ATLANTA (AP) — Tens of thousands of Music Midtown festivalgoers are no longer going to descend on Atlanta’s massive Piedmont Park next month to cheer on hip-hop star Future or watch beloved rock band My Chemical Romance take the stage. In fact, some people are convinced Atlanta — center of the nation’s hip-hop music scene — will lose more music festivals and performances on public land as organizers and artists learn that state law makes it nearly impossible for them to stop people from carrying
A house trailer off Highway 8 in B.C.'s Interior has been saved from falling into the Nicola River with help from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. On July 31, the district hired a contractor to move the house from a portion of land near Spences Bridge with assistance from the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, emergency program co-ordinator Kevin Skrepnek confirmed in an emailed statement to CBC News Tuesday. "[This] was done in accordance with provincial and federal regul
The Municipality of Powassan will continue the work at developing a multi-use trail and realigning the entrance to the industrial park despite the objections of two councillors who missed the meeting where both initiatives were passed. Councillors Dave Britton and Markus Wand were not present at the July 19 meeting where Deputy Mayor Randy Hall introduced a resolution involving the creation of a multi-use trail and another resolution to acquire two short roadways from the Ministry of Transportat
Environmentalists are calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to halt pipeline construction in Hope, B.C., after dead salmon were found at Trans Mountain’s worksite on the Coquihalla River last weekend. Longtime Hope resident Kate Tairyan and other members of Protect the Planet have been documenting the situation for more than a week. Right now, salmon can’t bypass the construction of the pipeline expansion project and many are dying without laying their eggs, Tairyan told Canada’s National
Almaguin Climate Action Group has completed making its presentations to the town councils in the Almaguin Highlands calling for an end to fossil fuels and is now organizing a conference to further achieve this end. Spokesperson Al Bottomley says the local conference will involve the town councils and residents of the region to further reinforce in people's minds that the world only has so much time left to do something about climate change before the damage is irreversible. Bottomley is consider
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump 's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted Trump's election lies upset the state GOP's endorsed candidate. Meanwhile in Washington, Republicans ranging from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to conspiracy theorist Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene defended Trump
"Our engineers are aware of this issue and are onsite working with our vendor partners and local crew to resolve this issue quickly," a Verizon spokesperson said. At the peak of the outage, more than 2,000 user reports cited issues with Verizon, according to outage tracking website Downdetector.com, which collates status reports from a number of sources.
It’s been almost three years since The Citizen first reported the story of a young Winnipeg couple whose dream of moving to Niverville was dashed in a high-profile real estate fiasco. In 2019, motivated by a desire to escape the high crime rate of big city life, the Memic family fell victim to what would eventually be perceived by many as a well-played scam perpetrated by Fine Haus Building Company and its president, Jason Cianflone. Laura Memic brought her story to the media in 2019 in order to
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Carlos Vela scored in the third minute and Raúl Ruidíaz's converted a penalty kick in the 73rd minute in the Major League Soccer All-Star team's 2-1 victory over Mexico's Liga MX on Wednesday night. Vela, the versatile Los Angeles FC forward who led MLS with 34 goals in 2019, headed in the early goal off a crossing pass by LAFC teammate Diego Palacios. Ruidíaz padded the lead after Carles Gil drew a penalty, sending his free shot to the lower right corner to elicit a roar
Advocates say Canada's euthanasia law devalues the lives of disabled people and may be prompting doctors to increasingly suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it (Aug. 11)(AP video: Mike Householder)
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp will unfurl his first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams over who's best for the state's economy. After Abrams argued this week that “miserly” Republicans are denying basic services and ignoring inequities in pursuit of low spending and tax cuts for the rich, Kemp started swinging a
As two forest fires continue to burn through central Newfoundland, Miawpukek First Nation leaders say they're preparing for the future. The Mi'kmaw community, also known as Conne River, is one of several towns in Newfoundland's Coast of Bays region that was cut off from essential supplies for five days when Route 360 closed because of the fires. Miawpukek is surrounded by forest and only has one way in and out — Route 365, which branches off the Bay d'Espoir Highway. If a forest fire reached Mia
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a search and rescue operation is ongoing for a second day for dozens of migrants missing after the boat they were on sank in rough seas off a southeastern Greek island. A Greek navy vessel and three nearby merchant ships were still searching Thursday for between around 30 to 50 people believed missing after the boat that had been carrying them from the Turkish coast of Antalya to Italy capsized in the early hours of Wednesday. No further survivors had
Since childhood, Zhawanoogbiik Danielle Riley has dreamed of having her own place to care for animals. It has led the 16-year-old from Chippewas of the Thames, an Anishinaabe First Nations band government just west of St. Thomas, Ont., to become a youth semifinalist in an Indigenous startup competition, with a chance to win $25,000 to grow her business. Now, she provides free pet food and supplies to those in Chippewas of the Thames, Munsee-Delaware Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames communi
Supporters of the Saskatoon woman who is accused of staging her disappearance and then fleeing to the U.S. say she should be brought home to Canada. Dawn Walker, 48, and her son, age seven, were at the centre of an exhaustive, emotional search after they were reported missing from Saskatoon on July 24. They were found in Oregon City on Friday, and Walker has been detained in the U.S. since. Walker is charged in the U.S. with aggravated identity theft, which, if convicted, would lead to a minimum
GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — The funeral for Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski will be held Thursday in her home state of Indiana, where she and three other people were killed in a head-on highway crash. The funeral is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. at Granger Community Church, Palmer Funeral Homes said on its website. Walorski, who was 58, was in an SUV with two members of her staff on Aug. 3 when it crossed the median of a northern Indiana highway for unknown reasons and collided with an onc
Walmart Inc could face an uphill battle to reclaim U.S. shoppers who opted for the neighborhood dollar store or Aldi rather than driving farther to a Walmart Supercenter when gasoline was $5 a gallon. While gasoline prices have dropped nearly 20% over the past month, there are no signs shoppers are returning to the nation's biggest retailer, according to foot traffic data reviewed by Reuters and analysts. Foot traffic at Walmart's 3,573 U.S. Supercenters and its 370 discount stores (as of Jan. 31, 2022) fell 2.7% on average from June 1 through July 25 versus a year earlier, according to data from Placer.ai, a location analytics firm.
Stefan Aulenbach and his family are living in a campground near Lunenburg, N.S., while he searches for a place to live — but time is running out. The campground shuts its doors in October, and he feels no closer to finding a home for his family. "We had never planned to be living here 24/7," Aulenbach said. "It's beyond humbling. It sometimes can be a tough pill to swallow." Aulenbach and his family are one of a growing number who are living in campgrounds, vehicles, and tents on Nova Scotia's S
Standing in a cemetery of abandoned boats, Mohamed Fane picks a West African franc off the floor and shudders at the traumatic memory of his voyage from Senegal to the Canary Islands. One famished and thirsty man died on board, while a Spanish rescue boat saved the rest. Fane, who barely ate in three days at sea and used his water bottle to bail out the leaking boat, wept like never before when he reached Gran Canaria.
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian capital reintroduced public mask mandates on Thursday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country. The New Delhi government reinstituted a fine of 500 rupees ($6) for anyone caught not wearing a mask or face covering in public. India's Health Ministry said 16,299 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours nationwide, with a positivity rate of 4.58%. Nearly 2,150 infections were reported in New Delhi. On Wednesday, New Delhi reported eight deaths due to the
Two former politicians co-chairing a commission redrawing New Brunswick's provincial election map say there'll be no politics involved in their work. Former Liberal premier Camille Thériault and former Progressive Conservative MP Roger Clinch say they will stick to the letter of the law that requires them to come up with 49 new ridings roughly equal in population. "Our mandate is very, very clear. It had absolutely nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with gerrymandering," Thériault said W
Tennis icon Serena Williams played one of the last games of her career Wednesday night at the National Bank Open in Toronto, just a day after making her life-changing retirement announcement.
Weeks of dry weather have turned several of Europe's major waterways into a trickle, posing a headache for industries that rely on deliveries by ship. (August 11)