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Conservation groups have been doing a lot of work lately to give people virtual access to important ecological areas in the Maritimes, but if that's given you the itch to go in person this summer, there are special precautions to take, according to two people who make a living promoting outdoor adventures. "These are not the places we want to start going bushwhacking," said Jan-Sebastian LaPierre, of Dartmouth-based marketing company A For Adventure. You probably should not go with a big group,
Saint John will host the fifth and final edition of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium, known as Sculpture Saint John, beginning Aug. 11. By the time the fifth edition wraps on Sept. 10, it will have created 38 sculptures, used more than 600 tonnes of granite and attracted about 175,000 people to the city. After this year, a dozen of the sculptures, valued at $1.2 million will remain in the city, and 20 in the greater Saint John area, organizer Diana Alexander told city council
Rev. Robin King took over a church in Bashaw, Alta., and desired to make the congregation more inclusive. His initiative helped spread love even further. "Jesus never talked about tolerating people. He just talked about loving them and accepting them for who they are," King said. Many churches throughout rural Alberta are striving to become more accepting of the two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community — cohorts of people who have historically been discriminated agains
Emergency aid has been reaching survivors of last week's deadly earthquake in Afghanistan. (June 27)
For the first time, a free shuttle bus service will ferry nature lovers to some of the most popular spots in Gatineau Park during the summer. Saturday marked the start of the pilot project, which will run every weekend until Aug. 28. Regular shuttles have operated every fall for a three-week period, and that will still continue. "We're making Gatineau Park more accessible, more equitable for people who either don't own a private car or don't have access to one or don't want to drive," said Tobi
One of the three people accused of killing an 18-year-old in Moncton has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation following a court appearance Monday. Riley Robert Sheldon Philips, 18, Hunter Nash England, 20 and Jerek John England, 23, are all charged with first-degree murder in connection with the April 25 shooting death of Joedin Lloyd Leger. All three were separately charged in mid-June. During separate appearances by phone in Moncton provincial court Monday morning, the original charges were
Protesters at a Montreal abortion rights rally in solidarity with Americans following the reversal of Roe v. Wade by the United States Supreme Court say they fear the decision will lead to a rise in anti-abortion sentiment in Quebec and the rest of Canada. Hundreds of Quebecers of all ages gathered outside the Montreal courthouse Sunday afternoon amid sweltering heat, carrying signs that said, "Solidarity and rage," "My body, my choice" and "Access to abortion is a human right." Law student Cele
On this day in weather history, the U.S. Olympic swimming trials were delayed due to a storm.
NEW YORK (AP) — Parades celebrating LGBTQ pride kick off in some of America's biggest cities Sunday amid new fears about the potential erosion of freedoms won through decades of activism. The annual marches in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and elsewhere take place just two days after one conservative justice on the Supreme Court signaled, in a ruling on abortion, that the court should reconsider the right to same-sex marriage recognized in 2015. That warning shot came after a year of legislat
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday that a high school football coach who sought to kneel and pray on the field after games was protected by the Constitution, a decision that opponents said would open the door to “much more coercive prayer" in public schools. The court ruled 6-3 for the coach with the court’s conservative justices in the majority and its liberals in dissent. The case was the latest in a line of rulings for religious plaintiffs. The case forced the justices to wrestle
Emergency services are warning people to stay away from the area where the roofs have been torn off several homes. View on euronews
More than two years into the pandemic, education researcher Kelly Gallagher-Mackay outlines basic steps education ministries and departments should be taking to gather data on what students have learned.
Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.View on euronews
Cannabis N.L. online customers have been asked to consent to having their data transferred from servers in Canada to servers in the United States — and data and privacy experts say they should think twice before saying yes. The email from Cannabis N.L., the online marijuana retailer owned and operated by the Newfoundland and Labrador's Crown liquor corporation, says Shopify, the ecommerce platform which hosts the website, will transfer the data on July 31, 2022. David Murakami Wood, director of
Tornadoes are dangerous and can create life-threatening situations. If threatening weather approaches take cover immediately, especially if you hear a roaring sound, see a funnel cloud, swirling debris near the ground, or flying debris.
G7 leaders have opened their summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany, a mountaintop retreat in the Bavarian Alps. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took part in the leaders family photo session.
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers are casting votes in a governor’s race Tuesday that for the first time in a decade does not include the name “Cuomo” at the top of the ticket. Instead, the most prominent name for Democrats is Kathy Hochul, who was propelled into the governor’s office last year when former Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Hochul is hoping to become the first woman to win election to the New York governor’s office this fall, but first she needs to overcome
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. Authorities urged motorists to check traffic updates before setting off, amid the protests that follow a gathering last week of tens of thousands of farmers in the central Netherlands that also caused traffic chaos around the country. “We advise road users to
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Schloss Elmau, Germany. Both leaders are attending the G7 summit.
This region's rich history in the booze business will be explored an upcoming exhibition, and the Museum Windsor is calling on the community to help tell the story. The museum is looking for donations of memorabilia — photos, artifacts, clothing, accessories and other items — related to the Prohibition era and rum running, Canadian Club Whisky and the company's founder Hiram Walker and more. Mayor Drew Dilkens made a plea to the public on Monday at the Hiram Walker boardroom at city hall, which