For parents of transgender children, normal kids' activities — like going to summer camp — aren't so simple. Jan Gootjes, a New Brunswick mother of a transgender boy, knows this all too well. She regularly screens programs and activities to make sure they'll welcome him, will use his correct pronouns and provide the right accommodations. That's what she did one day in the summer of 2020, when her son asked if he could go to Caton's Island summer camp and stay in a cabin with his male friends. Bu
Volunteers and an environmental organization have come together to help protect the scenic South Shore town of Mahone Bay from rising sea levels and storm surges caused by climate change. A pilot project 'living shoreline' was installed along a 60-metre stretch of Edgewater Street in front of the town's iconic three churches. it was led by Mahone Bay-based environmental organization Coastal Action. Samantha Battaglia, the climate change team lead at Coastal Action, told CBC Radio's Mainstreet NS
Chief Mi'sel Joe says Miawpukek doesn't get as much snow as it used to. Joe said he used to be on the fence about whether climate change was having a tangible impact on the environment surrounding Miawpukek, a Mi'kmaw community on Conne River on the south coast of Newfoundland, but not anymore. "Things I've seen in the last few years have really convinced me that the world is changing as we know it," he said in an interview with CBC News. Joe said when he grew up, the ice was thick enough to dri
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Saint John police are investigating after a hiker discovered human remains in East Saint John. The identity of the remains has yet to be determined. The hiker found the remains Friday evening in a heavily wooded area between Lakewood Heights and Golden Grove Road. "The hiker had been walking in a densely wooded area when he made the discovery," said the force in a statement. "He marked the location and called the police." Police said a search of the immediate site was completed by forensic ident
Members of the P.E.I.'s Acadian community grabbed their noisemakers and flags Monday at noon to take part in a tintamarre in Rustico commemorating National Acadian Day. The parade was followed by a flag-raising ceremony and the singing of the Acadian national anthem, Ave Maris Stella, and Ô Canada, before a traditional Acadian meal at Rustico's Farmer's Bank. According to Statistics Canada, there were 3,486 people in P.E.I. who identified as Acadian in 2015, representing less than one per cent o
A Manitoba sunflower farmer opens up his field to people seeking selfies, with the profits going to charity.
A team of Nova Scotians is preparing to fight the stubborn wildfires in Newfoundland. The province is sending 20 of its wildland firefighters and one agency representative to join crews in Gander, N.L. They will leave at Shubenacadie, N.S., at noon Monday to fight two forest fires in Newfoundland near the Bay d'Espoir highway and Paradise Lake that span over 5,200 hectares and over 6,600 hectares respectively. Tory Rushton, minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, said the firefighters will
While inflation may be hurting ordinary Quebecers' pocketbooks, it's done the opposite for a provincial government that has seen its projected deficit shrink by billions of dollars, according to a report released Monday ahead of the fall election campaign. The government's projected finances are "plausible" despite global economic uncertainty that threatens to darken the rosy picture, said auditor general Guylaine Leclerc, who was tasked with reviewing a pre-election financial report by Quebec's
The Nature Trust of New Brunswick is urging the public to stop creating rock piles on a coastal nature reserve. The non-profit, which conserves privately owned land throughout the province, is concerned the rock piles are a public safety issue and will disrupt local wildlife on its Cape Enrage Nature Preserve beach, about 19 kilometres east of Fundy National Park. "We really just want to spread awareness with the public about this issue and how important it is to leave the rocks where they are,"
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P.E.I.'s housing minister says the province doesn't want to evict anyone living in Charlottetown's tent cities, but he wants to reassure landowners that authorities won't "turn a blind eye" to the issue. Matthew MacKay, who took over the housing portfolio in July's cabinet shuffle, met with the city's mayor and chief of police to discuss the encampments on Thursday, with another meeting set for this week. MacKay said the officials will be working on a plan to address homelessness in the longer t
As the UK basks in the latest heatwave, many have flocked to local swimming pools to cool off and, if one of your favourite past times happens to be playing chess, what better way to combine the two than to enter The World Dive Chess Championships.View on euronews
The top-seeded Hamilton Honey Badgers captured their first Canadian Elite Basketball League title with a 90-88 victory over the expansion Scarborough Shooting Stars on Sunday in Ottawa. Hamilton had lost in the 2019 and '20 finals. The team's win this year didn't come easily, after nearly blowing a 22-point lead in the final minutes at TD Place. Hamilton led 89-71, needing just one point to clinch the win in Elam ending, where the first team to the target score of 90 points wins. But Scarborough
About 1,200 people have been driven out of their homes in parts of Valenicia, Spain as firefighters in the southeast try to contain three separate wildfires.
After a two-year break, wood carvers got a chance to show off their artistic talent in Saint Andrews. The 15th annual New Brunswick Wood Carving Competition welcomed carvers from around the province this weekend, and from as far away as British Columbia and Alabama. Like most other events, the competition took a two-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gord Willett, an organizer with the New Brunswick Woodcarving Association, said the competition is likely the second largest one in Canad
In an update from the Department of Forestry, the Bay d'Espoir highway fire is considered 20% contained as of Sunday. Favourable weather conditions have helped crews tackle the fire in recent days. However, the nearby Paradise Lake fire is still out of control. For both fires, the department has assigned 2 helicopters, along with air and ground crews to fight the blaze. Roads reopen as cabin owners ignore warnings This news comes as the department has reopened a number of forest access roads in
A strong explosion at a fireworks storage area tore through a popular market in Armenia's capital on Sunday, killing at least two people. (Aug. 15)
CHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was described by prosecutors as a “predator” who could not take no for an answer as the trial began Monday of the French soccer player accused of eight counts of rape. Mendy also has been accused of one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual assault. He is alleged to have committed the offenses against seven young women between October 2018 and August last year. He denies the charges. Timothy Cray, the lawyer for the prosec
BERLIN (AP) — Sadio Mané had two goals ruled out through VAR but Bayern Munich still managed to beat Wolfsburg 2-0 in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Mané thought he’d opened the scoring in the 19th minute and his celebrations were cut short again in the 75th after another lengthy VAR review. Jamal Musiala and Thomas Müller’s first-half goals were enough to maintain Bayern’s winning start and frustrate former coach Niko Kovac on his return to Munich. Kovac, who led Bayern to a league and cup double in