Snow days; NHL returns to sold-out arenas; Kiwis want to ban cats
Elsewhere this week:
Public trust in government, financial and news media has declined, says a poll.
Some flaming cheese in Norway shut down a road tunnel in the northern part of the country.
Canadians are feeling compromised between saving money for the education of their children and setting aside funds for their retirement, according to a survey. But we are paying off our debts quicker.
The full-body scanners used at airport security are being removed in the United States, although Canadian airports are still using them.
NHL fans seemed to hold little anger over the league’s recent lockout, as teams in Canada returned to sold-out arenas when play resumed. Actually, there was much more rancour at the Canadian figure skating championships after the police were called to a hotel to break up a fight involving some skaters.
Some residents of New Zealand are starting a campaign to eliminate cats from the island in a bid to save the country’s native bird population.
Josip Novakovich of Montreal is a finalist for the Man Booker International literary prize.
Dutch police have three suspects in last year’s multimillion-dollar art heist but have not yet recovered the stolen paintings.
The Super Bowl matchup is set. The San Francisco 49ers will play the Baltimore Ravens for the NFL championship in New Orleans on Feb. 3. It will mark the first time in Super Bowl history that brothers will oppose each other as head coaches in the game.