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Marcus Hondro

Digital Journalist based in Vancouver, B.C, Canada, Canada. Joined on Dec 14, 2011



Canada's AG says amount of medical marijuana given Vets dangerous

Canada's auditor general's annual Spring Report was tabled in the House of Commons today and Auditor General Michael Ferguson spoke with media about the content. One of the criticisms in his report concerns the amount of pot veterans are being permitted.

Calgary Flames fire coach Bob Hartley; Bruce Boudreau on radar?

On the heels of the Anaheim Ducks firing their coach Bruce Boudreau, the Calgary Flames have fired Bob Hartley. The timing suggests there may be something in the works — except Calgary's GM, Brad Treliving maintains that's not the case.

Op-Ed: Edmonton Oilers lose draft lottery yet rewarded for ineptness

They did not get the first overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft — thank heavens for small miracles — but the ineptness that is the Edmonton Oilers franchise was still rewarded Saturday. The Oilers wound up in fourth and will get a sure-fire stud.

Toddlers chained, bound, ignored in Texas home; police rescue 8

A mother in San Antonio, Texas has been charged after police discovered eight ignored and suffering children as young as 10 months old in her home. The children were found late Thursday night without adult supervision; two were restrained.

Toronto Police release video of shootout that lead to kidnapping

Toronto Police have released a dramatic video that shows a shootout that took place in a downtown apartment building. Multiple shots were fired by numerous gunman and at least one man was wounded and two were kidnapped.

Will Ferrell to play Ronald Reagan; late president's kids angry

Will Ferrell is about to take on what might be his most controversial role yet — playing Ronald Reagan. Two of the former U.S. president's children have expressed anger about it, saying the script is in poor taste and makes fun of Alzheimer's Disease.

Demographics: Millennials in front, now outnumber Baby Boomers

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new statistics that show Baby Boomers have at last been supplanted as kings and queens of the U.S. demographic hill. That is because there are now more millennials in America than Boomers.

Chinese man been living alone in abandoned village for 10 years

From time to time we most of us crave the chance for more solitude in our lives but it's not likely we'd embrace the life of Lui Shengjia of China. For the past decade Mr. Shengjia has been the only human living in an entire Chinese village.

St. Louis ousts champion Blackhawks from Stanley Cup playoffs

It has been a long time coming for the St. Louis Blues, but they finally move on to the second round. The Blues did it in dramatic fashion Monday night with a game seven win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

Family of Tamir Rice gets out of court settlement for $6 million

The family of Tamir Rice, the Cleveland boy who was shot and killed by a city police officer, has settled out of court. Cleveland will pay the Rice family $6 million but it appears the city will not have to admit wrongdoing.

3-year-old found walking streets alone, Toronto mother charged

A mother in Toronto has been charged after her child was found wandering about streets all alone in the wee hours of Monday morning. When police took the child home, no one was there.

Robert E. Lee Elementary in Texas being renamed, Trump tops vote

An elementary school in Austin, Texas will be getting a new name and after a process whereby the public sent in suggestions the name with the most votes turned out to be Donald Trump. So will it become the Donald J. Trump Elementary School?

Groups petitioning Canada's government to ban asbestos

While asbestos has been banned in several countries, some for decades, it is not banned in many others, including Canada. A group of national union officials held a press conference in Ottawa this week to seek a ban.

Prince: Autopsy to find cause of death scheduled for today

The coroner's office in Minneapolis will conduct an autopsy on the late pop star Prince today. Prince died yesterday, his cause of death is unknown.

U.K. republicans want vote to abolish monarchy after Queen dies

A group in England called the Republic is calling for a referendum on abolishing the monarchy. The Queen is still very much alive but when she dies the group wants the vote to be held before a new monarch can be crowned.

Maritime disaster: Real-time recreation of RMS Titanic going down

A company that is creating a high-tech video game based on the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 has put out a minute-by-minute recreation of the massive ship going down. It is in real time and lasts a full two hours and 40 minutes.

Naked dining: London restaurant where you eat in the nude

Many of us have experienced eating at home while naked, perhaps you have gobbled a piece of toast on your way to the shower. But at a new restaurant in London, England you will be able to eat a full meal while naked. With naked diners all around you.

Donald Trump on New York win: 'We are really, really rocking'

The polls closed in the state of New York at 9 p.m. E.T. and it did not take long for media outlets to declare Donald Trump the winner in his home state. And why not? When all the votes are counted he will have around 60 percent of them.

Canada's PM Trudeau explains quantum computers

Know much about quantum computing? Me neither. But the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, is ready to give you a crash couse in it. And he manages to make it understandable.

Toronto cafe the location of a murder for the third time

A drive-by shooting in Toronto early Sunday morning that saw a young man killed took place outside a cafe that has twice previously been the location of a murder. After the second killing it changed its name but is back in the news all the same.
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