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SHERBROOKE – A veritable who’s who of Indigenous and political leaders from across Nova Scotia gathered to mark the opening of the fifth annual Indigenous art exhibit at Historic Sherbrooke Village on July 25. But while new acts of creation may have brought them here to celebrate under sunny skies, something just as durable kept them standing, shoulder-to-shoulder, before a capacity crowd of residents and artists: history and sense of healing was in the air. “The last three months have been a ve
Founded in 2012 by European tech entrepreneurs Sascha Konietzke and Paolo Negri, the company operates a content management system that is used by global giants like Spotify Technology SA, Electronic Arts Inc and WeWork. The fresh capital will be used to expand global footprint in marketing and sales along with investing in its platform, the Contentful said. The funding follows Contentful's plan to explore a listing in the United States, as per a Reuters report in May, that could value it at nearly $5 billion.
Democratic and Republican congressmen on Wednesday introduced a bill that aims to revive an arm of the old U.S. Cold War arsenal to improve understanding of China and potentially other strategic rivals of the United States. The House bill introduced by Democratic Representatives Joaquin Castro and Bill Keating and Republicans Mike Gallagher and Brian Fitzpatrick would provide for the establishment of a federally funded Open Translation and Analysis Center (OTAC) focused on China.
Golf carts have been given the green light on Pelee Island. As of Tuesday, they are legal to use on public roads. The cars are permitted for use with a valid licence and a permit from the Township of Pelee Island. Under a 10-year pilot project from the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), the carts are subject to the same rules of the road as regular vehicles, but don't need to be registered, have a licence plate or insurance. Mayor Raymond Durocher said that Pelee is the first municipality in Onta
The federal and provincial governments have struck a $5.2-billion deal to stave off the starkest financial consequences of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Newfoundland and Labrador, an agreement that includes keeping electricity bills on the island from spiking in a few months. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Andrew Furey made a short joint announcement before media at Confederation Building in St. John's on Wednesday to say an agreement had been reached but provided few det
The global chip shortage has grounded major automotive factories to a halt but pushed technology giants to become more flexible by diverting existing supplies to their most profitable products, analysts and executives said. Apple Inc said on Tuesday chip shortages had mostly affected its iPad and Mac products in its last quarter, but would start to bite into its mainstay iPhone business, its best seller and major profit driver, in the current quarter. "We'll do everything we can to mitigate whatever set of circumstances we're dealt," Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in a post earnings conference call.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hours after Mexico City authorities raised the capital’s COVID-19 alert level in the face of surging infections, especially among young people, residents packed a plaza on a pleasant evening in the charming Coyoacan borough. Among them was Mario Estrada Flores, a lanky 21-year-old college student, who along with nine friends — all without masks — started up an impromptu rap performance that drew dozens of applauding onlookers. “I’m not worried about getting infected because I’
NEW DELHI/KABUL (Reuters) -The United States said on Wednesday it was deeply troubled by reports of escalating attacks on civilians as the Taliban sweep across Afghanistan and Washington pulls out its last remaining troops and ends its longest war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on a visit to India, said the only path to peace in Afghanistan was through negotiations, which all parties must take seriously. Taliban insurgents have captured districts across Afghanistan and seized vital border control points in recent weeks, as Washington withdraws its last troops after 20 years.
Canada's inflation rate came in at 3.1 per cent in June as prices for shelter and transportation rose quickly, while increases for things like food, clothing and recreation slowed down from May's level. Statistics Canada reported Wednesday that shelter costs have increased by 4.4 per cent in the past year, and transportation costs went up by 5.6 per cent compared to June 2020. But the inflation rate was dragged lower because the price of many goods has come down from where it was last year, incl
NEW YORK (AP) — Theater actor Julie Halston will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her work fighting the lung-scarring disease pulmonary fibrosis. The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced Wednesday that Halston would get the special Tony “for her dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness.” The annual award is presented to a representative of the theater community who has made a contribution through humanitarian, charitable or social services. Others who have
Jane Weyallon Armstrong will be the next MLA for Monfwi, representing the four Tłı̨chǫ communites of Behchokǫ̀, Whatì, Wekweètì and Gamètì in the N.W.T. Legislature. Weyallon Armstrong is the first woman to ever hold the Monfwi riding and her victory marks a historic change — the N.W.T. Legislative Assembly now has a majority of MLAs who are women. The territory already had the highest proportion of women legislators in Canada, when nine out of 19 seats were won by women candidates in October of
Innovation, Science, and Industry Minister François-Philippe Champagne is casting Ottawa’s recent investments to decarbonize heavy industry as a way to competitively position Canada in the global economy, but some are questioning if the country is betting on the wrong horse. Recently, the department announced a flurry of new investments to help heavy industry lower its greenhouse gas emissions. Earlier this month, it kicked $25 million to Svante Inc.’s $97-million carbon capture project to be de
Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati said on Wednesday that he hoped to form a government shortly after securing the approval of President Michel Aoun for most of his nominees. Mikati, a businessman, is the third potential prime minister to be nominated since Hassan Diab's government resigned after an explosion in Beirut's port area on Aug. 4 last year that killed more than 200 people and flattened large areas of the city. Diab's government has stayed on in a caretaker capacity, but Lebanon's currency has collapsed, jobs have vanished and banks have frozen accounts in the country's worst crisis since the 1975-90 civil war.
Scientists warn that glaciers are rapidly shrinking, mainly due to human-released greenhouse gas emissions, which could release ancient viruses and bacteria into the environment.
Local members of the Kings Orange Rangers (KOR) reenactors will be at the Fort Point Lighthouse in Liverpool July 31 to talk about the life of a Ranger that helped defend Liverpool back in the late 1700s. KOR members Owen Halin and Dave Freeman will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon on the Lighthouse grounds in full regalia. There is no cost to attend and all COVID-19 precautions will be taken. “We’ll talk about the life of a soldier during the time of the revolution,” said Halin, president of KOR
BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Wednesday that women can't be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a stream that runs through a Bavarian town. The state court in Memmingen said the group that organizes the town's Fischertag, or fishermen's day, must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event, which features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned
Maude Charron is Canada’s second gold medallist at the Tokyo Games. She was victorious in the women’s 64-kilogram weightlifting competition. Charron’s title came a day after Canada’s Maggie Mac Neil won gold in swimming.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned that the world would not be adequately vaccinated until 2024 unless other countries joined Britain in donating shots to poorer nations, an effort that could bring that date forward to the middle of next year. Britain pledged to donate 100 million vaccines when it hosted the Group of Seven summit earlier this year, sending them directly to countries in need or through the COVAX scheme which ensures equitable, global access to shots. U.S. President Joe Biden said at the summit in Cornwall, England, that the United States would buy and donate 500 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to more than 90 countries.
Callander, Powassan, Chisholm, and the Township of Nipissing have unveiled their community safety and well-being (CSWB) plan. The province requires all Ontario municipalities to develop and adopt a CSWB plan, and these four worked together to develop a regional objective. In the fall of 2019, Powassan and Callander began working with Nipissing Township as all three have similar demographics and share services within the District of Parry Sound. They struck a committee to begin work, and in early
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — King Abdullah II of Jordan was meeting Wednesday in Athens with the leaders of Greece and Cyprus as part of regular high-level contacts launched between the three Mediterranean countries in 2018. Greece is seeking to expand its economic and military cooperation with countries in the region, wary of ongoing rivalry with neighboring Turkey over mineral rights in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. “We look forward to seeing how we as three countries could tap into many opportuniti