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First-ever greater rhea chick hatchlings make history at Calgary Zoo

Greater rhea chick

The Calgary Zoo made history earlier this month when it welcomed its first-ever greater rhea chicks. The pair – now three weeks old – hatched at the zoo on Aug. 3 and 5. The flightless greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and is found mostly in Argentina and Brazil. Related to the ostrich and the emu, the bird uses its wings not for flight, but for balance and changing direction while running. Male rheas incubate the eggs and care for the new hatchlings, guarding them aggressively forRead More


Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada cuts dozens of trees to build bike path along Lachine Canal

Parks Canada has cut down nearly a hundred trees along the Lachine Canal to make way for a bike path.  Residents who live around the area were shocked to see that 70 trees were cut over the course of three days.  Only a few stumps remain.  “There seemed to be no concern about what was going to go down,” said Lawrence Kuntz, a Little Burgundy resident. “We talked to someone who was working here and he said they’re all going to go away. They’re all going to be cut. WeRead More


Man facing impaired driving charges after crashing car into ditch

RCMP

AUBURN, P.E.I – A man is facing impaired driving charges after crashing his car into the ditch on a rural road in P.E.I. Kings District RCMP say they received a call from a member of the public of a vehicle in a ditch around 4 p.m. on Thursday. Once police arrived they found a 50-year-old man from Cardigan, who showed obvious signs of impairment, attempting to drive back out of the ditch. He was taken into custody and transported to the Montague RCMP detachment where he provide breath samples registeringRead More


Australia’s ruling party picks Treasurer Scott Morrison as next prime minister

Australia prime minister

Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 23, 2018 10:05PM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 23, 2018 11:36PM EDT CANBERRA, Australia — Australia government lawmakers on Friday elected Treasurer Scott Morrison as the next prime minister in a ballot that continues an era of extraordinary political instability. Morrison defeated the key challenger Peter Dutton, a former Cabinet minister, by a vote 45-40. Dutton’s supporters had forced incumbent Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to hold the leadership ballot. Turnbull did not contest the ballot and has said he will quit politics.Read More


Pete Davidson talks to GQ about love and Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande

The Associated Press Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:14AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, August 16, 2018 10:15AM EDT NEW YORK – “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson says he’s the “luckiest guy in the world” after wasting little time pursuing Ariana Grande. In September’s GQ magazine, Davidson says he told Grande on the day he met her, “Hey, I’ll marry you tomorrow.” He says she was calling his bluff and he sent her a picture of engagement rings. He says Grande told him those were her favourites and heRead More


Missing man last seen in Winnipeg July 13: police

Supplied photo of missing man Alpha Bah.

Winnipeg police are asking for help to locate a missing man they say was last seen in the city on the evening of July 13. Officers are concerned about the wellbeing of Alpha Bah, 25. Police said Bah is described as five feet seven inches tall, 160 pounds, with short black hair. They said there is no description of what he was wearing at when he was last seen. Anyone with information is asked to contact missing persons investigators at 204-986-6250. Source link #canadiannews #worldnews #headlinenews and stories from aroundRead More


United Nations report: Up to 30,000 Islamic State members in Iraq, Syria

ISIS flag

CAMEROON, Cameroon — A new U.N. report says the Islamic State extremist group has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 members equally distributed between Syria and Iraq and its global network poses a rising threat — as does al-Qaida’s global network. The experts’ report to the U.N. Security Council circulated Monday says it’s likely that a reduced “covert version” of the IS core will survive in Syria and Iraq, with “significant” affiliated supporters in Afghanistan, Libya, Southeast Asia and West Africa. The experts said al-Qaida’s global network “continues to show resilience”Read More


Hamilton tenants on ‘rent strike’ bring protest to Ottawa

Stoney creek residents protest

A group of frustrated Hamilton tenants on a “rent strike” drove their demands to Ottawa today. The landlord, Ottawa based InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust and CLV Group, has proposed a 9.6% rent hike over the next two years. The more than two dozen residents who marched to the CEO’s home in Ottawa say they can’t afford the hike and feel they are being priced out of the apartment complex.  “If it goes up, we have to find another place to live in Hamilton and that’s hard because most placesRead More


Questions persist after oil spill at Nova Scotia Power generating station

Nova Scotia Power cleans up oil spill

By Alex Cooke, THE CANADIAN PRESS Published Monday, August 6, 2018 5:34PM ADT Last Updated Monday, August 6, 2018 6:29PM ADT HALIFAX — An environmental activist says an oil spill in Halifax harbour might be a good opportunity for Nova Scotia Power to reconsider its use of crude oil. The utility said Tuesday it could be weeks before crews fully clean up about 5,000 litres of oil at the Tufts Cove generating station, and Ecology Action Centre policy director Mark Butler said he has questions about how the oil spilledRead More


Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

Dealerships manage the aftermath of huge hail storm in Calgary

A pair of severe thunderstorms in Calgary on Thursday evening resulted in unusually large hail stones coming down on cars and homes, and now auto dealers are out assessing the damage to their fleets. Tower Dodge, on Macleod Trail, says that all of their 525 cars on the lot were at risk in the storm and they are now going over each and every one with their hail team to assess the cost of damages. “We’ll get the appraisers on site to look at the vehicles, see what it’s goingRead More