Things I’ve found interesting February 16th 2020

Some reading for this Sunday.

Blockade continues despite ‘modest progress’ made in talks between federal minister and Tyendinaga Mohawk

Via Rail cancels most trains nationwide, CN closes Eastern Canadian network as Indigenous protests continue

Passenger rail service says it has ‘no other option,’ while CN warns of temporary layoffs.

Via Rail trains run on CN tracks in most parts of the country, a vestige of a time when CN ran its own passenger trains.

Trudeau sends ministers to meet with Indigenous groups behind rail blockades

He must not feel the issue is important enough to show up himself.

CN Rail lays off staff as pipeline protests limit deliveries to Maritimes

New ICE crackdown in sanctuary cities sparks backlash in L.A.

A black student left his team bus to stretch. Police swarmed and put a gun to his head, lawsuit says

Member of Eastern Illinois University swim team. Incident occurred highway near East Moline Illinois.

EmoInnocent bystander was caught in fatal gunfire in East Harlem: copstional Elton John halts New Zealand gig after pneumonia diagnosis

Elton John needs to be helped off stage in New Zealand due to pneumonia

Uganda’s Queen of Katwe star Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies aged 15

Surviving cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine

Cancer in Senegal: ‘I had to sell everything to pay for treatment’

A quarter of street drugs are fake and dangerous to users

Woman, 18, dies of suspected drug overdose in Leeds

Death comes just 48 hours after girl, 17, died from suspected overdose at Leeds festival

Ottawa woman banned from cruise in what she calls ‘racist’ policy linked to coronavirus

Abe asks ministers to focus on anti-virus steps

Criteria to be set up for people to see doctors

Outaouais couple ‘very afraid’ as coronavirus spreads aboard quarantined cruise ship

Another 70 coronavirus cases reported on Diamond Princess cruise ship

US to evacuate Diamond Princess passengers, as global coronavirus cases top 69,000

What went wrong on the Diamond Princess? Why cruise ships are a hotbed for viral outbreaks

8 newsworthy facts about your captain, Gavin MacLeod

Treehouses, Glass Igloos and Other Out-of-This-World Spots to Lay Your Head

Writer A.E. Hotchner, a St. Louis native and friend to Hemingway, Newman, dead at 102

In an Unequal America, Getting to Work Can Be Hell

Both MARC and Metro get mentioned in article above. My videos below show both operations.

Amtrak Acela Northeast Regional MARC Metro Virginia Railway Express trains Union Station Washington D.C.

Amtrak Capitol Limited racing passed DC Metro

Metro Bike-On-Rail Guidelines

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Poor

Love Letters From World War II Reveal Promises Made and Broken

Caroline Flack: The life and career of Love Island’s biggest star

Caroline Flack: Ambulance called to star’s house day before her death

Stuntwoman, husband reportedly killed in shootout with her ex and his new wife

Couple describe deadly shooting as ambush: ‘All of a sudden, hell began’

Slain Bronx deli worker mourned after shooting

Innocent bystander was caught in fatal gunfire in East Harlem: cops

Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges

Topless protester confronts Bernie Sanders, de Blasio at Nevada campaign rally

Man credits selling bouquets on Chicago streets for his recovery from alcoholism: ‘Selling flowers helped me survive’

With CTA crime in the spotlight, here’s how ‘L’ riders can stay safe

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