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New York architecture firm SHoP Architects designed Steinway Tower, which earns the title of “the most slender skyscraper in the world” due to its logic-defying ratio of width to height (Aug. 18) (AP Video: Aron Ranen)
Lesley Lowe believes Air Canada isn't playing by the rules. Last month, the airline cancelled her return flight to Toronto from New Orleans — five hours before she was set to depart. Her rebooked flight didn't leave until the following day. Following her trip, Lowe applied for compensation for the delay, and the $394 US she spent on a hotel plus added expenses. Air Canada responded that Lowe didn't qualify for any cash. Instead, the airline sent her an email — seen by CBC News — that described t
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group. Walters had fired the commission members out of frustration that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. “This c
New car and truck sales in Alberta are still suffering from a number of factors, including low inventory, high interest rates and the state of economic uncertainty across the country. The number of new vehicles sold in Alberta decreased by four per cent on a year-over-year basis in June, according to a report by ATB Financial. But the situation is not unique to Alberta. Nationally, the number of vehicles sold was down 10 per cent in June compared with the same month last year. Rob Roach, deputy
Estonia is set to close its border to more than 50,000 Russians with visas, while Germany is refusing to back calls for a tourist visa ban for Russians.
The Alberta government continues to make its case for a provincial police force to replace RCMP, saying it would add hundreds of front-line officers to small detachments. The United Conservative government outlined its blueprint for more police in rural Alberta today. It says 275 front-line police officers would be added to Alberta's 42 smallest detachments. Justice Minister Tyler Shandro said that as it stands, there is no minimum number of officers at RCMP detachments. He said a made-in-Albert
BEIJING (AP) — Factories in China’s southwest have shut down after reservoirs used to generate hydropower ran low in a worsening drought, adding to economic strains at a time when President Xi Jinping is trying to extend his position in power. Companies in Sichuan province including makers of solar panels, cement and urea closed or reduced production after they were ordered to ration power for up to five days, according to news reports Wednesday. That came after reservoir levels fell and power d
Learn how to make this divine breakfast treat right from home! Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 eggs 6 tablespoons of sugar 10 tablespoons of flour half a glass of oil half a glass of water a pinch of salt a pinch of baking soda 200 grams of apricot jam (or whatever flavor you prefer) half a cup of dark chocolate chips a sachet of baking powder Steps: Break two eggs into a bowl Add 6 tablespoons of sugar and beat with a whisk Add half a glass of sunflower oil Add half a glass of milk Mix with a whisk Add 10 tablespoons of flour while mixing Add a sachet of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda Finally add a pinch of salt Mix Pour the mixture into a cake pan lined with baking paper Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes Let the cake cool Once cooled, remove the baking paper Cut the cake in half using a serrated knife, starting from the edges to get to the center Fill the cake with apricot jam or whatever you prefer Sprinkle the chocolate chips on the cake And finally put the top layer back on and enjoy!
The organization that runs Pearson International Airport says no preparations are underway to bring gambling or retail cannabis to its terminals, but it has hired a lobbyist who intends to talk to government officials about those possibilities. In a statement on Wednesday, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) said it has no plans to open a retail cannabis store and it is not investigating any gambling opportunities at the airport. The authority said, however, it does need to look at way
If you stare at the Salmon River train bridge you might think you're staring at the single biggest "thing" in New Brunswick. The bridge towers over the homes below it, and dwarfs the surrounding forest. When it was built, it was the second-longest train bridge in Canada, a title local people believe still stands. On Oct. 8, 1910, Charles O. Foss, the district engineer in charge of the New Brunswick section of the National Transcontinental Railway predicted this in a newspaper article as the brid
Environment Canada is continuing to issue heat warnings for Calgary and much of southern Alberta with daily high temperatures expected to reach 30 C for the rest of the week. Daytime temperatures in some parts of the province are forecast to range from 29 to 34 C. The heat should taper off Monday night and Tuesday before rising again on Wednesday, the agency said on its alerts page. As of 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, the heat warnings covered these areas: Calgary. Okotoks, High River, Claresholm. Drumh
The 70-year-old man who police shot in downtown Windsor Monday bought a machete from a pawn shop not far from the incident. That's according to Valentin Petre, who owns the Rabbit Hole pawn shop near the corner of Wyandotte Street and Ouellette Avenue. Petre says he gave investigators video of a man who appears to be Allan Andkilde, the victim in the shooting, buying the item from his store. "He's been here a few times," Petre said. "We talk once in a while, not to the point where we're buddy-bu
Jeff Bohnert had all but given up on seeing his poodle-hound mix again after she went missing in early June. Two months later, people exploring a nearby cave found his dog (August 16)
Security cameras are now installed at the Halifax Public Gardens after bark was stripped from about 30 trees last month. A municipal spokesperson says along with the cameras, there is also overnight security. Sometime between the evening of July 25 and the morning of July 26, the trees were attacked with an axe. Fourteen trees had bark removed in a ring around the trunk, also known as being girdled. Four trees that were severely damaged have been cut down. "Our sense of security in here is compl
MONTREAL — After Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet was accused by a woman of sexual assault in a class-action lawsuit introduced this week, more women have come forward with similar allegations against members of the province's Catholic Church. At least three women filed formal sexual assault complaints against the archdiocese of Montreal since the allegations against Ouellet were made public, Christine Kirouack, ombudswoman for the city's archdiocese, said in an interview Wednesday. "It exploded sin
While trying to find liquid pain relievers for children is proving to be more difficult lately, a pharmacist may be able to offer alternative remedies. "Don't panic buy, there are options out there," said Greg Richard, a pharmacist and owner of Boyd's Pharmasave in Halifax. "Just consult your pharmacist. We're here to help, we're available pretty easily and want to make sure children are treated appropriately with the right medication." While Richard's pharmacy still had some of the more popular
U.S. homebuilding fell to the lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July, weighed down by higher mortgage rates and prices for construction materials, suggesting the housing market could contract further in the third quarter. The housing market's declining fortunes brought fears of a broader economic recession back into focus. "Industrial production has turned down in every economic recession in history, so the record high this month is not consistent with a downturn."
Fennec is probably one of the most unexpected pets one can get. Here's what it's like to keep a tiny fox with large ears in a home.
One Dartmouth, N.S., woman has decided that having water inside a boat doesn't have to be cause for alarm. After about a month of work, Olivia Kendall says she's completed turning an old motorboat into a backyard pool. "It looked really beautiful. It was obviously very old," Kendall said of the boat. "But I thought if it could keep water out, it could probably keep water in." Since purchasing her home in 2017, she said she's been working on renovating the property. She was originally looking int
This bison youngster thinks he's a dog! Look at how much fun he's having!