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New wave technology is coming to the Lower Kananaskis River, and both surfers and kayakers are stoked to drop in. The project conceived by the Alberta River Surfing Association and Alberta Whitewater Association has finally finished the design phase. Both groups are now ready to go forward with permitting and construction, after a final fundraising push. The plan is to upgrade the province's river infrastructure by implementing a new adjustable wave concept in Kananaskis Country, about 60 kilome
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided — and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly planned and badly executed. They say the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces opened the door to a resurgence of al-Qaida and Islamic State militants in the country. And the exit, they say, signaled the United States' lack of c
The news that longtime CTV anchor Lisa LaFlamme would not have her contract renewed is leaving her viewers, and fellow journalists, shocked and saddened. People took to social media to express their outrage and regret that the popular media personality would not be returning to the CTV National News anchor chair.
LANGLEY, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Zoo says a "small number" of its wolves are unaccounted for after the animals were believed to have been released as a result of "malicious intent," but there is no danger to the public. The zoo says on its website that a number of wolves were discovered outside their enclosure in the morning and it's working with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service to "contain" the animals, while the Langley RCMP investigate what appears to be a case of unlawful entry and
About 1,200 people have been driven out of their homes in parts of Valenicia, Spain as firefighters in the southeast try to contain three separate wildfires.
Musk has a history of being unconventional, posting irreverent tweets. Below are some other tweets by Musk - who has more than 103 million followers - which have taken investors, Twitter users, Twitter's board and the rest of his audience by surprise. May 13, 2022: "Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users."
A Richmond Hill man drowned at Wasaga Beach Saturday evening, Ontario Provincial Police say. At 5:20 p.m., Huronia West OPP responded to a call about a possible drowning in the Nottawasaga River. Police said initial information revealed that a swimmer entered the water near the boat launch and did not resurface. Emergency crews located a man and performed CPR after bringing him to shore. He was taken to hospital by and where he later died. Police identified the victim as 42-year-old Kuljit Dhins
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday his government has no plans to pursue its own nuclear deterrent in the face of growing North Korean nuclear threats, as he urged the North to return to dialogue aimed at exchanging denuclearization steps for economic benefits. In a news conference in Seoul, Yoon said South Korea doesn’t desire political change in North Korea that’s brought by force and he called for diplomacy aimed at building sustainable peace between
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As Quebec's provincial election draws near, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is calling on all political parties to come up with a clear plan to support the city's vision for the future. Montreal's economic, cultural and social development benefits the entire province and must be continuously supported by the government of Quebec, the city says in a statement. The mayor is calling on parties to support an overhaul of municipal taxation and adopt a major infrastructure investment plan that suits the
On August 19, 1942, 553 members of the Essex Scottish Regiment took part in the ill-fated raid on Dieppe, France. Only 51 returned. Twenty-seven were wounded. One hundred and twenty-one died in the raid, and the rest were taken prisoner. This Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the raid. In addition to ceremonies at Dieppe Gardens in Windsor, two local members of the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment, and one from Chatham-Kent, will be taking part in Canadian ceremonies in Dieppe, France. "We ha
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin is fighting to keep his seat as a New Mexico county commissioner as he faces possible removal and disqualification from public office for his participation in last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Griffin was previously convicted of a misdemeanor for entering Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. He was sentenced to 14 days and given credit for time served. Three residents of Santa Fe and Los Alamos counties filed a lawsuit seeking
Nova Scotia Power has asked to delay public hearings on its proposed 10 per cent general rate increase so it can continue talks with the provincial government on "solutions" to mitigate the impact of rising fuel costs on rates. The company was facing a Friday deadline to update its fuel forecast ahead of regulatory hearings scheduled to start Sept. 7. Fuel costs are automatically rolled into rates on a yearly basis. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board wanted the fuel forecast update to refl
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is endorsing Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler in his contentious primary contest with another veteran U.S. House member from New York, Carolyn Maloney. Schumer said in a statement that “New York has a lot of outstanding leaders but few of them lead with the courage, conviction, and brilliant legislative effectiveness" that Nadler has. He called Nadler a “critical partner” who “was right on the issues years before so many others.”
BUCHA, Ukraine (AP) — Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the world Tuesday to honor civilians who were killed when Russian ground forces tried to invade Ukraine's capital and eventually retreated from the area surrounding Kyiv. Ban, a former South Korean diplomat who served as secretary-general between 2007 and 2016, visited Bucha, a city northwest of the Ukrainian capital where hundreds of civilians were found dead after the Russian withdrawal in late March. “It’s hard to expre
The George Black ferry in Dawson City won't be operating until further notice due to mechanical issues. On Tuesday afternoon, Krysten Johnson, a spokesperson with the Department of Highways and Public Works, said it will take at least two full days to fix. "The ferry will not be in operation until these repairs can be completed," she said. "We're ... recommending that people make alternative travel arrangements at this time, because that is an unfortunate amount of time to wait." The ferry shut
Members of the Calgary Disc Golf Club are asking the city to rethink its decision to remove a temporary course in North Glenmore Park by the end of October. The course near the Glenmore Reservoir was installed in 2021 to provide additional outdoor recreation space during the pandemic. With many Calgarians returning to travel and other activities, the city says the pressure on the park system isn't the same. "A temporary amenity doesn't require full engagement with a community, which helped provi
MONTREAL — The head of a union representing Quebec junior college teachers says the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have negatively impacted students' basic study skills. Youri Blanchet of the Fédération de l’enseignement collégial says teachers are noticing that students seem to be struggling with tasks such as taking notes, paying attention in class and completing assignments. Blanchet says the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to close for weeks at a time and shifted education online, which he sa
To wait or not to wait? That's the question right now for some people when it comes to getting another COVID-19 booster shot. As of Monday, Saskatchewan residents 18 and over can receive a second booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they received their previous dose at least four months prior. However, plans in Canada and the U.S. to possibly move to a bivalent vaccine — which will target both the original strain and one of the Omicron strains — might lead to some people waiting to book
Here is a list of 12 prominent Trump endorsements, among the more the more than 200 picks he has made ahead of the Nov. 8 elections that will determine control of Congress for 2023 and 2024. Trump is backing Tshibaka, a former Alaska state administration commissioner, to unseat Murkowski, one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict Trump in 2021 on impeachment charges.