A warm glowing sunset over the water at Peggy's Cove.
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A warm glowing sunset over the water at Peggy's Cove.
Heading out to a cottage? Staying at home for the long weekend? Or are you just looking for a bedtime story to hold you over the last stretch of our second pandemic summer? Allison Hall-Murphy, a librarian and the adult English fiction selector at the Ottawa Public Library, gave CBC Ottawa her top summer picks — all written by local authors. The interview has been edited for CBC style and clarity. Mystery and thrillers When you're on holiday and you have time to read, people like something that'
The second-last long weekend of the summer is upon us. Here's a look at what will be closed for the Aug. 2 civic holiday, and what will remain open. What's open Tecumseh Mall (12 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and Devonshire Mall (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) The vaccination centre at Devonshire Mall. The COVID-19 assessment centres at Windsor Regional Hospital and Erie Shores HealthCare. The 211 line, which provides information about services, will be available. Transit Windsor buses are operating on a Sunday/holiday s
This year, as Nova Scotians officially observe Emancipation Day for the first time, there are calls to not only recognize this province's brutal history of slavery — but to make reparations for it. "You can't talk about emancipation without talking about reparations," community leader and activist Lynn Jones told CBC Radio's Mainstreet during a special hour-long program for Emancipation Day that aired Friday. Aug. 1 marks the day — 187 years ago — when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect,
An enthusiastic crowd filled Noelle Montcalm's front yard in Belle River Friday evening to cheer their hometown Olympian on as she tried to get through to the semi-final round of the women's 400-metre hurdles at the Tokyo Games. "There's a lot of people who obviously know Noelle but to have them come here and support her on our street is the icing on the cake," Shawn MacFarlane, Montcalm's partner said. "I'm super happy about it." While Montcalm's finishing time of 55.85 seconds was her best thi
The surge in Delta variant cases is rattling parts of Asia previously relatively successful in containing COVID-19, such as Vietnam, which will from Monday impose strict curbs on movement in several cities and provinces. The government of New South Wales reported 210 new infections in Sydney and surrounding areas from the Delta variant outbreak. Tokyo's metropolitan government announced a record number of 4,058 infections in the past 24 hours.
The Yellowknife Artists Co-operative (YAC) has dreamed of a place where artists can gather, collaborate and showcase their creativity for the past 25 years. But, until now, they didn't have a space for it to become a reality. The YAC is celebrating the soft opening of its temporary home in the iconic Wildcafe Café this weekend. They're partnering with Ecology North to open a gallery during Old Town's 15th Ramble and Ride. Sofia Grogono, the co-operative's art coordinator, said it'll be more than
A group of mostly smaller countries submitted new, more ambitious climate pledges to the United Nations this week, raising pressure on big emitters including China to do the same ahead of a major U.N. climate summit in November. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa said that as of Saturday the United Nations had received new pledges from 110 countries, out of the nearly 200 that signed the 2015 Paris climate accord.
It wasn't an expensive blanket. The family's not even sure where it came from — just that it was passed down from his mother-in-law. But it was on Cyril Mooney's couch for as long as anyone can remember. "If dad was ever chilly or something he would always grab for that blanket," said Cyril's daughter Janice Mooney. "I just think he liked the colours in it, it's very bright and colourful, and it's just warm. He always reads a lot so sometimes he'd just throw it over his legs or when he had the d
It's the first long weekend in Ontario since the province entered Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, and if you're hitting the road, what should you expect? According to those with keen knowledge of the tourism industry, it's worth preparing for a bit of crowding and longer-than-usual lineups — but also a warm welcome from hard-hit business owners. "We are just coming out of probably the most severe episode of business interruption that our industry has ever experienced," said Christopher Bl
When the evacuation of Neskantaga First Nation due to tainted water made international headlines last fall, then-chief Chris Moonias encouraged the prime minister and other federal politicians to visit the remote northwestern Ontario community to see for themselves how people live under Canada's longest on-reserve boil water advisory. On Monday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh became the first federal leader to take up Moonias's invitation during a tour of Indigenous communities. "It was something that
Sitting in the bleachers around the powwow grounds of Grassy Narrows First Nation, dozens of community members gathered for a feast on Monday. The smell of freshly fried walleye poured out from under the aluminum foil keeping them warm. With smoke from nearby wildfires hanging around the northern Ontario community, children ran through the grounds, kicking soccer balls and dancing to keep new hula hoops above their hips. It was, as Chief Randy Fobister would later call it, a "historic day" for t
Recent developments: Ottawa reported four more COVID-19 cases Saturday. Tourism industry urges patience during first long weekend under Step 3. What's the latest? It's the first long weekend in Ontario since the province entered Step 3 of its COVID-19 reopening plan, and those with keen knowledge of the province's tourism industry say it's worth preparing for a bit of crowding and longer-than-usual lineups — but also a warm welcome from hard-hit business owners. Ottawa Public Health (OPH) report
As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities. Most of the plans are based on each jurisdiction reaching vaccination targets at certain dates, while also keeping the number of cases and hospitalizations down. Here's a look at what reopening plans look like across the country: Newfoundland and Labrador: The province's reopening plan begins wi
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Canadian Blood Services in Nova Scotia says it has an urgent need for donors to step in to help fill vacant appointment spots for this weekend and the weeks ahead. Kathy Gracie, the territory manager for Halifax, said 40,000 blood donors are needed in Canada from now until early September. She said right now there are 130 vacant appointments in the coming week that need to be filled in Halifax, including 14 on Natal Day. She said there tends to be more car accidents during the summer months, lea
Mariele Guerrero is spending her summer on a stand-up paddle board, on a quest to circumnavigate all of mainland Nova Scotia. She set out on June 3 from the mouth of the LaHave River near Dublin Shore, paddled along the eastern shore and then northeast to Canso, before crossing the causeway by car and spending about a week paddling the coast of the Northumberland Strait. Guerrero is now undertaking what could be the biggest challenge yet: paddling the Bay of Fundy. "I'm planning intensely, looki
Rick Tarkka was at his home in Lawrencetown, N.S., on the morning of July 31, 1979, when he heard some crushing news on the radio. The dial was tuned to Halifax station C100 and it was revealed that rock group Supertramp's sold-out show scheduled for that evening at Halifax Metro Centre was cancelled due to threats against the band. "This was just devastating," said Tarkka, who was 15 at the time. "You know, my heroes were supposed to be coming." The cancellation even managed to attract the atte
For three South Sudanese-born Olympians, this is one eventful summer: reaching the world stage, then settling in a new country half a world away. "We feel so great … to go study in Canada," said track athlete Paulo Amotun Lokoro. "I'm so excited." They're competing as members of the Refugee Olympic Team, a squad of 29 elite athletes who each fled hardship and violence in 11 countries. Amotun Lokoro, 29, and two others are being welcomed in Ontario after the Olympics, under a new program allowing
Toronto is moving to a tighter, more targeted vaccine strategy in the coming weeks — away from mass clinics in arenas and community centres to mobile teams bringing doses directly to residents. The city will close five of its nine clinics on Aug. 22 and redeploy 700 staff to 17 "hyper-local" mobile clinics, in addition to the five currently operating, said Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa at the city's final COVID-19 update news conference on Wednesday. "This will allow us to bring
Arthurian legend is no stranger to the big screen and the latest in that line, The Green Knight starring Dev Patel, has already opened to rave reviews. But some are hoping the 14th-century epic poem it is inspired by — Sir Gawain and the Green Knight — becomes the real breakout star. In A24's latest film, Patel stars as Sir Gawain, a nephew of King Arthur who sets out on a fantastical journey to challenge the Green Knight, a strange, towering figure with green skin and a seemingly indestructible