Google Maps offers dry tour of Niagara Falls, safe view of Buffalo Jump


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TORONTO – Have you ever wanted to experience the Maid of the Mist tour of Niagara Falls without being dampened–sometimes drenched–by actual mist?

How about the Calgary Zoo without the line-ups or odorous animals?

Google Maps unveiled virtual visits of more than 50 new Canadian destinations in its Street View feature Tuesday.

Touting the country’s natural beauty, Google provides a look at Canada’s national and provincial parks, as well as Alberta’s Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump–a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Where the Rocky Mountain foothills meet the Great Plains, the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is one of the oldest and best-preserved buffalo jumps used by aboriginal peoples for nearly 6,000 years.

Take a look at some photos of the new additions to Street View below, which can also be found by a name search on Google Maps, then clicking on the Street View button which will appear in a bar across the bottom of your screen. When…

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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California gun restriction

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California will become the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat, under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had signed.

The bill was proposed by several Democrats and responds to a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Supporters had said such a measure could have prevented the attacks, winning out over critics who said it would erode gun rights.

Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut, Indiana and Texas can seek a judge’s order allowing them to seize guns from people they deem to be a danger.

The new California law gives law enforcement the same option and extends it to family members.

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It continues California’s efforts to lead the nation in preventing firearm injury and…

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Northlands expands no smoking policy to include e-cigarettes


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EDMONTON – One of Edmonton’s biggest organizations is taking a stand when it comes to using e-cigarettes on its properties.

Northlands recently revamped its smoking policies, and is now banning e-cigarette use from all its facilities.

“We were looking at the overall guest experience,” said Jennifer Sheehan, a spokesperson for Northlands. “From a guest perspective, smoke is smoke.”

The group made the decision after communicating with his major tenants.

“As an NHL venue – all of the NHL venues are now prohibiting e-cigarettes, across the board – so, we’re fitting that in at Rexall Place and then doing it across the entire Northlands campus.”

Sheehan explained there’s an education period that comes before implementing any new policy, but that Northlands will now begin enforcing the e-cigarette smoking ban.

The organization is sending out reminders to visitors on social media.

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