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Since CF Market Mall opened 50 years ago, a lot has changed for Calgarians. In 1971, the city's population was around 389,000, and bungalows in the northwest community of Charleswood were selling for just over $20,000 — about $150,000 in today's currency. And according to Josh Traptow with Heritage Calgary, the mall that cost more than $20 million to build was going to be called Uni-City. The project, which was supposed to be completed in three instalments costing $120 million altogether, was en
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts will likely miss the band's upcoming U.S. tour to allow him to recover from an unspecified medical procedure. A spokesperson for the musician said the procedure was “completely successful” but that Watts needs time to recuperate. The Stones are set to resume their No Filter tour with a stadium show on Sept. 26 in St. Louis. “With rehearsals starting in a couple of weeks it’s very disappointing to say the least, but it’s also fair to say no
The latest candidate for B.C. Liberal Party's leadership is promising to bring fresh views to provincial politics, as she enters a six-month race against heavyweights with much more political experience. Renee Merrifield, elected Kelowna-Mission MLA for the first time in October, officially announced her candidacy on Monday. Currently the Opposition's health critic, Merrifield goes head to head with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross, Vancouver-Langara MLA and transportation critic Michael Lee and former Lib
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government on Thursday pledged 1.1 billion Australian dollars ($813 million) to address Indigenous disadvantage, including compensation to thousands of mixed-race children who were taken from their families over decades. The AU$378.6 million ($279.7 million) to be used to compensate the so-called Stolen Generations by 2026 is the most expensive component of the package aimed at boosting Indigenous living standards in Australia. The compensation of up to AU$
A year after a massive explosion in Beirut killed 214 people, destroyed much of the city and sank Lebanon's economy further into despair, Lebanese Canadians are calling on Ottawa to redirect its financial assistance away from Lebanon's government while demanding a complete investigation into the blast. On Aug. 4, 2020, a fire at the Port of Beirut ignited a stash of 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate that had been stored for six years in a warehouse, without proper safety measures, after having be
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan decided on Thursday to expand its COVID-19 emergency curbs to cover more than 70% of the population, as a record surge in cases strained hospitals in the Olympics host city Tokyo and other parts of the country. Japan had avoided the explosive outbreaks seen elsewhere. Suga announced the new steps - which are mostly voluntary, unlike strict lockdowns overseas - as new daily cases in Tokyo hit a record 5,042.
Survivors talk about how their lives have changed one year after a devastating explosion at the Beirut port killed 214 people and injured thousands of others.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The queen's representative in New Zealand said Prince Harry and Meghan discussed moving to the South Pacific country during their 2018 visit, more than a year before the couple stepped back from royal duties and moved to the United States. Governor-General Patsy Reddy also told The Associated Press in an interview she believes the British monarch should remain New Zealand's head of state and described the hand-typed letters she sends to Queen Elizabeth II. Reddy, 6
U.S. stocks and oil prices rebounded sharply on Thursday as unemployment claims declined and the trade deficit widened - positive economic data in the face of rising COVID-19 cases and signals of declining Federal Reserve stimulus. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits declined further last week, while layoffs dropped in July to their lowest level in just more than 21 years. "Yesterday's record high reading on the Services PMI and today's unemployment claims data have reinvigorated confidence on the economic growth front," Dave Donabedian, chief investment officer of $92 billion CIBC Private Wealth U.S., wrote in an email.
Kim Wheatley has always been struck by the beauty of Town Park. The historic green space was once an everyday destination for the former Aurora resident, but last month it was the scene of mourning and memory as she led the community in a show of solidarity following the discovery of the remains of 215 children in unmarked graves on the grounds of a former Kamloops residential school. Over the last two months, that number has tragically only swelled, and on August 14, Ms. Wheatley, a Traditional
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said Wednesday. The requirement would come as part of the administration’s phased approach to easing travel restrictions for foreign citizens to the country. No timeline has yet been determined, as interagency working groups study how and when to safely move toward resuming normal travel. Eventually all foreign
COLFAX, California (Reuters) -A rapidly spreading wildfire burned homes and forced thousands to evacuate in two heavily wooded counties northeast of Sacramento in Northern California on Wednesday, generating a towering plume of smoke visible from at least 70 miles (110 km) away. The so-called River Fire scorched 1,400 acres (566 hectares) in Placer and Nevada counties, with 1,000 acres burnt within the first two hours, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said. The River Fire was less than 100 miles (160 km) south of the enduring Dixie Fire, which according to Cal Fire has consumed 278,000 acres and was only 35% contained three weeks after it started.
The Yukon government reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Three of the cases are in Whitehorse and the others are in rural Yukon. This brings the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in the territory to 53, according to a release from the Yukon's chief medical officer. Dr. Brendan Hanley said Wednesday that Yukon's approach to managing COVID-19 is changing as the territory shifts from pandemic to endemic mode. "Our goal is now shifting from one of overall containment, to one that
CANTERBURY, N.H. (AP) — For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. He has grown his own food, cut his own firewood, and tended to his pets and chickens. But his off-the-grid existence has been challenged in court by a property owner who says he’s been squatting for all those years. And to make Lidstone’s matters worse, his cabin was burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon in a
An organization that's spent years taking in injured, sick and orphaned wildlife now has an extra tool at its disposal that will improve the odds of survival for more birds, beavers and other animals. The Wildlife Haven just opened its own accredited wildlife veterinary hospital — a first of its kind in Manitoba. "This is going to make a big difference," said Zoe Nakata, executive director of Wildlife Haven. The haven has helped rehabilitate an estimated 42,000 injured wildlife in the province s
PHILADELPHIA — Toronto FC reverted to its early-season malaise Wednesday, putting on a dismal performance in a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union in MLS play. After going unbeaten in five games (2-0-3) under interim coach Javier Perez, Toronto (3-9-5) was repeatedly punished for the porous defence that cost Chris Armas his job July 4 after a 1-8-2 start. Philadelphia (7-4-7) had its way with the visitors, carving open the backline again and again. TFC, which came into the game having given up a
Tuesday's storm caused a small structure fire at a residence near Lower Oak Leaf Road, in the Athens area, fire officials confirmed. “Lightning struck a tree, and traveled across the clothesline and arced against the house. So there was some damage to the outside of the house, but that's it," said Leeds and the Thousand Islands Acting Fire Chief Mike Prior. No injuries were reported. Prior noted that lightning-caused fires are not very frequent in the township. "I think we've had two or three; w
Free movies under the stars are coming back to Smiths Falls for the month of August. The month of movies begins on Thursday with Jurassic Park. Pre-show entertainment for Thursday starts at 7:30 p.m., with Little Ray's Nature Centre and the movie beginning at dusk in Centennial Park by the Smiths Falls water tower. "It's a community event for the town of Smiths Falls," said Sienna Cauley, program co-ordinator for Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum. "We run these community movie nights every Thur
Some residents are voicing their concerns regarding where new day spaces for the homeless are being set up this month — one along West Victoria Street downtown and another in North Kamloops, about a half-block from The Loop drop-in centre, which is now closed to gatherings. For the next four months, The Kamloops Aboriginal Friendship Society (KAFS), Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), ASK Wellness Society and Interior Community Services (ICS) will operate the day space, dubbed Envision, a
At the July 19 Limerick Township council meeting, an update was provided on Limerick Lake Estates, including a discussion on the proceedings of the planning committee meeting on July 12 with regard to the development. This involved several items like moving toward ascertaining the amount of the maintenance guarantee on the storage building and the docks, finalizing the development’s road names and some confusion with regard to Can-Ray Group’s involvement in the Limerick Lake Estates development