Nova Scotia PC Leader Jamie Baillie was forced to resign yesterday, following an investigation over allegations of sexual harassment that came to light last month. Baillie did announce about 3 months ago that he was stepping down as PC Leader; making another announcement on Twitter last night that he is resigning immediately for “personal reasons.”
Similar to the Golden Globes, where stars wore black, celebrities are being encouraged to wear white roses at the Grammy Awards this Sunday to show their support for the Time’s Up movement. According to the group Voices in Entertainment, who are encouraging the statement, white roses stand for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance.
Changes are on the way for our transit system for this year and next. Some routes will see changes or replaced altogether by end of August; we’ll get two new ferries – the Vincent Coleman and the Rita Joe – and the Halifax ferry terminal will get some upgrades. The third change will bring advance traffic lights and specialized stops for our buses around the city.
Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Meryl Streep has signed on to star opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in season two of HBO’s Big Little Lies. According to a source, Streep will play the mother to Alexander Skarsgard’s character. Season two of Big Little Lies is expected to premiere in 2019.
Chinese scientists have cloned monkeys using the same technology that cloned Dolly the sheep – bringing them closer to one day being able to clone us humans. The cloned female macaque monkeys are healthy, about 8 weeks old now and will be used for further cloning research because they are more like humans than typical lab animals such as mice and rats.
And that’s your Fast Five!