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This summer, CBC Edmonton's Tanara McLean is doing a special column focusing on gardening in our Zone 3 climate. Everything from knowing your planting zone, to ditching the lawn for a water-wise garden, she'll explain why certain garden practices help you get the best out of your Zone 3 garden. Imagine sitting next to a lovely pond, watching birds, squirrels, butterflies and bees visiting to take a cool drink on a summer's day. Aside from the emotional and mental well-being it brings us, water i
MANAVGAT, Turkey (Reuters) -Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a burnt-out building, charred belongings and ashes. Demir's home, near the coastal Mediterranean town of Manavgat and not far from the popular tourist resort Antalya, was hit by one of the some 100 fires that officials say broke out this week across southern and western Turkey. "The blaze spread through the highlands and raged suddenly," Demir told Reuters as he looked around the wreckage of his home, built in 1982.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans’ partisan review of the 2020 election results got off to a rocky start when their contractors broke rules for counting ballots and election experts warned the work was dangerous for democracy. When the auditors stopped the counting and returned the ballots this week, it hadn't gotten better. In the last week alone, the only audit leader with substantial election experience was locked out of the building, went on the radio to say he was quitting, then reversed c
The Yellowknife Artists Co-operative (YAC) has dreamed of a place where artists can gather, collaborate and showcase their creativity for the past 25 years. But, until now, they didn't have a space for it to become a reality. The YAC is celebrating the soft opening of its temporary home in the iconic Wildcafe Café this weekend. They're partnering with Ecology North to open a gallery during Old Town's 15th Ramble and Ride. Sofia Grogono, the co-operative's art coordinator, said it'll be more than
With Newfoundland and Labrador moving to Step 2 of its reopening plan on Sunday, some restaurant owners are breathing a sign of relief. In Step 2, there are no capacity restrictions for restaurants or bars, meaning owners can bring back more of their tables and allow more customers inside. However, there still needs to be space for social distancing, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald outlined on Friday. Deborah Bourden owns several business in the Twillingate area, including
A Vancouver lawyer has been suspended after letting a client use her firm's trust accounts to move more than $14 million from other countries without providing any legal services or asking where the money came from. In a disciplinary decision on the professional misconduct of Florence Esther Louie Yen, a hearing panel of the Law Society of B.C. raises the possibility she may have been unintentionally helping someone clean dirty money. "This panel cannot definitively conclude that money launderin
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is ending jail time for possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana, adding new requirements for doctors administering the abortion pill and restricting when police officers can use chokehold restraints, as more than 250 new laws take effect Sunday. Roadways are receiving new names. Candidates for office are newly able to take unlimited sums from political action committees. Rules are being adjusted for when judges must recuse themselves. And a new cri
The mastermind behind a 2019 attack that killed 40 Indian paramilitary troops has been killed in a shootout with security forces, Indian police in Kashmir said on Saturday. Mohammad Ismail Alvi, the commander of militant organization Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed south of the regional capital Srinagar, Vijay Kumar, the police chief of Kashmir told Reuters.
Draft reports of an inquiry into foreign funding of alleged anti-Alberta energy activities show just a fraction of money flowing to Canadian environmental initiatives during the last 20 years was targeted at halting the extraction and transport of Alberta oil. Copies of draft reports penned by commissioner Steve Allan and forensic accounting performed by Deloitte, both of which were obtained by CBC News, say Deloitte found $1.28 billion came from outside the country to fund environmental initiat
More than 99 per cent of the waste from transportation construction sites in Calgary routinely gets recycled, according to the city. Between 70,000 and 150,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste materials are generated each year, and for the past nine years, the city has required contractors to report just where those materials are going when they're hauled away from road and bridge projects. In 2012, about 95 per cent of the waste was diverted from landfills, said Ethan Askey, manager
In the past month, despite the hundreds of wildfires burning throughout B.C. and the fiery destruction of the village of Lytton, conservation officers have come across dozens of people ignoring the province-wide campfire ban. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has issued 47 tickets — totalling $50,445 in fines — and 79 warnings for campfires across B.C., after the ban was put in place on June 30. Todd Hunter, the service's acting inspector for the South Coast region, said "people aren't getti
At Dan Tremble's convenience store in Bangor, Maine, a few customers came in on Friday sporting masks, something they're not required to do by law. But it's a rare sight these days in Bangor, in a state that lifted its pandemic emergency rules, including the requirement to wear a face covering, at the end of June. "I'd say 95 per cent of people are probably not wearing masks indoors in our area," Tremble, who also chairs Bangor City Council, said in an interview. As New Brunswick eases into life
DUBAI (Reuters) -The U.S. Navy is assisting an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker attacked off Oman with two crew members killed, the U.S. military said on Saturday, adding the ship was most likely hit by a drone strike. Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned vessel that was attacked on Thursday, is being escorted by the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, U.S. Central Command said in a statement. "U.S. Navy explosives experts are aboard to ensure there is no additional danger to the crew, and are prepared to support an investigation into the attack," said Central Command, which oversees American military operations in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Rosa Kouri was at Thetis Lake, near Victoria, B.C., with her family last week when she heard a man in the water crying for help. About six metres from shore, he was struggling to keep his wife and son afloat. "I had my four-month-old daughter and I checked to make sure she was safe with my mother and then I immediately bolted down the hill and ran down to the water," Kouri recalled to host Garth Materie on CBC's Afternoon Edition. The former Saskatoon resident, who trained as a lifeguard in the
A random, violent encounter on a weekday night in Leduc has changed a young man's life forever. Brian Chipley has been in hospital for the past 25 days. A week ago, his leg had to be amputated. The ordeal began on July 7 when Chipley, 24, was driving to his home in Leduc with a friend after running some errands. "He was driving by a guy on the sidewalk who yelled something at him, so Brian stopped," Chipley's father Jay told CBC News. "He thought it was this fellow that he knew." Jay said his so
Peter Haentjens first came to Canada in 1975. That year, he was one of about 300 Belgian students who took a plane from Belgium to Ontario to work in tobacco farms. The trip was facilitated by an association called Flemmish in the World with the aim of helping Belgian-Canadian farm owners harvest their tobacco. “I had no idea what tobacco looked like. I had no idea what Canada looked like. So, it was an eye-opener.” It was a tough job, Haentjens said. He would wake up at the crack of dawn and wo
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Firemen in Italy said on Saturday they were battling for a second straight day wildfires in Sicily that reached the town of Catania, forcing people to leave their homes and the local airport to temporarily shut down. The firemen said on Twitter they had been conducting 250 operations in Sicily in the past 24 hours, of which 50 were in Catania alone. The city famous for its Baroque architecture is located on the slopes of Mount Etna on the island's eastern coast.
Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot at an apartment complex near Jane Street and Falstaff Avenue on Friday night. Officers were called shortly before 11 p.m. with reports of multiple gunshots, police say. They say that upon arrival, they found the boy. The pre-teen was taken by ambulance to SickKids Hospital in "serious" condition. His injuries are not life-threatening, police say. People were reportedly seen fleeing the building shortly after the shots, police say. They ha
David Ridgen says Angel Carlick's case has long been on his radar. Now he's actually making calls and looking for any new information that might finally solve the Yukon teen's 2007 murder. Ridgen, host and creator of the podcast Someone Knows Something, launched a new investigative series in June called The Next Call. In it, he investigates unsolved cases through a strategic series of phone conversations. He says he'd heard about Carlick's case from police as well as friends in Yukon. Carlick, 1