Remember when your parents told you they had to walk ten miles to get to school when they were kids?
Well, it’s not that bad in New Brunswick, but it’s bad enough!
Parents in New Brunswick say their primary school-aged children are being left out in the cold by a provincial policy that restricts school bus transportation to students who live more than 2.4 km from school, regardless of weather conditions.
Green Party Leader David Coon said he’s received a significant number of complaints from distraught parents this winter, demanding changes to the policy in light of the harsh weather that has gripped the region.
“In the wintertime, for kids in kindergarten – four and five, six and seven years old – that’s just brutal. It’s cruel really,” he told CTV Atlantic.
N.B. Education Minister Serge Rousselle says the province is currently reviewing school bus transportation standards, but added that each school district has the power to make exceptions to the rule.
“The superintendent can basically put a shorter distance, taking into account the local realities,” he told CTV Atlantic.
Well folks, we not only have an “Asshole of the Day” today, but a “Loser of the Day” as well!
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Police say a Pennsylvania man dropped to the ground and rolled around in dog waste to avoid being arrested for public drunkenness, but he was taken into custody anyway.
Police in Wilkes-Barre (WILKS’-ba-ree) tell the Times Leader ( officers came upon 45-year-old Maurice Franklin early Monday night after he jumped into traffic.
They believed he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
They say he slurred his words and at first claimed he was walking erratically to avoid stepping in the dog feces on the sidewalk.
imagesCA2ICD9WBut when officers tried to arrest him, police say he lay down in the waste and told authorities they couldn’t arrest him because he was covered in feces.
Shad will become the new host of CBC’s cultural affairs radio show Q, which will retain its name as it relaunches in mid-April.
The 32-year-old is a multiple Juno-nominated artist who has drawn praise in Canada and the U.S. for his humour, passion and originality, winning in 2011 for Rap Recording of the Year.
Born in Kenya to Rwandan parents, Shadrach Kabango was raised in London, Ont., going on to earn a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Simon Fraser University
A central Indiana farmer jumped into a hot tub with a shivering baby cow to save the calf’s life.
Carroll County farmer Dean Gangwer tells WRTV-TV ( ) he thinks one of his cows gave birth in the snow and that he found the barely breathing newborn in a snowbank this week.
The third-generation farmer says he decided the quickest way to warm up the calf, named Leroy, would be to use his hot tub. Gangwer says he “jumped in fully dressed and held Leroy up so he didn’t drown.” Gangwer then took the calf inside and wrapped him in electric blankets.
Leroy is recovering and has started to nurse.
Gangwer said Leroy is “done hot-tubbing” but “sunbathing is definitely in his future out in the grass.”
And Finally:
Folks, I don’t even know how to classify these people!
A group of 50 Belgian tourists headed to the Alps for a ski holiday were slightly confused when they woke up from their overnight bus ride and found themselves surrounded by vineyards in the south of France. The snow hadn’t melted at La Plagne ski resort, their true destination: They hadn’t made it there, because their bus driver followed the wrong GPS directions and took them on a 750-mile detour to a different part of the country, the Guardian reports.