So we just got notified by Facebook that the photo used for our Walla Walla Onion seed is "Overtly Sexual" and therefore cannot be advertised to be sold on their platform... Can you see it?
- The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze
The media giant soon back peddled and lifted the ban promptly after the east-coast company took to social media to contest it.
But not before discussion ran wild around what the image appeared to be.
"Bunch of dirty minds over there," the onion advertisers joked in one post referring to the people at Facebook.
Meg Sinclair, the Head of Communications at Facebook Canada stated, "We use automated technology to keep nudity off our apps, but sometimes it doesn’t know a walla walla onion from a, well, you know. We restored the ad and are sorry for the business’ trouble."
The St. John's based-business has been running since 1925 and provides high quality seeds and other supplies to their customers.
*This article's cover image is for illustrative purposes only.
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When the clock strikes midnight out east, it will only be 11:30 p.m. in the Maritimes, 10:30 p.m. in Toronto and just 7:30 p.m. on the other side of the country in Vancouver, just to name a few.
To celebrate the start of another year the province has some COVID-19 friendly celebrations lined up.
The city of St. John's is putting on their regular fireworks show over Quidi Vidi lake but this year is asking locals to take in the lights from their car or if they are outside to wear a mask and stay apart from others.
With the province's low COVID-19 numbers, gatherings of 100 are permitted at organized public events (just 20 people for private parties) as long as distancing can be maintained.
That means a number of bars and restaurants are also planning celebrations, with all the necessary precautions in place.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among those happy to put 2020 in the past, putting out a very enthusiastic New Year's message for Canadians.
On December 22, charges were laid in relation to the death of Jonathan Henoche, 33, while he was a prisoner at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s in November of 2019. The St. John's inmate death was ruled a homicide and 10 corrections officers have been charged.
According to the police release, the officers responsible are aged between 28 and 51. The charges are as follows: