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While many of this summer's festivals have been limited by the fact that Canada's borders are still not open to visiting performers, the 31st edition of First Peoples Festival has a distinctly international feel to its programming. With an emphasis on film projections, the festival is finding ways to highlight Indigenous stories from around the world. Festival director André Dudemaine told CBC's Daybreak that creating a festival lineup that provides a platform for artists from all over is an act
A dispute over access to a beach in Cumberland County is headed to court, the latest in a series of coastal access fights in Nova Scotia that have come to a head in the past year. A group of community members is suing a property owner over access to Clarke Head Beach. This comes after disputes over beach access have spurred other court cases or conflicts in places ranging from Pictou County to Cow Bay. As more of the province's coastline is developed, and risks around coastal erosion and sea lev
LONDON (AP) — Rapper Dizzee Rascal has been charged with assault after an incident in London that left a woman with minor injuries. The Metropolitan Police said late Monday that the 36-year-old, whose real name is Dylan Kwabena Mills, was charged after the incident at a residential address in Streatham, southeast London, on June 8. The force said officers attended and a woman reported minor injuries. She did not require hospital treatment. The rapper is expected to appear at Croydon Magistrates'
HONOLULU (AP) — Firefighters gained more control over a wildfire in Hawaii that forced thousands of people to evacuate over the weekend and destroyed at least two homes on the Big Island, but officials warned that strong winds will return on Tuesday, raising the danger again. Authorities have lifted evacuation orders but warned they could be reinstated at any time and that people should be ready to go. “It’s the biggest (fire) we’ve ever had on this island,” Big Island Mayor Mitch Roth said of t
Marvell Technology Inc on Tuesday said it has agreed to acquire chip startup Innovium in a $1.1 billion all-stock deal aimed at bolstering Marvell's share of networking chips sold to large cloud-computing companies. Marvell's rival, Broadcom Inc, currently dominates the market for chips that go into the switches that help move digital information around inside massive data centers owned by cloud players like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Corp and others. Marvell took a step toward getting into that market last year with its $10 billion purchase of Inphi Corp, whose chips help connect the switches with fiber optic cables.
Most minor hockey players in Belle River are lacing up for the first time since the pandemic hit, but while the ice rinks are primed and ready, sports retailers are scrambling to get more hockey equipment on their shelves. The doors at Belle River Source For Sports opened in July after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. Young hockey players came in droves, according to the owner, desperate for new gear. "Our hockey has been very busy this last month. Everybody is checking their bags and finding t
Islanders and visitors hoping for beach days had a disappointing month. July, typically the driest month of the year on P.E.I., was the wettest of 2021 so far. There was 134.1 millimetres of rain last month, 68 per cent more than normal. That topped the amount of precipitation in February, which had been the wettest so far with 131.7 millimetres. There were just 12 days without rain in July. Precipitation at Charlottetown Airport July is usually also the hottest month of the year with an average
A Calgary-based law firm, on behalf of all Canadian cities and municipalities, has filed an objection to Purdue Pharma L.P.'s multibillion-dollar bankruptcy proposal that would compensate U.S. cities, counties, states and Native American tribes for damages related to the opioid crisis while leaving out Canadian jurisdictions. The case will be heard in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York on August 9. Evidence from a couple of Canadian cities, including Grande Prairie,
Saint John kick–starts Pride Week on Tuesday with events for all ages and this year, in-person activities are back. Things will get rolling at 10 a.m. with Mayor Donna Reardon raising the Pride flag. President of Saint John Pride Michael Cummings said this year is exciting because every event last year had to be streamed online due to COVID. "We haven't seen a lot of our friends in a while. We are excited to do that this year." Some of the events include a week-long art gallery show at the Cobal
DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday. India and Pakistan are important markets for Emirates, Etihad Airways and other UAE carriers flydubai and Air Arabia. The Gulf state, a major international travel hub, had banned passengers from many South Asian and African states travelling through its airports this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against COVID-19 while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates. Hundreds of colleges nationwide have told students in recent months they must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before classes begin. California State University, the country's largest four-year public university system, joined the list last week, alon
When Meriyam Jahim walked into the DriveTest centre in Newmarket, Ont., on her birthday, she expected to walk out with her learner's permit like any other 16-year-old. "I was excited," she said. "I was even studying and revising in the car." Six weeks later, she still doesn't have it. When Jahim arrived at the testing centre and told staff she was missing her left arm below the elbow, she was told she needed special medical approval from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. So she filled out
BMW and Stellantis became the latest major carmakers to warn on Tuesday that the global semiconductor chip shortage that has bedeviled the industry this year will drag on throughout 2021 and beyond, hitting production and sales. Carmakers, forced by the COVID-19 pandemic to shut down plants last year, face stiff competition from the sprawling consumer electronics industry for chip deliveries, hit by a series of supply chain disruptions during the pandemic. Starved of chips, carmakers have focused production on higher-margin models, and have benefited from higher vehicle prices amid low inventories for consumers.
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Three Alberta organizations are launching a joint-initiative to improve the outcomes for Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence. The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services and Alberta Council of Women's Shelters will be teaming up on a three-year collaborative project: Centring Relationships to End Violence. The project will focus on reducing the barriers Indigenous survivors of sexual and domestic violence face when seeking su
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban pressed ahead with their advances in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, capturing nine out of 10 districts of the Helmand provincial capital, residents and officials said. Afghan government forces launched airstrikes, backed by the U.S., in a desperate effort to defend the city of Lashkar Gah. The fall of Lashkar Gah would be a major turning point in the offensive the Taliban have waged over the past months as U.S. and NATO forces complete their pullout from t
Canadian Ellie Black just missed the podium in the women's balance beam final with a fourth-place finish on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympic Games. China's Guan Chenchen captured gold, scoring 14.6333 as the final competitor to take to the beam, while fellow Chinese gymnast Tang Xijing claimed silver with a score of 14.233. American superstar Simone Biles won bronze in her return to competition, posting a score of 14.000. Black, of Halifax, N.S., finished with a score 13.866. Her total was tied with
An independent police oversight agency is still part of the New Brunswick government's plans, but officials won't say when the public can expect to see the creation of the long-promised investigative body. Last year, the Nova Scotia government was considering a proposal from New Brunswick that would see the two neighbouring provinces collaborate on a serious incident response team, commonly called a SIRT. That was weeks after police officers in the province shot and killed 26-year-old Chantel Mo
Marie Kennedy still remembers driving home from the long-term care centre in Sherbooke, N.S., as her children asked why their grandmother could no longer remember their names. That conversation a decade ago and the ones that followed were hard ones. Their grandmother's heart, Kennedy told her sons, was undiminished — inside it lay a love just as fierce as when she'd proudly held their hands on a walk. Her brain "full of bright lights," however, was being dimmed by a disease called Alzheimer's. "
The N.W.T.'s acting chief public health officer says there's a "sense of urgency" for residents to get vaccinated before a possible spike of COVID-19 cases in the fall. Dr. Andre Corriveau says it's extremely important for people to get vaccinated so the territory can be as prepared as possible going into the colder months. "We anticipate that there will be an increase in cases with the Delta variant," he said. "We're trying to use that window of time that we have while things are still relative