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With wildfires closing in, Ayden McKillop left his hometown of Osoyoos, B.C., for Surrey with his grandparents and couldn't spend his seventh birthday with his dad who had to stay in town to work But, with a little creativity, the B.C. boy still managed to make his big day a meaningful one. Under his grandfather's tutelage, McKillop designed a T-shirt — featuring a helicopter with a water bucket flying over Osoyoos. Ayden's father Andrew ー an employee of the Town of Osoyoos's emergency operation
Simone Biles withdrew from the individual https://www.reuters.com/article/us-olympics-2020-gar/olympics-biles-out-of-next-event-at-tokyo-games-idUSKBN2EY04S all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, a day after she shocked the world by pulling out of the team event. Olympians past and present flooded the U.S. gymnast with messages of support as the mental health of athletes -- and the extra pressures https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/pandemic-takes-toll-athlete-mental-health-tokyo-games-2021-07-28 brought by the COVID-19 pandemic -- were in sharp focus at the Games. "The advice I would give is to reach out, to colleagues and friends," said Sebastian Coe, president of World Athletics.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking top-secret details about the program. Daniel Hale, 33, told a federal judge he felt compelled to leak information to a journalist out of guilt over his own participation in a program that he believed was indiscriminately killing civilians in Afghanistan far from the battlefield. “It is wrong to kill,” Hale said in a defiant sta
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, a founding member of Slipknot, who drummed for the influential metal band in its most popular period and helped write many of its best-known songs, has died Monday at age 46, his family said. “We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep,” his family said in a statement. “Joey’s death has left us with empty hearts and feelings of indescribable sorrow." No cause or place of
Yukon has seen more recoveries than new confirmed COVID-19 cases for the first time in a week, according the territory's chief medical officer of health. Dr. Brendan Hanley said in a news release Tuesday that there were six new confirmed cases between noon Monday and noon Tuesday. Three of those cases are in Whitehorse, two are in rural Yukon and one is in a non-resident who is in the territory. There are no new reported cases in Watson Lake at this time, the release says. On Monday, health offi
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco school board violated state law when it voted to cover up a 1930s mural that critics said is racist and degrading in its depiction of Black and Native American people, a judge ruled Tuesday. Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo said the board failed to conduct an environmental impact review before it voted in 2019 to cover up the sprawling mural at George Washington High School that depicts the life of George Washington, the San Francisco Chronicle
The Manitoba RCMP confirmed Tuesday that they have spent the last decade investigating allegations of sexual assault that is alleged to have taken place at the former Fort Alexander residential school on the Sagkeeng First Nation. In a Tuesday press release, Manitoba RCMP said that in February of 2010 their Major Crime Services unit began investigations following allegations of sexual abuse at the Fort Alexander Residential School which once stood on Sagkeeng First Nation, which is located about
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Jake Ellzey of Texas won a U.S. House seat on Tuesday night over a rival backed by Donald Trump, dealing the former president a defeat in a test of his endorsement power since leaving office. Ellzey’s come-from-behind victory over Republican Susan Wright, the widow of the late Rep. Ron Wright, in a special congressional election runoff near Dallas is likely to be celebrated by Trump antagonists who have warned against his continued hold on the GOP. Trump backed Wr
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention walked back its previous guidelines for fully vaccinated people, now saying that they should wear masks in public indoor spaces, especially where the delta variant is on the rise.
A group of Yellowknife paddlers got to experience a day trip in voyageur canoes on Monday. But it was more than just a canoe tour. The event, organized by the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre, promoted intergenerational connections and reconciliation. The project is called "We are all Connected" and invited about 20 participants of all ages to paddle a voyageur canoe to the rhythm of drumming and fiddlers. Guided by Cathy Allooloo from Narwal Northern Adventures, they traveled around Yellowknife'
Receding glaciers and smoky skies are some of the stark changes that come to mind when Caroline Hedin thinks about how the Rocky Mountains are changing. She's spent the summer following a team of emerging artists as they travel to mountain landscapes painted by early Banff artist Catharine Robb Whyte in the 1930s, and create their own interpretations. "The work that she did was beautiful, but now it no longer represents what the Rockies look like," said Hedin. "So we're kind of in need of a new
WHITEHORSE — Yukon reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the territory's top doctor says there were more recoveries than new diagnoses for the first time in a week. Dr. Brendan Hanley says in a statement the number of active infections had ticked down by one to 89 cases on Tuesday. He says three of the new cases were diagnosed in Whitehorse, two were in rural Yukon, and one was someone from outside the territory. There have been no new infections reported in Watson Lake, a town in sou
A severe thunderstorm pushed into southwestern Ontario Tuesday evening, prompting a brief tornado warning for Sarnia-Petrolia-Western Lambton County that has since expired.
Rebecca Khodak was working as a teller for the Royal Bank of Canada on Dec. 13, 2017 when a man walked in and held her hostage along with more than a dozen other people. Three-and-a-half years later, Khodak recounted the terrifying hour between when Ali Zaraeeneh, 25, walked into the bank waving a handgun and when officers from York Regional Police shot him and killed him. "My first thought was, who would pull a prank like that at a bank? That's one of the stupidest things you could do," Khodak
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea have exchanged messages in communication channels dormant for more than a year and agreed to improve ties — positive steps that still leave any resumption of stalled negotiations to rid the North of its nuclear weapons a long way off. Liaison officials from the Koreas had several phone conversations Tuesday including one on a military hotline and agreed to resume speaking regularly, Seoul officials said. The rivals use the channels to lay out their
South Korea's LG Display Co Ltd on Wednesday posted a better-than-expected second-quarter profit as pandemic-led demand for TVs and laptops drove up panel prices, pushing its shares up as much as 4.2% in morning trade. The display maker, whose customers include Apple Inc, reported an operating profit of 701 billion won ($607 million) in the April-June quarter, beating an average analyst forecast of 599 billion won from Refinitiv SmartEstimate. Prices of LG Display's mainstay 55-inch liquid crystal display (LCD) panels for TV sets more than doubled in the April-June quarter from the same period a year earlier, according to market data from TrendForce's WitsView.
U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday in a listless showing while the dollar made modest gains as investors stayed on the sidelines and waited for the outcome of a Federal Reserve meeting. All eyes will be on a statement from the Fed policy meeting, due at 2 p.m. EDT (1800 GMT), with a news conference by Chairman Jerome Powell expected half an hour later. Investors are waiting to hear about the Fed's assessment of economic growth, inflation risks, and the impact on monetary policy, especially regarding when the Fed will start tightening policy by reducing its purchases of government bonds.
The bottom line sealed the deal for the city in cancelling its district energy heating system project before it was fully realized. High costs of facility construction and the price tag associated with the work needed to re-furbish customer buildings to facilitate the heat — as well as creating connecting supply lines — derailed efforts to develop the district energy heating system in Nelson’s downtown, according to Nelson Hydro’s general manager. “The City of Nelson aspires to achieve 100 per c
Divers have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Chestermere Lake on Monday afternoon. Two men were swimming with a paddleboard near Anniversary Beach at 3 p.m. when they fell into the water, police say. They immediately began to struggle, and police said nearby swimmers were able to rescue one man but not the other.The rescued swimmer was taken to hospital by EMS as a precaution. Local fire rescue and RCMP boats were dispatched to search the area. At 8:41 p.m. Tuesday, RCMP and the Centra
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden used his first visit with rank-and-file members of the U.S. intelligence community — a part of government that was frequently criticized by his predecessor Donald Trump — to make a promise that he will “never politicize” their work. Biden waited more than six months to make the short drive across the Potomac River on Tuesday to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, giving analysts and national security leaders — often derided by Trump as the