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Indonesian tsunami death toll reaches over 280; Most Canadians not likely to see Winter Wonderland Christmas Day

More dead discovered in Indonesia, more expected

The death toll from an unexpected tsunami in Indonesia has reached over 280.
Over 1,000 people are injured as well and dozens are still missing after the water hit along the Sunda Strait without warning. The deadly waves were blamed on a volcano eruption. Areas hit included busy tourist destinations, but Global Affairs Canada says it is not aware of any Canadians affected.

Caroline Mulroney calls for federal fix to pot shortage

Caroline Mulroney says Ottawa needs to fix the pot shortage problem.
The Ontario Attorney –General told the Globe and Mail the province was forced to cut selling licenses to 25 because it didn’t want retailers to be caught off guard by a product shortage. The Globe reports Ontario would need about 250,000 kilograms of marijuana to meet demand, but is likely to only get just over a quarter of that.

Fewer young Canadians making donations to charity

If you’re leaving money to the kids, don’t expect much to go to charity.
CBC News reports young Canadians are more likely to spend an inheritance on debt or themselves before making a donation. The report suggests Canadians over 50 make up 75 per cent of current charitable donations in the country.

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GoFundMe for Trump’s wall reaches 2018 high, not likely to be used

A GoFundMe Campaign for Donald Trump’s wall is the biggest this year.
The ‘We the People Will Fund the Wall’ campaign has reached over $16 million in six days, surpassing the campaign for families of the Humboldt Broncos crash victims. However, the money will likely never reach the White House wall fund as government donations can’t be directed to specific needs.

White Christmas not expected for most of Ontario

If you’re hoping to wake up tomorrow to a fresh snowfall, you may be disappointed.
Meteorologists are forecasting a low likelihood of a white Christmas for most of Canada. While most of Ontario won’t see much snowfall tonight or tomorrow, a heavy snowstorm is forecast to hit the province over the weekend.

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