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Fire heavily damaged a Saint John landmark and tourist attraction on Tuesday. Barbour's General Store, an authentic building from the late 1860s, was given to the city in 1967 by the founder of G. E. Barbour as part of Canada's Centennial celebrations, said company president Sylvia MacVey. "Heartbreak was my first reaction," she said of hearing the news of the fire. The Saint John police major crime unit and the fire department are investigating the fire in the building at the bottom of King Str
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature are close to passing a congressional redistricting plan that marries an eastern Kansas community proud of its “woke” politics to Trump-loving small towns and farms five hours west by car on the expansive and stark plains. Democratic legislators and some local officials see the worst kind of gerrymandering in the GOP's intentions for Lawrence, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Kansas City. The northeast Kansas city of alm
Police to investigate lockdown parties at the heart of UK governmentView on euronews
The Northern Hail Project (NHP), formally announced Tuesday morning, will be documenting the frozen phenomenon in Canada to get a 'full picture' of the risk associated with it.
Il nous faut radicalement questionner l’utilisation de cette rhétorique guerrière et paralysante depuis le début de la pandémie, sans avoir peur de s’exposer aux critiques.
Alberta's premier's office has designated an investigator and set out terms of reference for their investigation into whether the justice minister's phone call to Edmonton's police chief about a personal traffic ticket constituted interference. Kaycee Madu has been stripped of that role and its duties while the investigation is conducted by Adèle Kent, a retired Court of Queen's Bench justice. The inquiry comes after Madu phoned Chief Dale McFee last March to discuss the circumstances of a traff
New research suggests giving extra cash to low-income mothers can change their infants’ brain development. Brain measurements at age 1 showed faster activity in key brain regions in infants whose low-income families received $300-plus monthly for a year, compared with those who got $20 each month, U.S. researchers reported Monday. The same type of brain activity has been linked in older children to learning skills and other development, although it’s unclear whether the differences found will pe
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has put up to 8,500 troops on heightened alert, so they will be prepared to deploy if needed to reassure NATO allies in the face of ongoing Russian aggression on the border of Ukraine. (Jan. 24)
The 'Conference on the Future of Europe is seeking to strengthen the European Union by allowing citizens to have their say on how they think the European project is going. To find out more, Euronews spoke to Vice-President of the European Commission, Dubravka Suica. View on euronews
Two Constitutional experts in the Maritimes disagree over the legality of protests last weekend against pandemic restrictions. "We have to let people freely express what they think," said UNB's Nicole O'Byrne,"especially in difficult times – to the extent that they're not causing harm to other people." Hundreds of people opposed to pandemic restrictions gathered in Fredericton on Saturday and Moncton on Sunday, despite a ban on public gatherings in effect until Jan. 31, under the provincial emer
Another weekend storm is on the way for Prince Edward Island. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for all three counties in the province Wednesday morning. The statement said Environment Canada is monitoring what is expected to be a "very intense winter storm" that would have impact on Saturday into Sunday. "This storm is expected to bring snow, rain and strong winds to the region." This would be the third weekend storm this January. The first came in on Jan. 8 with high winds
OTTAWA — MP George Chahal says he has paid a $500 fine after taking an opponent's pamphlet from a front door and replacing it with his own during last year's election. The Liberal MP for Calgary Skyview was captured on a doorbell camera removing the Conservative flyer while he was going door to door as a candidate. In a statement on Twitter today, the MP apologized for his mistake and said he had paid a $500 administrative penalty levied by the elections commissioner. The commissioner investigat
A second homeless tent camp in Fredericton has been taken apart by the city, but some of the homeless people who lived there have not given up living outdoors. The encampment situated along a walking trail behind the Devon Lumber Mill was removed Monday by police, with help from work crews. Some people who had been living there moved into city shelters. Others chose to go their own way, said Warren Maddox, executive director of the Fredericton Homeless Shelters. "We've got a couple of them into
BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party on Tuesday presented a member of former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union as its long-shot candidate to become the country’s next president, prompting his own party to call for him to leave or face possible expulsion. Max Otte, a right-wing economist who was previously involved with a think-tank close to Alternative for Germany, last year became the head of the Werte-Union — a group that describes itself as representin
Expect more widespread, foggy conditions this week for western sections of the Lower Mainland, with a high of just 3°C or 4°C. So, when will the fog finally lift?
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The nation's only unsalaried legislature is considering whether to abandon its amateur status that has endured for 110 years since New Mexico became a state. A Senate panel, including top ranked Democrats, endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment to provide a salary to legislators, who collect a daily stipend of roughly $165 during legislative sessions and reimbursements for travel. Approval by the New Mexico Legislature would send the measure to a statewide vote on whe
The Queen will celebrate her platinum jubilee in June and Ottawa’s town crier Daniel Richer explains how he's preparing for his role on the big day.
As the end of January nears, there are signs the fifth wave of the pandemic may have peaked. Dr. Isaac Bogoch discusses the latest COVID developments including boosters, restrictions and hospitalizations.
WHITEHORSE — Yukon's education minister says the territory will no longer be issuing COVID-19 exposure notifications at schools. Jeanie McLean says the Yukon Centre for Disease Control is monitoring class attendance in an effort to ensure children are safe at schools. She says keeping schools open is a top priority for the territory, although she acknowledged the stress on staff in making sure schools are safe and remain operating. McLean says she understands parents may be concerned about no lo
GEMELLI WITH TOMATOES, SALAMI AND FONTINA Talk to the best cooks in Italy, and they’ll tell you the secret to great pasta is an ingredient many American cooks throw out — the starchy pasta cooking water. They always reserve a cup or two to stir into the skillet with al dente noodles to help the other ingredients adhere while thickening the sauce. It’s a technique we had in mind as we developed our recipes for single-pot pasta — both to enrich the sauce and to ease cleanup. The starch released by