No Mow May is over for another year, and in backyards everywhere, lawn mowers are conking out in the middle of thick, tall grass and dandelions. "It's like a hayfield," said John Godin, one of Fredericton's veteran lawn mower repair guys. Godin has been fixing lawn mowers — and various other machinery — for so long now, some of his customers are third generation. His business card boasts a litany of services and mower problems he can deal with: carburetor rebuilding and adjusting, bad winter gas
BRAMPTON, Ont. — One person is dead and a child is one of two people injured after a house fire in Brampton, Ont. Peel Regional Police say emergency services were called to the Jade Crescent and Jayfield Road area around 11 p.m. Friday. Two adults and one child were rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police tweeted just before 7 a.m. Saturday that one of the adults died of their injuries. The other adult and the child have been transported to trauma centres in life-threatening co
India's vast rail network is undergoing a $30 billion transformation with gleaming new trains and modern stations but Friday’s deadly train accident shows more attention should be paid to safety, industry analysts said. At least 261 people were killed in the country's worst rail accident in over two decades after a passenger train went off the tracks and hit another in the eastern state of Odisha. State monopoly Indian Railways runs the fourth largest train network in the world.
DAKAR (Reuters) -New clashes broke out on Saturday between Senegalese opposition supporters and police in parts of the capital Dakar, the third day of protests in the West African nation sparked by the prosecution of an opposition leader. Police said the death toll since Thursday had risen to 15, making the protests among the deadliest in recent decades. After a daytime lull, protesters took to the streets again on Saturday evening, setting up barricades and burning rubbish in Dakar's HLM district.
Four children and one man were confirmed dead by Quebec provincial police on Saturday after a fishing excursion gone wrong on the St. Lawrence River shoreline in Portneuf-sur-Mer, on the province's North Shore. The children, all above the age of 10, were among a group of 11 people fishing on the river bank without a boat when a rising tide swept them away. Six were rescued, but the five victims were reported missing around 2 a.m. ET The children were not breathing when they were recovered on the
New, pushier anti-smoking messages will soon be literally in the face of smokers on every cigarette they puff. Cigarette packaging will also receive an update. Host Ian Hanomansing speaks to a public health psychologist and a psychiatrist on whether they think the changes will make a difference.
If the power or data on your device is low, get your wildfire updates on CBC Lite. It's our low-bandwidth, text-only website.Much-needed rainfall in Shelburne County is allowing firefighters to "attack" a massive wildfire that has been burning out of control for nearly a week. Dave Rockwood, a spokesperson with Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources, said early Saturday the rain has allowed crews to go on the offensive and "get on the fire line with a higher degree of safety." "I will cau
OTTAWA — Yasir Naqvi is joining the race to become the next leader of Ontario’s Liberal party. The Ottawa Centre MP and former provincial cabinet minister announced his run this morning, saying he wants to vie for the job because he sees the promise of Ontario slipping away. He says his platform is aimed at shaping the province so it can recover from education and health care cuts made by the Progressive Conservatives and better cope with soaring housing and grocery costs. Naqvi stepped down fro
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland woman says her 70-year-old mother is facing a $5,000 fine for feeding pigeons in her backyard in downtown St. John's. Jessica Rendell said the City of St. John's charged her mother, Susan Rendell, for violating a municipal bylaw forbidding people from feeding wildlife on residential property. She said her mother has been feeding the pigeons in her backyard for more than a decade, putting food out for them on her roof or letting them eat from her hands in her gar
The University of Manitoba (UM) aims to introduce a policy in the fall for faculty and students wishing to claim Indigenous identity, sparking discussion about rooting out fraudsters. The move comes after cases of cultural identity fraud at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan among other post-secondaries. "The challenges that have occurred nationally with Indigenous identity fraud have certainly supported our need to be able
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s longtime leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took the oath of office on Saturday, ushering in his third presidential term that followed three stints as prime minister. Erdogan, 69, won a new five-year term in a runoff presidential race last week that could stretch his 20-year rule in the key NATO country that straddles Europe and Asia into a quarter-century. The country of 85 million controls NATO’s second-largest army, hosts millions of refugees and played a crucial rol
For refugees who have been forced to flee their homes, a simple knock on the door can be frightening. It may trigger memories of arrests, roundups, kidnappings and killings back in their home countries. The Fear Door is the first display that visitors encounter in the Refuge Canada travelling exhibit now showing at Moncton's Resurgo Place. It's a green, wooden door with violent gouge marks. "We want to put people in the footsteps of what it might feel like to all of a sudden have your home pulle
British Columbian jazz legend Phil Nimmons is celebrating his 100th birthday on Saturday. The Kamloops-born clarinetist and composer won the first-ever Juno award for jazz and helped found a pioneering jazz school in Toronto. "So many current jazz musicians owe what they do to Phil," said Daniel Hersog, the academic coordinator of the jazz program at Capilano University in North Vancouver. "Phil is a true one-of-a-kind — a true trailblazer in jazz education, jazz performance and jazz composition
Five boys have been arrested and charged following a stabbing at Kennedy station Friday night, Toronto police say. The stabbing happened on the southbound subway platform at Kennedy station during an altercation between six people according to police. Officers were called to the station at about 8:15 p.m. On arrival, police found a man with two stab wounds. He was taken to a trauma centre in life-threatening condition. Police said all suspects fled the scene after the alleged stabbing. In a news
The Confederation Bridge will be closed to all traffic from 10 p.m. AT Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday. Only emergency vehicles will be permitted to cross. It's the second and final scheduled full closure on the bridge as it undergoes maintenance. A section of the bridge has been restricted to one lane since April 24, managed by a stop-and-go traffic light. The measures are scheduled to remain in place until June 16. Oversize loads will be permitted to cross the bridge only on Mondays and Thursdays
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin vowed Saturday that Washington would not stand for any “coercion and bullying” of its allies and partners by China, while assuring Beijing that the United States remains committed to maintaining the status quo on Taiwan and would prefer dialogue over conflict. Speaking at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual forum bringing together top defense officials, diplomats and leaders in Singapore, Austin lobbied for support for Washington's vision of
An Alberta sheriff who was convicted of assaulting his ex-wife continued to work for the Alberta Sheriffs Branch after his conviction. According to court documents, Chad Exner was found guilty of assaulting his then-wife Jaime McKenzie in October 2020. Exner was convicted in January and court heard he has been employed as a sheriff throughout the entirety of his trial and after his conviction. Edmonton defence lawyer Tom Engel, chair of the Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association's policing committe
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian mercenary leader Yevgeny Prigozhin said on Saturday that Kremlin factions were destroying the state by trying to sow discord between him and Chechen fighters. That row had now been settled but infighting in the Kremlin had opened a Pandora's Box of rifts, he said. Prigozhin, a 62-year-old former restauranteur who founded the Wagner mercenary group and is a member of President Vladimir Putin's wider circle, has gained widespread notoriety during the 15-month war in Ukraine.
https://www.poweranimals.info Hello, and welcome to the world of power animals. Believe it or not, we are entering a new age where it will be important that everyone know their power animal. I love to share stories about our animal friends because they teach us so much physically and spiritually. Today we’ll look at the hedgehog. There are 17 species of hedgehogs in the world. Their small, short, and stocky body is densely covered with spines except for their underside, legs, face, and ears. All species of hedgehogs can roll into a tight ball in self-defense. Their spines are not poisonous or barbed and do not detach from their bodies. Hedgehogs are solitary and have a natural desire to explore. They are land rovers, although they can climb and swim. They eat slugs, worms, insects, frogs, and snakes, as they are immune to snake venom. Hedgehogs go out at night as they sleep during the day under bushes, grasses, rocks, or in dens in the dirt. Their vision is poor but their hearing and smell is very sharp. They communicate through a combination of grunts, snuffles, and squeals. Hedgehogs are unassuming, optimistic, and carefree. They walk slowly but are also capable of short bursts of speed. Hedgehogs face challenges calmly and like to do things their own way. Highly creative and friendly, the hedgehog’s virtues include curiosity, protection, adaptability, patience, cleverness, gentleness, and solitude. Call on their spirit when you want to know yourself better. Visit our website for a power animal reading to find which animal resonates with your character. You may be surprised.