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Eastern Canada begins to assess full scope of storm Fiona damage
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Eastern Canada begins to assess full scope of storm Fiona damage

As post-tropical storm Fiona continued to hammer parts of Newfoundland and Labrador and eastern Quebec with powerful winds and significant storm surge early Sunday, officials across Eastern Canada prepared to begin assessing the full scope of the damage. As of 4 a.m. local time, nearly 275,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were still affected by outages, 82,415 Maritime Electric customers remained in the dark and more than 21,000 homes and businesses in New Brunswick were without power, with some provincial utility companies warning it could be days before the lights are back on for everyone.Newfoundland Power reported outages affecting more than 3,600 customers, as high-end tropical storm force winds knocked down trees and power lines. Read more: Fiona, a record-sett...
Environmentalists awaiting Turcot Interchange pedestrian bridge – Montreal
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Environmentalists awaiting Turcot Interchange pedestrian bridge – Montreal

Politicians and environmentalists celebrated the latest addition to the Dalle Park project Saturday afternoon, inaugurating the bande verte multi-purpose trail, which runs parallel to the Saint-Jacques escarpment. Activists say the bande verte is another piece of the Turcot Interchange nature park, but a huge piece of the puzzle is still missing.“In order for the Falaise grand park to actually be a grand park, we need the bridge,” said Lisa Mintz, Sauvons La Falaise founder.The Dalle Park pedestrian and cycling bridge would cross over highway 20, connecting the Sud-Ouest boroughs and NDG.“This Dalle park project will connect four or five neighbourhoods immediately from a natural transit, it would be good for local economies and be good for inter-neighbourhood participation,” said ...
Germany’s Chancellor to visit Canada, discuss partnership opportunities: PMO – National
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Germany’s Chancellor to visit Canada, discuss partnership opportunities: PMO – National

The Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, will visit Montréal, Toronto and Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, from Aug. 21 to 23 in an effort to “strengthen the relationship and create jobs”, according to a statement from the prime minister’s office released Saturday. During the visit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and Scholz will be addressing the global impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and discuss ways the two countries can work together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy, through the use of “clean hydrogen and critical minerals.” Read more: Trudeau and family head to Costa Rica for 2-week vacation “Germany and Canada are close friends on the world stage. We are tied by our shared commitments to democracy, peace and secur...
A Horse Tale Rescue fundraises to feed the herd as price of hay skyrockets – Montreal
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A Horse Tale Rescue fundraises to feed the herd as price of hay skyrockets – Montreal

Some families got a taste of country living at A Horse Tale Rescue’s summer fundraiser in Vaudreuil-Dorion Saturday. The “A Day in the Country” event isn’t complete without one of the most popular activities, a hayride to see some cows. But ask any child about their favourite attraction and they will probably answer with the horses.“I love horses,” said Ines Garrote-Fernandez. Her younger sister Lola Garrote-Fernandez agreed with “me too.”A Horse Tale Rescue opened its facilities to the public Saturday for the first time in three years. The organization rehabilitates and rehomes horses in need of a second chance. Read more: A Horse Tale fertilizer fundraiser to offer manure for Mother’s Day “They come from varying areas where the people can no longer afford ...