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B.C. Parks has closed several climbing areas on the popular rock wall known as the Chief following a significant rockfall early Tuesday morning. The areas along the Grand Wall and Western Dihedrals are closed until further notice, according to the provincial agency. Squamish RCMP said there were no injuries. Paul Adam, the manager at the Centre for Natural Hazards Research at SFU said that this is one of the biggest rockfalls on The Chief in the last 60 years. Adam says he suspects it is due to
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paid tribute to China's war dead at a Pyongyang memorial and vowed to maintain firm ties with Beijing, state media reported Thursday, as he seeks to bolster relations with his country's main ally amid deepening hardships linked to the pandemic. Kim’s visit Wednesday to the Friendship Tower that honors Chinese soldiers killed during the 1950-53 Korean War was his third since he took power in late 2011. It came a day after the 68th annivers
The Municipality of North Grenville is developing a new Strategic Plan to help guide the community’s services and development for the next ten years. Municipal Council and staff encourage residents to complete a survey on their vision for North Grenville. The results of this survey will directly inform the Strategic Plan. Is your priority improving sidewalks and road safety? Or would you prefer to see greater attention paid to environmental stewardship? It could be that you are keen to foster de
Canadian beach volleyball duo Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes remained undefeated at the Tokyo Olympics with a straight-sets (21-13, 24-22) victory over Switzerland's Joana Heidrich and Anouk Vergé-Dépré on Thursday in Tokyo. With both teams entering the match with a perfect record in Pool A, the contest decided who would take top spot heading into the knockout stage. The top two teams from each of the six pools, plus the two best third-place teams, advance directly to the single-eliminat
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk had a “heart related incident” when he collapsed on the show's New Mexico set, and his condition is stable as he recovers at a hospital, his representatives said Wednesday. “We can confirm Bob is in stable condition after experiencing a heart related incident," the statement said. "He and his family would like to express gratitude for the incredible doctors and nurses looking after him, as well as his cast, crew and producers who have staye
HONG KONG (AP) — A lawyer for the first person convicted under Hong Kong’s national security law asked Thursday for no more than 10 years in prison instead of the possible life sentence faced by the former restaurant waiter in a closely watched case as China tries to crush a pro-democracy movement. Tong Ying-kit was convicted Tuesday of inciting secession and terrorism for driving his motorcycle into a group of police officers during a July 1, 2020, pro-democracy rally while carrying a flag bear
The Give N’ Take Library, located near Heckston at 1000 Slater Road, is an essential stop for anyone looking for a good read. Angie Thompson started the library on her front porch in 2018. Since then, the library has expanded to an Amish shed in her yard. The attention and care devoted to the library is clear. Her husband, Gary, fitted the shed with book shelves, and Angie does her best to keep donations organized alphabetically and by popularity. Angie explains that she started the library beca
There are no new COVID-19 cases in Yukon, said the chief medical officer of health in a news release Wednesday afternoon. It's a milestone for the territory, marking the first time since June 5 that no new cases were reported in the previous 24 hours. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brendan Hanley said in the release that the number of active cases has been trending downward. The total active cases in the territory on Wednesday was 77, down from 89 on Tuesday. Since June 1, there have been 519 confirm
Increased logging activities have endangered B.C. 's Interior rainforests and, if left unchecked, may lead to their ecological collapse in a decade, warns a new international study. In an article published last week in the journal Land, conservation scientists from Prince George, B.C., as well as Oregon and Australia say industrial logging has eliminated 2.7 million hectares of forest in the province's Interior wet belt bio-region over the past 50 years — including more than 500,000 hectares of
Some Republicans on Capitol Hill were in revolt Wednesday after the Capitol's attending physician sent a memo informing members that masks would again have to be worn inside the House at all times. (July 28)
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Liberal Leader Iain Rankin defended his party's record on health care and gender issues Wednesday during the first leaders debate of a provincial election campaign that has yet to reach the halfway mark. Early in the 90-minute contest, Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston and NDP Leader Gary Burrill criticized the premier for failing to deal with a chronic physician shortage that has left almost 70,000 Nova Scotians without a family doctor. The opposition leaders als
Correction: Second paragraph should read A former councillor of the Michel First Nation... As probable burial sites of children who didn’t survive residential schools are being identified across the country and discussions of repatriation of their remains take place, Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse feels the pain of it all so very deeply. A former councillor of the Michel First Nation in Alberta, she’s one among a people without a land. “I think our loss is… amplified during this process,” said Stonehou
Four Edmonton men will be sentenced in October for kidnapping and stabbing a street-level drug dealer who belonged to the Redd Alert gang. Tyler Fischer, Cougar Fafard, Skylar McGilvery and his brother Sterling McGilvery were all initially charged with first-degree murder, after the remains of Kevin Yellowbird were found in 2017. Yellowbird had been stabbed 10 times in the back. But Crown prosecutor Lawrence Van Dyke admitted in the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Wednesday that they have no
The community of Watson Lake represents about 3.5 per cent of Yukon's total population, but as of Tuesday it had more than a third of the territory's active COVID-19 cases — and local leaders hope it's a wake-up call for more people to get vaccinated. "You know, people see that it's continuing to infect people and people are starting to, again, realize that it's not going to go away," said Mayor Chris Irvin. "We can't force people to get the vaccine. And hopefully people will take some time to e
Calgary council has voted in favour of changes to its arena deal with Flames ownership. On Monday, the public learned that the city and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSEC) had each agreed to pay an additional $12.5 million for the arena, with CSEC covering any additional cost overruns. It was also announced that the city-owned developer behind the Rivers District will no longer oversee the project and that that duty will now be under CSEC. On Wednesday, council voted in favou
OTTAWA — Afghan interpreters and Canadian veterans say the Immigration Department is failing Afghans who worked with Canada in the war-torn country, despite an announcement last week to fast-track their resettlement. Rahim, who worked as an interpreter with Canadian soldiers via NATO in 2016-17 and whose full name is not being disclosed for safety reasons, says Taliban fighters burned his father's home to the ground on Monday in punishment for his service to coalition forces. He is staying with
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Arthur” will soon come to an end. PBS Kids plans to end the long-running children’s series after 25 seasons, said an original developer of the show during a podcast released Wednesday. The final season will air in 2022. Kathy Waugh, who was a guest on the Finding DW podcast, said the animated series is no longer in production. She said the show's wrap party was two years ago. “I think (PBS) made a mistake, and I think ‘Arthur’ should come back and I know I’m not alone in thin
Thirteen more cases of COVID-19 have been linked to the Calgary Stampede and doctors say the full repercussions of the event likely won't be known for weeks. As of Tuesday, 84 cases are now linked to the 10-day festival which ended on July 18. That's up from 71 cases reported the previous day. Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, said those numbers only include cases conclusively linked to the event, as those who possibly may have been exposed elsewhere in the 14 days be
Mexican villagers sympathizing with a new indigenous self-defense group torched government offices, businesses and houses in a remote mountainous region in southern Chiapas state this week, protesting rampant insecurity in the area. The violence in the indigenous Tzotzil community of Pantelhó late on Monday and early on Tuesday came less than two weeks after a group of hooded men, calling themselves El Machete, took up arms in nearby Chenalhó to confront drug-trafficking gangs. It was unclear how many members El Machete has.
World share markets were back on the climb on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it was in no rush to taper stimulus and reassurances from Beijing saw beaten-up Chinese stocks leap off the canvas. "I don't see an outcome where we see runaway inflation by any stretch of the imagination".