Serenity Funeral Home in the Valley is making international headlines for all the wrong reasons: they presented a grieving family with TWO wrong bodies during an open casket viewing – the second one wearing the deceased woman’s clothes but it wasn’t actually the deceased woman; then informed the family that their loved one had actually been accidentally cremated. Sandra Bennett passed away on Christmas Day after a lengthy illness; her family is calling it a horror story (and rightly so!) An investigation is underway.
Hawaiian Emergency Management Agency employees – they’re just like us! After an alert was accidentally sent out to Hawaii residents of a ballistic missile attack that took 38 minutes to revoke, press photos taken at the HEMA headquarters recently show PASSWORDS scrawled on Post-it notes! If you zoom in, the Post-its – stuck to computer monitors – say “warningpoint2.” A spokesperson says that password is used for an “internal application” and could not be used to send false warnings to people’s phones.
In the wake of five women accusing him of sexual exploitation, James Franco is reportedly taking a closer look at his past by reaching out to ex-girlfriends, asking about his behaviour. Since the allegations, Franco has skipped the Critics Choice Awards, where he won the Best Actor but a source close to the actor says he will attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend.
Athletes from North Korea and South Korea will march together next month at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. They will march under a joint flag, as well as field a joint women’s hockey team for the Games. The news comes as representatives from the two countries hold diplomatic talks this week.
Last night, Halifax’s winter parking ban was in effect again – the second time this week and this winter. 224 tickets have been issued before last night’s parking ban was announced! Last year, nearly 5,000 tickets were issued in the 22 days the ban was enforced.
And that’s your Fast Five!