One. Uglovka, Russia. A powerful homemade bomb sent a high-speed Moscow-to- St.Petersburg train careening off the tracks, killing at least 26 people in what’s being considered an act of terrorism, Russian officials said.

Two. Calgary, Alberta. November 19 is a world toilet day- and what the world needs now is more of them. Toilets save eyesight. Proper sanitation and clean water are in short supply in the developing world and that contributes to Christmasa high rate of unnecessary blindness and other serious health problems.

Three. Vancouver, BC. After completing 7 races on 7 continents in 7 months and breaking the Guinness Record, Norma Bastidas announced plans for her next challenge – climbing 7 mountains on 7 continents.

Four. Elisha Cuthbert, the star of the hit TV series 24 and more than 19 Hollywood films was the Grey Cup Festival Parade’s leading lady, waving to football fans along the route.

Five. Airdrie Festival of Lights  presented by Vesta  opens on December 1-31, 6 p. m. – 9 p. m. Nightly Free Admission, Free Parking, the Vesta Express Train Rides, Now serving Panago pizza and Van Houtte hot chocolate, New Year’s Eve fireworks, family dance presented by Propak.

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