A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as authorities narrowed in on who radicalized a group of young men in northeastern Spain. Investigators searched the home of Abdelbaki Es Satty, an imam who in June abruptly quit working at a mosque in the town of Ripoll, the home of the Islamic radicals behind the attacks that killed 14 people and wounded over 120 in the last few days. Police were trying to determine whether Es Satty was killed in a botched bomb-making operation on Wednesday, the eve of the Barcelona bloodshed.
Solar glasses are a must for safe viewing of Monday's total solar eclipse, the first to span coast to U.S. coast in 99 years. There should be absolutely no peeking without eclipse glasses or other certified filters except during the two minutes or so when the moon completely blots out the sun, called totality. When totality is ending, then it's time to put them back on.
Mississauga became the first Canadian city to install the Spartan, a newly designed water theft-resistant fire hydrant, this week. When compared to traditional fire hydrants, the Spartan uses a shielded operating nut to make it difficult for water thieves to steal water. Its ability to help combat water theft was one of the main reasons the Region of Peel was drawn to the hydrant and decided to pilot it at the Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services training facility.
This not only lowers the cost of running a business, but allows companies to pick the best workers available with no concern for where they live. Joshua Biggley is an engineer based in Charlottetown, Leigh Sheppard works in technical support for an accounting firm and Angela Douglas works for multiple environmental groups. Achieving a good work-life balance is a challenge for many people whether they work in a workplace or from home, but it seems to be an especially difficult aspect of working from home.
Physicist Stephen Hawking found himself in a war of words with Britain's Conservative government after he said it had caused a crisis in the state-run National Health Service (NHS) and was leading it towards a profit-making U.S.-style system. Writing in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday, the British cosmologist, who was diagnosed with motor neuron disease aged 21, also accused the government's health minister Jeremy Hunt of cherry-picking scientific evidence to justify policies. Hunt hit back saying that Hawking, author of the bestselling book 'A Brief History of Time', was wrong and that his criticism was a "pernicious falsehood".
A ride on the Coaster, a mouthful of mini-donuts, and a trip to the petting zoo might make for a great summer evening — but the lineups and price tags that come with it aren't always for everyone. Year after year, Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition offers much of the same thrills and attractions. "To everybody, the PNE will be there next year," said McDaniel.
A proposed medical marijuana production facility in Atholville, N.B., has received a production licence from Health Canada. The new plant will be one of the largest in Canada at almost 1.3 million square feet. While the plant was set up with medical marijuana in mind, Régis Maltais, president of the Campbellton Regional Chamber of Commerce, said the plant expects to grow recreational marijuana when the drug becomes legal, which is expected by July 2018.
A deviation in the procedure for replacing a guy wire caused the tragic transmission tower collapse that killed two workers near Come by Chance, according to an investigation completed by the contractor, and some work on the line has resumed.
Hydroplaning led to a two-vehicle crash and car fire on Highway 101 near Grand Pré, N.S., on Saturday morning, according to RCMP. Police said the crash happened near exit 10 when a silver Honda travelling westbound hydroplaned around 8:30 a.m., crossed the centre line and T-boned a red Toyota travelling in the other direction. James Cooper was driving east directly behind the Toyota.
By Felix Onuah ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home on Saturday from three months of medical leave in Britain where he received treatment for an unspecified ailment. Buhari's leave, which began on May 7 and was his second this year, left many in Nigeria questioning whether he was well enough to run the country. Dressed in a dark kaftan and Muslim prayer hat, the 74-year-old Buhari walked unaided from his plane - holding rails on either side of him - after it landed at the international airport in the capital, Abuja.
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe did not make an expected appearance at a summit of regional leaders in South Africa on Saturday, following allegations of assault against her by a 20-year-old model. South Africa has granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity, a security source told Reuters on Friday. Police had placed border posts on "red alert" to prevent her fleeing after Gabriella Engels said she was whipped by Grace Mugabe with an electric extension cable on Sunday as she waited with two friends in a luxury Johannesburg hotel suite to meet one of Mugabe's adult sons.
A barrier constructed last year on Covehead Bridge in P.E.I. National Park to prevent people from jumping off of it is doing its job. Tara McNally-MacPhee, visitor experience manager for P.E.I. National Park, said there has been a drastic reduction in the number of daredevils jumping from the bridge since the barrier was put up.
A University of British Columbia professor is calling on her fellow educators to step up in the fight against hate and racism. Michelle Stack, an associate professor in the Department of Educational Studies at UBC, says everyone has a role to play when combating racism, but teaching lends a significant opportunity to question subtle, institutional forms of racism and racist thinking.
More than 100 people gathered in Charlottetown Saturday morning to march against white supremacy in solidarity with the anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. "It's important to be proactive and vocal about our opposition to white supremacy and violence in all of its forms," said organizer Hannah Gehrels. As an example, organizers reminded people about the ongoing fight to change the name of Port-la-Joye – Fort Amherst National Historic Site.
A new outdoor ground hockey rink at the Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, N.S., is finally open after years of trying to find an appropriate, level space for it to go. "The pad went down last week, we set the rink up yesterday and we're hoping that the kids of Yarmouth will have a great time using it," said Gil Dares, general manager of the Mariners Centre. Play On sold the 12-metre wide, 37-metre long rink to the Town of Yarmouth and the Municipality of the District of Yarmouth for about $5,500.
Police in Truro, N.S., are investigating after the cenotaph there was vandalized with graffiti recently. Luke MacDonald, a veteran who lives in nearby Upper Onslow, said he was sitting in the park on Aug. 14 when he discovered the graffiti. "I looked over at the cenotaph and there was a guy there with a drill and I thought, 'Well, maybe he's polishing up some brass or something like that.' Then I thought, 'No, that's all granite.
Regina city councillors and mayor Michael Fougere received the request earlier this week, a spokesperson for Fougere confirmed. Fougere said he's in support of having a conversation about transportation network companies like Uber coming to the city.
Spurred on by the devastating images and words of hate coming out of Charlottesville, Va. last week, Calgary food writer Julie Van Rosendaal turned to what she knew best: food and getting people together. The project has quickly caught on.
A Bosnian family now living in St. John's has had its dream of turning a former biker clubhouse into a family restaurant dashed because the city says it's against zoning regulations. The new owner, Eldin Husic, was set to reopen the building as a Balkan-style restaurant, with his family living on the top floors, but those plans were grounded Thursday when the city told him the area is zoned residential. Puddister said the Sports Bar building was given what's called a non-conforming use exemption from the residential zoning of the neighbourhood for decades.
On a bright and sunny afternoon, Windsor and Essex County residents gathered to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe raids. Members of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, friends and family of veterans, elected officials and community members gathered around the monument placed in Dieppe Gardens to remember those who fought on the beach — code-named Red Beach — in France on August 19, 1942. Five hundred and fifty-three soldiers from the region landed on the shores of Dieppe, only 51 of them made it back to England that night.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said. The incident appeared to be intentional and the governor of the region of Araucania, Nora Barrientos, told local radio that evidence gathered at the scene linked the fires to Weichan Auka Mapu, a resistance group formed by the indigenous Mapuche. ...