Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, the grandsons of '50s sitcom pioneers Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and sons of teen idol Ricky Nelson, sat down for a conversation with Yahoo Music.Released 'Greatest Hits (And Near Misses)' »
A musician in Newfoundland and Labrador is excited to be releasing her debut album — at the age of 55. Sarah Hansen released her first single Down the Grey River this past April, and is following up the effort with her first studio album, Gather Up Your Days. The St. John's-based singer-songwriter explained to CBC Radio's Weekend AM that once her children were grown and on their own, it felt like the right time to chase her own dreams. "The journey started about ten years ago. I just made this d
BERLIN (AP) — Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany's regulatory agency for energy called on residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter, when use increases. Federal Network Agency President Klaus Mueller urged house and apartment owners to have their gas boilers and radiators checked and adjusted to maximize their efficiency. "Maintenance can reduce gas consumption by 10% to 15% ,” he told Funke Mediengruppe, a German newspaper and magazine publi
NICE, France (AP) — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited" or “recommended” people to go back to using face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. From Paris commuters to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem to welcome the government’s light touch, while some worry that required prevention measures may be needed. Virus-related hospitalizations rose quickly in
A burst of good news for strawberry-lovers and farmers: the plump, juicy berries are maturing early this year, at least for one grower. Lots of moisture last fall and this spring, and the lack of late frosts, are making for a bumper crop, according to David Walker, the owner of Sunset U-Pick in Fredericton. "It looks like it's going to be one of the best seasons we've ever had," he said speaking to Information Morning Moncton. Walker said Canada Day will mark the peak of the season at the U-pick
WASHINGTON — It's a lesson oddsmakers have long since learned the hard way: never assume the imminent political demise of one Donald Trump. But the one-two punch of the congressional investigation into the Capitol Hill riots and the seismic impact of Roe vs. Wade is raising new doubts about Trump's powers of persuasion. "Trump is unfit to be anywhere near power ever again," the editorial board of the right-wing weekly Washington Examiner, a publication long deferential to the former president, w
Medication abortions became the preferred method for ending pregnancy in the U.S. even before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. These involve taking two prescription medicines days apart — at home or in a clinic. Abortion procedures are an invasive medical technique that empties the womb. They are sometimes called surgical abortions, although they don’t involve surgery. Abortion by pills involves the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. As more states seek abortion limits, demand for the
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ireland women's soccer coach Vera Pauw has said that she was raped by a “prominent football official” in 1986 and sexually assaulted by two other men when she was a player in the Netherlands. Pauw made the claims in a report that was published Saturday in respected Dutch newspaper NRC and in a statement she posted on Twitter. The official was not identified in Pauw's statement or the NRC story. “Even those closest to me have not known of the rape I endured at the ha
New Brunswick is home to 58 covered bridges, but where are they? Ray Boucher, president of the Covered Bridges Conservation Association of New Brunswick, has New Brunswickers "covered." He posed an idea to the association about creating a brochure that identifies where different covered bridges are, along with historical information about them and a list where people can check off which ones they've visited. To start, they worked on brochures for Charlotte County and Albert County, using photos
OTTAWA — A law outlawing any dealings with the Taliban, which charities complain is impeding their ability to help needy Afghans, could be adjusted by the federal government to give more flexibility to aid agencies. International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan said the government is looking at making changes to the law to create “flexibility” to make humanitarian help easier. But, in an interview with The Canadian Press, he insisted Canada would not lift the Taliban’s designation as a prescr
The Blue Mountains council has voted to close and sell a portion of the Wellington Street North road allowance in Thornbury. Council at its committee of the whole meeting on June 27 voted to declare a portion of the Wellington Street North road allowance surplus to the town’s needs and instructed staff to take steps to sell the property. The property abuts 151 and 165 Bay Street East. The intention is that the property will be appraised as a building lot and the neighbouring property owners will
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged the people and leaders of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday to “turn a page” and forge new paths of reconciliation, peace and development. Francis issued a video message on the day he had planned to begin a weeklong pilgrimage to the two African countries. He canceled the scheduled trip last month because of knee pain that makes walking and standing difficult. In the message, Francis said he was “greatly disappointed” to not be able to travel and promised to visit
July is typically the driest month of the year across B.C., but a backed-up atmospheric pattern will drench the region through the first full week of the month.
A system trekking across the Prairies will continue east this weekend, bringing a chance for severe thunderstorms in parts of all three provinces and some hefty rainfall totals into mid-next week.
For nearly two straight weeks, Bianca Hayes cycled 20 hours a day eastward across the country, hoping to beat a world record and raise money for ovarian cancer charities. But two days away from breaking the women's Guinness World Record for the fastest ride across mainland Canada, she said, her journey was cut short Sunday by a collision with a motorcycle in southern Quebec. Hayes, who is from North Vancouver, said the motorcycle knocked her bike out from under her, leaving her with a concussion
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The summer is off to a toasty start for northern sections of the country that aren’t accustomed to such a long-lasting stretch of extreme heat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When you groggily roll out of bed and make breakfast, the government edges up to your kitchen table, too. Unlike you, it's perky. It's an unseen force in your morning. The government makes sure you can see the nutrients in your cereal. It fusses over your toast, insisting that the flour it comes from has no more than 75 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 50 grams. The government also tends to your coffee, mandating that no more than 10% of your beans be moldy. Its satelli
Property maintenance, including lawn mowing, is governed by municipalities on P.E.I., so how tall you can let your grass grow depends on where you live. Venassa Bernard-Smith, who lives in Charlottetown, was surprised to find out how short the grass could be and still merit a warning from the bylaw officer. "We didn't really think the grass was noteworthy. Like, yeah, it could have been cut, but it wasn't anything that was like over the top," said Bernard-Smith. The grass height limit in the Cha
After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic subduing western parties around Calgary, this year's Stampede with no health restrictions should draw out big crowds. One big feature of the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" missing for the past two years was the iconic tents that sprout up around the city bringing music, dancing and drinking under one plastic roof. The usual suspects will be back for 2022, like Cowboys and Nashville North on the Stampede grounds. But there are also a couple of new ones t
Danielle Philibert spends her days studying marine species in the Bay of Fundy. When she's not working, though, she lifts weights, and her muscles earned her two medals at the World Open Classic Powerlifting Championship in South Africa this spring. A toxicologist at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrews, N.B., the 29-year-old spends several hours a week training as a powerlifter. When she started her PhD almost seven years ago, Philibert was just looking for a physical activity that
A man is facing a slew of impaired driving charges after a three-vehicle crash in downtown Toronto left a pedestrian dead and seven other people injured on Friday night. The fatal crash happened in the area of University Avenue and Wellington Avenue West. Police were called to the scene at about 11:40 p.m. Two pedestrians were struck as a result of the crash, said Const. Alex Li, spokesperson for the Toronto Police Service. One of them, a 26-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. The ot
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that has decided to step down for the good of the city administration. He was elected to the District 3 council position on May 7 and was sworn in
Maddie the Great Dane loves to catch raindrops. Watch and laugh as while her sister Ellie wants to stay dry, Maddie happily catching raindrops in her mouth, not caring that she is getting wet during a beautiful Florida Sun Shower.
Ukrainian soldiers returning from the frontlines in Ukraine's Donbas region - where Russia is waging a fierce offensive - have described the conditions there as 'hell on Earth.' (July 2)