On Saturday morning in Hawaii, an alert was accidentally sent out to all residents’ cellphones, warning them of an incoming ballistic missile attack, urging people to “seek immediate shelter,” “this is not a drill!” It took 38 minutes for the alert to be revoked and, understandably, people totally freaked out during that time. Turned out that an employee “pushed the wrong button” and set off the warning.
Halifax councillor Tony Mancini wants to ban plastic bags in HRM. He thinks the time is right and Halifax can look at other cities who have banned the bag: Montreal and Boston as examples. Options that will be considered by council during tomorrow’s meeting: a full-on, immediate ban; a gradual ban or just more education on what to do with plastic bags you don’t want. Talk of a bag-ban stems from China’s recent decision to no longer take our plastics.
A new report shows that our buses were late 25% of the time last summer; road construction and no dedicated bus lanes seem to be the blame. The #1 Spring Garden – Halifax’s busiest route that sees over 8700 people per day – was the worst. Transit advocacy group leaders say Halifax needs to invest more in those dedicated bus lanes and in better schedules. Overall ridership fro Metro Transit was up this past year.
Aziz Ansari has responded to accusations of sexual misconduct, saying anything that happened on their date was “completely consensual.” The woman who spoke out about her September experience with Aziz said she felt pressured and uncomfortable during the date that moved from drinks to his place. Aziz added that they exchanged texts the next day and that’s when he apologized for his behaviour.
Following months of romance rumors, it looks like Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin have decided to make their relationship public. The 28-year-old actress and 40-year-old Coldplay singer were photographed while on a date over the weekend; they arrived and left together in Martin’s car. Apparently they’ve been dating since October.
And that’s your Fast Five!