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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s primary energy provider is ready to launch a powerful new technology, just ahead of the busiest weeks of the Atlantic hurricane season: a new fixed-wing drone designed fly into tropical storm force winds and speed the restoration of electricity after severe weather. FPLAir One resembles a small plane and is remotely operated, enabling the utility to capture and deliver images and video of damaged electrical equipment in real time to its command center. It c
Saint John police are investigating after a hiker discovered human remains in East Saint John. The identity of the remains has yet to be determined. The hiker found the remains Friday evening in a heavily wooded area between Lakewood Heights and Golden Grove Road. "The hiker had been walking in a densely wooded area when he made the discovery," said the force in a statement. "He marked the location and called the police." Police said a search of the immediate site was completed by forensic ident
One year after the Taliban effectively re-took control of Afghanistan, a new Republican-led report accuses the Biden administration of failing to adequately plan the withdrawal of U.S. troops as well as evacuations. Meanwhile, many in the country are struggling with hunger as some promised escape are still waiting for help.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A United Nations-chartered ship loaded with 23,000 metric tons of Ukrainian grain destined for Ethiopia was getting ready Sunday to set sail from a Black Sea port, the first shipment of its kind in a program to assist countries facing famine. The Brave Commander cargo ship plans to leave the Ukrainian port of Yuzhne, east of Odesa, and sail to Djibouti, where the grain will be unloaded and transferred to Ethiopia under the World Food Program initiative. Ukraine and Russia re
A Manitoba sunflower farmer opens up his field to people seeking selfies, with the profits going to charity.
A Manitoba farmer is continuing his tradition of helping people take the ultimate sunflower-themed selfies — while also raising money to stamp out hunger and defuse a thorny problem some producers face from picture-hunting trespassers. Dean Toews, who farms just outside of MacGregor, Man., has again planted a large field of sunflowers in hopes of attracting Instagrammers to come, snap pics and make a voluntary donation to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Toews is the chair of Feed Other Countries U
NOVOSELIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — As battles raged around Kyiv, one Russian advance was stopped in front of Maria Metla’s home. Artillery gutted most of the house, while the rest was pulverized by tank fire. Metla, 66, is now counting on her neighbors to have somewhere to live this winter. Crews of volunteers turn up on most mornings to prize away anything that can be reused ‒ setting up neat piles of bricks, destroyed kitchen appliances for scrap metal, and chunks of insulation panels. The salvaged m
Some buyers who years ago purchased builds in a housing development in Stayner, Ont., are fuming and calling for government intervention after they were told they would need to fork over $175,000 above what was agreed upon in contracts with the developer before their homes will finally be built. CBC News has spoken with multiple people who bought homes in the Ashton Meadows development roughly 125 kilometres north of Toronto, and who say that in recent weeks, Briarwood Development Group has told
When the bell rang at the Old Holy Trinity Church in Middleton, N.S., on Sunday, it was no ordinary toll. It marked the 231st anniversary of the first congregation held at the historic church on Aug. 14, 1791. The church is one of the oldest, and largely unaltered, churches of its kind in Canada, according to Brian McConnell, chair of the Old Holy Trinity Heritage Trust. The church was active until 1893, when a new church was built in the community. Despite no longer being the main church of the
A lawyer for former U.S. President Donald Trump signed a statement in June that all classified files at his Florida estate had been returned. This week, over 25 boxes of documents — many top secret — were seized by the FBI, indicating that the Trump team was less than forthcoming about the sensitive material. As Jennifer Johnson reports, Americans are wondering if Trump will face any consequences, including criminal charges.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney condemned a controversial prize-winning essay that's been criticized for being sexist and racist during his provincewide radio call-in program, but also appeared to downplay the controversy it generated. The topic was the first that host Wayne Nelson raised during Saturday's show on CHQR and CHED, and Kenney responded there was "clearly a breakdown" in how the judges assessed the essays, adding they "screwed up." Nelson had noted in the opening of the program that wh
Halifax Regional Police are investigating after a person was found dead inside a vehicle that caught fire Monday morning in a residential area of Dartmouth. Police and fire crews were called to Princeton Lane around 11:20 a.m. AT for reports of a vehicle on fire. Police said it subsequently crashed into a parked vehicle. Fire crews put out the fire and a person was found dead inside the vehicle that had been moving. No other details have been released. District Fire Chief Stephen Turner said som
While inflation may be hurting ordinary Quebecers' pocketbooks, it's done the opposite for a provincial government that has seen its projected deficit shrink by billions of dollars, according to a report released Monday ahead of the fall election campaign. The government's projected finances are "plausible" despite global economic uncertainty that threatens to darken the rosy picture, said auditor general Guylaine Leclerc, who was tasked with reviewing a pre-election financial report by Quebec's
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WARNING: This article contains details of suicide and abuse. A South Asian radio host in Richmond, B.C., has been suspended after he commented that the husband of a woman who died by suicide in New York, following what she described as years of domestic abuse, shouldn't automatically be blamed because he hasn't been criminally charged in the tragedy. Paul Brar, a host with Sher E Punjab AM 600, spoke on-air Thursday about the death of Mandeep Kaur, who died by suicide last week after she posted
This story goes way back - in a chaotic but fantastic town there was once a traveler, a robbery, and a chance to improve the lives of so many people.
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In an update from the Department of Forestry, the Bay d'Espoir highway fire is considered 20% contained as of Sunday. Favourable weather conditions have helped crews tackle the fire in recent days. However, the nearby Paradise Lake fire is still out of control. For both fires, the department has assigned 2 helicopters, along with air and ground crews to fight the blaze. Roads reopen as cabin owners ignore warnings This news comes as the department has reopened a number of forest access roads in
Back in the U.S., days after the FBI search for top secret files at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's potential legal problems seem to keep piling up. The former president now claims authorities seized executive-privileged material and is demanding them back. While a spokesperson has said that Trump had a standing order that documents taken to his Florida home were deemed "declassified." As Jennifer Johnson reports, those claims aren't holding up.
For parents of transgender children, normal kids' activities — like going to summer camp — aren't so simple. Jan Gootjes, a New Brunswick mother of a transgender boy, knows this all too well. She regularly screens programs and activities to make sure they'll welcome him, will use his correct pronouns and provide the right accommodations. That's what she did one day in the summer of 2020, when her son asked if he could go to Caton's Island summer camp and stay in a cabin with his male friends. Bu