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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.
After almost 3 years of Covid-19 restrictions, annual festivities focusing on the rights of LGBTQ+ people are back. View on euronews
Members of Halifax's growing Bangladeshi community came together this weekend to put their culture on display at the city's first Bangladesh Festival. Visitors to the two-day event hosted at the Halifax Forum enjoyed a mix of Bangladeshi food, music, performances and artisanal products. Art and products from other cultures were also on display. The festival was organized by Bangladesh-Canada Friendship Society, which is based in Halifax. The president of the society, Ahsan Chowdhury, said he's s
Prosecutors say there was "a much uglier and more sinister side" to Ryan Giggs behind closed doors that allegedly involved physical and psychological abuse. View on euronews
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona surprised many in the offseason by making several high-profile signings despite enduring a difficult situation financially. The club’s tactics to boost its squad — mostly by giving up future income to add new players now — prompted plenty of doubts and criticism. But even the most concerned Barcelona fans can’t hide their optimism with the team’s potential ahead of the season that begins next weekend. The new signings showed plenty of promise in the preseason that ended S
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)
When the fish were not biting, these fishermen believed it was because there were none to be caught. But this father decided to attach a camera to his hook to see if his sons' claims were correct. When he looked at the footage, he was surprised to see not only a bunch of fish, but that he nearly bonked one on the head when the camera hit the bottom. This father and his sons are fishing in a remote lake in Ontario, Canada. They have chosen a spot in front of a beaver lodge, usually a sure place to catch fish. But as the fish are reluctant to bite, it became difficult to believe that they were there. The camera shows that it was skill, not a lack of fish that made them go back to the cottage empty-handed. The bottom of a lake is a mysterious place and a camera on a string reveals that there is more going on than meets the eye. These fish were actually more curious about the camera than they were about the bait being presented. The lesson in this might be that persistence will pay off eventually and that they shouldn't give up, thinking that nothing lurks below.
Commuters should expect cancellations on GO and UP Express trains over the next two weeks as Metrolinx experiences staff shortages due to illness, the Crown agency says. The transit agency's spokesperson Anne Marie Aikins said the staffing shortages it is experiencing are due to COVID-19. "Obviously with those we don't have much notice and we have to adapt," Aikins told CBC Radio's Metro Morning on Monday. "We're doing our very very best to give our customers as much notice as possible and make
The Ukrainian ambassador to international organizations described the Russian shelling of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the continuing danger at the complex, which is occupied by Russians. Russia says Ukraine shelled the plant.
Surf conditions in P.E.I. National Park are dangerous and visitors are advised not to enter the water, according to a warning issued by Parks Canada on Monday. "Rip currents may be formed along the shores due to high winds and resulting surf conditions," reads a written release. "To ensure the safety of all beach goers, entering the water is not recommended in these conditions and people are asked to follow surf guard instructions." P.E.I. beaches are prone to rip currents, which form when waves
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Andrew Furey provides an update on wildfires in his province. Furey says "the fire is not directly predicted to have a path that will directly impact the communities but the smoke is what is the greatest threat for us right now."
David McCullough, best-selling author and renowned historian who won Pulitzer Prizes for his biographies of presidents John Adams and Harry Truman, has died at the age of 89, his publisher said on Monday. McCullough died on Sunday at his home in Hingham, Massachusetts, surrounded by his five children, according to a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DavidMcCulloughBooks maintained by his publisher, Simon and Schuster. McCullough was known for writing several deeply researched and popular works about important American figures and points in history such as the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and the first flight by the Wright Brothers.
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
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
Before this summer Claire Kiruhira had never been on a bicycle. Now, after three lessons, she's comfortable making 20-minute trips on two wheels. Kiruhira, who is from Uganda and immigrated to Ottawa in February, says in addition to the physical exercise and fun, knowing how to ride a bike is a practical skill that makes shopping easier for her. "It's very interesting at my age, sitting on a bike," the 37-year-old mom of three said. "I love it and I'm very grateful ... And I encourage other peop
With flags and fists in the air, Calgarians rallied on Sunday to stand in support of those in Ukraine suffering through the effects of war. The rally, organized by Calgary's branch of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), took place at Poppy Plaza Sunday evening. Olena Sadovnik, who attended the rally, arrived in Canada from Ukraine on July 6. She remembers what it was like when Russian forces began circling the city of Kyiv. "We spent the week living on the floor. Our apartment was barricaded,
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
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PARIS (AP) — France was in the midst of its fourth heat wave of the year Monday as the country faces what the government warned is its worst drought on record. National weather agency Meteo France said the heat wave began in the south and is expected to spread across the country and last until the weekend. Overall, the southern half of France expects daytime temperatures of up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) ad won't drop at night below 20 C (68 F). The high temperatures aren't he
At least nine people were injured in a shooting outside a Cincinnati bar early Sunday, police said. The shooting took place shortly after 1:30 a.m. outside Mr. Pitiful’s bar in the Ohio city’s Over-the-Rhine district, a popular nightlife area. (Aug. 8)