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Bye-bye, birdie: Maine's chickadee makes way for state tree and North Star on new license plate

Bye-bye, birdie: Maine's chickadee makes way for state tree and North Star on new license plate

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Bye-bye birdie: Maine's chickadee is making way for other images on a new license plate unveiled Monday that gives homage to an old flag growing in popularity and reappearing on hats, tote bags and T-shirts.
Air Transat will avoid strike after flight attendants approve collective agreement

Air Transat will avoid strike after flight attendants approve collective agreement

MONTREAL — The risk of a strike at Air Transat has lifted as flight attendants have voted in favour of a new collective agreement. The 2,100 flight attendants voted 62.7 per cent in favour of the terms recommended by federal mediators.
Proof copy of Harry Potter book, bought for pennies in 1997, sells for more than $13,000

Proof copy of Harry Potter book, bought for pennies in 1997, sells for more than $13,000

LONDON (AP) — A proof copy of the first Harry Potter novel that was bought for pennies in a second-hand bookshop almost 30 years ago has sold at auction for 11,000 pounds ($13,900.
Primary-care teams, access to health records key fixes for family doc crisis: report

Primary-care teams, access to health records key fixes for family doc crisis: report

TORONTO — A new report says patients across Canada see more primary health-care teams, access to their own electronic records and faster licensing of foreign-trained physicians as key ways to solve the country's family doctor shortage crisis.
Experts say Boeing's steps to improve safety culture have helped but don't go far enough

Experts say Boeing's steps to improve safety culture have helped but don't go far enough

When it comes to safety culture at Boeing, there is a “disconnect” between senior management and workers, and employees responsible for checking the company's planes question whether they can raise issues without fear of retaliation, according to a p
FX reaches back over 400 years for its next ambitious series, adapting the hit novel 'Shogun'

FX reaches back over 400 years for its next ambitious series, adapting the hit novel 'Shogun'

NEW YORK (AP) — When FX sent screenwriter Justin Marks a copy of James Clavell’s hit 1975 novel “Shogun” with the idea of turning it into a series, he initially couldn't put it down. That's because he was reluctant to pick it up.
Adidas sells another batch of Yeezy sneakers left over from breakup with Ye

Adidas sells another batch of Yeezy sneakers left over from breakup with Ye

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shoe and sports clothing maker Adidas said Monday it had started a third sale of the Yeezy sneakers it was left with after severing ties with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West.
Book Review: Thomas Mullen’s portrayal of a divided nation in 1943 draws parallels to today

Book Review: Thomas Mullen’s portrayal of a divided nation in 1943 draws parallels to today

It’s 1943, a quarter century after the armistice that ended the so-called Great War, and Americans are once again fighting in foreign lands, battling the ascendant Empire of Japan in the Pacific and confronting Germany’s Afrika Corp along the souther
Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer will present at the Oscars (plus everything else you need to know)

Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer will present at the Oscars (plus everything else you need to know)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a winter barrage of award shows — the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys — the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards , are around the corner.
N.B. municipality spent $19K to investigate councillor over giant bird statue

N.B. municipality spent $19K to investigate councillor over giant bird statue

FREDERICTON — A New Brunswick town councillor says the release of an investigation into her efforts to bring a giant bird sculpture to the community is a “victory” — even though it led to sanctions against her last fall. Tantramar Coun.
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