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Podcast: Haverhill Hometown Holiday Celebration Tonight with Tree Lighting, Santa, Entertainment
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Podcast: Haverhill Hometown Holiday Celebration Tonight with Tree Lighting, Santa, Entertainment

Downtown Haverhill springs to life tonight with holiday spirit as the Haverhill Hometown Holiday Celebration kicks of the season. The event, formerly known as the Christmas Stroll, runs between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. One of its volunteers, Melissa Seavey of Bethany Communities, gave an overview for WHAV listeners during an appearance on WHAV’s morning show. “It’s a little different from past strolls. This year, we are calling it the ‘Haverhill Hometown Holiday Celebration.’ This is being hosted by the city, and then there are some volunteers like Destination Downtown Haverhill and L’Arche and the Chamber of Commerce that are all helping out with it. So, we’re really excited to bring a little something back to downtown Haverhill after a couple of years of COVID and things being quieter...
‘Before the flood’: The growing urgency of adapting to the climate crisis
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‘Before the flood’: The growing urgency of adapting to the climate crisis

The world is rapidly barreling toward climate change tipping points. Floods, fires and heat waves are hitting with growing ferocity. There is, in Canada as elsewhere, a growing reality that adaptation is urgent and necessary. Read more: Red Cross has distributed $27 million in Fiona donations, most to Nova Scotia, P.E.I. Read More Red Cross has distributed $27 million in Fiona donations, most to Nova Scotia, P.E.I. With that knowledge growing, on Thursday the federal government announced a $1.6 billion spending package to help provinces, municipalities and First Nations deal with the effects that are already being witnessed across the country.The thinking, says f...
As winter approaches, Kitchener issues reminder of snow rules – Kitchener
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As winter approaches, Kitchener issues reminder of snow rules – Kitchener

With the snowy season upon us, the City of Kitchener has issued a reminder for residents about snow removal policies and procedures. It notes that property owners are responsible for dealing with the snow on their property, including their sidewalks, within 24 hours, while the city is responsible for roads, walkways, trails and parks, as well as the sidewalks around their facilities. Read more: Ontario to assess municipal governments in Waterloo Region Read More Ontario to assess municipal governments in Waterloo Region Kitchener says that it prioritizes clearing regional and city arterial roads, followed by streets that are hilly, have sharp curves or are a Grand...
Windstorm leaves Surrey, B.C. family without power for nearly 2 weeks
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Windstorm leaves Surrey, B.C. family without power for nearly 2 weeks

A Surrey, B.C. family is venting their frustration after a recent windstorm left them without power for weeks. The powerful winds on the night of Nov. 4 initially left more than 300,000 people without power, and you can still find signs of the storm — in the form of downed branches and trees — in many parts of the Lower Mainland.That includes Ellice Daniel’s front yard, which remains unrecognizable due to piled debris. But unlike most other British Columbians, Daniel’s home remained without power Thursday morning, nearly two full weeks after the storm. Read more: B.C. windstorm knocks out power for more than 100,000 Read More B.C. windstorm knocks out power for more than 100,000 ...
‘It was a real miracle for us’: New technology at Intermountain Healthcare saves man’s life
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‘It was a real miracle for us’: New technology at Intermountain Healthcare saves man’s life

Intermountain Healthcare recently became the first in Utah to perform a new lifesaving and less invasive heart procedure, benefiting Antonio Gomez, right. (Nilsa Gomez) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Intermountain Healthcare recently became the first in Utah to perform a new lifesaving and less invasive heart procedure."It was a real miracle for us, for our family," said Nilsa Gomez, whose husband received this new procedure.Antonio Gomez, 64, has lived a healthy and full life, filled with family.But one day, he randomly felt unbearable pain."Everything just kind of hit full force, I started to have some debilitating pain from the che...
Football games prepare for Tropical Depression Nicole
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Football games prepare for Tropical Depression Nicole

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It might not have looked like an ideal night for state playoff football, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by listening.Patriot nation showed up in full force, braving the preliminary elements of Tropical Storm Nicole to watch Independence take on Olympic in the second round Thursday night…Some dedicated fans arrived an hour before kickoff, ready for whatever weather lay ahead.“We didn’t do much planning, these chairs stay in our car 24/7, we’re always ready for a ballgame,” Anna Moraglia, Son plays for Independence said.Related: Football games rescheduled ahead of Hurricane NicoleFor those on the sidelines like the cheerleaders, shelter was a little more scarce, but they were ready for anything from Mother Nature.“Keep your jacket on, and try not to let the rain...
Diet and exercise not working? Lose weight naturally with the help of this local professional
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Diet and exercise not working? Lose weight naturally with the help of this local professional

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes"All you have to do is eat less and move more."Not only is this categorically wrong but it is extremely frustrating to hear—especially from your doctor. Unfortunately, your doctor is sharing very old concepts with you. It takes an estimated 17 years for discoveries from scientific research to reach your doctor and shift his or her medical advice. The talk show hosts and internet searches are also often teaching incorrect or outdated information.The problem is that even trusted sources such as medical journals are often propagating bad information. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that "false and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive" in our medical journals.Ideally, you would fi...
How these organizations are merging art and technology to benefit Salt Lake City
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How these organizations are merging art and technology to benefit Salt Lake City

Sonali Loomba, Kaladharaa Dance owner and Indian classical dancer, left, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and Srilatha Singh, Chitrakaavya Dance owner and Indian classical dancer and teacher, talk after a panel discussion about the future of art and technology on Thursday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — Derek Dyer thinks people have two options when it comes to the augmented reality technology "that's coming our way whether we like it or not."Dyer, executive director for the Utah Arts Alliance, said people can either embrace augmented reality technology — making it a "cool, good thing" — or they can ...
Metro Vancouver under rainfall warning with next atmospheric river inbound
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Metro Vancouver under rainfall warning with next atmospheric river inbound

Metro Vancouver residents will want to keep the umbrellas and galoshes handy Thursday and Friday, as yet another atmospheric river bears down on B.C.’s South Coast. Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for the region, along with special weather statements for Greater Victoria, the Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, eastern Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. A snowfall warning is also in effect for the Sea-to-Sky region from Squamish to Whistler. Read more: Another atmospheric river to bring heavy rain, snow to B.C.’s South Coast, Central Interior Read More Another atmospheric river to bring heavy rain, snow to B.C.’s South Coast, Central Interior ...
Icy roads lead to dozens of crashes as snowfall warning remains for Calgary – Calgary
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Icy roads lead to dozens of crashes as snowfall warning remains for Calgary – Calgary

Calgary emergency crews were kept busy Tuesday night as falling snow caused slippery conditions and poor visibility around the city. Police say there were over 70 crashes between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. many on roads, including Deerfoot Trail, Crowchild Trail, Sarcee Trail and Stoney Trail.Ten of those resulted in minor injuries.CPS says at one point, officers were responding to a crash every four minutes.They say drivers should give themselves more time and more space during their morning commute.Highways to the west of the city were also in bad shape, with black ice and poor visibility causing poor driving conditions. Trending Now Dry shampoo recall: More than 100 injuries reported in Canada so far ...