Watch: Johnny Depp visits Vancouver children's hospital in full Captain Jack Sparrow character

Johnny Depp has done many heroic things as Captain Jack Sparrow, but surely none greater than hanging out with a hospital of sick children for a day.

Depp visited the B.C. Children’s Hospital today in Vancouver, in full-dress costume as Captain Sparrow, and reportedly never broke character once in his many hours there.

"He was never Johnny Depp, he was always Jack Sparrow," one hospital employee said to Global NEWS.

Depp was in Vancouver filming a new film Richard Says Goodbye, and it's not the first time he has performed such a gracious hospital visit.

In 2015, Sparrow visited in Brisbane's Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Australia while filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. 

'It's kinda crazy' - Dunedin residents fill up from tankers after drinking water scare

A boil water notice has been issued for Dunedin after water quality concerns in the city.

Dunedin City Council issued the notice today, stating all residents and businesses in the affected areas are advised to boil their drinking water until further notice.

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The notice reads: "This is due to an issue with water quality and is isolated to the north end of the city. We are working to resolve this and will keep you advised".

The notice applies to the following areas in the city: "CBD, North Dunedin, Leith Valley, Woodhaugh, the Warehouse Precinct and anything in the central city between the town belt and the harbour."

Affected residents are advised:

Boil ALL drinking water.

Zips do not boil water sufficiently, water needs to be through a rolling boil for at least one minute and filtered water should also be boiled for at least one minute.

If you're in an affected area please flush run your taps for 10-15 minutes. This will flush the water and will help with the cleaning process.

If you have a water tank please empty it so it can be refilled with clean water.

If you're in an affected area and have water that you have drawn from the tap since yesterday, please tip it out and do not drink it.

As a precaution please use hand sanitiser after washing your hands.

Concerned residents can visit the Dunedin City Council website to read the full notice.

Untreated water from reservoir in main supply

The boil water notice was issued after 'raw' (untreated) water from the Ross Creek reservoir got into the main water supply yesterday. 

The reservoir was being drained for refurbishment work, and it was thought that the pipe being used for the operation fed into a stream. 

"Unfortunately it turned out that valve vented water from the reservoir into some pipework that all of our paperwork insists was shut down 30 years ago and actually led into the city water supply," said Dunedin Civil Defence controller Sue Bidrose. 

The council started receiving complaints about dirty water last night, but considered it was a result of cast iron pipes. 

It wasn't until more complaints came in this morning that they realised their mistake and shut down the pipe at about 9.30am. 

The affected area includes 1,712 residential and 826 commercial properties.

Residents have been told to boil water after untreated water entered the public supply. Source: 1 NEWS


Video: 'Mr President, haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself' - Tump's 'fake news' accusation thrown back in his face by defiant US reporter

A US reporter has thrown Donald Trump's well-worn accusation that the media spread "fake news" back in his face in a combative exchange at the White House.

The altercation was brought about by CNN's Jim Acosta when he asked President Trump, during a media briefing on China's intellectual property laws, why it had taken him two days to directly condemn the deadly violence from white supremacists in Charlottesville over the weekend.

"Mr President, could you explain why you did not condemn those hate groups by name over the weekend?" Mr Acosta asked. 

The Washington Examiner reports that President Trump's reply "they've been condemned, they've been condemned" referred to a statement he made yesterday to the media, in which he refused to take reporter's questions.

Mr Acosta's follow up on why a press conference was not being held at this briefing either elicited a terse reply from President Trump as he walked away.

"We had a press conference, we just had a press conference," President Trump said.

Mr Acosta countered "can we ask you some more questions", to which President Trump replied:

"It doesn't bother me at all, but I like real news, not fake news. You're fake news."

But Mr Acosta refused to take President Trump's typical fall back accusation, immediately declaring: "Mr President, haven't you spread a lot of fake news yourself sir?"