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As far as growing seasons go, the P.E.I. Potato Board says this summer is one of the best they've seen in years. It's largely the result of prime growing conditions — steady rain and favourable temperatures — and farmers are hoping this keeps up right through to the harvest. Greg Donald, general manager of the board, says potato farmers are happy, excited and optimistic as their fields flourish in these conditions. "Many of them are saying to this point it's probably some of the best growing con
For a fourth year in a row, Manitoba's grasshopper population is on the rise and causing more issues for farmers already struggling to make it through drought conditions. The insects, with around 85 species of in Manitoba, thrive in hot, dry conditions. They feed off green grasses and cereal, pulse and oilseed crops. They're also known to chew into other crops if feed isn't readily available. "Some areas have very high numbers and they're struggling to get control done. Other areas, it's not as
Jack Dorsey introduced the world to expressing itself in just 140 characters as the creator of Twitter Inc, and his payments company, Square Inc, also likes getting straight to the point. Square's purchase of Australian buy now, pay later provider Afterpay Ltd for $29 billion in stock, the largest ever acquisition by Dorsey's firm, was consummated within three months, said four people with knowledge of the deal talks. As the business boomed in the past year, Afterpay fielded takeover interest from six potential buyers, including U.S. consumer banks, one of the sources said, but Square made more sense as the companies were already exploring services tie-ups.
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
WARNING: This story contains distressing details In 1923, a young boy named Edward wrote his parents about what it was like being a student at the St. Barnabas Indian Residential School in Onion Lake, Sask. "I am always hungry," he shared in a letter quoted many decades later in the 2015 findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). "We only get two slices of bread and one plate porridge. Seven children ran away because [they] are hungry." St. Barnabas burned to the ground
A local cast and crew are shooting a feature film with dialogue in Punjabi and English across Winnipeg for the next 20 days. It's a pretty big deal for 11-year-old Gopika Kaplish. "I'm like OMG I'm in the biggest movie ever! That's so cool!" said the young actor, who's playing a student. The film, 13Teen, is about a boy who's been neglected by his parents. He's now going through high school, and the film follows him as he faces decisions like whether or not to try drugs. Kareya Garg, who's nine
A number of Ontario museums are working overtime to collect artifacts such as social distancing signs and multimedia files — including high-resolution photographs — as they gradually put together a COVID-19 story, and they they are imploring people to preserve personal materials for posterity. While people alive today want to forget about COVID-19, head of curatorial services at Niagara Falls History Museum Suzanne Moase, and assistant curator and education programer at Niagara-on-the-Lake Museu
The New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development is acknowledging it hid the name "Andy C" in correspondence it released to CBC News about the department's involvement in an Irving Oil application in front of the Energy and Utilities Board, although it is not clear why "Andy C" appears to be a reference to Andy Carson, a senior executive with Irving Oil. The name was redacted in an email chain between department officials who were working on a government effort last winte
A researcher at Sudbury’s Living with Lakes Centre is walking in director John Gunn’s footsteps in studying the recovery of acidified lakes damaged by the city’s smelter operations in the 1960s. Once the largest point source of sulphur dioxide emissions in the world, the Sudbury region’s infamous black barren landscape became a benchmark for environmental devastation. Thanks to a successful regreening program launched in 1978, the city was able to reduce its air pollution to less than five per c
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
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
Some Montréal-Nord residents are calling for the city to end its garbage collection pilot project on Jubinville Avenue where they say endless odours and pests are making life miserable on the street. It all started back in November as a municipal effort to better organize garbage collection. The borough, working with the city, installed large bins for people to dump their trash in. The aim is to pick up the trash in one fell swoop rather than stopping every few metres to load up the garbage truc
BEIRUT (AP) — Senior Lebanese officials knew of the risks posed by the highly explosive material stored for years at Beirut’s port and did nothing to protect the public against it, an international human rights group said Tuesday. In a report on last year's massive blast, Human Rights Watch said those same officials are now trying to thwart the investigation. The report comes as Lebanon marks one year since the horrific Aug. 4 blast that ripped through Beirut, killing at least 214 people, injuri
Recent developments: No local health authority reports a COVID-19 hospital patient. Ontario's chief medical officer of health gives his weekly update today. What's the latest? Ottawa Public Health (OPH) reported three more COVID-19 cases Tuesday and no new deaths. None of the wider region's seven health authorities are reporting a single COVID-19 hospital patient. Following the premier's remarks that Ontario's back-to-school plan is coming this week, the NDP is calling on the province to require
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.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China's technology and chip sectors came under fresh selling pressure on Tuesday after state media attacked the country's largest social media and video game firm, Tencent Holdings Ltd, and regulators said they are launching an investigation into chip distributors in the auto industry. The broadside comes days after the securities regulator and state media sought to soothe investor fears over the pace and breadth of market reform.
An aging pipeline that carries oil along the bottom of the ecologically sensitive and turbulent Straits of Mackinac, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, is in such a state of disrepair it could burst at any moment and cause catastrophic damage to the Great Lakes, environmentalists warn. Line 5, a 1,000-kilometre-long pipeline owned by Calgary-based Enbridge, carries up to 540,000 barrels of oil and natural gas liquids a day from Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ont., where it is shipped to other refine
Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was never seeking the attention that inevitably came with becoming the first transgender woman to compete in the Olympics. (Aug. 3)
DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran's hardline incoming president Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday he would take steps to lift "tyrannical" sanctions imposed by the United States, after winning the formal endorsement of the country's supreme leader to take office later this week. Raisi, who is under personal U.S. sanctions over allegations of human rights abuses in his past as a judge, promised to improve the living conditions of Iranians, which have worsened since 2018 when Washington reimposed sanctions on Iran after abandoning a nuclear deal. "We will seek to lift the tyrannical sanctions imposed by America," Raisi, elected in June to replace pragmatist Hassan Rouhani in a vote in which other high profile candidates were barred from standing, said in a televised speech.
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