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre was flying him.”
On Saturday, Porter and another injured turtle made the one-hour airplane ride from Sarnia airport to the Peterborough turtle hospital.
Windsor pilot Rick Woodall flew the pair of turtles after he received an email request from Pilots N Paws.

The non-profit works with pilots who volunteer their time and aircraft to transport animals across Canada.
Woodall admits he was initially skeptical of flying turtles. However, his 13-year-old urged him on to make the trek.
“My daughter insisted if it was a turtle, I’d have to do it,” he said.
Woodall stowed the turtles in boxes in the back seat of his two-seater plane.
“They were nice and quiet,” he joked. “I think they liked having a little species camaraderie with themselves.”
Porter has since undergone surgery at Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre. His jaws have been realigned and he is expected to make a full recovery.
Drivers should be mindful of turtles crossing roads this time of year, Jenkins said. Female turtles are especially active as they’re busy laying eggs.
Seven of Ontario’s eight turtle species are classified as at-risk of extinction, including the snapping turtle, Jenkins noted.
She finds drivers typically won’t stop for turtles who have been hit.
“Even if (a female turtle) doesn’t make it, we can harvest the eggs and incubate them and then the young are released,” Jenkins added.
Woodall admits some of his pilot buddies are teasing him for flying turtles, nicknaming him the “Turtle Whisperer” and the “Turtle Pilot.”
However, he now has a cool claim to fame.
“I can now put two turtles as passengers in my logbook,” he laughed.