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Two fires threatening communities in central Newfoundland grew less than anticipated yesterday due to higher humidity and lighter than predicted winds, says Jeff Motty, Newfoundland and Labrador's forest protection supervisor. However, he said, firefighters are unable to use water bombers in some areas because of the heavy smoke.
Penguins are usually found in the southern hemisphere, living among the ice on Antarctica. But Galapagos penguins are a unique species that thrive in the cold water currents around the Galapagos Islands. This adorable little penguin was perched on the rocks, taking a break from fishing. Scuba dive tour guides were brining their group back from an underwater adventure when they saw an opportunity for a close look at the penguin. They brought their inflatable boat close to the rocks and imitated the call of the penguin. Amazingly, the little fellow answered back and even hobbled his way down the rocks to get closer for a chat. The climate in the Galapagos Islands is unique, due to the convergence of three strong ocean currents. The Humboldt Current is a cold ocean current that flows into the area, lowering temperatures, and decreasing the salinity of these waters. It brings sardines, anchovies, and jack mackerels to these islands in great quantities. It is the smaller fish that the penguins feed on, allowing them to thrive in a world where they would not otherwise be able to live. Galapagos penguins are among the smallest species of penguins in the world. They are a delight for tourists and an important part of the ecosystem here. This was a heart warming moment for the divers on this boat who were able to see one of the local animals close up.
WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — A teenager has died in an ATV rollover in Williams Lake, B.C. RCMP say the 17-year-old female was riding at the end of the Gun-a-Noot Trail south of the city when she crashed. Police say officers attended the scene, where paramedics and fire rescue were providing medical care. The teen was transported to hospital, where she died of her injuries. The RCMP say that evidence gathered at the scene showed she wasn't wearing a helmet. Mounties and the coroners service are both in
A four-time Gold Cup & Saucer winner ended up in the hospital this weekend following a scary harness racing crash at Charlottetown's Red Shores Race Track & Casino. New Brunswick native Gilles Barrieau, driving Island Beach Boy, was thrown backwards while he was fending off a late challenge in the 12th race of Saturday's card. He was then run over by the horse that was right behind him. "[Island Beach Boy] was sent to the front, and as they reached the 3/4 pole near the end of the race, there wa
WARNING: This article contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. Parents and child protection experts are reflecting on Amanda Todd's legacy and what must urgently happen to help keep kids safe online in the wake of a Dutch man's conviction for sexually extorting the B.C. teenager, who took her own life as a result. For Derek Lints, Saturday's guilty verdict against Aydin Coban "is unprecedented" and one he hopes inspires rea
WARNING: This video contains details of sexual extortion and may affect those who have experienced it or know someone affected by it. Amanda Todd's mother, Carol Todd, says her fight to keep kids safe continues, despite her relief at the conviction of the man who sexually extorted her daughter.
Pride Montreal said the city’s iconic parade that closes the festival’s celebration of LGBTQ+ communities was cancelled on Sunday, citing security concerns stemming from a lack of volunteers for the event. But as Global News' Dan Spector reports, Mayor Plante said the city was not warned about the staffing shortage and said if it had been given a heads-up, maybe it could have come up with something.
Like it or not, Hollywood is going back to the world of dwarves, magic, hobbits and Middle-earth. Amazon Studio's upcoming Lord of the Rings series, Rings of Power, revisits the seminal work of fantasy literature after director Peter Jackson first adapted writer J.R.R. Tolkien's main trilogy and then his prequel The Hobbit. This time, a new creative team is looking deeper in Tolkien's lore to tell a story many fans may not be familiar with. Here's everything we know about the new series so far —
The RCMP's major crimes unit in southeastern B.C. is investigating after two bodies were discovered in a burning car in the Okanagan region this weekend. Firefighters discovered the bodies after putting out the fire in a vehicle parked on Garnet Valley Road outside of Summerland on Saturday morning, according to a police news release. Mounties were called in to investigate, and major crimes officers are now working on the case with Mounties from Summerland and Penticton, as well as the B.C. Coro
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LONDON (AP) — Erik ten Hag pleaded for time after starting his Manchester United reign with a disappointing loss. Erling Haaland didn't need much time at all to show what kind of impact he will have at Manchester City. The two biggest offseason arrivals in Manchester had starkly different starts to the Premier League season on Sunday. Ten Hag looked grim-faced on the sideline as the Dutch coach watched United slump to a 2-1 loss to Brighton at Old Trafford, with his side being outplayed in the f
BERLIN (AP) — Local officials with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party rejected a bid to expel former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder over his close ties to Russia, the news agency dpa reported Monday. An arbitration committee of the center-left Social Democrats’ branch in Hannover, where Schroeder lives, considered 17 applications from party members for proceedings against him. Schroeder’s longstanding connections to the Russian energy sector and refusal to distance himself fully from President
More than one million people are at risk of falling into famine in Haiti according to the World Food Programme, as the UN agency's donations brought respite to a drought-stricken town in the country's northwest. (Aug. 9 Pierre Luxama)
Visits by foreign law-makers to Taiwan are nothing new. So why did China react in such a heavy-handed manner to Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit?
The New Brunswick government will now exchange the driver's licences of Ukrainian refugees — but some Black advocacy groups say the province should do the same for more countries outside Europe. Drivers from 18 European countries as well as those from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Republic of Korea and Taiwan can exchange their licences for New Brunswick licences. The province recently added Ukraine to that list, a move Matthew Martin, the executive director of Black Lives Matter New Brunswick,
MONTREAL — The justice system in Quebec's northern Nunavik region should be better adapted to local culture and have a more permanent presence in the area, according to a new report. Jean-Claude Latraverse, who practiced law in the region for 20 years, wrote in his report that technology also needs to be used to improve access to justice in the region's 14 communities, none of which are accessible by road. "It is of primary importance to recognize that the system, as it currently exists, has fai
But, as climate change accelerates and supply chain disruptions offer rich-world consumers an unaccustomed taste of scarcity, the theory is becoming less taboo and some have started to ponder what a degrowth world might look like. After the U.N. climate science agency this year called for cuts in consumer demand - a core degrowth premise - the think tank that runs the Davos forum published a degrowth primer in June and the issue has even begun to crop up in investment notes. "It is a provocative term," Aniket Shah, Global Head of ESG and Sustainability Strategy at Jefferies said of the New York-based bank's June 13 note on the "Degrowth Opportunity".
WARNING: This video contains distressing details | Advocates say they hope the conviction of Aydin Coban for the sexual extortion of B.C. teen Amanda Todd leads to better protection for victims.
Organizers of the Montreal Pride Festival cancelled Sunday's parade, citing a lack of security staff for the parade route. The organizers said they were short 80 people — not enough to keep the parade route safe. Earlier, Montreal Pride had tweeted that the decision was made in collaboration with Montreal police. They later corrected their statement, saying the decision was made by the organizers alone. Events taking place at the Esplanade du Parc olympique from 2 p.m., including the closing sho
Dawn Walker is facing charges of parental abduction and public mischief in Canada, along with U.S. charges related to using a false passport, the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) announced Monday. "As the criminal investigation progresses there may be further charges," SPS deputy chief Randy Huisman said at a media briefing. Walker and her son had been reported missing from Saskatoon in late July. Their disappearance prompted extensive search parties by land, air and water, as well as a prayer vig