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A Manitoba sunflower farmer opens up his field to people seeking selfies, with the profits going to charity.
In 2016, Joshua Holden, an award-winning American puppeteer, created a special show to perform at the Puppets Up! festival in Almonte, Ont. He'd hoped to perform again, but the international festival that had been running since 2005 was discontinued after the 2016 edition due to a lack of funding and volunteers. However, Puppets Up! has returned this weekend — and Holden will be there once again. After performing across North America, Holden said he was happy to return to Almonte, a town about 5
After a late start to the season, some sunflower growers on P.E.I. are optimistic about what lies ahead for the beloved flower. Crystal Burke-Cheverie, who helps run Fortune Bridge Farms in Souris, P.E.I., says dry weather over the last month was making it difficult for sunflowers to bloom. However, recent rain means flowers are now in bloom and the demand is high, Burke-Cheverie said. "They seem to be really popular all over the Island. Everyone you talk to likes sunflowers," she said. This Sat
Firefighters from across Europe have teamed up with their French counterparts to help battle several wildfires, including in the south-west of the country. View on euronews
A fire ripped through a church in a densely populated neighborhood of the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday as congregants worshipped, killing at least 41 and injuring 14, the Coptic Church said. (Aug. 14)
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
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
Hadi Matar, 24, of Fairview, N.J., was arrested at New York lecture hall scene, is charged with attempted murder and assault as Rushdie in hospital on ventilator.
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
The man accused of a stabbing attack on "Satanic Verses" author Salman Rushdie has entered a not-guilty plea to charges of attempted murder and assault. (Aug.13) (AP video: Carolyn Thompson)
Peel police have arrested 24 people, which they say has resulted in the dismantling of an organized crime group operating across southern Ontario. Police say the probe began earlier this year in the Peel Region and Greater Toronto Area, with funding help from the Ontario government. It expanded with the assistance of Canada Border Services Agency, the RCMP, the OPP, the Toronto Police Service, York Regional Police Service, Halton Regional Police Service, Peterborough Police Service, and Vancouve
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party’s longtime goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose taxes would have increased under the plan. For years, Democrats have promised to raise taxes on such investors, who pay a significantly lower rate on their earnings than ordinary workers. But just as they closed in
Saskatchewan RCMP Major Crime Unit is investigating a homicide involving a man who was found deceased at a residence in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. RCMP said the residents will notice an increased police presence in Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation, some 67 kilometres west of Prince Albert, over the next few days as officers continue to investigate in the community. RCMP have not released any other details at this time. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact Ahtahkakoop RCMP at
A 17-year-old from Kilbride won Newfoundland and Labrador's first gold medal of the Canada Games this week. Swimmer Chris Weeks took the top spot in the 50-metre butterfly, marking the first swimming gold for Newfoundland and Labrador since 1993. Weeks started swimming competitively four years ago, but chalks up a lot of his aquatic success to his past in karate. "I believe that my hand-eye coordination is pretty good," Weeks told CBC's On the Go on Wednesday. "I'm not looking at my hands underw
MONTREAL — The Quebec Liberal Party (PLQ) has a new slogan: "Real issues. Real solutions." The tagline was announced Saturday by party leader Dominique Anglade during her opening speech at the 40th convention of the party's youth wing in Montreal, less than two months before the Oct. 3 provincial election. Anglade focused on cost-of-living issues, highlighting the dizzying rise of inflation, home prices and grocery bills. She accused Premier François Legault's Coalition Avenir Québec, which is l
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OTTAWA — The Prime Minister's Office says Justin Trudeau will accompany the chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, on a brief Canadian visit later this month that will include stops in Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville in western Newfoundland. In a statement released Saturday, the PMO confirmed the Aug. 21-23 visit starts in Montreal, where meetings will be held with German and Canadian business leaders, and a tour is scheduled at an artificial intelligence institute. The two men will then head to
JERUSALEM (Reuters) -A gunman wounded at least eight people aboard a bus carrying Jewish worshippers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, Israeli authorities and witnesses said. The shooter later turned himself into Israeli authorities, according to a statement by the police, which did not identify him. Israeli media reported the assailant was a Palestinian from east Jerusalem.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Nick Pope conjured two fine saves and Kieran Trippier made a goal-line clearance as Newcastle's two England internationals helped the team grind out a 0-0 draw at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. Pope racked up a second straight clean sheet since joining Newcastle from relegated Burnley, thwarting both Adam Lallana and Solly March at the Amex Stadium. March thought he had scored with a low shot through a crowd of players in the first half, only for Trippier to
MONTREAL — Quebec's new language law has dozens of municipalities in the province shoring up their bilingual status, with few considering giving up the right to serve their citizens in both English and French. Almost 90 cities, towns or boroughs in Quebec are considered officially bilingual, a designation allowing them to offer services, post signage and mail communications in the country's two official languages. Jurisdictions without this status must communicate only in French, with few except