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How Summerside — and Prince Edward Island — are leading the energy revolution in Canada
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How Summerside — and Prince Edward Island — are leading the energy revolution in Canada

On a small island, and in an even smaller city, a major energy revolution is taking form — and it’s all because of a will by the people who live there to do things a little bit differently.From wind farms to giant solar parks, big things are happening in Summerside, PEI, a city on the East Coast of Canada with a can-do attitude, and a will to act as a case study for the rest of the country on how to unleash the renewable energy revolution.The community’s signature project is a $69-million, 80-acre solar project that will be going online later this year.It’s called the Summerside Sunbank and once it’s fully operational, about 65 per cent of Summerside’s power will come from renewable energy produced locally. That’s a remarkable feat for any city in Canada, especially one as small as Sum...
‘I downplayed it all’: Métis man shares journey to self-love after residential school
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‘I downplayed it all’: Métis man shares journey to self-love after residential school

Warning: This story deals with disturbing subject matter that may upset and trigger some readers. Discretion is advised. Gary Têtu’s life story is told in dozens of tattoos all over his body.Some are from his past life – a time of “self-hatred” – but others are a monument to love, healing and the sacred teachings of his people.On one arm, a Medicine Wheel, a Métis infinity symbol and a peace sign are visible. On the other, motorcycle handlebars overlook a road leading into the sunset – his “happy place” – while an orange ribbon honours Le Estcwicwéy̓, the missing children who never made it home from residential schools.That same arm also has a graveyard with tombstones marking everything in his life he wants to put to rest, including “rage,” “ego,” “worry,” and “IRS,”  which stan...
Guelph, Wellington, Ont. part of electric vehicle charging station strategy – Guelph
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Guelph, Wellington, Ont. part of electric vehicle charging station strategy – Guelph

Pretty soon, finding a place to charge an electric vehicle will be as common as finding a gas station to fill up. Several southwestern Ontario municipalities, including the City of Guelph and the County of Wellington, have come together to develop an electric vehicle charging network strategy.The strategy would plan, among other things, where electric vehicle charging stations would be located along a corridor that stretches from the 401 Highway to the Bruce Peninsula.Karen Chisholme, climate change and sustainability manager with the County of Wellington, says with more people purchasing electric vehicles, they want to be in a position where they are ready to have these charging stations available.“It’s not that we think we will draw more people with electric vehicles to the area...
Saskatchewan scores C- on Restaurants Canada report card
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Saskatchewan scores C- on Restaurants Canada report card

Restaurants Canada is giving the government of Saskatchewan a passing grade when it comes to policy support for the hospitality sector, but the province is far from top of the class. The industry advocate has released its latest ‘Raise the Bar’ report card, which grades provinces annually, based on “how industry-friendly their liquor policy landscape is for bars and restaurants”. It has scored Saskatchewan with a C-. Story continues below advertisement “Saskatchewan needs to take decisive action to provide licensed establishments with more meaningful cost relief and move ahead with a comprehensive review of liquor policies, as was previously promised by the government,” said Western Canada Government Relations Director Jennifer Henshaw.“Restaurants Ca...
Manitobans renting out backyard pools unknowingly breaking provincial rules – Winnipeg
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Manitobans renting out backyard pools unknowingly breaking provincial rules – Winnipeg

Private swimming pool rentals jumped in popularity during the pandemic. But some renting out their backyard swimming holes through apps like Swimply are unknowingly breaking provincial regulations — raising questions about how the company and the province are communicating rules with the public. The province says private pools are considered public as soon as they’re rented out.Under The Public Health Act, owners are required to get a permit from a health inspector and provide a lifeguard, among other things, just like City of Winnipeg and YMCA pools. Read more: As COVID-19 restrictions limit access to Winnipeg pools, residents offer up their own But the province hasn’t inspected any private pools up for rent, a spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement on ...
Indigenous leader says Pope Francis visit leaves room for reconciliation and change
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Indigenous leader says Pope Francis visit leaves room for reconciliation and change

Indigenous leaders are reflecting on the historic visit of Pope Francis to Alberta — and its shortcomings. The chief of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Tony Alexis, said he felt some frustration with the planning process ahead of the Pope’s arrival.“It’s supposed to be an Indigenous event. A lot of the time we were moved to the side, so that the intention of the visit would be held in the forefront. It should not be like that. We should be equals.” 4:13 Pope Francis pilgrimage to Lac Ste. Anne draws thousands to Alberta lakeshore Pope Francis pilgrimage to Lac Ste. Anne draws thousands to Alberta ...
Vancouver senior struck and killed by suspected impaired driver – BC
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Vancouver senior struck and killed by suspected impaired driver – BC

Vancouver police say they believe the driver that fatally struck a 78-year-old woman in the West End Tuesday night may have been impaired. The woman was hit by a white Nissan SUV as she was crossing Beach Avenue at Broughton Street just before 8 p.m., police said.She was taken to hospital but did not survive her injuries.A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene, and police said they believe driver impairment was “a factor” in the collision. Trending Stories The driver has since been released pending a future court date.Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has video shot in the area between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 26 is asked to contact Vancouver police. Story continues below advertisement ...
Beating of angler caught on video launches Chilliwack RCMP investigation – BC
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Beating of angler caught on video launches Chilliwack RCMP investigation – BC

WARNING: Some people may find the information in the story and video disturbing. Discretion is advised.  Chilliwack, B.C., RCMP confirm officers are investigating an assault on someone fishing on the Vedder River on Sunday.The attack was caught on video and provided to Global News.The video shows a boat speeding up to a group of people fishing on the shore.Three men then jump off the boat and attack one of the anglers, beating the person viciously. 0:39 Chilliwack RCMP investigate beating of angler caught on video Chilliwack RCMP investigate beating of angler caught on video Some witnesses...
WATCH: Crews begin cutting up English Bay barge for removal
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WATCH: Crews begin cutting up English Bay barge for removal

The beleaguered barge that’s been stranded on the shores of Vancouver’s English Bay will soon be gone. Work is underway to remove the barge, which has been lodged at Sunset Beach since it broke free of its moorings during the powerful storms that devastated southwestern B.C. in November. 1:00 Aerial view of work to deconstruct and remove English Bay barge Aerial view of work to deconstruct and remove English Bay barge On Wednesday, demolition crews began the work of cutting the barge’s walls and hull into sections and physically removing them. Story continues below advertisement ...