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Variations on the myth of “good intentions” are invoked as a tool against the truth that the legacy of the IRS tells. Here’s why that needs to stop.
REGINA — A 900-hectare green space in the middle of a city can be a complicated place to police, so the Saskatchewan capital's approach to safety in its showcase park uses an alternative to traditional law enforcement. Wascana Park in Regina includes the legislature building, the University of Regina campus, museums, performance spaces, a lake and an extensive network of trails and walking paths. Three community safety officers have been assigned to varied tasks in Wascana. Since the program beg
Hidden from the drivers who cruise through Peel on its network of highways are some of the GTA’s nicest running routes. The Etobicoke Creek and Credit River are natural sanctuaries in the heart of suburbia. They offer runners cooling breezes, the sound of moving water and safety from careless drivers. Lake Ontario’s shoreline also offers a pristine place to run. On July 13, 1980, Terry Fox passed along Mississauga’s waterfront, hitting Lakeshore Road and Hurontario Street in the afternoon. For l
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has turned down President Joe Biden's request for a new scaled-down pandemic-related moratorium on residential evictions, citing a lack of legal authority to take the action, the White House said on Monday. The previous moratorium, which protected millions of Americans behind on their rent from being tossed out of houses and apartments, expired at midnight on Saturday, with Congress failing to renew it as Biden had asked. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier on Monday pressed Biden to have his administration renew the ban without congressional action.
This Bullmastiff's patience has no bounds! Look at how gentle he is with this overly-attached kitten. Cuteness overload!
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre offered guided tours of its collection storeroom for a couple of evenings in July — allowing the public to see historical artifacts, ancient archeology, fossils and art after usual visiting hours. The result? Those tours were all booked up within 48 hours. It was a unique opportunity for the public to see the other 95 per cent of collected items, many of which are part of past exhibits and are preserved in a tightly controlled climate to keep them int
A man died in southwestern Nova Scotia this weekend after falling from a steep hill, police say. On Saturday at 8:13 p.m., RCMP were called to Thomas Road in Cape Forchu where a man was found on the rocks of the shoreline. According to a release, police believe that the man tied a rope to a tree to try to descend the steep hill to the water. He fell when the rope broke. The 68-year-old man from Cape Forchu was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating, but said they don't believe th
The rise in July deliveries comes at a time when electric car makers have been expanding manufacturing capacity in China, encouraged by the country's policy of promoting greener vehicles. U.S.-listed shares of Xpeng surged as much as 8.9% to a near two-week high of $44.12, Li Auto rose as much as 6.1% to a one-month high of $35.44, while Nio gained as much as 4.7% at $46.78. Nio, Li Auto and Xpeng compete with U.S. electric car maker Tesla, which dominates the EV market in China.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F) in inland areas of Greece and nearby countries and are expected to remain high for most of the week. Battling deadly wildfires along its coastline for a sixth day, Turkey broadened an appeal for international assistance and was pr
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — European Union officials on Monday pledged millions of euros to help Lithuania tackle a migrant crisis that it blames on the government of neighboring Belarus and its authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko. Ylva Johansson, the EU commissioner of Home Affairs, arrived in Lithuania on Sunday, a day on which a record 287 people walked into the EU territory from Belarus — more than three times as many as in all of last year. “This is a provocation of the Lukashenko r
CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — An official resigned as chairman of a county board in Michigan, the latest fallout from his decision to give himself a $25,000 bonus with federal COVID-19 relief money and reward others in the community. Jeremy Root will remain one of seven Shiawassee County commissioners but will no longer lead the board. “This whole county government needs major reform. … The integrity of the board is gone. There is no way to return it," Daniel Law of Owosso said during a rare Sunday meet
It's official. Judges from Communities in Bloom will descend on Whitecourt to see the town's beauty on Friday, August 6. The judges that come are from all over the province and are experts in their field. "It's an outsider's professional view on our community. These people aren't just people who decided to be judges. They are horticulturists, silviculturists, and master gardeners. They have been doing this for decades, and this is their profession. This is what they love doing and are passionate
DUNCAN, B.C. — Christmas tree growers in British Columbia say they are facing a brown holiday season due to the heat dome that drove temperatures above 40 Celsius for days and burned firs destined for family living rooms. The late June heat dome turned some trees from green to brown and killed many spring seedlings, said Robert Russell. He has been growing Christmas trees on Vancouver Island for almost 50 years and holds a degree in forestry from the University of British Columbia. Russell, 83,
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Ignacio joined Hurricane Hilda over the open Pacific on Monday, but neither was forecast threaten land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ignacio was expected to remain well below hurricane force and fade back to a depression by Tuesday. It was centered about 415 miles (665 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula on Monday, heading to the west-northwest at 9 mph (15 kph) with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday floated a compromise that would prevent the evictions of dozens of Palestinians in the east Jerusalem of Sheikh Jarrah, where attempts by Jewish settlers to expel them from their homes helped spark an 11-day war between Israel and Gaza militants in May. The cases examined Monday involve four Palestinian families numbering a total of about 70 people. Lower Israeli courts have approved the evictions of the four families. They ruled that their house
(Reuters) -The U.S. states of Florida and Louisiana were at or near their highest hospitalization numbers of the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, driven by the still-spreading Delta variant, as one doctor warned of the "darkest days" yet. More than 10,000 patients were hospitalized in Florida as of Sunday, surpassing that state's record. Louisiana was expected to break its record within 24 hours, prompting Governor John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, to order residents to wear masks again indoors.
Directors on the Nanaimo Regional Hospital District Select Committee are mulling strategies to pay for specialized, tertiary services on top of the nearly $3 billion dollars in hospital upgrades proposed by Island Health. Strategies discussed by the committee at their June 24 meeting included requesting other regional districts to help cover the costs of tertiary-level – essentially high level of care services unavailable at smaller facilities – upgrades to the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom — Canadian international Theo Corbeanu has joined League One's Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League. The 19-year-old winger from Hamilton, Ont., was part of Canada's team at the Gold Cup, scoring against Martinique. He has two goals in six international appearances at the senior level. In March, Corbeanu scored off the bench in his debut for Canada in a 5-1 win over Bermuda in World Cup qualifying play. Corbeanu, o
BOZALAN, Turkey (AP) — Selcuk Sanli set his two cows lose, put his family’s most treasured belongings in a car and fled his home as a wildfire approached his village near Turkey's beach resort of Bodrum, one of thousands fleeing flames that have coated the skies with a thick yellow haze. For the sixth straight day, Turkish firefighters battled Monday to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations. Fed by strong winds and scorching temperatures, the fires
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says he wants to reach “some kind of accord” with the European Union amid a standoff over the way Poland's government has sought to discipline judges and other judicial changes. His comments, following similar remarks from President Andrzej Duda, seem to be preparing the ground for some changes to the way the right-wing government approaches changes to the justice system. Since the ruling party took power in 2015, it has overhauled