Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a major upset in last night’s Alabama Senate election by defeating accused child-molester Republican Roy Moore – making Jones the first Democratic Senator from the conservative state in 25 years. Roy Moore says his campaign will be seeking a recount.
A boardroom in Halifax City Hall will be renamed the Downie Wenjack Legacy Room and become a space where people will have the opportunity to learn the story of Chanie Wenjack and Gord Downie’s Secret path project – which was inspired by Wenjack’s story of running away from a residential school in the 60’s. HRM will also donate $25,000 to the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund – started by Gord last year.
Nova Scotia will be the first in Canada to ban declawing, with our Vet Association calling the method “ethically unacceptable.” Declawing is described by supporters of the ban as amputating a human’s fingers down to the last knuckle joint. The ban takes affect in March.
If you like to tweet threads, this is news you can literally use: Twitter announced yesterday that it would be introducing a “threading” feature that will allow users to tie tweets together in one thread. Users will be able to simply press a “plus button” to add additional tweets and then the threaded tweets will post at the same time. Rollout will take place “in the coming weeks.”
George and Amal Clooney recently handed out noise-canceling headphones to passengers sharing a flight with them and their twins. Page Six reports that the headphones had the logo of Clooney’s Casamigos tequila and came with a note “apologizing ahead of time” if the twins cried. The headphones ended up being unnecessary, however, because “the babies didn’t make a peep!”
And that’s your Fast Five!