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Gender gap in unpaid labour means women work ‘double shift,’ experts say

Experts say a recent Statistics Canada report on gender disparities in unpaid labour paints a dim yet familiar picture about the burdens women face at home and in the workforce.

The report, published Monday, found that men and women aged 25 to 54 work roughly the same number of hours per day, but a gender gap emerged in the division of unpaid labour, such as housework and caregiving.

Omaha zoo finds escaped parrot scared by Goodyear blimp

OMAHA, Neb. — A macaw that flew away from Omaha’s zoo after apparently being spooked by the Goodyear blimp has been found in a nearby neighbourhood.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the macaw, named Cayenne, was out during the zoo’s Birds of Flight show Sunday morning when it was startled by the blimp drifting past. The bird flew out of an amphitheatre and past the zoo’s boundaries.

Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

WASHINGTON — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics.

They don’t agree on every issue Tammy supports abortion rights, for example, while Sue Ann opposes them. Even so, the two agree on most issues and disapprove of the way Trump is doing his job.

Distillery has new bourbon flavoured by beaver secretion

TAMWORTH, N.H. — Beaver-flavoured whiskey, anyone?

A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavoured partly by the secretion from a beaver’s castor sacs.

Tamworth Distilling says the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavouring and is on a small list of FDA ingredients called “generally recognized as safe.”